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  1. Regional Final Cricket Competition

    November 28, 2013 by rdando

    On Wednesday the 27th of November. The girls again competed and represented our school in the Regional Final in Ballarat. They did really well, however  there were also some very competitive schools. The girls came 4th on percentage and just missed out in the final by 10 runs.

    We are very proud girls!


  2. Awesome efforts by Riley and Will (again)

    October 29, 2013 by mmurnane

    Riley proudly displaying his haul of medals from 2 competitions over the last 2 weeks.

    Congratulations to Riley on his recent success in level 5 state gymnastics competitions in Footscray and BTYC.  Riley placed first and second on pommel; third on horizontal bar; 2 fifths on parallel bars; seventh on floor; fifth on rings and was unplaced on vault. Riley trains once a week at his club, the YMCA in North Geelong and obviously all his hard word has paid off. Well done Riley.

    Will proudly displaying his bronze medal which he earned on the weekend.

    Congratulations to Will on placing third in Kumite at the state titles which were held in Melbourne on Saturday. Will competes at the third kyu and above level with the GKR karate team. Just out of interest, Will’s 2 sisters also competed in this competition with Ali (past pupil) winning a gold and silver medal for her efforts and Bella (year 2) winning a silver medal at her level. This is not a family to be messed with! Congratulations to all the Marshall children.

  3. State qualifiers

    October 21, 2013 by mmurnane

    Maddie and Meg with their medals

    Congratulations to Maddie and Meg, who yesterday competed in the State Gymnastics qualifiers at Waverley Advanced Gymnastics Centre. The girls’ team placed third in the state out of 35 competing teams. Maddie went on to qualify for the Victorian Championships which will be held in Geelong in 3 weeks. Meg narrowly missed out on the same opportunity, but both girls performed incredibly well at this very high level. There were 164 competitors and only 32 gymnasts qualify. Maddie placed 25th and Meg 36th. This is an amazing achievement and we are really proud of their efforts. Congratulations girls and good luck Maddie for the Victorian Championships.

  4. Some more clever girls

    October 18, 2013 by mmurnane

    Chiara with her individual medal and the team trophy

    Congratulations to Chiara who was a member of the Calisthenics team who won the state title for division 9. The team competed against 5 other teams and the competition was tough. Chiara is pictured here with her individual medal and the team trophy.

    Mia with her Regional level gold medals

    Congratulations Mia who placed first in both the 100 m and 200 m sprints at the Regional level athletics competition on Tuesday. Mia now goes on to represent St Therese at the end of October, at state level. Congratulations and good luck for the state titles Mia.

  5. Caitlin returns from her trek in Nepal

    October 8, 2013 by mmurnane

    Cailtin treks in Nepal on PhotoPeach

    During the term 3 holidays, 11 year old Caitlin spent 16 days trekking in Nepal with the 1st Torquay Scout group. Caitlin flew from Melbourne, to Kuala Lumpur and then to Kathmandu. Highlights of her trip included trekking for 10 days to the Annapurna Base Camp, meeting local school children, enjoying the majestic scenery, tasting all the local foods and shopping. She returned tired but extremely happy for the experience and hopes to do something like it again. Congratulations Caity – this is a brilliant effort on your part and we look forward to seeing more of your photos and hearing more of your stories – as the weeks unfold. What an experience.

  6. Gymnastic gold for Elly

    October 8, 2013 by mmurnane

    Elly with her haul of gold medals

    Congratulations are extended to Elly on her 6 gold medal haul in Tasmania at the beginning of the school holidays. Elly competed in the Trans Bass challenge which was held in Hobart. Elly represented Victoria along with 5 other Victorian competitors. The 6 Victorian competitors, were the top 6 gymnasts in level 6 from Victoria. Elly was awarded a gold medal in all her 4 competition events: vault; bars, beam and floor. Elly won another gold medal for her best individual performance overall and then a 6th gold medal for the success of the Victorian team at the competition. We almost needed another student to help her display her 6 gold medals. Congratulations Elly – this is a jaw dropping, outstanding performance and we are really proud of your dedication, commitment and skills. Congratulations also to Elly’s family who support Elly in all her gymnastic pursuits. An outstanding effort Elly.

  7. The brilliant Lorax production

    September 14, 2013 by mmurnane

    The Lorax – excitement before the show on PhotoPeach

    The Lorax performance on PhotoPeach

    WOW! What a treat we had on Thursday when we went across to the hall to see the production of The Lorax – performed brilliantly by the students in years 3 and 4. The story, with a sustainability focus, was amazing. Congratulations to the specialist teachers who have worked so hard this term, to put this production together and congratulations to the students who performed the show so creatively, confidently and with such gorgeous, happy faces. We all walked out of that hall, with smiles on our faces too. Thanks

  8. Gymnastics and netball success

    September 9, 2013 by mmurnane

    Emma W

    Congratulations goes to Emma Walters on her sensational year of netball with Anglesea. Emma, who is 11 years old, has spent the year playing U17 netball and blitzing the competition. Recently Emma was awarded the Dow Educational Scholarship worth $250 for her education. There is only one of these scholarships awarded each year by the Bellarine football / netball league.

    Emma Q and Kiah

    Emma Q and Kiah play U13 div 2 for the Torquay Tigers who compete in the Bellarine netball competition. Yesterday the girls were part of the winning Grand Final team, beating Barwon heads by 1 goal, in a big comeback win. This is a photo of the girls proudly wearing their winning medals.

    Emma Q and Emma W

    Both these talented netballers, have taken out Best and Fairest netball awards for the Bellarine League. Emma Q won B&F for U13, Div 2 and Emma W won the U13 Div 1 award. Congratulations girls. I’m sure these girls will come under the attention of the Vixens as they get older.

    Congratulations again, to Maddie for winning first on vault individually and seventh on beam. Maddie came 7th overall, from a competitors list of 40. Maddie just continues to win medals and awards – a great reward for the hours of practice she puts in. Maddie’s team came first overall for the competition. (Meg had a wedding this weekend or else I’m sure she would be here with medals around her neck too.) Congratulations to all our talented sports students – these awards are fabulous and make us all really proud.

  9. Connor and Pearl

    September 4, 2013 by mmurnane

    Connor and 13 week old Pearl

    We had a surprise visitor this afternoon. Connor’s little 13 week old puppy Pearl, popped in to say hello. Unfortunately, all our students had gone for the day, but she got lots of attention from the teachers who went a little bit gooey over this gorgeous bundle of cuteness. Thanks to Connor’s mum for taking the time to bring Pearl in to see us. She’s just gorgeous Connor.

  10. Home and away – John Marsden

    September 3, 2013 by mmurnane

    During literacy this fortnight, we have been analysing a picture story book titled “HOME AND AWAY”, written by Australian author, John Marsden. The students have been writing some amazing responses to this thought provoking book, which forces the reader to consider the refugee issue, through the eyes of Australian refugees. There are so many responses I could and will share, as they get finished, but I would like to kick it off by sharing this amazing poem which was written by year 5 student Martha. Check out the links after Martha’s poem, to read some more fabulous responses to the issue of regugees in Australia.

    As I walk down the hall I hear

    Where is the apricot yogurt?

    Pack your bags!

    See you dad

    Then bang goes the gun

    And pop goes the bomb

    The war has started

    Screams and sirens shatter our world

    On the boat!

    Get on the boat! cries dad

    It sways from side to side

    Hope is my travelling companion

    A new world

    A fresh start

    But is it?
    Letter to the Prime Minister (whoever that is after Saturday) Paris F
    Home and Away poem – Dylan H
    Tomorrow when the war began Riley B
    Book blurb – Callum
    Home and Away poem Tom G
    Wake up in the morning Bella
    Home and away – a poem Olivia G
    Home and away Diary Charlie
    A diary Mia C

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