Mr Tom Bradbury | Director of Co-Curricular Activities
The Sheep Club took a team of 12 students to the EKKA with a number of highlights as collated by Mrs Kuhn below. We congratulate the students on a fantastic week of learning and competition.
Fleece judging – 6 SCOTS PGC students were selected to speak in the judging finals with the best results in Junior and Senior categories proving very successful. Congratulations to our students on the following achievements:
Dairy judging – Tilly Judd, Highly Commended
Junior Judging – Austin Judd, the only SCOTS PGC student selected to speak, was awarded a highly commended.
Junior Handlers – Angus Hamilton, 2nd, Genevieve Hunter, 4th, and Grace Ryan highly commended in a strong field of competitors.
Overall Handlers – selected from a combined group of the junior + senior handler winners saw Angus Hamilton take out 3rd place which was an excellent effort across all sections.
Texel Sheep – Our Texel sheep were awarded class ribbons but did not receive Champion ribbons.
Corriedale Sheep – The Corriedale sheep were also awarded class ribbons but did not receive Champion ribbons.
Merino Challenge – (First year it has been run) – SCOTS PGC entered late in the Merino challenge, with only limited time to prepare both animal and fleece. Our Merinos placed 5th & 6th against a strong field of competitors. It was decided to bring one Merino back with us so we can practise preparing a fine fleece for the show in preparation for next year’s challenge.
Finally, Mrs Kuhn came 2nd in the teachers handling competition out of a field of about 25 Staff from 8 schools, proving she knows her stuff.
Congratulations to all students and staff on a great week of competition and learning.
Miss Peyton Crofton – Music Teacher
We are thrilled to share some fantastic news from our College choir! Their recent performances for 105 Years of PGC and Book Week have truly been remarkable and deserve a hearty round of applause.
The choir members have showcased their dedication and hard work, leaving the audience impressed with their harmonious voices and captivating renditions. These performances not only entertained, but also demonstrated the choir’s commitment to their art.
But the journey doesn’t end here! Our choir still has another two upcoming performances, and for these we want to wish them the best of luck. With their commitment and talent, we are sure they will continue to spread joy and harmony wherever they go.
Let’s show our support by cheering them on in their rehearsals and upcoming events. Your applause and encouragement mean the world to these young performers.
On Tuesday 15 August, our Southern Downs Athletics Team participants headed to Toowoomba for the Darling Downs Championships and an opportunity to go to the big dance in Brisbane for the Queensland 10-12 Years Track and Field Championships in October. All our students listed below performed well and achieved in most cases a season’s best if not a personal best.
Sophie Benz, Ebbathea Bowie, Sienna Farrell, Thomas Grayson, William Grayson, Cooper Keogh, Victoria McHardy, Pania Petera, Isabelle Pettiford and Tori Winters
Some of course performed better than others and the following students excelled to the point where they have been selected in the Darling Downs Team and will get their chance in Brisbane at the State Championships in late October.
We congratulate Sophie Benz – 100m, William Grayson – Discus and Tori Winters – 100m, 200m, Long Jump on their performances and selection in their favoured events and we wish them well for their State Championships campaign. Training will continue on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for these athletes in preparation for the championships.
This was held over two days on Thursday and Friday 17-18 August in Toowoomba. Day 1 of this event saw the track events held at The Glennie School whilst Day 2 was held at O’Quinn St Athletics facility. Twenty-two of our qualifiers committed themselves to attending this event and for some, it was a new experience whilst for others it was just another day at the track.
The athletes below all participated well in their events despite the poor conditions on Day 2 and several students walked away with medals and selection paperwork.
Ben Carey, Philippa Cassels, Amira Duffy, Seth Esson, Lachlan Groves, Bailey Harm, Tanner Henley, Ellyse Kruger, Hannah Lawlor, Lily Malone, Mackenzie Mayall, Adam McDonald, Henry McMillan, Mia McMurtrie, Oliver Miller, Charlie Montgomery, Bethany Moore-Kirkland, Elliza Moore-Kirkland, Sarah Morris, Darcy Noller, Phoebe Sellick and Sienna Sparksman, all represented the College with pride and determination across the two days of competition.
Over the two days, we garnered 12 Gold, 7 Silver and 8 Bronze medals along with several top 10 placings against the best athletes across the region.
Our most successful athletes were:
Particular mention goes to Bethany Moore-Kirkland on her record in the 3000m Walk setting a new mark of 19.30.17min in the process and breaking the old mark by some three and a half minutes.
Congratulations to all on your success and we wish all our selected athletes the very best for their State Championships preparations. Training will continue on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons for these athletes in preparation for the championships.