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2nd Place for Reho at the WACSSA Cross Country Carnival

On 17 September, the top three male and female runners from Years 2-6 represented Rehoboth at the WACSSA Cross Country Carnival

Although it was a very windy day at Thomas Oval in Medina, we were blessed with blue skies and the sun was shining!

The Year 5-6 students ran 2km and the Year 2-4 students ran 1.5km on a challenging course that included a mix of terrains and a hill climb! There was definitely nervous energy among the students, but each and every one of them harnessed their nerves, gave their best, and earnt valuable points for Rehoboth.

It was wonderful to see the students cheering the runners on during each race and congratulating each other on a race ran well, regardless of where they placed. I was so impressed to see such great sportsmanship being demonstrated. I am extremely proud of every student that ran on the day – well done!

A special mention to the following students on their individual achievements:

Year Student Position
Year 6 Boys Thandolwami Tshuma 1st
Year 4 Girls Ilse Bongers 2nd
Year 2 Boys Liam Waugh 2nd
Year 2 Boys Eli Strahan 3rd
Year 2 Girls Grace Ikwuku 1st

Out of 18 schools competing, I am very happy to announce that Rehoboth came 2nd! What a wonderful achievement and a reflection of the students training and efforts on the day! A big thank you to the parents who brought their children to training before school and to Mrs James and Mrs Bongers for facilitating the training in my absence.

Thank you to Mrs Henderson, Mrs Marmion, Mr Farr (our photographer extraordinaire), and our two parent helpers, Mrs Bongers and Mr Inziria, for all your help and support on the day. And, of course, thank you to all the parents, families, and spectators that came to help cheer on our athletes. You all played a valuable role in helping to make it a fun and successful day!

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