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Week 5,
Term One, 2016

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This week the Senior School enters week three of Winter Sport trials, with official practices beginning on Monday 7 March.


Taka Ishii, Nicholas Pridham, Bryce O'Hara - Baseball

Samantha McInnes, Triathlon

Samantha raced in the State Championships last week and took the bronze medal in her age group, despite still having another year in that age group. She has been selected to go Nationals in April.

Tenyka Chapman, Athletics

Tenyka competed in the Queensland Junior Championships on Friday 12 February where she placed first in the Under 16 3000m Walk and has qualified for the National Junior Championships in Perth on 9 March.

Tenyka also competed in the Regional Little Athletics Championships were she placed first in the 1500m Walk, setting a new regional record, and 2nd in Triple Jump with a new PB of 9.73. Tenyka has now qualified for the State Little Athletics Championships in March for the 1500m Walk, Triple Jump, 400m and 800m.

Nick Pridham, Baseball

Nick has been selected in the 18 Years South Coast Regional Baseball Team to compete in the upcoming State Titles.

Adele Phillips, Oskar Vardy and Jemma Clements, Aquathlon

Adele, Oskar and Jemma travelled to Hervey Bay last week for the State Titles of Aquathlon and have been selected in the South Coast team for the Aquathlon State Championship.

Taka Ishii, Nicholas Pridham, Bryce O'Hara, Baseball

In early December 2015, Taka Ishii, Nicholas Pridham, (Year 11) and Bryce O'Hara (Year 12) were selected to play in the Gold Coast Pirates 16s and Under Baseball team at the Queensland State Titles, held in Ipswich from Thursday 21 January to Sunday 24 January 2016.

Unfortunately, the Gold Coast Pirates were not successful in making it to Nationals, but every player on the team improved their baseball skills and most of all had fun playing against some strong competition from some of the Brisbane teams.

APS Swimming Carnival

Our APS Swimming Team had excellent results, taking out 3rd Place in what is one of Queensland’s toughest school swimming competitions. The team was well led by Toby Wilson and Julia Gibson and as usual, it was the depth from our squad who all gave their best and who showed great team spirit in their support of each other which really stood out. For the full results, see the Resources section of this article.

  1. All Saints Anglican School - 2,715
  2. Emmanuel College - 2,586
  3. Somerset College - 2,418
  4. AB Paterson College - 2,200
  5. King's Christian College - 2,156
  6. Saint Stephen's College - 2,120
  7. Trinity Lutheran College - 2,068
  8. Coomera Anglican College - 2,055

“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.

Next Week

Monday 29 February and Wednesday 2 March

  • Regional Swimming Trials - Southport

Wednesday 2 March

  • Rugby and Netball versus Sunshine Grammar (home)

Friday 4 March

  • 12.50pm: Sports Assembly
  • 1.15pm to 3.20pm: Winter Sports Trials (3 of 3)

Saturday 5 March

  • 10.00am to 1.00pm: Sports Precinct Open Day
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