Main photo: Congratulations to Holly Naughten (Year 10), Bridget Hardy (Year 8) and Alexandra Rickert (Year 9) who competed at the Inter-district Netball Carnival on the weekend. More details are below!
Mr Tom Bradbury | Assistant Director of Co-Curricular Activities
As we approach the end of another week and look toward the completion of Term 2, our activities schedule also begins to slow down and the College will celebrate the term’s end with the Senior Athletics Carnival.
Here is a brief wrap up of what has been happening the co-curricular space as well as some guidelines for what has been happening next week.
Darling Downs 12yrs Rugby Union Trials
On Sunday and Monday this week Tama-iti Saxton from Year 6 and George Handley of Year 7 attended the Darling Downs 12 years Rugby Union Trials in Toowoomba. George unfortunately faced stiff opposition for his position and did not make it through to the Possibles and Probables phase on Monday.
Tama-iti did make it through to the Monday final selections where he shone amongst his peers and was ultimately successful in gaining a spot on the Darling Downs Schoolboys 12 years’ team for the State Championships in Townsville from 1-4 August. We congratulate Tama-iti on this achievement and wish him the very best for the State Championships.
The Inter-district netball competition finished up over the weekend with some wonderful achievements celebrated by our netball teams. We will have a full wrap up in next week’s edition, but for now we’d like to extend our congratulations to every netballer who participated throughout the season. We have included a photo of three SCOTS PGC girls – Holly Naughten, Bridget Hardy and Alexandra Rickert – Holly’s team was Runner Up in the Under 16 Div 1 while Bridget and Alexandra’s team won the Under 14 Div 1, going through the season undefeated. Bridget was also awarded Under 14 centre court player of the final.
Senior Athletics Carnival Organisation
Next week the 17-21 June we will be conducting our annual SCOTS PGC Senior Athletics Carnival. The full programme was distributed to all families, students and staff on Tuesday 11 June via SEQTA.
Please be advised of the following arrangements for the 2 days with regards to administration. The carnival is a great opportunity for us all to come together to celebrate our College and our Clans and all students are expected to attend and support your respective clan and team mates. Participation in at least two track and two field events is expected from each clansman or clanswoman.
The fields, start lists and all live results for each event are available at the following link on the College website.
Events will proceed on time as much as possible with track events taking precedence over field for the smooth conduct of the carnival. All efforts have been made to avoid age group clashes or have been designed to have minimal impact if all goes to time. Please see the programme for full Rules of Competition.
12-year-old students in Year 7 will be allocated to act as officials with teaching staff at all field events. The allocation of these will be notified on Monday in class. These students may wear their Clan or Sports uniform.
What to Wear/Bring:
Students will attend the College Carnival on Thursday and Friday in their Clan sports shirt and sports shorts. All should bring a hat, sunscreen and a water bottle. With the weather being variable at this time of the year I strongly recommend full college track suit also be on their packing list each day.
What is happening:
Monday 17 June – Students competing in the 3000m may get changed into sports uniform at morning tea then at the conclusion of Period 4 will head directly down to Briggs Oval for the 3000m event. Students will be given time to warm up and lunch will be held for those involved post event.
Tuesday 18 June – Students competing in the 1500m will make their way to Briggs Oval at the conclusion of the school day where they will be given time to warm-up prior to the conduct of the 1500m Events commencing at 3.40pm. There will be no other Athletics Training on this day.
Thursday 20 June – Students make their way to Briggs Oval where they will have morning tea and assemble in their Clan area for roll call which will be followed by a briefing, before the start of the first events at approximately 11.15am. We will use this opportunity to take a photo of the whole College in the Briggs Oval grandstand before events commence.
Lunch will be served for the Senior School via the P&F Building on this day from 12.45-1.15pm.
At the conclusion of Day 1 students will depart for buses etc. There will be no other Athletics Training on this day.
Friday 21 June – Students will assemble for Tutor Group at the normal time of 8.40am for roll call then, under the direction and supervision of their Tutor, make their way to Briggs Oval for the commencement of the first events at 9.00am.
Morning tea and Lunch will be provided for all students via the P&F Building from 10.20-10.40am and then from 12.30-1.15pm.
The College Gift will be held at approximately 2.20pm. Students from the Junior and Middle School involved in the Gift will be escorted down to Briggs Oval at 1.50pm by Mr Edgar and will prepare for this event under his supervision before the Gift itself at 2.20pm.
At the conclusion of the day every effort will be made to make the presentations to all award winners. However, if time defeats us we will make these presentations on the first available assembly in Term 3 and all awardees parents will be informed accordingly.
We look forward to seeing as many students and parents as possible at this event.