News » School's Out For Adam LambertLast updated 8:49 AM on 15 February 2018
Former Jindabyne Central School student and local Jindabyne Snowboard Cross athlete Adam Lambert will be making his debut at the 2018 PeyongChang Winter Olympic Games in the Snowboard Cross Men's event Thursday 15th February between 3pm – 6pm.
To show support of this achievement and to make it possible for all teachers and students to attend the NSW Snowboard community fundraising event, at the Jindabyne Bowling Club, the school will be closing at 2:50pm.
The school also encourages parents and students to head to Jindabyne Bowling Club from 3pm to watch the LIVE COVERAGE of the event.
JCS has proudly educated a number of Winter Olympians over the years, however Adam Lambert represents the first Olympian who has attended JCS from Kindergarten through to Year 12.
Adam was a consistent academic student and a popular student among his peers, however sport was his focus. Adam represented JCS at the Interschool's Snowsports competitions throughout his school years and achieved numerous medals.
Adam was a Year 12 Graduate in 2015 and was awarded the Pierre De Coubertin Award that year - in recognition of sporting achievement and demonstration of endeavours which are consistent with the aims of the Olympic movement. Adam has now lived up to that award and achieved the ultimate in sporting success in his selection to the Australian Olympic Team.
JCS are extremely proud.
Adam also gave up his time in Term 4 2017 to run the successful Little Shredders program at JCS that gave the basics of snowboarding to our primary students.
"I still remember the buzz I simply felt when I represented my high school for national athletes back in 2015! To know that the whole of Australia is behind me, cheering me on from across the other side of the world, is remarkable. 12 months ago, I would never have thought I would be here; I wasn't even racing World Cups, so the fact I can say I am at the Olympics, ready to race in the biggest event in my life, is really special. I can't wait," said Adam Lambert.
Where possible can parents arrange to collect children at 2:50pm.
If not possible, please be assured that your child/ren will be supervised until 3:15/3:25pm as normal.
Mr Lester, Ms Southam and Ms Hughes along with other staff will be supervising at school and special arrangements have been made for Kindergarten students.
Buses will also run as normal.
All parents and students are encouraged and WELCOME to attend the LIVE COVERAGE and cheer on Adam at the Jindabyne Bowling Club from 3pm tomorrow Thursday 15 Feb. PARENTS MUST ACCOMPANY CHILDREN.
Channel 7 will be present to do live feeds during the event so let's show the world our support!
NSW Snowboard will also be holding a fundraiser with all proceeds going back to supporting young up and coming NSW Snowboard athletes however parents and students can attend without supporting the fundraising event