The knockout soccer team was a much anticipated carnival for soccer enthusiasts at HFCS. We had so much interest we had to hold numerous trials to select a squad. Well done to all students who trialled and well done to the students who were selected.
We have participated in this carnival for numerous years and have always had some success. This year was no different with HFCS taking out the first round robin carnival at Ardtonish.
Ardornish 8-0 win
St Augustines 4-1 win
Round two took us to St Columba.
A galant effort by the boys today playing 3 games against some tough competition. It must be mentioned that all schools had year 7s to choose from which gave them an advantage from the start.
The boys were brave and showed some fantastic passages of play during the day.
St Columba 5-1 loss
Greenwith 1-0 win
Gleeson 6-2 loss
Some stand out performances but both me and Nick felt that Carlo demonstrated true Holy Family spirit. The flexibility to play out of his normal position and give his absolute best, and then off the field ensuring all the strips were packed away properly in the kit bag. Fantastic effort!!
Today students ventured to Ridley reserve for the Catholic schools outer northern football carnival.
Another fantastic carnival with outstanding efforts from our students. Once again they represented the school admirably and the performance followed. We took 43 students today ranging from years 4-6 both girls and boys. A packed schedule saw the teams play 5 or 6 games of modified footy.
This was a lot of students first taste of footy and it’s fair to say they loved it. After the first game, you could see the confidence grow and the skills continued to improve during the day. Many thanks to India, Nina and Dom who helped out on the day and also the other parents who came along to support.
Well done footballers!!
2nd of July – Blog catchup
Tuesday the 2nd saw our students venture to Priceline stadium for the catholic schools netball carnival. This has always been a fantastic day and we always have strong representation.
This year was no different with 63 students both girls and boys ranging from years 4-6 coming along and participating in netball. There were some fantastic team and individual performances but also the games were played in great spirit. The students thoroughly enjoyed themselves and there were numerous students playing netball for the first time.
Thanks to all the parents who attended the carnival your support is much appreciated and these carnivals wouldn’t happen without your support.
It was such a busy day we didnt get a chance to take photos.
30th July – Blog catchup
Tuesday the 30th saw the long awaited rescheduled soccer carnival. This carnival was meant to be played over a term ago but was postponed due to poor weather. Today the weather was much better and the students experienced a fantastic carnival planned by our northern cluster of catholic schools. Our first year part of the cluster, it has allowed us to take many more students to sports they may not be able to attend due to numbers.
This carnival gave an amazing opportunity for students succeed outside the classroom and 65 students both boys and girls to participated, some for the first time ever playing soccer.
The abilities were mixed across teams and the teamwork and encouragement was amazing to see. We also took 18 year 4 students who thoroughly enjoyed the opportunities to participate in a carnival.
So many fantastic performances, all students should be congratulated.
Special thanks to the amazing help from Elyse, Andy, Nick and Hayley. Also Nina and Sandra (parent helpers), this allowed the day to run smoothly.
7th of August – Blog catch up
HFCS always has an excellent representation at the SACPSSA cross country carnival in the Adelaide parklands. This year was no exception with 63 students attending.
The rain held off and students had a fantastic day. One of our best ever performances with three first place finishes. A tough 2km course with hills and creeks through the parklands, we had 63 students all complete the course. Ranging from year 3s to 6 our students represented the school admirably.
Special mention to Makur who finished 4th in Year 3 division B. Budleech who won Year 5 division B. Pieng who won a gold medal for first in Year 5 division A and finally Liam who took out the final race winning gold in the Year 6 division A.
Special mention to Hayley for helping with training and today. Also to the parents who come and supported us.
Today students from HFCS ventured to the Playford Tennis Centre for the SACPSSA tennis carnival. This is one of the first times our school has attended the tennis carnival and was the first ever carnival at Playford.
It was such a fantastic day, freezing cold weather but flaming hot tennis!!
Our students were excellent, showing that lunch time practice and tennis in PE really pays off.
All of our students experienced multiple wins with James M and Sama winning sportsman ship awards. It was a fantastic effort by all involved.
With the Athletics carnival fast approaching in week 7. We will be holding trials this Friday for students to be selected to represent Holy Family at the carnival at Santos Stadium.
With some year 6s on camp will hold extra trials on Monday and Tuesday (Week 2) to ensure everyone has a chance to trial.
We advise students to wear PE uniform if they wish to trial.
With changes in catholic education, Year 3s will be participating in selected events this year..
Students will be trialing for the following events:
100m, 200m, 400m, 800m & 1500m running events.
Hurdles (Only for years 5/6)
We have invited students that have recorded fast sprint times during sports day trials. High jump, Shot Put and long distance is open to any student who feels they are capable to perform at the event.
WOW!! What a day
Leanne, Nick and myself are so proud of all the students that attended the T20 cricket carnival today.
Our school had the largest number of participants and each student loved every minute of the day. To put it into perspective HFCS took 6 teams today (5 boys and 1 girls) compared to 1 or 2 from other schools.
They represented themselves and the school admirably and the results took care of themselves. We placed well across the board scoring numerous runs and taking lots of wickets.
A special mention has to be made to some outstanding performances.
The boys team of: Liam, Udesh, Finn, Khoi, Gowtham, Logan and Nathan finished equal top and only missed out by a total of 60 runs across the day.
The girls team of: Kristina, Kushi, Hannah, Patience, Sristi, Lily, Imogen, Shanthana, Ann-Maria and Deepthi finished top and took out the day earning them a trip to Adelaide Oval for the state final (back to back!!!)
MVP of the day – Eric
Not only for some fantastic cricket skills, but each team had a captain. Wow did Eric not only excel at this role but took on the role of team manager and ensured they were on time to games and everyone got a fair go batting and bowling.
We can’t keep the smile off our faces and neither can the students!!
After two big weeks of swimming it was a pleasure to present the students with their SAPSASA ribbons. The following students received ribbons for their outstanding performances.
Ethan – 2nd
Cam – 3rd
Nicky-Rose – 2nd
Damien – 1st
Gowtham – 2nd
Liam – 3rd
Kristina – 1st
Ryan – 3rd
Damien – 2nd
Gowtham – 1st
Kristina – 1st
Damien – 2nd
Gowtham – 1st
Kristina – 2nd
Ryan – 3rd
Kristina – 2nd
Along with some fantastic individual performances, Holy Family was a united team on the day, taking out the Para Districts Swimming Championship. A fantastic effort, well done to all involved.
Students missing from photo: Evie and Shyla
After numerous early morning training sessions our swimming team had the chance to represent themselves and their school in the Para Districts and Catholic Schools carnivals. In week 6 in a modified carnival due to the extreme heat in week 5, students represented themselves admirably at Salisbury Pool. Students competed with other schools in numerous distances and strokes to gain a place in the Para Districts team. All swimmers should be proud of their efforts but a special mention to Kristina, Lily, Gowtham and Damien who have been selected and will compete at Marion on the 28th of March. We wish them all the best.
On Wednesday the 13th of March a group of 15 students were selected to represent Holy Family at Magill University Pool for the Catholic Schools carnival. Once again there were some fantastic performances and students represented themselves in an outstanding manor. A special mention to Joseph, our lone Year 3 student who gave his all, as well as a number of students who give us promise for future years. Our senior students were outstanding, coming second in the open medley and Year 6 relay. Kristina just missed out on age champion with 4 seconds and a first and Lily also came home with a number of seconds and a third.
Once again congratulations to the following students who represented the school.
Daniel Pearce & Leanne Cooymans