Elliot Roberts, Junior School CCA Coordinator
On Sunday 12 June, the Under 11s Netball Girls travelled to Alice Smith to take part in a Netball Tournament. It was an early start and lots of the girls had competed in an invitational swimming carnival the day before. The girls played really well as a team and were extremely competitive. AISM came sixth overall. A special thank you must go to teacher Louise Tupai and parent Michelle Duncan for their coaching skills and dedication to the team.
Player of the day: Manami - For fitness and reliability for all 5 games.
Most Improved: Eelea - Finding space and coming forward for the ball.
Last Friday, 17 June, Foundation to Year 2 held their annual Swimming Carnival at the AISM Pool. The morning was full of excitement and not even the drizzly morning rain could deter students from giving it their all.
Four bellowing house cheers opened up the carnival and moments later the students were in the water swimming in their first event. Each student swam freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke and at the end of the morning it was Freeman who took out first place with 60 points. Thorpe came in second place with
33 points, while third place was closely contested by Rafter and Sauvage, Rafter just edging out Sauvage in the end with 27 points to 24 points.
It was a joyous occasion for the AISM community and a great way to end a busy term of swimming. A special thank you must go out to all of the teaching staff, parent helpers, library ladies and the Parents’ Association for ensuring that the morning was a swimming success.
I would also like to thank all of the parents who have assisted me with the delivery of the Foundation to Year 2 Swimming Program this term. I could not have done it without your support. Have a wonderful break and I look forward to another action packed term of Junior School Sport in three weeks’ time.
We had two very excited teams playing netball on Thursday last week! The girls received their personalised netball dresses during the week, and this was the first opportunity for them to wear the green and gold of AISM! Even during warm-up, many people commented on how great the girls looked in their new uniforms.
We had two full games against Epsom College, who travelled to AISM to play us.
The Under 13 team had an outstanding first quarter and lead 4-1 going into the first break. Epsom gained some momentum, and by the end of the third quarter the score was all tied up 5-5. The final quarter was very tense and momentum swayed back and forth throughout the 7 minute quarter. AISM ended up winning the game 7-5, making two crucial scores in the dying minute. The whole team played really well together, and it is evident that our training sessions are making them a good little unit.
The Under 16 team started strongly against an experienced Epsom team. The first quarter saw our girls race out to an early lead of 5-2. They built on that lead over each quarter and came home comprehensive winners, with the final score being 13-6. There was some outstanding play from the whole team, with the defensive combination of Regina Kewo (playing out of position) and Sophia Koumouris (recent switch to defending) gaining a significant number of tips and intercepts. The centre court was covered expertly by Ellis Idris, Irish Breen, Ashley Boudeville and Erja Mohd-Suhaimy and they combined well to provide an excellent link between the defensive end and the attacking end. Our shooters for the game were Sara Stalebring and Sandhaya Sritharan who combined well for the first time, and made some great shots.
AISM U18 Boys Soccer Friendly Match
AISM U18 Soccer Boys had a match with Tanarata International School on Wednesday 15 June 2016 at their school in Kajang. Players who played were Ade Wirasubrata, Daniel Bogers, Edly Elias, Keith Leong, Praveen Revi Chandran, Adin Hogarth, Nick How, Dylan McKibbin, Samuel Wong, Kaveen Parthiban, Alex Khoo, Muhammad Mukhtar and Aiman Sazali. Both teams showed ability to attack with speed and skills. An enthralling match resulted to a 4-3 victory to Tanarata. AISM goals were scored by Ade and 2 goals from Dylan. Despite losing the match AISM showed very good sportsmanship during the game and some excellent performance from Edly, Nick and Kaveen. Congratulations to all players and thanks to supporters who come and watched a game.