BLOG POST – Written by Yshi and Osi
Friday (Week 4) , ten year 6 girls were set for Golden Grove for the SAPSASA Netball Knockouts.
It was many of the girl’s first try at competitive netball, so it was quite new to them. Most teams had a selection of year 7s, so we were given the disadvantage from the start.
We started strong with a win, and continued on to finish equal second in our division of 6 teams, with 5 wins and 2 losses. The team improved throughout the day, winning to a team we originally lost to, as we had to play some schools twice.
It was an enjoyable experience, and we definitely had lots of fun with our friends and represented the school well. We couldn’t have gone without our fantastic umpire, Mrs. Reed, and of course, Mrs. Cooymans.
Well done to all of the girls of came out for their fantastic effort.
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.