As always the PE newsletter is coming to you hot, sweaty and jam-packed full of exciting sporting achievements that celebrate sporting success within the primary school. Grab a cold glass of lime cordial to refresh yourself before you dive into this edition.
GCC Early Morning District Cross Country Training Team
The PE department was proud to be able once again to work with our Running Coach Kavita who worked closely with the District Team to train them in readiness for the District Cross Country Event. 37 students in total were invited to attend this program to increase their skill and endurance in preparation for the intense and gruelling District Cross Country Course.
GCC Early Morning Athletics Team
Rachel, who is another one of the Sports Coaches, brings a wealth of knowledge to training the students in core development and skills associated with muscle development. Rachel worked alongside Mrs Stott each week of the program to focus on skill and technique development for each of the events associated with the Primary Athletics Carnival. 44 students participated in this program which was one of our biggest registrations to date for an early morning program on offer.
Afterschool AusKick Program
Auskick has been a long-time partner of GCC in offering an afterschool program to families. With just shy of 30 participants, students had a ball of fun participating in this program.
Afterschool Basketball Bullets Program
This was the first-ever program presented by Brisbane Bullets. This program was split into two categories for a P-2 Program and a Year 3-6 program. According to the raving reviews by parents and students, GCC will continue to offer this program in the future. There were over 30 registrations in the program.
District Sport Success
Students are invited to try out for multiple sports throughout the year. From this process, students may get selected as part of a District Team. Through this pathway, students then have the opportunity to be selected into Regional Teams or qualify for Regional Teams if it is through individual sports like Tennis or Swimming. Please congratulate the following athletes who were selected through this process.
Rugby League: Congratulations to Hunter Watson who was recently selected for the Independent Rugby Union team with the important role as Half Back.
Cricket: Cody Jackson
Regional Swimming: Estelle Collins, Jasmin Goodwin
State Swimming: Jasmin Goodwin
Netball: Sophie Doyle
Tennis: Sophie Doyle, Hadley Smith
Show Jumping Success
Hayley Wall has a plethora of outstanding results this year in Show Jumping.
Competitions for 2023:
- Scotts Interschool Showjumping at Warwick – Black Layce – Reserve Champion
- Qsec Widebay showjumping at Caboolture – Black Layce – Champion
- Victory College Interschool Showjumping at Gympie – Die Hard Deva – Champion
– Black Layce – Champion – Overall highest points Primary Champion
- Glennie Interschool Showjumping at Warwick – Diehard Deva – Champion (overall OTT Primary champion as well)
-Black Layce – Champion
- Fairholme Interschool Showjumping at Pittsworth – Deva – champion
– Black Layce – champion
- SEQ Interschool Showjumping at QSEC Caboolture
Hayley is currently training for the Inter school States is in Toowoomba in the June-July Holidays.
Year 3-6 Cross Country Running Challenge Winners Excursion
This term the Running Challenge Award Winners participated in an excursion to Flow Bouldering Gym. 37 students from years 3- 6 climbed their way through the free climbing gym walls. Mrs Stott ran time trials for wall climbs. Other students paired off with a friend, while others tried to climb every possible wall option on offer. Please view the photos from the morning’s climb via Pixevity HERE.
GCC District Cross Country Success
GCC students competed in their first Independent District Cross Country Event and held their own against the tough competition of the other 10 private colleges on the Sunshine Coast. GCC collectively placed in the 4th – 6th bracket for each age division out of the 10 competing schools. This year the GCC team was made up of 38 students who had qualified for their position from our school Cross Country late last term.
Students had been training as a District Team as part of the Early Morning District Cross Country Team on a Friday morning with Mrs Stott and our Running and Development Coaches Rachel and Kavita. The course was tough with the race finishing with a 200m hill climb that tested each of the competitors.
A special mention to the following students who qualified to compete in Regional Cross Country for 10-19 years. The top six competitors from each race qualify to compete at the upcoming event.***
– Sophie Doyle – placing 2nd at District Carnival
– Hadley Smith – placing 6th at District Carnival
– Isola Lobley – placing 4th at District Carnival
– Ethan Doyle- placing 2nd at District Carnival [Unfortunately 9yrs division does not go through to Regional Cross Country]
– Paytence Formby – placing 5th at District Carnival [Unfortunately 9yrs division does not go through to Regional Cross Country]
Josh Bennett, Primary PE and Sports Coordinator
*** Since this article, the Primary District Cross Country has occurred with fantastic results. You can read all about it in Wendy Stott’s article HERE.