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Servite Shines Through at Grenville Oval

As the sun rose over Grenville Oval in Tuart Hill, a white fog covered the skyline in anticipation for Servite College’s skills and signing session with the AFL Fremantle Dockers.

On Wednesday 20th June, 120 Year 7 – 12 Servite College students, were offered an opportunity to train with four players of the Fremantle Dockers Football Team, due to the school being so successful in the recent Subiaco District competitions. Women in football has been a strong focus at the College in recent times, encouraging all skill levels to become involved in the ever growing sport. The commitment of the students to competitions and training has been well noted through the success of the Servite teams.

At Servite, a child’s learning experience is much more than an academic one. Striving to enhance the whole person through a unique team environment is worthwhile and something that is encouraged  with the students of the College.

The afternoon bought about  team work, competition, skill and fun where the students were rewarded for their contribution to the College AFL Programs. A big thankyou goes to the Fremantle Dockers for offering the opportunity, as well as the West Australian Football Commission and the staff of Servite College, all working together to spread the love of football to the young minds of the future and encouraging them to stay active in community based sport.

Ms Alice Potter

ACTING HEAD OF PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

AFLW Quarter Finals v Irene McCormac

On Tuesday afternoon, we witnessed commitment, dedication and heart as our AFLW Year 8 -12 team took part in the Quarter Final match against Irene McCormac CC. It was wonderful to see our students turn up determined to put in their best effort, especially those students who are in exams.

The girls who played included:

Year 8

Jordana Ienco

Year 11

Laura Pandos              Imogen Greenhalgh

Hannah Greenhalgh    Sophia Raschi

Tess Ryan                    Nicole Lombardo

Rebecca Smith            Emily Dods

Emilly Gregson            Vanessa Del Prete

Steph Micale

Year 9

Mae Cairo            Natasha Gbondo

Cecilia George     Chikondi Daka

Emma Raschi

Year 12

Gabriella Saraceni

They fought valiantly, unfortunately losing to the better school on the day. What this loss doesn’t tell you, is how far this team has come. This is a group with a majority of students who had never played football before, coming together to give the loved Australian sport a go. This is compared to Irene McCormack C.C. which has a football program with most players at community clubs.

The girls achieved a great team result, taking out the Subiaco District without losing a game before  taking on the West Perth district finalists. They have  built confidence, a sense of belonging and enhanced their ability to work with others.

Thank you to Ms Melissa Plant for coaching and to the wonderful staff, families and friends who came to support the girls. We all could not be more proud of their efforts and can’t wait for next year. Bring it on!

ACC Cross Country - Alice Potter

A very big thank you to all staff and students for a big day down at Perry Lakes. We had some outstanding results with Alessio Macri in Year 7 finishing 1st and Elsheikh Abdalla finishing 2nd and only just beaten at the finish line. 

Thank you to Jeff Allen, Alice Potter, Matt La Spina, Ben Stanbury, Marcus Allen and Brett Dayman for attending and helping out at the event. 

We had a big problem when both of our tents bent in the wind and flew across the track, so the team worked together to create a makeshift shelter with what we had. Photo attached. 

We are so proud of our team and will email you when all results are in. 

X-Country Article By Alice Potter

On Tuesday morning, during Period 1 and 2, sixty seven Year 7 – 9 students went to Lake Monger to compete for a final spot in the Interschool Cross Country Team.

The competition was high with the nerves felt by many.

The females and males were separated to start at differing locations before the buzzer went off. The students ran hard with all the males completing 4km and females 3km. There were some fabulous efforts with Alessio Macri crossing the line first in 13.43 and Emily Poga, incredibly another Year 7, being the first female across the line in 14.27.

The ACC Interschool competition will be held at Perry Lakes on Wednesday 31st May with the fastest 6 females and males eligible from each year group.

Training for the ACC Cross Country carnival will combine with the 200km Running Club on Wednesday and Friday mornings from 7: 00am-8:00am.

Ms Alice Potter
ACTING HEAD OF PHYSICAL AND HEALTH EDUCATION

Sport in Video

ACC Swimming D Divison

Last Friday, we witnessed commitment, perseverance and dedication. Servite College students from Year 7 to Year 12 took part in the D division ACC Swimming Carnival at HBF Stadium. It was wonderful to see our young people participating and achieving so much.

The overall result was as follows:

Place

Team

Score

1

SWAN CHRISTIAN

994

2

ST NORBERT

964

3

ST STEPHEN'S

951

4

SERVITE

923

5

LUMEN CHRISTI

908

6

JOHN PAUL

896

7

EMMANUEL

851

8

CAREY

809

Our goal this year was to finish in the top three. Although we didn’t achieve this goal as we finished fourth, we attained something much more significant. It was great to see our students turn up on time ready to go, full of team spirit and rigour to face the challenge. The team spirit was noticed by all, including officials, other schools and parents who commented on how dedicated and involved our young students were. We did not receive any disqualifications on the day indicating real discipline which is a first for many years. The big news was our senior boys finishing second overall in their category!

There were some outstanding individual performances with a number of students achieving in the top four swimmers for their age group. They included:

Year 7

  • Alessio Macri (1st)
  • Andrea Fazari (1st)

Year 8

  • Stella Zimmerman (2nd)

Year 10

  • James Petroff (1st)
  • Alexandria Petroff (4th)

Year 11

  • Emily Dods (1st)
  • Matthew Cirocco (3rd)

Year 12

  1. Julian Ranelli (3rd)

A number of students also achieved personal best times which due to their exemplary effort and dedication for their school. Andrea Fazari, Dylan Schmidt, Michael Casella, Gabriel Sansolone and Alec Zuvela demonstrated how hard work and preparation really does pay off.

Due to students being injured, Jade Gugliotta (Year 7) and Luca Simonassi (Year 11) both took on the challenge of swimming up in year groups to fill gaps on the day. Jade swam in Year 9 whilst Luca swam in Year 12 both competing in 2 events each. The creative Calvin Nguyen and Andrew Pham also volunteered to come along to film and shoot the day which is on the link below.

I finally would like to say a big thank you to Melissa Plant for all her expertise and hours in preparing the best team possible, and to Lauren Giuffre, Matt La Spina, Viki Marevic and Shane Bugunovich for assistance and expertise in the lead up, and on the day, to make sure everything went seamlessly.

A child’s learning experience is much more than an academic one, and striving to enhance the whole person through a unique team experience is so worthwhile. The carnival brought about perseverance, team work, resilience and support for each other. We are so proud of our team and the supporting Servite Community for their efforts.

Alice Potter
Acting Head of Health and Physical Education 

Sport in Photo

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