Reception – Year 2/3 – Swimming Program Reminder

Reception-Year 2/3 – Swimming Program

The Department for Education’s water safety program teaches children how to be safe in and around water. The program is part of what children learn about as part of the health and physical education curriculum at school. For primary school aged children, the program is based around children from reception to year 5, learning to swim. Trained instructors from the department are employed to teach children.

As part of this program, children from Reception to year 3 are invited to participate in our annual swimming program, to be held at the SA Aquatic Centre Marion from 29th April to 3rd May 2024.

Students will be travelling to Marion via bus, and lesson times will be the same each of the 5 days.

E24 & A1 – 9:30am – 10:30am – Departing school at 9:00am, returning approx. 11am

D20 & A3 – 10:30am – 11:30am – Departing school at 10:00am, returning approx. 12pm

D21 & E25 – 12:00pm – 1:00pm – Departing school at 11:30am, returning approx. 1:30pm

D22 & A6 – 1:00pm – 2:00pm – Departing school at 12:30pm, returning approx. 2:30pm

Students will need to wear their bathers under their school uniform each day.

Items to take:

  • A light bag to pack belongings
  • School jumper
  • Brush/comb
  • Towel
  • Water bottle
  • School hat
  • Footwear – slides / thongs
  • Underwear
  • Plastic bag for wet clothes
  • Goggles

Please note:

  • All items to be clearly labelled with the student’s name.
  • Valuables are not to be taken to swimming, e.g. mobile phones, money, jewellery etc.
  • Students will need to wear their bathers under their school uniform each day.
  • Students will need to wear normal footwear when arriving at school and will be able to change into their swimming footwear before leaving for their swimming lesson. (except B13 and C14 may wear thongs to school as they are the first group to leave.
  • Photos of students are not to be taken at the pool.

We will be operating under the swimming centre guidelines, which include:

  • Parents who may wish to watch their children’s swimming lessons are able to visit the swimming centre – Reminder, no videos or photos are to be taken.
  • Using the “Get In, Participate, Get Out” procedure, which means students will:
    • Arrive at the centre in bathers, dressing gown /oodie or windcheater etc, thongs or slip on shoes, towel and goggles.
    • Participate – Get out of the pool, go to the change rooms, dry themselves, get dressed and wait to board the bus.


We appreciate parents who have kindly offered to volunteer to support supervision. Thank you.

Kind regards,

Nicky Taylor

Deputy Principal