The last few weeks have been busy with a lot of teams representing NHS. Our Futsal Competitions are in full swing starting off with our Intermediate Teams Competing earlier in the term, then our Year 8’s competing this week, and finishing off with our Year 7’s next week. The competition has been fast and competitive and the days have been enjoyed by all.
Congratulations to our Intermediate and Yr 7 Boys Hockey teams who qualified to compete in the State Finals at Footscray Hockey Centre. Both teams played some fantastic matches, and were very competitive, but just couldn’t finish it off to make it to the top of their pool. All members from both teams should be proud of themselves for making it through to State. Who knows ? Next year we might take out the title. Thank you to Ms Archibald for coaching all of our hockey teams through many training sessions at school and then coaching the Yr 7’s on the day. Thanks to our Intermediate Student coaches, Molly McKenzie and Max McConville.
Congratulations to our Yr 7 and 8 Boys Cricket teams who travelled to Bendigo on Thursday 18 November to compete in the State Quarter Final. In warm conditions both teams were defeated by the very Strong Sporting School, Bendigo South East Secondary College. Thank you to the players, parents and staff who have supported both teams throughout the many games and finals that they have competed in. Thank you to Mr Price, Mrs Lester and Mr Thompson who have been coaching the boys along the way.
On Thursday 10 of November our Sports Awards Breakfast that was held in the GMR. It was a fantastic morning and feedback from Parents, Staff and Students was that it was enjoyed by all . It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate our students Sporting Achievements, and to give thanks to the many students and staff who coached and participated in sport for our School.
Thank you to our guest speakers, and former students, Annabelle Stray and Lizzie Williams. Annabelle and Lizzie, who are now successful athletes, spoke about how Sport at School was an important beginning to their journey to their success today. Hopefully they have inspired some of our students to follow their dreams.
NHS Sporting Blue Awards –
Athletics – Douglas Buckeridge
Badminton- Daniel Gregory
Basketball – Joe Furphy
Baseball – Stanley Goodwin
Cricket – Ted Wearn-Jarvis
Cross Country – Tom Hall
Football – Ben Levens
Futsal – Nicholas Owcsarek
Hockey – Max McConville
Netball – Louisa Nikolajuk
Soccer – John Pappas
Swimming – Katie Gevaux
Tennis – Alfred Walker
Table Tennis – Jordan O’Connor
Volleyball – Noey Lum
NHS Staff Coach of the Year – Heath Thompson
NHS Student Coach of the Year- Luke Williams
NHS Junior Female Sport Person of the Year – Molly Uwland
NHS Junior Male Sport Person of the Year – Connor Lester
NHS Middle School Female Sport Person of the Year – Georgia McErlain
NHS Middle School Male Sport Person of the Year – Donvan Toohey
NHS Service to Student Sport Award of the Year – Munni Milton-Moon
NHS Service to Staff Sport Award of the Year – Craig Price
Swimming Age Champions
16 yrs – Julien Krieger, Georgia Gilbert
15 Yrs – Katie Gevaux, Timothy Ingram
14 Yrs – Hannah Proctor-Parkin, Thomas Noonan
13 Yrs - Grace Young, Hayden Nunn
12 Yrs – Georgia Proctor-Parkin
16 Yrs – Alexander Phokos, Sophie Uwland
15 Yrs – Arlo Sutcliffe, Nadine Robinson-Danckert
14 Yrs- Alex Johston, Molly Uwland
13 Yrs – Sara Vaelaa, Charlie Turnbull-Jones
As we wrap up the Sporting Year, we would like to thank all of the Staff and Students who have made our sporting days so successful. It really is about Students being healthy and active, developing their skills and learning about teamwork and leadership. We certainly have achieved all of those many times over. Well done NHS, we are looking forward to 2017.
Mrs Blanchard and Pauline Dridan
Speech by Lizzie Williams attached