This year’s House AFL Competition has been one of the closest run events of the year, with all teams having lost at least one of their home and away games. The competition involves games that have a boys match, a girls match, and a mixed match to maximise participation. Rules are changed to reduce the contact and to encourage good skills and teamwork. Each House this year has had to offer umpires and scorers whom also contribute to the points tally for their House. Penman started well this year, beating Burrows in its first game, but has struggled since, leaving Flynn to progress to the final. However Flynn also suffered a loss to bottom of the ladder Taylor House in their final match. Fortunately for Flynn their two wins still secure them a grand final spot, while Burrows have also had two wins to gain entry into the grand final. Good luck to both Burrows and Flynn for the final match of the season; everyone is looking forward to a close and exciting contest.
On Wednesday, as part of the House AFL Carnival, a teacher and student exhibition game was held as a chance to build community within our campus and a chance for Senior School Staff to let their hair down and have some fun with some of the students they teach. The game was very entertaining with both the teachers and the students playing a hard fought game that was also held in good spirit and camaraderie. Fortunately there were no injuries to the more ‘mature’ staff that were involved and the students are to be commended on the manner in which they showed caution in looking after them.
Paul Breguet, House Football Coordinator