Calendar of Sporting Events - Term Four
6 December ~ Lacrosse State Final @ Fawkner Park
10 December ~ SFX Swimming Team Trials @ Northcote Aquatic Centre
SFX Swimming Team Trials ~ FINAL REMINDER
Tuesday 10th December @ Northcote Aquatic Centre
Straight up next Tuesday are the SFX Swimming Team Trials. This is an opportunity for any capable swimming athletes to trial for the school team, which competes at the district carnival in early 2020. These trials are open to all students in Year Two - Year Five who are already proficient squad swimmers. There are further details provided to all Year Two - Five parents via Care Monkey. Consider your child’s level of ability and willingness to participate and respond to accept the invitation to trial or decline. This is also a wonderful opportunity for parents to support the school sport program by volunteering to help at this event. If there are any further questions, please feel free to contact Mrs Hunter, Sport Coordinator.
Still MORE ‘Walk to School’ Good News!
Last Monday week, our whole school gathered on the new oval to participate in somewhat of a laps club and oval opening re-enactment in order to get some video footage as well as interviews with our students about the Walk to School events that we hosted here at SFX. Great thanks to all parents and staff members who helped to organise children and make this happen. This has now been cut, clipped and put together in a series of brief promotional videos for promotion of the 2020 program. We are just about set to share these videos with our entire school community so please, keep watching this space!
In addition, SFX students had the highest participation rate (amongst all category 2 schools) and have been selected as winners of the Banyule City Council’s major prize! This prize comprises active travel decals to the value of $3,000 which will be designed for our school, printed and located on the footpaths leading to our school in time for the new school year. Overall 12 Banyule Primary Schools signed up for Walk to School month with 2,134 students walk/ride or scooting over 27,000km – the distance to California and back! This is a fantastic outcome and we look forward to expanding the programme further in 2020.
What is also exciting is that several of our students have won an individual prize for their clever and creative designs entered into the Sneaker Design competition that was also run as part of ‘Walk to School’ October. Sincere congratulations, next week the following students will be presented with acknowledgement of their efforts:
. 1st Prize Ruby Raynes
· 2nd Prize Imogen Long
· 3rd Prize Olivia Rizzi
· Highly commended Alexander Griffiths
· Highly commended Georgie Colin
STATE Lacrosse Finals
Today a team of our Year Six students competed at the SSV (School Sport Victoria) Lacrosse STATE
Finals at Fawkner Park in South Yarra. The team members were: Henry Moran, Nick Canavan, Sean Tyrrell, Cooper Wilson, Caden Watts, Angus Tucker, Christian Troise, Jessica Cumming, Emily Natoli, Rachel Stanton.
Each game in our five game run at the finals was lead by a different captain. They experienced competition against some very strong teams from all across Melbourne. The team was well organised and stepped up to challenge in every game but fell short of a berth in the grand final. An amazing experience, created through very united team play, in a sport new to our school and district. They are to be congratulated for an enthusiastic effort and we credit the opposition teams for their level of skill and game play.
As the Year Six staff, and Interschool Sport lacrosse coaches, it has been an incredible journey of growth and success in a sport so new to the students. We have finished up the year on an ultimate high, taking on an unknown and rising to the challenge feeling accomplished. Well done to the entire team on representing themselves and St Francis Xavier so proudly. Congratulations, and huge thanks also to Mrs Miller, who led the team to their grand final win at Gala Day and a united effort at today's State competition.