On Friday the 16th of March, 11 OLGC students went to EMR (Eastern Metropolitan Region) Swimming which was held at Aquanation, Ringwood. OLGC competed in 3 relays and 3 individual events.
Open girls Medley relay : 12th
9/10 years boys Freestyle relay : 5th
11 year girls Freestyle relay : 10th
Nathaniel R-B : 3rd 9/10 boys Backstroke, 9/10 boys Butterfly 8th
Priya A : 9/10 girls Butterfly 5th.
Everyone swam amazingly but the competition was very tough, Unfortunately no one made it through to States but Nathaniel was the closest in the 9/10 boys Backstroke, getting a 3rd place medal. Only 1st made it through to State. Well done to everyone who competed in regional swimming.
OLGC EMR Swimming team 11 Years Girls Freestyle relay team
Nathaniel with his 3rd medal for backstroke Open Girls Medley relay team
On 5th of March, OLGC participated in Division Swimming at Aquanation swimming pool in Ringwood. 22 OLGC students swam in 25 races, including 7 relays and 18 individual events.
Everyone swam very well with lots of ribbons being won. Congratulations to everyone. OLGC got 3 relays and 3 individuals through to the next round, which is regional. Eastern Metropolitan Regional swimming is next Friday,16th March, back at Aquanation. Good luck to all of our Regional swimmers.
The following teams/students made it through to Regional swimming:
9/10 year Boys freestyle relay-1st
11 year Girls Freestyle relay-1st
Open girls medley- 2nd
Nathaniel R-B -1st in 9/10 boys backstroke
-2nd in 9/10 boys butterfly
Priya A – -1st in 9/10 girls Butterfly
9/10 Boys Freestyle Relay team 11 Years Girls Freestyle Relay team
Julia and Olivia Nathaniel
Running club will be commencing at lunchtime on Wednesday 21st March. It will continue throughout the year, every Wednesday lunchtime. This is an opportunity for all Grade 4 – 6 students to improve their fitness and to train for cross country and athletics. If students would like to attend they should bring their running gear (PE uniform) in their bag and change into their running clothes at the start of lunchtime.
This year running club will be held at several venues. Linear Park, Reservoir Reserve, Balwyn Park and along the Anniversary trail.
On Wednesday 21st February, 29 Year 3-6 students represented OLGC at the Box Hill District Swimming carnival at Aquarena, Doncaster. Our swimmers hit the water flying, winning the Open Boys and Girls medley relay races first up. All of our competitors swam their fastest and cheered loudly. They demonstrated great sportsmanship and tried their hardest. OLGC won 19 of the 32 events, came 2nd in 6 events and placed 3rd in 4 events. Out of the 8 relays, OLGC won 6 of them and came 2nd in another and 3rd in the other one which is an outstanding result. Congratulations to our Swimming team and best of luck at the Whitehorse Division Swimming carnival on Monday 5th March. OLGC has 22 students progressing through to that event.
1. OLGC – 487 points
2. Birralee – 460 points
3. Box Hill North – 320 points
4. Wattle Park – 290 points
5. Kerrimuir – 80 points
OLGC Swimming Team Open Boys Medley team
12 Years Girls Freestyle relay team 9/10 Years Boys Freestyle relay team
Congratulations to our OLGC Junior All Star Boys team and Senior Future Star Oilers team for their amazing effort at State Hooptime last week. It was a terrific opportunity for our students to being playing basketball at such a high level and to be part of the whole State experience, including the parade and photos. Well done to both of our teams. We are really proud of your results and success. The Junior All Star boys team finished 12th in the State and our Senior Future Star Oilers came 32nd.
Senior Future Star Oilers Junior All Star Boys
OLGC has 2 teams participating in State Hooptime finals this year.
Our Junior All Star boys team is competing on Monday 27th November at Dandenong Basketball Stadium and our Senior Future Star Oilers team will play on Friday 1st December, also at Dandenong. It is very exciting to have 2 teams make State this year and we are very proud of their achievements. We know they will represent OLGC to the best of their ability and show great sportsmanship.
Congratulations and best of luck.
OLGC will run their Intensive Swimming Program at Genazzano Swimming Pool from Monday 27th November to Friday 1st December. Each session will be 45 mins long over 5 consecutive days.
9.15 – 10.00 am 1/2H & ½ 2BC
10.00 – 10.45 am 1/2T & ½ 2BC
11.00 – 11.45 am PP & PB
11.45 – 12.30 pm 3D & 3R
1.00 – 1.45 pm 12 x 4M & 4C
1.45 – 2.30 pm Year 5 &12 x 4M
2.30 – 3.15 pm Year 6
Program is based on Royal Lifesaving Victoria and the Victorian Curriculum
4 days of stroke technique + 1 day of survival skills: Prep – Year 4
Focus on lifesaving & survival techniques: Year 5 & 6
- All students must wear a bathing cap & goggles and bring a towel
- No food or drink allowed at the pool, except a water bottle
- Students may wear their sports uniform all week
- Prep to Year 2 should come to school with their bathers on, under their sports uniform.
In term 4 at OLGC, our Prep to Year 2s are participating in a gymnastics unit focusing on balance, locomotion and rotation. The students are able to hold balances for 3 to 5 secs on single or multiple body parts, create letters with their bodies as well as in pairs and groups of 3, and perform partner and group balances. The Year 1s and 2s are also attempting handstands and headstands. Each student is encouraged to be creative and imaginative. The students are also learning to execute log rolls, egg rolls, forward rolls, backward shoulder rolls and cartwheels. The Year 2s and more advanced students are joining their rolls together to make mini sequences. They are also practising moving and balancing on the low foam balance beam and making shapes in the air off the mini trampoline before landing in motorbike on the crash mat.
Our Year 5 and 6 students are also participating in a gymnastics program with a gymnastics company who comes into our school and brings a wide range of apparatus. The students are learning to perform on vault, parallel bars, beam and floor.
Grade 1s and 2s performing rolls and cartwheels
Year 5 & 6