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East Gippsland Basketball

East Gippsland Basketball


Year 7-10 Girls team:

We did really well seeing as though we had one training session before hand, we will train up and get them next time. We lost both games but scored 4 points against Lakes Entrance. If we train for next year we could be a real threat to the other teams and they won’t know what has hit them. #droppingbasketssince1998


Year 9/10 Boys team:

The boys did very well against tough opposition, especially considering we only had one training session. Our opponent forfeited the first game, so we had a practice match with the year 7s. In the second game we lost to a fairly good Nagle team but did manage to score some points. With some practice this team could be really good and might be a threat for the title next year.


Yr 7/8 Boys team: We had three grade 7/8 boys it was really hard as some were sick and some pulled out, but luckily we had two year 9s and won two games one was the Lakes Entrance and the other wasn’t there because they didn’t show up, but we also loss to Nagle. There score was 10 points and ours was 6 points, it was rough but we had fun and got to see the other teams play and go to have Subway, McDonald’s, and Peppers. So us grade 7/8s had fun and we’d like to do it again sometime and play

more basketball games.


Tyson: Dropping some baskets


Harry: we fly as one   BAKKAAARRRR #qualitybanterfeatbezza #cheekynandoswiththelads

Mitch: Nagle is annoying.

Archie: It was a fun day. Next year we will win.

Malakai: We did our best and maybe next time we’ll be dunking some more hoops

Brodie: It was heaps of fun playing Bball with Tyrone, next year we will dominate

Laurel: Really fun day. Everyone did really well. We will win next year and we will beat Nagle. BAKKKKKAAAARRRR

Jacqueline: It was a really fun day, everyone played really really well and hope to do it again next year. Go Pelicans!!!

Hannah: Such a great experience getting to play a different sport, Mr Berry was an awesome coach!

Jacob: “It doesn’t matter if they’re behemoths, no shut up Archie. It doesn’t matter because we can’t lose no matter what. We always win in spirit.

Rhys: Playing against Naegle made me realise how much harder I have to practice if I ever want to compete on their level. Sure it was demoralising, but how else can you learn how far you have to go and how hard you have to try.

On behalf of Bailey: Bailey hit a 3 point play (foul 2 pts, then hit the free throw), then a 2 pointer, to top score with 5 pts in one game. Awesome!


– Mallacoota P-12 Basketball teams.

East Gippsland Basketball

Mallacoota P-12 College Athletics Carnival

On Thursday the 30th of July Mallacoota P-12 College held their annual Athletics Carnival. The weather was perfect. Students went all out in their costumes with many donning superhero outfits. This was wholly student driven by the Secondary and Primary house captains. It really brought an air of celebration to the day.
Cann River and Noorinbee joined us at 10.15am and we moved straight into the Prep-2s social 100m events. Supported by the Secondaries these little people ran their hearts out. The P-2 social student participated with the 17+ and 16+ students all day. It was great to see the impact students at both ends of their schooling had on one another.
The primaries and secondaries ran through the field events giving their best. Students competed in long jump, triple jump, high jump, shot put, discus and javelin (sec. only). We had the most amount of students competing (in a friendly and sociable way) that I have seen.
The students who were not competing did a fantastic job participating and assisting with the running of the day. One senior staff member mentioned that it was the best non-competing participation she had ever seen. These students also gained a number of points for their houses. Awesome job!
Thanks to:
Parents and Staff who assisted and with the running of the day.
Parent supporters who came down
Don Ashby (awesome) who set up a fantastic speaker system.
Cann and Noorinbee primary schools for making the journey.
All the students who assisted the running of the event, without you it wouldn’t be possible.
The VET Sport and Recreation students who set up the field.
Kathy who assisted with the organisation
Finally thank you to our student leaders:
– School Captain: Haydn
– Secondary House Captains: Alanna, Steven, Luci, Brodie, Kahli
– Primary House Captains: Rass, Ashley, Sarah, Tahlia, Natasha

Simon Berry

2015 Swifts-Coota Cup

On Wednesday the 22nd of July secondary students from year 7-12 travelled to Swifts Creek for our annual Swifts- Coota cup tournament. We left from Mallacoota at lunch time with our wonderful chauffers Mr Berry and Mrs Scott.

When we arrived at Swifts Creek P-12 we unpacked the bus before meeting the Swifts Creek students and teachers. This was followed by dinner and a night filled with fun games, laughter and interaction with kids from Swifts. We settled down and set up our sleeping arrangements before hitting the sack for a big day ahead.

On Thursday we woke up bright and early ready for the day’s events. We packed up and loaded the busses for home before having a big breakfast outside with the company of the Swifts students and teachers. The day provided us with some glorious weather with the sun shining and no wind evident. After breakfast the year 7/8/9 girls played their first game of Netball to kick off the day. With some competitive competition by Swifts, they came out on top with a score of 7-1. The Coota girls held their heads high and managed to get a score on the board. Well done to the 7/8/9 netball teams.

Next up was the 10/11/12 girls also playing netball, with a motivational talk from Mrs Scott, Mr Berry and other students we managed to score the first goal of the match, which was a good start! With skill experience and knowledge taking over the field, the Swifts goals came back quickly and efficiently with a very impressive end score of 13-6. Well done both teams on your great sportsmanship and cooperation.

Up next to take their turn was the boys AFL game, with Swifts having the home ground advantage and Coota a few numbers down. To even it up Swifts gave us a few home players to borrow for the match. Everyone played really well, with Coota winning at one stage but taken over by swifts later on it was a close match with Swifts taking the win by only a few points.

To wrap the sports part of the day a fun game of mixed speed ball was played. With Swifts and Coota working together against another team it was a great way to end the tournament.

We had a small presentation to give back the cup to Swifts after their wins in netball and footy. The Mallacoota and Swifts Creek house captains ran the presentation, thanking and highlighting a favourite part of the tournament to the fellow peers.

To end the day before Mallacoota’s trek home, Swifts Creek put up a good BBQ lunch for all the students. It was a great way to continue and mingle with students from the other school, broadening our peer group, and developing new friendships.

Well done to all the students who came and participated in any of the activities during our trip to Swifts, and an even huger thank you from all the students to Kathy Scott and Simon Berry for helping organise and taking time out to drive us to swifts creek. Also a big thank you to Swifts Creek P-12 College for hosting us and looking after us very well. Looking forward to next year!

By Brodie, Haydn, Luci and Kahli.

Gippsland Cross Country
On Thursday the 18th of June 3 of our running champions competed in the Gippsland regional cross country.
Students did a fantastic job competing in cold and wet conditions to represent our school and East Gippsland. A huge congratulation to all.
Report from Tracy.
“The students did our school proud. Well behaved and polite as usual. Each one waited to shake hands with their fellow competitors, even Talia sought out others in her event to congratulate them after finishing at the tail of the field. It was freezing cold and drizzly, so the run was a considerable challenge. Talia finished close within the end pack, Rowan came in 40th, and Bowan finished 11th.”
A huge thank you to the Morris’ for taking Talia down and to Tracy for taking Rowan and Bowan. Thanks as well to Ian Berry for the farm accommodation.

Gippsland Cross Country

East Gippsland Netball and Soccer – 2015
Netball Summary:
On the 16th of June 10 netball 7-11 students travelled up to Bairnsdale to complete in a netball round robin. While everyone we versed had years of experience playing netball we were chucked in the deep end on every having the change to play netball at these events. So considering the circumstances we played extremely well and improved in each and every game. We went in with a positive attitude to work as a team and have some fun and come out with excitement and happiness about the way we played and our team work which was shown in our play. We scored more goals then we have before which gave us a boost to continue trying as hard as we could. Overall the girls did extremely well and we look forward to next year. Go Pelicans!
– Haydn and Brodie

Soccer Summary:
The school soccer took place in Bairnsdale on Tuesday the 18th of June. There was heaps of positive energy on the bus and we were all pretty pumped. Our first game against Nagle, the result was 4-0 in their favour. But the lads did really well and like usual we tried our hardest and didn’t let each other down. Our next game against Cann River and thanks to a beautiful hatrick to the renowned centre mid and high draft pick Harry we won 4-0 with a goal from Kelby as well. Bryce and I were really proud of the boys, especially Bailey and Mitchell who had never played. “Bacawaaa!”
– Harry and Bryce

Student Reflections:
Envy – “Netball was heaps of fun! All the girls tried their best and we showed a good fight to get the ball. Subway cookies are to die for”
Bryce P – “I had two touches in goal”
Demi – “Barkaaaa”
Emma – “Netball was really great fun even if we didn’t win. The team has improved a lot since last year and everyone did a great job”
Haydn – “Well done to all the girls it was a fantastic day. All the girls got out there and had a blast and tried their hardest. We could definitely see the improvement throughout the matches. Go Pelicans!”
Mikey – “I had lots of fun playing soccer”
Archie – “Everyone did well. Next year we will beat Nagle”
Kelby – “Yea, I kicked a goal”
Mitchell – “It was frikin’ crazy”
Noah – “Stood up against Nagle, was great”
Harry – “Leading the school in goal kicking, what up”
Rene – “It was fun beating Cann River”
Brodie – “I had heaps of fun playing netball and seeing improvement throughout our game”
Hannah – “Netball was a blast, we may not have won but we definitely had a huge improvement from last year”
Jacqueline – “Netball was lots of fun, it was great seeing some old mates. All the girls did a fantastic job and tried their best”.
Belle – “Netball was a good day off school and there was a massive improvement from last year, we got at least two goals per game which was a win for us”
Laurel – “Netball was so much fun even though I didn’t play. Such a good day. We didn’t win but we improved in every match.
Jorja – “Netball was so much fun! Everyone tried their best and we scored a couple of goals every match! It was a great day.

Keely and I were extremely proud of the student’s effort and behaviour. They had a real crack and improved a lot throughout the day. And had probably too much fun, as was evidenced by them singing the bus into Mallacoota. Thanks to the parents who supported the excursion.

– Simon Berry

Mallacoota P-12 College State Surfing Titles 2015

On the 29th of April, 7 secondary students (Alanna, Hannah, Chiara, Brodie, Tom, Michael and Noah) from Mallacoota P-12 College left for Torquay to compete in the annual State surfing titles. On Friday the 1st, we competed in the teams event against other public schools in Victoria. Mallacoota came 6th overall in the team events. The Singles titles were on Saturday and Sunday. Noah, Tom and Brodie all competed in the singles titles. Noah and Tom did really well against the level of competition in their heats. Meanwhile Brodie came 2nd in the Under 19s girls final. Over all it was a great experience, so thankyou to Mr Berry for organising; Kathy and Marty Scott for driving us there and back.

Michael: The trip was such a great experience. It was really good surfing different breaks that we hadn’t surfed before, as well as visiting renowned breaks like Bells and Bird-rock. But the highlight for me would have to of been the Rip curl outlet store, such good bargains!

Brodie: I had a really great time surfing and finding new waves at a different break and surfing with the great group of people who I travelled down with. The competition probably wasn’t my favourite bit of the camp but the free surfs were wicked. I look forward to next year!

Hannah: I had heaps of fun on the trip surfing new breaks and shopping. Hanging out with everyone on the trip was a blast as well.
I thought the whole trip was so much fun and a great experience.

Alanna: I dint want to leave! I’m so thankful that I got to share and experience the magic of Torquay with all these energetic motivated sea monkeys. A huge thankyou to Kathy and Marty Scott for making the trip so warm and homely.

Tom: it was so much fun. I liked the free surf at 13th beach. That could not of happened without Mr berry, Kathy, Marty, all the sponsors, parents and the students that went. Thanks

Chiara: The trip was really fun and I had a lot of fun even though I didn’t surf much it was still a pretty good experience , and I am sure everyone else had a great time . I can’t wait to do it again next year .

Noah : I had fun surfs, and met up with some friends from different places, and had the best souvlaki of my life. All round it was  great fun.

A huge thankyou to all our local sponsors, with your support we were able to attend…and come 6th in the State. Thanks a lot!



Mallacoota IGA

Mallacoota Bakery

Café 54

Crojingalong Cafe

Surf Shack

Mallacoota Board Riders

Mallacoota Real Estate

Herrils Waxing

Mallacoota Hotel/Motel

Mallacoota Foodworks

Wilderness coast sea foods




Mallacoota P-12 College 2015 Cross Country

What a fantastically cool, clear cross country day. And what a track. Probably the truest cross country track I have ever seen. On Friday the 15th of May all students from Prep – 12 threw in 110% (yes I know that’s technically impossible, but it is a commonly used sporting phrase) effort!

The track was around the back end Caravan Park before heading into the bush near the cut off stump, running to Bastion Point and back, around Mortimers Paddock, past the log cabins, through the bush, over a mighty river, for an inspirational finish across the oval to the goals.

The events ran were:
• 5km race for the 16, 17, and open boys (plus Brodie and Hannah, great work girls!!)
• 3km race for the 11-open girls and 11-15 boys
• 2km race for the two-three’s boys and girls
• 500m race for the preps-ones

Students sprinted, jogged, or walked in high spirits. It was great to have such a fun and positive atmosphere, hopefully encouraging lifelong physical activity. The winners on the day were every student who participated and helped out. Once again we had many students who participated by helping run the event. What a team.

Points were as follows:
Points Bastion Gabo
Running 198 476
Cheering 70 10
Event managers 180 60
Total 448 546

Results were once again close. Gabo taking out the event 546-448 Congratulations. For the race results and awesome colour photos see below, our web or Facebook page.

Thank you to the East Gippsland Shire Caravan Park for allowing us use of the back end of their park. Massive thanks to all the families and friends we had supporting the students. Thanks to all the teacher and student volunteers who made the running of this event possible. Lastly but defiantly not least, thank you to the students. Your positivity was fantastic.

– Simon Berry and Kathy Scott

Dist. Event Name
500m Prep-1s Boys Kalani – Finn
500m Prep-1s Girls Winter – Kyra
1km 2-3s Boys Hugo
1km 2-3 Girls Ocean
2km Under 9 Boys Heath
2km Under 9 Girls Rosie
2km Under 10 Boys Isaac
2km Under 10 Girls Hope
3km Under 11 Boys Taj
3km Under 11 Girls Emma
3km Under 12/13 Boys (End Pri) Ras
3km Under 12/13 Girls (End Pri) Issy
3km Under 13 Boys Rene
3km Under 13 Girls Jorja
3km Under 14 Boys Bailey
3km Under 14 Girls Chelsea
3km Under 15 Boys Bowan
3km Under 15 Girls Envy/Kelsy
5km Under 16 Boys Max/Tom/Tyson
3km Under 16 Girls
5km Under 17 Girls Hannah
3km Under 17 Girls Haydn
5km Open Boys Bryce
5km Open Girls Brodie