Junior School Thursday, 12 May 2022

Junior School House Cross Country

The Junior School House Cross Country Carnival was held on Thursday, 5th April on McMahon Oval. All students from Kindergarten to Year Six competed, with race distances ranging from 250m to 2.5km. The wind provided an issue on the day and the conditions made it tough for the competitors. However, all races were completed before the down pour. Additionally, it was great to see many of the teachers and Middle School student volunteers running with and supporting the boys throughout the carnival.

Final Points

1. Redmond 452 points

2. Clune 508 points

3. Egan 537 points

4. Quinlan 560 points

Congratulations to Redmond for being the Champion House and to the following boys who were named Champions and Runners-up for their year level.

Kindergarten & Pre-Primary
Champion: Darcy Smith (Quinlan)

Runner-up: Jack Rumenos (Clune)

Year 1
Champion: James Murphy (Quinlan)

Runner-up: William Richter (Redmond)

Year 2
Champion: Beau Smith (Quinlan)

Runner-up: Lewis Hales (Clune)

Year 3
Champion: Ben Sprigg (Redmond)

Runner-up: Ashton Smales (Egan)

Year 4
Champion: Jordan Trueman (Redmond)

Runner-up: Grayson Ahrens (Redmond)

Year 5
Champion: Tyson Blakey (Clune) – New course record

Runner-up: Luca Zoiti (Redmond)

Year 6
Champion: Kane Peckham (Quinlan)

Runner-up: Will O’Hehir (Clune)

Special mention to Tyson Blakey who broke the Year 5 course record by a significant margin of 16-seconds. Congratulations on your outstanding achievement.

Congratulations and well done to all boys who represented their House and gave it their all on the day. The boys selected in the JPSSA Interschool Cross Country team will be competing at Aquinas College on Thursday, 23rd June and we wish those boys the best of luck.

Lastly, thank you to all staff members, ground staff, Holy Ground Coffee, ICT staff, Middle School volunteers and Kate Spencer for all your help and support on the day.


Nathan Eaton
Junior School Sport Coordinator

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Junior School Monday, 28 Mar 2022

Superstar Swimmers

Well done to Matthew and Jordan Trueman who competed in the 2022 Swimming WA Junior Long Course Championships over the weekend! Jordan received a Bronze for the 9 Year Old 200m Freestyle while Matthew received Gold in the 10 Year Old 50m Backstroke, 100m Backstroke and 200m Backstroke, Silver in the 10 Year Old 200m Individual Medley, 50m Freestyle, 100m Freestyle, 200m Freestyle and 100m Butterfly, and Bronze for the 10 Year Old 50m Butterfly! Another huge congratulations to Year 7 Eli Hickman who came home with 6 Gold and 4 Silver medals and was named a 'performer of the meet'. Way to go, boys! 🥇🥈🥉

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Junior School Tuesday, 15 Mar 2022

JPSSA Swimming Carnival

The JPSSA Swimming Carnival was held on Thursday 10th March at HBF Stadium. It was a successful event with many outstanding performances - Aquinas placed fifth overall.

Some special mentions to Matthew Trueman and Spencer Whitfield who were in A Division for all races possible for their respective age group and competed strongly. Zac Brockhurst and Jordan Trueman also battled hard for some podium finishes individually, with Miles Auld finishing strong in the Year 4 C Division Backstroke event to claim first place.

Congratulations and well done to all boys who represented the College and displayed great sportsmanship and effort on the day. Thank you to all staff members including Chris Twomey and James McPherson for all of your help and support on the day.

Nathan Eaton
Junior School Sport Coordinator

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Junior School Friday, 19 Nov 2021

State Schools Western Australia Interschool Triathlon

The State School Western Australia Interschool Triathlon was held on Friday 5th of November at Champion Lakes Regatta Centre. The event included a 200m swim, 6km cycle and 2km run in which we entered two Year Six teams into B Division and two Year Five teams into C Division. This was the first time the Aquinas Junior School has entered the competition which saw great success. Both Year 6 teams finished 1st and 2nd respectively in what was a fantastic performance by our boys on the day, with our Year Five teams showing great grit to finish 6th and 20th respectively. Some key highlights were an impressive swim leg from Eli Hickman to give his team the lead which was matched by an outstanding bike leg by Christopher Chan to see his team in the clear transitioning into the run leg.

Year 6 (B Division)

  • 1st Place – Finn Marsden, Christopher Chan and William Rusbatch
  • 2nd Place – Eli Hickman, Alexander Peca and Lewis McLernon

Year 5 (C Division)

  • 6th Place – Finlay Bower, Benjamin Hartnett and Will O’Hehir
  • 20th Place – Matthew Trueman, Owen Hales and Jack Delic

Thank you to all parents for the support and efforts on the day in getting your son to and from the venue. Thanks also to Mr Kieran Ducey for his work and assistance in getting the boys ready for their race on the day.

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Junior School Friday, 19 Nov 2021

Year 3 Basketball Carnival

On Thursday the 11th of November, the Year 3 students competed in their final carnival of the year in conjunction with Christ Church Grammar School and Hale School. The basketball carnival held at Willetton Basketball Stadium was a fantastic event for the boys to showcase their skills that they had been working on throughout Term 4 during Thursday afternoon Sport with Mr Ryan Alciaturi and Mr Mitchell Henderson. Some highlights included a 3-pointer from Louis Lynch, strong efforts from Jamie Lim and a fantastic willingness from Ashton Rae to always make his teammates around him better.

Special thanks to our Middle School helpers for umpiring and assisting boys from all schools throughout the afternoon.

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Sport Monday, 15 Nov 2021

All Aquinas State

Congratulations to the following boys on their results at the All Schools Athletics Competition.

Samuel Brennan

  • Boys 1500 Metre Under 18 - 2nd place (4:03.48)
  • Boys 800 Metre Under 18 - 2nd place (1:58.48)

Tom Brennan

  • Boys 100 Metre Under 18 - 3rd place (11.20s)
  • Boys 200 Metre Under 18 - 2nd place (22.22s)

Caleb Di Toro

  • Boys 1500 Metre Under 16 - 7th place (4:15.16)
  • Boys 3000 Metre Under 16 - 6th place (9:19.56)

Luca Di Toro

  • Boys 1500 Metre Under 18 - 1st place (3:56.97)
  • Boys 3000 Metre Under 18 - 1st place (8:53.45)

Ethan Dixon

  • Boys 3000 Metre Under 16 - 5th place (9:15.68)

Tre Healy

  • Boys Triple Jump Under 16 - 2nd place (12.48m)

Cooper Horsfall

  • Boys 100 Metre Under 18 - 15th place (11.68s)
  • Boys Long Jump Under 18 - 8th place (5.90m)
  • Boys 200 Metre Under 18 - 8th place (22.91s)

Oscar Hymus

  • Boys 100 Metre Under 18 - 9th place (11.47s)
  • Boys 200 Metre Under 18 - 3rd place (22.63s)

Tom Millard

  • Boys 3000 Metre Under 18 - 3rd place (9:00.67)
  • Boys 2000m Steeplechase Under 18 - 1st place (6:30.98)

Oliver Perkins

  • Boys 1500 Metre Under 14 - 9th place (1:07.10)

Tyler Skeggs

  • Boys Shot Put Under 18 - 4th place (11.80m)

Ethan Wyatt Smith

  • Boys 1500 Metre Under 20 - 2nd place (3:57.25)
  • Boys 800 Metre Under 20 - 1st place (1:56.22)

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Junior School Friday, 05 Nov 2021

JS House Triathlon 2021

On 28th October, the Junior School hosted their House Triathlon Carnival. We were lucky enough to have outstanding weather on the day, blue skies and sunshine. Competing in ideal conditions, all boys from Year Three to Six were involved in either an individual or team event. The carnival allowed the boys to display resilience, perseverance, determination and teamwork. It’s no easy feat competing in such a challenging event!

The boys competed with great spirit, enthusiasm and sportsmanship. Points wise, the carnival was very close all day. Quinlan House was victorious at the end of the day and claimed the trophy ahead of Redmond House.

Congratulations to the following boys and teams who were named Champions and Runners-up for their year level.

Year 3

  • Individual
 Champion: Maxime Blackadder (Egan)
  • Runner-up: Jordan Trueman (Redmond)
  • Team
 Champion: Kaelan Flodin, Nathaniel Whiting, Aryav Lepcha Harrison D'Souza
  • Runner-up: Elijah Fitzgerald, Daniel Mitton, Jamie Lim

Year 4

  • Individual 
Champion: Lincoln Mathanda (Quinlan)
  • Runner-up: Kirby Mincham (Egan)
  • Team 
Champion: Cruz Cooke, Christian Bianchini, Frederic Argall (Egan and Clune)
  • Runner-up: Isaac Wake, James Hawke, Zayd Zabaneh (Quinlan)

Year 5

  • Individual 
Champion: Matthew Trueman (Redmond)
  • Runner-up: Jack Delic (Quinlan)
  • Team
 Champion: Tate Capararo, William Zhu, Willoughby Cacho (Egan and Quinlan)
  • Runner-up: William Philip, Zane Griffiths, Rafael Ponferrada (Redmond)

Year 6

  • Individual
 Champion: Eli Hickman (Egan)
  • Runner-up: Christopher Chan (Redmond)
  • Team
 Champion: Luke Norman, Andrew Crawford, Kha Pham (Egan)
  • Runner-up: Aiden Chan, Daniel Kennett, Zac Keeley (Egan and Clune)

Final Points

  • Quinlan - 196
  • Redmond - 187
  • Egan - 163
  • Clune - 143

Thank you to all staff members, ground staff, ICT staff, Kate Spencer and the Middle School volunteers for all of your help and support on the day. Special thanks to Mr James McPherson for his efforts in preparation for the carnival as well as his efforts on the morning of the carnival in crows set up. This event would not have been possible without the support of this amazing team. Thank you to all of the parents of our competitors; the boys were prepared, organised and enthusiastic! This doesn’t happen without the behind-the-scenes work from our Aquinas College families.

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