Mountain Bike National All Schools; Training: Mountain bike training sessions will commence Mondays starting the 13 May. Sessions will be run by Craig Quinn, taking place at the Ferny track from 4 to 5pm, opposite the Big Kart track on Steve Irwin way. The sessions are offered for students preparing for the national all schools competition to be held in October this year. Feature photo: Holly Lubcke wins Gold in the 2018 National Schools competition.
GCC Athletics Carnival
Due to the recent heavy rainfall, the Secondary GCC Athletics Carnival has been postponed to Tuesday the 4 June. If this day is rained out it will be held the following week on the 11 June.
The 800m, 1500, Triple Jump and Javelin will be done either before or after the carnival and students have already been asked to nominate for these events. Many year groups have already completed a trial over the 100m distance and the fastest students will compete in the A division final on carnival day.
SCISSA Senior Volleyball
Round 5 games taking place next week are as follows:
SCISSA Rugby 7s
Coaches comments: Although the team lost both games, they showed improvement. Most of us are learning the game still. Matt Osberger
Due to the wet fields, Rugby 7s has been postponed this week. The round 2 games will now be played on 5 June and the finals will be on 12 June.
Round 3 games taking place next week are as follows:
The Senior girls had a win last night – unfortunately, we only got to play half a game and then the other team forfeited. The girls played a great first half – one of their best. MVP was Ellena Jimenez this week. We have one game to go in the competition but have seen growth in skills and teamwork.
GCC defeated Mountain Creek 20-17
To say the girls played exceptionally would be an understatement. I cannot credit them enough. They are tremendously skilled and an absolute blessing to coach. I seriously give thanks for this opportunity!
The Hawks faced their toughest challenge to date this week against Creekers on Monday night at the Sunshine Coast Secondary School Netball competition at Maroochydore. The first quarter saw the teams tied, but with a massive amount of exceptional teamwork, the Hawks took the lead in the second quarter and then fought to maintain it for the rest of the game to win 20-17. Jasmine Balfour was instrumental in defending the oppositions WA, earning her a well-deserved MVP for the game.
Friday MS sport
Friday Middle School sport has consisted of mostly traditional sports so far this term. Students within their year level groups are rotating around; Soccer, Indoor Hockey, Volleyball, Lawn Bowls, Cricket, Netball and Softball. The SCISSA Rugby 7s teams have also been using this time to train within their teams and the mountain bikers have commenced training for the National All School MTB competition to be held later this year.
SCISSA Touch Football; Term 3
Students have had the opportunity to nominate for the Term 3’s SCISSA Touch Football competition. At the moment we may have as many as 8 teams. Year 7, 8 and 9 Girls trialed Wednesday of this week and the teams will be announced in the coming weeks. Year 7 and 8 Boys will trial on Thursday. Both trials will take place at 2nd lunch on the eastern field.
Matthew Beattie, Head of Sport and PE