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    Somerset Times Edition

    Week 7,
    Term One, 2016

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    This week the Senior School plays AB Paterson in the opening round of the APS Winter Season.

    Sports Practices

    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:

    • All-School Sports Assemblies
    • Somerset Times
    • Daily Notices
    • Reinforcement from coaches on a regular basis

    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 and Zara Smith – Fencing

    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 Daly – Nippers

    Jack qualified for the Nippers State Titles held last weekend.

    Hamish Boyd – Pentathlon

    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 Crisp – Open Water Swimming

    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.

    Triathlon and Aquathlon

    Results from the State Triathlon and Aquathlon Championship, held at Hervey Bay were:

    Triathlon (13-15 years Junior Male)

    • Ryan Vardy – 23rd
    • Nathan Rana-Smith – 34th

    Aquathlon (11-12 years)

    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.

    Female Results:

    • Adele Phillips – 5th in a time of 12:55
    • Jemma Clements – 31st in a time of 14:21
    • Male Results:
    • Oskar Vardy – 43rd in a time of 13:47

    South Coast Swimming

    Congratulations to the following students for making Regional Swimming Trials:

    • Jorja Otto 11 Years Girls
    • Mia Collins 12 Years Girls
    • Adele Phillips 12 Years Girls
    • Olivia Collins 13 Years Girls
    • Brooke Otto 14 Years Girls
    • Jordan Wilson 14 Years Girls
    • Georgia Ellwood 14 Years Girls
    • Jade Mansell 15 Years Girls
    • Freya Jetson 16 Years Girls
    • Bianca Crisp 17 Years Girls
    • Justin Hammett 11 Years Boys
    • Phoenix Kyaw 11 Years Boys
    • Hugh Munro 12 Years Boys
    • Ben Gallagher 12 Years Boys
    • Ky Codd 14 Years Boys
    • Casey Wilson 14 Years Boys
    • Leon Shirayama 15 Years Boys
    • Harrison Smith 15 Years Boys
    • Miles Park 17 Years Boys
    • Toby Wilson 18 Years Boys

    “Boots for Kids” Donations

    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.

    Student Injuries

    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.

    Sports Information

    • Don’t forget to check the Somerset Schoolbox Senior School Sport Page as well as the noticeboard at the end of the Science Building for all sports notes.
    • If you need more information, drop by the Sports Office in the new sports complex.
    • Add the Sports page link to your Schoolbox:
    • Go to “My Links” at the bottom left of your Schoolbox page and click ‘Edit”
    • At “Manage my Links”, click “+” at the top right of page
    • Paste the link below and add title “Senior School Sport”:

    Next Week

    Monday 14 March and Wednesday 16 March

    • Compulsory Sports Practices

    Tuesday 15 March *Rugby vs Lord Byng (Canada): 3.30 & 4.30

    Friday 18 March

    • 12.50 Sports Assembly
    • 1.15-3.20 Winter Sports Practices (Year 8&9 on camp)
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