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

 

2019

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

MAKING WAVES

Continuing our exciting sporting news, Tegan Forrest Year 12 has achieved amazing results in karate recently, placing first for female juniors at the Australasian Schools Championships and third for female juniors at the Australian Open Championships. Crystal Edwards Year 10has taken away five medals from the Hancock Prospecting Australian Age Swimming Championships, achieving silver in the 50m and 100m Freestyle, bronze in the 200m Individual Medley and 100m Breaststroke and gold in the Mixed Medley relay team. Lastly, Glenda Morgan Year 12 is working hard at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra on a national training camp!

GROWING CHAMPIONS

Duncraig Secondary rounded off the swimming season yesterday with an impressive performance at the A Division ACC Swimming Carnival! Placing sixth overall as a School, Crystal Edwards (Year 10) broke three ACC records and was the Individual Age Champion for Under 16 Girls, while Tom Anderson (Year 9) took out the Individual Age Champion for Under 15 Boys. Ella Popham (Year 7), Oliver Bridgman (Year 8) and Glenda Morgan (Year 12) also placed in the Top Four for their age groups. Congratulations to all our swimmers!

EN ROUTE TO ROTTO

St Stephen’s School will be well represented at the Rottnest Channel Swim this Saturday, with a group of Secondary students and staff ready to take to the water! Our swimmers will be taking part in teams, duos and even a solo crossing.

Good luck everyone!

Carramar: Byron Kimber (Year 12)
Duncraig: Bree Elliott (Year 11, Duo), Amy Harrison (Year 10, Team), Aidan Naughtin (Year 11, Team), Daniel Papasergio (Year 11, Solo) and Chloe Harrison (Year 12, Team)
Staff: Anna Sergeant, Matt Richmond, Laura Manley (Team), Karry Plummer (Team Paddler)

SWIMMING STAR

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!

ACC Swimming – Inter-School Competition

Dear Parents of Swimmers competing in the Inter-School Competition

At the ACC Council of Principals meeting on the 5th April , we were presented with some background and history on the time frame of the ACC A Division Swimming Carnival. The carnival was originally held on a Friday evening and then in the early 1980’s was moved to an “in school” time model. During the 1980’s and early 1990’s student spectator numbers were very high with the stands usually full, but with very few parents at the carnivals. From the mid 1990’s to the current day, there has been a steady decline in student spectator numbers to the point that most ACC swimming carnivals have few or no student spectators. During the same time period the number of Parent spectators has increased and the overall standard of the meets has improved in terms of swimming and event management.

The ACC Council was then asked to consider undertaking some research with the ACC schools and community to ascertain if the general consensus is that we should consider moving the A Division Swimming Carnival back to a twilight/evening event. The purpose being to increase the opportunity for families to attend the carnival and to raise the community profile of our top swimming division.  At this point in time there is no suggestion to move the other carnival divisions. The move would also allow other divisions opportunity to swim indoors.

Community Survey

The ACC is conducting a “Have Your Say!” survey through social media channels. This is simply to provide a snapshot of community thinking on the suggestion and a rough gauge of interest in making the change. The community survey will be open to anyone to complete. Schools have a part to play in helping the ACC gauge community thoughts on this matter. Should you wish to voice your thoughts, the link to the public survey is below.

ACC Social Media Survey – Twitter, Instagram, Facebook

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/KMH9GVZ

Bruce Titlestad

Head of Secondary School

Abrolhos Islands Expedition

We’ve received some photos from our Marine Biology students who left Perth for their Abrolhos Islands Expedition yesterday, and we’re feeling a bit jealous! Students and staff arrived in Geraldton and have already jumped in the water to practice their new scuba skills. The group will head to the Abrolhos Islands tomorrow to explore the reef.

All Stars!

Following on from our outstanding performance in the recent A Division Carnival, the following have been selected in the ACC All Stars Swim Team:

Crystal Edwards

Eliza Hodder

Lauren Gastevich

Tenzin Pepper

Tom Anderson

Zachary Anderson

The Swimming All Stars Team is an “All ACC” honorary team consisting of the best two performers in each event across all divisions of carnival. In relay events the best four indvidual 50m performers are selected. All students selected in the All Stars team are presented with a badge and certificate of acknowledgment from the ACC. Age champions and record breakers are also acknowledged with a certificate from the ACC. Outstanding students that achieve the feat of All Star selection in the same sport for four years will be eligible to receive ACC Letters.

Matt Richmond

HOLA Health & Physical Education & Teacher of Psychology