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Secondary Inter-House Swimming CarnivalPosted in College Community,Secondary on Friday, 15 March, 2019

The sun and smiles were out all day at the Secondary Inter-House Swimming Carnival held at Rockingham Aquatic Centre on Tuesday. Attended by Years 7 – 12, the carnival was a major success, a close race with St Bernadette’s taking first place and St Joseph’s, the house with the largest participation, coming third.

The students departed the College in their Houses excited for the day ahead. The Swimming Carnival was set up and ready to go, a product of the long, hard work by the Physical Education Learning Area and Mr Kieren McCabe, the head of St Peter’s House. This event would not have been possible without the help and support of all the teaching staff who ensured the safety of the students so they could have fun.

The students were excited to get stuck into their activities, all hoping to get as many points as possible for their House. Director of Sports Mr Danny Charters did a fantastic job calling out the event rotations and results through the day, his voice and rendition of Bohemian Rhapsody booming over the loud speaker. Throughout the day students cheered for their Housemates; there was a constant atmosphere of support and friendly competition.

There was also a lot of excitement due to the new House Mascots who didn’t disappoint with characters like Bernie the Bear and Joey the Kangaroo, who spent the day encouraging true House Spirit. The Swimming Carnival was a real embodiment of what it means to be a part of the MCC community, as students excelled in their individual areas but were also able to come together as a whole College community.

There were also feelings of nostalgia among the Year 12 students as it dawned on them that it was their last ever swimming carnival and the beginning of what Head Prefect Jamie-Anne Madigan calls “the year of lasts”. However, the Year 12s powered, taking on their role as leaders of the College, encouraging other students to get involved as well as continuing their theme of memories. The students agreed it was a fabulous day, Head Prefect Harrison Klasztony said, “An awesome way to finish our last Swimming Carnival with countless memories that I’ll look back on and cherish.” Ministry Prefect Larissa O’Malley said, “It was so great to finish my final year at one of my favourite events with a win! It was also so good to see the whole College community together” 

“The Inter-House Swimming Carnival is an awesome event that I have looked forward to each year at MCC and the 2019 carnival didn’t disappoint”- Olivia Basset-Scarfe, Sport Prefect.


1st Place- St Bernadette’s

2nd Place- St Peter’s

3rd Place- St Joseph’s

4th Place-  St Monica’s

5th Place- St Mary’s

6th Place- St Patrick’s 


Written by
Senzeni Zulu
Communication Prefect