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no. 31

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Water Swimming Championship. Tala qualified to swim at the Nationals in Victoria in February 2010. Congratulations to Waratahs Red U11s Netball team who won their Grand Final at the end of last term. The team was coached by Essington mum Marie Bottolfsen, and had Essington girls Alexandra Toussaint-Jackson, Amy Bottolfsen, Eliza Rowberry, Jaime-Lee Sheppard and Bettina Kobelt in the team. If your child has any great sporting achievements throughout the year please email karly.denmead@essington.nt.edu.au and this will be acknowledged in the bulletin. You can contact the sports office on 89850109 to discuss any up and coming events with either myself, Clint Beard or Spencer Harvey. Karly Denmead Assistant Principal/Sports Coordinator House Notices Year 6 House Soccer The final results of our Year 6 House Soccer competition were: Wickham Skinks 126 points, Gunn Frillnecks 115 and Flynn Geckos 73. The most valuable players for the competition were Rachel Williamson for the girls, and a tie between Declan Curran, Ryan Shenton, Troy Parmenter, and Caillan Vincent for the boys. The overall leading goal scorers were Caitlin Sawrey with 7, Darcy Roberts 6 and Ayrton Innes 4. Year 7 House Soccer After the third and final week of House Soccer the Wickham Skinks won the grand final 24 to 20 against the Flynn Geckos. The overall points for the competition were: Wickham Skinks 133, Flynn Geckos 110 and Gunn Frillnecks 68. The Most Valuable Player award for the boys was a tie between Liam Rogers, Jason Faulkner and Leon Tcha. For the girls it was a tie between Nakita Pollock and Isobel Garland. The top goal scorers were Alex Hendry with 10, Jason Faulkner with 8 and Henry OCallaghan with 6. With the girls Isabelle Garland has kicked 5, Maddison Spedding and Grace Halliwell 3 each. Year 8 House Soccer The final results of our Year 8 House Soccer competition were Gunn Frillnecks 137, Flynn Geckos 132 and Wickham Skinks 95. The Most Valuable Player award for the boys was won by Rhygan Werrett. For the girls it was a tie between Courtney Miller and Chelsea Rose Golder. The top goal scorers were Jonathon Monterio with 17, Oliver Hill 10 and Lachlan Bates 9. With the girls Courtney Miller and Chelsea-Rose Golder kicked 5 goals each. Final House Soccer Results After completing all competitions for the House Soccer over Term 3, the winning team was the Wickham Skinks on 999 points, followed by the Gunn Frillnecks on 923, and in third place Flynn Geckos 873. Upcoming House Events All of our swimming carnivals are being held early in Term 4. The Year 7-10 event will be on Friday 9th October (Week 1), Year 4-6 event will be on Friday 16th October (Week 2) and the Year 2-3 event will be held on Friday 23rd October (Week 3). Spencer Harvey House Coordinator Outdoor Education Notices Duke of Edinburgh Katherine Gorge Hike During the last week of Term 3, nine very enthusiastic and well prepared Year 9 students took off to Katherine to complete their Adventurous Journey as part of the Duke of Edinburgh Award. The students completed a short walk around the Baruwei Loop on the Monday afternoon. After rising early they set off to Smitts Rock. After completing the 12.5km walk they rested and relaxed in the Katherine River all afternoon. On the Wednesday morning we left Smitts Rock campground at around 6:30am to beat the heat. We arrived back at the Nitmiluk campground around 11am. The students were then able to go for a swim before the long hot bus ride back to Darwin. Well done to all the students who completed the walk as it was very challenging and all the students felt a real sense of achievement when they completed it. Thank you to Allison Bandy for her assistance during the trek. Spencer Harvey House Coordinator The Essington School Darwin 6 JOIN BASKETBALLSPECIAL OFFER! Basketball competitions are played every Saturday for juniors aged 7-13 at the Darwin Basketball Association. Join now and begin playing games every week (we have competitions for all ages and skill levels) and at the same time meet new friends and just have a great time. Present this ad to the DBA Ticket Office along with your official registration form (available from Clint Beard in the PE Office) on your first game day and you will receive a free sports drink bottle and $20 off your DBA registration (normally $60). Listed below are the clubs which have junior teams affiliated with the Darwin Basketball Association. All clubs welcome new players of all ages so feel free to choose any club: Ansett, Eagles, Lightning, Palmerston, Razzle, TV Jets, Uni Rebels and Warriors. (See Clint Beard for contact details). AUSSIE HOOPS Only $65 for an 8 week program includes pack! ($40 for continuing Aussie Hoops Members - Does not include pack). Pack Includes: Ball, Backpack, Drink bottle, Sweat band, T-shirt Free Sign-On Fun Day (Includes free sausage sizzle, games and prizes for new and old registering Aussie Hoops members) When: October 3rd, 8am - 9am Open to ages 5-10 looking to begin their basketball career by learning the fundamentals of basketball in a fun filled, action packed environment. Basic and advanced programs available. Commences: 10th October 2009 Time: 8am - 9am For more information contact Allan at the DBA office on: (08) 8945 4666 See Clint Beard in the PE Office for a registration form. Complete the details and hand into the DBA office, DBA Ticket Office (on the sign on day or on the first day you commence).

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