Congratulations to our Junior School basketballers who represented CGGS in the ACT finals of the Sue Geh Cup. The Year 5-6 girls had an amazing day, winning the semi-final by a point in overtime, before going on to win won the grand final. Macy Strickland played particularly well, making two foul shots on the buzzer for an exciting end to the Championship.
Well done to the following students who played so well and showed great CGGS spirit at the competition:
Year 5/6 team: Alice Hincksman, Bella Hutton, Sophia Katsanevakis, Saanvi Malla, Maddie Miller, Amelia Naughton, Ava Peden, Olivia Ryall and Macy Strickland.
Year 3/4 team: Rumeha Azam, Annie Bush, Isabel Cairns, Scarlett Cooke, Rachel Cooper, Aria Katavic, Tara Kongahage, Aleia Malmercia Staniforth, Ellie Peden and Claudia Ryall.
Special thanks to Ms Tara Bourne and Ms Alana Dalgleish for their support and organisation.
In the Senior School we have also had great success in basketball with three teams, comprising students from Years 7-12, playing in the ASC Basketball carnival. Our Year 7/8 team worked hard but unfortunately didn’t make the finals while a determined 9/10 team also just missed the finals after two wins and one loss. A fantastic result for our Year 11/12 team as they went to the grand final having only lost one game. A tough match against Burgmann College saw our girls play fast with a high level of communication, walking away with a dominant win and the trophy!
At the Australian Interschools Snowsports Championships held at Mt Buller, Isabella Davis (Year 11) earned the title of National Champion Giant Slalom Division 1! At the same event, sister Jacqueline Davis (Year 9) finished 4th in the final of Ski Cross and the Giant Slalom (both Division 2). Year 7 student Parisse Satsias also competed at the event, finishing 53rd in Giant Slalom and 30th in Ski Cross (Division 3).
Jacqueline Davis also had outstanding success at the Ski and Snowboard Australia Championships where she was crowned the Australian National U16 Giant Slalom Champion! And capping off a stellar season, Jacqueline was also awarded the Overall U16 National Champion Runner Up following the Ski and Snowboard Australian Alpine Children’s Carnival Championships after placing 1st and 2nd in Giant Slalom and two third places in Slalom over the four-race series.
Charlotte Walker-Broose (Year 7) placed 2nd in the U14 Distance Australian Junior Championships held at Falls Creek. This is the highest ranked Australian Junior competition in Australia for Cross Country Skiing. Congratulations Charlotte!
Meanwhile, across the border in Perisher, a number of students represented CGGS in the ACT Schools Cup and achieved great results. Congratulations to the following students:
Kat Allen (Year 9) - 1st Alpine Division 2
Ella Koch (Year 6) - 3rd Snowboard Division 4
Michaela McGrath (Year 12) - 2nd Alpine Division 1
Parisse Satsias (Year 7) - 1st Alpine Division 3
Athena Satsias (Year 5) - 3rd Alpine Division 4
Tess Shanahan (Year 5) - 2nd Alpine Division 4
Georgina Woodward (Year 12) - 3rd Snowboard Division 1
Congratulations to Tilly Frizell (Year 6) on her selection to compete at the upcoming National Gymnastics Championships later this month. We look forward to hearing of your success!
Elizabeth Diedricks (Year 8) was awarded a local sporting champions grant for representing the ACT at the Indoor Cricket National Championships. Elizabeth is also a member of the ACT Emerging Meteors Under 15 (outdoor) cricket team.
Australian Mathematics Trust
The following students were awarded Distinctions at the Mathematics Challenge for Young Australians:
Year 4 - Tatum Bonnett, Olivia Dunphy, Kiara Liyanage, Hannah Loan, Tess Mitchell, Ananya Murali, Ava Polglase-Bulley and Ella Smith
Year 5 - Xuanwei Chen, Ziqi Gu, Ridhima Mookerjee and Alyse O’Brien
Year 6 - Amelia Dermatis, Tian Fan, Sanithi Herath, Isabelle Hung, Demi Katheklakis, Quin Kelly, Ava Peden, Suha Thazhathezil Zakir, Molly Williams, Sophie Williams, Adarae Wong and Miranda Worswick.
CGGS teams ‘Scrambled Legs’ and ‘Jellybeans’ headed to the Touch Football ACT women’s league finals last week. In the A-Grade final, Scrambled Legs defeated Batgirls 7-6 after a touchdown on the siren sent the game to overtime.
The Jellybeans were defeated by Chances (3-4) in the B-Grade final. Great teamwork and sound communication among the players saw them defending well and taking advantage of their attacking opportunities. The enthusiasm of the young Jellybeans team was matched by the experience of the Chances team and this very close match was decided in the final seconds with Chances scoring as the siren was sounding.
Photo above: Junior School basketballers at the Sue Geh Cup.