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Week 1,
Term Two, 2016

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This week we begin eight consecutive weeks of the APS Winter Season, with Round 1 versus Emmanuel College on 15 April. Cross Country practices will continue as we prepare for next Wednesday’s Inter-House Cross Country Carnival.


Sierra Jensen and her Gold Coast Breakers teammates.

Somerset Sport Policy

All policies and procedures are outlined in the Senior School Sport page of Schoolbox, under “Sport Policy and Dates”. All students and parents are encouraged to familiarise themselves with these.

Yukimaro Ii, Tennis

Yukimaro continued his great form in tennis, as he won the Under 16 Singles at the Brisbane Age Championships over the holidays.

Sierra Jensen, Basketball

Sierra's basketball team, Gold Coast Breakers, won silver at the Under 16 State Championships in Townsville over the holidays.

Kabilan Manuneedhi, Chess

Kabilan played in the chess tournament in Canberra and scored 5.5 points under the Minor Category. He received a medal for the "Best Player under 1400 rating".

E’Shea Gafa and Josh Vuta, Rugby

E’Shea and Josh have both been selected in the preliminary squad for the Combined Independent Colleges team.

Takahiro Ishii, Baseball

Takahiro will compete with the Sunshine Coast Regional Baseball Team at the State Titles for 15 to 18 Years Boys this week.

Cross Country

Morning Cross Country Sessions are held every Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Meet at the Ray Basketball Courts at 7.00am.
Cross Country Track Speed Sessions are held every Tuesday and Thursday, from 3.30pm to 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 7.00am. 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 students will be there under their parent's or guardian's supervision.

Key Season Dates

  • House Cross Country (3.00pm to 5.00pm): Wednesday 20 April
  • Queensland All-Schools Cross Country, Kedron: Saturday 30 April
  • APS Cross Country (1.00pm to 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 after-school 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:

  • Schoolbox: Senior School, sports policy
  • 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.

Week 1

Friday 15 April

  • 1.15pm to 3.20pm: Winter Sports Round 1 versus Emmanuel College (fixture on Schoolbox, Senior Sport, Winter Sport)

Week 2

Wednesday 20 April

  • 3.00pm to 5.00pm: Inter-House Cross Country Carnival (starts and finishes on the track, details to be posted on Schoolbox, Senior Sport, Cross Country)
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