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.
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
GOLD 647 points 1st
GREEN 581 2nd
RED 573 3rd
BLUE 490 4th
Winner of the Spirit Award was Green House
TERM 2 PE LEARNING FOCUS:
- 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
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 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.
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.
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.