Sporty Friday

Last week we began our first session of the Sports in Schools program – thanks to everyone for their prompt payments! Students commenced with the fundamental movement skills kicking and striking. Check out the photos below (look out for Mr Slade who decided to ‘borrow’ my camera).

Sporting Superstar!

Last week, Heidi headed to the Gold Coast Convention Centre to represent the East Coast Allstars and NSW in the National Cheerleading Championships after her team’s recent success at the State Cheerleading Championships at Homebush.  Heidi’s team were the Champion Junior Team as well as the overall Grand Champions  after beating 70 other teams for the title!

The girls were very successful at this event and are now the Australian National Champions! Congratulations Heidi and the East Coast AllStars cheer team. What an amazing achievement!


Taster Lessons

Today our senior students received a treat from staff at Callaghan College Waratah Technology Campus, as part of the taster lesson program.  Students took part in a vigorous crossfit training session where they had to complete a variety of exercises including squats, burpies, a run, push-ups and skipping. We then participated in a visual art lesson that involved using a wooden block, wire and foot stocking to create an interesting sculpture. A big thanks to Mr McGavern and Miss May for joining us today and providing fun lessons for our students.

Sporting Superstar!

Congratulations to our sporting superstar Lachlan, who has been selected for the Sydney Swans Academy Under 11 squad commencing in February 2015. Lachlan will begin rigorous training sessions at Newcastle University and will also go to Sydney for training at Macquarie University. In April he will get to attend a squad camp. Lachlan was the only player selected from the Newcastle City AFL club in his age group out of hundreds of players who tried out. Well done, Lachlan! An amazing achievement!


Athletics Carnival

Congratulations to all our wonderful students who participated in our Athletics Carnival today! It was a terrific day, with wonderful weather to match.

Students demonstrated great athleticism and sportsmanship whilst taking part in the march past, war cries, tug of war and the track and field events. Well done everyone. Enjoy the wide variety of photos below.


Congratulations to all the students who participated in our Karate sport program this term. Sadly, Friday was our last session but it has been absolutely amazing to see the skills and techniques that students have developed over 10 weeks.

Our Karate instructor, Sensei Marc, was so impressed by our students that he decided to award scholarships worth $170 to the students who had shown the most progress and skill throughout the term. Well done to Joseph, Declan and Liam who received a certificate for training sessions at Newcastle Karate, a uniform and yellow belt.

It was very difficult for Sensei Marc to choose only a few students as there were so many who have done an amazing job this term – and are now yellow belt grade.

If you are interested in participating in Karate outside of school, a link to the Newcastle Karate website is attached below. Well done, everyone!

Newcastle Karate

Zone Cross Country


A special report from our Zone Cross Country correspondent and photographer, Nelson G-

As the grey clouds zoomed across the sky, the Zone Cross Country carnival commenced!


First there was the 8/9 girls event followed by the boys. After that there was the 10 years girl and boy race. The 11 year boys (which consisted of most of the Tighes Hill team) zoomed past the finish line. The 11 year girls had a wonderful race and scored lots of points. The 12/13 boys and girls were last for the day and also performed exceptionally well.


Everyone behaved very well, the weather held off throughout the events and everyone was really tired by the end. The day’s final score was; Kids:1, Storm:0.

Well done and thank you to Nelson for offering to report on this event for our blog and taking some fantastic photos!

Sporting Superstar!

Congratulations to our very own sporting superstar Heidi! On the weekend Heidi competed in the NSW Age Diving Championships. She placed 3rd and won the bronze medal in the 1 Metre Under 11 Girls Springboard. She has also qualified for the Australian National Age Championships and has been offered a place on the NSW Diving Team. Heidi will compete in Nationals this April in Melbourne. Wow! Way to go, Heidi!

Well done, Heidi!

Well done, Heidi!

Cross Country

Well done to all of our students who participated in Cross Country today at Islington oval. Despite the heat and mosquitoes, our students did a wonderful job and competed fiercely.

Congratulations to our winners:

10 Yr Boys

1st – Lachlan; 2nd – Max; 3rd – Adrian

11 Yr Boys

1st- Zane; 2nd- Jack; 3rd – Daniel

11 Yr Girls

1st – Dayna; 2nd- Sarah; 3rd- Heidi

12 Yr Boys

1st- Noah; 2nd – Keiran; 3rd- Liam

12 Yr Girls

1st – Eva; 2nd – Shae

Thank you to Mr Slade for organising today’s events. Students representing our school at the Zone Carnival will be informed in the coming weeks.