Regional Cross Country 2018

On Tuesday 19th June, 6 OLGC students ran at the Eastern Metropolitan Region Cross Country at Yarra Glen racecourse. It was a great achievement to make it to Regionals and the competition was tough. All of our students ran strongly and showed determination and courage. There were over 100 students in each event. Congratulations to all 6 of our students- George Thomas, Julia McLean, Samuel Hersom, Katie Hersom,, Priya Archdeacon and Charlie Kapa. A special congratulations to Charlie who finished 7th in the 9/10 boys event and now qualifies for State on the 19th July. What an amazing effort!


George T – 17th place (12/13 boys)

Julia McL – 67th place (12/13 girls)

Samuel H – 65th place (11 boys)

Katie H – 62nd place (9/10 girls)

Priya A – 89th place (9/10 girls)

Charlie K – 7th place (9/10 boys)


Division Cross Country 2018

On Thursday 7th June 19 O.L.G.C students ran at Ruffey Lake Park in the Whitehorse Division Cross Country championships. All students did an amazing job, completing the hilly course. 6 people finished in the top 12 so made it through to Regional Cross Country which is on the 19th June at Yarra Glen. The 6 people who progress to Regional Cross Country are Katie Hersom, Priya Archdeacon, Charlie Kapa, Samuel Hersom, Julia Mclean and George Thomas. Well done to all of our competitors and good luck to our Regional runners.

OLGC Division Cross Country team

2018 District Cross Country

On Monday, 28th May, the O.L.G.C District Cross Country team ran at Ruffey Lake Park. 48 keen runners represented O.L.G.C. Everyone ran really well and made it up the tough hills. OLGC had 19 students progress through to Division which is a fantastic result. The following people made it through to Division: Katie Hersom, Priya Archdeacon, Juliette Moran, Molly Free, Sienna Thomas, Charlie Kapa, Evan Lazopoulos, Josh Destefanis, Tom Lochrie, Lucas Secker, Phoebe Parris, Sophia Pilati, Samuel Hersom, Luke Wills, Julia McLean, Annabelle Rodbard Bean, Isabelle Katsiamakis, Mary Murphy and George Thomas. Four people finished first at District which is an amazing effort. They were Katie Hersom, Charlie Kapa, Samuel Hersom and George Thomas. Every student that competed completed the course and tried really hard. Goodluck to our students who made it through to Division Cross Country which is next Thursday, 7th of June.


OLGC Distrct Cross Country Team                               OLGC Division Cross Country Team


Samuel H (1st)                                             Priya A (2nd)


9/10 years Girls                                                             9/10 years Boys

2018 House Cross Country

On Tuesday, Foundation to Year 6 students participated in House Cross Country at Deepdene Park. It was a perfect day for cross country, cool and cloudy but with no rain. All the students ran with lots of determination and speed and everyone tried their hardest and earned valuable house points. They also chanted loudly and enthusiastically, demonstrating loads of house spirit. Well done to all of our runners. Congratulations to our students who finished in the top 10 in their age group and to Gold House for being this year’s Cross Country champion house.


TOTAL                       PLACE

GOLD             635 points                1st

BLUE              540                             2nd

RED                479                             3rd

GREEN           471                             4th


Winner of the Spirit Award was Blue House






2018 EMR Swimming

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

2018 Division Swimming

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

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.

2018 District Swimming

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.

Overall Results

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

Term 1 Overview 2018


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 sport specific 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: hitting/throwing a ball into space
  • 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 eg. hitting or digging/setting the ball into space
  • Demonstrating skills to work collaboratively and play fairly
  • Participating positively in teams and negotiating roles and responsibilities

2017 State Hooptime

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