Junior School Updates
Following on from an outstanding 2015, the Junior School Cross Country Team has put in another stellar effort, enjoying some great success throughout the 2016 representative season. With over 70 students joining the Term One Training Squad, enthusiasm levels were high heading into term two.
The first meet on the calendar was the North District Carnival which was held at Pine Rivers Park on Monday 18 April. We had a number of students finish on the podium and in all 12 students were selected to represent North District at the upcoming regional meet, the most from any school. As a team we took home the Girls’ Division shield for the 4th consecutive year as well as the Boys’ Division shield for the first time. Northside also took home the overall points shield for the 2nd consecutive year.
Next on the calendar was the CSSA Carnival which was held out at Limestone Park, Ipswich on Monday 9 May. The team welcomed in the 9yr old competitors for their first representative carnival of the year. The competition at this carnival is always very strong as over 12 school from across South East Queensland come together to compete on a very gruelling course. We had some solid individual results and as a team finished 3rd overall on points and 2nd on percentage. Northside was the only school to finish in the top 3 for both aggregate and percentage points.
The final carnival for the team was the InterCollegiate Sports (ICS) Championships which were held on our home turf at Teralba Park, Mitchelton. This carnival focuses solely on team performance with no individual results awarded. Both Junior and Secondary students compete together as one big team creating a great atmosphere and excitement, especially for the younger students. The Junior School team took out the following age divisions and combined with secondary results, took home the ICS Cup for the second year in a row.
ICS Age Division Winners:
9yrs Boys; 10yrs Girls; 10yrs Boys; 11yrs Girls; 11yrs Boys.
Congratulations to all team members for an outstanding season and all the best to the following students who will compete at the Metropolitan North Championships on 31 May.
Emma Castle; Holly Castle; Ethan King; Grace Denton; Jaclyn Barclay; Samuel Cotterell; Hannah Munns; Caden Ferguson; Cailin Durrant; Samuel Dower; Stella Botha; Toby Ward
Metropolitan North Representative
Congratulations to Annie Smith and Genevieve Giavon who have recently been selected in Metropolitan North Teams in their chosen sport. Annie will be competing at the Netball State Championships in Mt Gravatt from the 18 – 21 June. Genevieve will be travelling to Stanthorpe for the Soccer State Championships which will be held from the 9 – 12 June. Well done girls and Northside wishes you all the best!
Mr Sam Heylen, PE Specialist
Term two commenced what has been a very busy cross country season, starting with our Interhouse Cross Country carnival held at Teralba Park. Amid some very good performances, Booth once again proved their domination of cross country events, claiming a healthy victory over the other houses.
Congratulations to our 2016 Age Champions:
12 years: Ben Kirkland and Jessica Smith
13 years: Schalk Botha and Brooklyn Denton
14 years: Kyle Tye and Chloe Dower
15 years: Matthew Mitchell and Daniella Nielsen
16 years: Izak Denton and Natalie Ross
Open: Jesse McRae and Nurim Kim
We took a strong Cross Country Team to the North West District Carnival, where we finished 3rd overall and won the Percentage Trophy. Congratulations to all runners, especially District Age Champions Brooklyn and Izak Denton, and good luck to all runners who have progressed to the Met North Cross Country.
Our Secondary team then joined forces with our very strong junior team to defend our title in the InterCollegiate Sport (ICS) Cross Country. It was a great afternoon of team spirit and friendly rivalry and we were lucky to retain the trophy in what was a very tight competition. Congratulations to all involved on an outstanding team effort.
We have commenced the second season of ICS Interschool sport with some very convincing wins on both the rugby field and netball court. This year we have an U15 and Open Rugby team, as well as 5 netball teams participating in this competition.
Congratulations to our U15 Rugby team in their 21:19 win against Citipointe Christian College on 16 May. Well done to all of the students for their efforts and to their intrepid coach Mr Muller. Similarly the Open Rugby boys have begun their season well with a comprehensive win over Westside Christian College followed up with a 41:12 win over Citipointe Christian College.
Students in our 7 basketball and 2 volleyball teams have also enjoyed the first games of the Brisbane Outer Schools competitions.
Congratulations to Dhiya Philip and Jade Mitra who participated in the Brisbane Schools Badminton Championships held on 14 May at MacGregor State High School. They won every game that they played until the semi finals. This is quite an achievement, considering the fact that they had very little practice and preparation for the match as a doubles team.
Congratulations also to Franceska Dancel-Roxas, Kesiena Isaac and Joshua Hong who have been named in Met North Football squads.
Year 10 Sport
This term our year 10 students are enjoying a variety sporting opportunities during their Wednesday afternoon sport sessions. In weeks one to three, boys and girls participated in an AFL Queensland clinic which incorporated drills and skills specific to the game. Students are currently involved in three-week rotations of Self Defence and Fencing, sports many have not been involved in previously, and having a lot of fun learning new skills and putting them into practice in simulated activities.
Mr Brendan Alcorn, Secondary School Sports Coordinator