Sporting Success

IPSHA Diving

issue0416-divingCongratulations to our Junior Divers who competed extremely well against very large fields at the IPSHA Swimming and Diving Carnival on 2 March. The girls should all be very proud of their results with Amy Somboli (Year 3) placing 2nd in the 9 years Springboard, Emily Webb (Year 5) 1st by 20 points in the 10 years Springboard and 3rd in Open Platform, Zoe Leckie (Year 6) 2nd in the 12 years springboard. A big congratulations also to Naomi Webb (Year 3), Archiraya Stokes (Year 3) and Gabrielle O’Dea (Year 6) who competed with such great sportsmanship.

If your daughter is interested in Diving, please contact Mrs Michelle Olsson on 9704 5701 or at:

From left: Amy Somboli (Year 3), Gabrielle O'Dea (Year 6), Emily Webb (Year 5), Archiraya Stokes (Year 3), Naomi Webb (Year 3). Zoe Leckie (Year 6) Absent.   


Congratulations to Tegan Neowhouse (Year 8) who has just been selected in the NSW under 15 Blues team for Hockey in the goalkeeping position. Tegan will take part in the National Championships in Wollongong in the upcoming school holidays. All the best Tegan.


IPSHA Swimming

Well done to our PLC Sydney Junior School Swimming team on their outstanding results at the IPSHA carnival. All members of the team went home with a ribbon, which is outstanding, and every girl swam a personal best. A record number of swimmers have been selected in the IPSHA swim team to compete at the NSWCIS Championship on 22 March at SOPAC. Thank you to our parents, Dr Burgis, Mrs Smyth and Ms Harden for their support at Homebush and Nicole Elliott for coaching the girls.


PLC Sydney Swim Team

Year 2: Ella Jewell
Year 3: Jessica Ferreira Alves, Amy Somboli, Ellie Kwan, Juliette Colosi, Archiraya Stokes
Year 4: Mia Fildissis, Anastasia Watson, Stella Koulos
Year 5: Saskia Paoli, Caitlin Oeser, Jessica Chui, Tidarat McLachlan
Year 6: Alexis Forsell, Rhianne Fotaras, Danielle Sandroussi, Ava Hanmer, Breeana Tsoltoudis, Yasmine Sulyok, Zoe Leckie, Milly Dynan, Georgia Crisp


IPSHA Representatives to compete at the NSWCIS Championships

Junior Relay Team (placed 2nd from 26 schools) Mia Fidissis, Caitlin Oeser, Saskia Paoli, Anastasia Watson.
Mia Fidissis 50m Freestyle, 50m Backstroke, 50m Butterfly
Rhiane Fotaras 50m Butterfly
Georgia Crisp 50m Butterfly
Stelle Koulos 50m Freestyle
Yasmine Sulyok 50m Butterfly
Breeana Tsoltoudis 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle


NSW Schoolgirls Head of the River Rowing Regatta

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The PLC Sydney Rowing Team represented the school with determination and commitment at last Saturday’s NSW Schoolgirl Head of the River Regatta. This regatta is the culmination of over 25 weeks of dedicated training. All crews raced well, with students getting off the water feeling proud of their achievement on the day, as well as their improvement over the season. Many personal best times were achieved. Well done to everyone.

The highlight of the day was our Senior Four’s win in the Schoolgirl Coxed Four event. This crew went into their race with no expectations of a gold medal and hopes for a place. They came out of the blocks in fourth place and over the next 1000m pushed their way into first. The final 1000m they fought off many challenges, managing to keep their noses just in front, to cross the line less than one second ahead.

This is the first time in PLC Sydney Rowing history that we have won the same event at the Head of the River two years in a row. Jacinta Kendall is also the first PLC Sydney rower to win two major Head of the River titles. Congratulations girls.

Above: (from left) Senior Fours walking their boat through the tunnel of oars; Senior Four with their bow ball in the lead;  Emily Ryan, Emma Vey-Cox, Lexe Meyer, Jacinta Kendall, Jan Reodique.


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