Mr Tom Bradbury – Assistant Director of Co-curricular
With week 3 down, our activities schedule is now in full swing, with students and their respective co-curricular groups taking part in a number of events and competitions. From all reports, students are enjoying the process of learning new skills, building friendships and competing in their specialist areas. We hope the following wrap up demonstrates just how beneficial our co-curricular activities are for our students and their wider development.
SCOTS PGC Senior Interclan Swimming Carnival
Our senior school students gathered at the WIRAC last Thursday to contest the 2019 Senior Interclan Swimming Carnival. The events were hotly contested across most age groups and events and our parent spectators were treated to an excellent display of swimming.
The clan swims were well supported by all students present if for no other reason but to cool off in the muggy conditions. It was also wonderful to see a number of staff leading the way in these clan swim off events to encourage their charges.
The overall clan championship winners were spread amongst the clans which made the competition tight right until the death. Our winners are:
Girls Interclan Relays Macinnes
Boys Interclan Relays Mackay
Champion Girl Clan Leslie
Champion Boy Clan Mackay
Champion Clan Leslie
Not unlike the JAM Carnival the day prior, the Age Championships offered us a mixture of tight tussles and runaway victories. We are pleased to announce the following students as this year’s Age Champions and Runners-Up for 2019:
13yrs – Age Champion – Krystal Petersen Runner-up – Macey Edgar
14yrs – Age Champion – Ruby Noller Runner-up – Jacoba de Jager
15yrs – Age Champion – Erin Fearby Runner-up – Alexandra Marchand
16yrs – Age Champion – Shona McFarland Runner-up – Faithe Repo
17/18yrs – Age Champion – Emily Rhodes Runner-up – Jessica Brierley
13yrs – Age Champion – Cooper Harm Runner-up – Darcy Noller
14yrs – Age Champion – River Taylor Runner-up – Jesse Bohm
15yrs – Age Champion – Max Keable Runner-up – Nicholas McGahan
16yrs – Age Champion – William Gilmore Runner-up – William Lawrence
17/18yrs – Age Champion – Thomas Keable Runner-up – Chase Naylor
Two major records were broken during the carnival and we congratulate the following students on setting new marks in these events.
17/18yrs 50m Butterfly – Emily Rhodes
16yrs 50m Butterfly – Shona McFarland
Congratulations to all the students on their hearty participation and support of their fellow team mates. A special thanks to all the staff who worked tirelessly to get through our big programme and help the day run as efficiently as possible. Thank you lastly to the parents for their attendance and support of their children. These school days are short lived and not all can get the opportunity to celebrate their children’s achievements in the flesh so I am sure the children appreciated having you here to see them compete.
This week we contest the Border District Championships, next week the Warwick All Schools and yet to come is the QCIS Championship. Those who have qualified for the Darling Downs trials have been notified and they will proceed to compete in these in early March. Detail of the pending carnivals will be issued as soon as possible via SEQTA so please stay tuned.
Futsal kicks off with solid performances!
Our 2019 futsal campaign kicked off this week in Toowoomba with solid performances against some seasoned combinations.
Our boys were no easy beats with the following initial results:
Year 5/6 Boys: 5-3 loss with 5 attempts hitting the framework
Year 9/10 boys: 7-4 win and a 6-4 loss
Year 11/12 boys: 6-4 loss in what was quite possibly the senior match of the round
We are newcomers in the girls’ competition and our littlest combatants the Year 5/6 team, showed some great fighting spirit to go down 5-3 to Glennie’s Year 7 team. At the time of submission our Year 9/10 Team and 11/12 Teams were yet to compete but we look forward to reporting on their exploits next week.
The senior and junior girl’s teams kicked off their Warwick Senior Netball campaign with wins all around on Tuesday night which was a fantastic way to start the year. Miss Tiffany Cullen is back on board to coach our senior side, whilst Mrs Hester Wiid and Mrs Louise Ratcliffe have once again put their hand up to co-ordinate what is expected to be an exciting season of SCOTS PGC netball. Not only are these ladies co-ordinating but they are also coaching our junior teams which will include the Laura Geitz’s team (Year 7, 8, 9) competing this weekend in Toowoomba. This is a fantastic opportunity to take part in a completion endorsed by our former student and Australian Diamond representative, Laura Geitz. We wish the girls the very best in what will undoubtedly be a baptism of fire as our first team to enter this prestigious regional event.
The College will also be entering teams into the Junior and Senior Vicki Wilson Regional Competitions held later in the year which will see our girls put themselves against the best of the Darling Downs for a spot in the State Finals in October.
We are very excited about our partnership with Warwick Netball which will see more girls access the Inter-District programme, exposing them to greater competition and enhancing their skill development through an appropriately paced developmental pathway.
In what has been a juggling act between school-based competition and club-based participation we have decided a club-based program will provide the best opportunities in 2019. We anticipate this leading to a regional school based competition in 2019/2020 pending QRU funding and school commitment from within the region. Details of this programme will come to all families in the near future with Teams in Under 13, Under 15 and Under 17 being raised from within the College. Keep an eye out on SEQTA in the coming week.
Cricket in the Spotlight
Cricket has made a return to the SCOTS PGC playing fields with our re-entry into the local competition. If your son or daughter is interested in playing either Under 11, Under 13 or Under 16 please come on down to Briggs Oval Wednesday afternoons for some great coaching, comradery and fun with our coaching staff.
Next week our First XI play their first T20 match for the year against Assumption College, so keep an eye out for game venue and playing time details in the coming days.
Darling Downs Trials 19 February 2019
Next Tuesday we wish the following students the very best as they contest their respective regional trials in Toowoomba…
Tennis – William Gilmore, Kira Holmes
Touch – Peter McFarland, Eve King, Chloe O’Halloran
If your child is a notable athlete and keen to trial at respective Southern Downs and Border District sporting events, please watch out for details on SEQTA messages. I have recently sent details of upcoming trials for both these and have only received a few expressions of interest.