Cross Country @WPS

26th May

You will have noticed we have started practicing for the School Cross Country during PE lessons this term. Our Cross Country running course is on the school oval, but also running around the outside of the school boundary fence and around the rugby oval adjacent to the school oval. We will have marshals located at various points around the course.

If you have any concerns, please speak with Miss Amber Jaffray prior to the event.


You are invited to attend the Wickham Primary School Cross Country to be held on Wednesday the 26th of May (Week 6). The day will commence at approximately 8:30am near the football goals closest to the school. Students will run in their year group (boys and girls setting off slightly apart).

Please ensure that your child brings the following to school:

  • Hat, drink bottle, and food for the day. The canteen will run as usual on Wednesday.
  • Any medication your child may need, such as epipen or puffer.
  • Students should come to school wearing their faction shirt and running gear including closed-in footwear. Students without proper running shoes will not be allowed to participate due to safety reasons.
    The following race times are all approximate, so please be there earlier to ensure you do not miss your child(ren)’s race.
    8:30am: Pre-Primary: One lap of football oval
    8:50am: Year 1: One lap of football oval including rugby oval
    9:05am: Year 2: As above
    9:20am: Year 3: One lap of the school and then one lap of the football oval
    9:35am: Year 4: As above
    9:50am: Year 5: One lap of the football oval, one lap of the school and then one lap of the football oval
    10:05am: Year 6: As above
    I look forward to seeing as many parents as possible on Wednesday cheering the students on!