It’s back! Our oval returned this week with a flurry of action, including our young cricketers getting ready for GPS next year and the football academy full of life on Monday. The oval successfully hosted the young worriers camp on Friday night, providing the perfect back drop for our boys to bond with each other and their role models. The grass seems to be growing quicker than we can cut it, as the moment, however there are still areas of the oval that are taking time to mature. Our table tennis and basketball competition is becoming the talk of the school, with a lot of friendly rivalry floating about. The sailors enjoyed a good week of weather, heading out with sunshine, wind and smooth sailing conditions.
The swimming block is here, with the Pre-school and reception kicking us off in the pool this week. Followed by our year 1 to 3 next Monday and years 4 to 6 in week 7. It promises to be a fun few weeks pool side, with our team of experienced coaches ready to work with the boys in an enjoyable, productive environment. Information about the swimming program is available on prepbook.
As we move towards the end of the year, it is now time to start planning for 2018. There is an expression of interest form on parent lounge for GPS sport, Junior Sport and our International Sport Tour. Get your names down fast as, in particularly the Sports Tour, spaces are filling fast.
It was a week late, but the T20 blast was worth waiting on. The T20 regional tournament, which was original delayed due to weather, went ahead last Friday at John Paul College. 10 of our year 6 cricketers attended the event, preparing well over the last few weeks, putting in the extra hours of training before and after school. The boys grow as a team throughout the day, pulling together as a unit, with each player having their moment to shine. With an average winning margin of plus 90, top score of 305 and max wicket hall of 11 in the 8 over round robin format, it gives you an idea of how expansive our TSS cricketers are with the bat and attacking with the ball. The day ended with the performance of the day, in our grand final match against Kings. Restricting Kings to a score in the 130’s through tight bowling and some terrific fielding. Our boys needed to score a modest 80 plus runs in reply having scoring 55 bonus points with the ball. A composed effort with the bat, saw TSS take the regional title by over 70 runs against a tough pool of schools. On to the State finals in late November, well done and good luck to our young cricketers.
T20 Regional Cricket Champions – Daniel Statham, Etienne Chabert, Ned Hanrahan, Billy Hayes, Charlie Carlos, Jack Tee, Darcy Young, Partick Tones and Vincent Wilkie.
Congratulations to Marcus Murphy a Year 2 student who has made the Gold Coast Div 2 Basketball Rep team. This is a great achievement as Marcus is only 8 years old.
Year 1-3 Skills Program Last session on Wednesday 8 November
Internal Basketball Competition: Last session on Friday 10 November ending at 5pm with a presentation. Parents are welcome to join in.
New Zealand Sports Tour 2018
Closing date for expressions of interest is Friday 3 November.
Please see attached document for further information.
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