Intermediate Interschool Tennis - reports from students
On Thursday 14 February, a team of Year 10 boys, along with the Year 9 girls and Year 9 boys, competed in the Whitehorse Division Intermediate Tennis Interschool, which was held at Boroondara Tennis Centre.
Even though we all played our best, the A team were only able to win 2 sets (Finn and Edwin), and we were unable to proceed to the next round. Unfortunately for us, Box Hill Senior came out on top overall. Most importantly, we remembered to have fun, which we definitely achieved.
We recommend that the Year 8s and 9s try out for tennis, just to have a hit, or represent Koonung. It's great to try something different away from the regular school routine and attend these competitions.
Thank you to tennis veteran, Mr Tuffnell, for supervising us and for being our personal bus driver on the day.
Edwin Zhu 10F
Year 9 Tennis Triumph
It was a lovely 23 degree day despite the clouds. The intermediate girls tennis team had been going through their first few games, which went pretty well as we were neither winning nor losing at that point. We were down to the very last game which would determine the fate of our team. It all rested on Amelie's tie breaker in the singles against Blackburn, we soon learned, at this moment, that we were tied against them. Whoever won that match would go on to Regionals! With that in mind, everyone soon became anxious and there was excitement as we watched and waited. Minutes flew by and everyone had become ecstatic and cheers were coming from both sides. After what looked like an exhausting match, Amelie had managed to win. The excitement wasn’t only on Amelie’s face, it also all spread on all of ours, knowing that we are going to compete in the regionals!
Katherine Hadji-Michael 9F
Year 9 Coordinator
Senior Netball teams
Our senior netballs teams enjoyed competing at the Whitehorse round robin with their coach Allira Howe.
Senior A Netball team
Senior B Netball team
House Swimming Carnival - Friday 22 February
All students are expected to attend and support the House Swimming Carnival on Friday 22 February at the Boroondara Sports Complex - 271C Belmore Rd, Balwyn North.
If leaving from Koonung departure time is 8.40am If going directly to venue start time is 9.15am. The event is anticipated to conclude by 2:30pm.
Students wishing to compete in Inter school Sports throughout the year MUST attend the event and compete in at least 1 event (novelty events included). Students are to either meet at the venue at 9.15am OR utilise pre-requested buses from school. Students who plan to make their own way to and from the venue do not require consent. On arrival all students are to find their allocated sub-school teachers to have their name marked off the roll. Students will be dismissed from the venue at approx. 2.30pm (buses will return those to school with prior consent). Any student who needs to leave before the end of the day for medical appointments must provide a note to their sub-school the day before the event. All students must wear their school sports uniform. An alternative top in their house colour is permitted. Costumes of house colours are also permitted. NO FREE DRESS. Make sure to bring your hat, sunscreen, bathers, towel and lunch/water. The café will be open and a cake stall run by the cast of the musical throughout the day for those wanting to purchase something extra.