Secondary Sports Report Term 1, Week 1

Welcome back: The GCC Sports program in 2020 will again strive to continually meet the growing needs of our students. We encourage all students to participate in sport and recreation during the school year as well as provide competitive opportunities for those students that aspire to compete at a higher level.

Throughout Term 1 there will be opportunities for students to participate in teams across a variety of sports in regular, weekly competition. These competitions include Secondary schools and colleges from our wider Sunshine Coast community as well as participating schools in the regional and state-level competitions. 

Term 1

SCISSA Volleyball (Years 7-10) – Wednesday after school.
SCISSA Senior Soccer (Years 10-12) – Wednesday after school.
SCISSA AFL (Years 7-12 boys) – Monday after school.
Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools Netball Competition (Years 7-12) – Monday after school.

Term 2

SCISSA Senior Volleyball (Years 10-12) – Wednesday after school.
SCISSA Tennis (Years 7-12) – Wednesday after school.
SCISSA Rugby 7s (Years 7-12) – Wednesday after school.
Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools Netball Competition (Years 7-12) – Monday after school.

Term 3

SCISSA Touch Football (Years 7-12) – Wednesdays after school.
Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools Basketball Competition – Fridays after school.

Term 4

SCISSA Soccer (years 7-10) – Wednesdays after school.
Sunshine Coast Secondary Schools Basketball Competition – Fridays after school

How to nominate for district trials

Students have the opportunity to attend district trials for a variety of sports. The majority of these trials take place in Term 1. 

There is a new process being rolled out in 2020 when nominating for all Independent District Sports.

Students need to come to the Sports Department to get the generic Independent District Trial Nomination Form.  This form will have a code on the form for the particular sport you want to nominate for. All nominations are now completed by parents online.

An email will be sent to parents with all the information on how the new nomination process works.

Dates for the district trials are listed below. Students are encouraged to read the school notices each week to ensure these opportunities are not missed.

SCISSA Sports Term 1 (after school sport)

In Term 1 AFL will be introduced to the SCISSA competition. This will be held on Monday afternoons after school and all the games will be held at a central venue, Kawana sports fields. Volleyball will again be taking place on Wednesdays after school in a home and away format with home games being held in the GCC Sports Centre.

Students new to the school that are interested in playing for a SCISSA team need to contact Mr Beattie via email.

GCC will be running a bus to and from AFL games on Mondays. A bus will also be offered to Volleyball players on Wednesdays travelling to and from away games.

In recent years we have had numerous successes from our teams on the Volleyball courts. We are looking forward to continuing these successes and the ability for all GCC teams to participate in regular training sessions in our new sports complex.

SCISSA Volleyball will commence in Week 3. Nominations were taken at the end of 2019, therefore, if you are new to the college and interested in this sport, please report to the PE staffroom at your earliest convenience to ensure your name is added to the squad for trials.

Students playing in SCISSA volleyball teams from Years 7, 8 and 9 will have a practice session on Friday of Week 1 during the Middle School sports time. A bus will transport students to the Caloundra Indoor sports centre, leaving from the bus departure area at 12:45pm.

Aside from SCISSA, our successful Volleyball teams will have the opportunity to compete at the regional level in the Trish Buckley tournament and at the state level schools cup later in the year.

This term GCC will be entering a senior boys soccer team into the SCISSA competition. There are currently only six girls nominated for a girls team. If more girls have not nominated by the end of Week 1 a girls team will not be entered. Mr Modlin will be coaching the boys.

2020 is going to be another exciting year of netball at GCC. Nominations went out last year for expressions of interest to represent the College in one of our netball teams.

We will be running trials for the teams on Thursday 30 January Week 1 and Monday 3 February Week 2 to select teams. If you have not already nominated and you are interested in trying out, please contact the sports department before the trials.

The Sunshine Coast Netball competition starts on Monday 2 March and there are 11 rounds in this competition.

Interschool bowls challenge; An opportunity for Middle School in 2020

In Term 1 2020, a GCC vs Beerwah SHS lawn bowls competition will be held on Friday afternoons during the Middle School sport time. This will be an interschool challenge therefore sportsperson points will be attributed to those students that compete.

THE PROGRAM

The competition will commence in Week 3, Friday 14 February 2020.
Games will run from 1pm to 2:30pm.

Games will then continue every Friday thereafter for seven weeks concluding Friday 27 March at which time a perpetual trophy will be presented to the winning school.

The GCC team will consist of just 14 players (seven teams of two each) – the game is 3 Bowl Pairs -7 ends each game.

PRIZES

Cash prizes of $20.00 per team of two for the winner of the day plus $20.00 per team for the runner-up for the day. There will also be two $20.00 cash prizes, one from each school being lucky draw of cards for non-winners or runners-up. Perpetual trophy for the winning school for the entire seven weeks.

To sign up for this opportunity, complete the online form by clicking on the link below.

This year we are providing the opportunity to GCC students to nominate for an upcoming T20 cricket competition.

Please find attached the nomination form for the SSSS T20 Challenge, to be run in Term 1 of this year.  Nominations are required by the end of Week 1.

At this stage, we can enter boys or girls teams from Years 7 to 12 into intermediate and senior divisions. The teams entered will be dependant on student interest.

The competition will take place as two round-robin “Gala” days for the boys’ divisions, and one “Gala” day for the girls with a finals day scheduled for week 10 for 3rd/4th playoff and grand final games. Games will be played on Mondays at  9am and 1pm in the structure below.

Please click on the link below to nominate:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfsMbq-DQSMvc78M5KVHxFQtLnDzhW6axbM7PnQhn7KjX10xA/viewform

Uniform days

GCC School Carnivals

The dates for carnivals this year are as follows:

Term 1

Swimming
Secondary Swimming Carnival – Week 2; Wednesday 5 February.
Primary Swimming Carnival – Week 2; Thursday 6 February.
Rain dates – Week 3; 10 (Secondary) and 11 (Primary) February.
Secondary districts – 20 February (twilight meet)
Secondary regionals – 4 March

Term 2

Cross country
Primary, Middle and Senior Cross Country – Week 2 Monday 27 April
Rain date –  Week 3 Thursday 30 April
Morning – Primary school
Middle Middle school
Afternoon – Senior school
Secondary districts – 5 May
Secondary regionals – 9 June

Athletics
Secondary Athletics – T2, Week 7; Wednesday 3 June.
Primary Athletics – T2, Week 7; Thursday 4 June.
Rain date – T3, Week 8 Week 1;  15 July (Secondary) and 16 July (Primary)
Secondary districts – 13 and 14 August
Secondary regionals – 2 and 3 September

Secondary Swimming Carnival

The Secondary Swimming Carnival will take place on Wednesday in Week 2. Attendance is compulsory as is the participation in the freestyle race and at least one novelty event. If you are unable to swim, you must bring a note.

Students have been asked to nominate for A division races online. Please see Mrs Boroughs in the PE department if you have missed out on this process. The 100m Freestyle is a pre-carnival event starting at 8am. Students not participating in the early race will attend PC at school then walk to the pool with their PC teacher for a 9am start.

All information was given at the house meeting that took take place Thursday (Week 1) at the end of lesson 6.

The District Swimming Carnival will take place at the St Andrews Anglican College Aquatic Centre on 20 February. This year it will be a twilight event. See the program below:

School gym opening times

The school gym will be available for all Secondary students on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesdays at 2nd lunch. Students are required to bring a towel.

Friday MS Sport

The Friday Middle School sports program will commence with nominated activities in Week 2. The activities offered this term include; Roller Skating, SCUBA diving, Lawn bowls, Mountain Biking, Surfing, AFL, Volleyball, Swimming, Kayaking, Ten Pin Bowling and Aerobics.

Nominations will be completed online. The form will be emailed to all Middle School students prior to school commencing and the deadline for all nominations will be Friday of Week 1.

Students need to ensure they read the MS sport email that is sent out every week and understand where they are meant to go on a Friday and at what time. This email will be sent out every Thursday.

Secondary students from across the school will have the opportunity to complete their PADI SCUBA diving accreditation in Term 1 this year. Students were asked to register their interest in Term 4 of last year and we now have enough numbers to go ahead with the program. Middle School students will complete the Junior Open Waters certificate during sports time and Senior students will complete their accreditation as part of a Vetis funded certificate II in Outdoor Recreation to be run on Wednesday afternoons. Seniors will also receive their boat license and Senior First Aid certification as part of their training. Should this program continue into 2021, students that already have attained their PADI open water certification during Middle School years can undertake the PADI Advanced open water or Rescue Divers certification as part of the Certificate II offered to Seniors.

Please notify Mr Beattie via email if you have registered your interest and are now no longer able to participate in either of these programs.

Matt Beattie, Head of PE and Sport