Sports Day 2024

On Monday, 18th March, 2024, we held our annual Sports Day. The four houses named after famous poets and authors: Gilmore (Yellow), Wright (Red), Lawson (Blue) and Thiele (Green) competed for the “Dean Stringer House Shield.” In honour of Dean’s contribution to the Modbury High School community, the shield was awarded to the winning house.  

Differing to the past we had to postpone the event due to hot weather not once but twice in order to get it in prior to the Vista Athletics Carnival also not being helped with NAPLAN testing being forced into the mix. This meant a very busy few weeks in planning, organising and reorganising at Modbury High School at least we were able to get the heats, and the Fun Run done during week 6. The planning culminated in the successful execution of the event as staff and students worked tirelessly, into the twilight hours and before the break of dawn, to ensure every detail was thoroughly attended to. 

The anticipation was evident as students eagerly congregated before the early 7:30am start, their house banners displayed proudly, the cracking sound of clappers signaling the commencement of a day filled with athletic prowess and camaraderie. From the onset, longstanding athletic records were broken through the competitors' determination, a great atmosphere and energy reverberated throughout the grounds. 

The traditional opening ceremony featured the popular “Modbury High School Flame Relay.” The year 12 House Captains' sporting achievements were highlighted whilst proudly modelling their team shirts and carrying an Olympic-style torch around the track before the symbolic lighting of the cauldron by last year’s winning captains of Gilmore. Mr. Schiller, the announcer for the day was heard describing intense competition, great sportsmanship, and the occasional joke. 

The feeling of teamwork and cohesion with an air of competition provided proof of the benefits of Sports Days. The high level of participation, enthusiasm, and teamwork of both students and staff demonstrated a strong commitment to the schools’ values and a obvious level of support for their house teams.   

Mr. Karl Read's 'F1 in schools' team provided food and drink options which was a great fundraiser for their upcoming International and National competitions. Mrs Terriann Dearden preserved the day's memorable moments through numerous of captivating snapshots, ensuring that this Sports Day memories would endure for years to come.  

Mr. Brendan Schiller provided a vibrant running commentary of the day. Many exciting races took place, in particular, the 100-meter finals.  Students and parent supporters lined the track cheering and encouraged the athletes. Many strong performances were recorded throughout the day, with many records broken.  

A special mention goes to all the new record holders with 13 records broken on the day – 6 of which from one student Kelly McInerney in year 7. Other strong performances included Sydney Pocock (10 Girls) who recorded 85 Points (105) in the old system. Kade Monteleone (10 Boys) coming back from recent injury scored 68 Points While Jade Pelton dominated the year 12 Girls and scored 69 points. The complete list of winners and new records can be seen in the records table below.   

The day's festivities reached its climax with the eagerly anticipated 'Staff versus House Captains relay,' a spectacle synonymous with excitement. The staff once again won back their crown with a convincing victory.  

The competition from all houses was relatively strong throughout day. Thiele unfortunately lost some key competitors and found themselves back in fourth place. Wright were the surprising movers of the day finishing second by just 3 points over Lawson with Gilmores family legacies still proving to be too strong to overcome with the Gilmore Captains accepting the Stringer Shield and trophy proudly  

As the dust settled on an exhilarating day of competition and camaraderie, heartfelt gratitude was extended to all who made valuable contributions to the day. While all participants were deemed winners in their own right, special accolades were reserved for the classes and individuals who emerged triumphant in their respective competitions. 

Whilst all who took part can be viewed as winners, special congratulations go to the classes and individuals who won their respective competitions. Well done to all! We look forward to a strong showing in the upcoming Vista and SSSA athletics carnivals. Eager to give it our best and show the other A Grade schools what Modbury High is made of. 

Modbury High School’s annual ‘Fun Run’ was held this year on Tuesday 5th March 2024. The Fun Run is used as a lead into Sports Day and gives all students the opportunity to participate to earn athletic points for their house. 

The weather was a little warmer this year leading into a heat wave. Although that didn’t deter too many runners as we saw better numbers participating this year. Although a few succumbed to the heat there were still some athletes achieving some great times. Others decided to take a more leisurely approach as the weather took its toll.

Those who did participate put in a great effort to secure some vital points for their houses. Most did very well to complete the 3km course for year 8 and year 9 and the 4km course for year 10 to year 12. As in previous years an excellent turn out by year 7 and 8 students, and always looking for more senior students to show the way. Congratulations to each of the year level winners and placegetters.

Mr Brendan Schiller
Sports Coordinator

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