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The Rock-itt : August 2010
Newport Public School was the first school in the Peninsula Community of Schools (PCS) to compete in the interschools competition in 2001 with a small team of 3 snowboarders and 2 keen teachers, Mark Tickle and Susan Young (now Susan Tickle). Since then it has grown immensely with a group of dedicated teachers, keen parents and students. These events draw together public, Catholic and systemic schools K - 12 to participate in 7 disciplines. Alpine - Skiers are timed on a modified giant slalom course Skiercross - Skiers are timed on a slope-style course Freestyle Moguls - Skiers are scored on a bumps/jumps course Snowboard Giant Slalom - Boarders are timed on a modified giant slalom course Snowboard Cross - Boarders are timed on a slope-style course Cross Country Freestyle - Raced with skate or classic cross country skis or style with a mass start Cross Country Relay - 3 Person Relay team only event Newport Snowsports has grown substantially over the last 9 years. In 2007 they were awarded Most Outstanding Snowsports School of the Year. Newport has held many State and National Titles in Snowboarding and, more recently, skiing. In 2010 at the Regional Event Newport won many team and individual events with a high proportion of students getting on the Newport Public School 2010 Snowsports team