Mentone Girls SC had thirteen students compete in 3 relays and 7 individual events at the Southern Metro Region swimming carnival on Wednesday 24th March at MSAC. Tori Edwards (Yr 11) competed in four individual events finishing 2nd, 3rd, 5th and 6th; Ava Jaconelli (Yr 8) came 2nd in the 50m freestyle; Cara Jenkins (Yr 8) set a PB of 1.12.05 in the 100m backstroke for 2nd place and also finished 3rd in the 12-20 age group 400m freestyle; and Megan Kain (Yr 7) was a finger length away in the 50 backstroke where she finished 4th.
The U12-13 and U15 freestyle relay teams finished 3rd, and the U16 freestyle relay team won GOLD. This is the fourth year in a row that the same relay team has made it to States - a great effort girls. They will be competing at States on Tuesday 19th April.
All MGSC students went home with a 1st, 2nd or 3rd medal, well done to all our competitors and thank you for a great day. Go Mentone!
With an early 7am meet at Mentone Train Station, thirteen MGSC students and 30,000 participants competed in the Run for the Kids fun run on Sunday 20th March. The 2016 Run for the Kids had two options which were the 5km or 16km events.
Two Year 10 students, Katie Marquis and Nikki Stobie, opted for the grueling 16km which they completed in 2hours with a mix of running, jogging and walking. Nine Year 9 Fitness and First Aid students plus the Hands family of ex-student Shari, brother Fin and mum Tamara, Nell Hutchinson (Year 7), Tegan Matthews-Ritchie (Year 12), Ms Jager and Mr Bruhn all completed the 5km event.
The race to the finish line was a three way battle between Emily Ryan, Jas Hands and her brother Fin, followed by Ms Jager and Tegan. Well done to all the students and their families for taking part in the day. The fun run ended up raising 1.7 million dollars for the Royal Children's Hospital. Thanks again to the parents for being up so early on a Sunday. Go Mentone!
Mentone Girls SC had a eight students compete in the Little Athletics State T&F Championships over the weekend of 19-20th March. The State Championships marks the end of the athletics season, congratulations to all students and parents involved over the many competitions in the last six months. I am sure all look forward to a few sleep-ins over the Easter break.
Below are a few of the students events and results from the championships;
Kisarna Berntsen (Yr 9) - Javelin 1st, 400m 2nd, shot put 3rd
Zoe Cunningham (Yr 9) - 200m 6th, long jump 5th, shot put 4th and triple jump 4th
Taylah Tysoe (Yr 9) - 100m 14th, 200m 15th
Holly Tysoe (Yr 8) - 800m 14th
Emily Ryan (Yr 7) - Discus 1st, shot put 1st
Sophie Bolmat (Yr 7) - 800m 8th, 1500m 11th, 400m 19th
Milly Webster (Yr 7) - 100m 9th, 200m 5th
Mia Tsiros (Yr 7) - 1500m 14th, Jav 14th
Are you interested in doing a Fun Run in 2016? Next Sunday 20th March there is the Run for the Kids fun run around the streets of Melbourne CBD. Please see the information on the brochure and contact Mr Bruhn if you are interested in joining the MGSC team. Go Mentone!
The Year 8 students from Mentone Girls' SC competed in the Beachside Summer round robin on Wednesday 9th March. Our girls had great success and enjoyment competing in the five sports offered this year; cricket, softball, tennis, volleyball and lawn bowls. The cricket, tennis and softball teams were victorious on the day which means they move onto the Southern Metro Region preliminaries from April 18-21st. We also had our volleyball and lawn bowls teams compete but will not be moving onto the Regionals.
As always these sporting teams would not go ahead without the time and effort by our staff and student coaches. Thank you to Mr Alan Trigellis-Smith, Charlotte Ozaydin and Abby Manning (cricket), Ms Holman (softball), Ms Kosack and Ebony Anderson (tennis), Ms Peach, Britney Smith, Alex Wood and Jas Hands (volleyball), and Ms Dahlia Briedis (lawn bowls). Mr Hull continues to coordinate the Interschool sport program and is doing a great job ensuring the the coaches and competitors are ready for competition. Go Mentone!
The 2016 Beachside Swimming Carnival was held at Oakleigh Recreational Centre on a 38 degree Tuesday in March. Mentone Girls' SC Swim Team had 30 students competing in a variety of events and our Junior House Captains volunteering to help out with the officiating.
We started the day off finishing in 2nd spot in 8 out of the 10 breaststroke events. The Swim Team then hit their strides and started to string together a number of first place finishes. In no particular order we had Sam Gibson (Yr 11) win the 200m freestyle, Tori Edwards (Yr 11) win the 100m butterfly, 50m breaststroke, 50m freestyle and 50m backstroke, Olivia Davies (Yr 12) win the diving and 50m butterfly, Ava Jaconelli (Yr 8) win the 50m freestyle, Megan Kain (Yr 7) win the 50m backstroke, and Cara Jenkins (Yr 8) win the 400m freestyle and 100m backstroke.
As always, Mentone did very well in the relays where we won four out of the six 4x50m freestle relays; our U12/13 team was Megan Kain, Ava Jaconelli, Poppy Livings (Yr 7) and Zoe Bunn (Yr 7); U15 team was Tara Kelly, Jas Hands, Gabby Hall and Emily Kain (all Yr 9); U16 team was Liz Kourtis, Sophie Boyle, Sarah Mathews (all Yr 10) and Tori Edwards; and the U18 team was Marley Berntsen, Poppy Kelly, Tessa Gorban and Olivia Davies (all Yr 12).
Our Swim Team achieved 1st or 2nd place in 38 of the possible 43 events. This incredible result meant that we won the Intermediate (age groups 15 and 16), Senior (age groups 17 and 18), and overall girls aggregriate. We will have 18 students representing Mentone at the Southern Metro Regionals at MSAC on March 24th.
Congratulations to all swimmers who competed today and for those who helped out even when they just wanted to sit in the shade. A big thank you to Mr Jonathon Hall and Ms Emily Sheen for being Chief Judges on the day. Go Mentone.
Eleanor Grimshaw is a Year 10 student who is representing Australia at the 2016 420 Team Racing World Championships in Italy. Ella kindly took some time to be interviewed about her passion, sailing.
You had a pretty big summer of sailing Ella, tell us a little bit about it.
Over the summer holidays I was lucky enough to sail in the 2016 National and Australian Youth Championships in Sydney. My best friend, Laura Harding, and myself competed in the 420 class in both competitions. At the Nationals we competed in three races every day for five days and then had a day off before competing at the Youth’s for another five days. It was exhausting but fun.
How did you go?
Overall we finished in 8th position and 2nd girl team at the Nationals, and 7th position and 2nd girl team at the Youth’s. In the Youth’s competition we won one of the races, it was incredible to sail in the Sydney Harbour and cross the finish line first with the Bridge in the background. We were pretty tired after all that sailing, especially our arms and legs, but it was well worth the bruises.
That’s incredible Ella, well done. How long have you been sailing for?
I started when I was five but it wasn’t until I was 12 that I started to sail competitively. My nana got my dad into sailing and now all my cousins and I sail. One of my cousins, Tess Lloyd, is competing to qualify for the Rio Olympics in the 49fx class. I started off sailing at Parkdale Yacht Club and now I spend time at Blairegowrie and Sandringham as well.
How often do you practice and what does training entail?
On Friday afternoons, Laura and I drive down to Blairegowrie to train for the weekend. Depending on where our coach is working at the time, we may also train on Tuesday or Wednesday’s. Our training consists of checking the set-up of the boat, getting the technique right and practicing so that we can sail without having to communicate.
What has been your proudest achievement to date?
Our results at the Nationals and Youth’s is my proudest achievement. We entered the tournament with no expectations and were blown away by the results. Laura and I have had to do a lot of practice together because we only teamed up in October last year. It usually takes years of practice together to get the teamwork right, we clicked right from the start.
What’s in store for the remainder of the year? What are your goals?
During the July holidays, Laura and I will be competing in the Queensland Youth Week before coming back to Melbourne for 3 days. We then head overseas to Italy for two weeks to compete in the 2016 420 Team Racing World Championships. I have never traveled overseas so I am very excited. I’d also like to make the Victorian team at the States in mid March and compete again at the Nationals in Adelaide next January.
Time for your favourites...
Sport and athlete? Sailing of course. I don’t have a favourite athlete though.
Food? M&M’s. Any particular kind of M&M’s? (Laughing) No, just all of them.
Song and band? I usually just listen to Nova, so whatever is popular at the moment.
Quote? (Laughing) My uncle used to say to me “If you’re not winning, cheat.”
Class/teacher? Probably Visual Communications.
Moment at MGSC? Probably the Year 9 camp to Wilson’s Prom in Outdoor Education.
Would you rather?
Be super fast or super strong? Super fast
Be able to speak every language in the world or be the best in the world at something? Best in the world
Live a life that lasts 1000 years or 10 lives that last 100 years each? 10 lives that last 100 years each.
Never be able to speak again or always say everything that is on your mind? Whatever is on my mind
Get up early or stay up late? Stay up late.
Thanks for taking the time to answer the questions Ella. We are extremely proud of you and good luck in Italy and beyond. Go Mentone.
Mentone Girls' Secondary College will be hosting the Open Night on Thursday 28th April where you will see our aerobics teams training for their upcoming competitions. The girls and Ms Tess Molina have been busy practicing twice a week before school and at lunchtimes. The aerobics teams will be competing on Sunday 1st May and Sunday 5th June, both in Geelong. If the girls place in the second competition they will be off to Queensland to compete at nationals! Congratulations to the five teams and Ms Molina for all their hard work so far. Go Mentone!
On Tuesday 2nd March, Mark Georgeson, Jordi Nelson and Nathan from Bayside Futsal Pirates took six Year 9 classes for a session of futsal. Futsal is the combination of Futbol and Sala which means Football Indoors. It is a five a side competition played on a 40v20m court where players are able to touch the ball 25 times more than playing soccer.
Mentone Girls' SC has a good relationship with Bayside Futsal Pirates as we host the Joma Sala League and training sessions on Friday nights in the schools gymnasium. Mentone is very fortunate as we are one of the very few schools in Victoria to have access to full size futsal goals and a gymnasium big enough to fit a 40v20m court.
Mark, Jordi and Nathan kindly gave up their time to increase the knowledge and enjoyment of the sport. We will be looking at establishing a futsal program based around lunchtime training, competing for the interschool sport competition and possibly entry of a Mentone Girls's SC team into the Joma Sala League on Friday nights.
Please contact Mr Anthony Bruhn on firstname.lastname@example.org if you or your daughter is interested in joining this initiative. Go Mentone!
On Tuesday 1st March, MGSC competed in the annual House Swimming Carnival. It was a very hot but fantastic day with students competing in the 50metre freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly, 4x100m relay, 200m freestyle, 200m individual medley, staff vs student race, and a beach volleyball competition.
The day ran very smoothly with the 50 metre freestyle heats running between 9-10am whilst the rest of the school arrived showing off their costumes and house spirit. Ms Blumenstein and Mr Marshall took control of the PA announcing results of events and providing running commentary on many races. Mr de Munk and Mr Shillabeer marshalled all the students into their lanes, whilst Mr Williams and Mr Trigellis-Smith were both shattered at having to use a whistle instead of a starter’s gun. The House Captains showed outstanding House spirit throughout the entire day and they dutifully ramped up their dance moves and voices for the House chant and dance off which occurred at midday.
Importantly, the staff vs student relay race capped off a magnificent day. Mr Day, Mr Russell, Mr Howells and Mr Hall all volunteered to compete against representatives from each House and various teams of four. With a close few legs it was the staff who pulled away and took away another victory in the annual staff vs student relay race.
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 Megan Kain (46points) who won the 50m butterfly and backstroke; U14 Cara Jenkins (60points) who won all five of her events; U15 Gabriella Hall (76points) who came 1st or 2nd in six events and 4th in one other; U16 Isabel Pilcher (48points) who competed in five events; U17 Issy Foord (44points) who won the 50m butterfly and competed in four other events; and Open champion and Jackson House Captain, Poppy Kelly (67points) who won four out of six of her events.
We had two students break MGSC swimming records. Olivia Davies (Year 12) broke the Open age group 50m butterfly in 35.37seconds; and Cara Jenkins (Year 8) who broke two school records; the U14 50m butterfly record in 34.05 seconds, and the U14 50m freestyle record in 30.11 seconds which was held by Linley Frame who represented Australia in the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. Congratulations to both swimmers.
Thank you to all the staff who worked tirelessly throughout the day, also a big shout out to Mr Bruhn who did an amazing job in organising yet another fantastic carnival. 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 Jackson (Green) on 565 points, in 3rd place was Mackellar (Purple) with a total of 614 points, in 2nd place was Melba (Yellow) on an impressive score of 700 points; and in 1st place was Kenny (Blue) who bounced back from coming last in 2015, to ending Melba’s winning streak and winning in 2016 on 710 points. Go Kenny. Written by Kenny House Captains – Maddie Culshaw and Evie Tripp.
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