Logan City Special School held their annual sports day for the near 270 students and for the first time they were in their new house colours.
This year, the different levels divided into their new sports houses. The four teams included Muni (Pink – Kangaroo), Mibunn (Red – Eagle), Bingin (Blue – Turtle) and Borobi (Orange – Koala).
The cold morning started with the junior school children heading out on the oval to their tents in preparation for their races. The middle and senior school students headed out a little later.
There was a lot of fun had by students and parents alike with all racing with a smile. The parents, teachers and fellow classmates were cheering each other along.
Joining the youngsters and Logan City Special School Principal Steve Roberts was Division Two Councillor Teresa Lane and Treasurer of Australia and federal MP for Rankin, Jim Chalmers.
“It was a wonderful day and amazing place,” said Mr Chalmers.
“This is a magic school and it’s got the most incredible staff.
“I’m proud to be associated with this great local school and commend Steve and his team and all the parents that are here as well and especially the students who are coming at this with their characteristic enthusiasm.
“It was a long week in parliament in Canberra, I had been looking forward to it all week and it was just terrific to see all those smiles and all that fun was great,” said Mr Chalmers.
After a special race for teachers that also included Cr Lane and Mr Chalmers, Principal Roberts said, “The sports day was a great opportunity for the staff, students, and community to come together and enjoy the benefits of sport and physical activity.”
“Theres a lot of planning that goes into the day and so I’d like to acknowledge the efforts of staff in preparing for the day and to thank all the parents and families for taking time to come out and join with us in all the fun.
“Logan City Special School is a terrific community, and we really value the support of not only our parents and carers, but also broader community agencies and its really important that we utilize those partnerships to improve post school outcomes for all of our students.”