PDHPE Department News


Representative Sport Update

SCC Netball

This season we have three every strong netball teams in each division. The results after the week 7 round are as follows:

  • Junior – 3rd
  • Inter – 1st
  • Senior – 7th

SCC Senior Soccer

Our senior soccer team is currently sitting in 2nd place after the week 7 round.


Upcoming Events

2017 Athletics Carnival

The College Athletics carnival is coming up on Tuesday 27th June in week 10 at Barden Ridge Athletics Field, Menai.

Students will travel to the venue on school bus after attending normal homeroom.

During the day, students move around the field and track events with their age group.  This should be the age that students are turning by the end of 2017.  Therefore, if you are turning 14 on December 31st 2017, you will be in the 14s age group.

Students who wish to participate competitively in the 1500m run and javelin throw are asked to sign up on the sports noticeboard prior to the carnival day and be checking emails for correspondence regarding traveling on the first bust to the venue to participate in these events.

At the whole school assembly this week the Sports leaders announced the dress up theme for the carnival this year as “Activewear Through The Ages”.  All students must wear their full winter College sports uniform to school, as well as to and from the carnival but will be permitted to change into the theme upon arrival.  Year 11 and 12 students  who no longer have the tracksuit are required to wear navy/black track suit pants and an appropriate warm top.



Lauren Brennan

Sports Coordinator



CGSSSA Gymnastics Competition – Wednesday,  31 May 2017

Image courtesy of Savannah Murphy

Congratulations to the CGSSSA Gymnastics team who took out 3rd Place overall out of 14 schools that competed. There was only 4 points between 3rd and 2nd place and 4 points between 2nd and 1st place. A very close competition.

Under the watchful eye of coach Liz Andrews, around 15 girls have been training every Monday afternoon at school since Term 1. A number of higher level  competitors train 3-4 nights a week at outside gymnastics centres.

The competition took place at a new venue after many years a Five Dock Leisure Centre. We travelled out to the Gymnastics and Aquatic Centre at Rooty Hill and it was great to have the support of parents and grandparents on the day.

The team are to be congratulated on their individual performances leading to the overall team results. Team members for 2017 were: Sara Attard, Jessica Butler, Ameline Foskett, Gabrielle Meadowcroft, Daria Badaoui, Georgia Athanasopoulos, Amber Grech, Angelia Rouady, Georgia Scott, Jade Serban, Katya Alexander, Isabella Asha, Kylah Foon, Ngikula Harris, Jasmine Hatzisavvas, Juliette Lepine, Antonia Mangos, Peace Mugisha, Savanna Murphy, Olivia Plomaritis, Tiffany Prusac, Henriette Savilla and Kate Soussa



Team results

Overall 3rd Place – Bethany College

Overall 2nd Place – Brigidine College

Overall 1st Place – St Ursula’s College


Individual results

Level 9

Sara Attard – Overall First place – Vault 2nd, Beam 3rd, Floor 3rd

Jessica Butler – Overall Second place – Vault 1st, Bars 2nd, Beam 2nd, Floor 2nd

Level 5

Jade Serban – Beam 1st

Level 4

Ameline Foskett – Vault 2nd, Beam 3rd, Floor 3rd


Katrine Barnes

PDHPE Teacher



Award-Winning In-School Theatre Performances

Brainstorm Productions is Australia’s largest in-school touring theatre company, performing to over 350,000 primary and high school students every year. Established in 1983, Brainstorm Productions tours over 1,700 shows annually that tackle a range of issues affecting Australian students including bullying, cyber bullying, violence, under-age drinking, depression, eating disorders, family separation and discrimination.

MISSION: Brainstorm Productions aim is to reduce the incidences of bullying in schools and improve student behaviour and wellbeing. Using real-life scenarios, Brainstorm Productions anti-bullying, cyberbullying and wellbeing programs use live theatre to connect with students and enact change including:

  • Empower students with real-life strategies to help enhance their mental health, happiness and wellbeing
  • Reduce the incidences of bullying, cyber bullying and aggressive behaviour in schools
  • Help students understand the importance of developing respectful relationships at school, at home and online
  • Provide teachers with a range of unique school resources to enhance existing anti-bullying, wellbeing and cyber bullying programs
  • Help students develop a greater understanding of cyber safety and digital citizenship
  • Provide bystanders of bullying and aggressive behaviour with the tools and confidence to support their friends and peers
  • Engage students in live, interactive theatre, using authentic real-world youth experiences, that are designed to help develop student self-awareness and empathy for others
  • Use young professional actors as role models to inspire a new generation to participate in and appreciate the arts


  • Award for Excellence from NSW Department of Education and Training (for 10 consecutive years)
  • Australian Violence Prevention Award from The Department of Criminology
  • PINS Award for Excellence from Performers in Schools (winner for 5 consecutive years)


Wes Guthrie

PDHPE Coordinator