Congratulations to our resident acrobat Jennifer Lim in Year 10 who competed at the level 6 State Championships in her trio where they took out the gold medal. This was very exciting for Jen and her team mates as they have only been together since the end of last year and did not expect to take out the title.
The short but very sweet Badminton season came to an end, culminating in 16 PLC Sydney teams participating in either a final (1 vs 2) or play-off (3 vs 4). The following Badminton teams finished as premieres of their grade: PLS 1, 2, 4, 8, 11 and 19. Congratulations to all our Badminton teams – you developed your skills and understanding of tactical play. Most importantly you seemed to have lots of fun!
IPSHA Cross Country
Congratulations to the Junior School girls who competed at the IPSHA Cross Country at The Kings School on Saturday 28 March. The Kings School Cross Country course is quite challenging with a number of hills, different surfaces and plenty of mud after any rain. The top performers for PLC Sydney were Abby Alleyn in Year 4 who finished 21st in the 10 years age group and Xanthia Coote in Year 3 who finished 22nd in the 8/9 years age group. Congratulations to all girls who qualified for the IPSHA Cross Country and gave their best effort on the day.
NSW All Schools
Congratulations to Eloise Cain who won the 12 years Springboard division and came 2nd in the 12-14 years platform event at the NSW All Schools. Elizabeth Macarounas also did extremely well winning both the 17-18 years Spingboard and Platform event. Elizabeth was awarded the NSW All Schools Outstanding Female diver. Both girls have been selected for the NSW team to compete at the Pacific School Games in November.
Five PLC Sydney divers were selected to compete at the NSW PSSA. The girls did extremely well with Amy Somboli (Year 2) finishing 4th in the 8 years Springboard, Emily Webb (Year 4), finishing 1st in 9 years springboard. Milla Karam (Year 6) finished 3rd in the 11 years Springboard, Lauren Flint (Year 6) finished 2nd in platform and 2nd in Springboard.
The competition doubled as a trial for the Pacific School Games that will be held in Adelaide in November. Congratulations to Lauren Flint (Year 6) and Eloise Cain (Year 7) who have been selected to represent NSW.
Diving Age Nationals
Congratulations to divers, Eloise Cain (Year 7), Grace Kleppich (Year 10) and Elizabeth Macarounas (Year 11) (pictured above) who represented NSW at the Diving Age Nationals which were held in Brisbane over the holidays.
All girls competed extremely well with Eloise taking two golds and one bronze, Elizabeth taking one gold and one silver and Grace who only just recently took up diving finished 9th in Platform and 14th in the Springboard. Well done girls.
Mrs Olsson selected as team coach/official
Congratulations also go to Mrs Michelle Olsson who has been selected to be a team coach/official for Diving at the Pacific School Games to be held in Adelaide from 21-29 November. At present Mrs Olsson will accompany three PLC Sydney divers who are confirmed representatives.
The excitement of the Junior School Football season is now over. Ten teams from Years 4 to 6 and a large number of Year 3 students enjoying Friday sport was pleasing to see. The Sports Department looks forward to the continued involvement and improvement of these girls in sport throughout the year.
Georgia Page was nominated to take part in the Open Girls CIS Championship and the NSW All Schools Strokeplay/Matchplay Championships. Both competitions form the pathway to being named in the NSW CIS Golf Team. Georgia finished a 90 off the stick, which placed her in second place in the open CIS round. She followed up with seventh place in the All Schools Girls Nett competition held in the Blue Mountains in April. In a field of 50 players, this was an outstanding effort and Georgia narrowly missed out on a place in the CIS Golf team competing at CHS Golf Championships in June.
Congratulations to Amber Atcheson in Year 8 (pictured) who competed at the State Championships where she competed extremely well finishing in third place in the prestigious Junior International division. Amber took out an additional three bronze medals and one silver medal in the apparatus placing. Following Amber’s great performances, she has been selected to compete at the Nationals in June 2015. Congratulations and Good luck Amber.
Congratulations to Eleanor Clifton-Bligh and Phoebe Cridland who competed in the level 7 and Level 6 State Championships. Both gymnasts did very well finishing with their personal bests. Well done girls.
Congratulations to Tegan Neowhouse in Year 8 who was selected for the IGSSA Hockey team and competed at the CIS Championships in Pennant Hills.
Congratulations to Year 6 students Amelia Maher, Annabel Smith and Charlie Somboli who represented IPSHA at the CIS Hockey trials last month. All girls competed admirably showing great skill, athleticism and sportsmanship. Amelia also has been chosen in the CIS team to compete at the All Schools trials next month. Well done girls.
Kaitlin makes National Championship
Congratulations to Kaitlin Nobbs in Year 12 who has been selected in the NSW U21 Women’s Hockey team to contest the National Championship in Hobart in July.
At the Hockey NSW Awards Night held last month, Kaitlin was also named as 2014 Junior Female Hockey Player of the Year.
The PLC Sydney Senior Four and Year 10 First Quad competed at the 2015 National Rowing Championships held recently. Both crews finished the regatta with their best race of the season.
The Year 10 First Quad (Pippy Donaldson, Phoebe Arraj, Jasmine Johnson, Lexe Meyer and Georgia Vance) were racing 2000m for the first time. They placed seventh in their heat. In the repechage they started fast, coming through the 500m in first place. At half way Rockhampton Grammar snuck into first place by 0.2 seconds. Our girls were not able to hold off another two crews in the last 1000m, placing a very close and hard fought fourth place, which unfortunately meant they were eliminated.
The Senior Four crew (Cassie Meyer, Dyone Bettega, Anais Alonso, Jacinta Kendall and Katherine Foudy) competed against a very tight field with only a few seconds separating crews in all races. The girls placed second in their heat, progressing straight through to the semi-final, in which they placed fifth. Despite the girls’ disappointment in not making the A Final, they bounced back on Sunday with a very strong and dominating B Final victory. They led the field for the entire race, winning by a clear margin. A great race upon which to end their school rowing experience. Well done to all rowers.
It was great to see so many returning faces and girls improving their skills each week during the Softball season. Our Senior Firsts were one of our youngest sides we have ever fielded at this level. Although they tried their best the competition was too strong this year. However, they will be in a good position to make their mark in 2016. The Senior Seconds fought back hard in their final, but were short of time to take out a win. Our Junior team won their 3 v 4 play-off finishing the season on a high. The Year 7s, spread amongst three teams, were impressive with their dedication to training and rapid skill development.
PLC Sydney has a new 'dream team'
Congratulations to Clare Racki, Jasmine Higgs, Breeana Tsoltoudis and Alexandra McDougall, who won the state final of the 4 x 50 Metre Senior Girls (11-13 years) Freestyle Relay, at the NSWPSSA State Swimming Championships held in March. Competing against 38 other schools, their impressive time has made them the fastest primary school girls' swim team in NSW.
This is the first time PLC Sydney has won this event. We are proud, not only of the girls’ swimming achievement, but also how well they work together as a team to support and encourage each other, both in and out of the water.
All the very best for the following PLC Sydney swimmers who will represent IGSSA at the upcoming NSWCIS Championships at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre:
Year 7: Miah Gough, Heidi Watkins
Year 8: Samarah Melia, Mariah Moshovis
Year 9: Lilli Harris, Lauren Mc Dougall, Olivia Morris, Karli Mussara
Year 10: Sari Bone, Isabella Jobling, Bronte Marshall, Ishani Roy, Chloe Yoo
Year 11: Monique Rae, Emily Racki, Deborah To, Vivian Zhu
Year 12: Samantha Donaldson, Laura Batchelor Sharp
Year 12 student Edwina Hobson has finished a very strong seventh in the Senior girls’ race at the Australian All Schools Triathlon Championships. The field comprised almost 60 girls. Edwina achieved second place out of the NSW girls. This is a great result considering Edwina placed fifth at the NSW All Schools and was unwell at the time.
Edwina was also announced as the NSW All Schools Triathlon Captain. A fabulous achievement for a very talented and dedicated athlete.
Left: Edwina (fourth from left) with fellow team mates.
The following PLC Sydney students have qualified for the 15 and under CIS Volleyball Team: Liona Chang (Year 9), Lollee Kirikau (Year 8), Ellie Ng (Year 8), Grace Zhu (Year 8), Angeni Bai (Year 8).
Georgia Smith in Year 8 has been named in the NSW U14 girls Water Polo squad. We wish Georgia all the best for the final trials in June, in her quest to be selected in the NSW state team to compete in Brisbane in July.
Emily skates her way to success in France
Congratulations to Emily Lizzio in Year 9 who competed at the 2015 Nations Cup Ballet/Theatre on Ice competition in Colombes, France from 25-25 April. Emily performed with the Australian team, iStage, in the short program and free program categories against the likes of powerhouses USA, Russia, France, Mexico and Spain.
Emily’s team performed well and narrowly missed out on seventh place, with the Mexican team beating them by a mere 1.5 points.
More importantly, the competition was a wonderful opportunity for Emily and her teammates to make friends with skaters from all over the world. A popular activity during the competition is for teams to exchange badges, and the Australian team’s special koala and kangaroo badges were very popular with the other countries. During their stay the team were also able to take in some of the wonderful sights of Paris. It was a wonderful week full of competition, friendship and fun.