2017 District Cross Country

On Wednesday 24th May, 39 students represented OLGC at the Box Hill District Cross Country event at Westerfolds Park in Templestowe. It was a mild day and dry underfoot which made running the 2km and 3km courses almost pleasant. The students all tried their hardest and ran with determination and persistence, sprinting to the finish line. Most races had approximately 55 competitors and three quarters of our students finished in the top 20 which is an amazing result. Fifteen of our students finished in the top 10 and will represent OLGC at the Whitehorse Division Crosss Country event at Ruffey Lake in 2 weeks. Three students finished 1st in their age groups which is an amazing achievement and three students finished 11th and are first reserve for Division. OLGC were also fantastic spectators, cheering each other on at the finish line. Well done to all of our competitors.

Top 10 Results:

9/10 Years Boys : Mackye M 1st, Charlie K 2nd, Samuel H 3rd, Luke W 4th, Jake S 7th and Evan L 8th. Tom L finished 11th and is reserve.

9/10 Years Girls: Anika K 2nd, Katie H 5th and Anna J 7th.

11 Years Boys: George T 1st and Caleb L – S 8th.

11 Years Girls: Alana W 4th and Annabelle R – B 10th. Mary M finished 11th and is first reserve.

12/13 Years Boys: Oscar K 3rd.

12/13 Years Girls: Mia G 1st and Eilish H 11th and first reserve.

  

          

 

Richmond Football Club visit

On Tuesday 9th May, OLGC was fortunate to have 4 players from Richmond Football Club, run a football clinic for our Year 3 and 4 students. Kadyn McIntosh, Nathan Broad, Ben Lennon and Jayden Short led our students in a warm up then some handballing and kicking drills. This was followed by a game of poison ball with footballs. The players answered questions at the end and signed Richmond jumpers and scarfs which our Richmond supporters brought in. The students had a great time and loved learning from the pros.

  

     

House Cross Country

On Wednesday 3rd May, 2017, OLGC held their prep to Year 6 House Cross Country carnival at Deepdene Park. It was our second attempt at running the carnival due to torrential rain and hail the week before. This time it was sunny and warm and although a little wet underfoot, the students ran with lots of determination and chanted with enthusiasm demonstrating loads of house spirit. Well done to all of our runners. Everyone tried their hardest and earned valuable house points. Congratulations to our students who finished in the top 10 in their age group.

HOUSE CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS

TOTAL                       PLACE

GOLD             647 points                1st

GREEN           581                             2nd

RED                573                             3rd

BLUE              490                             4th

 

Winner of the Spirit Award was Green House

  

 

Term 2 PE Overview

TERM 2 PE LEARNING FOCUS:

Level Foundation

  • Development and practice of basic movement sequences
  • Development of Fundamental Motor skills – throwing, catching, rolling, bouncing, dribbling and kicking
  • Development and basic understanding of physical fitness
  • Participation in games with and without equipment
  • Cooperative play
  • Understanding of boundaries and following simple rules and directions

Levels 1 & 2

  • Performance of basic movement sequences – run & kick
  • Development and practice of Fundamental Motor Skills – throwing, catching and kicking
  • Development and understanding of physical fitness
  • Understanding the body’s reaction to participating in physical activity eg. tired, hot, sweaty, thirsty, increased heart rate
  • Cooperative play in partner and small group activities
  • Demonstrating fair play when participating in games
  • Identifying simple rules of games (soccer & warm up games)

Levels 3 & 4

  • Practising and refining fundamental motor skills – kicking, catching, running
  • Performing movement sequences in invasion field games (soccer & football)
  • Examining the benefits of regular participation in physical activity and physical fitness to health and wellbeing, eg. .increases life expectancy , improves self esteem, increases focus, enhances quality of sleep, reduces chance of injury, weight control
  • Demonstrating team work and fair play and adopting inclusive practices in games
  • Applying basic rules and scoring systems when participating in games
  • Application of basic game strategies and tactics in “invasion” type games (field games – soccer, football)

Levels 5 & 6

  • Development and application of more specialised kicking motor skills
  • Application of kicking skills in invasion field games and modified activities (soccer, football and hockey)
  • Participation in physical activities to enhance fitness
  • Understanding the impact of regular participation in physical activity on health and wellbeing, eg. increases life expectancy , improves self esteem, increases focus, enhances quality of sleep, reduces chance of injury, weight control
  • Identifying fitness levels and exercise intensity by monitoring heart rate and recovery using the carotid pulse
  • Application of game strategies to achieve movement outcomes in “invasion” games (field games – soccer, football, hockey)
  • Demonstrating skills to work collaboratively and play fairly
  • Participating positively in teams and negotiating roles and responsibilities

 

Regional Swimming

Eastern Metropolitan Regional (EMR) Swimming was held on Friday 17th of March at Aquanation Swimming Pool, Ringwood. Ten students represented OLGC which was a large number of swimmers to get through to this level of competition. All the races were timed finals and OLGC swam strongly with all swimmers doing their best.

The final results were:

  • 9/10 Girls Freestyle Relay Team: ( Priya, Anna J, Maya and Anika ) 8th in heat and 9th overall.
  • 9/10 Boys Freestyle Relay Team: ( Nathaniel, Mackye, Will B and Eddy) 5th in heat and 7th overall.
  • 9/10 years Backstroke: (Mackye) 8th in heat, 10th overall.
  • 9/10 years Backstroke: (Anna J) 1st in heat, 8th overall.                                                       4.
  • 11 years Backstroke: (Annabelle R-B) 3rd in heat, 11th overall.
  • 11 years Butterfly: (Paige R-B) 8th in heat, 11th overall.

Competing at the Regional level is always very tough, but we are very proud of our swimmers for getting that far. It was an excellent effort. Well done to our OLGC swimmers.

OLGC Regional Swim Team

Running Club 2017

Running Club is available to all Year 4 – 6 students at OLGC. It will be held every Tuesday lunchtime. Students need to wear their PE uniform and runners. It is a great way to improve cardiovascular fitness and have fun. We run in the parks near school and along the bike path. Students are encouraged to come along and give it a try. It caters for all levels of fitness and can be enjoyed with friends or can be a great way to meet other students at OLGC.

Whitehorse Division Swimming 2017

On Monday 6 March the OLGC swim team went back to Aquarena Swimming Pool to participate in the Whitehorse Division Swimming Carnival. There was lots of excitement and nerves but everyone participated and swam as hard as they could. OLGC swam very well and many students won 1st, 2nd and 3rd ribbons. Our 9/10 years boys and girls freestyle relay teams both came first so progress through to the Regional swimming carnival. Also Mackye Morrison, Anna Jackson and Annabel Rodbard-Bean progressed in their individual backstroke events and Paige Rodbard-Bean made it through in butterfly. Congratulations to all the students who participated. Good luck to our Regional swimmers who will swim at Aquanation Swimming Pool on Friday 17th March in the EMR Carnival.

   

      

District Swimming 2017

On Thursday 16th February, the OLGC Swimming Team went to Aquarena Swimming Pool to swim in the Box Hill District Swimming Carnival. Six schools competed, aiming to finish 1st or 2nd in each race to advance to the Division Swimming carnival. The other schools put up an amazing fight with many races being close, but OLGC managed to win or come second in most of the individual races. OLGC also won 4 of the Freestyle relay races and came 2nd in the other 2 so that means our whole swimming team is going through to Division. Our girls medley team also came second. The sportsmanship shown by all of our swimmers and the loud cheering was terrific. Well done to all of the students who participated at the District swimming.

The Division Swimming carnival is being held on Monday 6th March.

    

    

  

Term 1 PE Overview 2017

TERM 1 LEARNING FOCUS:

Foundation Level

  • Development and practice of basic movement sequences – running, skipping, hopping, jumping
  • Development of Fundamental Motor skills – throwing and catching; skipping with a rope
  • Participating in games with and without equipment
  • Cooperative play
  • Understanding of boundaries and simple rules and directions
  • Understanding how to move and  play safely

Levels 1 & 2

  • Performance of basic movement sequences – running, skipping, hopping, jumping
  • Development and practice of Fundamental Motor Skills – throwing and catching; skipping with a rope
  • Cooperative play in partner and small group activities and games
  • Safe use of equipment and understanding how to play safely
  • Identifying simple rules of games
  • Demonstrating fair play when participating in games

Levels 3 & 4

  • Development of net/wall skills and games (newcombe & bat tennis)
  • Refining fundamental motor skills and movement patterns – running, leaping, jumping, throwing, catching, striking
  • Introduction of basic game strategies and concepts
  • Team work / working cooperatively
  • Demonstration of fair play

Levels 5 & 6

  • Development of more specialised net/wall motor skills (volleystars, badminton & bat tennis)
  • Application of net/wall skills in games and modified activities
  • Application of game strategies to achieve movement outcomes in games of volleystars, badminton and bat tennis
  • Demonstrating skills to work collaboratively and play fairly
  • Participating positively in teams and negotiating roles and responsibilities

Intensive Swimming Program

Congratulations to all of our students on completing our first OLGC Intensive Swimming Program at Genazzano.  It was a very successful program with lots of learning taking place in the water. The prep to Year 4 program concentrated on stroke technique with the last class focusing on water safety and survival. The Year 5 and 6 program taught the students lifesaving techniques as well as water safety and survival.  Below are a series of photos taken on the last day when the students swam with clothes on in the water.

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