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The 2014 Scotch Oakburn Senior Firsts and Seconds netball
season commenced with great enthusiasm in pre-season
training. Given that the squad was comprised of some fairly
young members, it became obvious that hard work was the key
to developing our skills in the hope of obtaining premierships.
Scotch Oakburn has had success in netball over previous years
and the girls were more determined than ever to repeat history.
The Senior Firsts Netball Team had a strong group for
season 2014, with their main aim being to secure the third
state final victory in a row. Coming back for a third season
in the Firsts were Georgie Briggs and Dana Lester, who were
joined last year in the team by Sarah Stuart, Hannah Goddard
and Jordan Holloway-Clarke. Jess Field and Chloë Yates had
stepped up from last year’s Senior Seconds with Phoebe Baker.
The girls worked hard in the pre-season under the guidance
of the new Senior coaches Mrs Kate Lawrence and Nicole
Manshanden, to ensure they were firing for the first game.
And came out firing they did, defeating St. Brendans-Shaw
59-31 in the opening match, highlighting their ability to play as
a team, then going on to win the next four games.
After finishing the season on top of the ladder, and earning
the right to host the Northern Final, the team faced up to
a determined St. Patrick’s College side that went hard for
every ball. The girls pulled together as a team once again, and
through great defensive pressure, managed to come out on
top, winning the NSATIS final 41-37.
The team then travelled down to Hobart to play in the SATIS
final. The girls started off strongly with a convincing lead at
quarter time that St. Mary’s College were never able to bring
back. Senior Firsts were victorious with the final score being
46-26, making them back-to-back-to-back Premiers.
The Senior Seconds welcomed many girls making their
senior netball debut. The girls knew that they had to work
diligently to incorporate each new member into the team.
A strong midcourt led by Paige Kroon, Jess Cowan and
Rhianna Lovegrove allowed for an easy feed to the shooting
combinations of Madeline Frost, Jessie Healey and Ashley Daly.
Our key defenders Montana White, Laura House and Bridgett
James, all worked hard to limit the opposition’s goals. The girls
fought their way into the Northern final, but unfortunately
could not secure a win, losing to St Patrick’s College. All of the
girls should be congratulated on their efforts throughout the
season, and their conduct both on and off the court.
Scotch Oakburn’s participation in the Northern High Schools
roster was a great success, having a number of teams make
finals. In the Year 11/12 competition, Scotch Oakburn had both
Year 11/12 Blue and Year 11/12 Maroon teams compete against
one another in the Grand Final. Year 11/12 Blue, coached by
Nicole and Lou Williams were successful on the day, winning
the match 23-16.
Similarly, the Year 7 netball was a great success in 2014, with
the Year 7 Firsts making the grand final, unfortunately going
down to St. Patrick’s College by five goals. The Year 7 Seconds
Blue coached by Anna MacDonald also made it to the grand
final, winning 21-16.
We would like to thank all the coaches and umpires who
assisted in this year’s season, and acknowledge their hard work
and dedication. Similarly, the efforts put in by Miss Yvette Hines
this year is greatly appreciated and we would like to thank her
for organising and supporting us.
We would also like to thank all the girls for their participation
this season and congratulate them on their achievements.
Everybody has made our year as Co-Captains so rewarding and
we wish you the best of luck for the future in Scotch Oakburn
Georgie Briggs and Ashley Daley
Public Speaking Team
NSATIS Firsts Final. Back row: Kate Lawrence (coach), Jordan Holloway-Clarke,
Chloë Yates, Sarah Stuart, Phoebe Baller, Hannah Goddard. Front row: Jessica Field,
Georgie Briggs, Dana Lester.
Louise Barnett and Claire Schouten
Jessica Field, Georgie Briggs, Phoebe
Baker and Sarah Stuart
Bridgett James and Montana White
Year 7 Netball
Sophie Jones and Tarnith Kelly
Scotch Oakburn College students showed the strength of
our public speaking program with seven students taking part in
State Finals and two earning the right to participate at National
Our representatives in the Lions Youth of the Year
were Skye Ranicar, Meredith Hodson, Tarnith Kelly, Louise
Barnett, Clare Schouten, Sophie Jones and Charles Headlam.
The students were assessed on their general knowledge,
community involvement, academic results, cultural and sporting
achievements, speaking and leadership skills. The students were
interviewed and then presented two impromptu responses
and a five minute prepared speech. We can be very proud of
the way that all of our students acquitted themselves. Skye,
Sophie and Charles won their respective club finals and Sophie
and Charles were very worthy state finalists after winning their
regional finals. As a result of their efforts, Charles was invited to
present the Dawn Anzac Day Address and Sophie the address
at the 11am Anzac Day service.
Scotch Oakburn students hosted the Regional and
State Finals of Rostrum Voice of Youth. Zara De Jersey and
YaYa MacKeddie participated in the junior final and Laura
McCallumSmith and Sophie Jones the senior final. YaYa and
Sophie were selected as State Finalists with Sophie winning her
section and being a very worthy National Finalist in Adelaide.
David Hodson, Annabelle Jones and Zara De Jersey spoke
with great sincerity in the Legacy Junior Public Speaking
Award State Final. David won the State Final and represented
Tasmania in the National Final in Townsville in November.
The confidence gained was a valuable reward for those who
were prepared to invest time and energy into the preparation
and presentation of their ideas. It was a privilege for the
members of the audience to listen to such talented speakers.
Louise Barnett (Year 12) and Yasmin De Jersey (Year 10)
represented the College at the state finals of the Evatt
Trophy Competition. Having negotiated their way through
the preliminary and regional finals rounds, Louise and Yasmin
participated alongside students from fourteen other colleges
from around Tasmania. In this prestigious competition, each
team of two students represented a country on the United
Nations Security Council and debated various resolutions on
current global issues.
The College was also ably represented at the Model United
Nations Assembly in Deloraine by Year 10 students Yasmin De
Jersey, Jordyn Gibson, Lewis Ottaway and Laura Warren, who
debated topics of international concern. Jordyn and Lewis
representing South Sudan were the runners up and Yasmin
and Laura gained an Honourable Mention for their efforts
Mrs Jenny Fraser
Public Speaking Coordinator
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