District Hooptime

On 23rd of July, the Year 5/6’s participated in District Hooptime at MSAC. Everyone did an amazing job and tried their best! OLGC had 7 teams participating, 1 Rookies team,  4 Future Stars and an All Stars Boys and an All Star Girls team.

Games got off to a great start with fantastic results! Our Rookies did very well under pressure from a strong opposition team and only having 5 players! The Opals and the Ostriches represented OLGC well and put in a great effort all day! The Oilers and Owls won an amazing four games and only lost one. An exciting game was played by the Otters in the final, who were runners up in their division. The All Star girls played a great game and made it to the final but unfortunately finished runners up. Congratulations to the All Star boys who made it through to the next round. They played fantastically  as a team throughout the day, using their many skills collaboratively. They will play at Regional Hooptime later in term 4.

It was great see everyone competing for OLGC especially those who don’t usually play basketball. It was a big task to step into an unfamiliar game for some, but OLGC played with pride, teamwork and sportsmanship.






All Star Boys                                                               All Star Girls


Future Star Owls                                                      Future Star Oilers


Future Star Otters                                                      Future Star Opals

Term 3 PE Overview 2018


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

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)


Charlie                                                              Julia

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.


12/13 Year Girls warming up                                Start of the 12/13 Year Girls race


OLGC Division Cross Country team                      OLGC Regional 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


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


9/10 Years Girls                                                             9/10 Years Boys


George (1st)                                       Julia (4th)


11 Years Girls                                                                   12/13 Years Girls

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