The school of champions
From a Commonwealth Games gold medalist to the winner of the US Snowboarding Nationals, how does a tiny bush school produce so many star athletes?
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How does this tiny bush school produce so many sporting superstars?
Introducing Narooma High School of Champions:
- Jack, 12 – World Karate Championships
- Ella, 15 – State Equestrian Champion
- Liam, 16 – Greater Western Sydney Giants Aussie Rules (U17)
- Banjo, 14 – third, CHS Gymnastics Championships
- Tailem, 18 – State U25 Dairy Judging Champion
- Elli, 13 – athletics champion, competing in Canada 2018
- Lilly, 17 – gold medal, Rugby 7’s, 2017 Youth Commonwealth Games
- Valentino, 12 – overall champion, US Snowboard Nationals
Andrew Thomas, Deputy Principal, Narooma High School
We have a vast array of talented students drawn from a very small pool of people.
In the 202 school days we would run almost 600 excursions.
Well the principal, he's an amazing man; he's always taught us to respect, support and make us responsible.
We talk to our teachers about things we're passionate about.
They respect us they know that what we're doing is a hard thing.
They know that there is a very high expectation of them when they arrive here.
What makes me proud of students is their attitude – whether they are experiencing difficulties in the classroom, through to the elite athletes that we have.
Those students aim very high.
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