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
MGSC star Cara J (Year 9) won 2 gold medals, 1 silver and a fourth place at the 2017 State Swimming carnival. Cara won the 200m freestyle and 50m backstroke, she came second in the 50m freestyle and fourth in the 50m butterfly. Cara also competed in 7 events at the Australian National Swimming Championships last week and she came 2nd in the 4x50m freestyle relay. Congratulations on a fantastic swimming season Cara, enjoy a well deserved break. Go Mentone!
Mentone Girl's had four students compete at the Australian Junior Athletics Championships in Sydney. Zoe C (Year 10) got silver in the Long Jump and silver in the Hammer Throw; Kisarna B (Year 10) got 7th in the javelin and 16th in the 800m; Emily R (Year 8) 6th in shot put, and Millie B (Year 9) competed in the 1500m.
Emily and Zoe are have also been selected in the Victorian team for the Australian Little Athletics Championships (ALACs) in late April. Emily is competing in the shot put, discus and javelin. Zoe in the heptathlon and relay.
Mentone Girls' SC Cara J (Year 9) is competing in the 2017 Georgina Hope Foundation Australian Age Swimming Championships in Brisbane from April 16th to 23rd.Cara is competing in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 200m backstroke plus will be part of three freestyle relay teams (14&u 4 x 50m, 16&u 4 x 100m & 18&u 4 x 100m). We wish Cara the best of luck in her busy schedule at Nationals!
On Wednesday 29th March the MGSC swim team competed in the Southern Metro Regional carnival at MSAC in Albert Park. MGSC had 17 swimmers competing in 17 individual events and 3 4x50m freestyle relays. At the end of the carnival 15 of our 17 swimmers went home with a 1st, 2nd or 3rd place medal.
Gun Year 12 student, Tori E, completed her high school swimming career in style with a Silver medal in the U17 50m butterfly event. Tori has been an outstanding swimmer at MGSC over her 6 years, representing the school at the State carnival multiple times in individual and relay events. Tori trains and competes competitively outside of school, we all wish her the best of luck and encourage her to keep at it - good things will come!
Cara J (Year 9) was our only Gold medalist. Cara won the 12-15 years 200m freestyle, the U15 50m butterfly, the U15 50m freestyle and the U15 50m backstroke, she also got pipped on the line in the U12-15 100m freestyle. Cara was also able to get a photo with one of her swimming heroes, Linley Frame, who is an ex-MGSC graduate and Olympic breaststroker.
Our U13 and 16 4x50m freestyle relay teams came second with the U14 relay team coming in third place. Congratulations to all swimmers on their efforts in representing MGSC at this years swimming carnivals, good luck to Cara at the State carnival on April 26th, and congratulations to Tori E on a stellar swimming career at MGSC. Go Mentone!
MGSC students Emily R (Year 8) and Zoe C (Year 10) have qualified for the Australian Little Athletics Championships in Sydney in late April. Zoe will be competing in the heptathlon and relay, and Emily the shot put, discus and javelin. Both have also qualified for the Australian Junior Championships this week in Sydney along with Year 10 student Kisarna B and Millie B. Kisarna is competing in the javelin and 800m events, whilst Millie will be sprinting the 1500m event, Emily the shot put, and Zoe the long jump and hammer. Good luck girls, go Mentone and Victoria!
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org - or Brad Skyes email at email@example.com
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.
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