Secondary Sports Highlights
Arden recently achieved a long held goal of becoming Champion HZSA School for Secondary for the Summer Sports season. A thrilled Mrs Jenny Lee, Head of Sport, shared: “We reached our goal! I am proud of our students as they have learnt the importance of participation, perseverance and commitment.” Highlights included the Junior Girls Hockey team winning their competition and the Senior Girls Touch Football and Junior Boys Indoor Cricket teams were runners-up. Other teams placed 3rd which was an outstanding achievement.
Sport at Arden is well supported by staff, students and parents. Staff encourage student’s involvement as they understand the benefits of co- curricular activities as well as academic pursuits as part of a well-rounded education. The beginning of the year is always a busy time for Sport, with Swimming Carnivals, Cross Country Carnivals and also the Summer HZSA Sport.
The Swimming Carnival was a great event with a very high level of participation and enthusiastic House spirit, Birnam was the winning House on the day. A large Swimming Squad represented Arden at the HZSA Swimming Carnival. Arden finished 3rd overall.
A number of our students received their AICES colours in assembly for their elite sporting achievements in 2016. These students were part of an Open AICES (Association of Co-Independent Schools) teams:
- Ella Cliff – Colours and Honours (Cross Country) Honours – as she represented NSWCIS
- Zachary Samuels – Colours (Athletics)
- Brooke Matheson – Colours (Athletics)
- Justin McLean – Colours (Swimming)
Individual Sporting Achievements
This term we have had three students represent Arden in individual sports.
Mountain Bike Riding: Will Richards (Year 10) was successful at the All Schools Mountain Bike Championship in Thredbo.
Fencing: Sebastian Wiltshire (Year 11) competed in the NSW Fencing Association Season Opener competitor in the Open category and came 12th.
Rowing:Rachael Egan (Year 12) competed in the exciting NSW School Girls Head of the River at Penrith. Rachael placed 7th in her heat in the Senior Single 2000m scull event, an excellent result in this gruelling event.