Our year 6 cohort approached the winter carnival with a refreshed outlook and renewed vigour, hungry for wins. As is custom for this event, our footy group combined with four players from Loreto (Nedlands) to put a very competitive team on the park. Winning most of their games and coming third on a narrow percentage from Tranby and All saints, they were delighted to beat their nemesis Newman College and John XX111 on the way. A huge thank you to Arik Singer for so ably coaching the boys and girls in the team this season.

The netballers had been practicing twice a week throughout the term and this certainly paid dividends. Their play was more structured, throws more accurate and a real desire to be competitive was evident. Progressing through the day and improving game to game they came home with more wins than losses on the ledger.

Soccer is a favourite of our students, and it was this group that had the most success in previous inter school encounters. Again, they were in control of the majority of their games and came off the field smiling. The most pleasing aspect of this group was their ability to organise themselves with limited input from adults, share the positions and responsibilities equitably around the team and coordinate effectively on the field.

Despite the dire weather forecast, not on drop fell during the carnival, much to everyone’s relief. In all, it was an enjoyable day of sport.