Cross Country Results

Well done to all students who competed in our Cross Country Carnival.  It was great to see so many students pushing themselves to do their best.

Congratulations to Mater Christi for winning the outright shield for most points scored as a school from all the races.  Christ the King were the winners of our APPS (Average Points Per Student) shield.

Gold, Silver and Bronze medallions were awarded to all students who placed in their respective races.  A summary of the results can be found here.  Please note we do not time our events and names are only recorded for the top 3 places in each event.


Cross Country Program

The full program for our Cross Country Carnival on Tuesday 5 September is now available here.

The carnival will only be cancelled in the event of extreme weather conditions such as a storm.  If rain is forecast please ensure competitors have a change of clothes, including shoes.  There will not be shelter provided for spectators so please come prepared with umbrellas if need be.

UP NEXT: Cross Country

We braved the weather and went ahead with the League Tag carnival!  It appeared as though the kids really enjoyed getting wet and messy. Well done to all the students who participated and the spectators who came to watch despite the rain.  It was a clean sweep by Mater Christi, winning all 4 divisions.  They have been invited to compete in a state competition along with Yidarra.

Our next event is the cross country carnival at Manning Park, Munster. Year 3s will run 1.5km, year 4 will run 1.8km, yr 5 will run 2.0km and Year 6 will run  2.2km. More information about the event can be found here.

League Tag – Wet Weather

The weather forecast for our carnival tomorrow is not ideal, but we will be going ahead as planned.  Rugby is a winter sport! If required, the format of the day may be changed to finish earlier than currently planned.  If the weather becomes extreme the carnival will be cancelled and a later date may be negotiated by the participating schools.

Please ensure players are prepared for the wet weather including a change of clothes.

Lightning Carnival Results

Thank you to all the parents, family and friends who volunteered their time to assist with various roles such as umpiring, scoring and coaching at our annual Lightning Carnival.  With each school having multiple teams across netball, football, soccer and volleyball, we rely heavily on volunteers to make this wonderful event possible.  Thank you also to many high school students who helped, especially the SEDA students at netball and Seton students at soccer.

The students, from all schools, played and trained hard to represent their school the best that they possibly could.  The lightning carnival is an excellent opportunity for all students, of all abilities to be able to enjoy a day playing sport with their peers.

2017 Lightning Carnival Results:


Division 1st 2nd 3rd
A St Jerome’s QOA Yidarra
B Yidarra SOTS CTK
C Yidarra C2 Yidarra C1 M Christi


Division 1st 2nd 3rd
N/A DRAW: M Christi T1 and SOTS No 2nd place due to draw CTK


Division 1st 2nd 3rd
A Yidarra A1 M Christi St Bernie’s
B M Christi St Bernie’s Yidarra


Division 1st 2nd 3rd
A M Christi A1 Orana A1 Yidarra
B M Christi DRAW: Orana and SOTS No 3rd due to tie for 2nd

Lightning Carnival – 2 weeks to go!

Our next event is quickly approaching and it’s a big one!  On Tuesday 20 June, students from all 9 of our association schools will be competing across 4 sports and venues in our Lightning Carnival.  Fixtures are now available for each of the 4 sports: netball, volleyball, Australian rules football and soccer.

Sadly, when contacting volunteer groups to assist with umpiring, I was told that there were issues with parent behaviour at two of our sports in 2016.  While parent spectators are always welcome at our events, and add enthusiasm and atmosphere, we ask that you remember that our umpires are ALL volunteers.  Quite often they are high school students who are trying to give back to the community they were once a part of or trying to gain valuable experience and learn.

If you have an issue with an umpire decision, firstly ask yourself if it is really an issue worth disputing or if in the spirit of junior community sport can you let it go?  If you do feel like your team was disadvantaged and it would change the outcome of  the game, please speak to your school’s supervising teacher first and let them liaise with the umpire and any CPSSA reps present.  As an association we have decided that parents who are causing distress to our volunteers will be given a warning.  If they continue, points will be deducted from their school.  We truly hope it does not come to this but the policy has been put in place to ensure a continued positive relationship with our volunteer groups.