Heathdale flower 15th December 2022

Sporting Achievements

Read on as Mrs Janet Steane gives us a roundup of the Sports Awards, Volleyball, Netball and Aerosports Champions.

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Awards of Honour

Recently, we celebrated the outstanding achievements of some of our elite athletes. These awards have been named after past students who represented the school at a high standard and appreciated the privilege it was to be selected into a team to compete for their school. They competed with fair play, a sense of pride and a high skill level.

I would like to recognise the high performances of the following students:

The Hart Award for excellence in Athletics - Sebastian Panakkal
The Greenhough Award for excellence in Basketball - Holly Dolny
The Shelev Award for excellence in Swimming - Zoe Lewczuk
The Hodges Award for excellence in Volleyball - Zane Tullio
The Jackson Award for excellence in Aerobics - Fearne McDonogh
The Simcoe Award for excellence in Netball - Lucy Butcher

Volleyball Champions

Congratulations to the Senior Boys' volleyball team who competed and won their division in the Western Region Volleyball Summer Season competition held at Maribyrnong Secondary College this past term. These boys have shown such commitment to the sport and their teammates, that the win was a worthy accomplishment. It has been a pleasure to see the team continue to play without being run by the school. A very big thank you goes to team manager Mrs Tullio who organised the boys each week, for without your commitment and support the boys would not have been able to play.

I wish the boys every success in the coming year.

Netball Champions

Congratulations also to the Heathdale Hedgehogs - an U11 netball team, who were victorious in the Hoppers Crossing Netball Association competition and were coached by Year 9 student Lara Wilson. This team is made of Years 5-6 girls who have played competitively throughout the season. A special mention to Paige McDonogh for being awarded best on court for the final and Best and Fairest for the season! Congratulations players, parents and coaches.

Aeroschools Championships

Students from Years 3-10 represented Heathdale Christian College at the Australian Aeroschools Championships in Queensland during the last two days of Term 3. These students had been practicing all year and gave up their lunchtimes and time after school to perfect their routines and improve their skills.

The teams earned the privilege to compete in the national competition by first qualifying at the State Championships.

We are very proud of all students who participated in aerobics this year and would like to acknowledge those students who competed in national competition:

Level 3 Mini Trio –3rd - Jude Cassar, Mahikaa Sidhu, Ethan Yang.
Level 3 Mini Group – 1st – Kaela Chua, Claire Danny, Heldana Endale, Holly Fisher, Emelia Lee.
Level 3 Mini Group – 3rd- Emma Cheung, Aveena Katwe, Mya Piggot, Kayla Wang, Emma Zhang, Grace Zhou.
Level 3 Junior Pair – 6th – Paige McDonogh, Zara Ghosh.
Level 4 Junior Pair – 3rd – Evie Fisher, Keira Martin.
Level 4 Junior Trio – 3rd - Evie Fisher, Reeya Khanduri, Keira Martin.
Level 3 Inter Trio – 5th- Gracieann Roth, Shreya Sharma, Izzy Trodden.
Level 3 Inter Trio – 6th – Madison Corbett-Jones, Caitlyn Maisey, Fearne McDonogh.

I would also like to extend my thanks and gratitude to the many staff supervisors who willingly gave up their free time so that training could occur; and also to the students who helped me coach the teams.

A very special thank you goes to ex-student Ebony Biden for giving up her time each week to coach the level 4 girls and stepping in as head coach for the teams at the national competition. Ebony, we are all so very thankful for your willingness to share your expertise and help the girls be the best they can be.