District Athletics Carnival: The 2019 Independent District 13-19 years Track and Field Carnival was a fantastic two-day event. Day 1 saw a twilight meet under clear skies. Summer came early and we ended up with a very warm day in the sun for Day 2.
For the second year in a row, GCC finished in 5th place overall. One noticeable improvement was how much closer we are getting to our closest competitor in Suncoast. After finishing 250 points behind them last year we came within just 58 points this year. Next year, should all our talented athletes show up, we should leapfrog them in the final standings.
Our students not only competed in a long list of events but achieved fantastic results. Special mention is given to independent district age champions, Cassidy Ferris and Sophie Trevan. They are certainly among our most talented athletes and we are proud of their efforts to take home this prestigious medal.
Congratulations to the following students who finished 1st, 2nd or 3rd in their events. Students finishing 1st and 2nd have been invited to attend the Sunshine Coast Regional Athletic trials. Students finishing 3rd will be invited to attend only under certain circumstances.
Thank you to all students that represented GCC in this event.
Regional Athletics Carnival
The Regional Athletics Carnival will include all state and private schools on the Sunshine Coast. Athletes competing at this event have the opportunity to be selected for state-level competition. The carnival will take place at the SC University track on Thursday 29 August and Friday 30 August.
Glasshouse Christian College students selected to compete at regionals are as follows:
Arno Mens, Dominic Ruhle, Lainey Grieve, Cassidy Ferris, Molly McCaughey, Macauley King, Liam Brown, Patrick McKenzie, Jaiden Ward, Declan Martin, Nicole Morris, Noah Woolston, Sophie Trevan, Adelie Tomokino, Amy Trevan and Aiden McKellar.
Nominations required for TERM 4 SCISSA Soccer
The SCISSA soccer competition for students in Years 7 to 10 will commence at the beginning of Term 4. Games will take place on Wednesday after school in either the 4pm or 4:45pm time slots. Home games will take place at the Beerwah Bulldogs RL fields and away games will usually occur every second week. The competition will run for the duration of the term. If you would like to nominate to play, please complete the nomination form by following the link here.
Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools Basketball
This competition takes place on Friday nights this term. Most teams are playing in divisions where we are looking to challenge ourselves against better opposition. Often you learn more from your losses than wins. The improvement in GCC Eagles basketball standards is on the rise dramatically. Results for rounds 5 and 6 are as follows.
Week 5 results:
Intermediate B Boys- Lost v MFAC 18-29
Intermediate C Girls- Lost v PLC 22-41
Intermediate D Boys- Lost v MFAC 18-36
Junior C Boys- Lost v Sunshine Beach 32-55
Senior B Boys- Lost v Kawana 26-36
Senior D Girls- Lost v Grammar 10-45
Junior B Girls- Lost v St Teresa’s
Week 6 results:
Intermediate B Boys- Won v Grammar 25-19
Intermediate C Girls- Lost v GSLC 21-27
Intermediate D Boys- Lost v NCC 15-32
Junior C Boys- Won v Coolum 30-23
Senior B Boys- Lost v Chancellor 26-48
Senior D Girls- Lost v PLC 17-37
Term 3 – SCISSA Touch Football
Week 5 results:
Junior Girls A – Defeated by PLC 2-1. Best Zara Cody
Junior Boys A – Defeated PLC 7-1. Best Arno Mens
Intermediate Girls A – Defeated Good Shepherd – 5-1. Best Maddie Newsome
Intermediate Boys A – Defeated St Andrews 5-3. Best Ethan Palmer
Intermediate Boys B – Defeated SC Grammar 13-2. Best Daemon Cruise
Senior Girls A – Defeated by Matthew Flinders 0-7. Best Sophie Trevan
Senior Boys A – Defeated Nambour CC 4-1. Best Bailey O’Brien
Week 6 results:
Junior Girls A – Defeated Suncoast CC 7-1. Best Lilli-Jean Cruise
Junior Boys A – Defeated Suncoast CC 9-1. Best Arno Mens and Bryce Sambrook
Intermediate Girls A – 5-5 Draw against Suncoast CC. Best Gracie Ciantar
Intermediate Boys A – Defeated by Grammar 1-6. Best Jacob Barbeler
Intermediate Boys B – Defeated Suncoast CC 6-3. Best Beau Doneathy
Senior Girls A – Forfeit
Senior Boys A – Defeated by Matthew Flinders 1-8. Best Ronan Martin and Brodie Marshall
GCC Sports Awards Night
This year’s sports awards evening will be held on Monday 28 October from 6pm in the church. I am sure our families have enjoyed watching our last two guest speakers from 2017 and 2018; Simon Black and Steven Bradbury battle it out on Australian Survivor.
This year we are excited to announce that our guest speaker will be one of Australia’s most decorated lifesavers and former world champion ironwoman Kristy Ellis (nee Munroe). Kristy will be with us on the night to present awards and speak to us about her journey as a professional sportswoman.
Fraser Coast Interschool Equestrian competition
The Fraser Coast Interschool Competition was three long days of competing over multi-disciplines. Hacking, rider class, English dressage, western dressage, extreme trail, western dry pattern, mechanical cow, sporting and show jumping. Tyler Short placed in multiple events which is a huge achievement!
All points over the three days were added up and Tyler ended up placing 4th for his year level out of a huge group of riders. Congratulations Tyler!
Bakani represents QLD
Recently Bakani represented the Sunshine Coast in the state competition. He was able to turn the heads of state recruiters over the course of the day and managed selection into the QLD team. This is a massive accomplishment. Congratulations Bakani.
Friday middle school sports – Term 4 nominations
Nomination forms for Term 4, Friday Middle School Sport activities will be emailed out to students by the end of this week. Term 4 activities will include the following:
- Sport rotations – This activity will commence at the end of lunch 1:30pm. Students will have the opportunity to participate in Basketball, Volleyball or Futsal.
- Indoor Rock Climbing – Students depart school at 12:30pm to travel to the ‘Rockit’ indoor rock climbing complex for this activity. Students will receive technical abseiling and rock climbing coaches from qualified industry professionals.
- Mountain biking – Students will depart school at 12:30pm to travel to a variety of bush tracks within the Glasshouse Mountains area. Students will receive coaching from experienced coach Craig Quinn.
- Water park – Students will depart school at 12:30pm to travel to the ‘Go Wake’ park at Bli Bli. Students have the option to participate in one of three options each week: Cable Skiing, Aqua Fun inflatables or Barramundi Fishing.
- Ten Pin Bowling – Students will depart at 12:30pm from school. The objective is to knock down all the pins. Enough said!
- Gym & Fitness – Attend the school gym every Friday afternoon from the end of lunch 1:30pm. Resistance and/or cardio training will be available. Students can plan a personal exercise program with a personal trainer. Enjoy the improvements in strength, speed and stamina that will follow.
- Surfing – Most sessions will take place at Dicky Beach or Kings Beach depending on the weather. Students have the option to bodyboard or practice stand up surfing. Students will depart school on a bus at 12:30pm.
Matthew Beattie, Head of Sport and PE