On Monday and Tuesday, June 7 and 8, the Grade 3 to 7 Tigers participated in their second to last House Event of the school year; The Tiger Trot. The Community Service Captains chose to use this event to raise proceeds for the Salvation Army. The Grade started us off early Monday morning, followed by the Grade 3s, then 4s, and finally our second class of Grade 7s. The energy was high throughout the day as each completed lap earned a point for the respective House. On Tuesday, the Grades 5s and 6s closed out the event in style, burning laps around the school at an unprecedented pace. By the time all was said and done, the Tiger Trot was easily the greatest barn-burner competition of this year. In all, the students ran 1,632 laps of the school, and over $300 was raised for the Salvation Army. Coming in first was the Red House. In second place, losing out by only 1 point, was the Blue House, earning them 40 points, and in third and fourth places, earning 35 points were Yellow and Green House. While this event was a House Competition, we are very proud of all of our participants who lived the school motto “not for ourselves alone” Way to go, Tigers!
As we continue to navigate our way through the school year, we find so many of our House Events and House Games being disrupted, modified, or altogether lost to the misfortune of COVID-19. During Term 2 we cancelled House Games and the Junior School Fun-a-Rama. For both, schedules and Learning Groups proved to be the biggest hurdles, but as the saying goes, “The show must go on!” As a result, our top-flight Junior School House Leaders created a new event, a House Tournament!
For the first House Tournament, we chose Pinball. It is a popular game in PHE, and it is traditionally used as a House Game in Term 1. Last January, over the course of two days, students from Grades 3-7 joined the rest of their Learning Group (grade), and the House Teams battled for 80 minutes in a round-robin tournament. The results of each Grade Level tournament counted towards the final House Tournament results. There was a very impressive display of teamwork and effort from each of the Houses, and in the end, the results were very close.
Final Results from the 2020 Pinball House Tournament:
- 4th – RED
- 3rd – YELLOW
- 2nd – GREEN
- 1st – BLUE
Congratulations to the Blue team for the 2021 Pinball House Tournament victory!
Junior School Athletics Coordinator