Are you interested in participating in a Junior Girls Football Academy during the school holidays and to be coached by elite women footballers in the AFLW?
SkyedForSport, run by Bonbeach FC and former VFL player Brad Sykes and coached by Steph Chiocci (Collingwood), Sarah and Jess Hosking (Carlton), Georgia Walker (Collingwood) and Mr Bruhn (Footscray), are hosting a girls football session in the first week of the school holidays.
The holiday football program consists of 6.5hours of football related skill development, interpersonal and tactics/sportsmanship development plus prizes, signed certificate and a chance to meet some of the AFLW stars all for the cost of $69.99 per day. You only need to fill in this survey https://skyedforsport-academies.typeform.com/to/MBdNY5
Please see flyer for more details and contact Mr Bruhn in the Gym office or via email - email@example.com - or Brad Skyes email at firstname.lastname@example.org
On Wednesday 7th March the Mentone Girls' SC swim team competed at the Beachside districts Swimming Carnival in Oakleigh. The Beachside districts comprise of MGSC, Cheltenham SC, Mac. Robertson Girls, Elwood SC, Glen Eira SC and Albert Park College.
MGSC had 20 students compete in the carnival with 21 first place finishes, 19 second place finishes and 3 third places out of a total of 44 events. An incredible performance by our swimmers to be so consistent across multiple events on a very warm day. An incredible performance on the day was Year 9 student Cara J who competed in 5 individual events, won all 5 and set 5 Beachside records. Cara won the Under 15 age group champion, as did Year 8 student Megan K who won the Under 14 age group champion - well done Cara and Megan. We also had Year 12 student, Bella H, competed in her last swimming carnival - congratulations on all the carnivals you have represented MGSC at Bella.
MGSC won the Juniors Girls, Intermediate Girls, Senior Girls and Overall Girls aggregates. We will have 17 students representing the Beachside district at the Southern Metro Regional carnival on Wednesday 29th March. Congratulations to all the swimmers on the day and good luck at Regional. Go Mentone!
Want to take part in a fun run? Run for the Kids fun run is on Sunday 9th April in Melbourne with a 5km and a 15km course. Mr Bruhn and Miss Jarvis's Year 9 Fitness class are going and we have created a team page. If you are interested please read the attached document.
The course details can be found at http://www.runforthekids.com.au/course-details/
House Swimming report by Jackson House captains Sarah B and Reina T
All the Year 12’s arrived to school on Wednesday 15th February in their crazy costumes for their final time at the 2017 MGSC House Swimming carnival you could feel the excitement in the room. We were all eager to get on the bus and show our House spirit to all the other year levels. When we arrived, we got straight into the House spirit by running in and chanting. The crowd of colours at the Carnegie Swim Centre contained many iconic costumes which demonstrated strong house spirit. From Mackellar there was an eggplant and Ribena, in Kenny we saw the return of the sharks, in Melba there was Little Miss Sunshine and a pineapple, and in Jackson there was a pickle and an appearance by the legendary Steve Irwin.
All students had the opportunity to participate in sporting events throughout the day such as 50metre freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly, 4x100m freestyle relay, 200m freestyle, and the 200m individual medley. Or if they were not interested in competing there were also novelty events to join into such as volleyball, water polo and even staff vs student’s boat race and relay which were great fun to watch.
One of the events that I loved was the diving, because it was good to see so many people ‘jump’ out of their comfort zone and try something that may be challenging to them. The other event that I loved was the staff vs student boat race, even if I wasn’t on the boat half the time. It was very entertaining to watch the teachers get involved and show their competitive side, but it was pretty clear that they cheated.
All the Houses showed their passion and House spirit during the House Chant and House dance-off by busting some quality moves and dressing up in creative outfits, leaving all the Tear 12’s with such memorable last House Swimming at Mentone Girls’.
Importantly, the staff vs student relay race capped off a magnificent day. Mr Day, Mr Russell, Mr Bruhn and Mrs Moline were in one team with Mr Howells, Mr Hull, Miss Holman and Mrs Beggs who made up the second team against student representatives from each House. With a close few legs it was the staff team #1 who took away a nail biting victory from an extremely fast finishing Kenny House.
Student participation throughout the entire day was incredible. Each competitor receives a point towards their House for every event they participate in. If you win the final of an event you receive 12 points, 2nd gets 11 points, and all the way down to 8th place who receives 5 points. At the end of the carnival we are able to see which student got the most points for their age group. This year the Age Group Champions were; U13 Olive L (59points); U14 Megan K (57points); U15 Cara J (72points) ; U16 Gabrielle H (79points); U17 Tash B (40points); and Open champion Sam G (62points).
Cara J (Year 9) broke 4 MGSC records at this years Swimming Carnival. Cara broke 3 records set by former student Kirsten Roode - the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, and 50m butterfly. Cara also broke 2016 graduate Kiele Dale's 200m Individual medley record by 15seconds - a truly fantastic swim. Cara now hold's 6 MGSC swimming records.
Thank you to all the staff who worked tirelessly throughout the day, but most importantly a big thank you to all competitors and houses who did an amazing job and should be extremely proud of their efforts. It was a nail-biting wait to see which house would take home gold. In 4th place was Mackellar (Purple) on 557 points, in 3rd place was Jackson (Green) with a total of 811 points, in 2nd place was Melba (Yellow) on 888 points; and in 1st place was Kenny (Blue) on 930 points who now have won back-to-back titles. Go Jackson. Written by Jackson House Captains – Sarah B and Reina T.
To view more of the swimming carnival photos please hover the mouse over the swimming tab at the very top of the page and select the year of your choice.
MGSC student Gracie G (Year 10) has been selected to be part of the Under 18 State Hockey Victoria girls squad of 18 girls. 16 of them will be travelling to Hobart in April for the Australian National Championships. The 2.5hour training sessions are on Monday and Wednesday nights and will continue until 12th April. MGSC wishes Gracie the best of luck with all her training and upcoming tournament.
On Saturday 18th of February, Sapphire (Year 7) competed at the Little Athletics Victorian Southern Metro Regional competion. Sapphire came first in the region for High Jump with a height of 1.42 meters which takes her to the State Championships. She has also made the State Championships for the Chelsea Life Saving Club held in Warrnambool for the 3rd year in a row. Congratulations to Sapphire and good luck with your upcoming competitions
The Senior (Year 11 and 12) students competed in the Beachside Round Robin on Thursday 16th February. The girls competed in the volleyball and frisbee teams competed against the other schools in our district such as MacRob, Cheltenham, Glen Eira and Albert Park. Well done to the girls for their efforts in representing MGSC on the day. Go Mentone!
MGSC Year 10 student, Zoe C has won the inaugural Bernie Curtin award for winning the U15 Girls Little Aths Multi-Event Championships in Bendigo. Zoe also competed and won the U16 heptathlon at the State Multi-Events in Doncaster. Zoe has been selected to represent Victoria in the Australian Little Athletics Championships (ALAC's) in April. Congratulations Zoe and good luck in April.
Mentone Girls' SC studens Millie B (Year 9) and Teiki W (Year 10) are representing Victoria at the Queensland and New South Wales championships this year. They are a part of a 7 member team from Mentone Life Saving Club who are representing Victoria. The girls will also be defending Mentone LSCs title at the Junior State Championships in March.
Aerobics tryouts for Year 7 will be held on Tuesday 7th February. The other year levels have already commenced training for the 2017 season.
Cheer and Pom are back at MGSC in 2017!! Miss Courtney Anderson is returning to coach our Pom and Cheer teams two mornings a week. The tryouts for Pom are on Friday the 3rd February and the Cheer tryouts on Monday 6th February. All tryouts are to be held in the gym at lunchtime.
All the aerobics and cheer students will be working hard in preparation for the 2017 season. We wish them all the best of luck! Miss Molina
What a busy weekend Mentone Girls' Secondary College had at the AIS Track and Field Stadium in our nations capital. Mr Russell and myself were on hand to watch Kisarna B (Year 9 - 10th) in the javelin, Zoe C (Year 9 - 11th) in long jump, and Emily R (Year 7 - 4th) in shot put compete for Victoria in the National Championships over the weekend before turning out attention to our team of six compete against the best schools in the country for the 2016 National Schools Knockouts Final.
Our team of six won the Victorian Championships and were now competing against the top 4 teams in every State for the National Championship. Kisarna, Zoe and Emily were joined by Teiki W (Year 9), Milly W (Year 7) and Sophie B (Year 7) to participate in 7 events throughout the day. Team MGSC dominated the Junior Girls competition by winning the javelin (Kisarna), long jump (Zoe) and shot put (Emily), 2nd in the 4x200m relay (Zoe, Teiki, Kisarna and Milly), and 3rd in the hurdles (Zoe) and 800m (Kisarna). We also had Milly (11th) and Teiki (21st) in the 100m, and Sophie finish (14th) in the 800m. All of our results meant that we finished with a total of 203 points which put us in 2nd spot and a Silver Medal.
A silver medal in a National Athletics competition is a fantastic achievement. All six athletes have held their own against all the public and private schools in Australia, proving that you do not need to recruit or target athletes to join your program but just encourage and motivate them to commit to a goal.
I would like to extend a huge thank you to Erina Cunningham for all of her help and support over the last year in preparation for this event. I would also like to thank the parents and families who came to Canberra to support their daughter and Team MGSC - James and Andrea Webster, Paul Bolmat and Dianne Lewis-Nixon, Milly and Sarsha Berntsen, Katie Ryan, Cam Cunningham, and Shane and Lou Waata. Lastly, a big thank you to the MGSC school community who donated their time and money at the barbeque fundraisers and had a guess with the Jelly Bean contest, as well as the SRC committee for their donation as well.
As I say at every school assembly, we have some absolutely incredible State and National athletes who help put our school on the map, with all your support and encouragement I look forward to being able to offer them more and more opportunities like this in the future. Go Mentone!
Over the last two days Year 9 student Cara J (Year 8) has competed at a Victorian Swimming meet where she has swum in 5 events and incredibly got 4 personal best times. Cara has been training consistently over the winter and spring in preparation for the summer competitions but has not raced since the autumn season.
Cara didn't get any national times, but came very close to two times - the 50 Free and 100 Back. The 50 Free she got a 28.57 whereas the national time is a 28.10, and in the 100 Back she got a 1.10.83 whereas the national time is 1.09.80.
It was a very successful weekend and her mindset was very positive! Cara has been an avid student of sport psychology in 2016, changing her approach and attitude towards swimming and competition very impressively. She says that she is getting better and better and that she is enjoying racing (but not getting up at 4:30am every morning) a lot more now because of her positive attitude. Below is one of Cara's favourite quotes and two of her favourite books this year have been Michael Phelps' 'No Limits' and Rafael Nadal's 'Rafa'.
Our Year 8 Basketball team made it through to the State Final held at MSAC on Monday 14th November. They played three games that were all very close, they won one and lost two. The standard of play was outstanding by all members of the team.
The girls had a successful day of improvement, fun and great team work. Their first game was against Maribyrnong Sports Academy. The girls put in a hard battle and defended really well against some very tall players but unfortunately they lost by eight points. Their second game was against Lavalla Catholic College from Traralgon. Again they played really well, moved the ball around the court and scored well. Unfortunately they lost by four points. Lavalla ended up winning the Year 8 Basketball State flag in the final against Bendigo.
MGSC played Templestowe College in our third game and won by four points. All eight players should be congratulated on their efforts. The team consisted of April B, Mikala C, Maddy G, Uma M-M, Paige P, Marion S, Sanju S and Daisy W. A big thanks to Barry McCabe for coaching the girls on the day. Go Mentone!
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