Welcome back to Term 4 and the start of the 2020-21 Summer Co-curricular season.
I want to congratulate a number of students, staff and coaches for their efforts over the pre-season and holiday period. A number of our talented Tennis players competed in the prestigious NSW Tennis tournament in the holidays where we had some great success. Our team finished 2nd overall and well done also to Nikita Nikitenko who finished 1st in the singles tournament. All of our players had great success where we also finished 2nd, 3rd and 4th in the doubles in this very demanding competition lasting 3 days.
Our 1st XI Cricket also secured the Berg-Murphy annual shield against St Patrick’s Strathfield for the first time since 2014 as well as a famous victory against Riverview. Our Basketball teams competed in trials against some other CAS Schools and all performed well and our 1sts and 2nds are playing this Friday night against Cranbrook for the first round of CAS but unfortunately, only players and a parent are able to attend as part of Covid restrictions. However, we wish them well plus all other activities for their first full proper round for the new season. The 1sts teams will also be attired in the new co-curricular apparel for the season which is very impressive and is something these teams will wear with pride.
Congratulations to the following students selected as leaders for the new Summer season:
1st XI Cricket Captain – Sam Connolly
Captain of Cricket – Dylan Brown
1st V Basketball Captain – Eoin Morrissey
Captain of basketball – Charles Harris
1st VII Water Polo Captain – Alessio Imhoff
Captain of Water Polo – James Privett
Captain of Lawn Bowls – Jude Sedley
Captain of Swimming – Remy Crompton-Lamb
1st IV Tennis Captain – Nikita Nikitenko
Captain of Tennis – Kai Jones
Captain of Table Tennis – George Vouros
Captain of Diving – Harrison Palmer
Captain of Music – Harrison Palmer
Vice Captain of Music – Dante Bryan
Captain of Touch Football – Reeve Smith
These students have been identified as role models for younger students and have proven that they can represent the College by meeting all expectations to the highest standards.
Finally, I just want to remind all families of the importance of following all necessary protocols for both home and away venues for Covid protocols. As well I also want to remind all parents of students of the correct processes in requesting leave by emailing myself with as much notice as possible. The importance of students meeting their co-curricular commitments though is very important not only for the College’s commitments and as part of their enrolment, but also for their overall well-being. New Australian Government Physical Activity guidelines recommend 90 minutes a day for all adolescents of moderate to vigorous exercise to maintain good levels of health.
I want to also wish our 2020 Year 12 cohort the very best for their current HSC Exams and hope they all know we are behind you!
Best wishes to all activities and teams for the season and ‘Go the Waves!’