2017 House Swimming Carnival

The 2017 House Swimming Carnival was held on Thursday 26 October. This was the first time the carnival had been held at the St Catherine’s pool and the House Captains were up early to decorate the venue in a sea of streamers and banners.

The House Water Polo Competition kicked off the day with teams from each House made up of Years 7 to 11 students. All matches were tightly contested. A highlight of the competition was Langley Templeton’s win on the buzzer thanks to a long range Coco Christian goal. Davis, led by GSV Representative Water Polo players Thalia Barbayannis and Jane Fenton took the trophy with an undefeated run.

Next came the cheering and chanting of House Swimming. Students competed in a range of individual, relay and novelty events. The atmosphere was electric, particularly during the nail biting finish to the Year 7 Mat Relay between Davis and Beaulieu Blair, when it felt like the roof was about to be blown off the pool. A highlight of the day was the annual Blue Ribbon, in which the six fastest fifty meter freestyle competitors compete. Stephanie Ferrali of Beaulieu Blair won in a time of 28.91 seconds.

A special thanks to all staff who assisted in the coordination of the event. Also to the House Captains and Swimming Captains who were outstanding in leading their Houses and ensuring the day was a success. Well done to Beaulieu Blair who were the victorious House on the day!


House Swimming:

  • 1st- Beaulieu Blair (482 points)
  • 2nd- Davis (433)
  • 3rd- Holmes Kilbride (420)
  • 4th- Langley Templeton (382)

House Water Polo:

  • 1st- Davis
  • 2nd- Holmes Kilbride
  • 3rd- Langley Templeton
  • 4th- Beaulieu Blair
Mr Nick Racina, Assistant Head of Sport
2018 St Catherine’s School Snowsports Dates

Please find the scheduled event dates for the 2018 St Catherine’s School Snowsports season. Please note the 2018 House Snowsports and training sessions will only run across Saturday 21 July and Sunday 22 July 2018. All trial events will be held over the two-day period.

Further information will come to hand, as arrangements are finalised by the St Catherine’s Sport Department and the SnowSports Auxiliary.

Snowsports EventDateLocation
St Catherine’s School House Snowsports & Training Weekend

Saturday 21/7/18 – Sunday 22/7/18

*This event shall not impact schedule class time

Mt Buller, VIC
Vic Interschools Cross Country ChampionshipsSunday 5/8/18Mt Buller, VIC
Vic Interschools Snowsports ChampionshipsMonday 20/8/18 – Sunday 26/8/18Mt Buller, VIC
Aus Interschools Snowsports ChampionshipsWednesday 5/9/18 – Sunday 9/9/18Perisher, NSW

Head of Goulburn Results

A great weekend was had by Senior Rowers at the Head of the Goulburn held in Nagambie over the weekend. Seniors departed straight from School on Friday, and despite a slight delay in transit enjoyed a great night of bonding in Nagambie. All woke up to a beautiful morning paddle on the Goulburn river. Students prepped for the 7.1km race ahead where both crews saw their best form to date as they soaked up the surroundings while serving up our power and rhythm.

Two Senior 8s of equal strength who entered in the Schoolgirl Division 1 comprised:

Geraldine Illot: #45

  • Cox: Georgina Cottrill
  • Stephanie Ferrali
  • Annelise Cody
  • Lulu Murrell
  • Harriette Dryden
  • Annabel Joubert
  • Sophie Turnbull
  • Olivia Douglas
  • Mardi Bray

Boynton: #47

  • Cox: Heidi Tokatlidis
  • Eleanor Millear
  • Alexandra McBain
  • Celia Cody
  • Emily Sutherland
  • Henrietta Paterson
  • Juliet Grant
  • Téa-Rose Passon
  • Elspeth Cannon

Even prior to knowing our results, we were all very happy with the experience. The students approached the Regatta with three very powerful elements:

1) High levels of positive energy
2) Clarity in their performance objectives
3) A clear process to achieve enjoyment in their performance.

When these are a part of our preparations, individuals can unite together to achieve fantastic outcomes. The feeling of success was felt without knowing the results. Students described the rowing as powerful, consistent and most of all, “Fun!”. The near 30 minutes of racing felt significantly shorter, as they achieved ‘flow’ together, immersing themselves in the moment. The ideal start for our squad.

Due to these elements, the two crews were formidable in their racing. The Geraldine Ilott finished second (29:15.9), while the Boynton was close behind finishing third (29:23.3) out of seven entries. MGGS took out the win, while our crews posted faster times then Carey, Loreto 1, Loreto 2, Genazzano and Geelong College.

When we enjoy the process, focus on our moment, and enjoy the challenge of improvement, St Catherine’s School rowers achieve fantastic experiences.

We are looking forward to enjoying more challenges over the remainder of term.

Mr David Fraumano, Head Coach of Rowing Program
Mr Lloyd Knight, Head of Sport