Mr Robert Egan – Prep Sportsmaster
Where has the time gone, we find ourselves half way through term 4 already and it’s sport as usual.
Our athletes shone this week at the Junior GPS championships, showing how individual performances can contribute to a team result. It was great to see the strong ‘band of brothers’ spirit at the centre of our GPS athletics team, with boys giving their all, supporting in full voice and stepping in for one and other, where needed. There were several testing moments throughout the day, including injuries, replacements, event juggling, not to mention the pressures of a large athletics meet. The boys conducted themselves with maturity beyond their years. Celebrating its 4th year as an event, the Junior GPS athletics saw an improving TSS team perform well, with some exception individual performances. Congratulations to all the boys who took part, I look forward to seeing you on the track again soon.
On Thursday afternoon, King’s College, Auckland, made their way down the coast, from Brisbane, to play against the our boys. Thank you to the billeting family’s for their support in hosting and attending the fixtures, our strong community spirit at TSS really shines through at moments like these.
The King’s boys enjoyed the sun and surf on Friday, before joining our boys on the cricket pitch and tennis courts. There was a lot of talent on show at both sporting venues, sharing the spoils, with narrow wins/loses going either way, this gave the boys plenty to talk about over match teas. Safe journey home for our New Zealand friends, we hope for a return fixture soon.
This week we begin our preparations for 2018 GPS, with our cricketers out in force on Wednesday afternoon. The internal basketball competition and skills sessions continue, alongside the staff/student table tennis. Sailing is battling through tough weather conditions, but is proving very successful with the boys quickly picking up the basics and enjoying time out on the water.
As we head towards the middle of term 4, it is time to reflect on the past year and plan for the next. Over the next few weeks an expression of interest form for sport in 2018 will hit parent lounge.
‘do you know what my favourite part of the game is? The opportunity to play’ Mike Singletary
Congratulations to Noah van der Laan and Charlie Carlos for making the U14 Division 1 Gold Coast Team. The boys will travel to Townsville next year to compete in a tournament.
Our preparation for the 2018 GPS Cricket season starts here. Over the next two Wednesday’s we shall host our initial GPS cricket trials.
Date: Wednesday 25th October and Wednesday 1st November
Time: 3.45 – 5.15pm
Location: Prep School Oval / Nets (Trials will still take place at Prep Under Cover Area in Wet Weather)
Equipment: TSS sports kit. (House shirts expectable), drink bottles, hat and sunscreen. Feel free to bring your kit bags, there will be some equipment available on the day. Boys are adviced to purchase their own protector.
Date: Tuesday 31 October
Venue: Pearce Theatre
Dress: Gymnastics – Gym gear, Golf – golf gear, Debating and Chess Day Uniform.
|9am||Year 5 & 6 Choir|
|11am||Year 3 & 4 Choir|
|11.45am||GPS Gymnastics Squad|
Dates: Wednesday 20 June – Friday 29 June 2018
Please see prepbook for further information.
Please read all information and submit applications to Mrs Schroder by Friday 3 November.
This week TSS Prep participated in the ‘ 2017 Individual age chess championships’, which saw 750 participants converge at Emmanuel College for the largest ever tournament of its kind on the Gold Coast. Congratulations to Ryan Zhang who won a medal for second place in his age group.
This week TSS Prep participated in the ‘ 2017 Individual age chess championships’, which saw 750 participants converge at Emmanuel College for the biggest ever tournament of its kind on the Gold Coast. The following boys won merit awards:
The following boys won medals in their age group:
Merit Award – Max Carr, Josh Laurens, Ray Zhai, Harrison Howard, Alonso Espin
Thomas Xu (first position), Ethan Ong (second position), Ryan Zhang (third position).
The following boys represented our school with ever increasing expertise, decorum in defeat and humility in victory:
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