This year the Immanuel Gawler Sports Day and Run for Fun Colour Splatacular will be held together on the same day.

Event:         Sports Day / Run for Fun Colour Splatacular

Venue:        Gawler Sport and Community Centre, 7 Nixon Terrace, Gawler

Date:          Friday 22 September 2023

Time:          8.30am arrival time (9.10am start) / 2.00pm dismissal time


The Sports Day is designed to introduce, develop and consolidate student’s fundamental movement skills and build their self-confidence to participate in a wide range of physical activities.  Students are also involved in team games/relays where they learn the skills of teamwork (cooperation and communication).

The Run for Fun Colour Splatacular will be held at the conclusion of Sports Day. As children complete laps of an obstacle course, they will have the option of being splatted with coloured powder and slime on their t-shirts by staff and parent helpers. 


On this very special school day we encourage families to drop-off and pick-up their child(ren) from the Gawler Sport and Community Centre if they are able to, however we understand that this may prove difficult for some families with this whole school event being held off-site and the early dismissal time also creating a challenge for some. Therefore, we will be providing the following to help families out on our special day-

  • a morning bus service from School to the Gawler Sport and Community Centre will be provided for children leaving school at 8.50am sharp
  • an afternoon bus service from the Gawler Sport and Community Centre to School will be provided for children leaving the venue at 2.00pm. These children will participate in a range of ‘winding-down’ activities back at school. IGOSH will operate as normal.

Please respond to the questions below by Tuesday 19 September, so we can plan the bus run accordingly.  


Students are to wear/bring the following-

  • sports uniform (including school hat)
  • arrive wearing A TEAM-COLOURED T-SHIRT (no labels/logos please) is encouraged 
  • pack a PLAIN WHITE T-SHIRT to wear over their team-coloured t-shirt for the COLOUR SPLATACULAR. This is encouraged.
  • team coloured ribbons, socks and streamers are optional
  • coloured hair is permitted but coloured hair sprays must be applied at home.
  • sunblock (extra will be provided throughout the day)
  • backpack with healthy snack, recess and water bottle


There will be NO Subway orders for this week however there will be a $2.50 sausage sizzle offered which students can preorder prior to Sports Day direct through their classroom teacher. 

For families attending there will be a sausage sizzle and egg 'n' bacon sandwiches (cash only) available. We will also have a Coffee Van attend.  

We look forward to a fun and exciting day with a nice change of scenery for all our school children. 


Yours in Sport,   


Richie Cochrane


(PE Coordinator)


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