Sporting Life - 23 August 2018

Sporting Life - 23 August 2018

Sporting Life – 23 August 2018

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QGSSSA Rhythmic Gymnastics Moreton Bay College Friday 10 of August

Dedication, resilience and grace come to mind to describe the 2018 Rhythmic Gymnastics team. Lead by Co-Captains Kara Kroon and Lily Baker, this year’s team produced our best results since 2013. A massive thank you to the parents and girls that committed to early morning training and to our coaches Akoulina, Tatiana and Shauna whose excellent coaching is a testament to the girl’s success.

Rhythmic Gymnastics 2018 Results:

Year 7 (i)
Liliana Allen, Lily Beaver, Luar Burt, Maeka Free, Sienna McMah   – 4th Place

Year 7 (ii)
Gemma Goldie, Charlie-Rose Grant, Skye Hill, Yvette Willemsen – 3rd Place

Year 8 (i)
Emma DeFazio, Samsara Herft, Remi Long, Sascha Noort – 1st Place

Year 8 (ii)
Lexus Wade, Lulu Taylor, Lilly Whitton, Zarli Dickinson – 5th Place

B Grade
Vanessa Karabetsos, Zoe Morison, Hall Mudimu, Julia O’Grady, Amelia Butler, Marisabel Gooding, Toni Lerch, Josephine Layt, Antoinette Layt, Hayley Stanich, Teya Hardy, Brianna Free, Leilani Leon, Natsha Nair, Aislinn Neville. – 2nd Place

*B Grade is across different apparatus (Rope, Ball & Hoop) The Judges take the two highest scores across these teams/apparatus.

Lily Baker, Nadine Chia, Anna Finlayson, Kara Kroon, Chiara Linnane – 4th Place

Hinterland Green District Athletics Trials-Somerset College 6 & 7 August 2018

On Monday 6 August and Tuesday 7 August over 50 of our girls from Junior and Middle Senior School descended on Somerset College’s athletics track for this year’s Hinterland Green District Athletics trials. There were some amazing performances with a total of 17 first, 26 second and 10 third place ribbons received. Congratulations to Cyra Bender, Darcy Cole, Sasha Currie, Fern Deshon, Jessica Jolly, Julia Kater, Sierra Llewellyn, Annabel Montgomery, Kate Worboys, Emma Chandler, Hannah Collins, Harriett Irving, Taya Mackenzie, Jali Mumcu, Kenina Murtagh, Ciara Robertson, Georgie Roper, Georgia Vivlios, Ashlee Bennett, Nyah Bollinger, Katya Ewing, Kate Hemming, Madeleine McClintock, Arrabella Oates, Harriett Richards, Nat Shaw, Maeve Doherty, Kate Henning, Mikayla Jervis, Bristie Lathouras, Georgica McKinnon, Abigail McLean, Khanh Nguyen, Jemima Powell, Alexandra Rutherford, Caitlin Boyle, Emily Cunington, Jordan Bennett and Keely Whittaker on your efforts throughout the two day trials. A total of 6 Hinterland Green records were broken by our girls across the competition:

  • Hannah Collins 13 triple jump 10.03m
  • Nyah Bollinger 15 triple jump 10.14m and 15 high jump 1.50m
  • Emily Cunington 16 shot put 11.03m
  • Mikayla Jervis 16 shot put 10.80m
  • Caitlin Boyle 16 800m 2.25.61

State Short Course Championships 17-19 August – Chandler

Congratulations to the following girls who were selected to compete in the recent State Short Course Championships in Brisbane over the weekend:

  • Tyler-Marie Ransby – Bond – swimming 5 events = 2 PB’s 9th place in 50 Free
  • Lucinda Macleod Griffith  – swimming 10 events = 7 PB’s  1st place 400 Free, 50 Fly ,and 200 Meter free. 2nd place in 100 back, 50m back and third in 200 IM.

St Hilda’s Aquatics

  • Cyra Bender – 7 events – 6 PB’s – best placing 12th 50 meter back
  • Lili Baumann (Junior School) – 10 events 9 PB’s best place 10th for 100 free
  • Ava Brickley – 6 events – 2PB’s – best placing 7th 200 back
  • Michaela Brickley – 7 events –
  • Liwen Cao – 7 events – 1 PB – 2nd 200 m back & 3rd 100 m Back
  • Victoria Hansen – 1 event –
  • Julia Kater – 7 events – 7 PB’s – 3rd 400 IM & 100 Breast
  • Georgia Lea’aetoa (Junior School) – 5 Events – 5 PB’s – 2nd 50 Meter free and 4th 50 meter back
  • Georgie Roper – 10 events – 7PB’s – 3rd 1500m Free & 200 Breast
  • Nat Shaw – 5 events – 1 PB – Best placing 8th 800 Free
  • Kate Taylor – Southport (Junior School) – 5 events – 5 PB’s – best placing 6th 100m Breast


  • Darcy Cole  – TSS – 6 Events – 3 PB’s – best placing 11th for 50 Back
  • Stella Cole – TSS – 7 Events – 1 PB – 1st 100 free, 2nd 50 free & 50 fly
  • Taya Mackenzie – TSS – 10 Events – 7 PB’s 4th 50 M back 6th 100 back
  • Charlotte Mitchell – TSS – 5 Events –best placing 8th in 200 M fly and 200 IM
  • Ebony Purll – TSS – 8 Events – 2 PB’s – best placing 9th for 200 M back
  • Savannah van Nieuwburg – TSS  – 5 Events

We welcome Suzy McCaughtrie and Ethan Cole to our St Hilda’s Aquatics team

A big welcome to our new aquatics team members, Suzy McCaughtrie and Ethan Cole. Both Suzy and Ethan have an extensive background in competitive swimming and coaching. St Hilda’s Aquatics squad members have been competing in a range of meets across the Coast and in Brisbane.

A team of 13 girls from St Hilda’s Aquatics enjoyed a highly successful meet at All Saints with many girls achieving PB’s and numerous medals.

TOUCH COACHES – World Champions!

Congratulations to St Hilda’s QGSSSA Touch coaches Tiarni Bryce and Paije Hockings who were both selected in the Australian Youth Trans-Tasman teams to compete in Malaysia at the Youth Touch World Cup in August. Both girls received their Australian Jerseys in a special ceremony and are excited to be representing their country.  Tiarni was part of the successful U18 Australian team that are World Champions after beating New Zealand in the final. Tiarni also scored 2 tries in the final!

Paije was in the U20 team, also World Champions after beating New Zealand in the final.

Congratulations to both girls after their very successful World Cup campaigns!

Have you ever thought about Surf lifesaving as a sporting pursuit?

On Tuesday 4 September we will be welcoming guests Trevor Hendy, Ali Day (who just won the World Iron Man series in Bali) and Kirsty Higginson (Surfers Paradise Iron Women series competitor) to our Middle Senior assembly. We have many girls who are active members and competitors at local surf lifesaving clubs across the Gold Coast. It is wonderful to be able to give back to Not for Ourselves Alone. Congratulations to one of our students, Brianna Free who was recently awarded the Youth Excellence Award’ and ‘Cadet of the Year’ for the 2017-2018 season. Brianna is a member of the Southport Surf Life Saving Club.

Kiera Gazzard shines at the 2018 Artistic Swimming Junior World Championships

Year 11 student Kiera Gazzard has returned from her amazing experience at the Artistic Swimming Junior World Championships in Budapest where she was selected as Team Captain for the 2018 Junior team. The Junior World Championships include competitors from the age of 15-18 and the Australian team is made up of girls from around Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, Gold Coast and Perth). Kiera produced some amazing results competing against the world’s best:

  • Solo – 25th (tech routine), 26th (free routine)
  • Duet – 25th (free routine)
  • Team 18th – (free routine)

At 16 years of age Kiera is a member of the Gold Coast Mermaid’s Synchronised Swimming Club and has started the 2018 season with great success, winning 5 Gold Medals at Australian Nationals, and representing Australia in duet with Rachel Presser at FINA World Series in Japan and America Open. We are very proud of your achievements Kiera!

Winter Fixtures


Opens 2 SOM HSE LOSS 5-3 Ava Van der Kwast Niamh Hayden
Junior A 2 SOM HSE LOSS 6-0 Kyella Alback Aimee Webb

Both the Junior and Open teams played great games on the weekend, making significant improvements on their first games. The girls were keen to play and gave it their best. They displayed new skills that led to a great defensive game.

Our Opens team played an exciting game with Keely Whittaker and Laney Smith scoring goals. The girls played strongly in attack and defence against Somerville House with our goalie saving several balls.

Overall, the girls had great first home games.

Opens 3 BSHS LOSS 8-0 Niamh Hayden Ruby McDonald
Junior A 3 BSHS LOSS 15-0 Ava Reynolds Harriet Richards

Two exciting games against State High with exceptional defence from both teams. It was a tough game but our senior girls managed to stop several goals – keeping the score at single digits. All of the girls played really well gave it their very best. Katelyn Green, volunteering as goalie to play the first half, played a really great game  having never played goalie before, and did an excellent job. Our Juniors played a fantastic game, stopping lots of goals and never giving up throughout the game. All the girls played really well and worked well as a team.

Opens 4 ST M LOSS 5-4 Ava van der Kwast Phoebe Grosser
Junior A 4 ST M LOSS 9-0 Harriet Richards Holly Smith

Both teams played exceptional games. Our Juniors played a great game, with significant improvements made. All girls played hard in defense and worked well as a team in attack. Harriet Richards played an outstanding game, trying to stop every ball. The Opens played a tough game against St Margaret’s. All girls played hard to stop each ball. Olivia Furnell played a brilliant game, getting involved in the game. We also had Lacey, from the Junior team, volunteer to be the Opens goalie, and she did an amazing job. Both games were very close and exciting games.

Hockey Co Captains: Rachel Gadd & Niamh Hayden


Opens 2 SOM HSE LOSS 35-16 Ava Alderson Tara Purll
Senior A 2 SOM HSE WIN 33-32 Lily Sutcliffe Kylie Vial
Senior B 2 SOM HSE WIN 42-9 Grace Flynn Georgia Nye
10A 2 SOM HSE LOSS 45-16 Anna Lythgo Sasha Ingall
8A 2 SOM HSE LOSS 107-3 Grace Hocart Tess Lakis
7A 2 SOM HSE LOSS 20-9 Cyra Bender Amelia Salmon
7B 2 SOM HSE LOSS 13-11 Zoe Kitchin Coralie Bradnam
7C 2 SOM HSE WIN 30-5 Emma Stapleton Isabella Swindley

What a fantastic weekend for netball! It was our first home game and what a way to start with a couple of wins. The Senior A game was great to watch with the team coming out on top by just one goal. Congratulations to the Senior B team and 7C who also won. A shout out to Coralie Bradnam from the 7B team who got an abundant amount of intercepts. We would like to say a big thank you to all the girls who helped out with duty this week and to the Years 7 and 8 teams who brought copious amounts of food. Our School spirit is definitely building as a community and we can’t wait to see what next week’s game brings. Keep working hard girls!

Opens 3 BSHS LOSS 47-29 Tara Purll Finn Jeffries
Senior A 3 BSHS LOSS 80-21 Francesca Sweetman Lily Sutcliffe
Senior B 3 BSHS LOSS 49-14 Meg Johnstone Savannah Parsons
10A 3 BSHS LOSS 85-8 Bridget Caskey Rosemary Jackson
9B 3 BSHS LOSS 79-9 Olivia Wright Atputha Rahavan
8A 3 BSHS LOSS 64-7 Grace Hocart Hannah Green
7A 3 BSHS LOSS 72-9 Makayli Wright Lucia Gray
7B 3 BSHS LOSS 31-10 Coralie Bradnam Maggie Caskey
7C 3 BSHS LOSS 30-9 Amber Hurley Isabella Swindley

Today the Opens were very lucky to be invited to Brisbane State High School. It was a very special day as we celebrated 50 years of BSHS being involved in QGSSSA. It was also a day to recognize women in sports and their achievements, which is something very close to all our hearts. The Opens team played extremely well but were beaten on the day. Everyone gave 100% and the girls’ sportsmanship was to be commended. Following the game, the Opens team was fortunate to be provided with a very special morning tea and gifted a badge in recognition of this important event.

Opens 4 ST M LOSS 56-38 Maddison Smith Tara Purll
Senior A 4 ST M LOSS 40-22 Tara-Rois McNamara Tess Donnelly
Senior B 4 ST M LOSS 37-31 Meg Johnstone Macy Shields
10A 4 ST M LOSS 42-36 Sasha Ingall Emma Hawkins
8B 4 ST M WIN 26-18 Tahlia Dowthwaite Hannah Green
7A 4 ST M LOSS 24-20 Jessica Jolly Cyra Bender
7B 4 ST M WIN 18-15 Natasha Korff Emily Holz
7C 4 ST M LOSS 21-9 Saskia Uccellini Olivia Walker

This week was a very competitive round of games against St Margaret’s. There were a lot of close scores and every team gave 100%. Also, big congratulations to the Year 8 team for their first win of the season. Continue to train hard girls in the lead up to next week’s games.

Netball Co Captains: Hanna Shrubshall & Kylie Vial


Opens 2 SOM HSE WIN 30-21 Lindsay Engelen Lucia McCarthy
Senior A 2 SOM HSE LOSS 26-18
Junior A 2 SOM HSE WIN 36-4 Summer Welsh Hannah Parker
Junior B 2 SOM HSE WIN 37-10
Junior C 2 SOM HSE WIN 36-3

Last Saturday was the first home game; the girls did an amazing job catering for the opposing school as well as ourselves. There was no shortage of healthy snacks for players, and the caring nature of St Hilda’s girls shone brightly. The weather conditions were perfect for a morning of tennis and every girl gave their best. Big congratulations to the Opens team for their win. It was a very tight game with one win in the doubles and three in the singles. The Senior As, however, walked away with a close loss overall. Lucia McCarthy brought home a win of 6:0 in the Senior A’s singles. Looking forward to the next game and wishing the best of luck to all girls.

Opens 3 BSHS LOSS 34-17 Dayna Whiteley-Hall Tarra Dwinell
Senior A 3 BSHS LOSS 36-8
Senior B 3 BSHS LOSS 18-6
Junior A 3 BSHS WIN 28-23 Hikaru Tsuji Audrey Theobald
Junior B 3 BSHS WIN 36-4
Junior C 3 BSHS WIN 31-25

Last Saturday marked Round 3 in the Winter Fixtures. The girls were up nice and early and ready to give it their all against Brisbane State High School. This week saw the Senior Bs coming back on to the court giving it a red-hot go. Lindsay Engelen did really well in the Opens again, coming away with a win in the singles. The Juniors were playing at the same venue as the Seniors and came away with an overall win. While some of the girls may not have been happy with their results, all girls displayed great sportsmanship and are looking optimistic towards the future rounds.

Opens 4 ST M WIN 29-20 Cheryl Chong Lillian Murphy
Senior A 4 ST M WIN 25-23
Senior B 4 ST M LOSS 36-7
Junior A 4 ST M WIN 33-19 Summer Welsh Charlotte Baker
Junior B 4 ST M WIN 36-9
Junior C 4 ST M WIN 36-0

We had our second home game last Saturday and saw many excellent results from all the girls. The weather was perfect for an early morning match. Not only were the girls competitive but they also enjoyed their games and show great teamwork when playing doubles. The teams were very supportive of one another, which contributed to our wins.

Tennis Co Captains: Joyce Tsu & Danielle Scott


Opens 2 SOM HSE LOSS 3-0 Rin Sugiyama Katrina Johnson
Senior A 2 SOM HSE LOSS 3-0 Toby Lee Mayarr Yanner
10A 2 SOM HSE LOSS 3-0 Carmen Jansen van Vuuren Emma Raby
9A 2 SOM HSE LOSS 2-1 Nyah Bollinger Madeleine McClintock
8A 2 SOM HSE LOSS 2-1 Tatiana Belapuna Maia Sato
7A 2 SOM HSE WIN 2-1 Xabby Dickinson Amelie van Twest


Opens 3 BSHS Maxine Moore Emma Fanning
Senior A 3 BSHS LOSS 3-0 Alice Sewell Sophie Pham
10A 3 BSHS LOSS 2-1 Ella Fitzpatrick Hilary Hon
9A 3 BSHS LOSS 2-1 Megan Foster Madeleine McClintock
8A 3 BSHS LOSS 3-0 Maia Sato Caitlin Wood
7A 3 BSHS L(OSS 2-1 Maeka Free Ashleigh Foster

The past two weeks of volleyball have been a good start to the season. All the girls have been putting constant effort each week at trainings and is showing major improvement each game. Attitudes the girls put forward each game with regards to duties and supporting other teams has been inspiring to watch! We are looking forward to the rest of the volleyball season.

Opens 4 ST M LOSS 3-1 Emma-May Ellis Racquel Brunskill
Senior A 4 ST M LOSS 3-0 Ruby Walkinshaw Ruby Walkinshaw
10A 4 ST M LOSS 2-1 Carmen Jansen van Vuuren Lillian Dell
9A 4 ST M WIN 3-0 Megan Foster Julia O’Grady
8A 4 ST M WIN 2-1 Chloe Towne Samantha Butler
7A 4 ST M WIN 3-0 Tess Maurice Amelie van Twest


Volleyball Co Captains: Luna Priestley and Emma-May Ellis

2018 Middle Senior Inter House Athletics Carnival

On Thursday 26 July our Middle Senior School participated in the final event on the 2018 Inter-House Carnival calendar. The sun was shining and there was plenty of competitiveness and spirit on the day, which produced some fantastic individual and team results. Thank you again to all of the staff that came to support the day as officials or supervisors and to the families that were there to cheer the girls on. Congratulations to Karragaroo, the winning House this year!

Our Athletics training squad has been operating on-site three mornings a week since mid-May (6.30am-7.30am). We have highly qualified specialist coaches available across these three mornings running both track and field events. If you have wanted to try athletics and wish to participate, please email The 2018 QGSSSA Athletics Meet is on Monday 15th of October at QSAC Nathan. We would love more girls to come and train with the final team being formally announced at our team breakfast at school on Wednesday 10th of October.

House Results from Middle Senior Assembly 31st July 2018

OPEN 3,000M Champion Maeve Dougherty
Caitlin Boyle
16 YRS & OVER 1500M Champion Keely Whittaker
Caitlin Boyle
U15 1500m Champion Georgie Roper
Katya Ewing
OPEN 100M Champion Bristie Lathouras
Laney Smith
12 yrs. & Under Age Champion Fern Deshon
Sierra Llewellyn
13 yrs. Age Champion Cyra Bender
Hannah Collins
14 yrs. Age Champion Katya Ewing
Kenina Murtagh
15 yrs. Age Champion Arrabella Oates
Nyah Bollinger
16 yrs. Age Champion Mikayla Jervis
Caitlin Boyle
17 yrs. & over Age Champion Laney Smith
Keely Whittaker
Open 4x100m
Inter-House Relay
“The Hutcheon Trophy”
Alexandra Rutherford
Nikki McMenamin
Emma Chandler
Hannah Collins
Boarders V Day Girls Relay Day Girls
Head Day Girl:
Afrida Imrose
House Spirit Cup Banksia
Anna Finlayson &
Sophie Rice
House Athletics Carnival Champions Karragaroo!
Captains: Adele Scaysbrook & Nikki CampbellPOINTS
Karragaroo- 3,340
Melaleuca –  3,146
Banksia –  3,022
School Champion Nyah Bollinger
115 Points
Sierra Llewellyn
120 points

Our Girls qualify for the upcoming Snowsport Nationals!

Congratulations to Madi Cartwright (Year 10), Grace Cowley (Year 9), Jacqueline Cartwright (Year 8) and Ava Cowley (Year 8) who have qualified to participate in the 2018 Nationals in Perisher September 5-9.

Rowing Regatta Results one for the History Books

The past four regattas have been tremendous for St Hilda’s out at Wyaralong. We have seen some amazing results across all year groups, especially from the Year 8s who are dominating their year level either winning or placing in the top three for each race. This past weekend saw St Hilda’s achieve its best results so far this racing season with 25 wins overall for the day, winning 51% of the regatta. The improvement in results over the past four regattas is from the girls’ hard work in training and their determination to perform well for themselves, their crewmates and St Hilda’s school. The Head of River is on the 1 September, less than two weeks away. We would like to encourage as many girls as possible to come out and cheer on all the girls at Wyaralong.  Everyone has worked exceptionally hard over the past 19 weeks, so it would great to have as many spectators as possible.

Rowing Co-Captain-Amelia Connolly

The bell has certainly been getting a workout this season with another weekend of fantastic performances and 25 wins across the board. Congratulations and thanks to the many personnel that have put in countless hours and much effort to date preparing (and feeding) the girls for the 2018 BSRA season. If you are looking for an escape this Show Day long weekend, come out to Wyaralong Rowing Facility on Saturday 1 September for the 2018 BSRA Head of the River where you will not be disappointed. Our girls have worked so hard over the past few months preparing for the racing season reflecting much grit and determination. Keep up the good work!

St Hilda’s Sport team

QLD School Sport State Cross Country-Maroochydore 20-23rd July 2018

Congratulations to Caitlin Boyle who placed 17th and Maeve Doherty who placed 23rd in the State Cross Country in late July. Both girls are having a great season so far and have their sights on qualifying for Nationals.

Durham Netball Club visits St Hilda’s School Thursday 9 August

On Thursday 9 August, two netball teams from Durham Netball Club in the England visited our school to play against two of our QGSSSA netball teams. Thanks to the girls who participated and the coaches and parents who came along to support to friendly matches. This is certainly something we would like to continue to do for St Hilda’s Netball.

“I just wanted to say a big thank you to you and all of your staff for allowing Durham Netball to visit and play St Hilda’s. They had a great experience and enjoyed the netball and afternoon tea”. Warwick Melrose (event organizer)

For all enquiries relating to Middle Senior Sport at St Hilda’s please email and ensure that you have downloaded the isthildas app for all of our sporting notices. Our weekly QGSSSA Fixtures ‘Order of Play’ with relevant staff contact numbers are on the app. Should you need to get in contact with St Hilda’s School Venue Coordinators or the Head of Sport for urgent matters.

Jill Moore
Head of Sport


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