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Student Achievements during Term 4


Student Achievements during Term 4

Term 4 has been another exciting term for Bunbury Cathedral Grammar School students, with outstanding individual and team results in a range of academic, sport and co-curricular activities.  

Writing Competition

Year 8 student Henry Openshaw was awarded first place in the WA Writing for Life: Young Writers Micro Fiction Competition for his touching and heartfelt piece about organ donation.

Visual Arts

Nine students and a Year 9 group painting exhibited in the Iluka Visions Exhibition at BRAG, which showcased Visual Arts and Technology across all South West High Schools, Years 7 to 12. Well done to Amber Anderson (Year 12), Abbi Roth (Year 12), Susanna Houghton (Year 11), Jorja Molewyk (Year 11), Ben Roe (Year 10), Jenny Yeoman (Year 9), Priya Richardson (Year 9) and Matilda Wilson (Year 9).

SWAS 2017 Awards

Jessica Repacholi (Year 11) was named the South West Academy of Sport’s Sports Star of the Year 2017. Giselle Taylor (Year 10) won the Community Achiever Award. Megan Read (Year 11) and Jessica Repacholi were nominated for the female team athlete of the year award, with Jessica taking out the prize.

Myles Junior Sports Star of the Year

Jessica Repacholi (Year 11), Jye Jensen (Year 10) and Megan Read (Year 11) were nominated for Myles Junior Sports Star of Year.


Hayley Hill (Year 9) was selected for the Under 16 WA Football Commission State Academy and awarded joint Fairest and Best for the Year 7 to 9 Girls AFL league in the South West.

Matt Devenish is a Goal Umpire in the AFL with the South West Football League. He was selected to umpire the Grand Final between WA Country and SA Country, making him the youngest goal umpire ever selected. He was also selected to umpire the SWFL Grand Final.  He received the South West Football Umpire League Rising Star award.


Sari Wootton (Year 8) was selected in the Western Australian 2018 U15 Girls Squad and Fletcher Wetherell (Year 7) was selected in the Western Australian 2018 U15 Boys Squad.

Charlie Johnston (Year 6) represented School Sports WA 12 and under boys hockey team at Pacific School Games held in Adelaide, which went through undefeated. Read more.


Brooke Repacholi (Year 9) was selected in the School Sport Australia All Australian Netball Team.

Jessica Repacholi (Year 11) and Harmony Sutherland (Year 11) made the State Netball Under 19 side. Giselle Taylor (Year 10) and Brooke Repacholi were selected for the State Under 17 and Under 15 teams respectively.


Shannon Dalton (Year 10) came second in the European sailing championships and will head to China soon for another event.


Mac Diggins (Year 10) and Strauss Janse Van Rensburg (Year 9) at the Open Water Series first race at Cottesloe, which was their first OWS 1.25km event. Mac finished seventh in the Under 18 Male category and Strauss finished 12th in the Under 15 Category.

Tahlia Jensen (Year 12) chaperoned Bella Andrew (Year 4) in her first ever swim over 500m.  Bella finished second in her Under 11 female category.  When Tahlia had finished her swim with Bella she headed straight back to the start line to swim the 2.5 km event.  She finished first in her age and gender category.


Year 7 student Hannah Nichols won the Women In Tennis Foundation Cup Division 1 Under 13 Girls Singles and then teamed up with Tessa Kongras to take out the Under 13 Girls Doubles event, representing the South West. Hannah was selected to be part of the state Tennis team after her performance at the Cup. Hannah Keall (Year 5) took out the Classic Singles competition.

Fellow Year 7 students Kobe Hayes and Darcy Eagles won the D’Arcy Cup Division 2 Boys competition.

Augusta Adventure Race

Year 7 students Josh Fowler, Johann Scholtz and Ross Paoliello teamed up to receive the fastest time and Maddie Townsend-Hyde (Year 9) placed first in the female Under 15 category.

Performing Arts

Luke Callaghan (Year 9) was part of the Jungle Book performance in Perth.

ICAS English

Students from Years 7 to Year 10 participated in the 2017 ICAS English reading comprehension assessments. Thirteen students received Merit certificates, 21 received Credit certificates and 14 students received certificates of Distinction. Olivia Pether (Year 8) and Ali Southwell (Year 10) were awarded with High Distinctions, representing performances in the top 1% of participants from their respective years. Olivia was also awarded the ICAS Principal’s Award for the highest result from the School.


The Secondary Robotics Club travelled to Queensland to compete in the 2017 Australasian RoboCup. Four Year 9 and 10 boys competed in the Secondary division as Opere Bots, placing sixth, with Year 11 Caitlin Shaw competing individually in the Open Rescue as Simplex Nomina.  Read more.

Philosothon South West

BCGS Gold emerged as winners bringing home the perpetual trophy. Well done to James Jensen (Year 8), Halle Mitchell (Year 9), Luke Paoliello (Year 10), Caitlin Shaw (Year 11). BCGS Blue came in a very credible third place. Individual medals went to Henry Openshaw (third in Year 8), Halle Mitchell (first in Year 9),  Alex Tombleson (second in Year 9), Luke Paoliello (first in Year 10), Caitlin Shaw (second in Year 11), Rose Scott (third in Year 11). BCGS now progresses to the Australasian Philosothon in 2018 that is being held in Adelaide. Read more about the South West Philosothon.­­


At the Western Australian Junior Mathematics Olympiad (WAJO) held at BCGS, Shvetanshu Dave was the Year 7 runner up and Claudia Waddingham was the Year 8 winner. The BCGS Year 9 team took out first place and the Year 8 team were runners up. Read more about the BCGS WAJO.