2020 SCSA Sports Breakfast

On Wednesday 19 February, the College co-curricular leaders and a house captain from each house attended the 2020 SCSA Breakfast, at MSAC. Mount St. Joseph Girls' College, along with eleven other SCSA schools, were fortunate enough to hear from Dennis Makling, the CEO of SCSA and Melissa Tapper, who is the first Olympian/Paralympian Australian athlete and Commonwealth Game Gold Medallist to compete in Table Tennis.

Melissa spoke to us about her table tennis journey, and her hope and aspirations for the future, including her upcoming trip to Tokyo for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic games. Melissa's story is truly inspiring and we were able to get photos with her and even wear her Commonwealth Games Gold medal.

We all hope that together, as leaders, we can enhance the already great sporting culture that MSJ has built, through use of Melissa’s great advice, and we hope to continue to empower women through sport.

Many thanks to Sue and Mr. Piazza for taking us to this breakfast, and best wishes to Melissa for the upcoming Olympic/Paralympic games.

Penny Parker - Year 12

Swimming Carnival

On 24 February the MSJ 2020 swimming carnival was held at the Werribee Outdoor Pool, a bit of a change in scenery from the past 2 years of being held at MSAC. As usual, the day was a great success and filled with fun for all year levels. This year's turnout to the carnival was amazing with 280 students attending and all putting in all their effort and jumping in the water for a swim, even if it was one race. The scores were tight, but Providence house took the win, with an overall point score of 146, McCormack coming in 2nd with 119 points, Solomon 3rd with 118 points, Cameron 4th (110pts), Penola 5th (92pts) and Kincumber 6th (84pts). Also a huge congratulations to all the year level champions!

As my last swimming carnival, it was great to see so much house spirit from start to finish. It is safe to say, the Year 12 relay team came out on top and beat the teachers relay team once again, and it was great to see the boat race back in action. We can’t wait for SCSA next week on Wednesday 4 March and we hope to see as many girls as possible make it through onto the team.

Most importantly, a massive thank you to Sue for making this day one to remember as always and for making sure it runs as smoothly as possible. You do an incredible job every single year! Thank you to all the teachers who came and helped out on the day, all the work behind the scenes doesn't go unnoticed, and your house spirit and support was a great addition to the day!

Caitlin McGraw

Year 12, McCormack 1


The results were as follows:

1st - PROVIDENCE 146 points

2nd - McCORMACK-119 points

3rd - SOLOMON-118 points

4th - CAMERON-110 points

5th - PENOLA-92 points

6th - KINCUMBER-84 points



Year 7 - Eliza Pelns(Providence)

Year 8 - Sarah Trigger(Kincumber)

Year 9 - Remy Brunato(Penola)

Year 10 - Maya Kamienowski(Cameron)

Year1 1 - Bianca Mathews(Cameron)

Year 12 - Caitlin McGraw(McCormack)

Congratulations to our Champion swimmers on a great day in the pool!