AFTER a cancellation due to extreme heat, the Secondary Swimming Carnival was held on Monday, 13 February.
The day began with a continuous swim which got all students enthused and motivated to contribute to their house point score.
The racing then began, with freestyle, butterfly, backstroke and breaststroke events being contested in all age groups.
It was pleasing to see the high number of competitors in events, especially in the junior age groups.
The novelty events were also popular, with Year 12 students showing some interesting techniques in the three noodle race and house teams showing ingenuity in the “Floating Team Pile” (the winning team managed to stack 10 students onto the floating piece of toast).
The “Belly Flop competition” revealed the skills of a number of students and teachers and it was sad to see “Helga the Viking” (AKA Miss Moncrieff) relinquish her 2016 title, after a disappointing second attempt.
The day ended with some hotly contested and very exciting relay events which ultimately determined the overall winning house.
Congratulations to all students who attended and for their participation and excellent behaviour.
Thanks also to all staff who ensured a smoothly run and enjoyable day. It was also pleasing to see the staff relay team continue their 10 year unbeaten record, thrashing a disappointing Year 12 team by a considerable distance. Bob McCann, Carnival Organiser.
House Places: Melba (1st), Bradman (2nd), Wentworth (3rd), Kenny (4th)