Parent Bulletin 26
Friday 11 October
WMR Athletics Championships
On the second last day of term 3 Strathmore had 26 students compete at the Western Metro Regional Athletics championships at Keilor. The date also coincided with a student free day back at school due to parent teacher interviews. Despite some team members missing the carnival due to injury or being on the Chisholm and Burnett interstate trips, we were very pleased with the dedication our team members showed to be there.
It was one of our most successful WMR athletics teams in recent history with 12 students qualifying for State championships. Many students picked up medals and achieved personal best performances. It was great to see many students supporting each other and getting to know each other across year levels and teams.
Our stand out performances came from two of our year 8 girls who won 4 events each. Katie Baynes won the 14year old girls long jump, triple jump and high jump events. Amanda Williamson won the 14 girls 100m, 200m, and hurdles. They were also a part of the winning 4 x 100m relay team.
Below is a list of all of our students who will progress to the State championship in early Term 4.
Katie Baynes: 14 girls Long Jump, Triple Jump, High Jump, relay
Amanda Williamson: 14 girls 100m, 200m, hurdles, relay
Ben Williamson: 16 boys hurdles, 200m
Elijah Michael: 18-20 boys 100m, relay
Sam O’Toole: 17 boys Triple jump
Maeve Bousie: 17 girls High jump
Phoenix Davey: 16 boys Long jump
Kayley Kavanagh: 14 girls relay
Charli O’Brian: 14 girls relay
Jed Snowden: 18-20 boys relay
Flynn Christoforou: 18-20 boys relay
Ryan McConnel: 18-20 boys relay
Junior Girls Football Team - Waratah SDS
During term three the junior girls football team made the state final and were supported by students from Waratah Special Development School. The students made banners, waved pom poms in black, green and white and cheered loudly for our girls. They provided the extra bit of motivation our girls needed to fight really hard when the game was on the line in the last quarter.
Our girls were then approached by the students after the game to go and help out with the Specials Schools “Football Day” on the last day of term three. The Strathmore girls were able to teach the students of varying ages and abilities how to kick, mark, handball and run with the ball as well as improved their overall confidence when handling a football.
The day was run with a lot of enthusiasm and laughter and taught our girls some really valuable footballing and life skills. It was great to be able to see the interaction between our students and the students from Waratah and we hope it is a relationship that is continued for years to come.
Burnet Team Camp - Tasmania Tour
On Monday 16th September, 42 intrepid students made their way to Melbourne Airport to embark on a Tasmanian adventure accompanied by four staff for the Burnet team camp 2019. The team set off for Launceston with great expectations for the week ahead. There was a mixture of activities planned and interests were catered for adventure fans, art aficionados, animal lovers and outdoors enthusiasts.
Day one saw us land in Launceston, visit the Marakoopa Caves to check out the glow worm attraction and some inventive artwork with the “town of murals” in Sheffield. The next day we left Launceston after visiting Cataract Gorge – complete with chairlift rides, magnificent peacocks, inquisitive wallabies and a fear-inducing bounce on the swing bride across the gorge.
As we made our way down towards Hobart, we stopped off at the majestic Russell Falls situated in Mt Field National Park and the site of many group shots, selfies and snapchat stories. Once ensconced in our Hobart city accommodation we ventured out for several day tours including an adrenalin filled and mildly soaking jet boat ride on the Huon River, an afternoon spent investigating the wonders of the world famous MONA museum and a visit to Zoo Doo wildlife park where the students and teachers alike were treated to close encounters of the animal kind.
Our last location for the tour was down at historic Port Arthur where we were wowed with ghost stories and tall tales of convict times as well as a boat tour around the Isle of the Dead. We stopped off at the visually pleasing Tessellated Pavement, Tasman’s Arch and the Devil’s Kitchen before flying home to Melbourne after a full, but fun filled week. A HUGE thank you to all the students and staff who made the week run so successfully and enjoyably! Special thanks to Lin Vartan and Matt Whittle for attending the camp and the staff who looked after the Burnet Office in our absence.
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