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Competitive House Sports to end the Spring Term

School News March 18, 2019
Competitive House Sports to end the Spring Term

Since September, the pupils have been learning netball and football and what better fitting way to celebrate than to have a house competition. This was the second house competition, with the Grade 5’s and 4’s girls taking part in football and the boys taking part in netball. The grade 3s also took part with the girls playing football and the boys playing floorball.  

It was very pleasing to see how the pupil’s skills have developed, as well as displaying camaraderie; determination; courage and passion into all their games. 

In the morning the grade 3 competition ran extremely smoothly thanks to the following referees from Grade 5: E. Li; J. Yu; O. Zhong; J. Zhou; Y. Shi and L. Chen. It is important that pupils not only get an opportunity to take part in competitive games but have a chance to officiate matches and wow what a good job they did. They were a credit to themselves and their house. 

The winners of the Floorball competition were Blake and the runners up were Newton.  The sportsmanship award went to J. Sun and the best player award to D. Wang.

The girls football was a very tight affair with Cavell and Austen being tied in first place. The best player award went to J. Li and the sportsmanship award went to N. Mayell.

Well done all the grade 3 pupils who made the morning so enjoyable.

In the afternoon the pupils played with passion and fluency and all pupils showed a good understanding of the rules. Referees for the afternoon were Mr. Wood, Ms. Tamati, and our gap year students. In the grade 4 netball, the winners were Blake and the runners up were Scott. The best player award went to Y. Wang who consistently made a difference for his team and showed good sporting qualities.

The grade 4 girls football was a joy to watch with all the girls taking an active role however the outstanding player of the tournament was D. Huang who led Cavell to first place. In second place was Austen.

In the Grade 5 girls football competition there was some controversy over the results as Dove and Austen battled it out for joint first place. However, Dove beat Austen in the head to head but on goals scored Austen scored six and Dove scored five. The girls in Dove were upset having put their hearts and souls into the games and were handed the runner up medals.  It is a bitter pill to swallow but these experiences of learning to cope with defeat by the narrowest of margins teach great lessons to our children. 

We try to teach pupils to be modest in victory and gracious in defeat and to remember it is only a game. A valuable lesson learnt for some of our talented grade 5 girls.  The best player award went to H. Jiang in Fonteyn and the sportsmanship award went to F. Fu, also from Fonteyn. Congratulations girls.

In the boys grade 5 netball competition, it was less contentious with Blake winning all their games and Turner in second place. The MVP award went to J. Yuan and the Sportsmanship award to S. Liu. Well done boys.