As term one passes its halfway mark, school sport competitions are well under way. BSSC basketball, tennis and lawn bowls all competed this week. Good luck to our girls cricket team playing in the week ahead.


Girls Basketball – Rowville Sports Academy Invitational Tournament

Congratulations to our girls basketball team who performed very well at the Rowville Sports Academy Invitational Basketball Tournament on Wednesday. They were matched against other Specialist Sport Colleges, including Rowville, Maribyrnong, Box Hill, Hallam, and Templestowe.

Round-robin results:

BSSC defeated Rowville 2 (27–16)

Top scorers: Keisha Tonzing 6, Lucinda Smythe 5, Taylor Stibbe 4, Elisa Pica 4

BSSC lost to Box Hill 1 (19–38)

Top scorers: Emily Gray 5, Milly Wicks 4, Kelsey Ralph 4, Lucinda Smythe 4

BSSC defeated Hallam (45–14)

Top scorers: Taylah Pointon 13, Keisha Tonzing 6, Emily Gray 5

With two wins and a loss, the girls finished second in their pool and qualified for a semi-final against Rowville 1. In a high quality semi-final contest, Rowville proved too strong and ran out 47–35 winners. Top scorers were Milly Wicks 12, Elisa Pica 6, and Keisha Tonzing 6.

Coach Jonathan Goodman was very pleased with the way the girls played, given that this was their first competition for the year.


Tennis – Boys Sandhurst Division

Our boys tennis team competed against Catholic College Bendigo in the Sandhurst Division senior tennis competition on Thursday. The opposition proved to be too strong, winning six sets, 37 games, to 0 sets 12 games. The BSSC boys tried hard throughout the afternoon, but CCB had a very talented line-up. Jordan Hicks performed extremely well in his singles match, going down in a tiebreaker to Isaac Watson.

Well done to the team of Jordan Hicks, Marcus McDougall, Harvey Heinrich, and Cooper Gaylor.



Selection trials for the BSSC volleyball teams will take place in the gym at lunchtime on Monday 7 March and Thursday 10 March.


Baseball – Bendigo East Baseball Club

Bendigo East Baseball Club is seeking players for the upcoming season. Registration day in Wednesday 9 March at Ken Wust Oval from 5:15 to 6:30 pm. Trainings will commence in March with the season starting in April.

The club fields teams in all age groups, with senior teams in A, B or C grade. Male and female players are welcome.

Fees are $90 for Under-18 players, and $140 for senior players.

Further information can be obtained on the club’s website

For registrations, contact Gay Huggard (Treasurer) on 0419 137 556 or


BSSC Sport in 2016

A reminder that you can register your interest in Sport at BSSC by selecting the following link and indicating the specific sports in which you would like to compete.

By registering your interest, you will be informed via email at the appropriate time about any information relevant to the sports you have selected (ie. trainings, meetings, etc.)

Keep up to date with Sport by:

  • checking this section of the eNews each week
  • checking the BSSC Facebook page
  • monitoring the noticeboards outside the Sport office and in the library
  • checking Compass and your BSSC email regularly

For any enquiries about Sport, please contact Director of Sport, Drew Cathcart, on 0419 139 591 or

Alternatively, call in to the Sport office. It is located just inside the entrance to the old jail. As you walk through the archway, the office is located through the first door on your left (sign outside the door). You are welcome to call in at any time.

Sports Calendar for Term 1  

Tuesday 8 March                Cricket (girls) – Loddon Mallee region finals

Thursday 17 March           Swimming – Loddon Mallee region finals

Monday 21 March              Cricket (girls) – SSV quarter finals

Golf – Golf Victoria qualifying event


School Sports Victoria State Teams


School Sport Victoria enters one basketball representative team in the School Sport Australia 18 Years and Under Championship. For further information, please visit the ‘Team Vic’ Basketball Interstate Team page at:

Registrations close on Thursday 28 April.


School Sport Victoria enters a representative team in the annual School Sports Australia 10 to 19-Years Boys and Girls Cross Country Championship. For further information, please visit the ‘Team Vic’ Combined Cross-Country Team page at:

Football (Soccer)

School Sport Victoria enters one football (soccer) representative team in the School Sport Australia 19 Years and Under Championship. For further information, please visit the ‘Team Vic’ Football Interstate Team page at:


School Sport Victoria enters one orienteering representative team in the School Sport Australia 19 Years and Under Championship. For further information, please visit the ‘Team Vic’ Orienteering Interstate Team page at:


School Sport Victoria enters one swimming representative team in the School Sport Australia 10 – 19-Years Championship. For further information, please visit the ‘Team Vic’ Swimming Interstate Team page at:

Nominations for the swim team close Monday 25 April.