Records broken at Kalamunda SHS new oval

The new track and field at the Kostera Oval for the school sports day.
The new track and field at the Kostera Oval for the school sports day.

WITH the completion of the new oval, Kalamunda Senior High School is now able to use the facility with a full-sized eight-lane 400m athletics track, new long jump pits, new concrete shot putt circles and still have ample space to run other events.

The 2016 Inter-house Athletics Carnival for Kalamunda Senior High School held recently was a great success.

The new facilities helped create a fantastic atmosphere to compete.

It contributed to the performance from students on the day, with several long-standing school records broken, the oldest of which dated back to 1982.

“Setting up the oval, marking the track, staff rosters, programs, relocating the canteen, setting up barbecues and cooking for the masses all took time and effort,” principal Kathy Ritchie said.

“Many people gave of their time, so a special thank you to all of those people who made the day a success.”

The organisation of the carnival was a huge logistical event.

The house Pegasus won both the track and field events and the novelty events held on the day.

Staff, students and volunteers from the P and C came together to make the first carnival on the new oval a memorable day, full of bright colours, fun and games, and some new school records to top it off.

The athletics track and oval upgrade was made possible due to a $2 million investment from the Shire of Kalamunda, along with a $1 million contribution from the State Government.