Pictured: Bailey Harm (Year 6) represented the Darling Downs at the State Swimming Championships in Chandler this week.
Mr Tom Bradbury | Assistant Director of Co-curricular Activities
We are nearing the home stretch of Term 1 and what a wonderful term it has been! We are so very proud of the effort and improvement we have seen so far amongst all of our students, and we are already looking forward to what Term 2 has to offer (after our students and staff have some well-deserved downtime of course!)
The past few weeks have seen various representative trials take place and we are pleased to announce results as well as share information from various events that have occurred and some that are scheduled for next week.
Last Thursday and Friday we had several students engaged in Darling Downs Trials for various sports. I am pleased to advise that the following students have subsequently been selected into the Darling Downs Team following their performances at these trials.
U18 Rugby Union: Jonathon Winter, Anthony Hodges. Buchanan Titus named as a shadow player.
U15 Football: Zara Kruger
10-12 Swimming: Bailey Harm
13-19 Swimming: William Gilmore, Cooper Harm
We congratulate all on their success and wish them well at their respective State Championships. Our swimmers hit the Chandler Pool earlier this week, and we can already advise that Bailey Harm has had a cracking result in the Boys 50m Backstroke, which has earned him a place in the Queensland squad. Stay tuned for the full update next week. All other team championships will be held during Term 2.
Although these results are a little late to hit the newsletter, we are pleased to report the results of the College Swimming team’s effort at the QCIS Swimming Carnival which was held at Downlands College on 11 March. Our swimmers as always contested events at every opportunity and covered for sickness and absences as required.
This dedication saw the team take 3rd place overall in the standings defeating the much larger schools of Concordia and Downlands. We gained 2nd place narrowly to TACAPS (now known as TAS – Toowoomba Anglican School) in the percentage trophy, proving yet again we punch well above our weight when it comes to sports in this competition.
Finally, it is with great pleasure that I announce that several records were broken by SCOTS PGC swimmers across the day. Congratulations to the following students on their efforts.
Bailey Harm – 13yrs 50m Breaststroke, 50m Freestyle, 50m Butterfly, 50m Backstroke
William Gilmore – 16yrs 50m Butterfly
Bailey Harm, Darcy Noller, Samuel Bourke and Percy Kruger -13yrs 4x50m Freestyle Relay
The day showed a marvellous team effort from all and a testament to the dedication of our swimmers, their parents and the staff, all of whom have had a part to play in the success of our 2019 swimming team. Thanks also to our two captains Emily and Chase for their efforts in bringing the squad together and for supporting myself and Mr Peter Wilson throughout the term – your efforts are very much appreciated.
College Cross Country
The College Cross Country is to be held next Thursday, April 4 and is expected to be a huge affair with races overlapping to get greater participation and atmosphere for the Inter-clan participation.
All families should have the course maps and the programme for the day in their possession (this was sent out via SEQTA). Presentations will be made throughout the day to individual winners so parents may see their child race and then see their presentation straight after should they need to depart for work or other such appointments.
We are also seeking assistance from parents who can help out on the day with course marshalling. Your intentions can be forwarded to Mr Tom Bradbury via SEQTA. Any assistance you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
The morning will proceed as follows:
9.10am – 16-18yrs Boys 6km
9.12am – 9yr Girls/Boys 1500m
9.25am – 11yrs Boys/Girls 3km
9.27am – 8yrs Girls/Boys 1km
9.40am – 12yrs Boys/Girls 3km
9.42am – 7yrs Boys/Girls 800m
9.55am – 13yrs Boys/Girls 3km
9.57am – 6yrs Boys/Girls 600m
10.10am – 14-18yrs Clan Participation event 2km – Non Championship Event
10.12am – 5yrs Boys/Girls 400m
10.25am – 10yrs Boys/Girls 2km
10.35am – 14yrs Boys/Girls 4km
10.40am – 15yrs Boys/Girls 4km
10.45am – 16-18yrs Girls 3km
Sheep Club Success!
The Sheep Club have attended a number of the local country shows this term. However last week was the Warwick Show and an opportunity for our Sheep Club students to show their skills and knowledge off to the local community. We are very proud of the effort shown by all of our team members, and special congratulations must go to Senior Judging placegetters:
2nd place: Samantha McKechnie
3rd place: Zach McKechnie
This week the club is headed to the Toowoomba Show where we will once again take part in various classes. Progression through the local shows allows the students to qualify for nomination to the Ekka which will take place later on in the year. Good luck team!