Mr Tom Bradbury | Acting Director of Co-Curricular Activities
Darling Downs Track and Field Selections
Following the conclusion of the Darling Downs Track and Field Championships, the selectors have advised that the following students have been selected to attend the State Championships in late October.
We congratulate our students on their selection and wish them well for their preparations and competition at these State Championships in Term 4.
Super Schools Cup Final and Season Wrap
Mr Cahal Davis | Rugby Coordinator
As the 2022 Rugby Union season has come to a close, I would like to take the opportunity to reflect on the great Darling Downs Super Schools Cup SCOTS PGC College had. The College fielded 3 teams in the DDSSC; U13, U15 and Opens. The culture that comes with schoolboy rugby always provides an outstanding experience for SCOTS boys. The U13 and U15 teams bailed out in the semi-finals, narrowly losing to tough competition. The Open boys’ team, despite having a shaky start to the season, strung together wins at critical parts of the season, earning a spot in the Grand Final.
A merry band of SCOTS PGC College students boarded a bus for Clive Berghofer Stadium, daringly led by Mr David Marriot and our fine leadership team. Students toiled away to create supportive posters and prepped their singing voices for fierce war cries. We would like to thank all supporters that came and cheered on our Open team on grand final night.
Unfortunately, a slow start plagued the Opens, as Faith Lutheran College jumped out to an early 14-0 lead. The boys courageously ground out for the remainder of the game. A late string of tries saw our Opens back into the game late, but the story was of too little too late. The final score was 36 – 17, seeing Faith Lutheran College raise the DDSSC trophy.
Some great performances from our boys could be noted through Paul Costello with his strong running and defence. He was supported by his off sider in the flanks, Adrian Titus, who punches well above his weight defensively. Hank ‘the tank’ Zammit led the way in attack with some barn-storming runs splitting the Faith defence.
Despite the result, the Opens making the grand final of the DDSSC and the U13, and U15s making the semi-finals is a positive reflection of the growing culture of Rugby Union excellence at SCOTS PGC College.
Thank you to all the SCOTS PGC College community involved in Rugby Union in the 2022 season, without this ongoing support, the program would not be in the positive position it is now.
Netball Season Wrap
Our Netball season came to an end last week with a final Gala evening between Assumption College, Warwick SHS and SCOTS PGC. The afternoon commenced at 3.30 pm with nine matches played across the College courts in three timeslots.
The SCOTS PGC students were incredibly supportive and helped with the setting up, getting the posts to the correct height, and helped with scoring (Year 10 boys and girls).
Parents from both teams came to support the girls and there was a positive and good vibe around the netball courts.
Teachers and coaches from all schools were grateful for SCOTS initiating and organising the Inter-school Competition and look forward to continuing the competition in the future.
The girls had a few wins and losses with the results as follows:
2023 holds new challenges with inter-school competition at the Laura Geitz Carnival, Junior Vicki Wilson Carnival, Senior Vicki Wilson Carnival and the new QCIS Netball Carnival to come online.
As the season ends, we take the opportunity to thank Mrs Hester Wiid and Miss Tiffany Cullen for their coordination and coaching of our students throughout the year. Without their support, we could not offer this sport to our girls and with their help, we look to expand the program over the coming years.
Early Years Athletics Carnival
In a departure from tradition, we have created a new tradition this year with the staging of our Early Years Athletics Carnival on Buss Oval this past week.
All students from Prep to Year 3 were engaged in activities related to our traditional track and field events including a standing long jump, javelin throw, shot put and discus event culminating in their sprint event and shuttle relays. All students engaged well in the activities provided by the staff and a spirit of fun and participation certainly pervaded the carnival.
2023 will see us extend this concept further into an Early Years Swimming Carnival for our 5-8 years students with further novelty events for all members of Prep to Year 3 in which to participate.
Thank you goes to our Early Years teaching staff and our Co-Curricular staff for conducting the day and encouraging our students to be the best they can be.