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March 19, 2021

We would all agree that the Labour Day long weekend which coincided with International Women’s Day was a welcomed extra day. Returning to face-to-face lessons and a full co-curricular program has required us all to re-adapt and re-build our physical and emotional fitness. Feelings of tiredness at the end of the day and week are very normal and I encourage all our community to make sure our students are maximising their sleep at night. Quality sleep is the key to achieving our best during the day.

In this edition of CamNews articles include summaries and photographs of our International Women’s Day breakfast at CGGS with Lyn Talbot (1983) and Kathy Kaplan from Impact, the Year 10 Days for Girl’s incursion, our magnificent House Dance event, National Day of Action against Bullying and so many other activities in only one fortnight at Senior School.

In the previous edition of CamNews I wrote about the excitement we all experienced at our first House event for the year – the House Athletics Carnival; and in this CamNews it is a pleasure to be able to highlight the return on the first onsite House event since 2019 – the House Dance Competition. On Friday 12 March students from Years 7 – 12, of all dancing abilities took part in either the auditioned Theme section or the all-inclusive Group sections.

A full report is included in this edition of CamNews, however I take this opportunity to thank the very many students and staff who were involved in making this evening so special for our entire CGGS community. Our Head of Drama and Performing Arts, Keira Lyons along with her team of drama staff, Claire Colthup and Sally Oliver supported the House Dance Captains with all their skill development, choreography and organisation. Whilst Kim Perkins, our Head of Media Technologies worked with each of the House Technical Captains and past student Maddy Brake (2019) to teach them the skills required to execute sound and lighting during the performances. Shane Maycock, Deputy Head of Senior School- Co-curricular Programs, along with the House Teachers, Daniel Loff – Lawrence, Asia Kosowski – Schofield, Tom Clark – Singleton and Christa Cook – Taylor, along with many Senior School staff supported and supervised the many rehearsals in the 4 week lead up to the event.

I am always in awe of the House Dance Captains and the amazing dance spectacles that they create year after year, particularly in the short period of time they are given to produce their performances. Many congratulations to the following leaders of the 2021 House Dance competition and to Dance Mentor – Charlotte Kutey for her support of all the House Dance Captains throughout the rehearsals. Also, to Charlotte and Sabrina Renzi, School Drama Captains for their superb hosting of the evening.

 

Lawrence

Dance Captains – Felicity Vanin and Ella Ding

Technical Captains – Anastasia Konstantinou and Jessica Leung

 

Schofield

Dance Captains – Jessica Nguyen and Emily Wu

Technical Captains – Jane Pekin and Kelly Ta

 

Singleton

Dance Captains – Natalie Hudono and Alyssa Wong

Technical Captains – Chloe Chan and Chloe Lindsay

 

Taylor

Dance Captains – Gabrielle Abbott and Natasha Rupar

Technical Captains – Natasha Mak and Lucy Van der Arend

Tonight, we all look forward to welcoming parents to the Senior School for the PFA Welcome event. Please remember to wear your PFA name badge and I know the staff are keen to mingle and chat at this social event.

Warm Regards,

Cathy Poyser
Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School

Parent Education Seminar – Dr Lea Waters

On Tuesday 16 March we were privileged to hear from Professor Lea Waters as part of our Parent Education Seminar series for 2021. Lea’s keynote provided parents with an understanding of how to use a strength-based approach to change the narrative default from one about weaknesses to one that celebrates the potential and existing strengths of children in an ongoing and authentic way. In recognising a child’s innate strengths parents are able to create an environment to support and nurture their children, ultimately breaking down barriers and opening up the dialogue between parents and their children.

Lea also spoke about her extensive research in this area, discussing that a strength-based approach is linked to higher levels of life satisfaction, self-efficacy and positive emotions and lower levels of depression and anxiety. Lea also spent time exploring stress related growth in the context of COVID-19, explaining that when children understand and recognise their strengths, they are better able to cope with challenges including friendship issues, homework and academic stress.

Lea finished her talk with a very powerful quote “where attention goes energy flows” and she encouraged parents to utilise the wealth of resources available on her website to support the conversation and shift the attention to strengths within families for both parents and their children

If you would like to know more about Lea’s work and the range of strength-based parenting resources she has available, you can access them through her website here. The parent resources are located towards the bottom of the page under the “Free Resources” section.

Additional resources that may be of interest to parents include:

Lea’s free Wellbeing resources (20 free activities and videos for parents to do at home with their children)
https://vwb.thinkific.com/courses/visible-wellbeing-fepd

Discount code for parents, with 50% off Lea’s on-line Strength Switch Family Course 
click the ‘Have a Coupon’ button and enter ‘50Off’`

Order Lea’s book
Go to https://www.penguin.com.au/books/the-strength-switch-9781925324426

Buy Lea’s Strength Stars Framework, Strength Stars Cards (3-8 year olds) and Strength for Kids and Teens Cards (9-19 year olds) www.leawaters.com/products

We look forward to seeing parents at our next Education Seminar ‘Sleep and the impact on cognitive performance” on Tuesday 12 May.

Kath Woolcock
Deputy Head of Senior School – Student Wellbeing

National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA)

On Friday 19 March, Australian schools stand united in their communities to join the national conversation to help address bullying. The National Day of Action against Bullying and Violence (NDA) is Australia’s key bullying prevention initiative, connecting schools and communities to find workable solutions to bullying and violence, and where schools are called to imagine a world free from bullying.

Across the school, students were involved in a different activity that raised awareness about bullying, and demonstrated our students’ commitment to taking a stand against all forms of bullying.

In Years 7 – 12 as part of the House Mentoring program, students explored one of three core concepts and strategies to prevent bullying: Calling Out, Words Online and Supporting Others. Year 11 and 12 leaders facilitated conversations that aimed to raise awareness, brainstorms solutions and look at support networks.

To demonstrate CGGS’s commitment, each mentor group also created a banner and took a photo that provided a platform to show our collective support and take action together in recognition that bullying prevention is everyone’s responsibility.

Kath Woolcock
Deputy Head of Senior School – Student Wellbeing

House Dance 2021

Last Friday, Barbara Sutton Hall was thrilled to welcome back live performance in the form of our annual House Dance competition.

For the past 5 weeks, the House Dance Captains have choreographed, encouraged, nurtured and motivated our students back onto their feet and, safely, back into a shared space. This role has been vital to the reparation of incidental attributes – such as passivity and the difficulty to sustain motivation – acquired over the extended and uncertain lock down periods last year.

And what a thrilling event it was. Supported by beautiful, exceptionally rendered lighting designs, created by their Technical Captains, the extraordinary vision of this year’s Captains provided us all with a moment of joyous relief and celebration.

Congratulations to all of the participants – the Camberwell House Spirit is stronger than ever!

To watch the recording of this event and to read the program, click the buttons below.

Award for Best Theme: Schofield House

Award for Best Group A: Singleton House

Award for Best Group B: Singleton House

Award for Best Technical Support: Taylor

Winners of the 2021 House Dance Cup: Singleton

 

Keira Lyons
Head of Drama

Days for Girls

To celebrate International Women’s Day as well as engage in the Year 10 Service Learning focus Global Issues for Women, on Tuesday the Year 10s were able to have an incursion with the team from the Camberwell chapter of Days for Girls (DFG).

This is a partnership that both CGGS and DFG really value and it was wonderful to have the group of skilled volunteers speak with our students about the evolution of the work of Days for Girls and better understand how the kits they create empower girls.

On Tuesday 9 March I was fortunate enough to participate in the Days For Girls initiative. During the session we were able to help create kits to aid women and young girls around the world who don’t have access to sanitary items such as pads, soap, clean underwear etc. There were multiple parts to creating the kits and I was able to be a part of the group threading string through the drawstring bags. Although it seems like such a simple task, talking to some of the DFG representatives whilst helping make the kits was an experience that was really special. I felt a sense of gratitude for the basic sanitary items that we can simply go to the store and buy and overall, really enjoyed being able to help give back days to girls.

Julie Yap
Year 10

Days for Girls was an amazing experience for the Year 10 cohort where we were able to help pack menstrual kits for underprivileged girls who do not have access to those basic necessities. Each group had a different task to do such as folding and packing underwear, stitching and threading drawstrings. I really enjoyed helping with an issue that is so important and needs to be addressed, knowing that it would make someone’s life so much better because they would be able to go to school and do other activities even when they are menstruating.

Haripriya Pathmaraj
Year 10

International Women’s Day – Grand Hyatt

As part of the 2021 International Women’s Day celebrations, together with seven of my Year 11 peers we attended the Alliance of Girls Schools of Australasia (AGSA) at the Grand Hyatt with Rev Helen Creed and Mrs Jane Bergamin.

The speaker at this year’s event was teacher and author Dr Amy Brown.  After completing her own studies, including her PhD at the University of Melbourne, she returned as a teacher of Creative Writing, alongside teaching Literature and Philosophy at Mac Robertson Girls’ High School.  This year she has taken a year of leave to write her second book.

As students at Camberwell, we are privileged, and this can be difficult to understand in conjunction with the universal systemic discrimination of women. The 2021 International Women’s Day breakfast provided an opportunity for a diverse collection of secondary students from all girl’s schools to grapple with this. Dr Brown drew upon the experiences, lives, and words, of women throughout history; all of different backgrounds, lines of employment, and privilege. Poets, philosophers, scientists, politicians, and suffragettes were included, all connected by the shared experience of womanhood.

I, among the other students from our school that attended, were rapt. As we sat on the bus during the return to school, a discussion was opened. Amy’s words struck a chord, she was able to explain experiences, ideas, and emotions that we were all familiar with, but unable to articulate.

“How do you understand your place in the world as someone who both has immense amounts of privilege, yet is still systemically disadvantaged by being a woman?”  Dr Brown answered this question for us, you must be aware, and you must listen.

Olivia Jones

International Women’s Day Breakfast – Impact

On Wednesday 10 March CGGS held its annual International Women’s Day (IWD) Celebration Breakfast. The breakfast forms part of a week of activities at CGGS, that explore the importance of IWD, including its history and how our collective strength can help empower women and enable them to live free from stereotypes, stigma and violence, and with this, move towards a global future that is more sustainable, peaceful and provides opportunities for all.

This year, our guest presenters at the IWD Breakfast were Old Grammarian Lyn Talbot (1983) Board Member of Impact and Kathy Kaplan OAM, Founder and President of Impact https://www.impactforwomen.org.au/.

Impact is a non-profit organisation that is committed to supporting Victorian women and children fleeing extreme violence at home, and sadly, the domestic violence statistics in Australia are very alarming. While Kathy presented some confronting stories and data, she pointed out that it is only when we are “challenged that change occurs” and her call to action for students and staff was to #ChoosetoChallenge and call out the key drivers of domestic violence including rigid gender roles, unequal distribution of power in relationships and victim blaming or situation blaming.

Impact have recently established a student leadership and advocacy program, ImpactChamps, that focuses on education, mentoring, leadership and activism for senior students. Through these key areas, ImpactChamps works with students to provide support, fundraise and awareness raise for those affected by Domestic, Family and Relationship Abuse and Violence, whilst also helping close the gender gap that contributes to its cause.

Over the next few weeks CGGS will be working with Impact to finalise the partnership and we look forward to inviting our senior students to take part in this valuable and meaningful community and service-learning opportunity.

Kath Woolcock
Deputy Head of Senior School – Student Wellbeing

Year 12 Physics Trip to Luna Park

The Year 12 Physics class recently went on a trip to Luna Park in order to consolidate their learning of the first topic on motion. The day was organised by The Victorian Physics Teachers’ network (Vicphys) specifically for Year 12 Physics students from a number of schools throughout Victoria.

At 10:00am we arrived and immediately headed to our first ride called The Enterprise which began moving in a horizontal circle then slowly swung into a vertical one. Our class got to experience circular motion in all forms on this ride and as there were no seatbelts or harnesses we experienced how if your acceleration is greater than that due to gravity, when upside down you will ‘stick’ to your seat.

We then braved the heights of the historic Great Scenic Railway. After a 50-minute wait we finally were able to enjoy a traditional roller coaster that had a great view and allowed us to really feel our apparent weight as we travelled over the dips and humps in the ride. Lunch was also a highlight, tasting Luna Park delicacies such as curly fries and corn dogs. The rest of the day was spent on the other rides and some highlights included watching one classmate spin uncontrollably around in circles on her dodgem car causing a pile up of all the cars and experiencing the forces as we collided with both stationary and moving objects; going on The Pharaoh’s Curse, relying on our thighs and a small bar over them to hold us upside down as the carriage hung in the air. Many different measurements were taken throughout the day so that all of the physics concepts we had learned could be calculated and our experiences on the rides explained.  A final ride on the beautifully restored 1913 Grand Carousel finished our fun and educational day at Luna Park.

Eliza Shrimpton
Year 12

MapIt Competition (Geography) – State Finalist/Top 10 Winner 2020

Since 2019, Year 7 students at CGGS have been entering the MapIt Competition run as a partnership by the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, the Geography Teachers’ Association of Victoria and ESRI.

Students are firstly guided through the process of identifying liveability features in their local neighbourhood as they complete their Liveability Project in Geography. They then apply key Transferable Skills of Critical Thinking and Problem Solving in order to make recommendations to improve their 20 Minute Neighbourhood. Finally, to enter the competition, entrants create a digital map to display their geographic solutions using the ESRI spatial technology mapping software.

We are very proud to once again have a student place in the Top Ten of the state for 2020. Congratulations to Alicia Baik on her exceptional achievement.

Karoline Walter
Head of Geography

Quote from Alicia’s entry:

Residents are frequently elderly, as shown in the map data, and are not able to walk to some specific shops as they are too far away, this is why a pet shop and 7/11 would be handy.

ICAS Piece

The ICAS competition is a school-based competition that students from Australia and international schools sit annually across six subject areas – including Mathematics. ICAS goes beyond the classroom curriculum and focuses on deep subject knowledge and higher order skills such as critical thinking and problem solving.

In this week’s Senior School assembly I was pleased to present two ICAS Medals for Mathematics. These meals recognise the achievement of students who are placed in the top 0.3% of the 2020 worldwide cohort. This is  a truly amazing achievement by these students.

Congratulations to Sunny Sun, ICAS Medal for Year 7 and Shuhan Zeng, ICAS Medal for Year 10.

Anthony Pasinati
Head of Mathematics

Return to Co-Curricular Music

It has been wonderful to see so many enthusiastic students and staff commence participation in a new group or reconnect with the ensembles and choirs on offer in our co-curricular Music programs. The Music Department corridors and rehearsal spaces have been buzzing with creative activity and have come alive with the many and varied ‘sounds of music’. We thank our music staff and Music Captains for encouraging students to participate in a group that is suitable for their instrument and level of skill. Involvement in our Music ensembles and choirs at CGGS continues to grow and go from strength to strength. Students are encouraged to build individual performance skills, explore ways to express their musical interests and nurture partnerships with others in a wide range of contexts.

The Senior Choir recently performed at the International Women’s Day Assembly, where they sang a rendition of Helen Reddy’s ‘I Am Woman’ with much confidence, vigour and musicality. It was inspiring to hear them perform this classic song and see them validate the power of teamwork, through the Performing Arts.

The recent filming day for our virtual tours was a real-world experience that our student musicians actively engaged with. The collaboration between groups was a highlight, with string playing and drumming featured in the recording session.

Student anticipation and excitement is high, as we progress towards House Music auditions. They will take place in Week 8 & 9, alongside our regular rehearsals, and we are looking forward to this much-loved event next term. Our House Music Captains have been working very hard to prepare and arrange their selected repertoire and are immersing themselves in a wide range of creative challenges. The Music Department will also kick off Term 2 with the annual Music Camp, to take place at Camp Manyung in Mount Eliza from Friday 23rd – Sunday 25th April. Students who currently participate in an ensemble or choir are encouraged to attend this fun weekend of music making with our CGGS music ‘family’.

We look forward to seeing you at the next Music event!

Kate Savige and Rohan Mack
Directors of Music

State Library of Victoria Online Excursion

The previous 12 months has seen a rapid change in the way schools can access materials, collections, and expertise from a variety of institutions. Last week, the 9B class was able to benefit from an online excursion with the State Library of Victoria, which virtually introduced items from the Library’s collection into the classroom. Students learned about the history of colonial Victoria, and how to analyse visual images from this period. This experience provides students with deeper knowledge and appreciation for the history of the land that is home to us all.

Last Wednesday, my class and I were lucky enough to have an online excursion with the State Library of Victoria about Colonial Victoria. During this excursion we learnt about Melbourne’s history and how to understand historical evidence. One important person in Melbourne’s history we discussed was John Batman, who is credited as one of the first pioneers of Melbourne, and the history of the Batman Treaty. Another pioneer of early Melbourne we discussed was John Pascoe Fawkner who established Melbourne’s first newspaper and hotel, the suburbs Pascoe Vale and Fawkner were actually named after him. Something that stood out to me was the importance of analysing and interpreting primary sources. As a class we looked at a painting by R. Hofmann of Melbourne in 1836, created after 1838. On the surface it just looked like a painting but from that painting we learnt about the start of infrastructure and agriculture in Melbourne in 1836. Learning about Victoria’s history is important in understanding how Melbourne has changed over time and allows us to recognise our rich history even the mistakes. Mia Paulse

Our Virtual Incursion with the State Library of Victoria last Wednesday was amazing. We studied many different sources that gave an insight into life just after the settlement of the First Fleet and how it shaped our country. We were presented with many questions such as, “what can we learn from this source” and “how might this have effected lives”. A standout for me, was when we were shown two different pictures, side by side, of Melbourne. One was from a few years ago, whilst the other was from around 1836. The differences were spectacular, as you could barely tell that they were the same place, from the city scape, to the barely inhabited land along the Yarra River. This history is relevant to the lives of all Australians, as it is always important to know where you come from. I can’t wait for the next opportunity to participate in one of these events! Emily Price

Last week, Year 9s got the fantastic opportunity to participate in a virtual incursion with the State Library of Victoria. We learnt how to analyse historical images, use historical perspective and discussed the importance of the State Library. Our SLV hosts gave us the chance to examine various historical paintings and spoke about how our modern-day bias can affect the way we viewed the images. Learning how to find a neutral stance when analysing information or artworks, is not only beneficial for our history studies but can be applied to nearly any piece of work we might come across in future. The experience of hearing from professional state librarians was amazing, thank you to Ms Wighton and the State Library of Victoria for putting this together for us!  – Sienna Catalogna

Ian Lyell
Head of History

In Conversation with Annabelle Lee

Last week the Year 9s spent time with old grammarian Annabelle Lee (2015), Shameless podcast producer and journalism student as part of their media investigation unit titled ‘Fake News, Filters, Feeds and Followers’. Annabelle spoke about her perspective on the media industry and the challenges that come with representation, ethics and bias in this field. We spoke about sensationalist media, gender bias, how to deal with generational divide and working through disagreements on key issues. The students posed questions and she spoke candidly about her journey to becoming a podcast producer and writer and gave the Year 9s some advice on how to balance commitments when they finish school. A significant point that resonated with the Year 9s was her discussion about taking time to discover your passions and finding your voice, particularly as a young woman in a fast-paced media landscape.

Below are some reflections from the Year 9 students. 

I found that her coming in as a past student at CGGS was very helpful and interesting. I think that her talking about how she followed her passions and her love of writing was truly inspirational. It was easy to engage with her as she wasn’t talking down to us and it felt like a conversation.

During Annabelle Lee’s conversation, I enjoyed how it was simple, yet inspiring. I’m sure we all learned many things to use in the future. She seems like she’s grown so much while learning through the years and has encouraged us to come out of our shells and to be the person we want to be. But also to use media effectively and to be careful what you trust and what’s reliable. Thank you so much Annabelle.

Listening to Annabelle’s story was quite eye-opening. We learned about the insider life of a journalist and it allowed us to view issues in the media through the eyes of the person writing it, rather than the one consuming it.

Maria Litchfield
English Teacher

2021 Victorian Age Swimming Championships

At the recent 2021 Victorian Age Swimming Championships, the CGGS Aquatic Swim Club had 18 swimmers qualify and represent across a range of age groups in both individual and relay events over 5 days of tough competition.

CGGS Aquatic swimmers performed extremely well, representing in 4 State finals and placing as the 1st and 2nd emergency in 4 additional State finals.

Year 9 student Emily Price competed across 7 events, finishing in 9th place in the final of the Girls 15 years 100 breaststroke and just missed the final of the 15 years 200 breaststroke finishing in 12th place.  Emily secured a place in the 15 years mixed (2 boys / 2 girls) medley relay team that will represent CGGS Aquatic at the upcoming Australian Age Championships to be held on the Gold Coast from 7 – 12 April.

Year 7 student Summer Zhu competed at the meet representing her club, Whitehorse, in the 1 meter springboard, 3 meter springboard and platform diving.  She has shown great commitment to training and should be very proud of winning silver medals in all her events.  Summer performed particularly well in the 1 meter springboard where she received a personal best score for her inward dive tuck. These results have seen Summer qualify to join Emily for the 2021 National Age Championships in both the springboard and platform competition.

Congratulations to Emily and Summer on their achievements, and we wish them well at the upcoming Australian Age Championships.

Peter Kitney
Aquatics Program Manager

Food: Different BY DESIGN

It’s dinner time in the year 2045. What will you have? A beef burger grown in a laboratory or insect protein pasta? And why might you eat these things instead of more traditional foods? Year 8 students are investigating this, and other questions about the future of food, in this year’s Science Talent Search unit, “Food: Different by Design.”

On their excursion to CERES Community Environment Park in Brunswick, our students got their hands dirty as they learned about urban farming, worms and compost and the untapped potential of Australian bush foods. They took action by planting their own seeds to grow vegetables, saltbush or Warrigal greens. Back at school, we followed up with a tasting session of some edible insect products. The barbeque flavoured crickets and mealworm chocolate were big hits!

Food is such an intrinsic part of our lives. These activities help add an extra dimension to our students’ research projects – lived experiences to learn from and to highlight the links between science, food, culture and tradition.

Student Quotes:

“Since I was brought up thinking that insects were bad, disgusting and gross, I was hesitant about tasting the bug food. However, after I tried it, I thought it was really good, it felt filling and I would definitely try it again.”Alicia Baik

“Cricket corn chips? Mealworm chocolate? This was all very strange and new to me, but I think this is a great way to solve food scarcity issues”Rachel Tan

“Even though some of us were not used to the food; statistics show that insect species are low in fat, and high in fibre and minerals. This may be one of the foods we will have for our meals in the future.”Jessie Chen

“Seeing everyone in my class lining up and enjoying such types of food was quite entertaining, peculiar too. Usually these unique types of foods aren’t talked about as much, which is a pity considering how delectable they are, even if you don’t want to admit it.”Hanna Wang

“I found this morning interesting to say the least. I found the foods had quite an acquired taste, they were definitely not my cup of tea. I only tasted one cricket and i didn’t really enjoy it, they had a strange texture with the first flavour being ok but it got worse as you kept chewing.”Sophie Towns

“When I first saw the various edible insects I was bit grossed out and disgusted by the thought of eating crickets and mealworms. However, as I tasted the different snacks, I quite liked the flavour of them as they didn’t taste that different to our normal food that we eat. For example the corn chips with cricket powder in them tasted like normal corn chips.”Aliyana Rajakulendran

“I ate some corn chips and pasta both of which had crickets mixed in. The corn chips tasted pretty good like normal corn chips just a tad plainer and I actually enjoyed them. The pasta however was very garlicky and had a really bad aftertaste. It made my breath smell horrible and I would probably not eat the pasta again.”Amanda Lee

“It was delicious, interesting and fun. I enjoyed eating it as well as watching my friends try new, exotic foods.” – Sarah Chan

Penny Dumsday
Science Teacher

Staff GSV Service Award

While we often acknowledge and present awards to students, we don’t often get the opportunity to celebrate staff achievements. Every year GSV recognise the service of staff and coaches who have contributed to the GSV program for 5, 10 or 15 years.

Today we will be celebrating a staff member who have given 5 years of service to GSV through coaching soccer at CGGS. Shane Maycock has been a passionate soccer coach since arriving at the school in 2015. It is here that Mr Maycock has helped to build the skills and knowledge of his soccer team and has also played an important role in mentoring other soccer coaches and helping out at training sessions whenever possible.

We are very lucky to have Mr Maycock as a passionate and committed coach at our school and we look forward to seeing him out on the soccer pitch again in term 3.

Cathy Gu
CGGS Sport Captain

House Athletics – Year Level Champions

Last week we announced the winning houses of the House Athletics once again congratulations to Lawrence on winning both the overall trophy and the spirit stick. This week, we would like to celebrate the outstanding individual results that were achieved at the carnival.

There were some exceptional performances in the both on the track and field and the following girls should be very proud as they received the Year Level Champion Awards. The year level champions recognise the top 3 students in all year levels from 7-12. This award is calculated by taking the results of 4 individual A events only, and students are required to participate in both track and field events to be eligible for this award.

Year 7

1st – Anika Selvaratnam

2nd – Ruby Edge

3rd – Christina Weickhardt

 

Year 8

1st – Angela Liu

2nd – Atara Paul

3rd – Abigail Lee

 

Year 9

1st – Ashleigh Western

2nd – Emily Price and Sofia Sanfillipo

 

Year 10

1st – Sasha Feldmann

2nd – Maddie Giagoudakis

3rd – Frida Andreasen

 

Year 11

1st – Emma Peak

2nd – Emmelyn Choo-Lambropoulos

3rd – Tina Ma

 

Year 12

1st – Sophia Giagoudakis

2nd – Sarah Stephen and Emily Arvidsson

 

Lauren Law
Head of Sport