Fathers’ Day Breakfast and Footy day

Mark
This morning the Dad’s came to join us for the Fathers’ Day breakfast at school to have a sausage sizzle and hot coffee. We [the kids] mostly played and ate but then we had the raffle. I love the Father’s day breakfast. It’s great that the Dads get to come to school so they can see what is going on.
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Corinne
Footy Day was fun because of the variety of activities that we participated in and I enjoyed them a lt. The longest kick was a challenge but it was great.

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Georgia and Hannah
Today was super good fun. The Dads joined us for breakfast and then we had AFL Football activities during the day. The variety of activities were fun.

James
The footy day activities were really fun and I especially enjoyed the Specky Magee activity. That was where you ran and dived onto the high jump mat and marked the ball.

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Imogen
One of my favourite parts of the day was meeting Darren Jolly, who plays for Collingwood. I got his autograph on my football jumper. I loved dressing up in our favourite teams colours.
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Sam
I am a Sports leader at our school and today we got to run Footy Day. I helped to organise the activities which included longest kick, Specky Magee, handball competition footy relays. I thought that everyone behaved well throughout the activities and demonstrated great skills.
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Darren Jolly

Soccer Finals

Today a team of 14, year 5 and 6 students, eagerly  boarded the bus, to play in the Monash-Waverly Interschool Soccer finals. We played our first game and drew 1:1. The next game was easier, with a win of 8:1, which put us into the Grand Final. The team played really well keeping the score to 0:0 at half time. The other team then scored two quick goals but we fought back just missing 1 goal then scoring 1. The whistle blew and the score was 2:1. It was very close and we were all proud of how well we played.

We were very fortunate to have the support of many parents throughout the day and the fabulous coaching of Fergal O’Farrell, Conor’s Dad, who gave up the last two Friday’s to share his expertise with us.

It was a fantastic achievement for everyone to make it so far in the competition.

Cricket Training

We have been training for a big Cricket Competition, which we will compete in, against other schools tomorrow.
On Friday we had some extra coaching from Rob, who is with Cricket Victoria. It helped us to refine our skills and work with our teams.
We have two boys teams, three girls teams and one mixed. Good Luck to everyone for tomorrow.

Twilight School Sports

Last night there was great excitement, as we all gathered for a big Sports night, at BoxHill Athletics track. All students took part in the 100 metre sprints. It was optional to participate in the 200 metres and there was great excitement when Ngong beat Harry to take home the Principal’s Cup. Harry was successful in the Circular relay just beating Ngong, to claim victory in the last race of the night. The Opening ceremony was fun, as we all marched in, then Danced to to ACDC in “Long way to the Top.”

We all took part in Tabloid sports events, including the discus, shotput, tunnel ball and long jump.

Thanks for all the organisation of the night to Mr Crowe and Mr Campbell. It was a fabulous community event. Well done to the Red Team for winning overall.

Footy Day

Every year, at the end of the Australian Rules Football season, we dress up in our favourite footy clothes for a fun day at school. The last Friday of the season, before the finals begin, also coincides with Father’s Day, so we all arrive at school really early to share breakfast with our Dads.
The teachers get to school even earlier to cook all the bacon, sausages and tomatoes for us to eat. It is a great celebration to share with our Dads.
In the afternoon we all participated in a variety of footy clinics. We practiced handballing, long kicks, running and bouncing and marking the ball.
It was a fabulous day!

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Mini Olympics Day

“What An Awesome Day!” This was the call from many students at the end of today. It was our school olympics day. Each student was allocated to a collaborative group, including a range of ages from prep to grade 6. The groups were then given a country, that was represented at our school. The countries included Vietnam, Great Britain, China, South Africa, Sudan, Ireland, Italy, Greece and of course…Australia. We all dressed in our team colours. After the opening ceremony, which consisted of a torch run to Chariots of Fire, and lighting the cauldron, the Oath was read and the games began.
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The events were:
* High Jump
* Hurdles circuit and basketball
* Rhythmic dancing
* Hockey golf
* Gymnastics
* Frisbee and sack race
* Shot put and bean bag throw
* Long Jump
* Playground obstacle course
Working in groups inspired co-operation, teamwork and fun. The younger students were helped and encouraged by the older students. It was a fabulous day of fun, fitness and frivolity.

Interschool Sports Champions

The nerves and energy levels were high as we boarded the bus, on our way to Knox Athletics track.
All the grade 4, 5 and 6 students were participating in a range of field and track events. We had been practicing every Friday all term so we were keen to test our skills at the huge track.
Everyone did their best and Harry was a star, breaking a 16 year old record in the 100 meter hurdles. We were achieving amazing results in all domains so we knew that it would be a close result in the end.
As the final scores were tallied and read aloud we were in the top 3. Everyone held their breath until the final announcement……we had won! Everyone jumped and screamed and cheered. Two of our captains received the trophy and flag. The team support, encouragement and spirit was commendable from our students. It had been a fabulous day for everyone involved.
by SeniorG