Ice Factor

(The following information is from the Ice Factor website.)

The Ice Factor program is the only High School ice hockey program in Australia! Young people learning to play the coolest and fastest team game on earth! (and much much more!)

New students are trained to skate in a special four week program and then trained to play ice hockey each week in a two hour program. The program includes life skills, team building and leadership training.

The South Australian Ice Sports Federation acknowledges the funding received from the State Government of South Australia through the BeActive program for the Ice Factor program.

“Factor Focus” is the foundation of the “learning program” associated with the sport.

Factor Focus teaches, develops and incorporates life skills learnt through sport. Each term Character skills, Teamwork, Leadership, Team Identity lessons are taught before going on the ice to apply and train. Teams are taught how to form, develop and grow together to become strong teams, to set and aim for team goals and individual goals together.

We are always in team, whether that is in a family, classroom, a sports team or in the workplace. So learning teamwork has everything to do with life.

TEAMWORK starts when you think “we” instead of me”.

Pasadena High School is very fortunate to have Paul Howlett who supports students involved in the program. The program is open to selected students across the whole school.


Pasadena Predators win Ice Factor Cup for 2016

Congratulations to the Pasadena Predators Ice Factor team on another outstanding performance.

It’s great to see that trophy ‘home’ again.

Thanks to Paul and Steve for your ongoing support of the team.

Well done team


Pasadena Predators - Ice Factor 2016 Term 2

It has been a very interesting term with four new players coming into our squad. We welcomed Cheyann A, Lily M, Sam W, and Jamie N.

The term has been busy getting ready for the Ice Factor Spectacular held at the Hilton International Hotel on 16 September. We learnt how to walk on the cat walk for this event. The students embraced the different training that this required. Jakki Causby, one of the school’s talented SSOs, put together a dance routine to uptown funk for the night at the Hilton. The students did a fantastic job, thank you Jakki. In the lead up week, the students went to their respective sponsors to be fitted for the clothes they were going to wear on the night.  The big day arrived and the students put in a massive 12 hour day, rehearsing in readiness for the big night. The students represented our school with the best possible attitude and they did an excellent job as models and performers. Lily was asked to perform and sing and what a performance she gave.  We have some very talented students at Pasadena High School. What a great night it was for all the students participating. We are waiting on a DVD of the Spectacular to be released by the organisers of the event.

On Monday 19 September, we fronted up as a great team representing the school as the Pasadena Predators for the term tournament. The new students fitted in very well even though some found skating at speed and staying upright a bit of a challenge.

It was another great term of Ice Factor for our students. I’d like to thank the school’s Pastoral Care Worker, Julian Feldstein for a great job helping the students throughout the term as my off sider.  Also thanks must go to David Moore for taking some great photos and helping on the day.

Paul Howlett - Team Manager


Pasadena Predators - Ice Factor 2016 Term 2

The repairs to the ice rink were completed during term 1 and the school holidays, so it was back to getting our skating legs up to speed.

This term we had a visit from the Canadian and American teams, with some great opportunities for students to get some photos. We also had the Westpac banking group come through over a four week period to talk to the students about the importance of saving money.

We went into the tournament with a new goalie, Dane, who had only one training session but rose to the task. We were down by three players and only had the bare minimum of seven players. The first part of the tournament we had one win, one draw and a loss before going into the second part of the tournament which is a knockout formula.

Every game was very exciting. The first game we won 2-1, the second game was 3-1 and the third game was a draw so we went into a shootout and came up winners.

We went into the grand final quietly confident; the team we played hadn’t lost a game so we saw it as a great challenge. The game was a very fast pace with the Predators scoring early eventually running out winners 4-1 The tournament team consisted of Aisya, Harry, Elias, Zach, Ambrose, Kinser, Dane.

Thanks to all that have helped the team be a successful group.

Paul Howlett - Team Manager

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