Sacré Cœur girls love the challenge of the sporting field and the thrill of participation and the sporting opportunities are many and varied. From interschool sport through Girls Sport Victoria, to intra-House sport, all students are encouraged to involve themselves actively in the diverse range of activities offered.
Intra-House sporting activities are always fiercely contested events on and off the sporting field. . A healthy rivalry exists between the four houses, Barat, Duchesne, Stuart and Digby, and this always gives rise to a well-natured atmosphere of ‘competitive fun' at all House events. House sport competitions involve swimming, diving, netball, soccer, badminton, volleyball and athletics.
Sacré Cœur is proud to be a foundation member of Girls Sport Victoria (GSV). Since 2001, GSV has provided students from its 24-member independent girls' schools with opportunities to participate in a diverse range of sports. It also is responsible for the structured weekly sport competitions across sports such as tennis, indoor cricket, softball, hockey, netball, badminton, volleyball, basketball, soccer and cricket. GSV also co-ordinates programs in each of the major carnivals involving Swimming and Diving, Cross Country and Athletics.
Through GSV, Sacré Cœur also provides students with the opportunities to take part in Saturday Sports Skills Programs involving areas such as golf, triathlon, surf-league, fencing, dance-sport, beach volleyball, football, rugby league and squash.
The sporting culture at Sacré Cœur has been, and will continue to grow as, an integral part of the Burke Road tradition.
Swimming and Diving Update
The Sacré Cœur Swimming & Diving Squads competed in their respective GSV Championship events at the Melbourne Sports & Aquatic Centre this week. Our divers qualified for the Division One competition by virtue of the second place at our Preliminary event – this is only the second occasion that we have done so, which is an excellent achievement for all those divers involved (and our coaches, Sarah & Hector).
Our swimmers were highly ranked in Division Two and also performed well, with may swimmers recording season’s best times.
Next week, our final events of the season are very exciting.
The GSV Finals Night incorporates the Top 10 times/points scorers from each of the three Championship events (Div 1, 2 & 3). Indeed, it is competition of the highest calibre and I am confident that we will have a number of swimmers and divers in the mix to compete next Tuesday evening at MSAC. NB: I should receive notification of all qualifiers by Thursday afternoon or Friday morning and these students will be notified promptly.
The following evening, also at MSAC, is the Secondary Catholic Sports Association (SCSA) Div 1 Carnival. The program of events commences at 6:30pm and is a great opportunity for all parents to see their daughters in action. There is a large contingent of Yr 12s coming along to cheer on the team so, that in itself, should be worth coming along to.
NB: The Swimming & Diving Challenge incorporates the best performed athlete in each event/stroke on the GSV program – irrespective of which year level they are in. Congrtaulations to each of these girls. These awards, along with various others, will be presented at the end of Semester One Celebration of Sport evening on Tuesday 18 June in the Hall.
Unfortunately the aggregate points were not available at time of publication. These will be included in the next school newsletter.