The sun was shining (at 46 degrees in fact!) and the sledging was brutal, it could only mean one thing – an Oz Tag battle between students and teachers was happening!
CSS Teacher Dave Kruger, who organised the event, says the kids were shocked at how much skill the teachers had!
“The excitement and energy displayed by the students before the games really surprised me. The students I think were amazed that teachers actually knew what they were doing and gave them such competitive competition,”
“Mrs Ahern went into the game with a target on her back, but with her two tries she got the job done,”he says.
In the final game, which was a fierce match between the Cuskelly Gang and the All Stars, the teachers took out the title, 5 – 4, all thanks to Mr Beatty’s last play try.
Mr Kruger says the Oz Tag term competition has been a great success and the final games last Thursday really brought the staff and students together.
“Our students have a strong interest in rugby league and loved playing touch league at lunch time. I have had friends back in Brisbane tell me about how much fun Oz Tag is and that rules are more flexible then touch, but there is no tackling,”
“So I brought the concept to the school and with the help of other teachers, started a lunch time competition this term,” says Dave.
A lot of the players in the Oz Tag teams were grade 6’s, who will be leaving CSS to move onto high school, and Mr Kruger wishes them all the best.
“I first met these students when they were in year two, some were even beside my class. I have had lots to do with them this year, mainly organising extra sporting opportunities and activities,”
“I wish them all the best and remind them to be nice to everyone, because you never who’ll be your boss one day,” he says.
A big thank you goes to the Port of Brisbane, Murweh Shire Council, Jana Anderson, Telstra, Charleville Tyre Service and CWAATSICH for their support with getting kids active at Charleville State School in 2015.
For all the photos from the Oz Tag day, take a look at the album below.