Grade 5 Kickstart

Could all grade 5 students please be at Berwick College tomorrow at 8.45am for a 9.00am start. We will be meeting at the Leisure centre, which is the near the big roundabout.

We will be walking back to school and should arrive back at around 11.30am.

See you there!

Boys Regional Softball

Today the grade 5/6 boys softball team competed in the regional competition at the Cheltenham Baseball Club. The boys were up against some tough opposition but still gave it their best in all 3 of their games. Unfortunately we were not successful in our games, however we did definitely have the most fun with the boys playing with great attitude and spirit.

Thank you to the 3 parents who assisted in driving the boys! It is greatly appreciated!

Good luck to the girls tomorrow in their Regional competition.

Boys Regional Softball

The grade 5/6 boys who are participating in tomorrow’s softball please meet Mr O’Shea in the gallery at 8.15 at the latest!

For those who haven’t handed in their permission slip, please remember to bring it in.

All Stars do it against all odds

Today the Grade 5/6 Hoop Time All Stars competed in the Regional Finals at Dandenong Basketball Stadium. The day did not start well by losing our tallest player due to illness. This left us with 6 players, which the boys knew would be tough.

The boys battled hard through the round robin stage to finish with 3 wins and 1 nail biting draw. This left us in 2nd place in our pool meaning we would have to play the top team in another pool.

Fortunately for the boys they played an outstanding game to win by 5 points and advance through to the State Finals.

It was a fantastic day and I am so proud of the boys. To win with just 6 players is a real achievement and something they will remember for a long time. Luke and Heath were clutch with their pressure shooting. Will played like a 6ft giant and rebounded and defended like a beast. Bailey got into great positions all day and was always making space. Archer and Jayden protected the ball well and finished a lot of their shots. And Riley was so supportive and encouraging and able to help a nervous coach from the bench as he was sidelined with a broken finger.

Thanks to those parents who drove the boys and assisted on the day. Hoop Time officials even complimented Beaconsfield on how well we dealt with situations when things became a bit controversial.

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Beacy clean up!

Today the grade 5/6 students competed in basketball, tennis, volleyball and softball at the Lightning Prem competition. The sun was shining and so were our athletes, with the kids achieving some outstanding results. The school received the district first place pennants in the girls and boys basketball, first place in the girls and boys volleyball, first place in the girls and boys softball and second place in the boys tennis. The boys and girls volleyball were also successful in their division final that was played on the day due to the amount of schools participating in their competition, as decided by the regional coordinator.

It was a very satisfying day for the students, whom some were even quoted as saying it was their favourite day of the year. Thank you very much to the four parents who volunteered to help out coaching the kids. And also a huge thanks to the teachers who have given up their time for tryouts, trainings and to do some study on the sports as it is very foreign to some of us. But no doubt the results from today have shown how much effort the students and teachers both put into be so successful on the day.

Good luck to all the teams that will be participating in the Divison finals in the upcoming week. Standby for dates and notices.

 

Beacy Boys Do It Again!

Tonight Jacob and Mitch travelled to Endeavour Hills to compete in the District Public Speaking Competiton. Both age groups consisted of 4 speakers from different schools in the local area.

Jacob spoke second in his age group and blew the audience away with the quality of his speech. At first he seemed nervous but there was no need to be as he delivered an incredible speech about his favourite place ‘The Library’.

Mitch also spoke second in his competition and followed in Jacobs footsteps by equalling his efforts to deliver a typical Mitch speech. He talked about all the wonderful landmarks and tourist attractions around Beaconsfield.

We all waited nervously for the judges to come to a decision,  when it was finally announced that Beaconsfield had won both competitions. Jacob surprised only himself as we all expected him to be named the winner. Mitch accepted his award with a great big grin on his face as he regained his title from two years ago!

Both boys have advanced to the next round (pretty much a grand final) on Saturday the 7th of October at Trafalgar where they will go for the glory.

We are very proud of both these boys as the competition was of an exceptional standard. Congratulations Jacob and Mitch!

Mr O’Shea

 

The Beacy Bats do it Again!

Congratulations to the Beacy Bats on coming first at the Future Champions Cup. They put in such hard work and amazing effort into their rehearsals which definitely paid off for their final performance. Well done girls!

Also a big thanks to Emma Jennion for coaching the girls and ensuring they are always prepared for their big competition.