On Thursday 1 September, the Intermediate (Years 9 & 10) Boys competed and placed 6th overall in the SSV Squash State Finals.


Roshan Jivanjee (Player 1), Andrew Jang (Player 2) & Tim Nicolaides / Advaith Nandibevoor Patil (Player 3) just fell short of making the semi-finals but played in the McKinnon spirit throughout the competition.


The scores were:

R1: Melbourne High (Team 1) we lost 3-0 

R2: Melbourne High (Team 5) we lost 2-1 

R3: Melbourne High (Team 8) we WON 3-0 and

Finals: Melbourne High (Team 3) we lost 3-0 


Special thanks to Darcy Hayes for coaching us and to Mrs Hooper for taking us and organizing the squash programme.


We enjoyed the day.

Roshan Jivanjee, Andrew Jang, Tim Nicolaides & Advaith Nandibevoor Patil


Intermediate Boys Squash Team 


Senior Girls Netball 

On Tuesday 30 August the Senior Girls Netball Squad competed at the All Schools State Netball Finals at the State Netball Centre in Parkville.  


It was a tough day as the team came up against the best schools in the state. We were only one of two public schools who qualified to compete. The girls played some admirable Netball and came 4th in their group. 

The team also got to meet some of their heroes on the day, Australian Diamonds stars Caitlin Thwaites and Tegan Philps. Well done to the squad on some exceptional Netball this year. 

Jennifer Pemberton



Intermediate Girls Netball

On Monday 5 September the Intermediate Girls Netball Squad competed at the State finals at Jells Park in Wheelers Hill.


The girls played a tough three games against the best schools in the state, finishing 3rd in their pool and just missing out on semi finals. 


Well done to the girls for coming into the State finals undefeated and showcasing some top quality Netball. 


Rhiannon Parker



On Tuesday 6 September the Year 8 Girls Soccer team set off to Darebin International Sports center and fought for the state title. 


Our first game was against Ballarat High School, where we challenged ourselves and the opposition and came through with a win of 6-0. We continued this winning streak, winning our second match against Chairo Christian school, 3-0. Going into our final game of the pool, we needed a win or draw to send us through to the State Finals. It was a tough game but we persevered and managed to maintain a 0-0 draw sending us into the finals. 


In the Grand Final, we were up against Maribyrnong College where we fought extremely hard but unfortunately lost 6-0, coming home with the second. 

A tremendous effort from the girls. 

Harley Karro
Harley Karro

Harley Karro 

Year 8 Student


On Tuesday 6 September the Year 7 Girls Soccer team played in the state finals at Darebin International Sports Centre. 


The team won its first match 3-0 against Ballarat High School. They continued to win their second match against Bass Coast Secondary College 6-1. Our final pool match was against Edgars Creek Secondary College where we needed a win or a draw to make the State Final. We had over 20 attempts on goal throughout this match and struggled to get one in. The girls ran hard all day and gave their all but unfortunately, we lost 2-0 in this match to finish 3rd in the state. 

A magnificent effort by all the girls in the team. Well done girls. 


James Bridges



The Years 7 & 8 Girls and Boys Junior Squash teams have won the State School Squash competition. The Year 8 teams won the title and the two Year 7 Boys were runners-up.


The girls team players were Tarenya Joshi, Freya Kitney and Alysha Du.

The Year 8 Boys team players were Adam Short, Vibhan Jivanjee and Michael Zhang.

The Boys Year 7 team players were Seung Yoon Lee and Luca Moscon.

All players really tried their best and proved to be successful.


The teams were coached through the year by Mr Buntman and students thanked him for the effort.


Benn Buntman