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Linden Park Primary School offers a range of Out of Hours School Sport and SAPSASA opportunities for students to enhance their schooling experience.
The school encourages a healthy and active lifestyle and sport is a unique way of contributing to this.
We value the opportunity for ALL students to participate in Out of Hours School Sport, regardless of ability. Out of Hours School Sport provides an opportunity to develop sport, social and leadership skills, friendships, teamwork, patience, self-confidence and discipline.
The Role and Requirements of Out of Hours Sport
The school supports Out of School Hours sporting activities to assist in achieving the above objective. We hope that for students, being part of a school sporting team will:
- assist them in maintaining physical fitness and gaining a healthy attitude towards an active way of life;
- provide them with the opportunity to increase their levels of performance of skills learned;
- instil a sense of commitment – to the team, to practice and to the coach;
- encourage the demonstration of good leadership and fair play;
- generate an appreciation of the benefits of practice; and
- reinforce the virtues of teamwork.
While competitive by nature, school sport in general should also be a satisfying and successful experience for the less competitive student. The level of competition should be appropriate to the age and stage of development of the individual. Most Out of Hours School Sports competitions are not played for trophies and effort is made to have teams of the same level of ability competing against each other. The emphasis is on participation and ensuring that where possible, girls and boys are given equal opportunities to participate.
The Out of Hours Sports Program relies heavily on parents/caregivers to coach, train and manage teams and in certain circumstances officiate activities and the equitable sharing of these small burdens can be the hallmark of a successful student sports experience. We therefore target maximum parental participation and require the nomination of both a coach and team manager before a sporting team can take the field.
2018 Sport & Extra-curricular activity calendar (PDF 300KB)
Sports currently offered at Linden Park
Basketball – boys and girls
Basketball is held year round with summer basketball played during terms 4 and 1 (for Years 2-6) and winter basketball played during terms 2 and 3 (for Years 2-7).
The school enters teams in the Unley Life Be In It competition with games played at Unley High School (22 Kitchener Street, Netherby).
Click here for the Life Be In It website.
Year 2/3’s play on Tuesday afternoons after school, Year 4/5’s play on Wednesday afternoons after school and Year 6/7’s play on Thursday afternoons after school. Games are played at various times between 4pm and 6pm and last 40 minutes. Teams will remain the same for the season, however, the school will try and accommodate new players if spots allow.
Uniform: School singlet supplied to be returned at the end of the season (parents invoiced for unreturned shirts). Black shorts, white sport socks, sneakers.
The school enters teams in the Eastern Districts Netball Association.
Click here for information including fixtures and venues can be found at the Eastern Districts Netball Association website. EDNA applies their own age limits on players with players needing to turn 8 years old in the year after the summer competition starts (term 4) or 8 years old in the year the winter competition is played (terms 2 and 3) to be eligible to play.
The school enters teams in the Netta competition (Years 2/3), Primary competition (Years 4/5) and Sub-Junior competition (Years 6/7). During summer (terms 4 and 1), games are played on Friday nights. Times vary. During winter (terms 2 and 3), games are played on Saturday afternoons. Times vary. Games are not abandoned due to wet weather, although thunder and lightning will be monitored.
Games are played at Emery Road, Campbelltown, Lothian Avenue, Windsor Gardens or Phillis Street, Maylands.
Uniform: School dress supplied to be returned at the end of the season (parents invoiced for unreturned dresses). Socks must be visible and cover the ankle. Black briefs. Bike pants are not permitted without a doctor’s certificate. No jewellery. Maroon tracksuit can be worn, but the dress must be worn over the top.
Kensington District Cricket Club – Primary School Cricket Competition
Click here for information, including fixtures, on the Kensington District Cricket Club website.
The season commences in term 1 and concludes in term 4.
Year 2/3 Kanga Cricket A fast and simple introduction to the game for both boys and girls, with a high emphasis on participation and enjoyment. Games are dual pitch (players always in the action) and are played at Parkinson Oval or Col Waite Oval (Kensington Gardens off The Parade) on Saturday mornings during Term 1 and 4.
Kanga Junior (Year 2) games start at 9:30am and Kanga Senior (Year 3) games start at 8:30am. If a combined Year 2/3 team is formed, the timeslot will depend on the ability of the team to ensure they are in the best competition for the players’ development. Games last approximately 1 hour.
Year 4/5 Junior Cricket Children play modified games (16-20 overs per side, bat in pairs, softer ball, shorter pitch) with the emphasis on participation, skill development and learning the game. Games are played at various Primary Schools in the Kensington zone either on Friday afternoons for Year 4 students from 4pm- 6pm or Saturday mornings for Year 5 students (less modified) from 8.30am-10.30am. If a combined Year 4/5 team is formed, games will be played on Friday afternoons.
Year 6/7 Senior Cricket Advanced games (30 overs per side, hard ball, less modified) for the older children with a high emphasis on skill development and learning the game. Games are played at various Primary Schools in the Kensington zone on Saturday mornings from 8.30am-12pm. Players who show advanced ability in the competition they are playing in can be promoted to a higher level to extend their skills.
Uniform: Year 2/3’s and games played on Friday afternoons wear school uniform, Year 5-7’s playing on Saturday mornings wear cricket whites. Sneakers. Floppy white cricket hat or school hat. Cricket protector box compulsory for all Years 4-7 players. School cricket kit is supplied.
The school plays Years 2-7 soccer in the Eastern Zone Primary Schools Soccer Association (Year 2’s must be turning 8 years of age in the current year). Games are played on Saturday mornings at East Torrens Primary School (Years 2 and 3), East Marden Primary School (Years 4 and 5) and Paradise Primary School (Years 5, 6 and 7). Times vary between 8.30am and 11.30am. Games are not abandoned due to wet weather, although thunder and lightning will be monitored.
Click here for information including fixtures and ground locations on the EZPSSA website
Uniform: School shirt supplied to be returned at the end of the season (parents invoiced for unreturned shirts). Black shorts and maroon socks. Shin guards.
The school plays Year 2/3, Year 4/5 and Year 6/7 AFL Football in the Sturt SASFA competition in terms 2 and 3. Games are modified and played on Saturday mornings at various venues and times around the Sturt SASFA zone. Games are not abandoned due to wet weather, although thunder and lightning will be monitored.
Click here to visit the Saturday School Football – Sturt Zone website.
Uniform: School guernsey supplied to be returned at the end of the season (parents invoiced for unreturned guernsies). Black shorts. Maroon socks. Mouthguard.
EXTERNAL INTRODUCTORY SPORT PROGRAMS – Reception to Year 3
(correct as of 24/1/18, subject to change)
Reception to Year 3 boys and girls can participate in external sport introductory programs.
Please contact the relevant person/company with any questions.
Years 2 and 3 students can be involved if they haven’t played the sport before, would like extra skills practice or are not eligible to play school sport due to their year of birth.
The school encourages students to get a skill foundation in a variety of sports before starting competitive games. These are introductory, fun, skill based programs where the participants learn fundamental movement skills, basic sport specific skills and develop confidence, teamwork, new friendships and social skills.
Ben Johnswood (Taught and Bowled) – 0438 860 048 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Held on Sunday mornings on the school oval adjacent to the gym. 8.30am-9.30am. Two separate 7 week programs run in term 4 of the school year and term 1 of the following year. Option 1 (terms 4 AND 1) is $125 and Option 2 (one term only) is $100.
Register and pay for the Linden Park Primary School centre on the Play Cricket website – click here
Matt Bradley – 0430 230 840 – email@example.com
Held on Wednesday afternoons on the school oval adjacent to the gym. 3.10pm-4pm. 10 week program run during term 2. An extra program may be run over terms 3 and 4. $75 ($25 with the $50 Youth Sport voucher).
Register and pay for the Linden Park Primary School centre on the Auskick website – click here
Adrian Gatto (Simply Football) – 0402 418 580 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Held on Sunday mornings on the school oval adjacent to the gym. 9.30am-10.30am. Two separate 7 week programs run in terms 2 and 4 – FOR YEARS 2 AND 3 ONLY. $84.
Register and pay for the Linden Park Primary School centre on the Simply Football website – click here
Alice Johnswood (Taught and Bowled) – 0412 454 784 – email@example.com
Held on Sunday mornings on the school netball courts adjacent to the gym. 2 time slots available – 8.30am-9.30am or 9.30am-10.30am. Two separate 7 week programs run in terms 2 and 4 – FOR YEARS 2 AND 3 ONLY. $80.
Register and pay for the Linden Park Primary School centre under Netball Coaching on the Taught and Bowled website– click here
Aussie Hoops – click here for their website.
See further information and register and pay on the Aussie Hoops website by finding a location near you.
Josh Gregg – 0427 921 106 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Held year round on Saturday mornings in the school gym. 40 minute sessions between 9am and 11am. Ages 5 and up.
More information can be found on the Tennisphere website – click here
(introduction to a variety of sports and fundamental movement skills) – Ian Barnes – 0439 063 916 – email@example.com
Held year round on Thursday afternoons on the school oval adjacent to the gym. 3.20pm-4.20pm. $90.
Register and pay on the Kelly Sports website – click here
MULTI-SPORT AND MOVEMENT SKILLS PROGRAM
Alice Johnswood (Taught and Bowled) – 0412 454 784 –
Held on Sunday mornings on the school netball courts adjacent to the gym. Two separate 7 week programs run in terms 2 and 4 – FOR RECEPTIONS AND YEAR 1 ONLY. 2 timeslots available – 9am-9.45am or 9.45am-10.30am. $65.
Register and pay under Multi-Sport Programs on the Taught and Bowled website – – click here
Registrations and Payment
In most cases, registrations and payments for Out of Hours School Sport are made online via the Qkr App on your phone or click here to go to the Qkr website store.
Late registrations will be accommodated into a team where possible only if spots are available (that is, teams are not already full). If there are no spots available, players will go onto a wait list. Out of Hours School Sport is ‘user pays’ to ensure the sports are self-funding. Fees are used to cover school and association costs to enter teams and to replenish equipment.
Payments are non-refundable, so please ensure the child is available to play on the required days and times prior to registering.