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#1 SkeptiFERAL

Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:25 PM

Reading about the introduction of the wrist band coding for swimmers vs non at school swimming events got me wondering. Do all ACT schools have swimming lessons? My kids' school does, but it is a non-government school and we pay in our fees.

(The CT article for those who have no idea what I am talking about).

#2 SkeptiFERAL

Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:34 PM

Don't worry, they are not ... just answered my own question ... note to self, Google BEFORE starting a thread Tounge1.gif
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2012-10-23/push...wimming/4328386

How many of your children's school have swimming lessons?

#3 brazen

Posted 01 December 2012 - 04:35 PM

i'm not sure but our school does for year 3/4 (we have 3/4 composites.

however as of this year they changed it so only participants can attend swimming carnivals, and no more water fun days sad.gif

#4 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:37 PM

Our school doesn't run lessons & I'm not sure about the testing yet (Weetangera Primary)

Edited by ThatsNotMyName, 03 December 2012 - 12:38 PM.


#5 71Cath

Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:41 PM

Our school doesn't run swimming lessons but we are having the water fun day (Kingsford Smith School)

#6 rob6712col

Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:45 PM

Our school has swimming lessons which we just finished. I think those tests are crazy and so are the ratios.  Currently at the school swimming lessons we had 1:7 with kids who can swim. Not sure what the ratios are for kids who couldn't but they are in very shallow water anyway. K-6 do lessons at our school.  How would they do that testing anyway?

#7 FeralRebelWClaws

Posted 05 December 2012 - 09:31 AM

I am at a high school and currently everyone is up in arms because it looks like lots of schools are pulling out of days at Big Splash because of the new legislation.

Big Splash test all kids before they are allowed to go in anyway (they have to swim across the pool, I believe.) Plus there is no unstructured activites (so they can't just have free time to swim.) Though apparently water slides are structured activites *eyeroll*.

However we've been told it's the schools decision to make and we are still going ahead.

#8 lovingmother

Posted 05 December 2012 - 11:26 AM

Kingsford Smith School Does Run a water safety lessons for Kindergartens and Year ones It go's for two weeks and will take 70 students it's I think $25 - 30 for the two weeks It is run out of Cisac Belconnen.




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