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​On the Run with Pete

Hi everyone,

What another amazing term it has been for physical and outdoor education at Penbank! Throughout Term 2 we have seen some outstanding displays of skill, sportsmanship, resilience and persistence from all students across the school. Major events this term and late last term have included the Year 5/6 Summer and Winter Lightning Premiership Days, Woodleigh Sports Day, Year 6 Canberra Study Tour, and the Penbank and District Cross Country Events.

Late last term our Year 5/6 students played in the Summer Lightning Premiership matches. They all performed extremely well and I would like to congratulate all the students on their efforts, sportsmanship and skill shown throughout the matches. The results for the day were: 

  • Rounders – 2nd
  • Basketball Boys – 4th
  • Basketball Girls – 4th 
  • T Ball – 6th
  • Lawn Bowls Boys – 6th
  • Lawn Bowls Girls – 2nd
  • Cricket Boys – 5th
  • Cricket Girls – 5th

Well done and thank you to everyone involved!

The last day of Term 1 was also the inaugural Woodleigh Sports Day where students from each campus competed in a number of fun sports events and games. The focus of the day was cooperation and inclusiveness and it was a huge success. The Prep-Year 2 students’ events were held at Penbank, Year 3–4 students at Minimbah and Year 5/6 students travelled to the Senior Campus. Thank you to everyone involved, especially the parents and friends who came along to support and encourage our wonderful student athletes.

I was also lucky enough to attend the Year 6 study tour of Canberra. It was an amazing experience and I feel very grateful to have had the opportunity to see all the wonderful sights and get to know our amazing Year 6 students throughout the week. Thank you to Mick, Ashton, Vivienne and Franny for an amazing week!

On top of all these school events, we have focused on another three main sports - Netball, Soccer and Football. It has also been amazing to see the development of the Prep and Year 1s in their weekly PMP lessons. Thank you to all the parent volunteers who assist during these sessions. Your support is greatly appreciated.

During our Year 3–6 Friday afternoon sport sessions we have been preparing and training for our upcoming Winter Lightning Premiership Day. All Year 5/6 students have been chosen to represent our school in one of football, soccer, netball, volleyball and softball. During these times our Year 3 and 4s have practised these sports in preparation for when they will be representing our school. I would like to thank all the Year 3–6 teachers for their ongoing support during these sessions and wish all our wonderful students all the best in their matches on Monday 17 June. Go Penbank!

Weeks 4 and 5 saw our school host the Penbank Cross Country and District Cross Country events. Firstly, I would like to say thank you to Lindsey and Marc for their support and assistance. They are truly amazing. Also, to the PFG for their outstanding stalls, BBQ and support. It was unbelievable to see the whole school community thriving. Well done to everyone involved!

I congratulate all the students who ran at the Penbank Cross Country and especially the students who finished in the top 3. An unbelievable effort and you should be very proud of yourselves. To the students who represented our school at the District Cross Country, once again a huge congratulations and pat on the back. It was incredible to witness your persistence, resilience and determination on the day.

A special mention must go to Lucy L, Andy B, Isla G, Jacob C, Jemima S and Molly M who made it through to the Division Cross Country and to Andy, Jacob, Jemima and Molly who made it through to Regional Cross Country held on Thursday 20 June at Hastings. Well done!

Thank you to everyone who has assisted, supported, contributed and encouraged our Physical Education program during Term 2. I cannot put into words how much I appreciate the support and I very much look forward to Term 3.

Go Penbank!

Pete McGettigan

2019 Penbank Cross Country Results

Age

Place

Boys

Girls

Prep


1

Will

Manon

2

Jesse

Lola

3

Harry

Gabby

Grade 1


1

Angus

Juliette

2

Sam

Georgie

3

Tayte

Maddy Sal

U8


1

Mylo

Olivia

2

Ernie

Chloe

3

Josh

Evie

4

Ashton

Charlotte

5

Barnaby

Meg

U9/10

1

Henry

Lucy L

2

Fergus O

Maya

3

Harry R

Aggie

4

Kobi

Allanah

5

Joe

Lulu

6

Rhyden

Emelia

7

Rufus

Charlotte

8

Bob

Harriott

9

Louis

Vivienne

10

Luke

Ella

U11

1

Andy B

Daisy

2

Max S

Isla

3

Anthony

Izzy H

4

Charlie F

Lexi

5

Will T

Emma M

6

Max R

Charlie T

7

Harley

Lotte

8

Charlie N

Izzy O

9

Marlowe D

Lily C

10

Allegra M

U12/13

1

Jacob C

Jemima

2

Harvey S

Molly

3

Nate M

Milla

4

Charlie F

Jade

5

Digby T

Izzy L

6

Henry

Emma G

7

Finnbar

Cate

8

Carsten

Aurelia

9

Harry

Rani

10

Declan

Jess J