On Tuesday, February 19th the grade 5 girls volleyball team traveled to Lambton-Kingsway school for their tournament. They had been practicing three times a week under the coaching expertise of Mme. Mahaney, Mr. Mejiaand Mr. Bates. The team was a little nervous to start the game but soon shook off their nerves to win the first game convincingly versus Rosethorn. Next up was the host team, Lambton-Kingsway. They played incredibly well and split the two sets to tie. As the day progressed the girls got better and better. They finished the round-robin portion of the tournament with a 1-0-2 record and advanced to the semi-final. The semi-final game was an intense one that required a tie-breaking third set. The girls came out fast and strong in the deciding set to secure the victory, advancing to the final game and a rematch against the host team. Unfortunately, they came up a bit short in the finals. It was a really fun day.
The girls represented SAB with positivity, camaraderie, and wonderful sportsmanship. They were kind, respectful and humble. Congratulations, girls. You made the whole school proud!
On Tuesday, November 27th Sir Adam Beck hosted the boy’s pool C volleyball tournament versus Norseman, Millwood, and Broadacres. We were getting used to a new style of volleyball called Triple Ball so it was a bit of a learning curve. The boys played really well and had a great time. They were amazing ambassadors of our school. We ended with 1 win, 1 loss and 1 tie but fell one point short of advancing to the next round. The boys handled the disappointment with maturity and poise Great job, gentlemen! You made Sir Adam Beck proud.
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“Why does Mr. Bates’ face look different?”
Besides keeping him warm during the increasingly cold days of November Mr. Bates’ hairy face is for a good reason. He’s participating in the Movember challenge this year. Movember started originally to raise awareness to, and money for, male cancers like prostate and testicular cancer. In recent years the movement has broadened to encompass mental health as well. Mr. Bates has family members who have had and recovered from, prostate and testicular cancer, as well as depression and mental illness. Men often don’t talk about their health problems (both physical and mental) through a misplaced “tough it out” approach. Movember is about reversing this trend.
If you’d like to learn more or donate please click here to access Mr. Bates’ Movember page.
Thanks and happy Movember!
On October 15th the grade 4 and 5 boys soccer team traveled to Rosethorn Public School for their round-robin tournament. They easily won their first game, defeating Kingsview Village 10-1. Next up was a hard-fought match against the host team, Rosethorn. The Knights were down 3-0 in the second half but managed to cut the lead to 3-2 late in the game. They were pushing hard for the equalizer but ran out of time. Their final game was against Wedgewood, who had won their first two games of the tournament. The boys played their best game of the day in pulling out a thrilling and excellently played 3-2 victory. Wedgewood, Rosethorn, and Sir Adam Beck all finished with identical 2-1 records. To break the tie, you look at the number of goals scored against each team. Sir Adam Beck only allowed 5 goals against while Rosethorn and Wedgewood each allowed 6. This meant Sir Adam Beck had won the tournament and will advance to the quarterfinals on October 22nd at Wellesworth PS. Congratulations gentlemen! You are great Knights!