Prep Sport Update – Term 2 Week 3

Mrs Marisa Schroder, Sports and Music Administrator

Sport Support

If you have any questions regarding either School Sport, House Sport or Co-Curricular options then please don’t hesitate to contact Marisa Schroder on .

Term Three GPS Sport – Basketball or Rugby

What sport will your son play in Term 3? Sign on will be in the next 3 to 4 weeks. Pre-season will begin after this.

If your son is in year 5 or 6 and finishes this year having not represented TSS in a GPS sport, you (and they) should be asking why. There is an expectation for boys to represent their school and contribute to our community.

If you have further questions please call administration and ask to speak to sports administrator, Mrs Marisa Schroder

Private Cricket Coaching – First XI Coach Ross Wallace

While it may seem weird that Cricket coaching is being promoted out of season, the reality is that 2018 GPS Cricket coaching begins late Term 3 – 17 school weeks away! The off-season is the perfect opportunity to make great gains in your skills.

Private cricket coaching is now available at the TSS Prep School by current TSS First XI coach Ross Wallace.  During the past ten years, TSS has won four (4) GPS First Eleven premierships with Ross’ guidance.

Both the beginner & the accomplished player will be catered for in an attempt to develop cricketers to become better players & hopefully eventual First XI players.
All facets of the game shall be covered, batting, bowling, wicket keeping & of course fielding.

Some sessions are still available in the mornings before school at the TSS Prep nets.
Please address any inquiries to Ross on 0407759560.

Inter-House Cross Country

‘Impressed, inspiring, awesome’ were some of the words we use when describing the boy’s performances at last Friday’s event. It was so pleasing to see boys running and pushing themselves to finish…whether they were front of the race, mid pack or in the final few.

Congratulations to Musgrave House who took out the House Cross Country Shield.

Thank you to all parents and extended family members for your wonderful support.

Overall House Champion

  1. Musgrave
  2. Shepherd
  3. Mitre
  4. Dixon

Age Group winners

7 Years

  1. Griffin, Isaac – SHEPHERD
  2. Hughes, Max – MITRE
  3. Gallie, Drew – MUSGRAVE

8 Years

  1. Hall, Nicky – MUSGRAVE
  2. Ray, Sam – SHEPHERD
  3. Kakavas, George – MUSGRAVE

9 Years

  1. Llewellyn, Leo – MUSGRAVE
  2. Howard, Harrison – MUSGRAVE
  3. Singh, Eshan – DIXON

10 Years

  1. James, Angus – MITRE
  2. Gallie, Max – MUSGRAVE
  3. Gallie, Jack – MUSGRAVE

11 Years

  1. O’Connor, Callum – MUSGRAVE
  2. Elvin, Dane – MUSGRAVE
  3. Cleland, Jasper – MITRE

12 Years

  1. Hayes, Billy – MITRE
  2. Watson, Conna – MUSGRAVE
  3. Bradnam, Sidney – MITRE

GPS Football vs Toowoomba

6A TSS 0 – 1 TGS (Brian MacNicol)

With a change in fixtures, our 6As were up against the TGS 7Bs today so knew they had a fight on their hands. The boys were up to the challenge and battled really well. Daniel Maurice was the MOTM today, creating some great chances including running from the half way line, crossing into the box. Etienne Chabert kept the boys in the game with an outstanding challenge to save a goal, but today was just not to be. Finn Allman and Oliver Jackson were other stand out performances. A fabulous showing today boys. You should be proud of your efforts today.

6B TSS 1 – 8 TGS (Mr Sproule)

Ben Shuttlewood found himself on the score sheet for TSS today in a game where our boys were against a very strong TGS side. There were some great defensive intercepts and Mitch Schwede performed admirably in goal, keeping as many out as possible. Stand out performances go to Damian Blackmore and our goal scorer. The boys are looking forward to bouncing back next.

5A TSS 3 – 6 TGS (Mr Beecher)

TSS dominated the 1st half and produced 3 outstanding goals from Jakeob Webster, Jasper Cleland and Aidan Arthur. It was a great defensive display against stronger opposition and TGS came out in the 2nd half attacking often. Unfortunately, TGS were a little too dominating in their attacks and took the spoils today. Jasper Cleland produced a MOTM performance, along with Cash Milligan and Chez Bos. An excellent display of teamwork and discipline from our boys made our coach a proud man. Well done boys!

5B TSS 2 – 4 TGS (Mr Tones)

Up against a strong side, our boys knew the game would be tough. William Robertson covering defence from the opposite side to make a tackle, preventing a shot. The boys went into the half 1-0 down with plenty to play for. Dane Elvin burst down the left wing to score an outstanding goal and earn himself MOTM. Ali Al-Jumalily scored the other goal and with John Ell, contesting every 50-50 ball the pressure was on the attackers. Will Robertson and Adam Nicholls were stand out performances in a game TSS can be proud of. Well done boys.

5C TSS 1 – 3 TGS (Mr Fellowes)

Another great showing of attitude and discipline from the TSS boys, up against a stronger and bigger side. They often tried to play structured football, not giving up any passage of play and chasing every ball. Blair Roper and Mathias Bradbury were some stand out performances, with Mathias finding his way onto the score sheet late in the 2nd half. Well done boys, an unfortunate result, but a fantastic display of teamwork.

Prep Football Club

  • TSS U10 Red v Runaway Bay TSS won 5-2
  • TSS U10 Blue v Tambourine Mountain Eagles TSS won 6-2
  • TSS U8 Blue v Mudgeeraba Soccer Club TSS lost 0-2
  • TSS U8 Red v Ormeau Football club TSS won 6-2

Prep Rugby

The season draw is on the website below – please note that changes are made to the draw every week.

U6 Red

It was another brilliant attacking display from the U6 Reds on the weekend who took on an aggressive Helensvale Hogs outfit. Helensvale were committed in their defence; laying a number of bone crunching tackles which seemed to come straight out of the U8 playbook as opposed to the U6 one (I’m still trying to reconcile how that three-man “stacks on” in the second half in any way resembled a “two handed touch on the shorts”). Nonetheless, our boys played the game in the spirit it should have been played and should be proud of their efforts. Our defensive output was infinitely better also. Admittedly, that is largely a statement of mathematical fact based on the premise that we completed 0 tackles the previous week, but at the same time it was nice to see the boys improvement in spreading wide and stopping the easy runs down the sideline.

Player of the Day honours went to “The Road Runner” Brody Lynton, for a great all round game. He defended strongly on the wing and with any opportunity in attack, tucked the ball under his arm, went “Meep Meep” and left the defenders in a cloud of dust. A further shout out also to Coach Dave who was at his sidestepping best in passing the buck on referee duties to the First XV boys in attendance…

U7 White

It was a great effort by the boys on Saturday against the Gold Coast Eagles. Following a slow start to the game, the boys finished strong in the second half to outscore the Eagles. The boys really enjoyed the tips and support offered by some of the 1st XV players. Remy Lavirotte was player of the match for his strong runs and good passing.

U8 Blue

Despite the great start to the season, the form of week 1 could not be replicated. We went down to Gold Coast Eagles 30-20. The boys had spirit, ran hard and tried their best! Congrats to Nikki Hall as player of the week! Rhys, Hudson and Nikki received a present from the open boys who were at the fields.

Big thanks to Harley Lutherus for helping out with training.

U8 Red

So proud of all the boys for their first game. The coaches was expecting a lot worse on our first game against the best team in the comp. Some great running and some outstanding tackles. The second half was a huge step up from the first half in both aggression and determination. If that jump continues, we will be winning games very soon.

U10 Red

This week the boys were at home to the Alleygators and had the privilege of enjoying the riverside grounds at the main school. They also had the honour of many members of the First XV coming to support them and assist with their pre-game preparation. 9 of the squad of 23 actually have come all the way through TSS from Reception. Big thanks to the boys from the Firsts for coming to support us!

The boys continued from last week with some excellent tackling, ball handling and recycled the ball over multiple phases, which was very entertaining to watch. They are still adjusting to the full-length field, with our biggest area to work on being using that extra space and getting the ball out to our wingers. In the end, the boys came up 33 to 10 winners. Well done!


Chariots of Fire – School Championship Race

Following the Carnival there is an opportunity for all Year 3 – 6 boys to run in the ‘Chariots of Fire’ 2.75km race during lunch on Wednesday 24 May. This race crowns the overall School Champion.

GPS Cross Country Team

The top 15 Year 5 and 6 boys in the following age groups will be selected for the GPS Championships:

  • U10 born 2007
  • U11 born 2006
  • U12 born 2005

District (Hinterland) Sport Trials – Term 2

TSS is part of Hinterland ‘Green’ District. This pathway provides an opportunity to compete in sport at a higher level.

Trials are for top athletes from each school (Hinterland official directive) – normally Year 6 & younger Year 7 students

Any player wishing to trial must send an expression of interest to Mrs Schroder by email (include DOB, preferred playing positions, club or representative teams)

If you are unsure whether your son would be at an appropriate level please contact the Sportsmaster or Mrs Schroder.

Term 2 District trials:

  • U12 Tennis – Monday 8th May (trials at TSS) – EOI to Mrs Schroder NOW
  • U12 Touch – Tuesday 9th May – EOI to Mrs Schroder NOW
  • Cross Country – Wednesday 17th May (selected students only at Runaway Bay SS)
  • U12 Rugby Union – Tuesday 30th May

Coming Up – Check Prepbook Sports Folders for further information

  • GPS Cross Country Squad commences training – Tuesday 2nd May (3.45 – 4.30pm) (excludes GPS Footballers who attend football training)

Please keep me informed of your child’s achievements in sports from outside of the school. Depending on the achievement, it gives me the opportunity to either include the achievement in the newsletter or follow up personally to congratulate the student concerned. If you are unsure, whether your child’s achievement qualifies then please send me an e-mail anyway and I will determine how to celebrate the success. Please send e-mails to

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