Year 11 Outdoor Education and Silver Duke of Edinburgh Great Ocean Road Camp

The Great Ocean Walk is one of the most iconic walks in the whole of Australia and our Year 11 Outdoor Education students and our Silver Duke of Edinburgh students were lucky enough to spend three days completing a section of this walk.

We started at Blanket Bay and had breathtaking views of Bass Strait as we headed towards the Otway Lighthouse camp for the first night. By the end of each day, students were glad to remove the packs, set up camp and sit down to meals cooked on the Trangia and prepared by the tent group.

Our second day was spent walking through dunes, coastal scrub and along the cliff tops as we headed towards Aire River campground. The final day was probably the most particular scenery as we climbed up the path and looked back to the Aire River Mouth before heading towards Castle Cove and our bus home. Below are some of the student's comments regarding the trip:

My favourite thing from the trip was seeing all of the native wildlife. I saw four koalas, two wallabies, one echidna and one possum!

I loved being out in the fresh air and felt privileged to see the spectacular ocean views on all three days of the walk.

This camp allowed me to get to know students that I would not normally talk to at school. I feel like I have developed some new friendships.

CGSAV Swimming

After an enjoyable Swimming carnival, the 2023 swim team was chosen to compete at MSAC in the interschool competition on 23 March. But there was a lot of work to go in before then. Early Tuesday morning training sessions at Bayfit and four weeks later, we were a new team, stronger, fitter and more ready than ever to compete at MSAC. The competition at MSAC was fierce and we had representatives from every age group doing their best and having fun in each and every race. Congratulations to Milly Kennedy who was selected to represent the CGSAV Association at the Victorian All Schools Events. Overall it was an amazing, well organised night and we need to give a huge thank you to Mr Smith for coaching the team, Mr Dicker for organising everything and all the other teachers who helped at the swimming carnival and came to the inter school competition.

Sarah Trigger Year 11

CGSAV Indoor Cricket

On 15 March, we travelled to Box Hill Action Indoor for the CGSAV Division 1 Indoor Cricket competition. In 2021 we were in Division 3, Division 2 in 2022 so we weren't quite sure what to expect of the competition. All of our teams played competitively during the round robin schedule, with the junior, intermediate and senior teams making it into the semi finals - while the juniors and intermediates lost in the semis to the eventual winners of each age group, the seniors narrowly made it into the grand final and put on a strong performance to win the title once again. For the senior group, this is our fourth title during our time at MSJ. Kayla Britnell was named MVP of the grand final for her terrific play.

Kayla Britnell Year 11

MSJ Cross Country

The MSJ cross country event, held on 3 April, was hosted onsite for the first time in many years. Open to any student wishing to participate, we had four races which navigated their way through the college forming a 3km course. The VET Sport and Recreation students were charged with planning and facilitating the event and they did a fantastic job. A huge thanks to Ms Louden and Mr Johnston for assisting on the day. The results are as follows:

Year 7 Winner - Sophie Cookson

Year 8 Winner - Brooke Meek

Year 9 Winner - Keely Williams

Year 10 Winner - Milly Kennedy

Senior Winner - Kaya Kamienowski