Last Friday saw 85 students board the 5:30am bus to Brisbane to compete in the 2nd year of QCIS Athletics Carnival.
With an action packed day and not a great deal of rest, students demonstrated unbelievable athleticism on the tartan track and throughout the field events. With no Year 11 students (on Outward bound) many students stepped up and filled places and ensured we had students in as many events as possible.
This proved to be a success for us as we were 2nd in the aggregate trophy. We then, for the 2nd year in a row, won the percentage trophy. Which for the size of our school is an outstanding accomplishment! Students are to be commended on their behaviour and effort throughout the day. Everyone showed great commitment attending athletics training and competing with pride for their school.
Overall it was a very successful day. Great work to all involved including the many staff who travelled down with the students and ran various events.
The SCOTS PGC Student Touch team has been training hard in preparation for the Queensland All schools Touch competition being held in Brisbane the first week of Term 4. The past few weeks has seen some great wins by the team, and last week going down by 3 points with only 5 players was an outstanding effort. This week saw the team play exceptionally well and took the win 18 points to 2. Students are now training twice a week in the lead up to the week away. Students will also be running some fundraising activities in the last 2 weeks of school to assist in their travel costs. Congratulations to the following 14 students who continue to improve with every session, Touch Captains, Arne Thornberry and Kathleen Keogh, Charlie Brennand, Kate Wild, Tom Winter, Tshinta Kendall, Dylan Lippi, Eloise Wiles, Fred Leach, Renee Judd, Tom Bourke, Maddie Mathies, Bryce Thomas and Jasmine Alexanderson.
Darling Downs 10-12 years
Tuesday saw 6 of our 10-12 years students head to Harristown High for the annual Darling Downs Athletics Championships. Briana Groves, Jeremy Shepherd, Olivia Macdonald, Samuel Wainwright, Evan Doughboy and Lucy Bourke made their way to Toowoomba to compete in numerous events. A fantastic effort displayed by all with the following top achievements throughout the day.
Lucy Bourke – 1st in 12 years girls 100m, 1st in 12 years girls 200m, 2nd in 12 years girls Discus
Olivia Macdonald – 3rd in 11 years Discus
Samuel Wainwright – 2nd overall for Boys Multi Event competitor.
All 3 of these students have made the Darling Downs and will head to the Queensland State Championships to attempt to make the State team. We wish them all the very best in their events.