Sports Report – including carnival information

Secondary Swimming Carnival: Due to the wet weather this week our Swimming Carnivals will now be held at the Burpengary Regional Aquatic Leisure Centre. The Secondary Carnival will take place on Monday 10 February with the Primary Carnival to follow on Friday 14 February.

Buses will begin departing from the College at 7:15am up until 8:30am. All students will be returned to the College by 2:50 pm. Whilst buses are available, Secondary students are permitted to source their own transport. Upon arrival at the pool, students will be expected to report to their house area for roll call. 

Attendance is compulsory as is participation in the Freestyle race and at least one novelty event. If you are unable to swim, you must bring a note. 


The overall secondary program has undergone some minor changes due to the restricted time available. The house relays will be moved to the end of the day and novelty races will only go ahead if time permits. The 100m Freestyle is a pre-carnival event starting at 8am.

GCC Swimming Carnival 2020 Program

Independent District Swimming Carnival

The District Swimming Carnival will take place at the St Andrew’s Anglican College Aquatic Centre on 20 February. This year it will be a twilight event. 

Team announcements

SCISSA Volleyball and Soccer will commence in Week 3 of this term. AFL will run as a 4-week competition starting in Week 6. Trials and training sessions have taken place for many of our Middle School teams whilst many of our Senior teams remain unchanged from last year. Please read over the team lists below and check for your name. Please notify me if your name appears and you no longer wish to play. Likewise, if you feel your name should be on this list and it does not appear.

This year it is compulsory for all players to participate in school colours when representing the school. Girls who wear bike shorts are to wear the green GCC shorts available through the Uniform Shop. These can also be worn for Touch football in Term 3. Boys are permitted to play in sports uniform shorts.

Interschool bowls challenge

The GCC Vs Beerwah SHS lawn bowls competition will start in Week 3 on Friday afternoons during the Middle School sports time. This will be an interschool challenge therefore sportsperson points will be attributed to those students that compete.

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 (7 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 winning school for the entire seven weeks.

The team is listed below. We still have availability for three more players to join this team. If this is of interest to you please contact Mr Beattie via email.

Secondary sports awards points

This year the sports awards evening will be held in October. During the evening a wide range of sporting awards will be given to those students that have represented GCC throughout the year. 

The individual secondary awards are listed as follows:

  • MVP trophy awarded to the best player for every team involved in a long term competition;  AFL, Touch Football, Soccer, Volleyball, Basketball, Netball and Rugby 7s.
  • Swimming, Cross Country and Athletics age champion awards.
  • Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are given based on a points system. Sportspersons gain points for; representative sport at district, regional, state and national level as well as for, breaking school records and achieving age champion at GCC and district carnivals.
  • Those students that achieve the highest number of points gain the sportsperson of the year award. This year we will again have a male and female recipient from the Primary, Middle and Senior Schools.

Olivia McKenzie wins a QLD gold medal 

After representing Queensland for Indoor last year, Olivia and her teammates were encouraged to continue through the summer and play as much of the beach form of the game as possible. With the thought being that beach teaches players to move more quickly, put more effort into gaining stability and of course to work harder to jump.

So after a considerable amount of training, Olivia was a part of a team that competed at the Mooloolaba Open Beach tournament in the holidays and they came away with a Gold Medal in the Under 15 Girls Division.

Olivia has now been selected in the Queensland Under 15 Girls Team that will compete down at Coolangatta against the other states at the end of March.

Joshua Collins

During the school holidays, Joshua Collins of 10M qualified for the 2020 Australian Age Swimming Championships to be held in Perth. A smashing 25.47sec 50m freestyle and a 56.08 100m freestyle ensured a place at this National event to be held in April.

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.

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 boy’s divisions, and one “Gala” day for the girls with a finals day scheduled for Week 10 for 3rd/4th playoff & 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

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. 

Middle School program

The Middle School PADI open water course will commence this Friday (Week 2). Students are to meet with Mr Beattie in room I4 at the beginning of 2nd lunch (12:40pm). 

Senior School program

This course will be run as part of a Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation. Students from Year 10, 11 and 12 that have registered to participate need to ensure all paperwork is completed and submitted before the end of this week (Week 2).

The course will commence on Wednesday in Week 3 from the start of 2nd lunch (1pm) in room I4. Please notify Mr Beattie via email if you are having any problems with this registration process.

Friday Middle School sport

Nominated activities will commence this Friday for Middle School sport. Students are encouraged to check their emails at morning tea time this Friday for last-minute changes. The forecasted weather may negatively affect Mountain biking, Kayaking and Surfing.

Any students that have queries regarding their involvement in this program need to see either Mr Beattie or Mrs Boroughs in the PE staffroom before Friday.

Matthew Beattie, Head of PE and Sport