Basketball is a passion most of the students at Salisbury High love to participate in, especially when it comes to playing against other schools. We have attended 2 carnivals over the years, one being held at Pasadena High School and the other at The Gardens Recreation Centre, both these carnivals are for students with disabilities.
The Basketball Carnival at The Gardens Rec Centre is a two-day carnival, which students look forward to each year. This carnival sees schools from near and far participants include Balaklava, Nuriootpa and Gawler. This carnival has approximately 300 players over the two days. Day 1 is minor round games which teams usually get to play at least 3 games and day 2 is finals time. All teams will play in some sort of playoff game for final positions. The A grade is an intense competition but played in great spirit while the B grade is a little less competitive and the C grade teams just have a ball. The atmosphere during the 2 days is amazing and when teams aren’t playing they are forming new friendships with others students. This is a positive way to teach teamwork, social skills and creates positive bonding.
From playing in the basketball carnivals we have had students go on to play basketball in the Ivor Burge teams which represent South Australia at State Championship level.