Never Pack a School Lunch. Ever. Again.

One of the powerful learning experiences at our College is the lunch served in the Dining Hall.

Staff, boarding and day students sit together to eat. This leads to conversations that strengthen relationships and reinforces the inherent cultural trait of talking around the food table.

My experiences at previous schools were that the staff tended to eat lunch in their faculty staff rooms which were spread across many different locations around the campus. At SCOTS PGC staff from every subject area can catch up, chat and bond over the food served in our dining hall. This creates a wonderful sense of staff unity and helps us to work together.

The same applies to our students. Friendships are started and continually cultivated. The separation of boarders and day students is diluted. There is a sense of one college and one community.

And what about the food!

John Rogers and his kitchen staff do an amazing job. John is able to combine his passions for triathlon and cooking to provide food that is not only great tasting but nutritious.

I am proud that SCOTS PGC has no vending machines. These only ever contain highly processed and preserved “foods” that are almost always high in sugars and salts. High levels of these substances in adolescents have only negative effects physically, cognitively and behaviourally.

Also, there is far less litter here than at most schools due to the fact there are no packed lunches or processed foods which come wrapped in paper and/or plastic.

Adolescent obesity in many developed countries, including Australia is on the rise.

SCOTS PGC College through the provision of morning tea and lunch set a powerful example not only on how to provide a healthy diet but also how to teach lifelong habits for a healthy lifestyle.

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STEM’s ‘A Night of Light Jazz’

Miss Angela Brittain | Head of STEM Term 2 sees our Year 9 and 10 STEM students creating a light show for Jumpers and Jazz. …

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STEM’s ‘A Night of Light Jazz’

Miss Angela Brittain | Head of STEM

Term 2 sees our Year 9 and 10 STEM students creating a light show for Jumpers and Jazz.

Students have researched what Jazz is, chosen a design for a light installation, and are now in the process of constructing their design.  The ‘prototyping’ phase has been vital for students to think through design challenges and make changes if necessary.

Once construction is finished, students will move to the programming stage where they will design a sequence of lights for a Jazz tune. The whole show will be broadcast on an FM station so that people can drive in, park, tune to the station on their car radio, and watch the show.

Opening night for ‘A Night of Light Jazz’ will be on July 15, and the community is invited to come and see the final product.  There will be four nights of ‘A Night of Light Jazz’ – July 15, 16, 22 and 23.

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Cattle Club Members Shine at Finals

Main image: (L-R) Daniel Hughes, Benjamin Carey and Grace McIlroy Maddison Taylor | Year 10 Last Saturday the SCOTS PGC College Cattle Club took part …

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Cattle Club Members Shine at Finals

Main image: (L-R) Daniel Hughes, Benjamin Carey and Grace McIlroy

Maddison Taylor | Year 10

Last Saturday the SCOTS PGC College Cattle Club took part in the Darling Downs Finals at Pittsworth. Congratulations to the following students:

  • Benjamin Carey: 1st in prime beef judging under 15
  • Marty Worboys: 2nd in paraders under 15 and 2nd in prime beef judging under 15
  • Daniel Hughes: 2nd in grain judging over 15s and 3rd in stud judging over 15s
  • Layne Frankcom: 3rd in paraders under 15 and 3rd in grain judging under 15
  • James Buchan: 2nd for grain judging under 15

Grace McIlroy, Maddison Taylor, Mackenzie Taylor and Tommy Worboys also competed in prime beef judging, grain judging, stud judging and paraders. Congratulations to all.

Reward Day for our Year 3’s

The Year 3 class have just successfully completed the NAPLAN testing. The students worked hard in the lead up to the testing and were confident …

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Reward Day for our Year 3’s

The Year 3 class have just successfully completed the NAPLAN testing. The students worked hard in the lead up to the testing and were confident that they would do their very best. Mrs Brown was so proud of their efforts and praised their work ethic, willingness to listen to advice, confident approach and general positivity around the testing.

There were some celebrations when the testing finished. The students created a NAPLAN keyring keepsake where they threaded their motivation cards onto a keyring and added beads. They also made a banner for the classroom.

As a culmination, the students incorporated a picnic into their History excursion when they visited the Warwick CBD. The parents, and a few grandparents, met the students in Leslie Park and everyone enjoyed sharing lunch, with a few treats, together in the beautiful gardens. NAPLAN was a very positive experience for the students and some essential learning occurred along the journey.

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Colour Run & Trivia Night Update

Colour Run fundraising is off and running! The P&F Colour Run fundraising event has been running for a week now and we passed the $1,000 …

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Colour Run & Trivia Night Update

Colour Run fundraising is off and running!

The P&F Colour Run fundraising event has been running for a week now and we passed the $1,000 target on Wednesday.  There are over 20 students registered for the fundraising and a few have already raised over $100 – very impressive effort!  Last year we had 92 students involved in the fundraising and hoping we will reach a similar target this year.

Fundraising students can win some great prizes and of course, money raised will go back to various school initiatives the P&F are supporting.  If you would like to participate in the fundraising over the next 4 weeks, please click on the link below and register.  The actual colour run for all students will take place on 10 June and 17 June, after the athletics program.

https://www.schoolfundraising.com.au/

 

Trivia Night Postponed

Unfortunately, due to a number of P&F activities over the coming months, it has been decided to postpone our proposed June 11 Trivia Night.

Once we have determined a suitable future date for this event, we will let everyone know.  So please let your teams know if they don’t receive this newsletter.

 

From the Co-curricular Desk

Tom Bradbury | Assistant Director of Co-curricular Darling Downs Cross Country Success! On Monday 17 May, our Cross Country Team ventured forth to Toowoomba for …

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From the Co-curricular Desk

Tom Bradbury | Assistant Director of Co-curricular

Darling Downs Cross Country Success!

On Monday 17 May, our Cross Country Team ventured forth to Toowoomba for the Annual Darling Downs Cross Country Championship at Kearney’s Spring.

The challenging course proved to be a great leveller, with only the toughest of characters prevailing over the course.

We are very excited and proud of the efforts of our 28 attending students, for as a team, we finished 2nd overall to both Fairholme (girls) and Toowoomba Grammar School in the boys with Lockyer District 3rd and St Mary’s Toowoomba 3rd respectively.

This is a huge effort on our part as we are much smaller than the winning schools who have dominated this competition since its inception some 30yrs ago.

A special congratulations goes out to our six students below who qualified for the Darling Downs Team to attend the State Championships at Limestone Park Ipswich next Term.

 

Ewan McFarland, Shona McFarland, Eliana Jones, Benjamin Carey, Rory Farrell and Hayley Wainwright

We wish these students the very best as they take on the best in Queensland as they represent the Darling Downs region. The Limestone Park course will truly test the metal of our students and we know they will acquit themselves well in the heat of this competition.

 

QCIS Cross Country

Our Final Cross Country will be June 1st at SCOTS for the QCIS Cross Country where we will try to take the title from Toowoomba Anglican School, Downlands, Concordia, Our Lady of the Southern Cross College, and Toowoomba Christian College who constitute the QCIS group.

The program and details for the QCIS have been distributed by Mr Bradbury.

 

U16 Girls Futsal – Champion of Champions Invitation

I am very excited to announce that after their performance at the SWQ Schools Futsal Titles in Term 1, and due to a withdrawal of a team from the competition the U16 Girls Futsal team have been invited to attend the Champion of Champions Queensland Finals in Brisbane in Term 3.

The U16 Girls Tournament will be held on Tuesday 27 July at Nissan Arena and the College will transport the girls to and from the event with our U14 Girls competing on the same day. The U12 Boys will contest their age group on the 28 July.

That gives us 3 teams competing at this prestigious state final and we congratulate all the students and coaching staff of Mr Derek Kane and Mr Simon Mascadri on this achievement.

 

Senior and Junior Netball Results

The Junior Girls had a stellar first half last night with Neitayah Prince and Jekeira Major combining well again in the circle and sinking shot after shot.  Makybe Edwards was pivotal as Centre gaining many intercepts for the team and getting some great passes into the shooters.

Sarah Mauch also had a great game and has improved significantly since the start of the season, earning a number of turn overs.  Half time score was 15 all after a 3 point deficit at quarter time.

Unfortunately, the girls were not able to sustain this across the game with shooters’ accuracy dropping in the second half, going down to Fruit Tingles 30 v 20.

All in all a competitive match with great intensity and passion for the game.

The Senior Girls struggled a little this week with 3 players out due to injury and illness but the girls fought on supporting each other well throughout the match.

Bridget Hardy bravely stepped into the shooters role to do her utmost for her College whilst Leilani Lavea continues to be a real presence on court despite an ankle injury sustained late in the game.

Coach Tiffany Cullen and Mrs Estie Wiid praised the girls for their grit and determination throughout and we hope to see all back on court next week recovered from their ills.

 

Senior Hockey Fixture Results

Missing some key players this week resulted in a draw for the Senior Hockey Team with a 2-2 result.

The Green Team were relentless in defence and we just could not penetrate their goal in the closing stages of the match after falling behind early. After being behind and a little disorganised in the first half we clawed our way back into the match in the second half dominating possession.

A failure to convert opportunities meant we were unable to get the win but some lessons learned in patience and persistence were certainly good outcomes from the match.

Abbey Petersen showed improvement in attack with good runs into the pocket and the ‘D’ for service by our midfielders as did James Bourke who really took on the defence in attack and showed some great evasive skills.

Term 3 will bring on the Interschool competition with SCOTS, WSHS and Assumption confirmed participants so far. We are looking for new players to potentially field two teams in this competition so if your child is interested please forward this interest to Mr Bradbury.

 

Arranmore Activities

These activities continue through Weeks 6-9 in Term 2.

Monday – Gymnastics – Assembly Hall – 3.15 – 4.30pm

Tuesday – Athletics – Buss Oval – 3.15 – 4.30pm

Wednesday – Rugby – Buss Oval – 3.15 – 4.30pm

Places still are available for these activities. Please contact Mr Bradbury if you wish to join.

 

Upcoming Events

  • Rugby Fixtures continue on Friday evenings for both Boys and Girls teams throughout Term 2
  • Senior Athletics Training continues this coming week with sessions available Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday through until our carnivals.
  • Junior Athletics Carnival (5-12yrs)– Week 8 – Wednesday 9 June Period 5-6 and Thursday 10 June all day including the Junior School Colour Run
  • Senior Athletics Carnival (13-19yrs) – Week 9 – Wednesday 16 all day and Thursday 17 June all day including the Senior School Colour Run and the SCOTS College Gift
  • Broncos Cup Sports Day – Friday 18 June – Yr 4-6 Students – Hockey, Soccer, Rugby League and Netball
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Equestrian News

The SCOTS PGC Equestrian Team did extremely well at both DD and The Goondiwindi Horse sports. Firstly to  Horse Sports – our team did us …

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Equestrian News

The SCOTS PGC Equestrian Team did extremely well at both DD and The Goondiwindi Horse sports.

Firstly to  Horse Sports – our team did us proud in a hotly contested and huge competition.  At a Horse Sports competition, only Champion and Reserve are awarded in each age group, and we are proud to announce the Gabby Newing was awarded Reserve Champion 12 years.  However, many ribbons were won by all over the day.  Congratulations to the team of Jacolene de Jager, Lily Emmerton, Clarina de Jager, Gabrielle Newing, Belle Meek, Madelon Weier, Bridie O’Shea, and Amelia Weier and thank you for representing your School so proudly.

 

Darling Downs Competition

To everyone who competed at the Interschool Qld Darling Downs & SWQ Regional Championships well done. It was an incredible weekend, and everyone did amazing. We were commended on how proudly we represented SCOTS with our behaviour and uniform and the way we helped out this weekend. It was an amazing event. Thank you to everyone. A huge pat on the back to each and every one of you. You represented SCOTS proudly.

And what a special weekend for our seniors. The DD committee were kind enough to put together a sweet gift for the graduating class of 2021. We couldn’t thank Interschool Qld Darling Downs & SWQ Regional Championships enough for making our final year so special and a little memento for us to remember our interschool time by.

This weekend coming, the team is headed out to Morgan Park in preparation for our very own Extravaganza. Hope you all enjoy the time.

 

Below we have results from the weekend:

DD & SW Interschool Regional Championships 2021: 14th-16th May

Natasha Paganin (2 horses)

CT 60 cm Horse – Chivas Monique – 12th place overall

CT 60 cm Horse – Royalle Ink -15th place overall

70cm Show Jump – Chivas Monique  A2 – 3rd place

AM5 – 9th place

Special 2 Phase  – 5th place

Royalle Ink           A2 – 2nd place

AM5 – 1st place

Special 2 Phase  – 9th place

Overall 70 cm Show Jump Result – Royalle Ink – Reserve Champion (2nd Place)

                                                           – Chivas Monique – 3rd Place

 

Tom Brasch (2 horses)

80 cm Show Jump Horse – B Boy- A2 – 2nd place

AM5 – 4th place

Special 2 Phase  – 8th place

Overall 80 cm Show Jump Result – B Boy – 4th Place

100cm Show Jump  Horse – Saint Verdi- A2 – 4th place

AM5 – 6th place

Special 2 Phase  – 2nd place

Overall 100 cm Show Jump Result – Saint Verdi – 4th Place

 

Sophie Poole

Dressage Horse – Bullets – Test 1B – 5th

Test 1C – 4th

Overall – 4th Place

90 cm Show Jump Horse – Bullets –  A2 –    6th place

AM5 – Eliminated

Special 2 Phase  – Eliminated

Overall 90 cm Show Jump Result – Bullets – 8th Place

 

Sophie Brennan

Dressage Horse – Remi Don Eclipse – Test 1B – 2nd place

Test 1C – 2nd place

Test 2B – 5th place
Test 2C -7th place
Overall – Preliminary Dressage (1B/C classes) 2nd Place

              – Novice Dressage (2B/C classes) 6th Place

Show Hunter Horse – Remi Don Eclipse – Led Class – 4th Place

                                                                        Rider Class – 4th Place

Ridden Class – 2nd place

Overall – Show Hunter – 4th Place 

 

Hanaka Parker

CT 80 cm Horse – Little Grey Celebre – 8th place overall

Dressage Horse – Little Grey Celebre  – Test 1B – 5th
Test 1C – 5th

Overall – Preliminary Dressage (1B/C classes) 5th Place

80cm Show Jump Horse – Little Grey Celebre – A2 – 11th place

AM5 – 7th place

Special 2 Phase – 7th place

Overall 80 cm Show Jump Result – Little Grey Celebre, 9th Place

 

April Davies

100 cm Show Jump Horse – It’s Been Good – A2 – 5th place

AM5 – 1st place

Special 2 Phase – 4th place

Overall 100 cm Show Jump Result – It’s Been Good – 3rd Place

 

Jessica Angus (2 horses)

CT 100 cm Horse -Patchwork Topdeck – 1st place overall

Dressage Horse – Macarthurs Scholar – Test 1B – 1st place

Test 1C – 1st place

Test 2B -1st place
Test 2C -1st place

Overall – Preliminary Dressage (1B/C classes) 1st Place

              – Novice Dressage (2B/C classes) 1st Place

Working Hunter Horse – Patchwork Topdeck – Led Class – 2nd Place

                                                                                        Rider Class – 1st Place

Ridden Class – 2nd place

Overall – Working Hunter – 1st Place

90cm Show Jump Horse – Patchwork Topdeck- A2 – 4th place

AM5 – 4th place

Special 2 Phase – 1st place

Overall 90 cm Show Jump Result – Patchwork Topdeck – 4th Place


Amy Jeffries

Dressage Horse – Tequila Serenity – Test 1B – 4th place

Test 1C – 8th place

Overall – Preliminary Dressage (1B/C classes) 6th Place

 

Show Hunter Horse – Tequila Serenity – Led Class – 5th Place

                                                                     Rider Class – 6th Place

Ridden Class – 3rd place

Overall – Show Hunter – 5th Place

 

Felicity Sellick

CT 100 cm Horse – Rockin’ Party – 2nd place overall

100cm Show Jump Horse – Rocky A2 – 2nd place

AM5 – 2nd place

Special 2 Phase – 3rd place

Overall 100 cm Show Jump Result – Rocky, 2nd Place

 

Phoebe Sellick

70 cm Show Jump Horse – Leroy A2 – Eliminated

AM5 – 11th place

Special 2 Phase – Eliminated

Overall 70 cm Show Jump Result – Leroy, 15th Place

 

Gabrielle Sellick

CT 80 cm Horse – Aylestone Park Honey Pot – 5th place overall

80cm Show Jump Horse – Aylestone Park Honey Pot   A2 – 7th place

AM5 – 6th place

Special 2 Phase – 3rd place

Overall 80 cm Show Jump Result – Aylestone Park Honey Pot, 5th Place

 

Astrid Harrison

Dressage Horse – It’s Wonderland – Test 1B – 8th place

Test 1C – 9th place

Overall – Preliminary Dressage (1B/C classes) 9th Place

90cm Show Jump Horse -It’s Wonderland A2 – 7th place

AM5 – 7th place

Special 2 Phase – 6th place

Overall 90 cm Show Jump Result – It’s Wonderland, 7th Place

 

Felicity Hodges

CT 60 cm Horse – Kahmal – 14th place overall

70cm Show Jump Horse – Kamahl A2 – Eliminated (Fall)

AM5 – 7th place

Special 2 Phase – 11th place

Overall 70 cm Show Jump Result – Kamahl, 14th Place

 

Darcy  Hodges

80cm Show Jump Horse – Princess Cleopatra A2 – 8th Place

AM5 – 9th place

Special 2 Phase – 11th place

Overall 80 cm Show Jump Result – Princess Cleopatra, 11th Place

 

Mac Sanderson

Primary 50cm Show Jump Horse – Just Bella – A2 – 3rd Place

AM5 – 3rd place

Special 2 Phase – 4th place

Overall 50 cm Show Jump Result – Just Bella, 4th Place

 

DD Team Wins – Spirit Award – SCOTS PGC

DD Show Jumping Team 2021 – Show Jump DD Team Secondary Reserve Champion Team – Felicity Sellick, Natasha Paganin, April Davies and Jessica Angus

Show Jump DD Secondary Team 4th Place– Tom Brasch, Gabby Sellick, Astrid Harrison and Sophie Poole

DD CT Team 2021 – CT DD Team Secondary 3rd Place Team– Jessica Angus, Felicity Sellick, Gabby Sellick & Hanaka Parker

DD Dressage Team 2021 – Dressage DD Team Secondary 3rd Place Team– Jessica Angus, Sophie Brennan, Sophie Poole & Hanaka Parker

DD Show Horse Team 2021 – Show Horse DD Team Secondary 3rd Place Team– Jessica Angus, Sophie Brennan & Amy Jeffries

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Canteen Volunteers

We have 3 carnivals coming up in the first few weeks of June that we are seeking volunteers for.  Please click the link and register …

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Canteen Volunteers

We have 3 carnivals coming up in the first few weeks of June that we are seeking volunteers for.  Please click the link and register your details to sign up for volunteering. Any assistance you can offer would be greatly appreciated!

QCIS Carnival | 1 June 2021

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SCOTS JAM Athletics Carnival | 10 June 2021

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SCOTS Senior Athletics Carnival – 16 and 17 June 2021

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