There have been many successes across the College in sport this winter. Not only did many teams and students earn their way through to the SSV Regional Finals, but so many of our students get the opportunity to play sport and develop personal skills and qualities that the sporting environment encourages and nourishes. There were many sporting events where our College had more teams entered than schools in our district that are 5 times the size of MESC. Not only are our students present on the day but they look like a team in full uniform, they are polite, respectful and supportive of each other. As a staff member often present on these days, I always leave feeling very lucky and proud to be working with such great students on a daily basis. I would like to congratulate the following teams and students on their successes and wish them well in their future Finals Endeavours in term 4. Well done to all!
Congratulations to Gracie Fielden (year 7) who has made the U/13 Victorian Girls Hockey Team. She will compete in Hobart in the school holidays. Best wishes from MESC Gracie!
Regional Cross Country Finalists:
Abbey Brady, Nathan Acheson, Joshua Berry, Nicholas Davis, Oliver Heavey, Shyah Ithier, Jocelyn Loukes, Nathan Mann, Remme Mason, Corey Riddle, Emmerson Smith, Sarah Standfield, Jessica Ward.
State Cross Country Finalist:
Abbey Brady (6th at State Finals)
Year 7 Girls Hockey Team:
Gracie Fielden, Bella Aitken, Lily Aston, Lola Fernandez, Elizabeth Geppert, Freya Hollingsworth, Remme Mason, Isla O’Keefe, Sophie Price, Georgia Sharpe, Abbey Standfield.
Year 8 Girls Hockey Team:
Sarah Standfield, Aisling Wilkinson, Georgia Wilkinson, Hayley Richards, Lily Beardmore, Chloe Carey, Hannah Robinson, Lily Aston, Oliva Cole, Zoe Messner, Tori Ward, Milly Cunnington, Emmy Smith, Chloe O’Neill
Year 8 Girls Table Tennis Team:
Natasha Bates, Aria Chidambaranathan, Milla English, Louise Henley, Ella Kingston, Elise Laurent, Amber Monteith, Isabella Pasic, Emily Tei, Grace Wilson.
Year 8 Girls Badminton Team:
Tori Ward, Olivia Cole, Hannah Robinson, Chloe O’Neill, Natasha Bates, Aria Chiadambaranathan, Lucinda Curry, Louise Henley, Hayley Richards, Emily Tei, Milly Verhagen, Georgia Wilkinson, Aisling Wilkinson, Grace Wilson.
Year 7 Girls Badminton Team:
Sadie Gill, Iuliia Mikhailova, Elizabeth Geppert, Olivia Fitzgerald, Lizzie Abeling
Senior Boys Soccer:
Patrick Briggs, Alex Briggs, Tom Wesley, Tom Gibson, Flynn Brookes, Max Felmingham, Josh Curry, Jacob Bald, Ryan Scott, Noel Schmidt, Daniel Ringheim, Harry Maxwell, Nathan Mann, Andrew Wright
I am pleased to report that as a school we were successful in entering a school U/14 mixed hockey team into a club competition over winter this year. The team consisted of 13 girls and 1 boy so were entered into a mixed/boys competition. Coaching and watching the team play was one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. They were playing in an extremely tough competition but whatever the team faced each week they didn’t give up and continued to improve all with a smile on their faces. The greatest result from this experience is that we have more teenagers playing sport and wanting to continue to do so. Who could ask for more?! I would like to send a huge congratulations and thanks to Lily Fielden (year 10), Gabi Fairclough (year 11) and Carolyn van Der Bijl (year 10) who coached the girls each week at training while I was at our weekly staff meeting. These senior girls gave up their own time to be at Monash Peninsula Hockey Field each week and demonstrated maturity and leadership to a high level. Congratulations to all coaches and players on a great season and as a College we will look forward to expanding our team entries into multiple sports in the community in Summer of 2019 and throughout 2020.
On the past Friday nights, a group/team of students have played in an outside of school hockey tournament, but still playing under the name of Mount Eliza Secondary College. We competed in a Hockey Victoria U/14 Mixed Club competition. Although we didn’t have a win, we all had a fun time playing. We have created such good friendships along the way and all have improved with our skills so much. On behalf of the team we would like to thank Mrs Leonard, Carolyn Van Der Bijl, Lily Fielden and Gabi Fairclough (year 10s) for helping us get all this way. We would not have done any of this without their help.
Chloe Carey & Aish Wilkinson 8D