ROWING: St Catherine’s Seniors Enjoy Convincing Win Leading into Goulburn Regatta

This week saw the St Catherine’s Seniors compete in their first social competition against the Caulfield Grammar Senior Girls squad.

Caulfield Grammar took the opportunity to compete after MGGS were a late withdrawal on Friday morning.

Both schools boated two evenly matched crews rather than ranked first and second VIIIs. All St Catherine’s Senior rowers rotated through the boats and each rower made great contributions in very rough conditions. The result was both St Catherine’s crews winning each race comfortably.

St Catherine’s Crews rowed solidly, and should enjoy these wins. All girls are aware that to have complete pride in their performance they can do more in their efforts and movement execution. It is important to take the time to enjoy crossing the line ahead of their opposition.

However, all are aware they want to be hungry to find that top performance where we execute our best rowing regardless where we are compared to our opposition.

Tomorrow, the Seniors head to Nagambie for the Head of the Goulburn Regatta and their first official race of the season. We will focus our 3Ps and hunt for 7.2kms of strong St Catherine’s rhythm.

Mr David Fraumano
Head Coach of Rowing Program 
Heyington Club Start of Season Social Evening
rowing_rgb_singleOur Start of Season social evening is on Thursday 27 October 2016 from 6.30pm for parents only.
Tours of the boatshed and a boat anatomy overview will start from 6.30pm with drinks in the Mercantile Clubhouse from 7.00pm.
It’s a relaxed social evening where we will introduce the coaches, Heyington Committee, Captains of Boats and Mrs Michelle Carroll will speak.
Later in the evening, we auction the rare and enlightening opportunity to ride in a coach’s tinny during training. Book here for the event.
Mrs Rachel Robertson
Heyington Club
Junior Basketball

Week 1

The A Team had an impressive game against a very strong OLMC side. They worked well as a team to dribble the ball down the court and work around the key until an opportunity to shoot arose. Abby Page scored an incredible two 3 point shots during the game. They ended up losing 35 – 57 but should be very proud of their efforts.

Team: Abby Page, Alexandra Demetriou, Georgina Rolfe, Sophie Gorton, Alessia Tzelepis, Ella Johns, Tabitha Manson and Charlotte Stern.

The B Team put in a strong effort in their debut game for the season against a tough opponent.  The girls worked on playing strongly as a team, ensuring that the ball was passed around to work down the court. Isabelle Fortey led the offence with strong dribbling, passing to Isabella Bufé, who sunk two 3 point baskets. The girls worked well together as a team, with Olivia Nash providing a strong defence. The game provided a good learning opportunity for the start of the season. The B Team lost 74 – 7.

Team: Eliza Seymour, Stella Heidenreich, Isabella Bufé, Ruby Moir, Isabelle Fortey, Victoria Patsakos, Isabella Hornor, Natalia Oberoi-Kearney and Olivia Nash.

The C Team faced an extremely challenging game against a much more experienced team from OLMC. With many girls playing their first game, it was great to see so much enthusiasm. Molly Robertson and Mia Jurcevic showed good intensity during a tough game, with Emily McAllister shooting two goals for the team. The game provided a great chance for the girls to learn more about the rules and strategies of basketball. We are hoping to work on our defencing tactics next week.  The C Team lost 60–8

Team: Lucy Campbell, Ava Lansell, Emily McAllister, Louisa Reinke, Olivia Shergold, Molly Robertson, Eliza Mailer and Mia Jurcevic.

The D Team played a tough first match this week against OLMC. The girls got off to a slow start but as the game progressed, their skills improved enormously. Their enthusiasm and sportsmanship was excellent. St Catherine’s were defeated 54–12.

Team: Emily Ryan, Cheuk Nam (Nicole) Chung, Anita Yang, Zara Carter, Pippa Naylor, Sara Zayontz, Jessica Yang, Kate Rowson, Sophie Gough and Deána Laletas.

Ms Skye Stansfield
Teacher in Charge of Junior Basketball
Senior Basketball

Senior Basketball’s second last match for the season proved to be successful.

St Catherine’s competed against Camberwell Girls Grammar School in a match that was fairly even throughout the first half. After a regroup and encouraging talk from captain Chloe Page the team of eight Year 11s came out strong in the second half. Playing ‘man on man’ defense, pressuring CGGS up the court resulted in numerous turn overs. St Catherine’s took an 8 point lead early on which remain constant throughout the second half. The score at final time was 30–22 with St Catherine’s defeating CGGS.

Well done to Chloe Page, Brittany Pearson, Stephanie Wills, Lucinda Kelly, Alexandra Garrett, Isabella King and Eliane Sadler for a fantastic game.

House Swimming

We would like to invite all parents and spectators along to our annual House Swimming event on Monday 24 October at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre to support our students in Years 7 to 11.

Time: 9.30am commencement

Presentations: 12.15pm

Mr Chris Jones
Director of Sport
WATER POLO: GSV Years 7 and 8

Junior Water Polo has started with much enthusiasm. The girls have been training hard, learning new skills and trying to grasp the rules of a game they are mostly unfamiliar with.

Match 1  Tuesday  11 October

St Catherine’s commenced the season with a convincing win over Korowa, scoring 8 goals to 3.

With most of our girls playing their first Water Polo match, we looked to the Year 8 girls to ‘show the way’. Our most experienced player, Thalia, led the Team well as Captain, ably supported by Jane who is the Vice-Captain. Romilly’s swimming ability was handy as she was able to gain many breaks in attack. Our new players all contributed well and as the match progressed appeared to be gaining a feel for the game.


Year 8             Thalia Barbayannis, Jane Fenton, Sophie Hogan, Romilly Walker and Isobel Tanner

Year 7             Lucy Campbell, Sophie Gough, Isabella Hornor, Ella Johns and Clementine Newton-Brown

Match 2  Tuesday  18 October

St Catherine’s continued their winning streak with a convincing win over Strathcona, scoring 8 goals to 2.

It was exciting to see the improvement in our new players, who have, in just one week, shown an impressive understanding of defensive play. In their coaches opinion “if you concentrate on defence first, then attack will look after itself.” Our experienced Year 8 players were as reliable as usual and played with great determination. This week a special mention goes to Sophie Hogan and Alexandra Lidstrom who shared the responsibility of goalkeeping, and saved numerous shots.


Year 8             Thalia Barbayannis, Jane Fenton, Sophie Hogan, Alexandra Lidstrom, Isobel Tanner and Romilly Walker

Year 7             Lucy Campbell, Sophie Gough, Isabella Hornor, Ella Johns and Clementine Newton-Brown

Next week we have a bye but instead we will play a practice match.

Miss Jeanette Gunn
Teacher in Charge of Water Polo