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School Sport

What a start to the year!

Well done to:

  1. The senior girls softball team for making the ACT finals
  2. The 7/8 boys basketball team for winning the Southside competition
  3. The 9/10 boys basketball team for coming second at the Southside competition
  4. The 9/10 boys 20/20 cricket team for being joint winners at the ACT competition

There is still plenty happening this term so keep an eye on the notices and on the Google calendar for upcoming trials and events.

Go Stromlo!

Congratulations Jamie Clayden!

Jamie receives her award

Jamie receives her award with teacher Susan Peachey

Last Friday, Jamie Clayden (yr 9) received an Excellence in School Sport Award at a presentation at the ACT Legislative Assembly. She was one of only 8 students across all ACT schools and year levels to receive the prestigious award.

Jamie’s sporting achievements this year have been extensive, including representing the ACT in the under 15’s Schoolgirls Netball and Volleyball teams at nationals. Having demonstrated her tenacity and exceptional skills during the National Schools Volleyball tournament, Jamie earned the privilege of being named in the Honorary Australian School Girls Volleyball team.

At school, Jamie has competed in volleyball, netball, touch football, softball, cricket, basketball, water polo, AFL, cross country, athletics and swimming. I think we can all agree that this was a very well deserved award. Well done Jamie!

Congratulations to Jamie Clayden

Congratulations to Jamie Clayden who was recently selected in the Volleyball Australia’s Junior Women’s Development Program – 2013 Churchill Volleyball Training Camp.  She will miss week 9 of term 4 playing for Stromlo in Melbourne, and then week 10 for the development camp.  Well done Jamie!

Stromlo Athletics Carnival

The Stromlo High Athletics Carnival is fast approaching.  The event will be taking place on the 12th of September, at the Chapman playing fields.  PE classes are currently practisng the various disciplines so that all students can confidently participate on the day.  PE staff will be organising music, barbeques, dancing and of course, a well-run carnival that includes all the major events.  This will be a normal school day and we look forward to seeing all students there to represent their Houses!

Southside Volleyball Tournament

On the 29th of May the boys school volleyball junior and senior teams competed in the Southside Volleyball Tournament, followed by the girls teams on the 30th. Due to lack of competitive experience the junior boys team struggled on the day, however they gain invaluable experience and will be more prepared next time. the senior boys team went through to win their pool games and are in the ACT volleyball finals on the 25th of June.

Both the girls teams won two out of their three pool games. Both teams progressively improved throughout the day and were only narrowly beaten in their first games.

The teaching staff were assisted by senior Stromlo High School students as assistant coaches; they encouraged the players and demonstrated their knowledge and understanding of the game. In general a completely enjoyable event.

2013 Brumbies Rugby Shield Champions

The 9/10 boys rugby team represented Stromlo in the Brumbies Shield Carnival which was played over two days with pool matches being played on the 23rd of May and finals being played on the 30th of May. The boys played Calwell, Lyneham and Hennessy College (from Young, NSW) in their pool matches beating Calwell and Lyneham convincingly and keeping the opposition scoreless in both games. The game against Hennessy College was much closer with the boys only winning by a try.

The team played Campbell in the semi-final, once again beating them easily and keeping them scoreless. The boys then went on to play St Francis Xavier in the grand final beating them six tries to one and ending up 2013 Brumbies Rugby Shield Champions. All team-members played well and represented Stromlo with pride. Well done boys!

ACTIVE Kids Challenge award

On Tuesday 28th of May a Stromlo High school representative received an award of recognition for the schools participation in the ACTIVE Kids Challenge over the last 5 year. The award was given at a ceremony at Kaleen Sports Club.


On Wednesday the 29th of May the U14s Southside AFL carnival was held at Gordon Playing fields. The U14 Stromlo Mountain Zebras braved the near freezing morning conditions to take the field against 7 other Southside schools. Great wins against Orana, Telopea, Lanyon, and Melrose saw the Stromlo Mountain Zebras qualify for the final against either the pre-competition favourites St Mary Mckillop or Orana. With Orana pulling off one of the biggest upsets in recent history the Mountain Zebras felt renewed confidence having already accounted for Orana earlier in the day. Getting out to a three goal lead by half time, the Zebras were able to hang on by 2 points after a shot on goal, post siren from the Orana full forward fell well short. The 14s Mountain Zebras have now qualified for the ACT final against Daramalan on June 25th at the spiritual home of football in Canberra, Football park.

The Team also wishes Ethan Norton a speedy recovery from the injury he suffered on the day.

Best players on the day: B.Cunningham, J. Cunningham, A. Cheffers, B. Houghton, B. Ackland, S. Smith, S. Rogers.

The Athletes Foot and Stromlo High

The Athlete’s Foot ACT raises funds to support Stromlo High. $5 from the sale of every pair of shoes bought by school families is donated back to our school.

This is not only for school shoes – The Athlete’s Foot also donates for any purchase from the new range of Football boots, Netball shoes, Runners, Outdoor walking boots. This is for any pair of shoes for anyone in the family.

So far $900 has been donated back to Stromlo High from Athlete’s Foot.  Thanks to all those who have been involved!

Festival of the Shoe (School Cross Country Carnival)

On Thursday the 9th of May Stromlo will host the Festival of the Shoe (formally known as the Cross Country Carnival). This year it will be a whole school event, meeting in the morning at school then catching an Action bus to and from Stromlo Forest Park.

There will be a variety of activities taking place including cross country runs, staff vs students, house competitions and novelty events. Students are encouraged to wear their house colours and get involved in all activities. As it is a normal school day, students are expected to attend and no alternate program will be offered.

To cover the cost of bus and venue hire, there is a $7 fee for this excursion. Notes will be coming home on Monday the 29th of April outlining all details. Please have notes and payment in by Friday the 3rd of May. Look out for this note in your child’s bag next term.

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