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The Dragons soar to top spot at Sports Day 2024

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A kaleidoscope of colour washed over the Henley Memorial Oval for our annual Sports Day, but one outshone the rest: Florey Blue!

With 1400 students ready to compete, the atmosphere crackled with energy and excitement. The track and field events included races ranging from the lightning-fast 100m dash to the 400m run and relays. The gruelling 800m and 1500m took place earlier in the term. Alongside these races were the field events, including discus, javelin, shot put, high jump, long jump, triple jump, and hurdles, each demanding skill, strength, and determination.

But Sports Day at Henley High isn’t just about the traditional events. It was a day filled with fun and laughter. The Year 12 students eagerly took on the teachers in the annual tug of war, a spectacle that never fails to draw cheers from the crowd, but sadly for the students, the teachers were too strong. Meanwhile, students across all year levels competed in various novelty games, showcasing their agility, quick-thinking skills, and teamwork.


As the day progressed, the competition heated up, with each house vying for supremacy. But it was the blue-clad students of the Florey Dragons who soared above the rest, their determination and talent evident in every event.

The final tally came to:

  1. Florey House – 2302 points
  2. Mawson House – 2153 points
  3. Lowitja House – 2145 points
  4. Mitchell House – 1845 points
  5. Oliphant House – 1778 points

Florey’s triumph at Sports Day follows their victory at the Swimming Carnival earlier in the term, showcasing their dominance across both land and water.


Thanks to all the staff who helped make the day possible.

I want to express my heartfelt appreciation for the outstanding efforts of our dedicated staff, whose hard work made today’s event such a success for our students and community. Witnessing the collective team spirit, athletic accomplishments, and fostering of a positive school culture during our inclusive whole-school celebration was truly inspiring.

Mr Chad Winstanley, Director for Sport

Thanks also to our parents, caregivers, family and friends for supporting our students, including those who were able to attend and cheer them on in person.

And last but not least, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all the students for exemplifying the values of our school and demonstrating exceptional sportsmanship throughout this Sports Day. Your dedication, teamwork, and positive attitude truly embody the spirit of Henley High, and we are immensely proud of you. Thank you for making this day a shining example of what it means to be a part of our school community.