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Week 9,
Term One, 2016

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


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Julius Wright

Julius, Year 9 Starkey, competed in a paddle race in Stockton, New South Wales last weekend and achieved two 2nd placings in the short course and the 10km event.

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, 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 everyone, of all fitness levels, to participate in. 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/guardian's 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 (3.00pm 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:

  • College Sport 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.

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 in the new Sports Precinct.

Sport Over Holidays

Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 7.00am: Cross Country Practice. Meet Ms Oppermann at the hill at North Burleigh, opposite the Miami Tavern, 296 The Esplanade

Term Two, Week 1

Monday 11 and Wednesday 13 April

  • Compulsory Sports Practices continue

Friday 15 April

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