Friendly Competition

 The Year 7s got a taste of the CAS competition last week, with round robin games of touch rugby, basketball, soccer, cricket and volleyball played against other CAS schools at the Lightning Carnival. Each school hosted a sport and there was lots of fun and healthy competition, with Year 11s completing their Cert II in Sport and Recreation also given opportunity to coach the Year 7 teams.

Year 10 LIFT Week: Elite Sports with Olympian Gemma Hadley

The LIFT Elite Sport year 10 students getting wise words from Gemma Hadley, an Olympic water polo player, as just part of the 2 day program. They also gained experience from elite athletes and coaches (including past students), nutritionists, tours of high performance venues all mixed in with sporting opportunities.

Karry Plummer

Teacher of Science, Health and Physical Education

 

‘When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you.’ – Isaiah 43:2

ACC-C Results

At the ACC Athletics C Division we were placed an agonising 2nd Place by 6 points! It was a fantastic achievement and reflected all the hard work and effort by all students. The Highlights were the Junior Boys taking out the 1st Place trophy in their age group whilst the Junior Girls were runners up by 1 point!!We have built solid foundations and a culture to hopefully build upon this success for next year.

Matt Richmond

HOLA Heath & Physical Education & Teacher of Psychology

‘Similarly, if anyone competes as an athlete, he does not receive the victor’s crown unless he competes according to the rules.’ – Timothy 2:5

ACC C DIVISION INTER SCHOOL ATHLETICS UNDER 13 & UNDER 14

We wish the following students every success in the upcoming event.

Under 13:

Under 14:

“No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.” – Hebrews 12:11-12


Celebrating Sporting Achievements

Duncraig celebrated student sports achievements today in the gym.

Principal Donella Beare and guest speaker Brad Ness presented awards, colours and certificates.

The students enjoyed the talk by Paralympic Brad Ness.

Brad was a sports-mad teenager who excelled in swimming, tennis, hurdles and his favourite code, AFL. As a teenager, he worked as a deckhand aboard a high-speed ferry between Rottnest Island and Fremantle, before losing his leg when he was 18.  Australia chose Brad to be the flag bearer for the 2016 Rio Paralympics opening ceremony. Brad made his Paralympic debut at Sydney 2000 as the Rollers missed the medals, but has been part of remarkable success with the team ever since. A silver medal at Athens 2004 was followed by gold in Beijing four years later, with London 2012 bringing about another silver.

Mr Titlestad, Head of Secondary, closed the assembly with a prayer.

Guests, awardees and parents were then invited to the Community Room for a morning tea.

 

 

Abseiling in Bickley

A group of Year 11s lead by Mr Lickfold went on a abseiling adventure in Bickley today in perfect conditions.

This activity is part of their certificate in outdoor education.

Abseiling is the mastering of all surfaces and the incredibly useful skill of using a rope to get down vertical drops. Practiced on everything from mountains and bridges and even out of helicopters, abseiling lets you descend from great heights at a pace that suits you.

 

Community Service Announcement

Meningitis Centre Australia have been in partnership with the Health Department to create this video about the ACWY vaccine.

The video explains what meningococcal disease is and how quickly you can get it.

There is a roll out program of the vaccine for 15-17 year olds going through the schools now.

Athletics Champion Results 2017

The eagerly awaited results from Tuesday’s Athletic Carnival are here.

Super effort by everyone!

YEAR 7
Runner up Champion
GIRLS Lauren Gallager A 63 Tuscan Gill T 80
BOYS Toby Snook A 79 Christian Dowdeswell A 97
YEAR 8
Runner up Champion
GIRLS Eloise Parsons T 61 Darcie Richards A 76
BOYS Harvey Kemp T 69 Nick Holmes T 102
YEAR 9
Runner up Champion
GIRLS Erryn Sinclair Buckley A 71 Paige Kemp T 90
BOYS Connor Mann C 72 Tai Kirkpatrick T 93
YEAR 10
Runner up Champion
GIRLS Olivia Roberts C 82 Alex Taseff C 96
BOYS Jordan Carter C 58 Chad Williams T 63
YEAR 11
Runner Up Champion
GIRLS Jade Bailey T 72 Caitlin Ribbons T 87
BOYS Campbell Steven T 76 Cooper Winstanley T 95
Year 12
Runner Up Champion
GIRLS

Kara Elliott

Rebecca Melanko

C

T

53

53

Megan Greensmith T 83
BOYS Ethan van Rensburg C 82 Kane Goodyear T 95

 

Athletics Carnival – Joondalup Arena

School sport is an integral part of a child’s development. So many great lessons can be learnt from them participating as an individual or as a team member.  The Athletics Carnival involve a mixture of individual and team events. Some of the events include sprints, relay races, long jump, high jump, tug-a-wars, etc.. By trying a variety of sports, students get the opportunity to see if they are gifted in any particular area – that they may not have known about or enjoyed before.

Apart from the physical benefits of sports carnivals there is also the comradery that is formed by being part of a House – the house colours, the war cries, the house mascots – this builds a feeling of team and community and a little friendly school rivalry!

The house results are as follows:

1st Place: Timae

2nd Place: Alethea

3rd Place: Carana

Congratulations to all students and staff.

Buchanan Cup

Students were involved in the Buchanan Cup at the Perth Hockey Stadium on Tuesday.

Playing teams from across Perth (and beyond), the girls put in a creditable performance in winning one game and also drawing another. The games were keenly-contested and our performances were spirited. The team comprised students from both the Carramar and Duncraig campuses and students ranged from Year 7 to Year 11. As ever, they were a credit to the school.