Primary Sport

From the Primary Sport Coordinator

Ms Sarah Anderson
Primary Sport Coordinator

Term 2 Primary Sport “Full Time”

What a busy second half of the term we have had in primary sport! 

Since being selected, the Year 5/6 Knockout Netball team have been training hard once per week to learn how to play together as team and to get to know their coaches Ms Dani Toubia and Ms Rachel Grawich. 

On Thursday 15 June, the team travelled to Parafield Gardens to play three games in their first round of the competition. They played against Mawson Lakes, Nailsworth and St Dominic’s to win all games convincingly and move through to the second round. Well done girls, you are really gelling well together. 

The second round will be played against Pedare and Trinity College in Week 3 of next term. Good luck!

Year 5/6 Knockout Soccer

For the first time in many years, St Aloysius entered the Year 5/6 Knockout Soccer Competition. When the trials were held in Week 6, I was pleasantly surprised by the skills and knowledge that the girls had. I was further impressed by the commitment the team showed by training each Wednesday before school at the parklands at 7:30am in the lead up to Round 1. A big thank you to Year 12 students Isabel Trimboli and Cartia De Ieso who took on the coaching role and did an amazing job with the team.

On Thursday 29 June, the team were faced with St George College and Westport Primary in Round 1 of the competition. Both games were hard fought. In the first game against St George we lost 5-7 and in the second game against Westport we were up 3-0 but ended up going down 3-5. 

I cannot express how proud I am of this team and the effort they put in. Unfortunately, the losses mean that the team do not go further in the competition, but I hope that they enjoyed the experience and learnt something along the way.

SACPSSA Netball Carnival

On Tuesday 4 July, the Thursday Thunder Cup Year 3-6 Netball teams had the opportunity to play in a SACPSSA Netball Carnival. The day was all about improvement and getting as much practice and experience as possible by playing a number of 20 minute matches throughout the day. Secondary coaches continued to develop their skills and we also had secondary umpires helping out. Thank you to the supervising teachers for their guidance on the day and for helping the day run so smoothly. 

SAPSASA Representation

Congratulations to Kiki Lens who played in the Metro SAPSASA Netball Carnival in week 8 of this term. Kiki was a member of the East Adelaide Division 1 team who, after 3 days of tough competition, finished the carnival in third place.

Congratulations also goes to Year 6 students Pearl Bament-Sitkowski and Kaylee Pearce who were recently selected to represent the East Adelaide District in Soccer to play in the statewide carnival next term.

It is great to see so many St Aloysius Year 5 and 6 students trial for district SAPSASA teams in a variety of sports. 

Ms Sarah Anderson
Primary Sport Coordinator