Primary Sport Report for Term 4 - Glasshouse Christian College

Primary Sport Report for Term 4

  • November 9, 2023

Primary Sport Report for Term 4

Swimming Carnival

GCC ended the year with the annual Swimming Carnival and students were excited about participating in such a fun event at the Burpengary Aquatic Centre.

This year we were blessed with sunny weather and enjoyed the full use of the aquatic center. Students were given the opportunity to nominate to race in the timed competitive events, while all non-nominated swimmers participated in 25m races to maximise participation.

Students participated in four rotations throughout the day from participating in the three main event strokes, to free swimming in the indoor and outdoor splash pools while having some downtime eating and cheering their team housemates from the grandstand during races.

Congratulations to Sinai who was winning House Champion.

2023 Record Breakers:
  • Jasmin Goodwin the 12 Year 50 m Freestyle + 50 m Butterfly
  • Estelle Boss broke the 10 Year 200 IM + 50 m Freestyle
  • Daniel Merenkov the 200 IM
  • Nathaniel Spiteri the 8 Year 50 m Butterfly
The Swimming Age Champions:

8 Year Girls – Payton Forster and Ashley Landrie
8 Year Boys – Noah Coumi

9 Year Girls –  Christine Bedwell
9 Year Boys – Daniel Merenkov

10 Year Girls – Estelle Boss
10 Year Boys – Levi Dewar

11 Year Girls – Hannah Rae
11 Year Boys – Karter Kilchester

12 year girls – Jasmin Goodwin
12 year boys – Connor Boss

Please view the wonderful photos from the day courtesy of Mrs Timmer HERE

Sports Awards

One of the most prestigious Physical Education and Sports events in the year is the GCC Sports Awards. This year, Holly Lubke, a graduate student from GCC, was the guest speaker.

Holly excelled in a variety of prestigious international mountain biking competitions, proudly representing ARA Pro Racing Sunshine Coast at Cycle Sunshine Coast and making her mark as a valuable member of the Australian under-23 team during the XCO World Championships.

The Bronze, Silver, and Gold awards are presented to students who have participated and competed in School Sports competitions throughout the year. Points are awarded for each activity students participate in and are totalled to find Gold, Silver, and Bronze awardees.

The photos from the Primary Award Ceremony can be found HERE

The Primary Bronze Award Recipients were:
  • Kai Carter
    Estelle Collins
  • Ethan Doyle
  • Asher Jones
  • Isola Lobley
  • Corbie McNeil
  • Charlie Barons
  • Ella McKenzie
  • Hannah Rae
  • Blake Eather
  • Cody Jackson
  • Abbie Stevens
  • Elliott Rowlands
  • Jasmin Goodwin
  • Dylan Townsend
  • Christine Bedwell
  • Levi Dewar
The Primary Silver Award recipients were:

Connor Bound

The Primary Gold Award Recipients were:
  • Sophie Doyle
  • Hadley Smith
  • Hayley Wall
  • Estah Muller
Sport Persons of the Year, 2023

Being recognised as the Sportsperson of the Year is one of the most prestigious awards at GCC school. The Gold, Silver and Bronze awards and the Sportspersons of the Year Awards are decided on by the accumulation of points throughout the year. Points vary depending on the achievement or level of representation.

Male: Ethan Doyle

This 2023 Primary Sportsman of the Year was recognised for the following achievements:

  • Attended athletics and cross country early morning trainings
  • College Age Champion for athletics and cross country
  • Districts qualifier for swimming, cross country and athletics
  • Independent District athletics age champion for 9 yr boys

Female: Sophie Doyle

This 2023 Primary Sportswoman of the Year was recognised for the following achievements:

  • GCC Athletics record breaker  
  • Attended athletics and cross country early morning training
  • College Age Champion for athletics and cross country
  • District qualifier for cross country, athletics, and swimming
  • Qld all schools OZ tag competition team member
  • Regional Cross Country and athletics qualifier
  • Regional carnival qualifier for a  District Team – Netball and Tennis  
  • Competed at states for both cross country and athletics
Sport Dedication Award

This 2023 Sport Dedication Award was recognised for the following achievements:

This award was established to celebrate and acknowledge the outstanding achievements of a student. This award is not necessarily governed by an accumulation of sports points or level of sporting achievements. However, includes but is not limited to the level of eagerness, participation, and dedication they bring to their sport.

Hayley Wall

Hayley has dominated the Interschool Queensland Show Jumping events winning every event she has competed in this year. Her win at the Wide Bay Regionals qualified her for IQ State Titles. She was Primary Champion riding two horses, winning both 70cm and 80cm classes convincingly. She competed and won 7 inter-school district competitions. Hayley qualified for and recently competed at Nationals which were held in Victoria.   Hayley competed in 2 classes Black Layce 80cm class and Diehard Diva the 90cm Class for the Primary section.

Hayley won the Australian Interschool Championships for Primary Jumping at 80cm and received 2nd for her 90cm event.

Before and After School Programs

This term students have been able to sign up for Early Morning Swimming, Brisbane Active Soccer Program, and Cricket Blast Program. Students in years Prep – 6 took advantage of these great opportunities. This term alone over 100 students were participating in before and after school programs.

Primary Scissa Friendly GCC VS MFAC

During Week, 4 GCC had the pleasure of hosting Matthew Flinders Anglican College for touch football, olympic handball, and basketball. GCC sent four buses off en-route to Mathew Flinders to enjoy an afternoon of sport with their select teams. AFL, volleyball, and soccer had a great afternoon of competition in preparation for Week 5 SCISSA GALA Day.  

Josh Bennett, Primary Sport Teacher

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