Mr Tom Bradbury | Director of Co-Curricular Activities
The Border District Winter Trials saw several students attend trials for Football, Rugby League, Netball and Basketball the following students attended.
We congratulate all students on their success and wish them well at the Regional Trials.
Amelia Kuhn may have been our first Darling Downs representative for the year with her selection in the 12 years Girls’ Cricket team, but she was quickly followed by Jack Ragh who also was selected for Darling Downs Cricket in the Under 19 Boys team. Percy Kruger was unlucky not to make the final cut and will likely be a shadow player in the event of a withdrawal.
We sent five students to the Darling Downs Waterpolo trials with Bailey Harm, Ellyse Kruger, Ella McGlashan, Chloe Harm and Krystal Petersen representing well in the hard-fought trials. Bailey was our only successful participant gaining selection in the Darling Downs Team once more. He will now attend the State Championships in Brisbane in late April.
Week 7 holds many trials for our students across the College and we wish them well.
Following the Southern Downs Swimming Championship held at the WIRAC last week, the following students were selected in the Southern Downs Team to attend the Darling Downs Championship on Tuesday 28 February. Congratulations to:
We wish you all the very best for the Darling Downs Championships.
In a very solid display, the SCOTS PGC Swim Team held their own against Assumption, Warwick SHS, Clifton, Allora SHS, Warwick Christian School, Killarney SS and SOTE at the 96th Annual Warwick All Schools Swimming Carnival.
The following students turned in Age Champion or Runner-up performances and were the key to our overall success on the evening.
To top off all this individual and team success, Ellyse Kruger was named Female Swimmer of the Carnival for her 50 points amassed and 1 record broken. This record was in what is fast becoming Ellyse’s pet event, the 100m Freestyle, where she lowered the old mark by some 6.3 seconds to set the new one at 1.03.9min. A fantastic effort from the young champion.
Congratulations team on an outstanding performance both in and out of the pool. Thanks to Miss Carey and Mrs Stephenson for their supervision and management of our team and to all involved in running the event. We congratulate and also thank our opponents for the stiff competition and sportsmanship demonstrated throughout the evening.
Connie-Anne Sue Tin and Magdalena Abbott
Debating is an organised and competitive argument, based on a topic. There are two opposing teams, which feature three people per team, one that is ‘for’ the topic (affirmative) and the other that is ‘against’ the topic (negative). While the majority of a debater’s speech is prepared prior to the competition, there are also opportunities in the moment, to present rebuttals, where members can point out flaws and inconsistencies with the opposition’s arguments and points.
On Wednesday night, the Year 10 SCOTS PGC Debating team went up against Toowoomba Grammar School for their first debate of the season. The topic of the evening’s debate was ‘That the senate should be elected by lottery.’
It was an entertaining and fulfilling debate. Unfortunately for us, Toowoomba Grammar was victorious on the night. We learned a lot to help us prepare for our upcoming debates. Our next debate will be a short prep round in 3 weeks, and we are very excited to see what happens next. We will have a minimum of two other debates in Term 2 and are hoping to improve further throughout the year.
In Week 5, we made another baggy cricket cap presentation to Jesse Bohm, who was named in our First XI squad prior to the match against St Marys. Captain Jack Ragh, presented Jesse with his cap, who went on to have a great game!
First XI Match Report v Concordia | Mr Callum Blake
The First XI game went right down to the wire, with Concordia taking the chocolates after running a bye off the very last ball. SCOTS PGC batted first and got off to a flyer with Daniel Hughes hitting a half-century, including multiple sixes. Unfortunately, he played a lone hand, as the team were kept to 108 at the end of their 20 overs. In the field, SCOTS PGC were electric, stopping and backing up every ball that came their way. This was backed up by some tight bowling, particularly from Jack Ragh and Phoebe Bryant who, once again, took wickets at key moments. With 7 runs required off the last over, the Concordia batters were able to keep calm and get their team over the line in a tight finish.
Junior XI match Report v Concordia | Mr Dan Kuhn
The mighty Junior XI came away with a win yesterday, proving the old adage that catches win matches! Their fielding effort was a million miles away from their first game three weeks ago, and they are starting to look like a cricket team. Concordia batted first and were bowled out for 62 or 74 depending on which way you look at it. 62 with their batters and then our Nav and Annabel batted for them and helped them get to 74. Our bowlers were in the wickets with Oliver Swift, Amelia Kuhn and Matt Howard all on hat tricks at some stage of the innings. Oliver 3/14, Amelia Kuhn 3/6, Matt Howard 2/3, Dan Kuhn 1/3 off 2 were the pick of the bowlers. The run chase saw Matt Howard compile a well composed 30 off 44 and Sundries played a great supporting role establishing a crafty 37 in total. We ended our 20 on 8/93.
Mrs Rachel Bruyn | Equestrian Centre Manager
The SCOTS PGC Equestrian Extravaganza for 2023 was held on 18 & 19 February 2023. Our competitors and our band of helpers worked hard through the heat for a fantastic weekend. It was great to see our students out in force representing the College among a field of worthy interschool competitors. Sophie Poole, Jessica Angus, Charlotte Kielly, Jessica Howard, Phoebe Sellick, Laura Joubert, Hannah Lawler, Ivy Westley, Mac Sanderson, and Zoey-Ella Nowlan represented our school with great sportsmanship and skill, with many clear rounds and round placings throughout the weekend.
SCOTS PGC College was Reserve Champion Team in the Combined Training with our team comprising Jessica Angus, Phoebe Sellick, Ivy Westley and Laura Joubert. We were also the Reserve Champion Team in the Showjumping, with our team of Phoebe Sellick, Jessica Howard, Jessica Angus and Mac Sanderson.
Individually, in the Combined Training Discipline, we congratulate Jessica Angus who placed second overall in the Secondary CT 1*, and Phoebe Sellick, who placed second overall in the Secondary CT 60cm, and Ivy Westley who placed fourth in the same class. Phoebe was also fourth overall in the Secondary CT 80cm.
In the Showjumping Discipline, our students also experienced individual success in the arena over the weekend. Congratulations to Phoebe Sellick, for first place overall in the Secondary 90cm and 3rd place in the Secondary 70cm. Jessica Angus took out fourth place overall in the Secondary 100cm, Jessica Howard was third overall in the Secondary Training 50cm, and Zoey-Ella Nowlan was fourth in the Primary 50cm.
Well done to all of our students who competed, and to those that assisted, particularly to our Extravaganza Committee – Beck Poole, Claire Angus, Kylie Brasch, Peta Sanderson and Jo Sellick, who worked tirelessly to organise and deliver the event. Thank you to the following parents and students who also gave their time to help out over the weekend: Christine Bradfield, Rob Sanderson, Graeme Angus, Nick Poole, Jeremy and Pauline Joubert, and students (non-competing): Gabby Sellick, Tom Brasch, April Davies, Elyse Kruger, Paige Bowerman, Chelsea Leonard, Chaylee Bruyn, Mia Bischoff, Mylie Caldwell, Molly Sinclair.
In closing, may I add my deepest thanks to all listed above for without these people the show surely could not go on. Also, to the wonderful Mrs Rachel Bruyn who makes so much happen at our Centre and for our Events. She is often the glue that binds the centre and its residents together and we thank her immensely for her great work. – Mr Tom Bradbury