Sport Matters

EISM Champions Swimming Carnival

On Monday 26 March Tintern Grammar competed in the EISM Division 1 Champions Swimming Carnival at MSAC. The students swam very well on a cold night to achieve some excellent results. To compete at this carnival the students had to finish in the top five positions at the previous carnival.

Congratulations to the following students:

– Girls (15yr) 200 Medley relay – 3rd Lily Donoghue, Harriet Rasmussen, Jade Hutchinson, Madison Edwards-Turner

– Girls (17-19yr) 200 Medley relay – 1st Rosie Addison, Ella Donoghue, Daniella Cosentino, Erin Doupe

– Jade Hutchinson (15yr girls) 50m free – 3rd, 50m breast – 3rd

– Kaidin Dalzotto (15yr boys) 50m free – 1st, 50m back – 2nd

– Sienna Dass (13yr girls) 50m back – 3rd

– Rosie Addison (17-19yr girls) 50m back – 1st

– Ella Donoghue (17-19yr girls) 50m breast – 3rd

– Daniella Cosentino (17-19yr girls) 50m fly – 2nd

– Boys 12-13yr 200m free relay – 3rd Daniel Hynson, Lachlan Smith, Daniel Fu, William Zhang

– Girls 15yr 200m free relay – 1st Lily Donoghue, Harriet Rasmussen, Jade Hutchinson, Madison Edwards-Turner

– Girls 17-19yr 200m free relay – 1st (EISM record time) Rosie Addison, Ella Donoghue, Daniella Cosentino, Erin Doupe

Thank you to Ms Upjohn and Graeme Stephenson for all of their hard work with the Swimming Team.

House Athletics Carnival

On Tuesday 17 April the annual House Athletics Carnival was held at Proclamation Park in Ringwood. The students participated with great enthusiasm and House spirit throughout the day. Somner were looking to continue their recent dominance of House Athletics whilst the other houses wanted to break through for a win. The score was very close throughout the entire day with just 14 points separating the first and second place.

There were a number of outstanding individual performances on the day. Congratulations to the following students who broke records:

Year 7 Girls 1500m: Natasha Gillam 6:00 min

Year 7 Girls Vortex: Mia Qian 41.1m

Year 8 Girls 1500m: Maddy Block 5:57 min

Year 8 Girls Vortex: Aleisha Paul 35.1m

Year 12 Girls 1500m: Ella Donoghue 6:21 min

Year 7 Boys Shotput: Daniel Hynson 10.35m

Year 8 Boys 1500m: Blake Chrisfield equalled the record

Year 8 Boys 100m: Krisshnaa Kannan: 13.17 sec

Year 9 Boys 1500m: Ripley Fryer equalled the record

Year 9 Boys 200m: Dylan Cleal 26.60 sec

Year 10 Boys 1500m: Corey Dickson 4:45 min

Year 10 Boys Long Jump: Paul Haasbroek 6.48m

Year 10 Boys 100m: Paul Haasbroek 11.89 sec

Year 10 Boys High Jump: Paul Haasbroek 1.8m

Year 10 Boys Triple Jump: Paul Haasbroek 12.21m

Year 11 Boys 1500m: Vishnu Pillay 4:37 min

Year 11 Boys 800m: Vishnu Pillay 2:17 min

Year 11 Boys 400m: Lachlan O’Reilly 58.76 sec

Year 11 Boys Shotput: William Smead 12.45m

Year 12 Boys 1500m: Joel Pearce-Schmidt 5:07 min

Year Level Champions

Congratulations to the following students who won Year Level champion:

Year 7 Girls: Ella Thompson

Year 7 Boys: Jedid She

Year 8 Girls: Maddy Block

Year 8 Boys: Krisshnaa Kannan

Year 9 Girls: Harriet Rasmussen

Year 9 Boys: Kaidin Dalzotto

Year 10 Girls: Tess Power

Year 10 Boys: Paul Haasbroek

Year 11 Girls: Erin Doupe

Year 11 Boys: Matt Evans

Year 12 Girls: Brooke Thompson

Year 12 Boys: Joel Williams

House Points were as follows:

Somner/Stewart              1st           2071 points

Butterss/Cross                  2nd          2057 points

Dann/Watt                         3rd           2005 points

Gordon/Grant                   4th           1970 points

Mansfield/McKie             5th           1881 points.

Congratulations to Somner/Stewart on another fantastic win in the House Athletics Carnival!

EISM Grand Finals

Congratulations to the following teams for making the Grand Finals in EISM competitions.

Year 9 Boys A Tennis (Runners-Up)

Year 9 Boys B Tennis (Premiers)

Senior Girls Indoor Cricket (result TBC)

Victorian State Championships

More than 500 students from 172 schools competed on 640 horses in dressage, show jumping, combined training, show horse, handy mount and novelty classes at the Victorian State Championships down in Werribee during the holidays. Tintern had a very successful week down at the Victorian State Championships with Ella Trevorrow (Year 10) winning the Secondary 75cm Show Jumping Championships on her horse Bilbo Baggins and Keeley Thomas (Year 8) winning the Pas de deux (team freestyle dressage) with a friend from Edinburgh College, performing to the music from Grease. Keeley also took out Reserve Champion (second) in the Secondary Show Hunter section, riding her pony, Rose. Other notable mentions include Lilly Trevorrow 5th in the Secondary 95cm Combined Training and Bridie Wescombe 4th in the Secondary Intermediate Preliminary 1.3. Ruby Smiley, Odette McCallum and Darcee McCallum were also out competing in Tintern’s team colours. Overall, it was a very successful week with Tintern finishing in the top 15 of the 172 schools from across the state.

by Darcee McCallum, Equestrian Vice-Captain 2018

Tintern Equestrian Team Prepare for the Horse Trials

Over the Easter Break, the Tintern Equestrian Team have been privileged enough to have not one but three clinics to assist with our riding and bring us together as a team! It all started down at the Werribee Equestrian Park where myself, Amelia, Ella, Lilly, Ruby, Angel, Bridie and some others from outside of Tintern, took part in a Cross Country and Dressage clinic with Will Enzinger. Everyone had an amazing time and we all learnt so much. The following day, the Interschool Championship began at Werribee. Everyone from Tintern who competed tried their hardest and we walked away with some incredible results!! (See Darcee’s report above)

The same week, the team grew and we attended a cross country and showjumping clinic at Wandin Park with Will Enzinger once more. It was another amazing day and it was awesome to meet some newer team members and strengthen our friendships in the team! 

During the last week of the holidays we had our final clinic, a dressage clinic at Seville Pony Club with coach, Danielle Pooles, who worked with us all, focussing on our strengths and weaknesses until we all walked away more confident that we walked in! It was a very calm and informative lesson for every group of riders that took part.

Now that everyone is prepped, confident, and part of an amazing team, bring on the Tintern Grammar Horse Trials this weekend!!!

by Brooke Thompson, Equestrian Captain 2018



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