From the Co-Curricular Desk

Mr Tom Bradbury | Director of Co-Curricular Activities

Representative success

Our students continue to impress across the spectrum of opportunities on offer and we congratulate the following who have gained representative honours in the past fortnight.

Darling Downs Cross Country

We congratulate all our students who attended the Darling Downs Cross Country Championships last Tuesday – Solis Mahoney, Jemmah Nielsen, Tori Winters, Cooper Keogh, and Braxton Kontuzoglus were members of the Southern Downs Team, whilst Bethany Moore-Kirkland, Lachlan Groves, Will Peters, Murphy Benson and Elliza Moore-Kirkland represented the College in the 13-19 years events.

We are immensely proud to advise that three students made the Darling Downs Team following their excellent performances. Elliza Moore-Kirkland (3rd), Bethany Moore-Kirkland (6th), and Lachlan Groves (5th) have all been selected to represent the region at the Queensland School Sport Cross Country Championships to be held in Hervey Ball on July 15-17. We wish them all the best in their endeavours.

Darling Downs Basketball

Next week Treshawne Achari will represent Darling Downs in Basketball at the Queensland School Sport 10-12 years Basketball Championships held in Townsville. We wish him all the best as he represents the Darling Downs for the first time at a State Championship.

Rugby Representatives

This week Jesse Bohm and Ryan Bohm head off to the Queensland School Sport U18 Rugby Union Championships with the Darling Downs Schoolboys Team. We wish the boys all the best for a successful championship.

Hockey Success

Last week Samuel Bourke represented the Darling Downs in the Queensland 13-19 years Hockey Championships. Samuel was part of an amazing boys’ regional team that went undefeated to win the State Championships. Personally, Samuel was named as a shadow for the travelling Queensland U16 Schoolboys side. We Congratulate Samuel on this achievement and look forward to seeing if he progresses with a call-up to the State Team.

Next week, Emma Bradbury heads to Brisbane to play for Darling Downs in the Queensland 13-19 years Hockey Championships for the girls, and we wish her well at this event.

Outside of our school-based pathways, we congratulate Krystal Petersen named as a shadow goalkeeper at the recent Hockey Queensland U18 Championships whilst representing Warwick Hockey Association.

QCIS Cross Country Report

A solid team headed to Downlands on Tuesday 9 May for the Annual QCIS Cross Country.  The tough Downlands Course certainly challenged the runners and only the best of the best were able to conquer its steep hills and intricate twists and turns.

The Open Boys, led by Captain Mackenzie Mayall, were our best performers taking the win against the fast finishers from Toowoomba Anglican School. Congratulations to Mackenzie Mayall, Benjamin Carey and Hamish Swift on their team performance. The U15 boys were our next-best team in 2nd place

In a run of 3rd place performances, we congratulate our U10 Boys and Girls, U11 Girls, U12 Boys and Girls, U13 Boys, U14 Boys, and U15 Girls.  Finishing 4th were our U11 Girls and U16 Girls, whilst our U13 Girls, U14 Girls, U16 Boys finished 5th.

Congratulations to all who put in a tremendous effort on the day, we are very proud that you – got up, dressed up, turned up, and stood up – when called upon by your school and we thank you immensely for this wonderful display of school spirit.

College Cross Country Reschedule

Following an extensive search of the calendar and discussions around this reschedule, I can advise that the College Cross Country will be held on Friday 14 July on Briggs Oval in conjunction with the Clan Sing-Off. The Cross Country events will commence at 10.10 am after the Clan Sing-Off and run as per the previously advertised program. An updated version will be published in the coming weeks on student and family notices.

QCIS Netball Evening

Last Friday evening our Junior and Senior ‘Vicki Wilson’ Teams of Netballers travelled to Downlands to partake in the first QCIS Interschool Netball Carnival. The afternoon and evening saw a feast of netball on offer to our girls.

Our Junior Team were most successful finishing 4th in the competition. Their 12-10 win against Concordia was enough to put them into a final play-off against TAS going down 16-11. Our Senior Team – First VII – finished 5th with a tough night out against Downlands 1 and 2, Toowoomba Anglican School and Our Lady of the Southern Cross College, who all had strong and very tall teams to contest with. Their best result was also a 16-11 loss to Our Lady of the Southern Cross College. Some competitive matches across the night certainly tested both teams.

A big thank you goes out to Mrs Wiid for her organisation and training of the girls in preparation for this event.

Both teams now turn their attention to the Junior Vicki Wilson Cup and the Senior Vicki Wilson Cup to be held in Toowoomba on Friday 2 June.