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Fiery spirit on show at Swimming Carnival

Meup Meup defended its Spirit Cup title and Ngadyung claimed its sixth Championship Trophy at yesterday’s hugely successful Swimming Carnival at the Dickson Aquatic Centre.

Meup Meup was truly deserving of its victory, demonstrating a ‘fiery’ spirit throughout the entire day, but the enthusiasm and participation of all students meant that all Houses were in the running.

Ngadyung, the most successful House in the history of MacKillop, added another trophy to its cabinet on the back of a stellar performance in the pool.

After having a universal theme of ‘Survivor’ at the 2015 Carnival, the College returned to House themes for 2016. Gurabang had the theme of ‘Ancient Greece’, Meup Meup had the ‘Australia’ theme, Mindygari dressed for a ‘Day at the Beach’, and Ngadyung students dressed as ‘Hippies and hipsters’.

All themes were widely supported by the students as they swam in races, cheered endlessly for their teammates and peers, and participated in novelty events throughout the day.

Another highlight of the Swimming Carnival was the immense effort the staff and students put into the Caritas fundraising during this Lenten season. A number of staff members braved the dunk tank and students donated thousands of dollars in order to see their favourite teachers get soaked – all for a good cause, of course!

Congratulations to all students for their high level of participation, teamwork, spirit, and displays of athleticism, and thank you to the staff who played such a big role in making the day a great success.

24 February, 2016

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