The MGSC State Knockout athletics team has repeated their impressive performance in 2016 and won the 2017 State Knockout Championships. We entered two teams this year, a Junior team who finished 14th who gained valuable experience competing at a State event. Abbey T and Meka B both ran well in the 100m, Hope M and Holly T put in great times in the 800m, Michaela O tried her hardest in the hurdles, and Catriona M threw some good throws in the javelin and shot put. Cat also anchored the 4x200m run and overtook 3 runners in her heat.
The all impressive Intermediate team (2016 Junior gold medalist) who have won Gold again. We have had some very impressive results in the last few weeks and today tops them all. Competing as bottom age in the Intermediate age group, with three girls who could be in the junior team, and gunning for a top 5 result we exceeded all expectations and beat Firbank in 2nd and Caulfield Grammar in 3rd. Our girls were congratulated by countless private and public school coaches/teachers who all said that it is great to see a public school dominate an All Schools athletics competition.
Zoe C was inspirational in winning the long jump, 2nd in the high jump and 3rd in the hurdles. Emily R won the shot put, Kisarna B won the javelin and ran a super 800m, Millie B put in another ripper 800m time, Milly W ran a great 100m and 200m, Aila B stepped up into the Inter team and ran a solid 100m, and Teiki W's 200m was excellent. The swedish medley team came in 3rd spot which was very valuable points.
The Intermediate team is now off to Adelaide in December to compete at the National Knockout Championships. The team may change for Nationals depending on a variety of factors but in the meantime a huge congratulations to Kisarna B, Teiki W, Zoe C, Millie B, Milly W, Emily R, and Aila B on their Gold medal, and the junior team for representing the school at a State event. Go Mentone.
On Monday 11 September the Year 7 netball team played in the State Finals, which included the top eight teams in the state. The girls played three games throughout the day, competing against teams from Yarrawonga, Sale and Rowville. They put up a strong fight in all their games and showed excellent team spirit.
In the lead up to yesterday’s competition, the girls and their coaches were very committed with the team training each week for the past two terms. Well done to players Grace B, Tess C, Lilly C, Hope M, Ella M, Jordy M, Emma S, Alexandra S, Abigail W and Olivia W and student coaches Mikala C, Abby M, Olivia M, Tessa M, and Megan T for a wonderful a effort.
The Victorian All School Relay Championships at Albert Park on Wednesday 6th September was an exciting competition for our seven teams.
MGSC entered an U14 4x100m team who finished 9th on a lunge at the line, two U16 4x100m teams who finished 4th and 10th, and four medley relay teams (200-200-400-800). The two U14 medley teams came in 10th and 22nd, and the two U16 medley teams came in 2nd and 10th.
The U16 Medley relay A team had a thrilling finish in the timed event taking second place by only 0.04 seconds! Milly W and Zoe C ran two super 200m splits, followed by Kisarna B's sprint 400m, and a truly sensational 800m effort by Millie B. Millie gut ran the entire 800m with her finish coming right down to the wire. The U16 medley team was equally as impressive with Chelsea R, Cat M, Teiki W and Holly T putting together a fantastic time. In the U14 events, Aila B, Meka B, Abbey T and Hope M all impressed in their 100m and medley relay events.
Congratulations to all our representatives and good luck at upcoming events including Vic All Schools Knockouts, followed by Regional and State Athletics next term. Go Mentone!
Mentone Girls' SC had an incredibly successful day at the Beachside districts Athletics Carnival on Monday 4th September. The 50 students who represented MGSC competed in a total of 76 events and finished with 39 first places, 16 seconds and 10 thirds. This means that Mentone will be representing Beachside in over half of the events at the Southern Metro Region on October 12th.
MGSC finished the day in style with all six relay teams sweeping their events and 14 students setting a Beachside record. Of the 78 events at Beachside districts, MGSC now holds records in 51 of them. In 2017 MGSC won the Junior, Intermediate, Senior and overall girls aggregates with a total of 642 points, and with Zoe C winning the U15 and Teiki W winning the U16 age group champion.
Congratulations to all athletes for representing MGSC and to Emily M, Taylah N, Natalie M, and Immi T (Year 12s) who all finish their distinguished athletics careers with multiple State medals amongst them. Go Mentone!
The Year 7 Futsal teams competed in the Beachside Interschool Sport carnival on Wednesday 23rd August. Mentone A team was in a pool with Cheltenham, Elwood and Glen Eira and had three impressive wins of 6-2, 11-0 and 13-1. Mentone B and C teams were in a pool together with Elwood B and Yavneh, with Mentone B drawing two games and Mentone C drawing one game.
Mentone A played Yavneh in the Final and won the game 5-1. The convener of the day applauded the A teams passing and team play as they scored an impressive 35 goals and only conceded 4 for the day. The star players of the A team were Emily W and Jade L, along with Emily G, Isobel L, Tea S, Lilly C, and Olive L.
Congratulations to all representatives of MGSC and for the A team for being the Futsal tournament Champions. Go Mentone!
The MGSC Under 15 and 17-20 age group teams competed at the State Cross Country in Bundoora on Thursday 20th July. With a huge downpour of rain just before the U15 event, the course was extremely muddy with many competitors having a tumble on a few particular segments of the course. Both of our teams finished in second spot with a Silver medal.
Another medal result for both age groups as they were Gold medalists in 2016. Congratulations to Millie B, K. B., Maddie A, Daisy W and Teiki W; Emily M, Emilie T, Sarah M, Tash B and Katie M on their achievements in this years Cross Country season. We wish Millie B the best with her upcoming XC National events, and Emily M (Yr 12) all the best for her future running career in half-marathons and marathons beyond MGSC. Good luck!
On the weekend, Miss Courtney Anderson took three teams to the State Basketball Centre in Wantirna South to complete at the Cheer championships. The Pom team did an excellent job, level 1 came third and level 3 came first. Congrats to all the students that competed. Go Mentone!
The Beachside Cross Country carnival was held at Karkarook Park in Moorabbin on Monday 22nd May. Mentone Girls' SC had 63 competitors on the day and a staggering 33 students will go on to compete in the Regionals at Ballam Park, Frankston, on Monday 19th June. Mentone won the 14, 15, 16 and Open age groups team competition; as well as the overall girls group aggregate.
At the Regional carnival MGSC had 33 athletes compete. Champion runners Millie B (Year 9) and Emily M (Year 12) came 2nd in the U15 and Open age groups respectively. Our Under 15 and Open age groups won the team competition and will be going to the State Carnival on July 20th. Best of luck to the 10 girls competing at the State carnival.
Mentone Girls' SC star runner Millie B (Year 9) competed at the Victorian All Schools Cross Country Championships on Saturday 17th June. Millie did an amazing 4km run in 14.58min and has qualified for both the Aths Vic & SSV teams for Nationals – SSV in Hobart & AV in Wollongong (both in August). Best of luck to Millie in the upcoming events. Go Mentone!
Miss Molina took the aerobics teams to the State competition on Sunday 4th in Geelong. The girls did really well in the wildcard round in the morning with a 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th with one team getting the highest score MGSC had received so far. In the afternoon, one of the Year 7 teams competed and placed 5th in their section. Unfortunately we didn't have a team qualify for Nationals this year but the girls have done an exceptional job in their training and development nonetheless! The girls are on to training for the Spring Challenge. Go Mentone!.
It was that time of the year again, when everyone at MGSC, students AND teachers, came together to perform an array of musical items at the annual House Music Competition. Each of the four houses, lead by their house captains and conductors, met on several occasions to rehearse the set song 'Party in the USA' by Miley Cyrus, their own choice song, and their house chants.
For many weeks leading up the competition, the house choirs and instrumental bands practiced during lunch times every week to prepare the songs as best as they could. On the day of the competition, the gym was filled with enthusiasm and the colours of green, blue, purple and yellow. It was great to see that everyone was supporting their houses. The highlight for most were the beautiful performances by the house soloists. Never have we seen such amazing singing talent at our school, ranging across the year levels. The house captains lead their houses for their chants both on and off the stage, battling it out to be the loudest. Each house interpreted 'Party in the USA' differently, accompanied by dancing, props and even Hannah Montana!
All houses put in a great effort, but again it was Kenny who took first place. Despite Melba coming disappointingly last (many would disagree with the judge's decision), it was a successful event, bringing everyone together to share the art of music.
A big thankyou to all the house captains, music captains, conductors, accompanists, choirs, bands, and Mr Veevers for making this a memorable moment. We will definitely miss being part of MGSC House Music.
Melba House Captains Alyssa Hopkins and Sasha Long
On Tuesday 16 May the 2017 Athletics Carnival started off with a fashion walk around the track which showcased many impressive costumes, followed by a House chant with Melba taking the win. An overwhelming number of participants meant that all events were busy but running on time. The day rivaled with lots of fun and sporting events with some even winning their first ribbons. The students were sure to hear Mr Marshall over the loud speakers and the staff vs student race was one to watch, with Mr Bruhn overtaking the leading team by a mile. There were many records on the day; Millie B of Year 9 knocked 4 seconds off the 1500m record for a time of 5min and 7seconds; Emily R of Year 8 threw an impressive 33meters in the discus to break the record by 4meters; Kisarna B of Year 10 took off 0.28seconds in the 800m event in a time of 2min and 30 seconds; lastly was Zoe C of Year 10 who won 7 events and broke 3 records on the day – High Jump of 1.52meters, Long Jump of 5.08meters, and Triple Jump of 11.08meters.
The age group champions for the Athletics carnivals were; in the Under 13 age group was Sapphire H-C, in the Under 14’s was Catrina M, Under 15's was Zoe C, Under 16's was Taylah T, in the Under 17’s was Sarsha B, and Open age group was Olivia R. Lastly the overall House champion for this year's Athletics carnival was; in 4th place on 688 points Mackellar, in 3rd on 845 points was Melba, on 1041 points and 2nd place was Jackson, and on 1085 points and 1st place was Kenny. Congratulations Kenny House and Senior House captains Katrina Y and Viv F.
On Sunday 14th May (Mother's Day), 61 students from Years 7-12 competed in the preliminary finals in Geelong. After a very early start, we had successful day with all teams performing exceptionally well and one team straight through to the state finals. The girls are now busy training for the states on Sunday June 4th. A huge thank you to the parents that got up so early on a Sunday to support their daughters.
Miss Tess Molina
Head of Aerobics
On Thursday 4th May, the 8 MGSC Aerobics teams performed for their families and friends to showcase their efforts so far. They all performed brilliantly and feel more confident for the first competition on May 14th in Geelong. A huge thank you to Jennifer Connelly (staff) and student coaches Natalia D and Grace S for the time and effort that have put in.
The following awards were given;
Daisy F, Charlotte A, Katelyn R, Jordyn M, Tara G, Victoria D, Caitlin M and Ashli S
Demi C, Sienna P, Mia D, Jade L, India C, Eve C, Stephanie C, Alida W and Melody S-G.
The 2017 MGSC annual Cross Country carnival was held on Tuesday 2nd of May. The oval was filled with excitement as Year 7-9 students competed in their age group events during Period 3 and the Year 10-12s at lunchtime. Many of the students participated in the cross country by running the full distance or just walking and earning points for their Houses. The course was about 2.3km long which was one big lap around Balcombe Rd, Charman Rd, Marina Av and Beach Rd.
Congratulations to all age group champions;
- Under 12/13 - Lucy B - 11.06 minutes
- Under 14 - Holly T - 10.34 minutes
- Under 15 - Millie B - 9.35 minutes (this is fastest time at the MGSC carnival in the last 5 years)
- Under 16 - Taylah T- 11.33 minutes
- Under 17 - Emily M- 10.15 minutes
- Under 18 and Open - Olivia R- 11.17 minutes
The overall House champion for this year's XC carnival was; in 4th place was Mackellar, in 3rd was Melba, in 2nd place was Kenny, and yet again in 1st place was Jackson. Congratulations Jackson House. The top 15 students from each age group will be competing at the Beachside carnival on May 22nd at Karkarook Park. Go Mentone!
Written by Acelya Ozcoban - Junior Kenny House Captain
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