Mr Robert Egan – Prep Sportsmaster
Week 2 of Term 4 and our sporting program is already well under way.
The prep hall project is moving forward at a rate of knots, our basketball fans will be pleased to hear that 6 basketball hoops have already been installed. I’m excited to say that one of the next stages of the hall build is the permanent seating, get in quickly if you’d like to reserve a family plaque on one of the grandstand seats. Our oval redevelopment is running smoothly, with a spot of rain helping bed in the new grass and rejuvenate the area. Along with the completion of the stone grandstand below our new carpark, I’m sure you will all agree, we have a lot to look forward to next year.
This terms sports celebrations gone underway early, with our GPS athletics team hosting a warm up meet on Friday evening. St Hildas, Gregory Terrace and Emmanuel College were all in attendance, seeing a plethora of athletes from years 5 – 12 complete throughout the evening, across the spectrum of events at Griffith University athletics stadium. This event ended the weekend with the GPS Golf championships, were the TSS Prep Team came home winners of the 2017 Junior Championships, well done to all boys (Full Report Below).
With a 90 player field in the 4th and final event, it was TSS that made a change upsetting The Hills College to win the 2017 Junior Championship.
The last time the Junior Team won was in 2011, the trophy now returns to our Hall of Fame. In addition, Eshan Singh won the juniors individual honours over the 4 – 18 hole rounds. This is a remarkable feat as its the youngest player to ever win in the 21 history of the Queensland Intercollegiate Golf Associations. Congratulations to Nicky Hayes, Max Carr, and Jiaomo Hu who represented the Junior Golf Team.
A big welcome to Ethan Melton and Hunter Potts who played in their first QIGA event with fine rounds, the future of TSS golf is very strong.
If anyone would like to join the golf team in 2018, please contact Director Grant Garrison for details at 0421 287 826.
All of our activities are now underway, with our basketball skills program and internal competition starting this week, as well as our Milo cricket program getting underway on Tuesday afternoon. A reminder that all sign up details are on prepbook.
Information on House Cricket and GPS Cricket Trials are now on prepbook.
T20 Blast Regional Competition is taking place on 20th October, team selection, training schedule and tournament details on prepbook.
Intensive Swimming Block
In week 5, 6 and 7 our year’s K-R, 1-3. 4-6 respectively will take part in an intense swimming timetable. Information letter are now on prepbook outlining the program.
Table Tennis; Year 6 Staff/Student Competiton
The competition is filling up quickly, last chance to get your names to Mrs Schroder by Friday 13th October.
Learn to Sail
Sailing began on Tuesday, 10th October @ TSS Senior School Boatshed. Mr Massey and Mr Newton will be out on the water this Saturday, full details on prepbook.
Learn to Sail Starts @ TSS Boat Shed – Tuesday 10th October
Year 1-3 Skills Basketball Program @ Prep Basketball Courts – Wednesday 11 October
Internal Basketball Skills @ TSS Prep Courts – Friday 13th October
Junior GPS Track and Field Championships – Thursday 19th October
T20 State Championships – Friday 20th October
King’s School Touring Fixtures (Tennis / Cricket) – Friday 20th October
South Coast Triathlon – Sunday 5th November
South Coast Aquathlon – Tuesday 7th November (TBC)
‘Good is not good, when better is expected. We set our own limits.’
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