Somerset Times

Senior School Sport




Somerset Times Edition

Week 8, Term One, 2016

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Next week we break for holidays and return for 8 consecutive weeks of the APS Winter Season, beginning with Round 1 versus Emmanuel on 11 April. Cross Country practices will continue every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.00am at North Burleigh Hill.

Preston Degarnham

Competing at the 2016 Australian Athletics Junior Titles in Perth last week, Preston took out the national title in the Under 17 Boys 110m Hurdles in a time of 14.04 seconds. Congratulations to our newest national champion.

Yukimaro Ii- Tennis

Yukimaro played for the South Coast team who won the state title. He played as the number 1 player in the team and has been selected in Queensland team to compete at nationals (Pizzey Cup) in May.

Results versus AB Paterson

Results from APS Winter Season versus AB Paterson College last week can be found in the Resources section of this article.

Morning Cross Country Sessions

Every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, meet at the Ray Basketball Courts at 7.00am.

Cross Country Track Speed Sessions

Every Tuesday and Thursday, 3.30pm - 4.45pm at the Track, meet Ms Oppermann for speed work to prepare for Cross Country.

Park Run: Cross Country Practices

Students are invited to participate in a 5km Park Run located in Darcy Doyle Park, Somerset Drive Mudgeeraba each Saturday morning at 7.00am. The Park Run is a free event for every one of all fitness levels to participate in. It is held every Saturday morning at 7am. All details about the Park Run can be found on their website

Please make sure you register on the website, print out your unique barcode and bring it along to the race (so your times can be recorded). Ms Oppermann will be available to meet the group before the run to take them through a warm up/team talk however the children will be there under their parents'/guardians' supervision.

Cross Country Holiday Practices

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.00am meet Ms Oppermann at the Hill at North Burleigh, opposite the Miami Tavern, 296 The Esplanade.

Key Season Dates

  • House Cross Country (3.00-5.00pm) - Wednesday 20 April
  • Queensland All-Schools Cross Country, Kedron - Saturday 30 April
  • APS Cross Country (1.00-3.00pm) - Tuesday 17 May

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.

'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/Health Centre if parents wish to apply through the school insurance policy. If delayed signs or symptoms arise over the weekend, students must notify the College Nurse on Monday morning.

Sports Information

  • Remember to check the Somerset Schoolbox Senior School Sport Page as well as the noticeboard at the end of the Science Block 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':

Sport Next Week

Monday 21 and Wednesday 23 March - Compulsory Sport Practices

Friday 25 March - Good Friday Holiday

Sport over the Holidays

Monday, Wednesday and Friday - 7:00am - Cross Country Practice - Meet Ms Oppermann at the North Burleigh Hill, opposite the Miami Tavern, 296 The Esplanade

Sport Term 2, Week 1

Monday and Wednesday - Compulsory Sports Practices continue

Friday 15 April - 1:15pm to 3:20pm - Winter Sports Round 1 vs Emmanuel (fixture on Schoolbox - Senior Sport - Winter sport)

House Cross Country Carnival

Wednesday 20 April - 3:00 to 5:00pm - (starts and finishes on the track, details to be posted on Schoolbox - Senior Sport - Cross Country)

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