12 May, 2023


Student Achievement

Congratulations to Meg Dennis (Year 9) for her selection in the Under 15 Tasmanian football team. The team will compete in Victoria at the end of July.

Ali Foot
Head of Sport


All Schools Moutain Biking

Congratulations to our Mountain Biking team that competed at Trevallyn last weekend, winning the All Schools Mountain Biking Championships. This is the first time the College has won the event

Ali Foot
Head of Sport


Well done to both our boys and girls football teams that have kicked off their respective football seasons. In a short season, it is important to make a strong start and learn valuable lessons from each match. All three senior teams showed excellent link-ups in their game and have proved they are going to be hard to beat when finals come around in early June.

Some stand-out girls performances have been Harriet Bingley and Millie Carter winning a lot of the ball and adding to the team success. In the Boys Firsts, Patrick Gatenby has displayed his rapid improvement over the summer and Charlie Skipper has played two strong matches as captain. The Boys Seconds have a young side but have been well led by senior players out of the Firsts squad in Sven Stopford, Hamish Fyffe, Aston Pasini and Tom Hawkins.

We wish our teams all the best for their matches at Marist and Scotch Oakburn Park this coming Wednesday.

Ali Foot
Head of Sport


The 2023 season opened Friday 5 May with our U16 team coached by Mrs Hernandez playing hard against a talented St Patrick’s College (SPC) team.  Emily Knaggs scored our first goal of the season in the second half, responding to SPC’s 12 goals. Our girls played a spirited match, not reflected in the score.  Umpire votes for best and fairest players were awarded to Emily Knaggs, Lucy van der Aa and Zoe Hingston in goals.

Hockey is an 11-a-side game, but this year in the U14 Girls’ Competition the Northern Competitions Committee decided on a 9-a-side competition only for U14 girls, due to the relative lack of U14 girls and teams across the competition.  Saturday 6 May saw our U14 team, coached by Mr Crisp, play their first match of the season, winning convincingly against Launceston City Hockey Club, 3-0.  Lydia Paech scored the team’s first goal of the season within the first three minutes of the match.  Eva Cetti replied with a goal later in the first half, and again in the first five minutes of the second half.  Umpire votes went to Eva Cetti, Lydia Paech and Eva Shaw.

Monday night was the beginning of the U19 Girls Hockey season and coached by Miss McRobbie, the team took on last year’s Premiers and the strongest team in the competition. The first half took us by surprise, but the determined and skilled team improved in the second half, only letting in one goal!  Audrey Deckart had an outstanding game in goals, especially for her first time in the position and the tenacity and drive of the girls is an exciting prospect moving forward for the rest of the season. Overall, it was a good benchmark game, and I am excited to see what this group of girls can achieve over the season.

There is a $3 entrance fee to the Northern Hockey Centre at St Leonards for spectators, and a kiosk and indoor seating in the pavilion overlooking Ground 1.  Families are invited to come, rug up and make each match an event for all to enjoy.

David Morris
Person-in-Charge of Girls Hockey

Middle and Senior School Inter-House Cross Country

The Middle and Senior School Inter-House Cross Country Carnival will be held on Tuesday 23 May at Scotch Oakburn Park.

Starting times are as follows –

  • 12:50 pm U16 and Open Boys
  • 1:20 pm U16 and Open Girls
  • 1:50 pm U15 Girls and Boys
  • 2:20 pm U14 Girls and Boys
  • 2:40 pm U13 Girls and Boys
  • 2:55pm Year 6 Girls and Boys

In order to guarantee the safety of students on the cross-country course, no student, staff or parent vehicles will be allowed to enter or exit the grounds at Scotch Oakburn Park throughout the duration of the carnival (between 12:00 pm and 3:25 pm). Please park in the College car park or in the surrounding area and walk. All students must walk back to the school to be collected as normal at the end of the day.

We will be having a running group again this year. This Term, we meet at the Penquite HPEC at 7:15 am each Thursday morning.  The last session this Term will be Thursday 15 June. The running group is open to all staff, parents and students.

We wish all runners the best of luck and enjoyment during the Cross Country Carnival.

Ali Foot
Head of Sport