Website updated

The website has finally had its update….

Check out the Gallery page for Bendigo photos

The Energy Breakthrough page for all the information about the Energy Breakthrough and a link to the Energy Breakthrough website

Or the design and construction forum’s where riders are encouraged to post questions, design suggestions or performance reviews in order to make improvements to the performance of the vehicles. There is one forum each for Shazzam, Vanquish and Pushcarts.

Dont forget to sign up for Sunday trainings over the next 5 weeks and also keep an eye out for more information about our trial ‘race’ in the 2nd week of the holidays (Thurs 4/10).

The dates for each student are outlined in the following table:

Vanquish Shazzam
Group 1
26-Aug

16-Sep

30-Sep

       Jett        Kai
       Max     Josh W
      Jazzy         Ed
      Olivia     Jess W
     Jess G     Selena
     Emma
Group 2     Hayden       Mitch
9-Sep

23-Sep

7-Oct

    Callum      Connor
       Mia      Shelby
     Kira G      Aisha
    Caitlyn

Meanwhile training will continue on Tuesday lunchtimes along with Thursday after school for HPV teams and Tuesday before school for pushcart teams.

 

Getting to know the vehicles

We are going to be offering ‘Getting to know the vehicle’ sessions before school on a Thursday each week. These sessions will run from 8:00 am – 8:30 am.
These sessions are not compulsory. The students will have the opportunity to try each of the vehicles and learn some of the features and how they work.
Students will need to bring their helmets to these sessions if they wish to have a ride around the oval.

New era for ‘RACV’ Energy Breakthrough Challenge

Massive news in the world of HPV means that we will need a new name for the program at JPPS. It does NOT change our commitment to running the program and ensuring the kids have the greatest experience of their lives!!! 🙂

After 26 years, the RACV has decided to withdraw from the Energy Breakthrough. The Energy Breakthrough will continue in 2018 and beyond.

Energy Breakthrough starts a new era … without the RACV

Term 2 Begins

Term 2 has begun, and so has the preparations to this years’ challenge.

 

  • Team fitness training will begin next Tuesday (24 April) in the Gym at lunch time. Students should wear a change of clothes and bring a drink bottle with them.
  • Log book checks will be conducted regularly throughout the term and the written test will be held next Friday ( 27 April).
  • We are also planning on having some before school testing days, where the students can come and have a go in the different vehicles. Stay tuned to when this will happen.
  • Soon, the students will be receiving some weekly homework tasks relating to the program.

 

Keep an eye on the calendar for updates on what is happening this term.

Study Information

Hand Books
The handbooks contain vital information every student should know. The following is a guide as to some of the most important information from the handbooks.

Information to focus on includes

  • Dates of the challenge
  • The aims of the program
  • Safety features of your vehicle
  • Safety features of the rider/pusher
  • Classes our teams will be entered in
  • RACV Program Sponsors
  • Explaining the different areas of the program
  • Maximum and minimum riders
  • Percentage breakdown of scores
  • Vehicle handling and training
  • Race durations

The first written test will happen in the first couple of weeks of Term 2.

Meeting, Beep Test and Log Book Check

To All 2018 Students,

Our next RACV meeting will be at recess tomorrow (Tuesday 27th). We will discuss fitness results so far, holiday training, Log Book check and the RACV Handbooks. Meeting will be held in Mr Jenkins room.

A back up Beep test will take place on Wednesday lunch time. If you missed the first one you will be expected to participate OR if you would like to have another go for extra fitness you are also welcome to attend.

Also on Wednesday we will do a 2nd log book check. Make sure your log books are in teh tub on Mr Jenkins desk by close of day Wednesday

RACV Handbooks

The 2018 RACV Handbooks are available to view and download. We will have written tests early next term based on the information in these handbooks. These are another important part of the selection process and the information in these handbooks forms the basis of the presentations and scrutineering that takes place at Maryborough. Download them onto your iPad as you may want to start reading them during silent reading time and reading at home.

There are 3 handbooks:

RACV PartA Handbook is for everyone

RACV PartB_HPV is for those trying our for HPV

RACV-PartB_Pushcarts is for those trying our for Pushcarts

We will have a meeting in the next week to give you more details and some hints about some important aspects and for another Log Book check before the holidays. Details to come!!

Dont forget that we have the Beep Test at lunch time tomorrow (Tuesday 6 March) for all RACV participants.
1:45pm in the gym.
You can have a change of clothes and if so, make sure you are changed and ready to go by 1:45.
You may want to hold off on eating all of your lunch until after the beep test is finished!!!!

ALSO, please note that we have postponed the 30 minute run until Thursday 15 March (as per Mr Zach’s previous post!!) due to school photos this Thursday and next Tuesday morning being the first day after the long weekend.