What a day Mentone Girls' SC had at the Regional Cross Country carnival at Ballam Park in Frankston. MGSC had 24 students compete in the 3000m event which was made harder due to a fierce head wind across the entire course.
Our day started off with Emily M racing home to 3rd place with our U16 team of Emily, Emilie T, Sarah M, Tash B and Ebony A coming in 1st place. The U15s were next and Hannah E finished in 6th spot which qualifies her for States. The U14 team which won Gold at States in 2015 was successful again with Millie B (4th), K.B (5th), Teiki W (7th) Daisy W (9th), Violet A (14th) and Maddie A (15th) all going through to States to defend their title. Last up was the U13 team and Sophie B who blitzed the field to come home in 1st place and lead the team of Holly T, Mia T, Angel C and Sienna L to 1st place as well.
In summary, MGSC will have 18 competitors at the State Carnival. 3 of our teams, 13s/14s/16s, and 3 individual students all qualified - a truly incredible achievement. Thank you to the parents who came and supported as well as to Mrs Mathews for her guidance and motivation on the day. Go Mentone!
On June 18th, five MGSC students went to the Prime Minister’s 9th Olympic Dinner, performing the role as flag bearers. We met with 100 other flag bearers at the Melbourne Convention Centre anticipating an exciting night ahead.
When we arrived we went on the escalators and stairs up multiple levels to where the red carpet was awaiting. We rehearsed for about forty minutes on where we would stand along the red carpet, as well as where we would stand in the very large dinner hall. Once we were done with rehearsals we went into our change rooms where we chatted and ate very fancy sandwiches.
The doors opened at 6.30pm and the event was about to start. We all grabbed a country's flag or an Olympic flag and made our way to the red carpet. We stood alongside the red carpet holding the flags for a grueling hour and a half, while admiring several Olympians, celebrities and watching fancy food pass us by! Once everyone left the red carpet, we all made our way to the dining hall. We stood there holding our flags while the Australian anthem was performed. Standing in front of bright lights, we knew we were experiencing an amazing time in history and a special opportunity simply by being in the same room as the Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and many great Olympians such as Cathy Freeman and Dawn Frasier, as well as many other famous athletes. Once the anthem came to an end, we left the dining hall and ended back in our change rooms, where we found multiple cards autographed by many Australian Olympians.
Having the opportunity to be at the Prime Minister’s Dinner was an experience we would never forget.
Written by Sasha Long, 11E
On Thursday 16th June the Year 7 Interschool Sport round robin was held. Mentone Girls SC entered two teams in the badminton competition, and three teams in the netball competition with the A and B teams going through undefeated to advance to Regionals on August 3rd. The star player in the netball round robin was 7C's Lily P. The soccer team was also undefeated with some big scores of 7-0 and 5-0 and will play in the Regionals on July 27.
A big thank you to the netball student coaches - Ruby C, Hannah S, Jas H and Olivia M - and Mrs Mathews, the soccer coach Ms Ingold, and badminton student coaches - Janvi G and Eleena C - and Mrs Gollant, who gave up countless lunchtimes in their preparation and training. Go Mentone!
The Year 8 winter interschool sport competition was held on Thursday 9th June. Mentone Girls entered three teams in the netball round robin with both the A and B teams winning their pools to going through to Regionals in July. The soccer team was also successful, winning all their games and scoring 4 to 5 goals multiple times. The badminton team finished second but had some very close games.
Well done to all students who competed and a big thank you to the student and staff coaches, Ms O'Hara, Ms Kosack and Ms Erwin, who spent countless lunchtimes training and organising their teams. Go Mentone!
On Sunday 5th June, over 40 students competed at aerobics competitions in Geelong. 3 teams went through to State finals where they achieved personal best performances in a very tight field. The girls should be congratulated on their hard work this year. A big thank you to student coaches Rikki A, Ella G and Holly S; and to Mr David Russell and all the family and friends that came to support the students.
Miss Tess Molina - Aerobics Coach
On Friday 3rd June, MGSC entered a team of three Year 8 students into the 2016 Balcombe Grammar Equathon Challenge.
Macayla G was first up in the Showjumping where her and her horse Beats performed wonderfully, only knocking one pole down. The Cross Country Run was next with Millie B having to run with a leg injury but still coming 4th. Next was the Swim with Cara J. There were so many people around the pool but Cara was relaxed and calm. She blitzed the swim coming 1st by 2 seconds.
All in all, everyone had a great day with an even better result because the team came in 3rd position. A great effort by the girls.
So proud of them all.
Marianne Clark - Team Manager
On Friday the 27th May, several year 9 and 10 girls participated in the intermediate netball round robin. I had the pleasure of coaching the A team in which we were very successful, winning 4/4 games and advancing to the next round. All the girls showed great sportsmanship towards the umpires and opposing teams and displayed outstanding netball skills on the court. By Emma Gardner 12
On Friday the 27th of May I was lucky enough to be given the role to coach the intermediate B netball team. At the start of the day the girls were very quiet and shy around each other but by the end of the day they worked really well as a team and ended up winning their division! All the girls worked really hard and I’m very proud of them all for working so well together and I can’t wait for the next round. By Samantha Gordon 11C
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