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Year 9 Girls' Henry V Play
This past term the Year Nine girls have been studying Shakespeare’s play Henry V. This Sunday, October 25, marks the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, which is the climax of this play. The Year Nine girls performed Act V Scene II of Shakespeare’s Henry V, after many weeks of dedicated rehearsals, on the last day of Term Three. Each girl in the class contributed to the success of the play. The class tastefully designed and created period costumes for the play.
Thank you to our classmates who generously worked behind the scenes to do our hair and make–up for the play and who provided musical accompaniment for the performance. We would also like to thank our English teacher, Sr Mary Thomas, for directing our play. We were rewarded for our efforts in rehearsing the scenes by excellent performances on the day of the play. The Year Nine girls hope that all the teachers, parents and students who attended the performances enjoyed it as much as we enjoyed performing for you! Thank you.
- Gemma Ockerse
Year Nine pupil
School Sports Victoria Inter-school Sport
Secondary Regional Athletics
On Thursday the 8th of October, a group of students including Shonta Rayner, Genevieve Ockerse, Sascha Rayner, Joseph Garner and James Verleg proudly represented our school at the Southern Metropolitan Regional Athletics that took place at Casey Fields Athletics Track in Cranbourne.
The weather was spectacular with a light breeze, and perfect conditions for athletics. All students competed and placed well among the many large athletic schools. Sascha Rayner ran third in her 200 metres race and Genevieve Ockerse placed second in her Javelin event. It was a good day and a good introduction to inter-school athletics.
Congratulations to all the students who placed and competed, and thank you to the teachers who gave their day to supervise, support and encourage our athletes throughout the day.
On Friday 16 October, the Grade 5/6 boys competed in the primary inter-school cricket competition at Pakenham Oval. The boys got off to a flying start, winning their first two games by margins of 100 and 150 runs. The third game was much closer. After a valiant effort the boys went down to the eventual winners, Nar Nar Goon, 130 - 118. In the final match of the day the boys came up against local rival Chairo. The boys batted first and lost very few wickets on their way to 119 runs. Outstanding fielding and accurate bowling kept Chairo to just 98 runs. After a very successful and fun day, St Thomas Aquinas College was awarded overall second place. An outstanding effort against a field of five teams. The behaviour and sportsmanship of the boys was exemplary throughout the day.
SSV Primary Inter-school Volleyball
On Friday 16 October, girls and boys from Grades Five and Six participated in the inter-school primary volleyball competition.
The girls played four games on the day. Their first match was a tight tussle against Chairo, with the girls winning in two close sets, 21-17 and 21-14. Their second match was against Officer, and the girls got off to a flyer, winning the first set 21-12. However the second set was much closer with the girls winning 22-20. The third match of the day was against Nar Nar Goon, in which the girls suffered their only loss of the day going down in two very close sets, 21-19 and 21-18. In the girls’ final match of the day the girls came away with a convincing win of 21-12 and 21-11. The overall results for the day saw St Thomas Aquinas College come in second overall to Nar Nar Goon.
The boys also played four games, winning them all and being named the Officer Division Champions. The first three games were won fairly convincingly in two sets, however the final match of the day was extremely close. The boys won the first set 21-17 but dropped the second set 16 points to 21. This set up an epic final set, which, it turned out, was to determine the divisional champions. The boys managed to win the deciding set 23 points to 21.
All of these results came at a tremendous effort and both the girls and the boys are to be congratulated on their efforts as well as their wonderful behaviour and good sportsmanship. Well done to all the pupils who participated.
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