West Lakes Regatta for Years 9-12
- Year 9 students arrive at West Lakes at 7am
- Senior Boys arrive at 7am also.
- Year 10 students need to arrive at 8am at West Lakes.
- Senior girls will get a text message from Alex on Friday informing them of their arrival time. If you do not get one, get in touch with Alex!
At Saturday’s regatta we have a Community Lottery book for each rowing student. We would like each rower to sell at least one book of tickets to help fundraise money for our rowing club. These will get handed out Saturday and can be returned to Student Services when all are sold. Proceeds from all ticket sales go directly to the club so we can upgrade our boats (among other things!)
Post School Rowing
At Saturday’s regatta there will be a representative from Adelaide University Boat Club coming to speak with the senior students about rowing after high school. Most people achieve their best results in their late teens/early twenties in the sport of rowing so don’t stop at the end of Year 12.
A Big Welcome to all the Year 8 Rowers
We would like all the Year 8 rowers to please come and help out at our Adelaide High School Regatta next weekend (March 24th) at West Lakes (100 Millitary Road) from 7.30 am.
At our Adelaide High School Regatta (24th March) we would like all (Yr 8 - 12) the rowing families to please bring a salad and/or baked goods to share as we are having a BBQ for sale on the day.
Head of the River
On March 31 we have Head of the River, The Prefects and Staff will be coming along to watch and it will be the biggest, fastest, most exciting regatta of the year. There’s usually a large number of spectators on the lake and the atmosphere is fantastic! There’ll be lots to eat and drink but please do bring along something nice to share (baked good, sweets, savoury, finger food etc).
Head of the River will require everyone to arrive at 7am (parking can be difficult) and the last race will be about 2pm. Students are encouraged to stay until the end to support everyone. Photos will be taken for the yearbook so uniforms need to be tiptop, as does the warm up, racing and organization. We ask that all Year 8 students come to be part of the exciting day and help support out rowers. More details will follow. This is THE event of the year.
April 4 is Open Night at the School. The Rowing Club is in charge of the parking for the night. If you are able to help out please contact the Friends of the Rowers (FoR).
As always we need parents’ support and our parents’ group does an amazing job. If you can help in some way, baking, meeting, parking help, whatever! Please contact Ian Mannix on 0409 610 452; any and all help is appreciated! Remember it’s the little things that make the difference, and if everyone does something small, the overall contribution will be amazing! You might be able to help out professionally too – so if your 9 – 5 work involves skills or equipment that might be of use to the Rowing Club, let us know!
A big thank you again to everyone for all the support and hard work! Only two weeks and three regattas to go, then it’s time to relax and enjoy our end of season dinner. All are welcome - Year 8 rowers and families included. A special Olympic rower will be our guest of honour. Please pay for your tickets at school.
Head Rowing Coach and Coordinator
Adelaide High School