On Friday 28 February, the SMGS School community headed off to Berridale Pool for the 23rd annual SMGS Swimming Carnival. With a fabulous burst of the house colours, sportsmanship, camaraderie, and school spirit, this year’s carnival was one to remember!

The SMGS Swimming Carnival has a very different format compared to most school carnivals and provides an opportunity for all students to be involved through a combination of competition events and house point events. It was great to see students in all houses challenge themselves to participate in as many races as possible and obtain valuable house points. Twynam’s participation was extremely high and they won the House Shield by over 100 points. Congratulations to all students on their participation on the day.

Swimming Carnival House Shield

1st Twynam 614

2nd Mowamba 504

3rd Cascades 497

4th Kiandra 422

The connection that exists between students from K-12 is a unique and positive feature of our school. This was clearly demonstrated during the carnival. One of the highlights of the day was watching the enthusiasm of the entire school upon the arrival of the K-2 students. It was heart-warming to see older students create the traditional “welcome tunnel” for the K-2 students to enter the carnival.

The final event of the carnival was a fun addition to the popular staff/student relay. This year the six fastest students (three boys, three girls) formed a team and competed against a team of six staff members and a team of six parents. It was great to see the whole school cheering enthusiastically as the student team came in first place. Thank you to parents and staff for taking part in this memorable event.

Swimming Carnival Spirit Trophy

1st Cascades

2nd Kiandra

Equal 3rd Mowamba and Twynam

NEW SMGS SCHOOL RECORDS

Congratulations to the students below who all achieved school records for their various age groups and events. Twelve new records at the one carnival is an amazing achievement.

26 Girls 13 100 Free 1:12.43 28/02/2020 – Sam Stynes Garratty   C

27 Boys 13 100 Free 1:09.33 28/02/2020 – Lachlan Sky   C

32 Girls 10 100 Free 1:46.96 28/02/2020 – Willow Philpott   M

33 Boys 10 100 Free 1:59.10 28/02/2020 – Kieren Bell   C

35 Boys 8 9 50 Free 45.40 28/02/202 – Jack Philpott   M

58 Boys 8 25 Free 20.90 28/02/2020 – Jack Philpott   M

80 Girls 8 25 Back 28.84 28/02/2020 – Lilly Brauer   T

81 Boys 8 25 Back 25.95 28/02/2020 – Jack Philpott   M

93 Girls 13 50 Breast 40.95 28/02/2020 – Sam Stynes Garratty   C

104 Boys 8 25 Breast 31.78 28/02/2020 – Jack Philpott   M

125 Boys 9 25 Fly 28.66 28/02/2020 – Ashton Borthwick Higgs   K

127 Boys 8 25 Fly 28.11 28/02/2020 – Jack Philpott   M

 

AGE CHAMPIONS RESULTS

8 YEAR OLDS – GIRLS                

1 Brauer, Lilly (T)                       

2 Wickham, Lucia (C)                

3 Burridge, Angelina (T)          

 

8 YEAR OLDS – BOYS                 

1 Philpott, Jack (M)                        

2 Pratt, Joey (M)                             

 

9 YEAR OLDS – GIRLS                

1 Lloyd, Madeline (K)                   

2 Caddy-Gammell, Isla (T)            

3 Dezarnaulds, Phoebe (T)           

 

9 YEAR OLDS – BOYS                 

1 Hill, William (C)                          

2 Campbell, Oliver (K)                 

3 Borthwick-Higgs, Ashton (K)      

 

10 YEAR OLDS – GIRLS              

1 Philpott, Willow (M)                    

2 Diver, Alessia (K)                       

3 Hosie, Addison (M)                     

3 Mawhinney, Ayla (M)                  

 

10 YEAR OLDS – BOYS              

1 Lyster, Axel (T)                         

2 Bell, Kieren (C)                         

 

11 YEAR OLDS – GIRLS              

1 Gould, Elyssa (T)                        

2 Peake, Eliza (C)                          

3 Egger, Erica (T)                        

 

11 YEAR OLDS – BOYS              

1 Woolf, Harper (T)                      

2 Burns, Charley (M)                   

3 Dezarnaulds, Zac (T)                 

 

12 YEAR OLDS – GIRLS              

1 Philpott, Georgette (M)              

2 Hammond, Summer (C)          

3 Hill, Lilly (C)                                

 

12 YEAR OLDS – BOYS              

1 Pasalich, Luka (T)                 

2 Lyster, Jack (T)                          

3 Oakey, Finlay (M)                       

 

13 YEAR OLDS – GIRLS              

1 Stynes-Garratty, Sam (C)            

2 Bunker, Chosen (K)                   

3 Cummings, Mia (C)                   

3 Quinn, Alexandria (T)               

 

13 YEAR OLDS – BOYS              

1 Sky, Lachlan (C)                     

2 Woolf, Dempsey (T)                 

3 Bell, Blake (M)                           

 

14 YEAR OLDS – GIRLS              

1 Wieland, Tippi (K)                  

2 Paske, Jesse (M)                    

3 Freeburn, Ruby (C)                   

 

14 YEAR OLDS – BOYS              

1 Falconer, Rennie (T)                  

2 Deacon, Charlie (C)                   

3 Kite, Angus (C)                         

 

15 YEAR OLDS – GIRLS              

1 Evans, Abbey (T)                        

2 Bell, Sophie (M)                          

3 McKay, Hannah (T)                

 

15 YEAR OLDS – BOYS              

1 Gould, Alex (T)                     

2 Harding, Jock (K)                  

3 Ingle, Kai (K)                             

 

16 YEAR OLDS – GIRLS              

1 Evans, Zana (T)                          

2 Oayda, Kesha (M)                     

3 Jones, Hannah (C)                   

 

16 YEAR OLDS – BOYS              

1 Worsley, Rowan (C)                  

2 Roche, Sam (C)                       

3 Lillywhite-Pitts, Joshua (M)      

 

17 YEAR OLDS – GIRLS              

1 Firle, Teagan (C)                        

2 Sinclair-Smith, Keaulana (K)       

3 Burke, Olivia (M)                         

 

18 YEARS & OVER – GIRLS                     

1 Davies, Julia (K)                          

2 Cusack, Annabel (T)                 

3 Ogilvie, Winsome (K)                 

 

18 YEARS & OVER – BOYS                      

1 Maclean, Cameron (M)      

2 Fairfield-Smith, Jack (T)     

3 Baldwinson, Willem (M)