In a year where our interschool sport has been radically altered, the Year 6s have commenced a House Cup Competition. This will involve regular friendly competitions between houses for points to decide an overall winner at year’s end.
The House Cup Competition has been fiercely contested in and out of the classrooms. It has been a great opportunity for some friendly rivalry among the Year 6s and there is a definite sense of the House spirit building.
Our House Basketball tournament was extremely popular with some wonderful performances from students who would not usually play much basketball. The finals were played in front of enthusiastic crowds and it was great to see the success shared around the Houses. Results of the finals were:
Girls Basketball – McLeod def Davis
Boys Basketball – Dan Dan Nook def Bengalat
Mixed Basketball – Bengalat def McLeod
In the end, McLeod were awarded the shield on a countback decision over Bengalat (based on the number of goals scored through the tournament).
We have now moved onto a Dodgeball Tournament, the final shield event for the year. The preliminary games have been played and the finals for each of the pools will be run this week.
Another highlight of the past week was the newspaper fashion show. There were certainly some interesting designs and some even more interesting acting out on the catwalk.
Click read more for a score update, shield winners and some photos from the last few weeks’ competition.
2020 Shield Winners
Dodgeball – TBC
Basketball – McLeod
Netball – Bengalat
Soccer – Dan Dan Nook
Firstly, we finished the soccer tournament with a carryover penalty shootout. It took a shot from every member of the house before the deadlock was finally broken with Sam scoring the winner to see Dan Dan Nook claim the House Soccer Shield and 50 valuable points in the Cup.
Then, we moved onto Netball and we were blessed to play under beautiful sunshine on Friday afternoon. The preliminary rounds were just about finished and the finals will be played this afternoon.
Finally, we also had another Spelling competition with Cruz (Dan Dan Nook), Mayson (Bengalat) and Jude (Bengalat) taking out the top three.
Current standings as of Week 2 are:
McLeod – 235
Dan Dan Nook – 200
Davis – 130
Bengalat – 130
The inaugural competition kicked off with a card game in Maths called ’31’ where winners gained points for their respective houses.
Then, on Friday afternoon the House Captains organised a soccer tournament where all Year 6s enjoyed the chance to play a round-robin fixture of matches. In section 2, McLeod defeated Davis in an entertaining final with a successful free kick deciding the game. In section 1, there was a three-way tie between Bengalat, McLeod and Dan Dan Nook and the two grand final positions had to be decided via a tense penalty shoot-out with Mr Martino in goals. Dan Dan Nook and McLeod won their way into the final and after regular time (and the bell to go home), the scores were locked at 0-0. This game will be completed this week.
Yesterday, we also had our first House Spelling Bee with all Year 6s giving their best efforts at spelling a list of commonly misspelt words. In what was a trickier than expected exercise, we had three victorious students (Liam, Meg and Vianne) claim 20 valuable points for their houses.
Upcoming competitions will include Dodgeball, Debating, Chess, Basketball, Netball, Bootball, Times Tables and many others.
At this stage, the current standings are
McLeod – 110
Dan Dan Nook – 105
Davis – 80
Bengalat – 55