Tuesday, April 12, 2016

The Sporty Botz Team

Every lunchtime our faithful, Year 6 sports monitors (called the Sporty Botz), give out gear for any child to play with. Our kids love the opportunity to play with any sports equipment. They make up games with their friends or even use it to practise drills and skills that their coach has taught them. It's a nice way to be active and to have fun with friends at lunchtime.

They give out gear like netballs, rugby balls, basketballs, soccer balls, cricket gear, tennis balls, gutter boards, moon hoppers and hula hoops.

The gear is given out in 2 locations; the Year 1, 2, 3 & 4 children line up by the staff room behind the white fence to borrow gear from the Year 6 monitors while the Year 5, 6, 7 & 8 students collect gear from the sports shed behind the hall from the Year 7 monitors.

After the lunch eating bell has gone, they simply line up and ask politely for something to play with. After they've finished playing with it or when lunchtime ends, they have to return it to the trolleys or to the sports shed.  There are 3 monitors each day with a leader who is in charge of the key & lock up routines. We always have a fourth person as our "back up", reserve in case someone is away.

Our Sporty Botz team meet every fortnight with Miss Va'afusuaga, the sports teacher, for half an hour to chat about how things are going and ways to improve our jobs.

This system has been working well this term with more improvements to make, but we're so thankful that we've got a great team of monitors.

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