On Sunday 14 November the All Schools Gymkhana was at Faulkner Park, hosted by DPRC. The conditions were fine in the morning, but at midday turned dreadful, with hail, rain and gusty winds. Whist riders completed all the flat classes, the Games were cancelled due to poor weather conditions. Some riders were able to participate in the jumping section, however, many riders had to scratch on account of the poor conditions.
There was a huge team effort from both parents and students and it was wonderful to be part of the strong and supportive team spirit that makes equestrian such a compelling sport. Great horsemanship and fabulous friendship and mentoring really made the events, and I would like to thank all the families for their support.
All our riders made an outstanding effort, in very trying conditions and should be very proud of their endeavours. Whilst there were many individual ribbons, the team awards are treasured.
Top Team of 3 – Isla Donald, Meg Kilby, Lucy Johnston
Showjumping top team of 3 – Mercedes James, Emily Kilby, Meg Kilby
Overall top team of 3 – Lucy Johnston, Ella Nast, Meg Kilby
While the team has been successful, bringing home numerous trophies and ribbons, the success of these events goes well beyond what were superb results.
Person-in-Charge of Equestrian
Schools Triathlon Challenge
Congratulations to all our competitors this week at the Schools Triathlon Challenge. We had two magic days at the Mersey Bluff with students participating in the individual as well as most in the Teams division. It was great to see the students prepare their area and learn the skills required to check their equipment and ensure their path was clear in transition along with warming up and being prepared for the race.
The learning that comes from participating in an event like this is dynamic, agile, and requires courage to have a go at all three disciplines. A great example of this was seeing two Year 3 boys waiting for their older brothers to finish the Year 6 teams event. Both boys then teamed up to jump into the team event despite being 3 years younger than their competitors. It was great to see Steve Hanson (Year 6) jump in at the last minute to help the boys on the final run leg to make the task manageable. Excellent collaboration between the 3 boys. I would like to thank the parents that help support the students and a special thanks to the staff that attended the event across both days and helped prepare for the event, Mrs Tania Gaby, Mr Tim Reese, Mrs Kendal Selby, Mrs Michelle Robins, Mr Ben Green and Mrs Esther Croft-Elliot.
Head of Sport
Tasmanian State Championships
Congratulations to all players in our Year 7/8 Boys and Year 9/10 Girls teams who participated in the Basketball Tasmania State Championships on the weekend of 20-21 November.
These teams definitely found some of their games very challenging, but to their credit, they were still very competitive.
The boys were placed in the same pool as the eventual winners, Burnie High School, which was certainly a tough draw. Whilst not progressing to the semi-finals they finished with an eight-point win against MacKillop College in their morning game on the Sunday and a very close match against Riverside High in their last game that afternoon.
Similarly, the girls were placed in a draw that also made it very difficult to progress to finals as they faced a strong Marist Regional College. The girls finished second in their pool after defeating Riverside in their first pool game. Their games on Sunday saw them easily account for St Patrick’s College 2 and a very close game against Sacred Heart College to finish the day, finishing in sixth position.
Whilst both teams placed in the bottom half of their respective divisions, it was a great result to be just one of the top qualifying schools in Tasmania competing.
A huge thank you to Elliot Warren for coaching the boys and Gelinda Dell for coaching the girls. Thank you also to the Team Managers, Naomi Wallace and Caroline Bremner for all their coordination and of course, the parents, as your support is always greatly appreciated.
Northern High School Sports Association Rosters
Another great term of Basketball!
Many of our teams have been very successful in their weekly roster games. All rosters will be completed next week (last games 2 December) with some teams playing their final games this week. Playoff games and other final roster game details will be uploaded to The Dash this coming Monday 29 November. Awards for teams will also be presented at upcoming assemblies prior to the end of the year.
Once again, a huge thank you to all our players and coaches for your dedication this term and best of luck in your final games.
2022 Basketball – 3×3 Competition
We ran a very successful 3×3 competition in Term 1 this year for our Year 7/8 players and we will be expanding this to any interested Year 6 students in Term 1, 2022. Should there be any students in Year 6 who would like to play in this competition could you please register your interest here.
2022 NSATIS Squads
All of our squads have been selected and will be available on The Dash today. Our Firsts Squads have been training throughout Terms 3 and 4 and it is expected that teams will be finalised in the first week of Term 1, 2022 and games will also be played that week, i.e. Thursday 3 February and Saturday 5 February. These Firsts Squads will therefore need to be back in late January in order to prepare for these games. All students who are required to order uniforms should do so over the coming week and these will be available prior to their first games next year.
Director of Basketball