2021 has been a year of ups and downs with sport. The Port Hacking High Colour Day had to be postponed due to Covid restrictions and instead of welcoming in the new sporting year, this year it was the closing event. Gunnamatta was the 2021 winning house as well as taking a clean sweep of the swimming, cross country and athletics carnivals.

Few knockout teams got the opportunity to play a full round of games, except for the Open Girls Softball team who placed 4th in the NSW Combined High Schools championships. This team was awarded Team of the Year at the school’s presentation awards assembly and was accepted by the team captain Shadae Watt.

In the swimming pool, Port Hacking students competed at the zone, region, and state carnivals with excellent results. Ryan Madden in Year 11 qualified for the National Swimming Championships in the 100m butterfly event.

Our cross-country runners also had the opportunity to compete at the zone and regional levels with Kyle Mason Year 8 winning the 13 years boys’ event and Tyler Slattery and Natalie Hay also qualified for the state championships which were cancelled due to lockdown restrictions.

Our athletes competed at our school athletics carnival and the zone carnival with some outstanding  results but unfortunately could not compete at any higher levels due to Covid restrictions.

At the conclusion of the sporting calendar students were recognised for their contributions and success in sport over the past 6 years. Sporting Blues were awarded to Year 12 students for their outstanding contributions to sports: Lara Madden swimming, Joshua Sheehy basketball and Vian Bardetta athletics. Senior Sportsman and Woman of the Year recognised Year 12 students for their outstanding contributions to sport over 2 years with Kyan Kilpatrick and Vian Bardetta worthy recipients. Finally, Joshua Sheehy was also awarded the prestigious Sydney East Sporting Blue for basketball and Stephanie O Sullivan was awarded the Premiers Sporting Challenge medal for fair play, commitment and contribution to sport and physical activity programs, and her enthusiasm and encouragement to others.

Sandra Turner – Head Teacher PDHPE