Year 10 Boys Volleyball Schools Cup

The Year 10 Boys Volleyball team recently competed at the Queensland Intermediate Schools Cup Volleyball Tournament. Entering into Division One, the boys took on some quality competition to claim the Bronze medal.  The team consisting of Lachlan Cooper, Sebastian Delaney, Mitchell Hewitt, Toby Josefsen, Rohan Lail, Ethan Robinson, Ethan Ryan, Cody Rosazza are looking forward to the upcoming TAS season and competing at the Queensland Senior Schools cup in August 2021.

College Gym

Interest from students and staff has been very positive with over 50 student visits to the gym in the first two weeks of opening. The College gym opens 6 times a week throughout Term 4. The opening hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday lunchtimes. Tuesday and Thursday 7:15 – 8:00 AM and Tuesday 3:20- 4:15 PM.

The rationale is to provide an opportunity for all students to access the gym to assist in improving their strength and conditioning for their overall sports performance through improving their endurance, strength and/or power.

The gym will be supervised by qualified staff with the expectation in 2021 the Certificate III Fitness students will have practical experience in working in a functional gym. All attending the gym will be provided with a training program and ongoing support.

Hockey Academy – Girls Years 6 to 10

An expression of interest will be sent to students this week for the introduction of the 2021 Hockey Academy.

Strategic Goal and Vision: Aligning with the College strategic direction of Enterprise through Social: cultivating an engaged community; Personal learning and success: empowering life-long learners; Wisdom: developing people of good character through their participation in sport.

Offer a point of difference: By contributing to the current St John’s sporting program and by creating the most professional hockey sports program in the region.  Having an extensive sports program with a high percentage of student and staff engagement.  Become one of the best TAS hockey school within 4 years.  Develop a culture where students wish to come to St John’s for Sport and Hockey, and we become the preferred school of choice.

Funding – College funded program with opportunities for sponsors for athlete program/s. Students will pay an annual fee of $100.00 for training shirt and contribute to specialist coaching.

Pathways – provide sporting opportunities and pathways for all students through TAS program and the representative school pathway.

Key Performance Indicators: Increase of student participation. All teams improve win/loss ratio compared to previous years. Win premierships within 3 years.

Student Profile

Each edition of Ripples we will be introducing one of our top sportspeople. This week our athlete is Lachlan Cooper

Name: Lachlan Cooper
Year: 10
Sport: Basketball
Club: West Brisbane Falcons
Hours training each week: 8
Favourite sports team: LA Lakers
What sports have you represented school, Met West, QLD in?: Basketball, Rugby, Volleyball, Athletics, Cross Country, AFL, Soccer
What do you love the most about your sport?: The competitive nature between teammates
What is your greatest sporting achievement?: Coming top 3 in Australia in High jump
What is your ultimate sporting goal?: To become a high-level basketball player
Your favourite quote to help motivate you?: If you can’t fly, then run. If you can’t run, then walk, if you can’t walk, then crawl, but by all means, keep moving.

Anthony Hillier
Sports and Specialised Activities Manager 



Primary Swim Carnival

Congratulations to all students involved in Wednesday’s Primary Swim Carnival. It was a successful day with some really great results. Congratulations to the following students who set new school records:

U12 Girls 50m Breaststroke – Sarbani Maitra 43.94 breaking the record set last year by Angeline Yorke of 44.19
U12 Girls 50m Backstroke – Aliyah-Rose Barber-Logo  36.58 breaking her own record of 37.17
U12 Girls 50m Butterfly – Aliyah-Rose Barber-Logo 36.65 breaking her own record of 36.90
U10 Boys 50m Freestyle – Kingston Joy  33.73 breaking his own record of 34.82
U10 Boys 50m Backstroke – Kingston Joy  40.30 breaking his own record of 43.03
U10 Boys 50m  Butterfly – Kingston Joy  40.63 breaking his own record of 40.89
U8 Girls 50m Freestyle – Zoe Guthrie 42.50 breaking Sarah Fordham’s record of 44.10 set in 2008

Kevin Murray
Primary Sports Coordinator