A Message from the Headmaster
By Craig Bassingthwaighte, Headmaster
We wish our Somerset community a happy and healthy holiday and a wonderful Easter. View a message from our Headmaster, Craig Bassingthwaighte below.
Shane Lunniss, Director of Sport
This week the Senior School plays AB Paterson in the opening round of the APS Winter Season.
School sport is a compulsory aspect of a Somerset education. Students who attend school on any given day are expected to attend afterschool sports practice if scheduled that day. Students who are unable to attend their Monday or Wednesday practice session are given the opportunity to practice with another team on the alternate day. Students cannot excuse themselves from practices. Only an email, diary note or phone call from a parent to the coach in advance, is acceptable.
These expectations have been made clear to students in the following ways:
We take our “duty of care” very seriously and not knowing where a student is when they should be at sport, is obviously a concern for staff and parents alike. We expect students to ‘do the right thing’ in terms of their responsibility to school sport.
Sofie in Year 7 fenced (foil) in the Queensland Schools Fencing Competition and placed 3rd in the Junior High Women's Foil (Division A) and Zara in Year 9 placed 4th in the Intermediate High Womens' Foil.
Jack qualified for the Nippers State Titles held last weekend.
Hamish has been advised that he has been selected for the 2018 youth Olympic Games development squad for modern pentathlon, which may enable him to represent Australia in Buenos Aires in 2018. The team will take part in training camps in Australia and overseas and this selection will give Hamish the opportunity for international competition.
Bianca competed at the 2016 Australian Open Water Championships in early February at Mooloolaba. She swam in the 10km and 5km events and placed 2nd in 16 Year Girls 10km and 4th in 16 Year Girls 5km. From her result in the 10km Bianca has been selected for the Australian Open Water Team as one of four athletes to compete at the 2016 Oceanic Open Water Championships in Fiji in June. Bianca also qualified for the South Coast Team to swim at the Queensland Schools Swimming Championships in the 200m, 400m, 800m and 1500m Freestyle events.
Results from the State Triathlon and Aquathlon Championship, held at Hervey Bay were:
The Aquathlon race is a 1km run, followed by a 200m swim and another 1km run. There were 82 starters in the female race and 91 starters in the male race.
Congratulations to the following students for making Regional Swimming Trials:
The Sports Department is requesting the donation of old or unused rugby, hockey or soccer boots, in order to provide disadvantaged children and teens from Indigenous communities with the ability to participate in sports that require their use in order to play competitively. A bin labelled ‘Boots for Kids’ will be located on the bottom of level of the new Fitness Centre. Please drop your old boots here as soon as possible.
If your son or daughter is injured at school sport, it must be recorded at the time by the school nurse/medical person present if parents wish to apply through the school insurance policy. If delayed signs or symptoms arise over the weekend, students must notify the school nurse on Monday morning.
Monday 14 March and Wednesday 16 March
Tuesday 15 March *Rugby vs Lord Byng (Canada): 3.30 & 4.30
Friday 18 March