26 November 2018

Middle School Inter-House Athletics Carnival

On a fine winter's day, the Middle School students, staff and families descended to the playing fields for the 2016 Inter-House Athletics Carnival. To begin the day, we had our Middle School Pipe Band students perform for both staff and students in a march around the field. Again, the boys delivered a magnificent display.

The events commenced with the Year 6 students competing on the track first. The House spirit was alive with the sideline of the 100m straight lined with both students and parents cheering on the competitors. This year saw the inclusion of the Year 6 Team Games, which was a huge success.

After seeing some fine performances on the track by the Year 6 students, it was now time for the Year 7s. Again, the level of competition and House spirit was fantastic to see and with a sneak peek at the early overall House points, it was a tight competition. A highlight from the Year 7 events was a blisteringly fast run by Max Mumme (7.6T) in the 1500m, along with Sam Barrett-Lennard (7.4A) jumping an astonishing 1.54m in the High Jump competition. Well done boys!

For the afternoon track session, the Year 8 students were keen to get running after completing all of their field events. It was an excellent all round performance by the boys on the track, highlighted by an outstanding run by Will Gordon (8.6F) in the 400m.

The Carnival House Champion results every year are always tightly contested. Congratulations to the winners; Sean Palmer (6.2C), Lewis Crump (7.3B) and Will Gordon (8.6F) on their performances on the day.

The final House points from the day:

Gordon 1711

David 1613

James 1504

Bruce 1424

Andrew 1344

Robert 1295

It was great to see so many parents and family members spectating on the day. A big thank you to the Pipe Band Parents Support Group who provided food and drinks for the spectators.

The Middle School Athletics team representatives will be capping off a very busy four week Athletics season at the JPSSA and PSA Inters. Good luck to all.

I look forward to another exciting 2017 season.

Mr Michael Brinsden

Middle School Sport