27 November 2017

Boys' Achievements

The annual Alliance Française exams mirror the WACE Year 11 and 12 French courses, and are always more demanding. They are sat in July across WA by around 1000 pupils each year and all of our Year 11 and 12 French students participate. This year three boys excelled, receiving a "très bien" commendation, and Drummond Orr (Year 12, Ferguson) was subsequently called to the final round of oral interviews, which puts him in the top 2% of the participants. (Vaughan Chin (Year 12 Leaver, Ferguson) and Hugo Palmer (Year 12 Leaver, Brisbane) are part of our departed Year 12 group).

Jim Cameron (Year 12, Ferguson) was selected to umpire at the U13 National hockey championships held in Darwin during the holidays. Jim was also awarded the "Alex Brazier Cup" for Outstanding WA Junior Hockey Umpire 2015.

Lachlan Mackenzie (Year 12, Anderson) has been selected in the School Sport Australia Team to travel to South Africa and Sydney to compete in the South African Interprovincial Tournament, the International Test Series v South Africa and the International Test Series v New Zealand?

Alexander Allcock (Year 12, Cameron) won the open mens golf Club Championship at Lake Karrinyup Country Club in a 36 hole match play tournament. Alex now holds both the Junior and Open Mens' titles in the same year. Alex was one shot behind the leader going into the final 18 holes but came out after lunch to birdie holes 1, 3, 4 and 5 to build a lead that proved insurmountable.

Yuelin Shen (Year 11, Brisbane) achieved a perfect score on the Australian Intermediate Mathematics Olympiad. Yuelin's perfect score on this paper places him amongst the best in Australia for his age group. Yuelin has now been invited to the Australian Mathematics Trust School of Excellence which is an intense 10-day school held at a Melbourne University in early December. Yuelin will also be receiving a Special WA Mathematical Olympiad Committee Award at the Western Australian Junior Olympiad tomorrow at UWA.

Hugh Edwards (Year 10, St Andrews) has been selected in the U15 Junior Gold Rugby squad that will represent WA in the National Titles in March next year.

Race Around Rottnest - Saturday 17 October

It is a fantastic event that is challenging and fun. The legs are:

Swim - 1km

Cycle - 16.5km offroad

Run - 7km offroad

Paddle - 2.5km

From a field of 52 teams in this race category:

The "Rockstars" team comprising Oliver Benson (Year 11, Ross) and 2 CCGS boys won the Open Adventure Short Race in a time of 1:44:26:29.

The "COD Boys" team comprising Year 12 boys Angus Grant (Brisbane), Lukas Finn (Cameron), Benjamin Somes (Cameron) and Harrison Banfield (Cameron) came 14th in a time of 2:11:28:17.