School Sports

After School Sport Policy

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Many year 4-6 students represent the school at a number of SAPSASA – Primary School Sports events with many chosen to represent Athelstone School at both District and State levels. Traditionally our students are involved in Swimming, Athletics, Cross Country and volleyball carnivals.

More information about school sport can be found on the Department for Education website here

Swimming and Aquatics

Year 6 students participate in the Department for Education Aquatics Program at West Lakes and all R-6 students participate in the Department for Education water safety education program at The ARC in Term 3 of each year. Instruction is provided by qualified instructors at the venues.

Sports Day

An R-6 Sports Day is held annually, it is one of our largest community events and a highlight on the school calendar.

There are four Sports teams at Athelstone School representing four prominent early Athelstone community members:

Amber - Blue
Stephen Amber arrived in Athelstone between 1850 and 1855, his ancestors are prominent in the local community today. Mr Max Amber has a close affinity to Athelstone School. An annual Max Amber award is presented at the Year 6 graduation.
Marchant - Yellow
Mr James Marchant arrived in Athelstone in 1854 and built a store and Post Office on Gorge Road. It still stands today on the corner of Russell Road and Gorge Road.
Lorenz - Red
Mr Albert Edward Lorenz sailed to Australia from Germany with his family in 1874. He was two years old. His father took up gardening and as his sons left school they too took up gardening at Athelstone. Mr Lorenz took an active part in politics sport and church affairs.
Kidman - Green
George Kidman was an early settler, and he built his house near Fifth Creek around 1855. His son Sydney Kidman (later known as Sir Sydney Kidman, The Cattle King) went to school at Athelstone, in a little house by the Torrens, a few hundred yards from Coulls Road.
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