High School House Cross Country Event

The House Cross Country event was held on Thursday 3rd April and saw a good level of participation from students throughout the high school and the Class 5 and 6 primary students. Students were transported from school to “Brunswick Heads Surf Club” car park and after a spectacular start, they ran, walked and crawled to the finish line at Torakina Beach.

Each student scored points for their house depending on their finishing position overall as well as within their age and gender group. At the end of the day the house scores were very close and a special congratulations to all house captains who encouraged their team members to participate and perform at their best.

The final scores

1st Place Olympia 1684 pts
2nd Place Sparta 1679 pts
3rd Place Athens 1420 pts
4th Place Crete 1406 pts

Some excellent individual performances need to be mentioned. First overall was Thibault Walker year 11, 2nd Tom Pierce year 11, 3rd Sachin Smith year 9. First for the girls was Brianna Hart year 8, 2nd Manon Pouget Year 8, 3rd- Hannah Murray year 9. The three students in each age group were invited to compete at the north coast independent school championships.
The primary class 5 and 6 classes ran a smaller circuit earlier in the morning and showed some excellent form from all participants finishing the course very quickly. The top 5 from each age group and gender were invited to represent the school at the North coast Independent Schools Competition.

Boys top 5,- 1st Kaden Ellyard class 6, 2nd Kade Atkinson, class 6, 3rd Hugh Bishop class 5, 4th Kobi May class 5, 5th Mayshar Lerner class 5.
Girls top 5,- 1st Aoife Gordos class 5, 2nd Jasmine Ruthven class 5, 3rd Edie Mayson class 6, 4th Matilda Hagen class 5, 5th Bayla Kenway class 5.

Thank you to all staff who assisted on the day and to all students who participated with a sense of fun and achievement.

Steve Richards (Ric)