Tatachilla Road
PO BOX 175
McLaren Vale  SA  5171

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Tatachilla Swimming Carnival

Wednesday 12th February 2014

The 2014 Swimming Carnival will be held on Wednesday 12th February at the
SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre, Morphett Rd, Oaklands Park. http://www.saaquatic.ymca.org.au

The day will commence at 10:00am and finish at 2:00pm.

Students will be transported via school bus to and from the venue on the day. The Swimming Carnival is treated as a normal compulsory day of school attendance for all the students.

There will be 4 different types of events offered on the day:

Individual Stroke Events

  • 50/100 Metre Individual Stroke Events: The two best male and female freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke swimmers from each age group and each house participate in these events.

Non-Individual  Events

  • Freestyle Relays: For the best 4 males and female swimmers from each house and age group over 50 metres.
  • House Novelty Events: Fun based activities that encourage mass participation and involve team work to succeed.

The carnival is designed so all students have the opportunity to participate and for some, the opportunity to excel in an array of swimming disciplines.

We will be utilising the computer touch pads system at the Aquatic Centre which records the House name, place and time of each individual participant. It will enable everyone to see the results instantly on the big screen and will also allow for a smoothly run Carnival.

This year we will be using the SA Aquatic and Leisure centre for the first time. We will be using the 50m Olympic accredited pool which is a consistent depth of 3 metres. Due to this all House Team Events will be modified accordingly. All participants must be confident in this depth of water.

Parental involvement and support is a great tradition at Tatachilla Lutheran College, in the capacity of officials and back-up timekeepers throughout the day. Please contact Tess McLeod on email tmcleod@tatachilla.sa.edu.au or Jenni Edwards on email  jeedward@tatachilla.sa.edu.au if you think you may be able to offer us your time on the day.

If you have any further questions please contact Tess McLeod or get in touch with your child’s Head of House. Looking forward to a fantastic day, hope to see you there.

Tess McLeod
Sports Coordinator



Sports Offered

Competition level

Tatachilla offers a large variety of competition sporting activites through Knockout competition, SAPSASA and SSSSA.

Below is a list of sports currently available:


Year Level


Year 8-12

Australian Rules Football

Year 8/9, Open




Year 8/9, 10, Open


Year 8/9 & Open



Cross Country



Year 6-12, individual

Ekiden Relay

Year 8-12


Year 8-12.


Year 6-12, individual



Indoor Soccer




Lawn Bowls

Year 8-12

Mountain Biking

Year 8/9, open


Year 8/9, 10, Open


Year 8/9, Open




Year 6/12


Year 8-12

Table Tennis

Year 8/9, Open


Year 8/9, Open and individual

Touch Football

Year 8/9, Open


Year 8/9, Open

For more infomation on SSSSA actiivities visit http://www.decd.sa.gov.au/sport/pages/secondaryschoolsportsa

Junior School

PE enables all students to participate in and enjoy a wide range of sporting activities and games. These games and activities assist students to focus on and develop motor and game skills along with the ability to work cooperatively in teams.

Our PE staff ensure a well rounded PE curriculum is provided to all students in an engaging and enthusiastic way which aims to develop fitness and enhance skills, abilities and love for games and sport.



Hot Shots

MLC Tennis Hot Shots

Tatachilla is proud to be assosciated with the MLC Tennis Hot Shots Program.

MLC Tennis Hot Shots (MLCTHS) is Tennis Australia’s official development program for primary aged children. At the core of MLCTHS is the use of tailored equipment including smaller courts, racquets and low-compression tennis balls. This ensures children are introduced to tennis in an environment that is suited to their age and skill level and makes learning tennis fun and easy.

Smaller courts, racquets and balls that bounce lower make MLC Tennis Hot Shots just right for kids. The program is fun, safe and keeps kids moving whilst teaching them the basic skills that they will use in everyday situations.

Don’t forget the MLC Tennis Hot Shots Kid of the Year award is a competition that could see a student from our school visit the Australian Open and win $5000 in cash as well as a tennis lesson with Program Ambassador Alicia Molik! More information can be found by visiting hotshots.tennis.com.au