We have now reached the end of our Netball match season. We began playing matches at the beginning of the second term and have played four rounds and various festivals. We are currently still running the practices to consolidate all the skills learnt. Towards the end of term, we will play our Inter House matches in the practice times.
It was the first season for our Grade 3 girls and we were able to field six teams. Even our Grade 2 girls enjoyed two fun Netball days at Jan Celliers. From Grade 4 to 7, we were able to field at least four teams per age group and five teams in Grade 5.
Sincere thanks to our Netball coaching team who helped the PE staff throughout the season with the various grades: Grade 1 – Mrs Macleod, Grade 2 – Miss Seebregts, Grade 3 – Ms Witbooi and Mrs Verner, Grade 4 – Mrs Govender and Ms Seabi, Grade 5 – Mrs Cottrell and Miss McCarthy, Grade 7 – Ms de Wet and Mev van Rooyen and of course the full complement of PE staff.
We have also attended several weekend festivals where we took selected girls from Grade 3 to 7 to play a whole Saturday morning of Netball at St Peters and Holy Rosary. The last festival played by Grade 3 girls was at St Stithians on a Thursday afternoon.
All in all, we have had a busy, but energetic season. The growth and development of all girls has been evident and an absolute pleasure to see. We look forward to more Netball afternoons and of course at the end of term, our annual Inter House Netball matches.
A big thank you to all the coaches as well as Mrs M’Crystal and Mrs Howden for their continued support at all the matches.
Miss Dot Hartmann