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The 2019 Theatresports Championship was held at St Francis Xavier College on the 23rd of July.  
A fun filled day was experienced with students from member schools and guest judges from Impro Melbourne were impressed with SIS talent.

All teams performed a 1, 2 and 3 minute game and the competition was very close as the top four teams in each group qualified to the finals.

Congratulations to students from Flinders-Tyabb for winning the Junior and Senior Championship Shields.

Most Supportive Improvisor Award

  Junior - Lauren Bates (Flinders)

  Senior - Miller Marks-Boulto (Berwick)

Best Line Award

  Junior - Millie Griffiths (Balcombe) " She realised she put them in the wrong surgery"

  Senior - Ace Mehegan (St Johns) "The facial recognition doesn't work"

Best Physical Offer

  Junior - Leni Spicer (Balcombe)

  Senior - Finlay Moore (St Peters-CRA)



12 member schools participated in this year’s Teen Chef competition, hosted at St Johns College on the 5th of August 2019.

The theme for this year was 'East meets West' and there were some really surprising combinations such as matcha cake, chai panacotta, tikka masala mac n cheese.  We were fortunate to once again have judges from the ACF to observe, advise and judge the competition. They provided some guidance during the competition to ensure success for all participants.  The judges were very impressed by the techniques that the students used and agreed that the complexity and creativity in dishes were both surprising and impressive for secondary school students.

The St Johns staff were so helpful in preparing the kitchens for the competition, as well as assisting on the day to ensure students had everything they needed. 

Congratulations to all schools involved and especially to our winners - St Johns.
Gold : St Johns
Silver : Berwick Grammar & Cornish College


On the 10th of September, Berwick Grammar hosted the 2019 Chess Championship and the tournament was hosted by ChessKids.

200 students from the following schools participated in the tournament:- Balcombe, Berwick, Casey, Cornish, Flinders, John Paul, Nazareth, Padua, St Francis Xavier, St James, St Johns & St Peters. 

The day was a great collaboration of fellow students playing chess and the spirit of all players from all schools was terrific.

Congratulations to the students from St Peters-Cranbourne campus who were awarded with the Overall Championship Shield.

Nazareth finished in 2nd place & St James finished 3rd.

Our top 5 players:-

1)  D Paulka (St Peters-CRA)

2)  F Moore (St Peters-CRA)

3)  A Ouch (St Peters-CRA)

4)  M Anesidis (St James)

5)  R Rempis (Nazareth)

Congratulations to all students and thank you for your participation.



The 2019 Public Speaking Championship was held on the 7th of May at John Paul College.

Teams from the following schools were registered:-  Balcombe, Berwick, Casey, Cornish, Flinders, John Paul, St Peters, St Francis Xavier, St Johns, St James. 

Congratulations to all students for their convincing and engaging speeches in what was a very close competition.

The SIS Public Speaking competition is always a day of mixed emotions. The nervousness of waiting for your name to be called; the relief when it’s over; the excitement as you prepare your impromptu speech; and the utter dismay when you realise that your 5 minutes of preparation time is up!

Students enjoyed the opportunity to present in front of teachers and peers; and the DAV adjudicators provided useful and encouraging feedback to all students.

Congratulations to our top 3 schools:

  1) Cornish
  2) St Francis Xavier
  3) Casey

The DAV adjudicators were able to provide specific and useful feedback for each speaker, which both students and teachers appreciate. 

Several teachers commented that students are showing a greater interest in public speaking, as the oral presentation now makes up a greater percentage of the unit 4 English assessment.

It is so exciting that SIS can provide students with these opportunities which are great life skills and have a direct influence over academic results, as well as being fun and confidence building!



The Book in a Day Championship was held on the 13th of August.  
This competition provides student's with an opportunity to work together as a team to create an illustrated novella between 4000-6000 words in length.  Prompts are provided upon arrival and a bound book must be presented after 8 hours of hard work.

The final 4 novellas were:-
    The Stolen Crown - Balcombe
    One BIG Step - St Peters-Cranbourne
    Awaken - SFX-Officer
    The Emotional Bear - St James
 Scholastic Books judged the winning Novella... St Peter's-Cranbourne - One BIG Step - Congratulations.

Campion Books awarded the following:-
* Best cover illustration - Padua-Mornington
* Best use of illustrations - Padua-Rosebud
* Most intriguing blurb - Nazareth
* Most memorable character - Casey
* Creative use of prompts - John Paul
* Moving passage of text - Cornish


There were two rounds of debating held at John Paul College in Term 3, followed by semi finals & finals.  The adjudicators from DAV were very impressed with the competing students.

In the senior final Berwick defeated Casey on the topic "That we should abolish jail in favour of house arrest & tracking devices".
The students presented some really interesting arguments and spoke with experience and polish.

SFX-Beaconsfield defeated Berwick in the intermediate final. They debated the topic "That all new buildings should have to pass a beauty test".

St Johns defeated Woodleigh in the junior final with the topic "That we should teach current affairs instead of history".

Congratulations to all students for being involved & representing your school.