Our Fair Go Sports Athletics Carnival took place being a great day enjoyed by all. The final results were:
1st Place: PLENTY 1185
2nd Place: DAREBIN 833
3rd Place: MERRI 693
Ms. Cathleen Zahra – Outdoor, Physical Education & Health Teacher gave the opening speech”
“Welcome to the annual Reservoir High, Fair Go Sport! Athletics Carnival!
I am proud to first and foremost acknowledge the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin nation as the original and enduring owners of the land on which we will spend our day, and pay my respects to elders past, present and emerging. The reason why we do this, is to acknowledge our privilege and the persistent discrimination the traditional owners have faced for over 200 years of their 60,000 year history.
Today is a special day for our school. It’s a day where we come together, united, in health and wellbeing, away from the everyday stresses of school life to have fun with one another. We enjoy this day with our fellow school community and respect, celebrate and learn about the brilliant diversity we are so proud of.
This is also the first year, that we reveal our house mascots –
the green Darebin Turtles,
the blue Merri Koalas and
the red Plenty Eagles!
Designed by the talented Angeline Tunay!
Fair go sport! is an initiative of the Human Rights Commission and the Australian Sports Commission that our school is proud to have been part of since it began in 2010.
11% of Australians identify as part of the LGBTIQA+ community
42% hide their identity at social or community events
50% experience a negative environment at home if they tell their parents about their sexual orientation.
26% are forced out of their homes.
LGBT+ are 3x more likely to experience depression than other students
They are 3x more likely to attempt suicide
80% of homophobic bullying happens at school most of which is reported to occur during sport and PE sessions.
As a PE teacher, I know the benefits sport can provide in your life. It can improve your mental health by reducing stress, improving self-confidence and increasing enjoyment. It can improve your social health by teaching you how to negotiate and work as a team with others and challenging your ability to express emotions in a productive way. As well as improving your physical health and fitness levels, it can help you develop your sense of self, improve your self-discipline and make you feel powerful.
So, today we unite as a school who are proud to recognise, appreciate and respect one another’s differences in a free and safe environment. Please be kind to one another and please compete fairly.
Let the games begin!”