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.
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
Read more for photo galleries from both Soccer and Netball.
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