by Ben Abbott
A big congratulations to all the students who represented the school in the Division Athletics Carnival. There were some fantastic results on the day with Owen Roberts, James Edgar, Isobella Hishongwa-Gibb, Seb Wolff and Lana Roberts winning their respective age group championships. Well done to the 21 students who have progressed to the region championships by winning an event on the day.
State Mountain Bike Orienteering
For the first time we participated in the Victorian Schools Mountain Bike Orienteering championships held at Woodlands Historic Park. A total of nineteen students challenged themselves to find as many controls as they could in their allocated 75 minutes. Students used a map and compass attached to their bikes to find the different controls, with Sacha Martina and Ryley Boyd (Yr 7), Joel Boyle and Taj Cairns (Yr 8) and Milla Key (Yr 10) winning their age categories for the day. Well done to everyone who participated on the day.
Region Cross Country
Congratulations to all the students who participated in Region Cross Country. On a tough track our students produced some sensational results, highlighted by 2nd place results to Sophie Smith and Holly Porter in their respective events. Congratulations to the u14 girls team of Holly Porter, Claudia Dal Pos, Ruby Fraser and Hannah Sertori who won the teams event with all students finishing in the top 15 individually.
Further highlighting an amazing day of results were Isabel Fraser, Alexander Picken and Lachlan Warwick who also finished in the top ten of their events to progress to the state championships.
State Cross Country
Congratulations to all the students who competed in the State Cross Country Championships at Yarra Glen Racecourse on Thursday 14th July. These students were Alexander Picken in the u13 boys event, Claudia Dal Pos, Ruby Fraser, Holly Porter and Hannah Sertori in the u14 girls event, Lachlan Warwick in the under 15 boys event and Isabel Fraser and Sophie Smith in the under 16 girls event. A special mention to Sophie Smith who finished in the top 10 which is an outstanding result.
An extra special congratulations to the Year 8 girls’ team of Claudia, Ruby, Holly and Hannah who as a team came runners up in the state. Well done girls!
A busy term of Inter-School Sport in term 3 saw over 20 teams participating in a variety of sports. Congratulations to the following teams who won their respective days, with some teams progressing to the Eastern Metropolitan Championships; Yr 7 Boys/Mixed Volleyball, Yr 7 Ultimate Frisbee, Yr 8 Boys/Mixed Handball, Year 8 Girls Volleyball, Yr 8 Boys/Mixed Volleyball, Inter Girls Handball and Inter Boys/Mixed Ultimate Frisbee.
Congratulations to our Yr 8 Girls Netball team who won all their pool games at region only to just miss out on a spot in the grand final, going down by 1 goal in the elimination final.
The year 8 Girls AFL team finished off a spectacular run of performances, winning 6 straight games to reach the Region Grand Final. The girls fought hard, succumbing to a very strong Rowville team. Well Done Girls!