College Swimming Carnival

I would like to say thank you to all the staff and students who contributed to our College Swimming Carnival 2020. It was fantastic to see an increase in the number of students competing in events and getting involved in the House activities. The carnival returned to Ripples, Penrith after years at St Mary’s which provided a more accommodating setting and space to run the House activities and provide shade for students. We could not have asked for a better day in terms of the weather and the day ran smoothly from the early starters in the 100m freestyle, right to the finale of the House relay which was dominated by Surawski. This year saw the introduction of a House Coordinator and House Captain boat at the midpoint of the carnival which proved a crowd favourite. Mr D’Souza (Dharuk House Coordinator) and Jack Benson (Dharuk House Captain) proving too strong for their House competitors.

Congratulations to Mr McKay and the Surawski House who were crowned Swimming Carnival Champions for 2020. A further congratulations to all of our Age Champions and record holders from this year’s carnival.

A further congratulations to all our Age Champions for 2020:


12 Years Age Champion

Oliver Nekic

Dharuk House

13 Years Age Champion

Hunter Bell

Tench House

14 Years Age Champion

Jaxen Edgar

Dharuk House

15 Years Age Champion

Nicholas Csillag

Dharuk House

16 Years Age Champion

Declan Quirk

Rice House

17 Years Age Champion

Oskar Staniucha 

Surawski House

18 Years Age Champion

Jack Benson

Dharuk House


House Totals:


Surawski: 1505
Tench: 1253
Dharuk: 1176
Rice: 576


Individual Record Holders for 2020:

U16 100m Free held by A Johnson (1:00.90, 1985) broken by D Quirk 57.67
U12 50m Free held by D Karaka (32.40, 2004) broken by O Nekic 30.31
U16 50m Free held by M Heyhoe (26.93, 2003) broken by D Quirk 25.28
U 12 50m Back held by G Allen (39.38, 2003) broken by O Nekic 36.94
U16 50m Back held by O Staniucha (34.58, 2019) broken by R Slaughter 31.63
U12 50m Fly held by R Wilson (36.30, 1988) broken by O Nekic 34.28
U16 50m Fly held by M Grand (28.82, 1996) broken by D Quirk 26.39
U17 50m Fly held by L Hutchinson 29.17, 2003) broken by O Staniucha 28.44


MCS Swimming Carnival

The MCS Swimming Carnival will once again be held at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre on 18th March. This carnival is an evening event commencing at 6pm. The squad is currently being finalised and additional event nominations will be requested within the week. The squad will be required to attend Ripples, Penrith for training commencing from Thursday 5th March.


MCS Basketball Grand Finals

Congratulations to all our Grand final teams in particular to our MCS Premiers:


A Grade Basketball: Mr Hine (Coach) and Ms Atkinson (Manager)
B Grade Basketball: Mr Godsell (Coach) and Ms Lans (Manager)
Y10 Basketball: Ms Cook (Coach) and Mr Kennedy-Gould (Manager)


Congratulations also to our Y9 runners up team who were beaten by a better team on the day, however, represented the College extremely well.


Full match reports will be published shortly from all teams.


MCS Cricket Semi Finals

We also wish our Cricket teams well in their finals campaign beginning this week. The College will be represented in the Year 8 Opens, Year 10 Opens and 1st XI competitions.

Year 8- Penrith v Eastwood (Parker St, 1pm)
Year 10- Penrith v Eastwood (Parker St, 1pm)
1st XI- Penrith v Campbelltown B (St Dominic’s College, 1pm)



MCS Representative Trials

A reminder for students and parents that are new to Catholic Schools NSW Sport, you will be required to create a new account on the website to register for trials at both the MCS and NSWCCC levels of representation.


MCS Representative Trial Dates

*Please note that these are association representative trials and not trials for our College teams.


MCS Representative Touch Football Trials- U/15’s and Opens

MCS Touch Football Trials 4th & 11th March
Time: 4pm – 5pm
Venue: Patrician Brothers’ College Fairfield


MCS Representative Rugby League Trials- U/15’s and Opens

*Please check the MCS website for more information
MCS Rugby League Trials 12th & 19th March


MCS Representative Soccer Trials- Opens

MCS Soccer Trials 19th March & 26th March


St Dominic’s College Chess Team

Trials are currently underway for the College Chess team. Students who are interested in trialling should see Mrs Birkett for more information.


St Dominic’s College Tennis Team

Congratulations to the following students who have been selected to represent the College at the MCS Tennis Championships on the 12th and 19th March at Parramatta Tennis Centre:

Alexander Georgitis
Nathaniel Cant
Jack Pitt-Channell
Kai Jones
Coby Carruthers
Declan Hamilton-Lewis
Benjamin Jeff
Jack Kaye-Smith
Cody Dwyer
Zac Culbert
Yousha Majoub
Cameron Gill
Kassem Khanafer
Luke Wheelahan
Isaac Coldicott
Riley Ginger

St Dominic’s College Rugby League & Soccer Trials

MCS Rugby League and Soccer trials for the College are now underway. Students are reminded to regularly check the announcements on Canvas to see when trials will be held for respective age/ year groups. The MCS Soccer competition will commence on Thursday 19th March while Rugby League will start on Thursday 26th March.

Students who are selected for a Rugby League or Soccer teams are required to be in the correct College uniform for their matches. Socks and Shorts for each of the codes can be purchased from the College Uniform Shop. Training shirts are also compulsory for students in Years 7A Soccer, 7B Soccer, U13A Rugby League and U/13B Rugby League in 2020 and these can also be purchased at the College Uniform Shop.

Once again, I would like to thank our staff who volunteer their time to assist in providing MCS sporting opportunities for our students. The following staff have been appointed to coach or manage our teams:








Mrs S. Baluch, Ms V. Ede



Mrs S. Baluch, Mr D. Colucci




Rugby League


Ms C. Cook, Mr J. Kilbourne



Mr T. Kroon, Mr A. Chapman



Mr K. Churchill, Mr N. Zammit



Mr J. McKay, Mr M. Turner



Mr B. Ahern, Mr S. McGillicuddy


2nd Grade

Mr J. Verlinden, Mr J. Passlow


1st Grade

Mr D. Mackinnon, Mr R. Peake, Mr B. Rawding





Year 7A

Mr J. Buckley, Mr B. Cummins


Year 7B

Mr L. Borg, Mrs N. Monteleone


Year 8A

Mr M. Ronchetti, Miss M. Tahan


Year 8B

Mr S. Kennedy- Gould, Mrs B. Birkett


Year 9

Mr J. Bourke, Mrs J. Hands


Year 10

Mr C. Meek, Mrs E. Lans


B Grade

Mr D. D’Souza, Mr H. Strong


A Grade

Mr J. Hall, Mr D. Lister




MCS Swimming


Mr K. Churchill, Mr R. Peake, Mr B. Hall





Year 9/10

Mr J. Kilbourne, Mrs B. Birkett


Year 7/8

Mr S. Kennedy Gould, Mr D. D’Souza

MCS Chess

Years 7-9

Mrs B. Birkett


Years 10-12

Mrs B. Birkett




NSW All Schools Touch Football

 Years 9-10

Mr K. Churchill, Mr B. Ahern


 Years 7-8

Mr D. Mackinnon, Mr R. Peake

 Mr R Peake

Sport Co-ordinator