For Ella Connolly and Ben Schmidtchen (both Y9) the school holidays began with the Australian All Schools Athletics Championships. Both students contested the U14 High Jump and their competitive streaks were evident as always with Ella finishing 4th with a jump of 1.60m and Ben taking out the silver medal on the count back with a jump of 1.70m.
Both students spent their break maintaining their fitness to compete at the Queensland Athletics Club Championships. Ben bettered both his place and jump taking out Gold in the U16 High Jump with a jump of 1.75m. Josh Connolly (Y11) too found success in the high jump taking out first place in the U18 age group with a jump of 1.80m getting closer and closer to his of 1.90m aim. Ella Connolly too did well at the event placing 3rd in the U16 100m with a time of 12.78sec and 2nd in the U16 400m in 58.90sec.