On 20 June 2022, MSJ was off to the State Netball and Hockey Centre and what a day it was.

The Juniors played well, with a nail-biting game in the semi-finals, coming down to a penalty shoot-out, with Tara Madden scoring the goal against SHC Oakleigh. With a few draws and one amazing win for the day, the Junior team were the runners up, an amazing effort. Special shoutout to Ms Christofi with all her help trialling and training the juniors.

The MSJ Senior winning streak, after all these years, is still intact with Seniors winning every single one of their games. Despite late changes to the team, this unbeatable squad banded together and claimed the trophy. Credits to the younger players in the Senior Team; Bianca Anderson, Kiani Howell, Athena Koulis, Anna Adani and Eloise Burrett. With an outstanding job by Priscilla Law our goal keeper, who has never played hockey, and still did an incredible job. Eleni Kikidis scored 4 goals for the day and set up another 2, whilst Liv Anderson controlled the backline and was a huge reason for our success.

Congratulations to Kate Lavers in Year 11 for winning MVP!!

It was a fantastic day, and it would not be possible without the organisation, help, encouragement from Mr Dicker and Ms Fortmann.

In the words of Mr Dicker, "MS-SLAY".

Delaney Calder, Year 11


During Term 2, the Year 7 Pastoral groups participated in a lunchtime netball competition. Each class was to select a captain, choose a team name and ready themselves for the games against their rival houses. After the round robin, the Nets Top Models from Cameron, Flaming Hot Cheetos from Solomon, Penola Hot Shots and Providence Panthers were eliminated. A terrific third place play off between Purple Pain of Providence and Kincumber resulted in an upset, with Purple Pain earning third place overall.

The final was between McCormack Crocs and Penola Lions who were clearly the best two teams in the competition. The Crocs started with a flurry however the second half was all Lions and one goal separated the teams with 30 seconds to go. As the siren sounded, the Crocs were crowned champions for the 2022 competition.

Ainslie Casey, Year 7


    On Wednesday 22 June, the Year 9 Outdoor Education class practiced their trangia cooking skills. The students were required to bring all cooking utensils and ingredients from home in preparation for their camp where they will be required to do the same. Some of the items on the menu included spaghetti bolognaise, burritos and fried rice.

    Marnie Jones - Physical Education Teacher


    On Wednesday 22 June, the Year 11 Physical Education class rode their bikes down the Esplanade in Altona during lunch and classtime. Students stopped along the way and discussed movement of the human body to consolidate their learning from the semester. We have been studying the musculoskeletal and cardiorespiratory systems, and looking at how they work together to produce movement.

    Marnie Jones - Physical Education Teacher


    On Friday 10 June, the Year 10 Exercise and Sport Science students were involved in a special skateboarding class. We thank the Maribyrnong City Council for coming out and showing students a series of tricks and fundamental skateboarding skills.

    While the weather was not ideal, it didn't stop all classes from having a great time and learning a new set of skills. Students were taught about the features of the skateboard, the correct feet positioning and different ways to transfer weight to hold balance. Students were also invited to come along to future sessions held at other locations including Yarraville, Highpoint and West Footscray.

    These sessions were a great way for students to escape from the stresses of end of semester exams and other assessments. We hope the Maribyrnong City Council can come back in the near future.

    Judah Dundon - Physical Education Teacher


    In Term 2, Year 7 students have been focusing on soccer. We had representatives from Coerver soccer coaching organisation, who came out to run drills and taught us soccer skills. Students were able to play interactive games and practice the many skills required in a soccer game. Students of all abilities completed games focusing on ball control, dribbling, scoring and striking. These were fun interactive sessions which included some healthy competition and teamwork. Thank you to Coerver coaching for running these sessions with our Year 7 students.