Cross Country

This morning we held our 2020 Cross Country carnival with 288 students competing across the six year groups. In the perfect conditions there were a number of year group records broken, as well as the overall course record being beaten with a time of 13:24.73 by Nick Holmes (Alethea Year 11). First across the line for the girls was Crystal Edwards (Carana Year 11) with a time of 16:50.13.

The overall house results were as follows:

3rd: CARANA 1029 points 

2nd: ALETHEA 1249 points

1st: TIMAE 1276 points.

Congratulations Timae!




Sport Uniform – Footwear

Dear Students/Parents

As we begin a new academic year, this is just a timely reminder about the school sport uniform policy on appropriate footwear.

Please refer to the Uniform section in the Parental Form and Policy Handbook:
“Well supporting sports shoes, cross-training shoes highly recommended (no Dunlop volleys, skate or leisure type shoes permitted).”

Its highly advisable for your child’s development that they wear supportive footwear when they are participating in all aspects of Physical Education.

Currently, shoes such as “Nike Air Force One” (see description below), are not advisable for Physical Education lessons.

“…the Nike Air Force 1 revolutionized the sneaker scene and is now one of the most recognizable and beloved streetwear sneakers around.”

Wearing these types of shoe, that do not provide adequate support during physical activity may cause short/long term injury.

If you have any further questions please consult with either myself or your PE teacher as to what is an appropriate shoe to wear.

Matt Richmond

Head of Learning Area Healh & Physical Education

Pathway to Success


Tegan Forrest – Karate

National Karate Championships 2019

3rd in female Juniors +59kg in the Australian Open championships

1st in female Juniors +59kg in the Australasian Schools championships


Crystal Edwards – Swimming

Hancock Prospecting National Age Swimming championships Adelaide 2019

Silver 50m freestyle (26.06s) & 100m freestyle (56.15s)

Bronze in the 200m Individual medley (2:20:91) & 100m breaststroke (1:12:31)

Gold medal in Mixed Medley relay team.


Tom Anderson -Swimming

Hancock Prospecting National Age Swimming championships -Adelaide 2019

Finalist in both 100m and 200m breaststroke.


Aidan Naughtin – Swimming

Hancock Prospecting National Age Swimming championships -Adelaide 2019

Four personal best times:

200m Backstroke with a 0.85 second PB

400m Freestyle with a  0.95 second PB

800m Freestyle with a 7.16  second PB

50m Backstroke with 0.5 second PB


Eloise Parsons -Athletics

National Athletics championships -Sydney 2019

Bronze Medal – U16 Pole Vault


Glenda Morgan -Water Polo



U18 Club National Championships – Brisbane (January)

Australian Women’s Water Polo League – Sydney (February)

Match v Adelaide Women’s team Adelaide (February).

U21 Australian Women’s Camp -AIS Canberra (May)

Upcoming Events:

In July, there will be an interstate competition between the WA, NSW and QLD institutes (WAIS, NSWIS and QIS). Also in July, Glenda will attend another U21 Australian Women’s Camp. The U21 Junior World Championships begin in late August and end in mid-September. This will be held in the Portuguese island of Madeira, however, probably won’t attend (due to the competition being so close to Mock exams).

There will be another U21 Australian Women’s camp in December, however the dates and location are yet to be confirmed.

Matt Richmond

Head of Learning Area Health & Physical Education


Three athletes were recognised as some of the best in the state at the recent WA State Athletics Championships! Congratulations to Hayden Windsor (Year 7) who achieved bronze in High Jump, Eloise Parsons (Year 9) who was awarded bronze in Pole Vault and Nicholas Holmes (Year 9) who took home a silver medal in the 2000m Steeplechase. Wow!


Just before commencing his final exams, Ben Popham (Year 12) dashed over to Melbourne last weekend for the Swimming Australia 2018 Awards Night. After a stellar year of racing he was awarded the AIS Discovery of the Year Award, and was one of only five swimmers nominated for the Paralympic Program Swimmer of the Year.

Congratulations Ben!

Super Series

A stellar effort by the Year 7s saw success at the Year 7 Super Series Competition last week! 61 students competed in Interschool netball, soccer and basketball games with four wonderful Year 9 and 10 students volunteering to score and umpire. The Girls Basketball team placed third and the Boys Basketball team finished fourth, while the Girls Soccer, Boys Soccer and Girls Netball teams all made the semi-finals!


 2018 has marked another massive year for the Edwards sisters Rachael (Year 12) and Crystal (Year 9), who have continued to make exceptional strides in swimming, cross-country and triathlon competitions across the nation. Though the sisters will no longer be navigating school sport as a pair following Rachael’s recent graduation, it hasn’t stopped their outstanding sporting results from rolling through.

Read more about their achievements here: