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ST MARY'S COLLEGE NEWSLETTER TERM 1 WEEK 7

From the Principal

Term 1 continues to be action packed with many wonderful events taking place that are helping our students to celebrate and enjoy their time at school. We have had two fantastic swimming carnivals on Primary and Secondary which saw great participation, team work and House Spirit. It was so pleasing to see everyone enjoying their time around the poolside on two very steamy hot days. A very special thank you to Steven Gregory- HOLA Phys Ed and Health and Jorji Harman- PE specialist for all their great work ensuring such successful events.

Other highlights last week included a wonderful Year 7 Camp as part of our transition to Secondary. The students had a great time exploring a range of diverse activities at Broome Camp school. This year the boys went first and were then joined by the girls on the second day and finally the girls had a day to themselves to round out the experience. This has been a great way for the students to get to know each other.

Another wonderful event was the Primary Disco last Friday night to round out week 6. The students of all ages embraced the theme of all things Hawaiian and much fun was had by all. The Year 6 SRC team did a wonderful job running the event and raised great funds for Caritas this year.

There are many initiatives running across both campus' this year for Caritas and I encourage all families to support our efforts. Please feel free to donate Easter Eggs for our Easter Egg raffle at the end of term. Tickets will be coming home to every family this week.

Year 2:

We have had such a fabulous start to Year 2 in 2021. We have been learning all about being kind, respectful and responsible in the classroom and on the playground. Miss Melis and Miss Shannon have been so impressed with the way we are all being kind to each, especially during this Lenten season. We have been learning all about giving compliments, the different ways to be smart and making responsible learning decisions.

Last Thursday we also had Water Fun Day and had so much fun! We want to say a big thanks to Miss Janenell and Miss Jennifer for organising the day for us. We all went home so tired!

Year 6 Jiribuga's Class Mass

Today the Year 6’s joined Father Patricio at Nulungu Chapel to celebrate Jiribuga’s Class Mass. It was a lovely reflection about God’s forgiveness if unlimited, and students participated reverently.

Primary Swimming Carnival

On Thursday our Primary students in Years 3-6 participated in our Primary House Swimming Carnival. It was a fun filled day with excellent sportsmanship on display. Congratulations to all students who gave it a go and tried their best in their races. A special congratulations to Barbier for winning the carnival very convincingly for the second year in a row! 💙

A huge thank you to all of the parent helpers who volunteered their time to help out on the day - these events aren’t possible without you so thank you very much! A special mention to parent Taryn Ryan for these incredible photos that perfectly capture an incredible day 🏊🏾‍♂‍🏊🏼‍♀‍

Here are our champions 🏆

Year 3 Boys: 1.Tomas Duplex, 2. Noah Pigram, 3. Harry Burnham

Year 3 Girls: 1. Indie-Rose Michael, 2.Olive Stewart, 3. Ailish-Mae Harvey

Year 4 Boys: 1.Thomas Garstone, 2.Alby Bell & Charlie Burnham

Year 4 Girls: 1. Indiana Russell, 2. Tehya Parriman, 3. Matilda Slager

Year 5 Boys: 1. Max Mitchell, 2. Francis Graffen, 3. Mitchell Wood

Year 5 Girls: 1. Olivia Kennedy, 2. Lauren Hudson, 3. Mahli Killeen

Year 6 Boys: 1. Kai Birch, 2. Will Duplex, 3. Spencer Groenenberg

Year 6 Girls: 1. Molly Bell, 2. Hazel Wilson, 3. Maliyah Angus

Secondary Swimming Carnival

This year’s House swimming carnival was a great success, with the weather turning it on the excellent conditions meant that we had lots of participants in events and many students entering in events on the day to help receive points for their house. We kept some changes from last year, such as online nominations for events, school medallions for 1st, 2nd and 3rd champions and swimmers competing in their year groups. This tear we added some different novelty events and some chances to have free swim to get as many students in the pool as possible throughout the day. This seemed to be welcomed by the students and allowed for them to compete against all their peers. It was great to see such great sportsmanship and house spirit throughout the day. I’d like to thank all the teachers for their support on the day and all the Parents who came to support their children at the event.

It was a tight tussle at the top of the leader board all day, but the eventual winners were O’Brien, just beating last year’s champions Rice. Congratulations to them and Head of House, Mr Flanagan. Order of winning houses below:

O’Brien

Rice

Barbier

Ward

We also had some great swims on the day and saw a few records broken:

Paul Hellberg – 25m Fly in 16.03

Felix Carroll – 50m Br in 40.56

Rachel Wilson – 50m Bk in 39.75

Brianna Binning – 50m Fr 31.81, 25m Fr in 13.27, 25m Fly in 15.78

Nathan Ralph – 50m Fr in 26.12, 25m Fr in 11.68, 25m Fly in 12.81, 50m Bk in 31.88

A list of all the Champion swimmers by age are below:

Yr/Gender 1st 2nd 3rd

7Female - 1.Mikayla Meinsma , 2.Imogen Sansoni , 3.Annabella Thompson

7Male - 1.Lachlan Hearsch, 2.Willem Miedema, 3.Paul Hellberg

8Female 1.Lucia Smith, 2.Paisley Westlake, 3.Sydney Ford

8Male 1.Felix Carroll, 2.Mitchell Binning, 3.Mathew Ralph

9Female - 1.Sofia Rand, 2.Claire Smith, 3.Carlia Rainey Barton

9Male - 1.Wyatt Smith, 2.Kaedan McPherson-Stanbridge, 3.Jay Hill

10Female - 1.Hannah Miedema, 2.Rachel Wilson, 3.Amica Giancono

10M 1.Lewis Varga, 2.Lachlan Famlonga, 3.Daniel Harris

OPEN Female - 1.Brianna Binning, 2.Bella Hill, 3.Matilda Allen

OPEN Male - 1.Nathan Ralph, 2.Joshua Anderson, 3.JV Hungerford -Morgan

Outdoor Education

The Year 12 Outdoor education students have been busy training for this year’s camp. The students will be participating in the Gibb Challenge mountain bike ride. This ride starts in Derby and travels the whole length of the Gibb River Road, camping at Imintji Community, Mt Elizabeth Station, Ellenbrae Station, Home Valley Station and finishing at El Questro. In total the students will ride 660 kilometres in their teams over the week.

The students are riding on a Tuesday during their class time. They have been starting school early on a Thursday morning and riding 20 kilometres around the Broome area. The ride takes place in Term 2 so you may see the students out on the road training. Please give them a wave of encouragement if you happen to see them out training.

Year 7 Camp

Year 7 Camp went off without a hitch! The camp was organised a little differently this year, with the students being split into 2 groups. On Wednesday the Year 7 boys headed off to the Camp School, while the Year 7 girls were at school showing off their artistic talents. They painted some rubbish bins and cooked up some delicious food, while the boys were at camp shooting arrows, climbing ropes and exploring the camp grounds at night playing Spotlight.

Easter Egg Donation

Nulungu College 50th Anniversary