The College Years 7-9 Inter-House Swimming Carnival was held at HBF Arena on Monday. The standard of swimming was high, as was participation, with students having the opportunity to part in both the traditional swimming and novelty events.

Year 9 students Morgan Knox and Joel Bayntun had very successful days, breaking records. These new records are as follows:

Student Event New Record Previous Record
Morgan Knox Year 9 Girls 50m Freestyle 27.44secs 28.54secs
Morgan Knox Year 9 Girls 50m Backstroke 32.66secs 33.23secs
Morgan Knox Year 9 Girls 50m Butterfly 29.27secs 31.49secs
Joel Bayntun Year 9 Boys 50m Freestyle 26.88secs 27.25secs


There were many outstanding performers on the day, with the following Houses and students crowned 2019 Year Champions and Runner-ups:

Year 7 House Champions O'Reilly
  Champion Boy James Neal
  Runner-up Boy Cooper Howard
  Champion Girl Helena Toms
  Runner-up Girl Niamh Wools-Cobb
Year 8 House Champions Thu Duc
  Champion Boy Lachlan Cooper
  Runner-up Boy Daniel Vladich
  Champion Girl Zara Harper
  Runner-up Girl Zarlie Oliphant
Year 9 House Champions Trinity
  Champion Boy Joel Bayntun
  Runner-up Boy Cooper Smith
  Champion Girl Morgan Knox
  Runner-up Girl Gabriella D'Vorak

Overall House Champions Years 7–9 Carnival

1st – Kimberley
2nd – Trinity
3rd – Normandy
4th – O’Reilly
5th – Barlow
6th – Hannan
7th – Thu Duc
8th – Carden
Spirit Champions - O’Reilly

I would like to thank all the staff and students who assisted with official duties as well as the competitors for helping make the events run smoothly. I would also like to thank the parents who came along to support their children and provide assistance.

Luke Skerratt
Head of Learning Area - Health and Physical Education