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Week 2,
Term One, 2016

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The start of the year is a busy time for Hinterland Trials. Students are urged to check Schoolbox and the daily notices for all upcoming events.


Bianca Crisp, Open Water Swimming

Bianca competed at the New South Wales Open Water Championships as part of the Queensland Open Water Team on 19 and 20 December. Bianca won both the 5km and 10km events in the 16 Year Girls and placed 3rd in the Open Women’s 5km in a personal best time of 1.00.10sec, competing against international swimmers from Japan and New Zealand. Bianca has also been selected on the Swimming Australia Open Water Talent ID Team from her recent results. She will attend the Swimming Australia Talent ID Camp at Mooloolaba from 17 to 20 February.

Ava Luxford, Cheer

Ava's team placed 3rd at the National Cheer Championships. A great achievement for the team who had only all trained together for less than six months prior. It was a huge event and hectic time in Melbourne, with more than 20,000 cheer leaders in town! She has now started training in an open-level squad for the global championships in Hawaii. She's the youngest member of the team; many of her team members are over 19 years.

Halle and Mayla Sigh, Running

Halle placed 4th and Mayla placed 5th in the Under 18 Mixed Gift Sprint Race at Bundall on Australia Day.

Marina Ishii, Baseball

Marina played at the Women's National Championships (Under 16 - she is only 13 years old) in Canberra and pitched 4th to 7th inning at the Grand Final for Queensland against Western Australia. Unfortunately they lost the game and finished as runner up. On the following week, Gold Coast (Marina was the only girl) Under 14 mixed team came second in the State title.

Nathaniel Soh, Tae Kwon Do

Nathaniel will be travelling in February to the United States with his coach and a few team members to participate in several Tae Kwon Do competitions in Reno and Montreal (Canada). Nathaniel achieved his first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do in July 2015. He has a keen interest in this sport, particularly in the sparring arena. He has competed in State and National competitions since 2013 and has done well in them. He achieved gold in his weight category at the Nationals in 2013 and 2014.

Riley Cameron, Sailing

Riley made the Gold Fleet this year, which was capped at 62 boats as a total of 124 boats competed. He finished 49th at the Nationals.

Regional Swimming Nominations

All those students who wish to qualify for the South Coast Swim Trials must see Mr Lunniss for paperwork. (Hinterland Trials no longer exist. Qualification is through the APS Carnival and paper nominations for other events).

Winter Sports Sign-ups

Rugby, Netball, Soccer, Hockey, Tennis and Volleyball are available. All students have been sent an email with a link to select their sport. If you make an error or change your mind, you must go to the Sports Department.

Swimming Practices

Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30am. Meet Mr Butcher at the pool.

Student Injuries

If your son or daughter is injured at school sport, it must be recorded at the time by the College Nurse/medical person present if parents wish to apply through the College insurance policy. If delayed signs or symptoms arise over the weekend, students must notify the College Nurse on Monday morning.

Sports Information

Don’t forget to check the Schoolbox Senior School Sport Page as well as the noticeboard at the end of The Smith Building for all sports notes. If you need more information, drop by the Sports Office.

This Week

Friday 5 February

  • 12.50pm: Sports Assembly
  • 1.15pm: House Swimming 100m Races

Next Week

Friday 12 February

  • 12.50pm: House Meetings
  • 1.15pm: Winter Sports Trials (1 of 3)

Swimming Season Dates

  • Friday 5 February: Somerset House Swimming 100m Events (1.30pm to 3.00pm)
  • Monday 15 February: Somerset House Swimming Carnival (1.00pm to 6.00pm)
  • Wednesday 17 February: APS Swimming Carnival (9.30am to 2.30pm) at Somerset
  • Monday 29 February and Wednesday 2 March: South Coast Swimming Trials (4.30pm to 9.00pm) at Southport

All sporting details are posted on Schoolbox on the Sports page.

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