South Coast’s best House, the Dolphins, is riding on high after winning the recent Cross Country Carnival. Students from our House were keen to improve upon the 3rd place result from the Swimming carnival in Term 1. We saw and high level of participation, which resulted in us winning 6 out of 12 racing brackets. James Campbell (Year 12), Saskia Wilson (Year 10), Judson Posthuma (Year 9), Sophie Rennie (Year 9), Justin Henderson (Year 8), and Alfie Hilditch (Year 7) all won in their respective brackets. This was highlighted by an incredible run from Judson Posthuma of Year 9 who ran the boys 4km in 15 minutes and 13 seconds taking out the King of the Track Medal for the fastest male run.   

It was fantastic to see the girls leading the way for our House with the Year 11 girls taking out 5 of the top 7 positions led by Charlotte Beard, Paige Hewins and Paige Vos in 2nd, 3rd and 4th. Saskia Wilson and Caitlyn Martin taking out 1st and 3rd in Year 10, Sophie Rennie, Isabel Hewins and Ava Dolphin Burke in 1st, 2nd and 4th in Year 9 as well as Keahna Colliass, Brooke Bayley and Khadijah Nazir taking out 2nd, 4th and 5th in the Year 8 race. This effort from the girls drove home the win for the Dolphins. 

We were placed well for the inaugural House Games after the round-robin portion of the competition qualifying for 4/5 Grand finals making us the favourite to take out the competition. Unfortunately, we came second in 3/4 of the finals with a great victory from the Year 9 Touch Rugby team coached by Mr Posthuma and Mr Newman. A magnificent effort from our students finishing with 1 1st place, 3 2nd places, and a 4th place leaving us tied 1st in the inaugural House Games with the Pelicans. 

Overall a phenomenal effort from all our students, winning both the Cross Country and the House Games. There will be many more House competitions coming up this year and I look forward to seeing yet another win for the Dolphins in the Athletics Carnival in Term 3. 

Kyle Hunt