Week 8, Term 3 2017



Junior School Debating Team

Congratulations to our JS debaters who competed in the Grand Final of the HICES debating competition yesterday in Sydney. I was in the audience when our team defeated Penrith Anglican College in the semi-final here at Lakes last week and I attended the Grand Final also. The topic was, “That schools should punish cyberbullying irrespective of where it occurs”. Our team took the negative side. Each speaker did a fabulous job, using expression and engaging the audience. It was a close call but unfortunately we lost to Central Coast Grammar School. Congratulations to our team: Diluk Adikarimudiyanselage, Chloe Collins, Liam Lightfoot, Kani Lukuta and Noah Simon.


What a wonderful Showcase we had on Wednesday night. It was delightful to see all the children involved and enjoying themselves. There are always a few new “stars” who emerge in Showcase and it is great to see children discovering talents they may not have known they had. Many thanks to the staff who worked so hard with their classes to prepare for Showcase, with a special thanks to Ms Amanda Lutze who as Director pulled it all together. Thank you parents for your efforts in costume-making! One last performance tonight.

HSC Art and Music Performances

On Wednesday night 30 August the Year 12 Visual Arts and Music students presented their work for families and staff. The artworks and musical performances were very impressive. It was so great to see the level of excellence our students have achieved, with guidance from their teachers (Mr and Mrs Gallen in Music and Mr Langejans in Visual Arts). The music students have their HSC performance exam next Tuesday. Last Wednesday our Drama students had their HSC performances marked and Miss Newton was pleased with how the students handled it. Visual Arts marking is early next term. Next Wednesday the Design and Technology major projects will be marked.

Years 10-12 Family service at Lakes Anglican Church – Sunday 17 September

This is a special service at which our Year 12 students are given a blessing as they approach the end of their school education. All families are invited to attend and we especially encourage and ask students from Years 10-12 to be there for a 9.30 start.

Science and Technology Day

Last Friday our Science and Technology teachers ran an excellent day of hands-on and fun learning for Year 7, 8 and some Year 6 students. Through building catapults, designing, making and flying balsa planes, cake-making, robotics and other activities, our students thought like engineers and scientists. It was a great day and I thank our teachers for their creativity.

Some words of wisdom for our Year 12 students (and everyone else!)

“No-one ever reached to excellence in any one art or profession without having passed through the slow and painful process of study and preparation”, Horace, a Roman poet.

Congratulations to:

Ben Minness of Year 10 who has been selected as a member of the NSW Junior Mounted Games team to compete at the 2017 Pony Club Australian Championships in Toowoomba in September.

Malachi Green of Year 8 and his brother Joshua, who graduated from Lakes last year – they are part of the NSW team who will compete in the Australian Open Spearfishing Titles in January at Eden on the far South Coast.

Ashley Pernecker of Year 7 who was placed second in the AICES 13 year old girls 1500m race last week.

Kade Russell of Year 10 who recently represented Lakes Grammar at the State Interschools Snowsports Championships at Perisher Valley. Kade was placed 19th in a strong field of 52 competitors and just missed out on a spot in the Nationals. Kade is now going to train as a Level 1 snowboard instructor.

Mr Michael Hannah







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VW Sponsor

We are pleased to announce that Central Coast Volkswagen will be a Platinum Sponsor of our Spring Fair this year. Central Coast Volkswagen will also sponsor a number of our student activities throughout the year and we are very grateful for their support.

Central Coast Volkswagen, call 4320 0944.

We wish to thank and acknowledge our wonderful school community sponsor



Every now and again in life we experience something that puts a grin on our face that lasts for hours.  A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of attending our school musical where a cast of Year 7 to 11 students brought to life East High.  I saw students dance, who I didn’t know could dance and heard others sing that I previously was unaware had such great pipes.  It was a brilliantly put together show demonstrating what commitment and teamwork could result in.  High School Musical has helped those involved form new friendships too.  Afterwards, I was grinning for days!

This week I attended our Junior School’s Showcase of “Music down through the ages” with every class hitting the stage.  It was a celebration of all things musical from the prehistoric to the present.  Each class brought a unique performance to the stage and worked together to make us laugh, smile, clap and sing along.  Weaving it together were some fantastic MC’s and a dynamic stage-hand or two.  And to bring the house down the staff got their groove on for the finale.  So much joy as a reward for all that hard work and dedication….I am still smiling.

My prayer is that you too may have had a recent experience that put a smile on your face.  Maybe you attended the musical, or showcase or both.  Maybe you were told a good joke, or someone shared with you a heart-warming story or maybe you had a proud parent moment.  Whatever it may have been, these are the moments that help us to remember that we are wired for joy in this world and this joy can sustain us through the tough times.  May you have more of these joy filled moments in the coming weeks.

Bless ya!






On Thursday, 17 August a group of 16 Lakes Grammar students from years 5 to 7 went to the HRIS Middle School Debating Gala Day. The students had an enjoyable day winning 2 of the 4 debates.

Stage 3:

Team 1:

  1. Noah Simon
  2. Boyd Rumbel
  3. Brooke Shorten
  4. Yalkin Shevket

Team 2:

  1. Nathan Wilson
  2. Charlotte Dobson
  3. Finlay Pigot-Irving
  4. Isabelle Adams

Team 3:

  1. Holly Longland
  2. Diluk Adikarim
  3. Tia Palu
  4. Zoila Owais

Stage 4

  1. Alex Voigt
  2. Kasey Young
  3. Jack Blackshaw
  4. Ellie Rudder

Junior Team 2: Isabelle Adams, Nathan Wilson, Finlay Pigot-Irving, Charlotte Dobson

Junior Team 3: Holly Longland, Diluk Adikarim, Tia Palu, Zoila Owais

Mrs Amanda Holland

Gifted and Talented Facilitator K-6


Planning for Spring Fair Open Day on Saturday, 21 October is certainly ramping up and things are now live online.


All Day Ride Passes are ONLY $25 for pre-purchase or $30 on the day. Keep the kids busy all day enjoying the following unlimited rides:

Dodgem Cars
Rocking Tug
Fibreglass Mega Slide
Tea Cups & Saucer
Kidz Gym inflatable
Double Lane Splash Slide
Jumping Castle
Motiv8sports Bubble Soccer

Grab your ride pass now from


Each Year Group has been allocated a stall/activity so if you are able to offer half an hour of your time on the day to volunteer please visit to use the online volunteer sign-up page.


Each year in the lead up to Spring Fair we request donation items from each child to help assist with our Spring Fair preparations. The donation items by class for the Junior School are:

Kinder: KS, KH & KC Bag of wrapped lollies.

Year 1: 1R Pre-packed frosting tubs 1A & 1B Cupcake toppings (choc chip, sprinkles).

Year 2: 2M, 2N & 2S Multipack or single bags of chips.

Year 3: 3B Flag bunting (Kmart), 3J Plastic tablecloths, 3H Pre-packed frosting tubs.

Year 4: 4A, 4S & 4L Plain corn chips.

Year 5: 5D Bag of wrapped chocolates, 5C Bag of wrapped chocolates.

Year 6: 6D, 6L & OC Lucky dip prizes (key rings, note pads, bubbles, pencils).


In the Senior School a BBQ will be held with all proceeds going to Spring Fair preparations.


We would ask that items be brought into school during Week 9 & 10.



We will again run our very popular Monster Cash Raffle with a prize pool of $3,000 cash up for grabs. Every student from K – 12 will be bringing home a book of raffle tickets next week. We ask for your support in selling these tickets as this is a very important part of our fundraising efforts for this major event. And with the large ceiling fans in the School Hall being one of the main projects we are fundraising for this year we will all get to reap the rewards at Speech Day.

We would like to thank our Platinum, Event and Monster Cash Raffle sponsors for their generous support.




It was truly outstanding to witness a community of people all pull together to create a wonderful experience that was Showcase Week. Congratulations again go to all of the students who were involved as cast and to the many staff who took on crew, backstage and front of house roles. The children all played their parts magnificently and were a true credit to themselves. My thanks again go to all of the teachers and parents who dedicated much of their time so willingly to assist in making Showcase the best performance could possibly be.  Particular thanks go to the Showcase Committee for all of their organisation, led by Miss Amanda Lutze, to our many administration staff who gave of their time behind the scenes and to all of our school families for your assistance with the amazing costumes!

Fathers’ Day Stall and Fathers’ Day Breakfast

It was truly a pleasure to celebrate Fathers’ Day once again at Lakes Grammar and a joy to meet so many fathers at the Fathers’ Day Breakfast last Friday. We had a wonderful time together and breakfast was enjoyed by all. It was enjoyable to watch a number of Junior School students enjoying breakfast with their fathers on the morning and to see the excellent performances given by our String Ensemble.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our school families for their support and patronage of the Fathers’ Day Stall this year and to the P & F for their organisation and running of the stall and the breakfast. You did a wonderful job and the work you do so tirelessly for the children are greatly appreciated by all.


Year 5 Camp – Bathurst

Year 5 students returned from their camp at Bathurst last week where they had an enjoyable time of learning through exploring the goldfields and historic mining town at Hill End. Highlights of the trip included venturing on the Skyrail at Katoomba and gold panning in a very full creek at Hill End – with lots of gold to be found! It was a to talk with the children on their return and to hear of the depth and breadth of their learning about the discovery of gold in Australia. I extend my thanks to Mr Johns, Mrs Wallace, Mrs Leslie, Miss Bennet, Mr Price, Mr Crumbley and Peter for their efforts in making this camp run so smoothly.


Our HICES Debating team of Chloe Collins, Liam Lightfoot, Zoila Owais and Kani Lukuta won their semi final recently against Penrith Anglican College. HICES is a statewide debating competition for independent schools. The topic was ‘that mobile devices should be banned in restaurants’ and they were the affirmative. The students now progress through to the final and will debate Central Coast Grammar on Thursday 7 September. 

University of New South Wales/ICAS Medal – Corey Englebrecht

Congratulations to Corey Englebrecht of Year 2 who has been awarded the ICAS Medal as a student with the top score in the Year 2 ICAS Spelling Competition.  Corey will receive his medal and certificate at a special ceremony later in the year.

To give you an idea of the significance of Corey’s achievement, in 2016 over 980,000 entries were received but only 514 students from Australia and 100 students from New Zealand and the Pacific Region were awarded medals for their outstanding achievement. Congratulations to Corey!

Battle of the Schools

Diluk Adikarimudiyanselage and Liam Lightfoot claimed victory in the Final of 101.3SeaFM's Battle of the Schools and won $10,000 for Lakes Grammar. The boys won a heat, semi-final and then the final against St Patrick's Catholic School, East Gosford to win the huge cash prize which was made possible thanks to Red Energy. 

The boys had a massive week having represented Lakes Grammar in both the HICES Debating competition and the HICES Gifted and Talented Camp in Sydney, travelling between the two to fulfill their commitments for Debating and Battle of the Schools.

These boys have represented Lakes Grammar with pride and are wonderful role models for our school community.

We are still seeking input from our students as to how the money could be best used, some of the prize may go towards a new STEM Education Facility that is currently being scoped out as this would be a wonderful addition to our already extensive Junior School offering. 

Operation Christmas Child

The Lakes Grammar Student Representative Council is excited to participate in Operation Christmas Child again this year. This program brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled Christmas boxes. Since 1993, millions of shoe boxes have been packed, shipped, and delivered across the globe. People of all ages can be involved in this simple, hands-on mission project while focusing on the true meaning of Christmas.

A huge thank you to all Junior School families for your generous support of the Mufti Day on Monday 4 September to help to raise funds to assist with the postage of these items overseas.

This will be a great help to us in working towards our goal of completing at least 300 shoeboxes from Lakes Grammar students and their families.

A reminder that each grade has been given a category of gift to bring in.  These gifts should be suitable for children aged between 2 years and 14 years old. We ask that students help to fill these boxes with small items for needy boys and girls. Gifts do not need to be expensive.

To assist you with ideas please use the gift ideas in the letter sent home by Mrs Sharpe and the SRC earlier last week.

Lakes Grammar Habits

The Junior School utilises the learning framework of Lakes Grammar Habits to effectively integrate our Building Learning Power, Positive Behavior for Learning and Virtues programs.

  • Building Learning Power develops the capacity of students for learning, their curiosity, craftsmanship, creativity and collaboration.
  • The Virtues program develops children’s Christian values, moral harmony and moral integrity, including kindness, honesty, trustworthiness, service, empathy and moral courage.
  • Positive Behaviour for Learning develops our student self-regulation and self-awareness to demonstrate respect, responsibility and care for themselves and others.

The Junior School collectively focuses on a Habit each week drawn from one of the three programs whilst concurrently working with students to develop a range of habits and capacities in the day to day life of the school.

Over the next few weeks, we will be focusing on the following concepts. These are also recorded in the Student Diary for each week:

Coming up we are looking at ‘Making Links with Prior Learning – look for connections and patterns’ in Week 9 and ‘No hat, no play’ in Week 10.

Well done to the following students who have demonstrated:

The Lakes Grammar Habit of ‘Capitalising – making good use of all resources for learning in Week 7:

Ryder T, Bronson C, Sara O, Nicholas B, Aiden S, Isla Y, Matilda F, Thomas P, Kenzie M, Dexter R, Josef A, Sage K, Taj F, Isaac D, Lachlan J, Rylee B, Mackensie R, Jack G, Zoe S.

The Lakes Grammar Habit of ‘Self-discipline’ in Week 8:

Elyse C, Max S, Tyler M, Grace M, Phoebe L, Abigail W, Olyver H, Stone P, Liam M, Mekenzie J, Clair W. Stephanie A, Thomas H, Alyce H, Brendan P, Angus D, Anara H, Rhianna F, Tahlia M. 

Mr Will Wallace

Head of Junior School




Book Fair

Thank you to all parents, students and staff that supported our Book Fair this year. It was a huge success and we received $1600 in books and prizes and $1700 to be used in rewards at the Scholastic online store. We look forward to purchasing some wonderful, educational resources to supplement our library.


Mr Danny Summers

Junior School Teacher Librarian



The Junior School celebrated National Science week from 21 – 25 August.  All classes participated in our Growing Gummy Bear challenge.  Students observed, measured and hypothesised about changes to their gummy bears that were in a variety of liquids over three days.

Each class decided upon the liquids that they would use to try to grow their gummy bears the most.  Some of the liquids that were chosen across the school included water, a variety of soft drinks, oil, vinegar, soda water, juice and saline solution. 

Congratulations to 5J who grew their gummy bear the most using soda water.  The gummy bear grew from an initial 2cm long to 5.5cm long in three days. 

Well done to all the classes who participated with enthusiasm.  It was wonderful to see the excitement in the Junior School and to hear the about scientific thinking that occurred during the challenge.

Mrs Emma Smith

Junior School Teacher



On Sunday, 27 August, thirteen students from Lakes Grammar competed in Tournament of Minds Competition. Tournament of Minds is a problem solving program that requires students to complete open-ended challenges. Lakes Grammar was represented in two divisions; one team competed in the Maths and Engineering Division, and one team competed in the Social Sciences division. 

Both teams showed great passion and excitement as they prepared their response to a six week long-term challenge. Each team also undertook a spontaneous challenge on the competition day that was previously unknown to them. Each team was commended for their creative problem-soling approach to these challenges.

All students competed enthusiastically and in the right spirit on the competition day. Both Mr Herbert and Miss Bryson are incredibly proud of their perseverance and dedication. The Lakes Grammar Maths and Engineering team was awarded Honours for their long-term challenge. Well done, Lakes Grammar TOM Team 2017!

Maths and Engineering Team:

Liam Lightfoot – Year  6 OC

Rhianna Fitzmaurice – Year 6

Rohith Srinivas – Year 5

Diluk Adikarimudiyanselage – Year 5 OC

Thomas Anderson – Year 4

Arini Yellamaraju – Year 3

Abigail Brown – Year 3

Social Sciences Team:

Tia Palu – Year 6 OC

Kani Lukuta  -Year 6 OC

Jaydee Lourens – Year 5 OC

Anugraha Babu – Year 5

Hannah Ruzicka – Year 3

Tahlia Allen – Year 3

Miss April Bryson and Mr Brenton Herbert



The Junior HICES Debating team for 2017 have had a very successful year making it through to the Finals rounds. In the finals round the students are given a theme to research and are then given the topic that they will debate on the day. They have a coin toss to decide who will debate in the affirmative or the negative then are given an hour to prepare their debate.

They won their Preliminary Final against Hills Adventist College with the theme of ‘Digital Communications’ and the topic, ‘that the government should provide everyone with free wifi’ arguing in the negative.

They won the Quarter Finals against Macarthur Anglican School on the theme of ‘Home owner’s rights and responsibilities‘ with the topic, ‘It should be the homeowners choice to put a fence around the back yard pool’ arguing in the negative.

They won the Semi Final against Penrith Anglican College with the theme ‘Mobile phone use in public’ with the topic, ‘That restaurants should ban mobile phone use’ debating in the affirmative.

The team will be in the Grand Final on Thursday 7 September at the Teacher’s Federation Building in Surry Hills against Central Coast Grammar.

The HICES Team/squad includes: Chloe Collins, Liam Lightfoot, Kani Lukuta, Zoila Owais, Diluk Adikarim and Noah Simon.

Preliminary Final against Hills Adventist College

Quarter Finals: Diluk Adikarim, Liam Lightfoot, Chloe Collins, Noah Simon

Semi Final against Penrith Anglican College

Mrs Amanda Holland

Gifted and Talented Facilitator K-6


CONGRATULATIONS Liam Lightfoot and Diluk Adikarimudiyanselage who last week won the 101.3SeaFM Battle of the Schools competition.

The boys had to make it through a heat and semi-final to make the final round against St Patrick’s East Gosford. The week of the final was massive for the boys having been involved in a Debating semi-final which they won and a Gifted and Talented camp in Sydney.

The boys won $10,000 prize money for the school which is amazing and planning on what this money could be contributed towards is currently underway and the boys will get to have a little bit of input into what these funds can assist with.

Liam and Diluk are wonderful roles models for our school community and we are very proud of them.


Join us at Motiv8sports Central Coast in the second week of the holidays (4 – 6 October). Our last program was so much fun and we can’t wait to go again in the next school holidays. 3-DAYS of non-stop fun at MEGACAMP 2017.

We only have 100 spots available so make sure you grab your spot now  

This program is unlike anything around so get involved and make sure you tell your friends from outside of Lakes Grammar that Motiv8sports is for everyone.



The annual History event ‘Night at the Museum’ is on again next Thursday, 14 September from 6.00-7.30pm in the Senior School Library.

All students in Year 7-10 will have their major projects on display so please come and join us to celebrate the hard work and achievements of our students.

The evening is always lots of fun with a complimentary photo booth, guessing competition, lucky door prize and historical quiz.


Mrs Fiona Crawford

History Co-ordinator

HSC Drama

This is an extremely busy time for HSC Creative and Performing Arts students.

Miss Newton has recently guided Lakes Grammar’s very first Drama class through their formal performances. The official Board Marking Team was supportive of our students, laughing along with the audience as the ensembles presented their amusing collaborative pieces. Students also had the option of being examined in an individual monologue that demonstrated the student’s unique acting skills, all of which were competently presented.

I had the pleasure of being a part of the Drama Trial and Final Examination audience. The process is fascinating as you are able to watch each performance whilst it is marked.

Miss Newton and her troupe of actors should feel very proud of the progress made over such a short period of time. The CAPA Faculty wishes our Drama students all the very best as the group prepares for their final written examination, next term.

Mrs Hobden

CAPA Co-ordinator


The parents of HSC Visual Arts and Music students were treated to a cultural evening of fine art and entertainment on Wednesday, 30 August. Students presented their final Art body of work and Music performance pieces with flare. Mr Langejans’ class of twelve artists exhibited work that varied from digital photography, sculpture, drawing, painting and video. It was a good opportunity for parents to see all the great artwork before it was packed away for marking. 

Congratulations to Mr Gallen and his Music class on all the hard work that has been invested into the development of such high quality music performances. I’m sure the staff who came to watch felt like they were at a professional Jazz concert. Music students will have a closed final performance examination on 12 September.

We wish all Art and Music students the very best as they study for their final exams. It has been wonderful to watch the Year 12 students grow over the past two years, their creative talents are quite inspirational

Mrs Anne Hobden

CAPA Co-ordinator


Mrs Anne Hobden

CAPA Co-ordinator



Term 4 Swim Program

Last week, a note was sent out regarding our Swim Program at YMCA Tuggerah. Can parents please read the note carefully, completing the swimming ability information attached and return it to school no later than Monday, 11 September to start organisation of notes and buses.

CIS Athletics Carnival  Wednesday, 13 September

We wish the following students the best of luck at the CIS Athletics Carnival next week at Homebush:

Joseph Aad, Zac Barton, Ava-Marie and Keira Carlson, Ella Coombe, Dylan Coyte, Caleb Dunstan, Quinn Flower, Connor Rooke, Noah Simon, Finlay Stewart.

We are sure they will represent HRIS well.

Oz Tag Gala Day Year 3/4  Wednesday, 23 August

Lakes Grammar entered a boys and girls team into the Central Coast Oztag Gala Day . It was wonderful to see some students participate in a school representative capacity for the very first time. The boys played very well in their pool games and the girls were also impressive with 3 straight wins to put them through to the next round. The quarterfinal game was very tough, with the girls hanging on for a tie. Unfortunately, the first team to score a try progressed, which meant that the girls just missed out on moving to the semi finals. Thank you to Mr Dunstan and Mrs Mayall for their coaching and to parents for coming to support the teams. We look forward to returning next year!

Mr Cantor

HRIS Football Gala Day Year 3/4   Tuesday, 29 August

The Year 3/4 Soccer team competed at the annual HRIS Gala Day and consisted of outstanding talent and commitment. The students combined to win 2 out of 3 games in their pool and only narrowly missed out in the quarterfinals going down 2-1. The team clicked in the play offs and ended up with a pleasing result, ranking 5th place out of 16 schools. A very sunny day, packed with quality soccer was enjoyed by students, parents and staff.

Mr Cantor

HRIS Football Gala Day Year 5/6  Tuesday, 29 August

Adamstown was the venue for the Senior A and B soccer teams to battle not only the opposition schools but in the cool conditions. The teams battled hard for six games and at the end all came home victorious as they won their last game! The A team came a creditable 7th and the B team finished 9th.

Mr Lawson

HRIS Netball Gala Day Tuesday, 29 August

Once again this year our wonderful Lakes Grammar netball teams represented our school beautifully at the HRIS Netball championships in Newcastle last Tuesday. As a result of the depth of our netball talent Lakes Grammar teams competed in all three divisions.  All teams competed with effort and enthusiasm throughout the day and all teams finished in the top 10 in their respective divisions. A marvellous result and a credit to the energy and determination of all players. Our Senior A team  finished the championship in third place.

Congratulations to all teams on their outstanding behaviour positive attitude and sportsmanship. It was a privilege to be involved with such a wonderful netball squad.

Thank you to all our wonderful coaches, umpires and supporters for helping to make the day such a successful and enjoyable experience.

Thank you to all our netballers for representing our school and our sport such a positive way.

Mrs Le Ray

Tuesday Sports Uniform – Reminder…

Just a reminder that full sports uniform must be worn on Tuesdays for sport i.e. hat, white sport shirt, white coloured joggers (no fluro colours), school sport shorts and socks. It is strongly advisable to have a water bottle as well. 

HRIS / CIS Representation (5/6 only)

Once again, there are many opportunities for our Year 5/6 boys and girls to represent HRIS or CIS. Students who already compete at a representative level are encouraged to trial for that particular sport. A term timetable is placed in the JS Sports noticeboard with upcoming events. Please also check regularly the following websites for further information: 

Please note: if your child is selected for a HRIS team (such as X Country, swimming, etc.), then they can purchase a polo HRIS shirt from the school. They are $33 each. Please see Mr Summers for more details.

If your child is nominated or successful in representing HRIS at a CIS event, then a $23.36 nomination fee will be applied to your account in due course.


Mr Danny Summers

K-6 Assistant Sports Co-ordinator


AICES Athletics Championships

The following students represented our school fantastically in the AICES Athletics Championships on Wednesday, 30th August, many of our competitors making through to the NSW CIS Championships to be held at Sydney Olympic Park on Wednesday, 20 September.

Jackson Barnes – 14 Boys

4th 200m

13th High Jump


Jeremy Beale – 14 Boys

4th 800m

6th 400m


Nicholas Bignall – 15 Boys

4th Javelin

2nd Shot Put

1st Discus


Blair Evans – 13 Boys

10th Discus


Olivia Glanville – 16 Girls

2nd 800m


Madeline James – 16 Girls

7th Discus


Anna McKechnie – 13 Girls

1st High Jump

4th Triple Jump

3rd Long Jump


Jezebel Navusolo – 15 Girls

2nd 200m

1st Long Jump

3rd 100m

1st Triple Jump


Ashley Pernecker – 14 Girls

3rd - 300m

2nd – 800m

2nd – 1500m

3rd – High Jump

3rd – 400m


Ellie Rudder – 14 Girls

3rd –  Discus

7th – Shot Put

3rd – Javelin


Eric Weber – 17 Boys

4th – Shot Put

7th - Javelin

Many of the above students had a busy day and we are very proud of their efforts and wish those progressing to NSW CIS Championships best of luck.


Central Coast Oztag Gala day

Our Year 9/10 and 11/12 Oztag tag teams competed in the Central Coast Oztag Gala day on Monday, 28 August. For many of our students it was their first time playing competitive Oztag and they improved with every game. Our Year 11/12 boys finished 2nd in their pool just missing out on the final series, as did our 9/10 girls. All students enjoyed the experience and learnt a lot from the day. It was a positive atmosphere with schools from all over the Central Coast competing.

Tim Manner Shield – Rugby League

After our success again in Rugby League 7’s this year we had an open boys team compete in the Tim Manner Shield Rugby League 9’s competition hosted by the NRL and open to all Independent schools in NSW. Our boys were a class above the field and won all their games convincingly. They were crowned Champions again in 2017 after taking out the equivalent last year in the 15’s age division. These boys have developed a strong bond with each other and their effort and attitude is outstanding. Congratulations boys.

Lakes Grammar Gems Netball Club

We have 3 teams through to the grand finals this weekend.

13C Opals Bianca Jolly, Ellah Ross, Ash Paramunsee, Juliet Ridgewell, Dearne Peachey, Gemma Lloyd proudly coached by Racquel Jolly.

Junior 2 Kryptonites  Mackenzie Jolly, Caitlin Park, Emily Riches, Hannah Eadie

Cadet 2 Jades Skye Collier

We wish these teams and students best of luck.

Upcoming sporting competitions include:

  • Wednesday, 20 September – CIS Athletics Championships
  • Tuesday, 10 October - HRIS 15’s Tennis Championships
  • Thursday, 12 October – Bishop Tyrell Gala Day
  • Friday, 13 October – HRIS Golf
  • Thursday, 19 October – HRIS Softball Gala/Trials (girls)
  • Tuesday, 24 October – HRIS Touch Football Gala Day (15’s)
  • Friday, 3 November – HRIS Touch Football gala Day (opens)

Upcoming School team trials include:

  • Cricket
  • Touch Football
  • Softball
  • Tennis

Please see Mr Beecroft if you are interested in these sports.

Mr Darren Beecroft

Senior School Sports Co-ordinator


Lakes Grammar Snow Sport

Congratulations to Kade Russell who competed in BaorderX at the State Interschool Snowsports Championships in late August.

He was up against 52 very strong competitors. Kade placed 19th, which is an exceptional result!

Well done Kade on this amazing achievement!

Mrs Salina Mayall

Snowsport Co-ordinator



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