District Swimming

The District Swimmers have done us proud! Not only were they good sports, filled places in relays for other schools but they swam their best bringing home lots of ribbons.

Our students ran supreme with the relays and with so many 'Firsts', in individual events and relays, we can't even count them!

What a group of champs!

Divisional Swimming 

On Friday at the Divisional Swimming Carnival in Korumburra we had some outstanding performances. Our school was strongly represented, with swimmers in most races. Students’ enthusiasm and support of one another throughout the day was exceptional and a credit to them.

The following students will go on to represent our school at the Regional Finals in Sale on the 14 March.

  • Ruby Pirouet – 50 m Freestyle
  • Cooper Bennet – 50m Butterfly
  • Archie Smyth – 50m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke
  • Oisin Flynn – 50m Breaststroke
  • 10yr Boys Freestyle Relay Team – Austin Lynch, Reeve Dennis, Cooper Bennet and Leith Cameron
  • 12/13yr Boys Freestyle Relay Team – Archie Smyth, Oisin Flynn, Aiden Smith and Will Patton
  • Boys Medley Relay Team - Archie Smyth, Oisin Flynn, Aiden Smith and Darby Smyth

Archie Smyth broke two Divisional Records on the day. Raising the bar for future swimmers in both of his individual events; 50m Butterfly and 50m Backstroke.

A brilliant display from a highly talented and very humble young athlete.

Matt Jackson

Physical Education Teacher

Sophia and her exceptional volunteering!

Sophia Hungerford (Year 11 Clarke) completed 8 years of Nippers, SRC and Bronze Medallion with Woolamai Beach Surf Life Saving Club, before spending the summer Sophia volunteering in a number of areas across the club.

Firstly, she helped to coordinate, train and supervise the Junior Age Managers (JAMs) for Nippers. The JAMs have a significant role in running Nippers, leading all the activities and teaching the program. Sophia helped to run a full day training session with the JAMs, focusing on how to communicate effectively with young children. Sophia then supported and guided the JAMs throughout the week long Nippers program.

Sophia reflects: "Witnessing the JAMs growth and connection with the kids over the seven days was incredibly rewarding. It was fulfilling to see the results of my hard work and months of planning come together.”

Sophia also volunteered her time to assist as a trainer at both the Woolamai Beach Bronze Camp (for members aged 15-18) and also their SRC camp (members aged 13+), which involved teaching lifesaving skills both in and out of the water.

Throughout the rest of the season, Sophia has served as a Junior Patrol Captain, often stepping into the Vice PC role when more senior members have been unavailable. Sophia also helped with water safety at the recent Channel Challenge and will be assisting with first aid at the up coming Cowes Classic. Last year she completed 115 hours volunteering in lifesaving and this year she intends to smash that number!

Recently Sophia was recognised by the club and received a Rising Leader Award within Bass Coast.

“Overall, this summer presented various challenges as I navigated through new aspects of being a leader at the club. However, it has also been incredibly rewarding to give back to the community and the club after my 12 years of involvement in Nippers, SRC, and Bronze” Sophia says.

Gracie Showmanship Sizzler!

Gracie Newman (Year 12 Bass) recently participated in ALL 4 One Summer Sizzler. She competed in 5 different classes winning 4 out of 5 of the competitions. The classes were Showmanship, Hunter under Saddle, Western trail and Horsemanship.

Within Showmanship, she received the highest score of the show beating all open riders.

She has state championships next week and Nationals at the end of April. We wish you all the best for the exciting time ahead.

Go Gracie!