It’s been a busy start to the year in the PE department. Students and staff have been excited about the new gymnasium and keen to get in there at every opportunity. The staff have welcomed two new teachers to the department in Mr Faed and Mr Thompson, who have settled in well.
Term 1 started with Our Lady Of Mercy College fielding cricket team in the Kim Hughes Shield. It is the first time the College has entered the competition and whilst results have not fallen our way we have fielded quite a young team and are building for the future.
Term 1 also saw the College enter three teams into the Bunbury Tennis Classic. The students represented the College with pride, and one of our Senior Boys teams won the tournament bringing home the Slazenger Cup. Well done to the winning team of Sam Nankivell, Ethan Nankivell, Jack Nankivell, Kane Italiano and coach Mr Galati.
Country Week preparations are well underway, with trials being held between Weeks 4-7. This year, the College will field teams in basketball, volleyball, touch rugby, speech and debating, dance, soccer and netball. Teams will be announced at the end of Week 8. Well done to all students who have attended trials.
Unfortunately, a couple of events have been postponed due to the current COVID-19 climate and the associated restrictions. Hopefully, the Associated & Catholic Colleges of WA (ACC) basketball carnivals and the interschool swimming carnival will be back later in the year. Stay tuned!
Congratulations to the following students who are achieving some great results in their chosen sports. We would like to acknowledge their efforts and dedication to achieve such pleasing results.
James Kiely and Thomas Cross both participated in the State Athletics Championships held in Perth last month. James won gold in the Under-20s 800 metres and the Under-20s 400 metres hurdles, achieving a PB.
Thomas won gold in the State Track and Field Championships in the Under-16s & 17s 400 metres and 2 x silver in the Under-16s 800 metres and hammer throw. He also competed in the WA Little Athletics Championships where he received 2 x gold in the 400 metres and 800 metres, breaking the 800 metres state record!
Both boys will now travel to Sydney in late March to represent Western Australia at the National Athletics Championships. Good luck, guys!
Noah Mills and Taj Timewell have had busy summers completing preseason with the Peel Thunder Colts. Congratulations to Noah on making the Peel Thunder Colts squad and Taj on making the development squad. Great job!!
Taya Larkham has achieved outstanding results in the open water swimming field. Taya, part of a duo, competed in the Busselton Jetty Swim in preparation for the Rottnest Channel Swim. Taya and her partner finished the 20 kilometres swim in a time of 6 hours and 43 minutes. Well done!
Sienna Ramshaw has been selected to represent the Under-18s Western Australian hockey team. She has shown her dedication and commitment by travelling to Perth three times a week for training. Sienna will travel to Cairns in April for the National Championships. Best of luck!
Congratulations to all students who live to the College Pillar of Embracing Life and try to 'be the best they can be' on and off campus.
If you would like to share a remarkable achievement with the college community, please email the College firstname.lastname@example.org or Direct Message your PE teacher via SEQTA.