On Wednesday 11 April the College participated in the 2018 Interhouse Cross Country Carnival. The event was held in the afternoon during Periods 5 and 6 and it was fantastic to see the House spirit and carnival atmosphere on display, led by our Head of Houses and also Mrs Mulley and Ms Kyd on the microphone.
In the lead-up to the carnival, the emphasis was placed on participation as every student who finished the race earned points for their House, with bonus points allocated to runners who finished in the top 24 for their respective age/gender group.
I am pleased to report that the carnival was a success with 717 students finishing the race, either running, jogging or walking. It was an extremely close finish to the carnival with Magdeburg and Premontre tying at the top of the scoreboard with 890 points each. Tongerlo finished 3rd on 888 points, Kilnacrott 4th with 830 points and Xanten in 5th with 704 points.
Congratulations to the following age group Champions and Runner Up Champions:
7 Girls Champion: Paige Craven Bower
7 Girls Runner Up: Summer Pollard
7 Boys Champion: Cooper Notley
7 Boys Runner Up: Vlad Lavi
8 Girls Champion: Holly Giles
8 Girls Runner Up: Clare Davey
8 Boys Champion: Lance Cornwall
8 Boys Runner Up: Theo Steed
9 Girls Champion: Shenae Hartree
9 Girls Runner Up: Lily McDonald
9 Boys Champion: Francesco Tilli
9 Boys Runner Up: Aaron Cohen
10 Girls Champion: Chloe Reder
10 Girls Runner Up: Suzanne Vagg Johnson
10 Boys Champion: Colin Sunny
10 Boys Runner Up: Marcus Triscari
11 Girls Champion: Felicity Plewright
11 Girls Runner Up: Gracie Farrar
11 Boys Champion: Jaco Jansen van Rensburg
11 Boys Runner Up: Lubin Benedict
12 Girls Champion: Elizabeth Skinner-Drakeford
12 Girls Runner Up: Savahna Nevill
12 Boys Champion: Noel Mancuveni
12 Boys Runner Up: Samuel Rowlands
Thank you for the assistance from staff and parent helpers (Mr Catalano, Mrs Craven, Mrs D’Auria-Povia, Mrs Eyre, Mrs Fernandez and Mrs Williams) in making a successful Cross Country Carnival for our students. In particular a special thank you to all those who filled a role either as course marshals, first aid attendants, results entry, recovery area, announcing, Head of Houses and staff spirit leaders in House bays. Once again, I thought the House spirit on display was fantastic and it was great to see the Houses cheer on the runners as they came down the home straight.
For those on Facebook, you can jump on the St Norbert College page and see the Facebook Live video Mr Matthew Biddle organised of the presentations, which was streamed live. A great initiative in showcasing our community to a wider audience.
I encourage all students, particularly those who finished in the top 10 of their races, to attend Canons Running Club which starts Friday Week 2.1 in preparation for the ACC Cross Country Carnival.
A fantastic way to round out the term and I thank the students for their participation.
Mr M Price (Head of Sport)