Gymnastics

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

  

    

  

EMR Athletics Championships 2017

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

 

 

Division Athletics

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

  

  

  

Term 4 Overview

TERM 4 LEARNING FOCUS:

 Level Foundation

  • Development of basic movement skills and sequences in gymnastics
  • Development of Fundamental Motor skills – skipping with a rope, throwing, catching, bouncing and 2 handed strike
  • Cooperative play
  • Participation in games with and without equipment
  • Understanding of boundaries and following simple rules and directions

Levels 1 & 2

  • Performance of basic movement skills and sequences in gymnastics
  • Development of Fundamental Motor Skills – skipping with a rope, throwing, catching and 2 handed striking
  • Cooperative play in partner and small group activities
  • Knowledge of simple rules of games
  • Demonstrating fair play when participating in games

Levels 3 & 4

  • Practising and refining striking skills
  • Performing movement sequences in striking and fielding games
  • Continued application of basic game strategies and tactics in Striking and Fielding games (rounders, t-ball & cricket)
  • Demonstrating team work and fair play and adopting inclusive practices in games
  • Applying basic rules and scoring systems when participating in games

Levels 5 & 6

  • Development and application of more specialised striking motor skills
  • Application of striking and fielding skills in striking and fielding games and modified activities
  • Application of game strategies in Striking and Fielding games (eg. Cricket and softball)
  • Demonstrating skills to work collaboratively and play fairly
  • Participating positively in teams and negotiating roles and responsibilities

Junior Hooptime

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!

2017 District Athletics

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.

Overall results!

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

  

2017 OLGC House Athletics Carnival

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.

Results:

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

 

   

  

  

    

  

  

 

Senior Hooptime 2017

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

Term 3 PE Overview

TERM 3 LEARNING FOCUS:

Level Foundation

  • Development of basic movement patterns in athletics
  • Development of Fundamental Motor skills – throwing, catching, bouncing and dribbling
  • 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 patterns in athletics
  • Development of Fundamental Motor Skills – throwing, catching and dribbling
  • Cooperative play in partner and small group activities
  • Identifying simple rules of games – modified basketball games
  • Demonstrating fair play when participating in games

Levels 3 & 4

  • Practicing and refining throwing, catching and dribbling skills
  • Performing movement sequences in invasion field games (basketball & netball)
  • Development and practice of a range of Athletics skills, including throwing, jumping and running activities.
  • Demonstrating team work and fair play and adopting inclusive practices in games
  • Applying basic rules and scoring systems when participating in games
  • Continued application of basic game strategies and tactics in “invasion” type games (court games – basketball and netball) ie defense and attacking strategies

Levels Year 5 & 6

  • Development and application of more specialised throwing and catching motor skills and dribbling skills
  • Application of throwing and catching skills in invasion games and modified activities
  • Participation in a range of Athletics activities, including throwing, jumping and running
  • Application of game strategies in “invasion” games (court games – basketball, netball & European Handball) ie defense and attacking strategies
  • Demonstrating skills to work collaboratively and play fairly
  • Participating positively in teams and negotiating roles and responsibilities

Division Cross Country 2017

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.

Results:

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