Figure skater, Bianca Armstrong (Year 12) competed at the Crystal Challenge in Melbourne and placed 2nd in the Elementary Artistic competition. She also competed with her Theatre on Ice team. Congratulations on this outstanding result, Bianca.
As mentioned in last fortnight’s Student Achievements, Scarlett Irwin (Year 11), Lucy Piva (Year 8) and Charlotte Royal (Year 8) competed at the School Sports Australia Swimming Championships (13 to 19 Years) during the July holidays. Photos from this event were omitted from the eNews – view the gallery below to see these dedicated students in their element.
Also competing in the event (in the 10 to 12 Years) was Chloe Douglas-Byrne (Year 7). Chloe swam in six individual races and three relays. She walked away with bronze medals in 50m butterfly and 50m freestyle, finalled in three other individual events and recorded personal best times in all races, even knocking a whopping seven seconds off her 100 butterfly time.
Of all the teams, ACT were reportedly the loudest when it came to cheering on their swimmers – a terrific display of team spirit and a wonderful experience for all.
Congratulations to Saina Arora (Year 5) who recently won the ‘rated’ category at the ACT Winter Boot Camp Allegro Chess Competition!
Congratulations to the following students who were selected by Capital Football to represent the ACT at the National Youth Championships held 15-19 July in Coffs Harbour:
Under 15 team:
Elisabeth Bartone (Year 10) - Canberra United Academy and Alexandra Gidis (Year 9) - Canberra United Academy.
Under 14 team:
Sophia Medina (Year 8) Woden Weston and Ellie Summers (Year 8) Canberra Football Club.
The Under 14 team finished 1st in Group B (undefeated) while the Under 15 team placed 5th in Group A. This a great achievement given 21 teams from across the country participated in the tournament.
Congratulations to the following Junior School students who have been selected to represent the ACT at the upcoming Junior Australian Oztag Championships in Coffs Harbour. We’re incredibly proud of your success! Good luck, girls!
Bella Barry (Year 3), Willow Barry (Year 2), Claudia Ryall (Year 3), Alice Laguna (Year 3) and Olivia Medina (Year 3).
Duke of Edinburgh Award
Year 12 students Taylor Campbell and Samantha Burge completed the service requirement for the Gold Level of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The Gold level requires participants to commit to a minimum of one hour of community service per week for a 12-month period. To acknowledge this special milestone, Taylor and Samantha visited St Vincent de Paul - Weston Creek to thank the store manager for her support.
The girls have also been supported by Mr Nick Crisp throughout the journey and they have valued his mentoring as they have navigated through the challenges of the Duke of Edinburgh Award program. With the end in sight, Taylor and Samantha are now working with Mr Crisp to complete the final stages that will lead to the conferring of the Gold award.