Mr Tom Bradbury | Acting Head of Co-Curricular Activities
At the recent Queensland School Sport Track and Field Championships our SCOTS students performed very admirably with several personal best performances and top 10 finishes as seen in the following results. We congratulate our students on these fine results and the hard work that many of them put in over the holidays to gain these results.
Henry McMillan was our best-placed performer gaining 4th in his Discus with a whopping 41-metre effort. The most heart-wrenching performance was by Mackenzie Mayall in the final event of the championship where he was unfortunately disqualified for stepping inside his lane on the top curve in the 400m. Mac crossed the line in third place in what appeared to be a 3-second personal best time of 51 seconds only to be told he was out of the race. The true champion that he is was devasted but accepting and retrospective about the result vowing to return next year and right the ledger.
In Week 2 of Term 4, we conducted our annual Tennis Championship with competitors in the U12 and U15 age groups challenging for tennis supremacy at the College.
Our Finals were gripping affairs with the following results gained across the matches.
In the Under 12 final, Ari Hall proved too strong for Tim Amos, who put up a valiant contest. Ari took the match 10-5 and was crowned Champion.
In the U15 Championship, it was a family affair with James Buchan proving too strong for his sister Georgina, taking the match 10-4. Georgina defiantly held on throughout the match with some flashes of brilliance, but James had the wood on her with court coverage.
Presentations will be made at assembly in the coming weeks to acknowledge their achievements.
Cricket is undergoing a restructure with Term 4 trial games against Downlands College and the Wanderers Cricket Club slated in Weeks 5 and 8, weather permitting.
Term 1 is shaping as a busy one with matches against Downlands College, St Mary’s College, Toowoomba Anglican School, Concordia College and Mary Mackillop all in the pipeline as the QCIS competition sets to expand its reach.
We are looking for players in Years 7 to 9 and 10 to 12 to fill our teams for these competitions. We encourage our Years 4 to 6 students to get involved with the Warwick Junior Cricket Association fixtures on a Saturday morning to enhance their skills. Students from Years 6 to 12 are welcome at our training on Wednesday afternoons and those in Years 1 to 6 are encouraged to attend our Arranmore program in Term 2.
Training continues Wednesday afternoons weather permitting, with options to use the WALEC Courts in the event our nets and ovals are out of action. Contact Mr Callum Blake if interested.
Squad Swimming continues on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings from 6.00 – 7.00 am at the WIRAC Pool and will run through until Monday of Week 8. Please notify Miss Carey and Mrs Casey if you are keen to attend as the registration form previously sent has since closed. Swimmers must be able to swim a continuous 200m and have experience in all four strokes.
These activities continue on Monday – Touch, and Tuesday – Futsal and are relatively weatherproof activities; however, if storms are around, we will make the call as soon as is practicable in the best interests and safety of the students. These activities are quite full so at this stage, we are not taking any further registrations. These will continue through until Week 7 of the term.
Darling Downs Aquathlon Trials (11-12 years of age in 2023) | Friday 28 October | Best wishes to Ella Hutchison
Darling Downs Triathlon Trials (13-19 years of age in 2023) | Sunday 13 November | entries have closed
SCOTS Youth Draft | Saturday-Sunday 12-13 November | moved to new venue at Allora Showgrounds
Speech Day Awards | Thursday and Friday 17-18 November | John Muir Sports Centre