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Term 3 Week 5 2021

From the Principal

Dear St Michael’s College Community,

Feast of the Assumption
Last Sunday, 15 August was the Feast of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, when according to Catholic faith, the Holy Mother, “having completed her course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory”. One of our most popular Catholic Prayers relates to Mary and starts with “Hail Mary, Full of Grace…”. Mary is a model to many and her human qualities are absolutely relatable today.

A recent Lasallian reflection asked this question: “Who do you know, whose presence fills you with so much happiness, that upon greeting them, you are immediately filled with a sense of awe and an awareness that you are with someone very special? Furthermore, how do we honour those special people in our own lives who are models to us of wisdom and care and grace?”

As we are well aware, recent events, including COVID and loss have reinforced with us all the importance of relationships and connections and the Feast of the Assumption serves to remind us that we ourselves are blessed to have among us and in our own lives people so full of grace that their lives and actions are a revelation of God’s living presence. Now is a good time to let them know how much their presence means to you.

Catholic Schools’ Music Festival
Students at St Michael’s are encouraged to build strong relationships, value each individual, explore their curiosities and take on challenges to fully realise their potential. The Arts is a wonderful way to achieve this, as it brings community together, lifelong friendships are formed, and creative risks are taken to develop confidence, skills and abilities.

The Catholic Schools Music Festival is an annual event that epitomises these aspirations and showcases the amazing depth and array of musical talent of students in Catholic schools across South Australia. St Michael’s has long been an integral contributor to the festival and will again be part of this year’s event at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre. In addition to the Primary Campus being part of the Festival Choir on Monday night 20 September, a number of Secondary Campus ensembles and soloists have auditioned successfully and will be performing as follows:

Big Band 1 (Monday 20 September); Max Pook-Kathriner (sax) and Harriet McClure (piano) (Tuesday 21 and Thursday 23 September); Senior Jazz Band (Tuesday 21 September); and the Combined Secondary Boys Vocal Ensemble, who will perform each night along with the Festival Choir (SMC has eight boys participating in this ensemble gathered from various Catholic schools).

Congratulations and best wishes to the student performers from all of our Catholic schools, as well as the many school staff who are helping to prepare them. We are particularly proud of the St Michael’s College contingent whose performances will be instrumental to the success of each evening. I hope that all those able to attend enjoy the festival as much as I do each year.

Trinity Intercol
Each year in August, St Michael’s and Trinity come together in a spirit of collegiality to compete in open sports for the final games of the season.

This week’s Intercol was a tremendous example of talent and dedication of our young people, with the approach to all matches being ‘hard, but fair’. I would like to thank the staff and coaches of both College’s and particularly the students for engaging with a spirit that they all should be immensely proud of.

Kind regards,

John Foley
Principal

Weekly Communication and Important Dates

Weekly Communication and Important Dates

IMPORTANT DATES

24 August
Year 10 (Year 11, 2022) Counselling. NO YEAR 10 CLASSES.

27 August
Year 12 Seminar Day

9 September
Warming Minds, Warming Hearts fundraiser:
Guernsey and Jersey Day (Primary Campus)
Beanie, Scarf and Sock Day (Secondary Campus)

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Primary Campus

NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK

This year, the school theme for National Science Week is ‘Food: Different By Design’.  if there is anything our students like it’s the opportunity for any food related learning!

We are fortunate that there is always something growing at our school due to the work of Mrs Robyn Palmer and the Garden team. So here is a quick snapshot of how our youngest learners delved into the world of science and food this week.

Firstly, the Lasallian STARS worked together and gathered veggies to make a salad. The carrots were particularly crazy but that’s organic gardening for you. Each student then actually ate the salad that they created with the help of their teachers and Robyn. The STARS designed their own meal in keeping with the theme of the Science week.

And now to potatoes with the Receptions! The ones in our garden were not quite ready so Ms Gaffney organised a purchase from Farmer Tim. These potatoes were then designed into wedges, cooked in the oven and again consumed with delight! Some potatoes were also used in a design challenge for print making and we look forward to seeing the final product as part of our Book Week challenge.

Australia is a leader in food production, and it is science that can supercharge our food future. Much research is underway regarding Indigenous foods and how we can take lessons from the world’s oldest living culture and therefore the most successful in order to inform the future. Year 4 students travel to Monarto on Friday to take part in planting some special crops and we look forward to what they learn from this unique experience.

Innovation comes as part of problem solving and to be a good problem solver you need a growth mindset. We were fortunate that World of Maths came to school this week where students from Reception to Year 6 were able to interact with an array of problems that used many mathematical concepts and developed their problem-solving muscles.

Mr Becker also ran an open workshop at lunchtime and though it was not food related it was design related and students designed and made balloon cars and much fun was had.

Throughout the week there have been many learning opportunities associated with the Science Week theme. Below are a few school in action snapshots.

Ms Joanne Gilmore, Director of Teaching and Learning

Secondary Campus

GET TO KNOW OUR COLLEGE LEADERS
NATIONAL SCIENCE WEEK

This week students and staff at the College celebrated National Science Week. This year’s theme was ‘Food: Different by Design’. This theme opened the opportunity for students to explore the importance of sustainable food futures. St Michael’s College is fortunate to have a group of dedicated staff and students who have done amazing work in developing our sustainable garden. During this week’s Science lessons, a range of Year 7 classes visited the garden where Mrs Robyn Palmer presented tours and explained how the College is currently producing sustainable foods. Students learnt how the Eco Squad uses organic waste from around the school to create compost. This compost is then used in the garden to give nutrients to the vegetables they grow. Students were excited to learn that the Secondary Campus will soon be home to some chickens!

Students also participated in an activity in the garden where they created their own Wicking Beds. These Wicking Beds were cleverly designed using styrofoam boxes that would normally end up in land fill – a great idea to try at home. Students then planted their own vegetables/herbs in the beds. These veggies will later be used in our food technology classes. Whilst in the garden students also had the opportunity to collect a variety of seeds to bring home and plant for themselves.

Throughout the week a range of other activities took place. Each morning Pastoral Classes participated in the Science Quiz which challenged students to test their scientific knowledge. On Monday, all Year 7 and 8 students were entertained by a show presented by SciWorld. Students learnt about Chemistry, Energy and Forces during the show which involved fire and explosions!

Students were also treated to a range of fun Science activities at break times. On Monday, some future astronauts fired rockets on the oval whilst other students preferred something a little sweeter where they made their own sherbet on Wednesday. It was fantastic to see so many different students getting involved in the activities and enjoying Science Week!

Thank you to all the staff who volunteered their time to assist during the week!

Mr Jack Alberton, Acting Head of Department – Science

YEAR 10 RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS (RAK)

During Term 3, each Year 10 pastoral class decided to come together to do a Random Act of Kindness (RAK) for our community. Ms Morcom’s class had a class lunch and donated the money raised to charity. They will also be writing positive notes and handing them out to our community. Mr Burns’ class have written “Notes of Kindness” to each other, and Ms Finlay and Mr Hanley’s class wrote a letter to a student and their family who had gone through a difficult time and wished them all the best and for the return of the student to College. Mr Winston’s class gave out positive affirmations and Mr Karnas’ class handed out lollipops with notes of positivity attached to them. The response from students was noted by Year 10 student Vanessa Campanale who assisted with the RAKs:

“During Term 3, the Year 10 pastoral classes were asked to show Random Acts of Kindness. 10PC-05 decided to hand out lollipops with positive inspirational messages attached to them such as, “a positive mindset brings positive things”, “miracles happen to those who believe in them”, and “don’t be afraid to dream big”. The reactions from students was great, they were smiling, thankful, appreciative, and said it made a positive impact to their day. This teaches students to always be kind to everyone they come across, even if you don’t know them”. 

We look forward to the next five weeks of RAKs and letting our community know that we value and care for them.

Mr Andrew Spencer, Year 10 Director and Indigenous Coordinator

YEARS 7-9 LEARNING AND WELLBEING CHARACTER STRENGTH FOCUS

Week 5: Judgement

As I mentioned in an earlier article this year, judgement or open-mindedness is a strength which can help us know ourselves and others better and see the world through a lens which is less likely to be affected by bias. Usually when we are more open-minded, we are less likely to make decisions that become regrets later, because we consider all aspects of the situation and evaluate our attitudes carefully. We become more empowered critical thinkers and can challenge our own assumptions in a way that promotes our own growth as people.

The skill of listening effectively – being open-minded- and delivering practical advice can be so very helpful, especially amongst friends. As a result, judgement does help us to develop meaningful and lasting relationships, and we know how important this is to our health and wellbeing.

Science also evidences that as a strength, open-mindedness or judgement can be developed and improved. When we’re confronted with a new situation and need to make a decision or take a stance, our brains scan our memory for relevant information so that we can respond appropriately. This isn’t always the most productive approach. When we jump to conclusions, we can get stuck on one idea, or point of view and fail to consider alternative information that might just be helpful; as though we are wearing blinkers. In times of change (most days at the moment) using judgement can be helpful as it enables us to see beyond our preconceived ideas, and helps us to make decisions more effectively, being mindful of the influence of the manipulation that can exist across a range of communication mechanisms.

When we consider our collective and individual history, we notice that events can be viewed with a stronger open mind; stronger judgement. By being open to understanding the range of perspectives that have shaped people’s lives in the past, we can understand conflicting beliefs and ideologies, which is sometimes referred to as historical empathy. The Australian Curriculum affirms that such opportunities for development can nurture empathy which “promotes deeper understanding of ‘difference’ in the past and – where appropriate –tolerance and acceptance in the present”. Perhaps this might just help us, as people, to avoid repeating mistakes of the past; and position us better to move forward in hope and harmony.

At SMC this week, there have been many opportunities for students to develop stronger judgement, both in and out of class. One example is adjusting to different and new ‘normals’. Our adjustment to wearing masks and our consideration around disposing of them correctly is an important issue. Whilst wearing a mask is not always comfortable or convenient, we can adjust our thinking by reflecting on the hardships in other parts of our country and the world, so as to broaden our worldview. By reflecting on the long-term damage that incorrect disposal of disposable masks can cause to wildlife and the environment for decades, we can also dispose of our masks mindfully to minimize future impact.

Another example where students have had the chance to practice judgement was Wild Wednesday Lunch. Students present from Year 7-9 were privileged to listen to the life experiences of our guests in pursuing their dreams. This week we had two special guests Warren Tredrea (former AFL footballer and Sports Presenter) and Marlie Fiegert (Year 10 student and Port Adelaide Academy player), who shared a lot of interesting advice. Both Marlie and Warren, despite the different stages of their respective careers, spoke of the love they both share for the game, and the view that in life we just have to do our best, in whatever we do. If we just strive to be the best we can be, opportunities will abound.

As we are aware, in coming weeks students will also be making decisions around their subject choices for next year. Though Year 8 and 9 can seem a long way from Year 12 and post high school life, the impact of choices at this age can be significant. This is a perfect example of when judgement can be useful, as these decisions, which seem simple, can alter the direction of students’ sails in a big way!

In summary, if we take some time to be curious and reflect on our beliefs and worldview including what experiences have shaped them and consider with an open mind the perspectives of others, judgement can lead to more effective decision making, problem solving and stronger interpersonal relationships, all of which benefit the broader community.

The use of judgement can empower us to better know, value and care for each other across time and space, can support us in celebrating the uniqueness of each person and help us to be stronger learners and leaders for the world.

Wishing us all a healthy and happy Week 5 (Week 6, literally around the corner!)

Mrs Tonia Carfora, Year 7-9 Learning and Wellbeing Initiatives Leader

Year 7-9 students at ‘Wild Wednesday Lunch’ with College Co-Captain, Sam Hornibrook, and special guest, Warren Tredrea.

Careers and VET Services

OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS INTERESTED IN STEM, SCIENCE AND SPACE

SA Space School Year 10 Camp
The SA Space School Camp will be held in the 2021 October school holidays. This 4-day residential camp includes students being involved in microgravity and astronomy investigations, building and launching rockets at Hamilton Secondary College Space School, undertaking a full day ‘Mission to Mars’ at the Hamilton Space Science Centre, a tour of the new Space Discovery Centre at Lot Fourteen as well as visiting many other space research and industry groups. Click here to find out how to apply. Please note there will not be any St Michael’s staff attending this “camp” so it will be individual families to make their own assessment about suitability etc. Applications close 31 August 2021.

Mission Discovery Adelaide Camp
For students who have been inspired by attending the SA School Space Camp previously and/or have saved up to go overseas to the NASA Space Camps in Alabama, there is now an alternative in Adelaide. Running for the first time in January 2022 and open to all 14 to 18 years olds, this Mission Discovery Adelaide” camp will be based at St Peter’s College, Adelaide with a NASA astronaut and a host of world renowned scientists. The camp has an overall mission of working in a team under the guidance of NASA astronauts and top scientists to design an experiment destined for the International Space Station (ISS). At the end of the week camp judges will pick the best experimental idea which will be built by King’s College London, launched to the ISS, and carried out in space by the astronauts aboard the station. Please be aware it is very expensive at $1800 and is family funded. Click here to find out more.

Opportunities in the Space Industry
‘Your Voice, Your Future in the Space Industry’: Check out this video from Defence SA’s #SAYouthWeek series featuring South Australian Space Industry Centre’s Director, Space Darin Lovett as he goes through the universe of opportunities available to young people seeking a career in #SouthAustralia’s #SpaceIndustry! Click here to watch the video.

STEM FastTrack
This year STEM FastTrack will be holding its first ever summit!

The ESTEAM summit is a competition where the brightest young minds around the state come up with solutions to the worlds’ problems using entrepreneurship, science, technology, engineering, arts/design, and mathematics (ESTEAM). You can register as an individual or as a team.

The competition is broken into two parts:

  1. Students identify a problem in one or multiple given topics (space, cyber security, artificial intelligence, pandemic, environment), before researching and coming up with a solution using one of the given focus areas (ESTEAM). Students will then present their solution as a video, TikTok, short essay or infographic. Students can work in groups of up to three people.
  2. Our judges will select the most impressive submissions to present their findings in front of a panel like shark tank. The top five solutions will be invited to the summit event to present their solutions in front of the panel, for the chance to win. Entries are now open and are due 14 October 2021 at 5:00 pm (1700).

Entries can be sent via email or by tagging ESTEAM on TikTok: @esteamsummit, #esteamsummit

Click here for more information on how to enter. Click here for general information regarding STEM FastTrack.

YEAR 11 STUDENTS SUBJECT SELECTION for YEAR 12 2022

We hope students have made good use of their Subject Selection package resources. Whilst the due date to lodge preferences is this Monday 23 August, and the due date to hand up forms is Wednesday 25 August, careers counsellors are still taking appointments right through to the Subject Counselling Day on Thursday 26 August.

It is very important students complete ‘Jobs and Courses of Interest’ on the front page of the form so that their allocated subject counsellor has time to go over this prior to the subject counselling session on Thursday 2 September.

When selecting subjects, students should check the ‘assumed knowledge subjects’ for each subject. If a student is listing a subject for which they have not met the assumed knowledge for, they should be approaching the Head of Department to discuss this before attending the subject counselling appointment. We encourage students to ask their Semester 1 teachers what they entered as recommendations for 2022.

A reminder for students contemplating a VET Certificate course that it is not advisable to undertake this and to aim for a competitive ATAR if the course takes you out of school for a full day per week.

Given the opportunity for individual appointments is quite tight and counsellors are not generally free to take direct phone calls, we welcome any email questions: rose.coorey@smc.sa.edu.au and anthony.vizaniaris@smc.sa.edu.au. For Vocational Education questions, please contact kevin.woolford@smc.sa.edu.au

YEAR 12 UPDATE

A SEQTA direct message was sent to students and parents/caregivers during the week reminding students of the critical two step deadline to be eligible for a University of Adelaide Year 11 conditional offer. The deadline to complete these two steps is this coming Tuesday, 24 August at 5:00 pm. We are running a step by step session on Monday at 1:30pm in the LEC for students who need help meeting this deadline.

The email also had updates on opportunities of Traineeships and Apprenticeships that are being advertised now for 2022. It is very important students are checking SEQTA direct messages as once a week we are sending important updates.

Students also received an email recently regarding specific details about the grounds for ‘Individual Equity Bonus Points’ through SATAC. Individual Equity Bonus Points clarification “Means Tested Centrelink Number”. There are various categories within Centrelink which meet the eligibility requirement to apply for the five bonus points. Please click here for more information.

FLINDERS UNITEST

Year 12 students who are planning on applying for a course at Flinders University in 2022 may be interested in sitting the Flinders uniTEST.

The uniTEST is a 95-question multiple choice aptitude test looking at Quantitative Reasoning, Critical Reasoning, and Verbal Plausible Reasoning. The test takes approximately 2.5 hours to complete and is found to be difficult.

SELECTION PROCESS
Flinders University will select applicants based on both their Year 12 results (60% weighting toward the Selection Rank ATAR) and uniTEST results (40%).

In 2022, Flinders will also consider applicants based on their uniTEST results (100%) as a standalone entry score (subject to SACE completion and any course pre-requisites or specific admissions requirements).

It’s free to sit, and even if you don’t do that well in the test you will not be disadvantaged as it will then only take your ATAR if that’s the better option. This is just another opportunity to gain some valuable exam and online aptitude testing skills for future employment.

uniTEST results can be used for all undergraduate Flinders Courses except the Bachelor of Clinical Science/Doctor of Medicine. You will still need to apply for your course via http://www.satac.edu.au/ by 30 September.

Further information on the uniTEST can be found by clicking here. You can download some sample questions by clicking here.

We are scheduled to sit the Flinders uniTest on Friday 10 September 2021 (Term 3, Week 8) here at school.

Time: 12:45 pm – 3:30 pm (If you complete the test before the allocated time, you are free to leave).

Students must arrive by 12:45 pm to login prior to a 1:00 pm start (You will receive your login details when you arrive).

Where: Computer Rooms 26 and 27

If you’re interested in sitting the uniTest, please email Mrs Tidd at nikki.tidd@smc.sa.edu.au the following details in bold by no later than 4:00 pm Friday 27 August 2021 (end of Week 6).

  • Name
  • Personal Email – This needs to be a non-school email as all school emails will be wiped from the network at the end of the year. Please note: if you are creating a personal email address, please do not use symbols like underscores or hyphens. Try to keep it as professional as possible.
  • SATAC Application Number – If you have already submitted a uni application through SATAC
  • Postal Address
  • Date of Birth
  • Student mobile number

This information will be forwarded to Flinders University and ACER who administer the test (these details are required for us to obtain login details for you).

UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS

UNISA MAGILL CAMPUS OPEN DAY
This coming Wednesday 25 August from 4:00 pm, the Uni SA Magill Campus will be holding tours and sessions. The courses covered are Creative Tour (Film & Television, Journalism, Communication and Media, and Creative Industries), Social Work, Psychology, Education and Bachelor of Arts. You must register in advance if you wish to attend. Click here for more information.

FLINDERS UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS
Online Sessions:
Tuesday 24 August: Engineering, Computer Science and IT, Bachelor of Arts and Languages
Thursday 26 August: Sport Outdoor Ed, Education, Social Work and Psychology

Click here for more information and to register.

CHARLES DARWIN UNIVERSITY OPEN DAYS
Rolling virtual open events will be held from Monday 6 September. Click here for more information.

Ms Rose Coorey and Mr Anthony Vizaniaris, Careers Counsellors

Co-curricular

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TRINITY INTERCOL 2021

Each year, the winter school sport season concludes with St Michael’s and Trinity coming together in the spirit of collegiality to compete in girls’ and boys’ open sports. This week’s Intercol was a tremendous example of sportsmanship and community.

The Year 7 Football teams took the field on Monday afternoon to kick off the week. The 7A team had a great win, which was a fantastic way to finish the season. The boys led from start to finish and never looked like losing. A strong team performance again showed why this team has had so much success this year. The way this group has grown as a team not only in the football they played but also the bond they have created as a whole group in both Year 7 teams has been pivotal to their undefeated season.

The 7B Football had a thrilling game of football to end their season. The boys were flat in the first half and looked a bit out of it. They then managed to turn things around in the third quarter and had a solid lead by three quarter time. To Trinity’s credit, they came back strongly at the end of the fourth quarter, but they were fortunate enough to hang on to a great win. Incredible scenes at the end of the game with both teams believing they had secured the win, the SMC boys roared with celebration after the final score was confirmed! Well done to the boys on a fantastic season.

The 1st XVIII Football was again a fantastic match with the momentum of the game fluctuating throughout. St Michael’s College dominated the first half to lead by 20 points at half time, but unfortunately getting run over the top of in the second half to go down by 13 points. A gallant effort after a week and season with a lot of high-level football for the group. Well done to Charlie Blair for winning the award for Best Player.

The Open A1 Basketball, as it always is, was a very tough match against arguably the best school basketball team in the state every year. The boys as they always do, put up an incredibly good fight against a strong opposition and never gave up. Well done to Charlie Knowles for winning the award for Best Player.

In week 5 of Term 3, the Open Girls Football Team played three matches. They played their Semi Final knockout round against Marryatville High School and arch rivals Henley High School and also player their Intercol game against Trinity College. The girls played their first game against Henley which was a tough physical encounter in the first half, with the teams only being separated by a point in our favor. In the second half, some slick work up forward from late inclusion Maddison Schwarz and midfielders Tiana Fernandez and Marlie Fiegert allowed us to create a goal buffer going into the last quarter. Isabella Green and Eliza Bok were critical in defense in the last quarter, putting a stop to a couple fast breaks that could have easily resulted in Henley goals. The girls won by four points in what was the best win by the group, this against a very skillful Henley High. After a half an hour break, St Michael’s played Marryatville for a spot in the Grand Final. There were major contributors all around the ground, with no signs of fatigue showing from their tough game that had just finished. It was excellent to see Year 10 students Georgie Blades, Evie Kitschke and Hayley Conlon take another step up over the two games, providing many handball receives off half back and winning some crucial 1v1 contests on the wing. The girls won by 5 goals, securing their spot in the Grand Final for the second year running at Thebarton Oval against Mercedes College on Wednesday 25 August at 1:30pm.

The Open Girls Football Team played their final match for the week against Intercol rivals Trinity College. The girls started strong with 7 goals in the first quarter, backing up their strong performances in the knockout rounds on Monday. Across the game we proved far too strong amassing 15 individual goal kickers in the team. All credit to the girls with the way they shared the ball around, all playing in a variety of positions they have never played before. The girls ran out 140-point victors and will be confident heading into the Grand Final next week. We wish the team good luck and well done thus far on a great season.

Our Open Girls Soccer Team this year was made up of a range of year levels from Year 7 to 12. This was a very physical game from Trinity and our girls were outstanding in keeping the game fair and showing the older, stronger girls how it’s done with a 4-3 win. Congratulations to Year 12 student, Olivia Ravno who won the MVP award and showed great leadership to our young players. Outstanding effort girls!

Our Open A Netball team had an expected hard match against Trinity again this year as Trinity came out very strong all over the court. SMC have recently come off two hard fought games, and were ready and prepared for a tough competition. We matched up well but Trinity’s ability to stay at the task was far greater than ours on the day, however the whole team executed some really good netball. We farewell our Year 12’s (eight out of the team of ten) as this was their final school game. This group has set a great culture for the years to come. Congratulations to Monet Lyle who was named MVP of the match.

The 2nd XVIII Football team have had possibly the most successful season in the entire history of 2nd XVIII Football for St Michael’s College. After finishing the season with a 6-2 record, only losing to college football powerhouses PAC and Sacred Heart, the team headed into the game high on confidence. After an incredibly close and competitive first half the boys were only up by 4 goals and had a real game on their hands. In the second half the team showed why they have been so successful this year and ran over the top to win by 10 goals.

The 1st XI Soccer match in Intercol week is always a close and exciting game. With a mixture of youth and experience the team was confident going into the game after having some success throughout the season. At half time the game was tied 0-0 and another close finish was on the cards. Unfortunately, in the second half, Trinity took control of the game and ended up winners 3-0. Well done to Sebastian Schokman on winning the award for Best Player.

Congratulations to Trinity as overall winners this year, though it was nice for our Open Girls Soccer team to win with a very young group of girls making up our team, including Year 7’s! All teams competed in a positive manner and we congratulate everyone who participated.

A special thank you to the staff and coaches involved as without their help we would not be able to undertake events such as these. Thank you also to the students involved who engage in the event with fantastic spirit. School sport is an important outlet for developing skills, building friendships and creating a sense of community. We are very lucky to have events such as this and it is a pleasure to see the students participate and enjoy the experience.

With most weekly school sport concluding this week, we now look to some of our State Knockout teams who are playing in upcoming finals. Good luck to our Year 7, Year 8/9 and Open Girls Football teams, who are all still involved in these competitions!

Mr Jordan Young, Secondary Co-curricular Coordinator and Mrs Leanne Burton, Girls Co-curricular Officer

NETBALL GRAND FINAL

From the beginning, the 7A1 Netball team were a dominant group that stood out amongst the competition. They started off with a win for their first game and then continued on to defeat each team they came up against. And Grand Final day was no exception! With three weeks off due to COVID and a bye, our last game ended up being one of the best played games we had. The last quarter was controversial, but even with one shooter down the 7A1s pulled through and proved why they were the top team, finishing with a 27-21 win. Congratulations on an undefeated season!

Ms Kate O’Connor, 7A Netball Team Coach