In March this year Oliver from Year 3 competed in the BMX Australian National Championships that were held at the Bunbury BMX raceway. and he finished 10th in Australia.
There were 60 boys in his age group, which represented the top few riders of approximately100 racing clubs around Australia.
He has now earned himself the opportunity and qualified to represent Australia in the UCI BMX World Championships that will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan in June.
What a wonderful achievement for a boy who has only been competing for 2 years! While he won’t be making the trip this year, if he continues to do well then a trip to next years Championships in Zolder, Belgium may be an option!
Congratulations Oliver on some impressive riding and all the best in your future competitions!
This term our focus sports have been Basketball, Street Hockey and Tee Ball.
With all of these sports being Team orientated, one of our major focuses for the term was being able to demonstrate great teamwork and to get all team members involved in the game.
Specific skills such as passing, ball control, shooting, hitting and game awareness were also a featured during our lessons.
Next term we will be focussing on some Winter ball sports that include AFL, Netball, Soccer. This will also be a major focus for our Year 6 students who will have a very busy term with the Eagles Cup Inter school Competition taking up a majority of the term.
Cross Country training will also begin mid way through next term. Students will be notified when morning sessions are to be conducted.
Finally, Our Interschool swimmers did a fantastic job of representing our school last Thursday.
Even though we did finish 5th, our swimmers put in an amazing amount of training and effort throughout the term.
St.Emilie’s had 2 swimmers take out individual awards, with Jessica Ladiszlai winning the Year 5 Champion Girl award and Taylah Gates winning the Year 4 Girls Runner Up Champion award.
This is an amazing effort, considering how strong the opposition was on the day!
Yesterday, a St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School basketball team travelled to Bendat Basketball Centre in Floreat to compete in the State Championships for primary school basketball. The team qualified by winning a tournament at Lakeside Recreation Centre in Bibra Lake in August.
The top 12 primary school boys basketball teams from across the state qualified for the State Championship. The boys representing St Emilie’s were Taj F, Ethan S, Ky C, Luca D, Nicholas D, Kade M, Patrick S and Lachlan B.
The boys team had two early wins against Bannister Creek Primary School and Rangeway Primary School in the first two rounds. In round three, they came up against the undefeated Ashdale Primary School and lost a close game by 1 point. Two hard fought games followed against Greenmount Primary School and Wembley Primary School which resulted in wins to the St Emilie’s team. By winning four games and only losing one game, the boys moved into the finals.
In the semi-final, St Emilie’ came up against East Fremantle Primary School, and after a slow start worked hard on defense to come away with the win and move into the Grand Final. In the Grand Final, the St Emilie’s team were playing against Ashdale Primary School, who defeated the team earlier in the tournament. The first half was a close contest with St Emilie’s in early foul trouble, only in the last few minutes were the boys able to build a small lead. The second half was a great example of teamwork with all the boys concentrating on rebounding and defense, and St Emilie’s pulled away to win by 15 points. St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School became the state champions for boys primary school basketball in Western Australia.
Special thanks to Brett Forrestwho coached the team throughout the tournament and was a positive and special influence on the boys. His expertise and impact on the boys in the tournament through his coaching and mentoring was much appreciated. Thank you to all the parents and grandparents who came to support, and also to those parents who helped with scoring and assisting the team. A big thanks to Rachel Davies who organised the special St Emilie’s basketball uniforms for the tournament. Most of all, congratulations to the boys who competed, they were a credit to the St Emilie’s community, showing great sportsmanship and maturity in a tough tournament. We are proud of their efforts in representing St Emilie’s Catholic Primary School.