Country Week 2019



On Monday we all attended the opening ceremony as a team. The school captains, Sam Want and Sharni Day, walked the NASHS flags into the stadium and Kaelin Abrahams did an amazing job speaking at the opening ceremony.

The first fixture of the week was the netball team at 10:30, they had a big win over Newton Moore, 48 to 7. The boys’ soccer team played against Busselton and won 6 to 1. The hockey team played their first game against Australind and won 4 to 0. The touch rugby team sadly lost their first game against the strong Hedland SHS side, 9 to 2.

The girls’ soccer team came up against Esperance SHS in their first game and defeated Esperance 4 to 2. Both basketball teams had big wins in their first fixtures, with the boys defeating Bunbury SHS by 31 points and the girls defeating Kalgoorlie Boulder by 19.

The debating team had a very close first debate, going down by 1 point to Christmas Island. The touch rugby team played their second game of the day and were much more successful, defeating Bunbury CGS by 6 tries’. The netball team played against Katanning SHS in the afternoon and had another huge win defeating them by 32 points.

The whole NASHS team finished the day watching volleyball with the boys and girls team final fixtures of the day. The girls sadly had a loss against Broome SHS and the boys defeated Esperance SHS.

We finished off a successful first day with fish and chips at Cicerello’s and then headed back to the hotel for some well-earned rest!


The girls volley ball had an early start, playing Busselton SHS at 8am. They sadly lost 1 set to 2. Their second game of the day was soon after and had a win against Esperance SHS, 2 sets to 1. Volley ball boys also played an early game, going down against Newton Moore, 0 sets to 2. Their second game of the day was against Karratha SHS which they drew 1 set all.

Netball had a big win in the morning against headland defeating them by 44 points, winning their only game of the day. Basketball girls also had a big win over Pinjarra, 66 to 8. Their second game of the day was closer but they still came away with a win, 27 to 14.

Basketball boys lost their only game of the day to Denmark by 3 points. Boys soccer drew against Cape Naturaliste while the girls’ soccer had a loss to Cape Naturaliste by 1 point. The debate team went down by just one point against Geraldton Grammar. Touch rugby drew in their first game of the day against Coodanup, but had a win in their second game against Narrogin, 6-4.

Hockey won both their games on Tuesday, their first against Strathalbyn 3 to 0, and their second against Esperance ACS 13 to 0. Kaelin Abrahams delivered his speech today, which got him into the finals for the debating team!

We topped the day off with dinner at Grill’d and the movies where we watched Men in Black in our recliner cinema chairs.



Girls volleyball had another early start and were rewarded with a win over Cape Naturaliste 1 sets to 2. The boys’ volleyball team played their first game against Headland SHS where they drew 1 set all. Their second game of the day was won against Coodanup 2 sets to 1. Netball continued their winning streak on Wednesday with another two wins. One over Narrogin, 47 to 39 and another one over Eaton, 35 to 17.

Basketball had an early game against Geraldton where they won by 8 points. Their second game was against Albany SHS and won, 50 to 41. Girls basketball won their only game of the day defeating John Tonkin, 39 to 22.

The boys’ soccer team drew their first game of the day against Esperance 2 all. They defeated Karratha in their second game, 3 to 1. Girls soccer won against Bunbury in their only game of the day, 2 to 1. The debate team lost to Manea, 224 to 227. The touch team won their game against Mount Barker 5 to 0. The hockey team continued their successful week defeating Katanning, 4 to 1. Amber Wilkinson, Matilda Rolfe and Jordan Philp all performed their Monologues today, with two of the three making it through to the finals.

After another great day we headed into Leederville for dinner at the Italian restaurant called Siena’s, with frozen yoghurt and gelato for dessert.  


On Thursday morning the school captains and Mrs Rennie had an early start at the Leadership forum where they had breakfast with all the participating school captains and listened to a talk by guest speaker, Mr Brant Garvey.

Volleyball boys lost to Dalyellup but had a win in their second game against John Tonkin. Volleyball girls lost against Dalyellup .  Netball had their first loss of the week by 2 points out in the rain against Broome and then won their second game which earnt them a place in the grand final.

Basketball boys won against Great Southern Grammar by 10 points and then sadly lost their next game by 5 points, losing their spot in the grand final. Basketball girls continued their winning streak beating Karratha, 32 to 9, guarantying a spot in the grand final. Touch rugby won against Geraldton, 7 to 5 which also got them into the grand final. The debate team won against Albany Senior High School, 222 to 219. The hockey team was supposed to play a final but it was cancelled due to bad weather, so they went straight through to the grand final. The girls soccer team did play a final where they beat Esperance to get them into their grand final.

Every member of the speech team got through to the finals and Jordan Philp won the A grade division with his monologue. Kaelin Abrahams won the B grade division with his speech and Matilda Rolfe came second in B grade with her monologue.

That night night we rushed off to the shopping center where we all organised our own dinner and on return to the hotel we all met in the function room to do presentations which is always a laugh.


It was an early wake up on Friday so that we could get all the buses packed before we headed off to the first fixture.

The girls’ soccer was the first team to play their grand final. it was a rainy and miserable morning but that didn’t stop them. They came out on top against Cape Naturaliste, 1 to 0. Congratulations girls!

The boys’ soccer also played in a grand final and were successful as well. Congratulations boys! 

The boys’ basketball team played off for third position but sadly went down against Geraldton. Fantastic effort boys.

The girls’ basketball team continued their winning streak right until the end, winning their grand final by 12 points. Congratulations girls!

The netball team came up against Margaret River once again in their grand final, beating them once again by 3 points. Congratulations girls!

 The boys’ volleyball team played off in their final against Hedland for third place, which they were successful in. Congratulations boys!

The girls’ volleyball team played in their final to finish up in sixth place overall. Great effort girls!

The touch rugby team came up against Hedland in their grand final but sadly lost, they kept them to a much closer margin compared with their previous game which was impressive. Super try team!

The hockey team had a close game against Strathalbyn to fight for first place, they came out on top beating them 1 to 0. Congratulations team on bringing home the win!

Overall we had a very successful week full of so many laughs and fun times. I’d just like to say another huge thank you to all of the coaches and especially Mrs Rennie on making the week as good as it was, and making the year 12s’ final country week one to remember.

Sharni Day