ALBINI Wins 2019 Swimming Carnival!
Over two days last week, the annual Mazenod College House Swimming Carnival took place. It was one of the closest carnivals in history. Congratulations to ALBINI for their first Swimming Carnival win in 13 years, claiming the 🏆 Fr Kevin Davine Trophy for the first time since 2005! The atmosphere and house spirit shown by the staff, students and parents contributed to an exciting carnival.
Congratulations also to the Champion and Runner/Up Champion boys for each year group. They are listed below and will be recognized at the next whole school assembly as well as being invited to attend the Sportsman’s Dinner in Term 4, for an official presentation of their trophies.
There were some amazing individual and team efforts in the pool. It was great to see the students do their best for their House and in some cases push themselves to exhaustion. A huge thank you to all the Mazenod staff for their assistance with the running of the carnival, and to the grounds and maintenance staff for their help with the preparations. Thanks also to the House Captains and other Y10s -12s who helped out at the carnivals.
This year we again had the help of Trish and Trevor Verran, from the ‘Guildford & Kalamunda District Swimming Club’, who ran the starts, supplied their timing system and coordinated the results entry. We would like to thank them for giving up their personal time across both days of the carnival to again make it more efficient and professional.
A summary of the results below:
Top Two Houses by Year Group
Year Group Champions
Congratulations to the students and teams below who broke Mazenod Swimming Carnival records!
Tournament off to a Smashing Start
The Mazenod Tennis Championships were held on 22 and 23 February on the College tennis courts. This year, with over 35 entrants from Year 7-12, we knew it was going to be a hard-fought contest. The students were playing for the Junior Tennis Champion (7-9) and the Senior Tennis Champion (10-12).
The conditions were perfect for tennis and it was set up to be a fantastic tournament. Throughout the course of both days, the standard of tennis was incredible with some fine points and a variety of challengers showing off their skills.
After some exciting pool matches, we were left with Drew Taylor (Year 9) taking on Tom Hunt (Year 9) to play in the one semifinal and Lachlan Underwood (Year 7) will play Cristian Ciaponi (Year 8) in the other.
The Senior Championship matches were also extremely entertaining with Julian Di Renzo (12), Cooper Parker (Year 11), Jordan Ciaponi (Year 10) and Liam Taylor (Year 11) making the semifinals.
Both the Junior and Senior semifinals and finals are to be played next Wednesday at lunchtime.
Singapore Hockey Tour BQQ Success
Well done to the Singapore Hockey Team on their efforts at the Bunnings BBQ last Sunday 24 February. A big thanks to the team in particular Mr Mason, Mr Pavlinovich and Mr Websdale for their efforts in organising and running the day.
The team was able to raise $2,406.25 which was a great effort!
Basketball Is Back!
The 2019 School Sports WA Basketball season is upon us. For the second year, Mazenod College is the only team to enter two senior teams into the Hills Division of the competition.
The A team co-captained by William Milne and William Weston travelled to a much improved Eastern Hills Senior High School team whilst the B team hosted Carmel. Both teams included an unprecedented number of Year 10 students, who were highly successful in 2018 in the State Schools WA (SSWA) Junior competition, but were untested in the senior age group competition.
It was great to see many new faces in the Mazenod A Senior Basketball team, combining to play a good brand of basketball in their first game together. The starting five of Gavin Passmore, Ben Marijanich, Will Milne, Will Weston and Keegan Victor traded baskets early in the game with Eastern Hills, but when Will Weston and Gavin Passmore found their range, Mazenod began to take charge. Dane Victor’s presence under the basket secured more possession on the boards and Jason Moore put on added scoreboard pressure with quick scoring when he took to the floor. Kiarn Linaker made some big blocks and rebounds on our defensive end that really relieved some pressure, but the team was still unable to break away from a tenacious East Hills, heading to the half time break with a slender one point lead.
Gavin continued scoring in the second half, ably supported by Dane Victor and Will Milne. In the end, Mazenod A was able to hold off Eastern Hills Senior High School and record a four-point win. In spite of being able to display moments of brilliance, the team also showed that they needed to develop more defensively in coming fixtures.
It will be great to see what this exciting young team can accomplish in their time at Mazenod.
MVP votes Eastern Hills Senior High School v Mazenod A:
- William Milne - 3 votes
- Eastern Hills Player - 2 votes
- Kiarn Linaker - 1 vote
Mazenod B started their campaign against Carmel College at home. Facing a tough season competing solely against A teams from other schools in the Hills Division, the team put in a commendable performance losing 51- 40 to Carmel. Coach Jack Martin (class of 2018) singled out Josh Winter, Liam Phillips and Matthew Schilling for praise after their performances.
Best of luck in Round Two where Mazenod A host Lesmurdie Senior High School at Mazenod next Tuesday, Mazenod B have a bye.
Health and Physical Education Teacher
Two From Two
The Senior Boys Cricket team were excited that a big crowd lined the boundary for the start to the second Graeme Wood Shield 20/20 game on a warm Wednesday afternoon, which was perfect weather to watch a game of cricket. However, to our disappointment we realised that the crowd were parents here to collect the Year 7s who were just returning from their annual orientation camp.
The team was eager to consolidate on the win from the week before, but started unsteadily against Canning Vale College, losing a wicket early. Enter Jayden Wood, who partnered with Julian De Renzo to steady the ship. Jayden delivered a quickfire 71 runs, including a number of sixes before he was run out in a very unlucky way. Julian remained at the crease and helped guide the team to a very respectful 3/152 at the end of the allotted 20 overs.
Canning Vale bolted out of the blocks, reaching 33 in six overs, but with the help of a great catch by Hayden Della Franca, the bowlers were able to dismiss the Canning Vale top order and hold them to 5/100 from their 20. It was a great team effort in the field.
Well done boys!
Next game Wednesday 6 March @ Mazenod v Willeton Senior High School (2:30pm)
2019 ACC Swimming Squad
Well done to the following students who have been selected in the 2019 Mazenod College ACC Swimming Squad!
Training sessions for the team are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 7:00am in the College pool.
Breakfast provided. Any questions please see Mr Mallon or Mr Mason.
All students who would like to practice swimming and stay fit are welcome to join the ACC Squad in their morning training sessions.
Ready, Steady, Run!
The “150” Club running group is open to all students, teachers and parents. Runners of all levels of fitness are invited to join staff every Tuesday and Thursday morning at 7:20am for a run, departing from the gym entry.
There are beginner, intermediate and advanced courses (distances) to cater for all levels of ability, and each day students will record the distance they have run on their log sheet with the aim to reach 150 km (or any goal they set) by the end of the year.
We aim to provide an opportunity for all students to develop healthy lifestyles and improve fitness levels, and it is a great time of year to be up early going for a run in Lesmurdie!
Due to the fact that part of the running courses are off school grounds, students are required to print off and fill in the permission slip attached to this Newsletter, before commencing their program. Copies are also available for students to collect in the gym foyer.
Got Your Mouthguard?
Students who are interested in getting a new mouth guard for the upcoming 2019 football and basketball seasons are to get a mouth guard form from the PE Office.
Fitting dates are:
- Next Friday 8 March (Lunchtime in the gym kitchen)
- Friday 15 March (Lunchtime in the gym kitchen)
Head of Health and Physical Education