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2016 Kingston Districts Athletics Results

Congratulations to all those students who competed for Sandringham College at the District Athletics. It was a great day and whether you won a ribbon or not, it was wonderful to see you all trying your hardest. For a gallery of images please follow link.
We had many successes and congratulations to the following students:
Year 7
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Phoenix Vlogianitis -2nd 200m, 3rd 400m
Rebekah Symonska-Dike- 3rd Shotput
Lochie King – 2nd 100m
Year 8
Clark Aylward- 1st 200m, 2nd 400m, 2nd Long Jump, 2nd Javelin and named
14 years District Champion
Year 9
Anna Plessinger- 1st 100m, 1st 200m, 1st 400m
Jesse Dawson-Bandes 1st Shotput
Thea Barry- 3rd hurdles, 3rd 100m
Amber Stelling- 1st Shotput, 1st Discuss, 1st 100m, 1st 200m
Year 10
Eugene Lombardo-  2nd 1500mg
Year 11
Callan Beaton- 2nd 100m, 2nd 200m
Year 12
Courtney Stelling- 1st 800m, 1st 1500m
Stuart Cafarella-  2nd Discuss, 2nd Javelin
Boys 15 yrs Relay 2nd
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Jesse Bandes-Dawson
John Rohowskyj
Nick Kalitsis
Boys 16 yrs Relay 3rd
Callan Beaton
Thomas Newton
Luke Joyce
Eugene Lombardo

Zac, Clark, Anna, Jesse, Amber, Eugene, and Courtney have now qualified for the Southern Metropolitan Regional Championships. Also thankyou to Abbie Stevens, Oscar Dale and Nevada Thatcher for volunteering to help with events. For more photos from the day visit
Kerri Deegan, Sports Coordinator.

National Ranking Tennis Player – Kiana Mokhtari

Kiana is a Year 8 student who is combining her studies with an incredible amount of tennis.Kiana tennisKiana’s has a normal school day followed by 2 hours of tennis and an hour of fitness work each week day. Saturday involves private tennis tuition and Sunday is generally a day of recuperation. Kiana competes in multiple age based competitions; Under 14, Under 16 and Open Women’s events both in Singles and Doubles. She plays on all surfaces; clay, grass and hard court.
Since January Kiana has moved up over 200 places in the national rankings and is currently ranked 5th in the State for her age and is on track to be within the top 30 nationally at 14U by the end of the year. Kiana has a few AMT tournaments coming up shortly and the biggest event for Kiana will be to try to qualify for the ‘December Showdown’.
This is held mid-December and is considered the highlight of the tournament calendar. Kiana still has some valuable ranking points to earn in order to ensure qualification for this event but it’s her main goal for this year.
Open Woman’s Singles
Tennis World AMT April Semi-Finalist
Open woman’s Doubles
Tennis World AMT April Semi-Finalist
Tennis World AMT June Winner
Girls 16U Doubles
Bendigo Bank Winter JT & AMT Winner
Break Point Analysis State Lead In Semi-Finalist
Girls 14U Singles
Bendigo Bank Winter JT & AMT Winner
Victorian Junior State Clay Court Championships Consol. Winner
Girls 14U Doubles
Victorian Junior State Clay Court Championships Semi-Finalist

We all wish you good luck Kiana and look forward to following your progression to the top.
Frank McNamara, Academies Coordinator

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Amber and Courtney both competed in the State Cross Country finals in Bundoora on 14th of July. Amber came second in the 13-15 Multiclass Girls. Courtney came 23rd in the 17-20 age group. Both girls ran PB’s at the event.

Amber is also off to the SSV National Swimming Championships in Darwin on the 15th of September.

Southern Metropolitan Region Cross Country Finals

During last term three students, Clark Aylward, Reilly Webster and Zac Holden all ran in the Southern Metropolitan Region Cross Country Finals. To qualify for these Finals students needed to be in the top 10 in their District Finals – hence these three boys were in the top 10 in the Kingston District finals for their age group. The course was 3 kilometres in length over undulating terrain on a sunny but windy and cool day at Ballam Park in Frankston.

Each age group had more than 80 runners jostling for a position at the starting line and the runners set a cracking pace. Clark, running in the Under 14 Boys event, came in 34th with a time for the distance of 11 minutes 40 seconds. Zac and Reilly ran in the 12 /13 Boys event. Zac finished 16th with a time of 11.31, and Reilly 34th with a time of 11.54.

Congratulations boys on an outstanding effort representing yourself and the College, well done.

Congratulations to Zachary Holden 7BZachHolden cropped

Who came 18th in the Victorian State U12 Cross Country Championships on Sat 23rd July at Cruden Farm Langwarrin. He was part of the Sandringham Little Athletics Team that won the State Teams Title.

Athletics Carnival Friday 15th July 2016

Mother Nature finally allowed the sun to shine so Sandringham College could hold our Athletics Carnival.  Students from both campuses participated in perfect conditions for track and field events. Staff and students wore their house colours and cheered on the competitors as they took part in the events, hoping that their house would be the overall winner of the day. Click here for a gallery of photos of the day.athletics trophy (Medium)

The winning house captains were presented with the trophy.

Congratulations to Nepean (red) who won first place.

Kerri Deegan, Sports Coordinator

Congratulations Stelling Girls

Congratulations to Amber Stelling who placed Second in the STATE CROSS COUNTRY finals. And to Courtney Stelling Year 12 who finished the State Cross country Finals with a personal best.


Sports Update 17/06/2016

Thanks to the unpredictable forces of Mother Nature our Athletics Carnival was postponed, the new date will be Friday 15th July (first week of Term 3).  Permission slips for this day have been handed out and are expected to be returned by 17th June.

Year 7 & 8 have now selected their sport for Term 3.  They had the choice of Basketball, Futsal, Table Tennis, Hockey and Dance.  They will learn the skills and rules of their chosen Sport, before going to compete against other schools in the Kingston District.  Dance students will build their skills in performance and rehearsal, in preparation for a Dance Production later in the year.

On June 24, 3 Sandringham 7-10 students will compete at the Southern Metropolitan Regional Cross Country Championships.

Good luck to Clark Aylward Year 8, Zac Holden Year 7 & Reilly Webster Year 7.

Amber and Courtney Stelling have invitations through to the State Finals in Term 3.  They will be attending The Pierre De Coubertin Award Ceremony on the 24th at the MCG.  Courtney was nominated to receive this award for her sporting achievements’ as a student at Sandringham College.

Finally congratulations to the Intermediate Volleyball Boys.  They made it through to compete in the State Finals.  A fantastic achievement.  The boys worked hard, training after school and during lunch times, it was lesson that with hard work comes results.  A big thankyou to the staff who coached them in some way to make it to States, Ilya, Rob and Nigel.

Kerri Deegan, 7-10 Sport Coordinator

Inter boys volleyball makes state finals

Sandringham College inter boys volleyball team makes state finalsThe intermediate boys volleyball team had been making their way up the competition ladder throughout the semester and on 19th of May, competed in the State Volleyball Finals. The boys who hadn’t dropped a set all year, were up against some powerhouse schools when it came to volleyball and did a tremendous job to end up 3rd in our pool. The winning team, Kew High, was in our group which unfortunately meant we were knocked out of the final. We did give them a good run for their money. Scores against them were 20 –15, 20 – 16. It was the most points any school got against them for the day which made us feel like we were worthy of playing at that level.

A massive congratulations to the team, Mitchell McCombe, Adam Bevis, Ben Norton, Tom Newton, Cassius Bulner, AJ Broekman, Isaac Hamstead and Eugene Lombardo.

To the coaches we give a huge thanks, Robert Wegner, Ilya G and Nigel Kain, who gave up their time and provided the team with the support they needed to get to the States.

We look forward to next year.
Eugene Lombardo (captain), Year 10

Only three weeks into the term and the Sport Calendar has been full

Amber Stelling attended the State Finals for swimming and received 2 Bronze, (50m Freestyle and 50m Backstroke) and 1 Silver for the 50m Breaststroke.  Amber was recognised at a recent assembly for being such a positive representative for Sandringham College.badminton
The Intermediate Boys Volleyball Team, made up of Year 10 Boys, have been playing amazing Volleyball.  The boys did not drop a set in the Preliminary Final against Melbourne High School, advancing them through to the Regional Finals.  The team once again did not drop a set on the day, playing the final match against Keysborough Secondary College (a volleyball academy school).  The boys will now play in the STATE FINALS on May 19th.   GOOD LUCK BOYS!!!!!
Last week students across all year levels competed in the Equal Opportunity Sports Day.  The girls play AFL and boys play netball.
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The junior girls football team did well considering, they didn’t have a full team and many had not played before.  They lost their first two games by narrow margins and finished the day with a win. Six year 10 girls played in the senior team with the year 11&12 girls.
The netball teams also had a competitive day, the Intermediate A Team finished 3rd and the B team finished 4th.
Year 7 & 8 have started training for their Term 2 Sport Program.  Sport for Term 2 will be  Netball, Badminton (boys and girls), Soccer (boys and girls) and AFL.
House meetings begin this week in preparation for the Athletic Carnival to be held on Thursday 26th May.
Kerri Deegan, Sports Coordinator, 7-10 campus

Intermediate Round Robin Sports Day

Year 9 and 10 recently participated in the Term 1 Intermediate Round Robin Sports Day.  Sandringham College entered teams in Softball, Volleyball and Tennis.  All teams performed well in the hot, humid conditions with Softball finishing 2nd.

The 9&10 Cricket team completed their round robin competition and a big CONGRATULATION to the boys and Mr Hiotis for finishing 3rd on the day.

Our boys Volleyball team made up of Year 10s won the Kingston Division and are now Kingston Division Champions.  The boys finished the day undefeated.  Volleyball march 2016

They will go on to compete in the Preliminary Final against the winner of the Beachside Division at the State Volleyball Centre in April.  GOOD LUCK!!!

Year 7 & 8 Sport Program

Only 5 weeks into term 1 and it has been a full calendar for Sports 2016 on the 7-10 Campus.  The Year 7 & 8 Sport Program has commenced.  Students were able to choose from Volleyball, Cricket, Tennis, Baseball, Softball and Dance and are now heading off to compete against schools within the Kingston District.   It is a wonderful experience for the students, many of them learning a new sport, and experiencing a team environment for the first time.  Years 9&10 will get an opportunity to participate in these sports in a day long round robin competition on March 9.

House Captains

Students have also voted their House Captains for the year. They are:

Flinders (Gold) Karys Foote/Tiet Anei (C) & Oscar Dale/Caitlin Forbes (VC)

Nepean (Red) Naila Dos Santos/ Thomas Newton (C) & Sally Beckingsale/Rudi Van Oorschot(VC)

Phillip (Blue) Tim Black/ Abie Stevens (C) & Luke Joyce/ Matilda Whitbread-Phee (VC)

Swimming Carnival

The Captains and their Vice Captains were able to show their leadership skills at the House Swimming Carnival on the 19th March, they did a wonderful job encouraging students to participate in the various events. It was also great to have the help of the VET Sport and Recreation students in some of the official duties.

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As a result of the winning performances of the students, Sandringham College sent a team of 50 students to compete in the District Championships on 3rd March. Our student swum well on the day, we are sending two competitors off to Finals.