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
On Thursday 19th October, 9 students from OLGC competed in the Eastern Metropolitan Region Athletics Championships at Bill Sewart Athletics Track, in East Burwood. The students all ran, jumped and threw with loads of energy, achieving some excellent results in 12 events. They also supported each other, cheering loudly and showing great sportsmanship and team spirit.
Two students received 3rd medals: Alana O in the 12/13 years Shot Put Anna J in the 9/10 years Long Jump Our 9/10 years girls circular relay team finished 2nd in their heat and came 5th overall.
Well done to our 2017 OLGC Athletics team and our 2 captains: Alex O and Isobel P.
EMR Athletics Team 3rd place winners: Anna & Alana
9/10 Yrs Circular relay team: Grace, Katie, Maya & Anna EMR Athletics Team
Last Wednesday the OLGC Division Athletics team competed at Bill Stewart Athletics Track in East Burwood. 31 students competed in 43 events and showed outstanding sportsmanship and skill. Many students competed in 2 or 3 events and everyone tried their hardest, receiving many great results. The following 9 students finished 1st or 2nd in their events and progress to the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Athletics on Thursday 19th of October. Congratulations to all of our competitors and good luck to our Regional team.
Anna J: Long Jump – 2nd, Circular Relay – 2nd
Katie H : 1500m – 1st. 200m – 1st, Circular Relay – 2nd
Maya C: 100m – 1st, Hurdles – 2nd, Circular Relay – 2nd
Grace J: Circular Relay – 2nd
Alana O: Shot Put – 2nd
Alana W: Hurdles – 2nd
Mary M: 100m – 2nd, 200m – 2nd
Izzy P: Hurdles – 2nd
April H – Long Jump – 2nd
On the 14th of September the Year 3/4s went to Hooptime at Dandenong. OLGC had 10 teams playing. For some students this was their first basketball competition and for others it was a chance to play with class mates in a friendly competition. The All Stars boys won all their matches except for one, and made it through to the semi final which they won. They unfortunately lost the Grand final by 3 points to St Augustine. However, they made Regionals on a wild card. The All Star girls won all their matches and made it safely to the Grand-final which they won 16 – 4. They also progress to Regionals next term. The Future Star teams also played well and most teams made it to the semifinals but sadly all lost. They had a great day and enjoyed the chance to play with students from other classes. The Rookies also had a fun day and improved their basketball skills by the end of the day, with many shooting a goal. Their biggest score was 10 to 0. Hooptime is a chance for students to play in a fun basketball competition against other schools with referees. All of our students enjoyed this opportunity. Well done to our Year 3/4s and good luck to our All Star teams at Regionals.
Miss Cashin with her Future Star Oilers All Star Girls – Winners!
On 5th September, 89 students from Years 3-6 represented O.L.G.C at the Box Hill District Athletics carnival. This event was held at the Doncaster Athletics track. All our students tried their hardest and produced some awesome results. They also cheered loudly and showed lots of sportsmanship.
31 students finished 1st or 2nd in their event at District, so now progress onto the Whitehorse Division Athletics carnival. This included 4 of our 6 circular relay teams finishing 1st. This will be held on the first Wednesday back next term, which is the 11th of October. The event will be held at the Bill Sewart Athletics track.
Good luck to our Division Athletics team and well done to our District team! Keep training over the school holidays.
1st. O.L.G.C with 201 pts
2nd. Wattle Park with 161 pts
3rd. Saint Francis Xavier with 134 pts
4th. Box Hill North with 121 pts
5th. Birralee with 92 pts
6th . Kerrimuir with 71 pts
7th. Nunawading Christian College with 42 pts
Last Wednesday was the Prep to Year 6 House Athletics carnival at Box Hill Athletics track. All of students ran their fastest, threw their furthest and jumped as high and far as they could. There was loads of house spirit and sportsmanship being displayed and it was a fun day for all. Even the weather was kind to us. Congratulations to all of our students.
Prep – Year 2 Carnival Year 3-6 Carnival
4th Gold 743 points 4th Gold 545 points
3rd Blue 784 points 3rd Red 605 points
2nd Green 818 points 2nd Blue 610 points
1st Red 978 points 1st Green 615 points
Overall Points (House Athletics Cup)
4th Gold 1288 points
3rd Blue 1394 points
2nd Green 1433 points
1st Red 1583 points
Spirit Award: Blue House
2017 Athletics Champions
9 Years Boy: Chalie Kapa 9 Years Girl: Katie Hersom
10 Years Boy: Will Cullinan 10 Years Girl: Maya Clennett
11 Years Boy: Caleb Lingwood-Smith 11 Years Girl: Alana Warren
12/13 Years Boy: Oscar Kapa 12/13 Years Girl: Isobel Purcell
On Monday 24th July, all our Year 5/6 students participated in the Box Hill District Hooptime Day at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC). OLGC had 7 teams: an All Stars Boys and Girls team, 4 Future Star teams and a Rookies team for our beginner basketballers. It was a fun and tiring day with lots of basketball being played against other schools in our Box Hill District. As always, the OLGC teams played with energy and determination and displayed sportsmanship and fair play. We were also fortunate to have many talented parent coaches and scorers for our teams. Two teams: the All Star Girls and Future Star Oilers, won their pools and advance through to the Regional Hooptime competition. The All Star Boys team unfortunately lost their final. Congratulations to all of our players.
All Star Girls All Star Boys
Future Star Oilers OLGC Senior Hooptime teams
On Thursday 8th June, 15 students represented OLGC at the Whitehorse Division Cross Country at Ruffey Lake Park in Doncaster. It was a very hilly course and quite challenging but all of our runners showed determination and persistence. 6 of our runners finished in the top 12 for their age group which qualifies them for the Eastern Metropolitan Regional Cross Country Championships at Yarra Glen Racecourse. Congratulations to all of our runners for their effort and sportsmanship.
Anika K: 3rd (9/10 Yrs Girls)
Samuel H: 9th, Mackye M: 10th, Charlie K: 11th (9/10 Yrs Boys)
George T: 12th (11Yrs Boys)
Oscar K: 9th (12/13 Yrs Boys)
Regional Cross Country qualifiers Division Cross Country team