Students from MSJ competed in the SCSA Netball Competition at the State Netball Centre, Parkville. The Junior A, B & C teams were tournament champions with Imogen Sexton, Ariana McShane and Ava Bartol named Most Valuable Players in their division.

The Intermediate Team A came a worthy third place and the Intermediate B were Runners Up.

The Senior B team were tournament champions with Lauren Vander named Most Valuable Player in her division. The Senior A team were Runners Up.

Such great results and thank you to all the coaches who assisted in training the teams and supporting them on the day.

Clay Shooting

On 2 August, Grace Hesse (Year 7) represented MSJ at the South East Region Clay Shooting competition held in Frankston at the Australian Clay Shooting Centre. As one of 61 competitors from 13 schools, the competition was intense, many students with experience at these types of competitions. Grace had three rounds of 10 targets to hit throughout the day and improved with each round to secure third place and will now move on the state championships in Echuca in September. Grace is a member at the Werribee Clay Shooting Club and is hopefully the first member of an MSJ clay target team!

Well done, Grace.

Tom Dicker - Sport & Co-Curricular Coordinator

    SCSA Volleyball

    On Tuesday 26 July at MSAC, seven MSJ volleyball teams took on the SCSA competition after months of training. It was clear that our teams had been working hard on the court as we were getting serves in and communicating well throughout the day.

    The intermediate teams had stiff competition all day but earned commendation from the organisers and referees for their quality play and teamwork. The senior A team made the grand final but faced an unstoppable server who hit a whopping 17 consecutive serves.

    The junior teams, with thanks to Mr Crank, dominated the competition, making the final in all three levels. Junior A were tied going into the final point but hit a ball out of bounds, Junior B were tied on the final point and served an ace, and the Junior C team won convincingly, scoring 65 points in the 25 minute period.

    Ava Bartol was named MVP of the Junior B grand final. Millie Giacchi deserves the praise for her leadership of the day, bringing the team together, supporting her team and having a loud voice. She was also crowned MVP of the final.

    Huge thanks to Alex Alipio who has driven the success of the volleyball squad.

    Tom Dicker - Sport & Co-Curricular Coordinator

      SCSA AFL

      On 19 July, MSJ competed in the SCSA Football Competition at Parkville. We had a junior team and combined senior team with many intermediate students. The senior team started well with a strong win but then lost the next two games by less than a goal. We could have won both games and made up for that with a strong final performance to end up 2 wins and 2 losses.

      The junior team only dropped one game and went into the final confident they could win it all. Unfortunately, it was not to be as the other team played very well and had a good win. It was a great day for many of us who haven’t played lots of footy before. Thanks to all of the coaches who helped us get ready for the day.

      By Charlotte Banfield-Lynch

      Sacred Heart Primary School Athletics Carnival

      On 4 August, myself and other MSJ students helped out at the Sacred Heart Primary School Athletics Carnival. It was so good to see our old teachers again and to see our siblings still attending primary school. We helped with the various events, raking, measuring and recording results. It was a very fun day and we were glad to help.

      Other MSJ students who assisted were:

      Lily Hanigan

      Kiana Habner

      Nia Oliver

      Evie Middleton

      Niamh Ennis

      Diana Saoud

      Keira Broadway

      Sienna Lazarovski

      Imogen Drakos

      Evie Scrap

      Avamai Williams

      Veronica Byrne

      Grace Malady

      Alice Palmer

      Evie Scrap

      Audrey Hall

      By Carys Nolan

        SCSA Soccer

        This week, we had our SCSA Soccer competition. It had been a great lead up with professional coaching and practice matches at lunch time. The senior team was made up of students who had not played much soccer before and they had a great day out, learning the game and having fun participating.

        The intermediate team dropped the first game but came back strongly, winning the next 4 with scores of 5-0, 2-1,2-1 and 6-0. The final was an intense match, both teams wanted to win, and the skill level was very high. A late goal to opposition was enough to win it for them. Lily Hood, Molly Travers, Giselle Atanasovski, Joanne Vivera, Anya Kang and Zoe Innes were terrific all day however our best player was Ivana Kasun who controlled the midfield.

        The junior team were undefeated going into the final after 3 wins and two draws. An early goal by Carly Stoimenovska was enough as we defended well until the final whistle. Erin Godfrey was great in goals, Hannah Nicolaou was awarded best player in the final and was outstanding all day. It was a very fun day, thank you to all of the coaches.

        By Mila Fanjek