Merewether High School

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Swimming Carnival

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Our school community recently held its annual Swimming Carnival.


Our school community recently held its annual Swimming Carnival. The overall success of the carnival was greatly due to the contributions of every student, whether it was participating in events or cheering on fellow competitors.

The competitive nature of the carnival was on full display as each house vied for the honours of being school champions. Ultimately it was Richards who took out the title, led by house captains Amber Xavier and Kelsey Van Eldik. Baartz came second followed by Norris and Jensen. The battle for each age champion was very close and there was even a tie for the 17+ girls champion between Jensen house captain Ava Jankovic and Richards house captain Kelsey Van Eldik. School captain Sam Bloomfield took out the 17+ boys age champion. The champions for the other age groups were:

  • 16 Girls > Xanthe Calov
  • 16 Boys >Huw Bloomfield
  • 15 Girls > Chelsea Lange
  • 15 Boys > Kevin Tan
  • 14 Girls > Lincoln Catchpole
  • 14 Boys > Lincoln Catchpole
  • 13 Girls > May Robertson & Penny Vogt
  • 13 Boys > Jake McGregor
  • 12 Girls > Lillian Zhao-Wilson
  • 12 Boys > Teo Bendinelli

Gift Winners: Alice Spadari & Huw Bloomfield

It was also excellent to see those who weren't swimming competitively participate in novelty events including the ball scramble, kick board, tire relays and waterpolo to score points for their houses. Even non-swimmers enjoyed the day by dressing up in house colours and playing card games by the pool as they cheered on their peers.

Year 12 celebrated their last ever swimming carnival with a final lap of the pool on inflatables. It was great to see everyone representing their respective house and participating with passion. We would like to say a big thank you to Mr Sutton the PDHPE team and all of the staff that gave up their time to make sure the carnival went ahead as planned. Regards, Yue Han Leong, Norris House Captain.

As part of the school's World's Greatest Shave campaign, the prefects also ran a BBQ. Many other Year 12's assisted with BBQ duties, as well as walking around with donation buckets. Selling sausages sandwiches and vegetarian patties, we raised a total profit of over $900!!! This has been one of our most successful fundraising events, bringing our total to over $25,000!!! Big thank you to all students and teachers who supported us at the carnival and who continue to support us throughout this campaign. Regards, Sam Bottom, Prefect.