Term 2 has been jam packed with SCSA sports. This term MSJ students have competed in a variety of sports including Badminton, Basketball and Athletics. Overall our sports students/teams have been very successful as well as displaying great sportsmanship and having fun!

Bright and early on May 2, MSJ students set off to compete in the SCSA Badminton competition held at MSAC. The day came to an exciting end with the grand final played between our Senior team and Junior team against Killester. For our Seniors it came down to a margin of 3 points, placing runners up with the Juniors taking first overall, Charlotte Banfield-Lynch and Cecilia Nguyen taking MVP honours in the grand finals respectively.

On May 10, 4 teams represented MSJ at SCSA Basketball held at MSAC. We arrived full of energy and enthusiasm with our Seniors enjoying a bye in the first round and our Intermediates and Juniors straight onto the court. Whenever we weren’t on court, we would be passionately cheering on our teammates, who were so focused yet also enjoying every moment. The competition was tough but our Juniors and Seniors fought for a place in the semi finals. Our Seniors placed 4th after an outstanding effort that resulted in a need for extra time after an unbelievable half court shot that drew both teams. Our Junior B team placed first overall after a well earned win. Both Junior A and Intermediate teams had displayed great efforts throughout the day.

Last week on 20 May, a big event in the MSJ calendar took place with the SCSA Athletics. It was a cold start to the day but all of our athletes were exceptional, adjusting to the changes on the day and supporting our team however they could. Thank you to all the staff members for the weeks of training and preparation as well as our photographer Sarah Fish for attending athletics and making it possible for a successful day. Overall MSJ placed fifth in Division 1 and we cannot wait for the Athletics season in 2023.

Special thank you to all of the Staff members and Senior Student Coaches for your efforts across sport this term. Looking forward to an exciting rest of the sports season.

Erin Lucas Year 12

Community Support

We are privileged at MSJ to have students willing to offer support to our wonderful feeder schools. Over the last couple of weeks primary school alumni have been able to support the community to deliver their sporting programs. Year 7 MSJ students from Queen of Peace Primary School Altona and St Marys Catholic Primary School Williamstown attended the athletics carnivals during term 2 and provided extra assistance in running the various events, collating scores and packing up equipment.

On May 27th despite it being a student free day, 25 MSJ students volunteered their time to umpire and provide administration for the St Margaret Mary Primary School Netball Gala Day at Altona Sports Stadium. Seven local primary schools attended to participate in more than 100 games for the day.

A huge thank you goes out to all the students to assisted in these programs.

Tom Dicker - Sports & Co-curricular Coordinator

    PUSH UP Challenge

    In June, our College Community will be taking part in The Push-Up Challenge. We are going to help shine the spotlight on the number of lives lost to suicide and raise awareness of mental health. All fitness levels are encouraged to join, it is supposed to be challenging which can facilitate conversations about physical and mental health. If you would like to join or donate, please follow the link here.