Last week I attended the Aboriginal Power Cup in Adelaide.
The Maitland Area School team is made up of students in year 10 to 12 from Ardrossan AS, Moonta AS, Kadina Memorial School and Maitland AS.
Our students competed hard on the field and ensured that all other activities were completed.
Unfortunately the boys and girls team were not successful in making the final which was played as a curtain raiser to the Port Power and Western Bulldogs game on Saturday night.
The team was successful in winning the warcry competition and received a guernsey signed by the Power team as their prize.
Overall our community can be very proud of the way our students represented them on what was long and tiring days.
Congratulations to Colin Sansbury & Ben Rigney for being selected for the Port Power AFL Academy.
- On 27 May 1967 the Australian Government held a referendum to alter the Australian Constitution to finally give the government census the power to count Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders as ‘Australians’.
- On June 3 1992 the High Court of Australia gave recognition of the rights of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders peoples as the traditional owners of the land. This was commonly known as The Mabo Decision.
- On 26 May 1998 National Sorry Day was commemorated for the first time.
The Power Cup
Workshops & Expos
I could not be prouder of our SAASTA team and we finished second over all - a score based on sports, grades, attendance and behaviour. Well done!Some of the many highlights:
- Kayla was recognised as a nominee for SAASTA Student of the year as well as SAASTA academic of the year
- All students completed their Senior First Aid.
- We participated in a beach volleyball carnival, netball carnival, surf life saving and went bowling. Phew!
- We saw Anthony Mundine and had a performance by the rapper Capper. Brilliant!
On the 16th of May “The Screaming Eagles” went to Adelaide for the Aboriginal Power Cup. The team is a combined team and has students from four different schools that meet up at Maitland Area School every Tuesday. The team consist of Kirsty Weetra, Kiara Miller, Kiyanne Sansbury, Lynette Wilson, April Wilson and Nicole Walker from Maitland. Willis Daveson, Teekah Chantrill, Tianna Sansbury and myself (Kayla Masters) from Moonta. Stacey Pratt and Sam Power from Ardrossan and Mikey Aplin from Kadina.