On Thursday 30th May, Ms Mirabella and House Captains; Zoe Ryan, Jarryd Cripps, Aggi Boyd and Daniel Giannakos ran St Helena’s Gumboot Toss, House Competition. Despite the fact that the rain seemed to dictate the cancellation of the event, the weather soon cleared. Over forty students from across all houses and year levels participated in throwing the gumboot as far as they could. All participants displayed fantastic levels of house spirit and enthusiasm as a large crowd of spectators cheered the athletes on from the sidelines.

By the end of the competition, Banjo (Orange) had accumulated 185 points, Freeman (Red) 100 points, Stynes (Purple) 90 points and Jackman (Blue) 70 points.

Congratulations to the top three throwers:

1st  place: Yiotis Christodulou who threw 24.7 metres.

2nd  place: Milan Gorbellot  with a throw of 24.49 metres.

3rd place: James Axiak with a throw 19.8 metres.

They all made a fantastic effort!

Well done also, to all students who contributed points towards their houses by competing!


The current house points now stand at:

Stynes            2724
Jackman            2596
Freeman            2520
Banjo            2375


After the success of the first Gumboot Throwing Tournament this year, the competition will be held again in a few weeks.

Brianna Mirrabella

House Coordinator