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GSV Weekly Sport

Siena College has been competing strongly in GSV Indoor Cricket, Tennis and Softball, with standout recent results including:

Siena Inter Bs (Indoor Cricket) defeated Camberwell Girls Grammar by 121 runs
Siena Senior Softball defeated PLC, 16 runs to 3
Siena Junior Tennis defeated Genazzano, 7 sets to 1

General Sport News

We are already looking towards Term 2 with students signing up to Senior Water Polo (one team), Hockey (three teams), Cross Country, AFL (six teams) and Netball (twenty-one teams). We will be organising fixtures, training venues and trials over the next three weeks and girls will be notified shortly.

Siena College was well represented at the GSV Preliminary Swimming at Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on Friday, 1 March with a number of strong individual diving and swimming performances. The teams have now been selected for the GSV Division 2 Swimming and Diving Championships on Tuesday, 19 March at MSAC. Parents are more than welcome to come along and support their daughter. Swimming will take place between 8.00am to 12.00pm and Diving between 12.00pm to 3.45pm.

On Wednesday, 6 March, sixteen students from Siena College attended the Susan Alberti AFLW Breakfast, along with Principal Gaynor-Robson Garth and three other staff members. It was an inspiring and educational event, with the students meeting a number of high profile female athletes and personalities. 

House Swimming Carnival

We had our Inter House Swimming and Diving Carnival at Boroondara Sports Complex on Friday, 8 March. With 680 girls signed up to participate in at least one event it was a fantastic day with Swimming, Ironwoman, Novelty, Diving for Fun and Competitive Diving events all on display. Congratulations to Dianella, our 2019 champions. Award winners are listed below. Many thanks to all involved with organising the carnival, a particular thanks to the House Captains for all their work behind the scenes.

Siena College 2019 House Swimming Carnival Winners 

 Category Winner House
 Michelle Timms Race Sienna Reidy Dianella
 Junior Ironwoman Natalie Moraitis Kurrajong
Senior Ironwoman Stella Lawrence Cassia
Year 7 Individual Emma Ireland Cassia
Year 8 Individual Madeleine Castoldi Kurrajong
Year 9 Individual Natalie Moraitis Kurrajong
Year 10 Individual Stella Lawrence Cassia
Year 11 Individual Angelina Haj Waratah
Year 12 Individual Riley Khan Waratah
Junior Competitive Diving Zara Purcell Cassia
Intermediate Competitive Diving Meg Curtin Dianella
Senior Competitive Diving Matilda Baker Kurrajong
Junior Aggregate House  N/A Dianella
Intermediate Aggregate House  N/A Cassia
Senior Aggregate House N/A Waratah


We wish to congratulate Anais Johnstone, who represented her local club, Nunawading, in the Victorian State Open Swimming Championships (15 to 17 February 2019, competing in three events) and the Tasmanian State Swimming Championships (7 to 11 March 2019, winning one gold and two silver medals). Anais has been working very hard to maintain a balance between her swimming training and her school commitments and it is testament to her that she continues to go from strength to strength in the water. We wish her all the best for the upcoming Australian Age Swimming Championships in Adelaide (15 to 22 April 2019). 

Siena College has begun touch rugby for Year 7s and 8s, run in partnership with Rugby Australia and the Melbourne Rebels Women’s team, providing the students with a non traditional, modified sport opportunity. Depending on student numbers, we are looking to expand the program into Term 2, 2019 onwards, with several tournaments and programs available. 

Siena College’s Aerobics trials have been completed and we look forward to another successful year in Aerobics. Building on the success of last year, we hope to put together another strong squad to challenge at the States (Victoria) and the Nationals (Gold Coast) later in the year. More information will be communicated to parents and students involved shortly.

Siena College is asking for volunteers who would be willing to coach one of our many netball teams for Term 2, with matches on Mondays (Seniors), Wednesdays (Intermediates) and Thursdays (Juniors), training to be confirmed. In addition, we encourage parents to let us know if your daughter has achieved a remarkable sporting achievement of local, state or national significance. We find that many of the girls are modest in their achievements and are reluctant to let us know!

Finally, on Tuesday, March 19, there will be an information session for Siena College’s Sport Leadership Experience to the USA in 2020, hosted in the Susan Alberti Auditorium from 6.30pm to 8.00pm. The experience is open to all girls who will be in Years 10, 11 or 12 in 2020. Parents and Students have been emailed with additional information but please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding the tour.

Thank you for your continued support of sports programs at Siena College and please feel free to contact us at if you have any questions at all.





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