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Indoor Rowing Championships – School Sport Victoria

On Friday 11th October, a small contingent of Forest Hill College students made the trip to Melbourne Girls College, in Richmond, for the 2019 School Sport Victoria Indoor Rowing Championships. The event was hosted by School Sport Victoria in conjunction with Rowing Victoria with special guest and dual Olympian Josh Dunkley-Smith, who also holds the world record over 2000m for indoor rowing, also in attendance.

Students from across Victoria competed against each other in 500m, 1000m, 2000m and 4x500m relay events. Our Forest Hill College representatives all of who were new to this event gave it their absolute best efforts often against much more experienced competitors.

For those who have not heard about indoor rowing competitions before, here is a quick explanation. Imagine a double basketball court setting with 20-25 “concept 2” rowing machines all connected by network cabling that sent individual athlete information to a projector screen which shows a visual representation of an outdoor rowing race. A quick trip to google images might paint a better picture. Needless to say, the atmosphere during races was electric.


From a results standpoint, our Forest Hill competitors walked away with some reward for their efforts. Most notably;


Year 8 Boys

  • Caeden Roberts – 3rd in 500m & 1000m
  • Caeden Roberts, Nicholas Bould, Jarrah Dunstan, James Thorburn – 1st in 4 x 500m Relay

Year 9 Boys

  • Alex Reid – 1st in 500m & 1000m

Year 12 Boys

  • Josh Elford – 3rd in 1000m & 2000m

Well done to all who participated, you represented the college and yourselves exceptionally and gave it your best efforts.



Weightlifting Victoria

Year 12 students Jackson Tinker and Noah Tarenidis competed in the Bill Keir Memorial Weightlifting event on Saturday 12th October. Both students have been training hard and committed to attending an ‘out of school’ competition, this alone should be commended. Both completed successful lifts of the Snatch and Clean and Jerk with Jackson recording a personal best results of:

Jackson Tinker: 163kg

Noah Tarenidis: 130kg


Well done Jackson and Noah


Interschool Sport

EMR Athletics


Last Friday 11th October Forest Hill College was represented at the Eastern Metropolitan Region Athletics Finals by 13 students. Students qualified through from the Mullum Division after winning or having a top place finish in their respective events.


Elliot Tremain – 17Yr Discus, 4 x 100m Relay

Aakash Thalakada – 16Yr High Jump, 100m, 4 x 100m Relay

Tom Smith – 16Yr Shot put, Discus

Noah Tarenidis – 20Yr Long Jump, 100m, 200m, 4 x 100m Relay, Age Group Champion

Jeremy King – 16Yr Hurdles, 800m

Melvin Subramaniam – 15Yr Hurdles

Mpho Mpofu – 16Yr 200m, 4 x 100m Relay

Freya Johns – 13Yr 1500m

Benji Krnic – 16Yr 1500m

Jackson Tinker – 20Yr 400m, 4 x 100m Relay

Taban Goch – 4 x 100m Relay

Jacob Harmston-Smith – 4 x 100m Relay

Adam Marotta – 4 x 100m Relay


Congratulations on all for their participation.


We had some outstanding results on the day.

Boys 20Yr 4 x 100m Relay Team – 2nd Place

Melvin Subramaniam – 2nd Place 15Yr Hurdles

Tom Smith – 2nd Place 16Yr Shot Put, 3rd Place 16Yr Discus

Noah Tarenidis – 2nd Place 20Yr 200m

Jackson Tinker – 1st Place 20Yr 400m


Good luck to Jackson Tinker who qualified through to the State Final for his first place result in the 400m. The final is being held at Lakeside Stadium on Friday October 18.



A reminder for all students and families that consent for Interschool sport events will close one week prior to the competition date.



Sports and Performing Arts Academy

Performing Arts

Our Performing Arts Academy students performed during the week to a fantastic student audience in the Kel Watson Theatre. They performed two musical numbers, one from Hairspray and a second from Hamilton.

The finishing piece was an original theatre performance written and director by Academy Coach Sally Faraday.



Term 4 Sport Calendar


Week 4

Monday 28th October – EMR Year 8 Volleyball


Week 6

Monday 11th November – EMR Year 8 Tennis


Week 7

Wednesday 20th November – Mullum Division Year 7/8 Gala Day

Futsal – Ultimate Frisbee – Tag Rugby – Handball


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Andy Christie