Somerset Times

Founders' Day 2018




Somerset Times Edition

Week 3, Term Three, 2018

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On Friday 20 July, sunshine and a picture-perfect Gold Coast winter’s day provided the perfect backdrop for a celebration of Somerset’s past, present and bright future. It was a day to come together to enjoy the Founders’ Day traditions; the All-age swimming and running relays, Tug-o-War, Courtyard Dash and the inaugural Steeple Chase.

The Fitness Centre Concourse was alive with laughter and song throughout the Founders’ Day Service. Chair of the College Board, Mr Tony Hickey OAM gave an engaging address; the laughter and enjoyment of students highlighted that tradition, a strong sense of community and passion in all things Somerset is alive and well! As a community we paid tribute to the founders of the College and recognised staff who had generously served the community for 20 years. Honours in student leadership along with the Somerset Spirit was recognised with the presentation of the Spirit of Somerset Awards. Our College Captains, Kydra Walden and Alexandra Gerrard described what the Somerset experience meant to them and our Houses battled it out for the coveted Founders’ Day Championship Flag.

The pool came alive with the All-age swimming relay and momentum continued to build at the Spartan track for the running relay and steeple chase events. The day culminated in the Towers Quad, where the Smith, Arnison and Brown buildings were alive with the excitement of students, staff and invited guests, with Starkey House claiming victory for the Founders’ Day events.

Senior School Spirit of Somerset Award
Cian Muenster
Meghan Rooney

Community Spirit of Somerset Award
Lisa Plume

Staff Spirit of Somerset
Sam Whish-Wilson

Junior School Founders’ Day Award
James Georgeson
Georgie Kilmartin

The Honours in Student Leadership Recipients
Jason Adams
Rowan Bouw
Kirsty Brodbeck
Abby Roach
Mayuri Yamaguchi

All Grade Swimming Relay Champions

All Grade Running Relay Champions Trophy

Infants Competition - The Brown Family Infants Tug-O-War Trophy

Junior School Competition - Inter-House Tug of War Trophy Donated by Mr and Mrs Brown

Senior School Competition - Somerset College Parents & Friends Trophy Inter-House Tug-O-War

Somerset College The Lawson Annual Courtyard Sprint

Boys / Riley Noon - 25.77 sec
Girls / Ella Crough-Heaton - 28.85 sec

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