Florey House Teams
Florey Primary has four sports teams: Elliott, Cuthbert, Perkins and Fraser.
The four teams are named after some of Australia's most famous Olympic Athletes.
Elliott- Herb Elliott (athletics) won the 1500m at the 1960 Rome Olympics in a world record time and remained unbeaten over 1500m and a mile in his senior career. He is recognised as an Australian living treasure.
Cuthbert- Betty Cuthbert (athletics) won three gold medals at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics- 100m, 200m and 4x100m and also the 400m at the Tokyo Olympics in 1964.
Perkins- Kieran Perkins (swimming) won consecutive 1500m freestyle gold medals at the Barcelona 1992 Olympics and Atlanta 1996 Olympics as well as two silver medals in the 400m (1992) and 1500m (2000).
Fraser- Dawn Fraser (swimming) won the 100m freestyle at three consecutive Olympics (1956, 1960 and 1964) as well as the 4x100m freestyle relay at the 1956 games. She was named Australian of the Year in 1964.
Florey Primary has three major sports carnivals each year- swimming, cross country and athletics. Students participate in their house groups and are encouraged to wear their house colours on the day for team spirit. The house colours are Elliott- Red, Cuthbert- Yellow, Perkins- Blue and Fraser- Green. Students gain points for their house for placing highly as well as for participation and enthusiastic cheering and a trophy is awarded to the winning team.
Each team elects house captains and vice-captains at the start of the year and this provides leadership opportunities for students in year six. Prior to each carnival students from year two to year six attend house meetings where the house captains and vice-captains foster team spirit by leading chants and speaking to their team about active participation on the day.
Students aged eight and over are eligible to be chosen to represent Florey Primary at the Belconnen level in swimming, cross country and athletics. If students are successful at the Belconnen carnival they can then be chosen to represent the Belconnen zone at the ACT level.