On the 15th April, Year 11 student, Frankie Morris joined 25 other young Australians aged between 16 and 24, on the quayside of Sydney Naval Port. They went on to spend the next 11 days at sea, along with a Naval crew on board the tall ship, Young Endeavour. During the course of this trip, everyone was required to climb the ship's mast that soars 35 metres high, in daylight and darkness. They learned how to set and furl sails, tacking the boat at all hours of the night, basic sailing skills, navigating and steering the helm. They were required to keep watch throughout the day and night, and the young people even took charge of the ship for 24 hours. On the final night of this adventure, they slept under the stars before waking at 3.30am to attend the ANZAC Dawn Service at Nobby Beach, Newcastle. Frankie has now been asked to be an Ambassador for the Young Endeavour Youth Programme.
Over the winter holidays I was given the opportunity to play against the top talent across the USA in the NY2LA SummerJam tournament in Milwaukee. My team was made up of kids from all around Australia and we were very competitive in this tournament finishing in the top 16 out of 50+ teams. The trip was very insightful for myself giving me the tools and avenue to pursue my dream of playing College level basketball in the States. I'd like to thank AUSA Hoops tour group for giving me a platform to showcase my talents and providing a pathway to "Dare the Dream."
Flyn O'Toole - Year 12 student
The Pierre de Coubertin Award recognises secondary school students who demonstrate values which are consistent with the Olympic Movement through participation in sporting activities.
A schools nominee must participate actively in the school's physical education program with a consistently positive attitude and must have represented the school in a sport. There are many students in our College who fulfil the criteria, however, each year the school is restricted to one nomination.
Congratulations to Lilly Mills (Year 12) as she has been awarded the Pierre de Coubertin Award for 2018. Over her time at the College Lilly has represented the school in a variety of sports. Through Lilly's involvement in traditionally male dominated sports, she has been and is, a role-model for all students. She lists her greatest sporting achievements as; U15 QLD Womens Cricket Captain and selection as a rookie for QLD Fire (State Women's Cricket) in 2017 and 2018.
Winner of two NSW titles, 3rd place in QLD and 4th in Australia, Max Miller is known around the track as a serious Motocross racer and someone to keep an eye on. He is determined to make it to the big league and race internationally, despite having broken many bones. He’s already half way there having secured a major sponsorship from Kawasaki. The sponsorship grants him free bikes, equipment and travel, and if he wins the Australian title a bonus $1000, as well as being a part of the junior Kawasaki team.
Max started his motocross racing career at the young age of 5, when he was at a friend’s house and had his first ride. Realising that he was riding at the same speed as the NSW title holder, he fell in love with the sport. Miller trains every week for 11 hours showing real commitment to motocross racing. He is inspired by Chad Reed, an Australian Motor Cross racer who he wants to be like in the future. The St Teresa’s community wishes the very best for Max at the Australian titles in Tasmania in September where he will compete in the 13 year old category and give it his very best shot. Whatever happens at the titles, Max is a young man with a big future in Motocross and we are all proud of his achievements.
Congratulations to Year 9 student Grace Berry who was awarded Grand Champion Junior Rider at the Show Horse Council of Australasia National Championships. This is the second year in a row Grace and her horse Calvin Park Dark Knight have won this award - an outstanding achievement!
Congratulations to Jack Frey who has been awarded the Premier's Anzac Prize. Jack had to prepare a multimedia entry illustrating the Anzac spirit and was a stand out amongst hundreds of entries. Jack will be travelling to France to attend the historic centenary commemorative dawn service at the Australia War Memorial at Villers-Bretonneux.