Mr Tom Bradbury | Director of Co-Curricular Activities
Welcome back to the 2023 school year and an action-packed Term 1 full of co-curricular activities and representative trials.
This year, I take on the role full-time as the Director of Co-Curricular Activities (no longer in an acting capacity) and Miss Alexis Carey has been appointed to the role of Sports Co-ordinator.
Below you will find a flow chart of the co-curricular departments within the school and the personnel responsible for these areas. Please feel free to use this as a guide when contacting staff regarding activities, we do ask you to always include Miss Carey or myself in your enquiries to ensure replies are attended to as soon as we can.
A new equestrian coach has been engaged: Miss Stephanie Pejkovic joins the team. She comes to us with a wealth of experience and a passion to assist Mrs Rachel Bruynto build the Equestrian Centre in a direction that could be beneficial to all stakeholders. We welcome Stephanie to our team!
We are continuing to refine the operations of the Equestrian Centre and over the coming months, we aim to improve service delivery for our riders and all involved. Private specialist coaches have been retained and will always strive to offer these for our students to access.
This week we have been running trials to select our First XI and Junior XI for participation in the Term 1 T20 competition against Downlands, St Mary’s, TAS and Concordia. Teams will be announced soon and our First XI will be presented their caps at Assembly in Week 3. We look forward to seeing how our teams fair this year. Our first home game is set for Thursday 9 February on Briggs and Dunning Ovals, weather permitting.
Over the course of Term 1, many students will access representative pathways for a wide variety of school sports. Just this week, a number of students attended the Southern Downs 10-12 years Cricket Trials where Amelia Kuhn was successful in gaining selection. Tim Amos also performed very well and was unlucky not to make the Southern Downs Team.
Next week we have Border District Summer Trials for our U15 and Open age students in Touch and Cricket along with the fast-approaching Darling Downs Trials and Border District Winter Trials to be held in Warwick.
Nominations for all Representative Pathways were called for at the beginning of school via our surveys; however, if you missed these and are an athlete of some significant skills in your chosen sport, please enquire with Miss Carey as to the best options for your potential participation.
Arranmore activities will commence next week, in the most part, with communications going out to families in the coming days for those who have nominated to participate.
Over the recent school holidays our Futsal Captain, Krystal Petersen, was off in Sydney representing Queensland West at the National Junior Club Futsal Titles. At these titles, Krystal played in goal for the maroons and helped take the team to the semi-finals. At the conclusion of the championships, Krystal was named in the U16 All-Star Team of the championships. We congratulate Krystal on her performance and continued success in this arena.
Again, SCOTS PGC students were certainly not sitting idle over the holidays with several getting out and about at campdrafts around the traps.
We had around 10 of our students compete at Tenterfield Campdraft just before the commencement of school, with some great success.
Toby Usher was the winner of the Juvenile category (of approximately 60 competitors), with Georgia Mulcahy placing fourth.
Amelia Weier was second in the Junior category (of approximately 40 competitors).
These are fantastic results in some quality and big fields. Congratulations to Toby, Georgia and Amelia on fantastic results and to our students on their endeavours at this event.
In 2023, as an extension of our Junior Sport Competition offerings, we will be kicking off the SCOTS PGC Junior Futsal Competition open to students from across the College and wider community in the age groups of U8, U10 and U12. This will be limited to 6 teams in each competition with team and individual registrations welcome via our registration portal. A maximum of 8 players on each team will see 48 players able to participate in this mixed competition. Teams require equal female to male players to register.
Register here by February 6, 2023. The competition commences on Friday 10 February.
2023 Captains of Co-Curricular Activities
This past week we inducted our leaders across the school, and are pleased to once again acknowledge our Co-Curricular leaders below. Congratulations to all on your appointments and best wishes for a big year ahead.
|Athletics||Emma Bradbury, Mackenzie Mayall|
|Basketball||Daisee Lawson, Jesse Bohm|
|Cattle Club||Maddison Taylor, Daniel Hughes|
|Alexis Zerner, Lachlan Naughten|
|Cross Country||Zara Kruger, Mackenzie Mayall|
|Equestrian - English||Gabrielle Sellick, Sophie Poole|
|Equestrian - Campdraft||Mia Bischoff, Mitchell Muller|
|Pipes and Drums - Drum Major||Joshua Hullock|
|Pipes and Drums - Pipe Major||Rosalie Mauch|
|Pipes and Drums - Drum Sergeant||Kweller Manfield|
|Pipes and Drums - Pipe Sergeants||Fraser Collins, Rory Macfarlane|
|Rugby 7s (Girls)||Makybe Edwards|
|Rugby Union (Boys)||Hank Zammit|
|Sheep Club||Abby Brown|
|Swimming||Abigail Skaines, Paul Costello|