2018 Swimming Carnival Nominations

10 November 2017

The 2018 College Swimming Carnival nomination form is available now. Please see the attached document.

Please complete and return by Monday, 27 November 2017.

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Sports Presentation Night

27 October 2017

The Annual Sports Presentation Night will be held at the College's MacKillop Centre on Wednesday, 22 November.  The ceremony will commence from 6:00 pm and all students and families are welcome to join.  Students are requested to wear their full sports uniform, and those who are receiving an award will be notified directly in a letter from Mrs Kate McWha.

We will be compiling a slideshow for the evening and encourage you to email photos of your child participating in their sport of excellence to Kate.mcwha@twb.catholic.edu.au by Friday, 10 November.

The evening will conclude with light refreshments from 7:00 pm onwards. 

We are looking forward to celebrating our students' achievements.

For further information please visit the link below:

Annual Sports Presentation Night Invitation

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Sports report

26 October 2017

Building community to DREAM, BELIEVE & ACHIEVE through participation in physical activity!

Fostering every student’s wellbeing to improve their learning and achievement is an important aspect of the holistic education and every student is encouraged to participate in school sport or physical education.  Sport and physical activity are recognised as great ways to support the holistic development of our students’ skills and abilities. Research tells us that physical activity contributes to a child’s development in many ways — to their health, physical and emotional wellbeing, and cognitive and social development.


Representative school sport provides a chance for students to participate in rewarding competitions with their peers — helping them to stay engaged in learning, keep healthy, set goals, make new friends and build resilience.

Attached documents:

  • Aquathon Results
  • Colour Run Fundraiser form
  • Run Wild Training form

TERM 4 ATHLETICS AND RUNNING TRAINING WITH MR MOYLE/MRS McWHA

Every Tuesday: 5km run at 5 pm starting outside MacKillop Centre.

 ALL ARE WELCOME- parents, joggers, walkers etc. (Max. 3 x 1.67km laps)

Record 5km Time: Joshua Roach (20.02)

Every Wednesday: 7:30 am - 8:10 am - Interval speed running training (Mr Moyle)

3:20 pm - 4:20 pm - Running training with Mrs McWha

Every Thursday:     3:15 pm- 4:15 pm- Flop High Jump training (October only)

Every Friday:          7:00 am - 8:00 am SWIMMING/TRI/AQUATHLON- HAC (Mr Moyle & Mrs McWha)

 

SWANS TOUCH CARNIVAL RESULTS

Sunday, 15 October 2017- Dalby

Girls Team: (11) Lucy Anlezark (Co-captain), Lucy Thompson, Lucy Ramsay, Allie Ryan, Ally Sulliman, Hannnah Nielsen (Co-captain), Ebony Durrant, Ava Tate, Charlotte Hiley-Stevenson, Izzy Loury & Sophie Schriek

Coach: Mr Steve Moyle (in the absence of Mr Shane McAllister)

Student Managers: Gabby Nielsen (Yr 8), Jaimie Sulliman (Yr 8)

Results:

Game 1 v Fairholme: Won 3-0 (Tries: Allie Ryan, Charlotte Stevenson- Hiley )

Game 2 v Glennie 2: Won 2-0 (Tries:  Allie Ryan, Charlottte Stevenson- Hiley)

Game 3 v Glennie 1: Lost 1-3 (Try: Izzy Loury)

Game 4 v Mater Dei: Drew 1-1 (Try: Charlotte Stevenson-Hiley)

Game 5 v TACAPS 2: Cancelled due to rain

Game 6 v TACAPS 1: Cancelled due to rain

 

Boys Team: (11) Joseph Coren, John Ryan, Liam Hackwood, Lucas Paynter, Will Paynter, Martin Logan, Nick Roach, Carter O’Brien, Kayden Wright, Ryley Schmaling & Jacob Roach

Coach: Mr Craig Hubbard

Results:

Game 1 v Dalby State School: Lost 1-5   (Try Scorer: Nick Roach)

Game 2 v St.Mary’s 2: Lost 0-4             

Game 3 v STM: Lost   2-3 (Try Scorer: Lucas Paynter-2)

QF v St.Mary’s: Cancelled due to rain

Thank you to all of the parents who supported our teams in difficult wet conditions. Both teams showed some great skill and teamwork. It was a positive learning experience and all players displayed excellent spirit and enthusiasm. We are now looking forward to the Qld Primary All Schools Touch Carnival in Brisbane on Saturday, 4 November. Teachers attending will be Mr Hubbard (Boys coach), Mr McAllister (Girls coach) and  Mr Moyle (Manager).  Training will continue on Monday after school and during lunch breaks.

 

2017 DARLING DOWNS ATHLETICS REPS

Qld State Championships Results:

Ewald Kruger (2nd - 11 years boys 2kg Shot Put- selected in Qld team)

Wihan Kruger (3rd - 12 years boys 750g Discus- selected in Qld team)

Josh Roach (7th-13 years boys 400m- Finalist)

Mia Knapman (5th -13 years girls 100m- Heat)

Gretel Worner (8th- 14 years girls 100m- Heat)

Bella Stenzel (22nd overall- 11 years girls 100m)

Missy Boyle (13th in Discus)

TERM 4 FRIDAY NIGHT BASKETBALL

Thanks to Mrs Jacqui Koch there will be Primary Friday Night Basketball in term 4 for both boys and girls 10 years and older. Draw & Results below:

Date

Time

Venue

Opposition

Result

WEEK 1   OCTOBER 6

4:15 pm

Harristown Court 1

TACAPS

Won by 4 goals

WEEK 2  OCTOBER 13

7:15 pm

St Mary’s Court 2

 East 1

Draw

WEEK 3  OCTOBER 20

5:45 pm

St Mary’s Court 1

 East 2

Won by 10 goals

WEEK 4  OCTOBER 27

5:00 pm

Harristown Court 1

Middle Ridge

 

WEEK 5  NOVEMBER 3

5:00 pm

Concordia

Concordia

 

WEEK 6  NOVEMBER 10

6:30 pm

St Mary’s Court 1

Kingsthorpe

 

WEEK 7  NOVEMBER 17

5:00 pm

St Mary’s Court 1

St Saviour’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Week 1 and 3 Basketball results

The girls and boys combined 5/6 basketball team has played two games and had a successful start to the competition.  We had a win against TACAPS in week 1 and drew with Toowoomba East in an exciting game in week 2.  The players are developing their understanding of the game of basketball and the rules and having a lot of fun in the process.  The close finish against Toowoomba East had everyone on the edge of their seats and all players went home pleased with their efforts.  Thanks to the parents and supporters for their attendance and support of our College basketball team.

Jacqui Koch | Basketball Coach

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Assistant Principal Mission and Ministry and Year 8 high achiever selected to carry the Queen’s Baton in Toowoomba.

19 October 2017

Year 8 Student at Mary MacKillop Catholic College, Gretel Worner has been named alongside Assistant Principal, Mr Steve Moyle as baton bearers for the Queen’s Baton relay leading up to the 2018 Commonwealth Games.

Gretel has proven to be an exceptional all-rounder student throughout her time at the College, excelling in academic, sporting and cultural pursuits.  Her sporting pursuits have stemmed from achieving Age Champion awards for swimming, cross country and athletics, which has taken her to competing at both a Darling Downs and State level.

Academically, Gretel is a high achiever in all areas of pursuit and has received the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award twice.  In 2015, Gretel was awarded the Spirit of Mary MacKillop Award and in 2016 was a Student Leader of the College. Gretel says “it’s pretty busy, but I love school and sport as well as helping out the community”.  In her spare time, Gretel enjoys cultural activities such as playing the piano, performing in musicals and volunteering in her local parish.

Steve Moyle, a Toowoomba local and a founding staff member of Mary MacKillop Catholic College has also graciously accepted the honour of carrying the Queen’s Baton.   Steve has given great service to the community through sport and charity fundraising and humbly says “it’s an honour to have been nominated by the community, but that’s not why I do it.  I love being able to give to those in need.” 

Not only does he coach students and run competitions throughout the region, Steve has also personally run two ultra-marathons to raise awareness and fundraise for cancer research, raising over $60k for the Queensland Cancer Council.  He has also initiated and led fundraising events for Caritas, Mission Australia and St Vincent De Paul Society.

In 2009, Steve was awarded the Spirit of Catholic Education Award for his fundraising efforts.

Both Gretel and Steve will carry the Queens Baton when it comes to Toowoomba in March 2018.

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Sports Report

12 October 2017

Building community to DREAM, BELIEVE & ACHIEVE through participation in physical activity

 

Term 4 Athletics Training

Tuesday

 

5:00pm

5km run starting outside MacKillop Centre.

 ALL ARE WELCOME- parents, joggers, walkers etc.

 (Max. 3 x 1.67km laps)

We will even run during the September holidays.

Record 5km Time: Joshua Roach (20.02)

Wednesday

7:30 am - 8:10am

Interval speed running training (Mr Moyle)

 

3:20pm - 4:20pm

Distance Running Conditioning and Core Strength (Ms McWha)

 

Thursday

3:15pm - 4:15pm

Flop High Jump training (October only)

 

Friday

7:00am - 8:00am (10yrs – 15yrs)

Swimming/Aquathlon Training – Highfields Aquatic Centre – Students required to pay pool entry.

(Mr Moyle & Ms McWha)

Last Session  Friday November 17

 

5K CHARITY COLOUR WALK/FUN RUN

 5pm Tuesday 31st October

Entry: $10 or extra donation per competitor- entry forms available from Primary & Secondary Offices

Purpose: FUN, FITNESS, FRIENDSHIP, COMMUNITY SPIRIT by raising  awarenss and funds for Qld Cancer Council and Muscular Dystrophy Australia

Start/Finish: MacKillop Centre

Rewards: Medallions and prizes on offer. Competitors will be doused with the colours pink and yellow. Sunglasses and white t-shirt required

Shared Meal:  Social barbecue ($2 sausage sizzle and drinks) and presentation to conclude event.

Convenors: Mr Steve Moyle, Mrs Taryn Roach & Mr Shane McAllister

 

ANNUAL NOVEMBER TENNIS TOURNAMENT 2017

Students in Year 5-9 are invited to nominate. Link to nomination form attached

 

2017 DARLING DOWNS ATHLETICS REPS

Good luck at upcoming State Championships

  • Ewald Kruger, Wihan Kruger, Bella Stenzel, Missy Boyle,  Josh Roach, Mia Knapman, Gretel Worner
  • Congratulations to Billy Stark who was selected in the Toowoomba Sky U12 Mustangs that won the Mustangs Challenge in Goondiwindi over the school holidays.  They played 6 games over 2 days and the final was between Toowoomba Sky and Warwick. Well done Billy.

 

TERM 4 FRIDAY NIGHT BASKETBALL

Date

Time

Venue

Opposition

Result

WEEK 1   OCTOBER 6

4.15 pm

Harristown Court 1

TACAPS

Won by 4 goals

WEEK 2  OCTOBER 13

7.15 pm

St Mary’s Court 2

 East 1

 

WEEK 3  OCTOBER 20

5.45 pm

St Mary’s Court 1

 East 2

 

WEEK 4  OCTOBER 27

5.00 pm

Harristown Court 1

Middle Ridge

 

WEEK 5  NOVEMBER 3

5.00 pm

Concordia

Concordia

 

WEEK 6  NOVEMBER 10

6.30 pm

St Mary’s Court 1

Kingsthorpe

 

WEEK 7  NOVEMBER 17

5.00 pm

St Mary’s Court 1

St Saviour’s

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to Mrs Jacqui Koch there will be Primary Friday Night Basketball in term 4 for both boys and girls 10 years and older. Draw & Results below

 

YEAR 4-6 TERM 3 BALL GAMES RESULTS

During Term 3 PE the students participated in various ball games including Tunnel ball, Leader ball, Captain ball and Circle File Gap with variations

WINNING HOUSES

Year 4: Penola

Year 5: McCormack

Year 6: Penola

Overall Points:

1st: Penola 107

2nd: McCormack 97

3rd: Cunningham 83

4th: Tenison 75

 

Sport Date Claimers

Term 4

Date

Event

Fri    13 October

  • MMCC Aquathlon – 7:00am – 8:00am Highfields Pool
  • AQUA Training with Ms Mac Friday mornings 7:00am- 8:00am Highfields Pool

Sat   14 October

  • Fairholme Aquathon

Sun  15 October

  • SWQ Primary Schools Touch Football – Dalby Touch Fields – Cooper Street Dalby – Contact Mr Craig Hubbard

Thur 19 October

  • QCIS Rugby 7s 4:00pm 8:30pm Highfields Sport and Recreation Park

Fri     27 October

  • Dalby Aquathlon – 9:00am – 11:00am – Nominations are  School Based Entries close Tuesday 17 October

Sat    28 October

  • Rugby 7s Carnival – Scots PGC Warwick – Contact Mr Craig Faessler

Sun   29 October

  • 10-12yrs State Cricket Championships Mackay

Sat    4 November

Sat   11 November

  • QCIS Tennis – Teams Event TACAPS
  • QCIS Tennis – Individual Event AMBROSE TREACY

(please see Ms Mac Sports Office for interest in these events)

Wed  15 November

  • Hockey Gala Day

Wed  22 November

  • MMCC Sports Presentation Night – Please send through all sporting photos to kate.mcwha @twb.catholic.edu.au  by  10 November

Monday 27 November

  • Prep Pool Party Highfields Aquatic Centre 9:00am – 11:00am

 

Kate McWha

Sports Co-ordinator

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Primary Interschools Basketball Competition

12 October 2017

MMCC is again participating in the Primary Interschool basketball competition.  Boys and girls from grade 5 and 6 will be participating and our mixed team will be playing in the Senior Boys B division.  We look forward to having some fun and developing our skills and knowledge about basketball. 

Training is Friday morning in the MacKillop Centre at 7.30 am and games are Friday evenings.

For more information, contact Jacqui Koch on 07 4698 7777.

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Sporting News

14 September 2017

Building community to

DREAM, BELIEVE & ACHIEVE ,

through participation in physical activity

 

Lots of wonderful Sports News this fortnight.

Please also note the following attachments –

  • Sports Offered in Term 4
  • Term 4 Sporting Competition dates
  • Aquathlon 2017
  • Run Wild Holiday Training

 

Congratulations to all our Darling Downs representatives for 2017!

Mystique

Boyle

10-12 Yrs Track & Field Girls

Lara

Brophy

10-12 Yrs Hockey Girls

Lara

Fitzgerald

11 Yrs Netball

Annabella

Ford

10-12 Yrs Football Girls

Mia

Knapman

13-19 Yrs Track & Field Girls

Wihan

Kruger

10-12 Yrs Track & Field Boys

Ewald

Kruger

10-12 Yrs Track & Field Boys

Wihan

Kruger

10-12 Yrs AFL Boys

Wihan

Kruger

11-12 Yrs Rugby Union

Ella

Maxwell

10-12 Yrs Cross Country Girls

Eloise

McKenzie

10-12 Yrs Hockey Girls

Lucas

Paynter

11-12 Yrs Aquathlon

Lucie

Ramsay

10-19 Yrs Orienteering

Joshua

Roach

13-19 Yrs Cross Country Boys

Joshua

Roach

13-19 Yrs Track & Field Boys

Henry

Sheath

10-12 Yrs AFL Boys

Bella

Stenzell

10-12 Yrs Track & Field Girls

Charlotte

Stevenson-Hiley

11-12 Yrs Rugby League Girls

Sienna

Williams

10-12 Yrs Football Girls

Gretel

Worner

13-19 Yrs Track & Field Girls

 

INNER DOWNS CRICKET

Congratulations to all those who attended trials and to the following students who gained selection; Joseph Coren, Lachlan Spies, Ewald Kruger, Wihan Kruger, Elosie McKenzie and Annabelle Ford.

 

DARLING DOWNS CRICKET

Congratulations to Lachlan Spies, Wihan Kruger and Ewald Kruger who gained selection in the Darling Downs under 12 years boys cricket team.

Well done also to Annabelle Ford who was selected in the under 12 year girl’s cricket team.

Congratulations also to Eloise McKenzie being selected as a member of the Queensland School Sport Girls Cricket 12 and U President XI Team.

Both students have been invited to participate in the State Championships event to be held in Mackay from 28 October to 1 November.

 

DARLING DOWNS GIRLS RUGBY LEAGUE

Congratulations to Charlotte Hiley-Stevenson who represented the Darling Downs at the recent Qld State Championships.

 

YEAR 5/6 INTERSCHOOL SPORT:

Week 8  (Friday 1st September) RESULTS:

GIRLS NETBALL: Won 2, lost 2.

MIXED HOCKEY: Year 6 won 4-3 v Glennie.

BOYS RUGBY LEAGUE: Lost 4-30 v St.Thomas More’s.

GIRLS SOCCER: Won 4-0 v Fairholme. Great work girls!

BOYS SOCCER: Lost all 3 games

 

YEAR 5/6 NETBALL by Anika Scholefield

Every Friday for the past seven weeks, year six and five students have been travelling to Nell. E Robinson Netball Grounds, to play non-competitive netball against other schools in our Toowoomba region. The four teams did extremely well and we would like to thank all the girls for trying their hardest. Teachers were incredibly generous to give up their time to coach and umpire our teams. We would also like to give the best of luck to the Primary school netball team, as they will be competing in a two day long netball carnival, at the Sunshine Coast this September holidays. 

YEAR 5/6 HOCKEY by Eloise McKenzie

This term in Inner School Sports we have had a terrific time playing hockey. Friday afternoons we all boarded our bus and went out to the hockey fields in Glenvale. The year 5 and 6 girls and boys played against many schools around Toowoomba. Thank you to Mrs Dwyer and Mrs Nolan for their support. The year 5 team have had 3 loses and 5 wins. Whereas the year 6 team has had 2 loses and 6 wins. We all had a magnificent time on Fridays playing hockey.

⚽️ YEAR 5/6 GIRLS SOCCER ⚽️ by Annabelle Ford

GIRLS TEAM GO THROUGH SEASON UNDERFEATED CHAMPIONS!

The senior girls soccer team went though the season undefeated. The team consisted of three Yr 5 students - Ava.T, Olivia.C and Hope and seven Yr 6 students - Annabelle.F, Bella.S, Sienna.W, Ava.K, Alice.P, Mia.N, Hannah.R and Lucy.W. Everyone in the team participated and tried their best. We would like to say a big thank you to all of the teachers that coached the soccer students and took care of us while we were at sport. As a result everyone had fun and enjoyed playing against other schools.

 

YEAR 5/6 RUGBY LEAGUE by Johnny Ryan

This year in inter school sport for rugby league we had a pretty rough season with a couple of loses one draw and a win by forfeit. All the boys tried their best and always came off the field happy with the effort they put in for the team. We would like to thank Mr Rangirra and Mr Franzman for coaching us and everyone that played.  

YEAR 3-4 FUTSAL 2017

Congratulations to all 13 teams (a record 91 players) who participated during term 3. The finals were held on Monday 11th September in the MacKillop Centre. The top 4 teams were very fortunate to participate in a Training session with Australian Women’s Futsal Coach Jodie Hammond, who is also an Australian representative. As a player she captained the Australian Women’s Futsal team before coaching the national team which finished runner up at the recent Futsal World Cup. Jodie is a local Highfields girl who attended Sacred Heart Primary and then St Saviour’s Secondary College. 

 

YEAR 3/4 FUTSAL FINALS

Game 1: Dominators 1 v Bunya Boys 5  (MVP: Pat O’Sullivan)

Game 2: Hatricks 1 v Smokin ’Unicorns 2 (MVP: Sam Jones)

Game 3: Playoff for 3rd /4th: Dominators 2 v Hatricks 9 (MVP: Jack Haddow)

Game 4: Grand Final: Bunya Boys 1 v Smokin’ Unicorns 2 (MVP: Jonas Vanderzee)

 

What was wonderful evening of Futsal, following a master-class training session with Jodie Hammond! Thanks to Jodie all participants received a special Futsal shirt, learnt some new skills and knowledge of the game. On behalf of Mary MacKillop College Jack Haddow and Sam Lowein gave a heartfelt vote of appreciation before the finals began at 5pm.

In front of a great crowd of parents, siblings and supporters, all 4 teams displayed wonderful energy and spirit. The competition, while friendly was characterized with both passion and enthusiasm.

In Game 1 Bunya Boys caused a major upset defeating the minor premiers 5-1 before the Smokin’ Unicorns won 2-1 against the Hatricks who went on the convincingly win the playoff for 3rd defeating the Dominators 9-2.

In the Grand Final an major upset was on the cards with the Bunya Boys looking the goods before the Smokin ’Unicorns gained some late momentum and scored late in the game to take out the title.

Thank you to Miss Tamara Niemeyer, Mrs Carter and Mr Ben Meyers for their ongoing support of Futsal at Mary MacKillop.

 

YEAR 3/4 FUTSAL CHAMPIONS 2017

SMOKIN’UNICORNS: Sam Lowein (C), Sam Jones, Jonas Vanderzee, Seth McInness, Kaden Rubb, Xander O’Neil, Will Marshall

 

TERM 3 ATHLETICS CARNIVAL:

Congratulations to all athletics who have represented our college this term. This term students have had the opportunity to compete at the Primary Catholic Carnival, Inner Downs 10-12 and 13-19 years trials, QCIS in Brisbane, Darling Downs 10-12 and 13-19 years trials.

As a college a record 32 students gained Inner Downs district zone selection and 7 students gained Darling Downs regional selection who will compete at the Qld State Championships in term 4.

2017 INNER DOWNS ATHLETICS REPS

 

9-12 years: Missy Boyle, Olivia Clark, Rose Coren, Lara Fitzgerald, Katelyn Haddow, Ella Maxwell, Bella Stenzell, Maggie Walker, Riley Catterall, Joseph Coren, Jack Haddow, Ewald Kruger, Wihan Kruger, Martin Logan, Joshua Midola, Lucas Paynter, Lachlan Spies, Harrison Ward, Elliott Worner, Kayden Wright.

12-13 + years: Tom Oldham, Bailey Skewes, Tobey Burling, Joshua Roach, Elly Close, Isaac Williams, Elijah Logan, Nathan Haddow, Megan Bailey, Mia Knapman, Gretel Worner, Holly Anlezark

 

2017 DARLING DOWNS ATHLETICS REPS

Ewald Kruger, Wihan Kruger, Bella Stenzel, Missy Boyle,  Josh Roach, Mia Knapman, Gretel Worner

 

TERM 4 FRIDAY NIGHT BASKETBALL

Thanks to Mrs Jacqui Koch there will be Primary Friday Night Basketball in term 4 for both boys and girls 10 years and older. If you have any questions please contact either Mrs McWha or Mrs Koch.

 

TERM 4 ATHLETICS/RUNNING TRAINING WITH MR MOYLE/MRS McWHA

Tuesday: 5km run at 5pm starting outside MacKillop Centre.

 ALL ARE WELCOME- parents, joggers, walkers etc. (Max. 3 x 1.67km laps)

We will even run during the September holidays.

Record 5km Time: Joshua Roach (20.02)

Wednesday: 7.30-8.10am- Interval speed running training (Mr Moyle)

                       3.20-4.20pm- Running training with Mrs McWha

Thursday: 3.15-4.15pm- Flop High Jump training

Friday: 7.30-8.10am- Long distance running training (Mr Moyle & Mrs McWha)

             steve.moyle@twb.catholic.edu.au

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Need for Feed

14 September 2017

Need for Feed Cooking Program Offered Again in Term 4

This term Mrs Holman facilitated the Need for Feed cooking program run by Diabetes Queensland. A program that aims to educate students on healthier eating choices. The College supported this initiative financially and we had 16 students in Years 7 and 8 participate. Students created healthy afternoon teas, main meals and the occasional dessert. All had fun, learnt new skills and went home with a cookbook and something yummy to eat.

The College is in a position to again run this program next term. We need 15 students from Year 7 to 9. It will run from 3:20-5:20 pm each Thursday from Weeks 1 to 8. If your child is interested, please have them collect the permission slip from the secondary office and return it as soon as possible.

Justine Worner

Religious Education Teacher

 

Parent Testimony:

Thank you so much Viv and Justine for assisting the students with the program.   Celine has loved the program and we have enjoyed the sampling.  I am going to incorporate the meals into our family menu. Delicious.

Kind Regards

Trudi

 

Students’ Testimony:

Sarah Coster: “It was really fun because you got to cook with all your friends and once you finished making it you got to just eat it together.”

Dylan Schmaling: “It was really good with lots of delicious recipes. We got to cooks lots of great recipes and I have cooked some of them at home and the family have really enjoyed it.”

Raegan Pugsley: “The food was the best. I like tasting and I got new skills. I just enjoyed it. I learnt more about healthy eating. I eat pears now.”

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From the Queensland Parents & Friends Federation

14 September 2017

Nominations - Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards

 

We’re asking parents to help identify Australia’s most outstanding teachers and principals!

 

Please nominate the outstanding principals and teachers you know, so they can get the recognition they deserve.

 

Nominations for the 2018 Commonwealth Bank Teaching Awards are open until October 12.

These prestigious Awards have been created by Schools Plus and the Commonwealth Bank to celebrate and reward excellence in teaching and school leadership.

 

$45,000 Teaching Fellowship

In 2018, 12 outstanding educators will receive a $45,000 Teaching Fellowship, comprising $30,000 for a project at the Fellow’s school, $10,000 for professional development and a $5,000 study tour to a high-performing education system.

The Awards are open to teachers and school leaders from all Australian schools across the Government, Catholic and Independent sectors.
 

Visit teachingawards.com.au for more information or to nominate a great teacher or principal.

 

This is a great opportunity to acknowledge the inspiring work that goes on in Australian schools!

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Some Prep to Year 2 students enjoying Gardening

1 September 2017

Some Prep to Year 2 students enjoying gardening.  This is our home grown school produce. 

 

Tomatoes, snow peas, spring onions, lettuce and eggplants were ready for picking this week.

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Sports News

1 September 2017

QCIS Athletics results – Friday 25 August 2017

 

Congratulations to every student, staff and parent who attended to represent our team and bring success.

10 year and under (combined team scores)

2nd overall

10 year and under girls

1st

10 year and under boys

3rd

11 year (combined team scores)

1st  overall

11 year girls

1st

11 year boys

2nd

12 year (combined team scores)

3rd  

12 year girls

4th

12 year boys

3rd

13 year (combined team scores)

7th

14 year (combined team scores)

5th

15 year (combined team scores)

7th

   
   

Individual Event Winners:

  • Bella Stenzel  : 200m
  • Mia Knapman :  100m/200m
  • Maggie Walker :  800m
  • Lucy Thompson :  800m
  • Gretel Worner : 200m
  • Mystique Boyle :  Shot Put
  • Savannah Nichols : Shot Put
  • Holly Anlezark : Discus
  • Lucas Paynter :  Long Jump
  • Martin Logan : Shot Put
  • Ewald Kruger : Shot Put
  • Wihan Kruger : Shot Put
  • Joshua Roach:  Shot Put

Well Done to all and thank you for your hard work on the day.

 

Darling Downs 13-19 years Athletics Carnival (Sprints Events)

Congratulations to all who competed at the Darling Downs 13-19 years Athletics Carnival (Sprints Events) in Warwick yesterday. Eight athletes represented MMCC in the 100m; 200m; 400m and 800m events: Mia Knapman, Megan Bailey, Elly Close, Josh Roach, Tobey Burling, Gretel Worner, Elijah Logan and Issac Williams. Many personal bests were achieved with three MMCC athletes qualifying for Darling Downs representative positions.

Congratulations to Josh Roach - 1st in the 400m 13yrs Boys; Mia Knapman – 3rd in the 100m 13yrs Girls and Gretel Worner – 3rd in the 100m 14yrs Girls.

Good luck to our four athletes competing in the field events today!

 

U12 Darling Downs AFL

Well Done to Henry Sheath for being awarded the Best and Fairest award at the recent U12 Darling Downs AFL!

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P&F

4 August 2017

Thank You!

Thank you to all the Mary MacKillop Families who have supported our recent events including the Twilight Winter Concert, Homestyle Bake Pie Drive and today’s sausage sizzle.

The Twilight Winter Concert was catered by our Academic and Arts Subcommittee and raised just over $1,000 to put towards the purchase of a quality concert piano for use by our students in lessons, accompanists to ensembles and at future concert events.  There is still work to be done before we can purchase this piano but we are on our way!

The Homestyle Bake Pie Drive was incredibly popular and feedback from Homestyle suggests it is one of the larger orders they have received.  Thanks to the generosity of family and friends of the School approximately $1,000 has been raised for our Year 3 to 6 play space upgrade. 

Funds raised from today’s sausage sizzle will also add to our other fundraising efforts with respect to the redevelopment and enhancement of our Year 3 to 6 play space.  Our School has experienced considerable growth over the last decade and the equipment in place is no longer sufficient for the number of students looking to use it on a daily basis. 

It is intended that the redevelopment will include:-

  • several additional pieces of play equipment that encourage the use of gross motor skills;
  • equipment pieces that allow children to engage in quieter play (such as outdoor chess board and blackboard);
  • sports based items (including netball and basketball hoops);
  • an outdoor learning classroom, additional outdoor seating and shade; and
  • a memorial garden  

We have received draft plans for the redesign of the area and are looking forward to being able to make these plans available for public consultation in the near future.  

Years 7, 8 and 9 Disco – Friday, 18th August

On Friday 18th August, Mary MacKillop Catholic College Highfields P&F Committee will host its first senior year interschool social from 7:00pm-9:30pm.

This event is open to students in years 7, 8 & 9 only and includes a ‘Go Pink, Go Yellow for Cancer’ theme. A portion of funds raised will support the Queensland Cancer Council.

Admission is $8 with a canteen operating to sell drinks, chocolate bars and chips.

Student ID is required for entry.  All bags and mobiles must be checked into a cloak room upon arrival.  There will be no pass outs and a dress standard applies.

 

 

Family Mealtime Bliss Workshop – Thursday, 24th August

 

There are still tickets available to attend the Family Mealtime Bliss Workshop to be conducted by Deb Blakley of Kids Dig Food.  The workshop will be held on Thursday, 24th August at 6:30pm.  Registration ($10 per person) can be made via Flexischools.  This event is open to the wider community so please feel free to invite family and/or friends.

 

For further information, please see the attached flyer.

 

Crave Food Festival – Saturday, 12th August, 5:30-8:30pm

The first Crave Food Festival is almost upon us and the excitement is palpable!

The Crave Food Festival is an open to the public, family friendly, gourmet food event held on the second Saturday evening of every month. The first event will be held on Saturday, 12th August from 5:30pm to 8:30pm.

You are invited to come along and sample from a wide range of food vendors and enjoy a family friendly outdoor movie and entertainment. Bar facilities are also available.

This event is designed as an ongoing community event and fundraiser with all profits supporting the P&F's major projects - currently the redevelopment and enhancement of the Year 3 to 6 play area.

You can lend your support to this event by liking and sharing the Crave Food Festival Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/cravefoodfestival/ - then grab your family and friends and come along on Saturday, 12th August for a fun filled evening!  Thanks to Bond Homes & Construction, there is even a $50 prize voucher for one lucky patron who attends on the night.  To be in the running, please visit our Facebook page for full terms and conditions. 

A huge of vote of thanks goes to our sponsors for this event:

  • Matthew De Maid – Belle Property Real Estate
  • Bond Homes & Construction
  • Downs Precision Plastering

If you would be interested in supporting the Crave Food Festival events through sponsorship, please contact the P&F via email at Highfields.PandF@twb.catholic.edu.au

Remember, this event is open to ANYONE so please spread the word!

Woolworths Earn & Learn

Woolworths Earn & Learn has begun again.  Stickers can be collected from Woolworths during the period 26th July to 19th September with one sticker earned for every $10. 

These stickers can then be placed in the Mary MacKillop Catholic College box at the front of Woolworths, Highfields or delivered to the School Office. 

Stickers can then be redeemed by the P&F for educational resources.  This year the P&F will be supporting our Learning Support teachers by acquiring items that can enhance the learning opportunities for children across the spectrum of academic capabilities from remedial to enrichment.

 

 

Learning Support Parent Group

In partnership with the Learning Support staff, the P&F is delighted to be facilitating a series of Learning Support Parent Meetings. 

It is intended that this will become a fortnightly event (with rotated days and evenings to maximise the opportunities for parents to attend).  Specialist keynote speakers will also be sourced to address the group on relevant topics, including access to and implementation of the NDIS. 

Please save the following Term 3 dates in your diary:-

  • Friday, 4th August, 2pm
  • Tuesday, 15th August, 8:30am
  • Friday, 31st August, 7pm (to be held over dinner at the Highfields Tavern)
  • Tuesday, 12th September, 2pm.

This initiative has been facilitated by the parents in the P&F Learning Support Group with a view to offering support and encouragement to parents within our school community as we also celebrate the achievements and development of our children. 

If you would to attend these meetings or have any other questions, please feel free to contact parents Jill Kelly (on 0417 715 980) or Caddie Hansen (on 0414 768 380) or alternatively, the College Office.

Wet n Wild Family Fun Day – Saturday, 21st October

Due to a clash on the School calendar, the Wet n Wild Family Fun Day has been rescheduled to Saturday, 21st October 2017. 

On this day, the P&F are excited to be able to offer one day entry tickets to Wet n Wild for $25 per person.  Children 0 to 2 years and Mary MacKillop Catholic College teachers who present with School ID can enter at no cost.  Various Meal Deals are also available for purchase. 

Please see the attached flyer for full details regarding bookings and payments etc. 

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Sports News

4 August 2017

Building community to DREAM, BELIEVE & ACHIEVE, through participation in physical activity

 

YEAR 5/6 INTERSCHOOL SPORT

Week 2 Results:

GIRLS NETBALL: All 4 teams won. Well done girls!

MIXED HOCKEY: Narrowly lost both games. Close result.

BOYS RUGBY LEAGUE: 22 all draw against East Sate School. Strong performance boys.

GIRLS SOCCER: won convincingly 11-0. Great work.

BOYS SOCCER: Won 2 and narrowly lost one game.

 

12 YEARS QLD GIRLS SOCCER

Congratulations to both Sienna Williams and Annabelle Ford who represented the Darling Downs with pride recently at the State trials. Darling Downs won 3 games in a highly competitive and skilful environment.

 

INNER DOWNS ZONE 10-12 YEARS 1500m TRIALS

Congratulations to all 10 students who competed at these trials on Tuesday 1st August in Toowoomba. Many ran personal bests, however no one gained selection to compete at the Darling Downs trials. A reminder that the IDZ 9-12 years 800m will be held on Tuesday 8th August. Keep up the training!

 

RESULTS:

10 years boys: Seth McInness (5th), Kayden Wright (6th), Ryley Schmaling (8th)

10 years girls: Ella Maxwell (4th)

11 years boys: Lucas Paynter (3rd)

11 years girls: Lucy Thompson (3rd), Lara Brophy (4th)

12 years boys: Henry Sheath (3rd)

12 years girls: Emma Brittain (2nd), Annabelle Ford

 

DARLING DOWNS RUGBY UNION

Congratulations to Wihan Kruger, Year 7, who was chosen to captain the Darling Downs Rugby Union team at the State Championships!

 

QLD ORIENTEERING SHORT COURSE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Congratulations to Alara Williams for coming first in the Girls 10 and under competition and Caelan Williams for placing third.

Congratulations as must go to Lucie Ramsay who received a bronze medal for the 11 yrs Girls Qld Schools Orienteering Individual Championships held in Petrie this week. It was great to hear that Darling Downs team members dominated this age group.

YEAR 3-4 FUTSAL

Students in Year 3 & 4 are invited to sign up for Term 3 Futsal. Nomination forms are available from Mr Moyle or the Junior Office,

Year 3-4 Futsal team nominations close on Thursday 3rd August.

Round games are in Weeks 5-9 with a finals night in Week 10

 

TERM 3 ATHLETICS/RUNNING TRAINING WITH MR MOYLE/MRS McWHA

Monday: 10.40-11.20am: Long Jump training

Tuesday: 5km run at 5pm starting outside MacKillop Centre.

                ALL ARE WELCOME- parents, joggers, walkers etc. (3 x 1.67km laps)

                 Record 5km Time: Joshua Roach (20.02)

Wednesday: 7.30-8.10am- Interval speed running training (Mr Moyle)

                       3.20-4.20pm- Running training with Mrs McWha

Thursday: 10.40-11.20am- Shot Put/Discus training

                   3.15-4.15pm- Flop High Jump training

Friday: 7.30-8.10am- 800/1500/3000m running training (Mr Moyle & Mrs McWha)

           

TERM 3 ATHLETICS CARNIVAL DATE CLAIMERS:

  • 9-12 years Inner Downs Zone District - Tues 8th Aug @ O’Quinn St, Twmba
  • 10-12 years Darling Downs - Fri 18th Aug @ The Glennie School, Twmba
  • 9-15 years QCIS - Fri 25th Aug @ University of Qld, Brisbane
  • 9-12 years Darling Downs Regional - Tues 29th Aug @ Harristown HS, Twmba
  • 13-19 years Darling Downs Regional - TRACK: Thurs 31st Aug @ Warwick SHS

             FIELD:  Fri 1st September @ Warwick SHS

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Sports news

21 July 2017

Darling Downs Representative:

Congratulations to the following students who have represented Mary MacKillop Catholic College at Darling Downs.

MARY MACKILLOP CATHOLIC COLLEGE

DARLING DOWNS REPRESENTATIVES AS AT 12 JULY 2017

Given Name

Surname

DOB

School

Team

Lara

Brophy

12/03/2006

Mary MacKillop Catholic College

10-12 Yrs Hockey Girls

Lara

Fitzgerald

30/11/2006

Mary MacKillop Catholic College

11 Yrs Netball

Annabella

Ford

13/10/2005

Mary MacKillop Catholic College

10-12 Yrs Football Girls

Wihan

Kruger

18/01/2005

Mary MacKillop Catholic College

10-12 Yrs AFL Boys

Wihan

Kruger

18/01/2005

Mary MacKillop Catholic College

11-12 Yrs Rugby Union

Ella

Maxwell

21/08/2007

Mary MacKillop Catholic College

10-12 Yrs Cross Country Girls

Eloise

McKenzie

5/09/2005

Mary MacKillop Catholic College

10-12 Yrs Hockey Girls

Lucas

Paynter

28/02/2006

Mary MacKillop Catholic College

11-12 Yrs Aquathlon

Lucie

Ramsay

7/07/2006

Mary MacKillop Catholic College

10-19 Yrs Orienteering

Joshua

Roach

1/02/2004

Mary MacKillop Catholic College

13-19 Yrs Cross Country Boys

Henry

Sheath

23/05/2005

Mary MacKillop Catholic College

10-12 Yrs AFL Boys

Sienna

Williams

19/05/2005

Mary MacKillop Catholic College

10-12 Yrs Football Girls

 

Rugby League:

Congratulations to Billy Stark who has been selected in the U/12 Toowoomba Mustangs Development Squad for Rugby League.  Billy was one of 70 kids who tried out so this is a great achievement.

Competition Date claimers:

  • Tuesday 8 August – Inner Downs Athletics Carnival O’Quinn Street
  • Friday 25 August – QCIS Athletics UQ Brisbane
  • Tuesday 29 August – Darling Downs Athletics Trials

 

QLD CROSS COUNTRY 2017

Congratulations to Josh Roach, 13 years boy and Ella Maxwell 10 years girl)who represented the Darling Downs at the 10-19 years Qld Schools Cross Country on  16-17 July at St. Paul’s School, Brisbane. It was great to see them both try their best in what was a very competitive environment and hopefully they learnt a lot from the experience. Unfortunately, Josh acquired an injury in the individual event and was unable to run in the day two relays. Ella ran well in the 10-12 years Composted relay finishing 6th.

As a Region, Darling Downs had an exceptional carnival with 8 athletes gaining selection in the 10-12 years State team (here are only 36 State selection) to compete at The Australian School Sport Cross Country Championships in Hobart in August.

Darling Downs also received the BEST COUNTRY REGION award.

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Sports news

23 June 2017

AFL:

Congratulations to Henry Sheath and Wihan Kruger who had a great time representing Darling Downs in the State AFL Championships held in Mackay. Mary Mackillop is extremely proud to have our boys show great leadership skills and pride in representing their region. 

Athletics:

Congratulations to our Athletics Age Champions for 2017:

Year of Birth

Boy

Girl

2002

Connor McKerrow

Kirra Palmer

2003

Elijah Logan

Gretel Worner

2004

Joshua Roach

Mia Knapman

2005

Elliott Worner

Hannah Nielsen

2006

Lucas Paynter

Bella Stenzel

2007

Martin Logan/Kayden Wright

Ella Maxwell

2008

Jackson Spies

Rose Coren

Overall House Trophy Winner:  Penola

Competition Date claimers:

  • Saturday 1 July – Gold Coast Junior Dash
  • Friday 14 July – Toowoomba Primary Catholic Schools Athletics Carnival O’Quinn Street Sunday
  • 16/17 July – QSS Cross Country Bald Hills Brisbane
  • Tuesday 8 August – Inner Downs Athletics Carnival O’Quinn Street
  • Friday 25 August – QCIS Athletics UQ Brisbane
  • Tuesday 29 August – Darling Downs Athletics Trials

Please continue your training throughout the remaining term and over the holidays with Mr Moyle, Mr Logan and Ms McWha. For training details over the holiday period please contact your respective coaches.

Chess:

QCIS Chess was hosted by TACAPS on Tuesday 6 June. Thank you to Mr Craig Hubbard for his time, dedication & expertise in coaching our teams every week.

Mary MacKillop Team 1, comprising of Thomas Burling, Brendan Williams, Riley Cuthbert, Aidan McCormack, finished first out of 11 teams, with Concordia placing 2nd and Downlands tied with Ambrose Treacy College for 3rd.

Mary MacKillop Team 2, comprising of Matthew Deadman, Alex King, Jackson Stansell and Cooper Smith finished 5th in the competition.

We are extremely proud of our teams and congratulate them on their commitment to their sport.

Darling Downs Representatives:

Wihan Kruger has been selected to represent Darling Downs at the State Rugby Union Championships at Broadbeach, 3rd to 6th of August. Congratulations Wihan we wish you all the very best.  

 

 

 

 

  

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YEAR 7-9 FUTSAL SEASON

23 June 2017

Congratulations to the 31 secondary students who accepted the challenge and competed in the Term 2 Year 7-9 mixed Futsal competition.

The all girls Cringey Cockatiel team of Maddison Groves, Ella Carlish, Sophie Pade, Lulu Jesse, Savannah Nicholls, Amelia Hampson and Lily Merritt tried very hard in every game and finished 5th overall.  Great effort girls.  The best and fairest Cockatiel was Ella Carlish. In 4th place came MMCCFC consisting of Levi King, Luke Chappell, Isacc Pugno, Lachlan Blatherwick, Ben Hurley and Isaac Williams who played a great game I the minor semi-final against Loonie Tunes who placed 3rd. The best and fairest players from MMCCFC were Levi King and Luke Chappell. Loonie Tunes, who looked great in their custom-made player shirts consisted of Bailey Skewes, Holly Anlezark, Henry Sheath, Clayton Pearson, Wihan Kruger and Millie Noonan who was also named  as the best and fairest player.

The final between the Secret Savages and We Are The One (WATO) was a high quality game which was locked at 1 all at half time. An upset was on the cards with the Secret Savages leading 2-1 with less than 3 minutes remaining on the clock, before WATO best and fairest superstar player Tobey Burling helped motivate his team to fight back and win 3-2. Secret Savages goalkeeper Celine Samin was simply outstanding and was awarded the player of the match medal.

Congratulations to the Secret Savages team of Josh Roach, Elly Close, Dylan Schmaling, Harrison McMahon, Celine Samin and Tom Oldham who convincingly won their semi-final and were very unlucky not to win overall. Their season best and fairest player was Harrison McMahon. On the finals night they played with tremendous spirit and enthusiasm and were very generous in substituting in earlier games for both MMCCFC and Loonie Tunes who had some players unavailable.

The newly crowned 2017 Champion Secondary Futsal Team is WATO consisting of Elijah Logan, Tobey Burling, Nathan Haddow, Michael Kenway, Ky Brunner and Levi Logan who went through the season-undefeated winning all 8 games contested, scoring an impressive 71 goals and only conceding 7 goals.

On reflection, it was enjoyable season with great sportsmanship, teamwork and skill on display. Thanks to Mrs Chrissy Carter and Miss Tamara Niemeyer who assisted with refereeing games throughout the season and to all of the parents and siblings who supported the finals night which was a lot of fun. Thanks everyone. I hope that everyone learnt something about themselves and life along the way!

Kind regards,

Mr Steve Moyle (Convenor)

 

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Sport Update With Mr Moyle

9 June 2017

SPORT

CROSS COUNTRY/DISTANCE TRAINING

A reminder that training is available with Mr Moyle is held every Wednesday and Friday morning from 7.30am at the AFL oval and Tuesday afternoon at 4.45am from MacKillop Centre.

Congratulations to all who completed the 5km on Tuesday 6th June.

Josh Roach set a new course record time of 20.02.

 

YEAR 7-9 FUTSAL

Our 5 teams have just one more round game before the finals on Monday 19th June.

 

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College Athletics Carnival

9 June 2017

Competition was at a high level at this year’s College Athletics Carnival, held Wednesday 31 May.

House colours flew as competitors showed wonderful sportsmanship in all events.

Well done to all our competitors for their participation and competitive spirit.

Thank you especially to Mrs McWha for organising such a fantastic day!

Thanks must also go to all staff and parents who braved the cold weather to help with the official duties.

2018 is looking to be bigger and better!

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College Athletics Carnival

26 May 2017

COLLEGE ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

We are looking forward to a great day on Wednesday, 31 May at our College Athletics Carnival. Congratulations to all students who have been competeing at the Pre Athletic Event.

Please find attached below the Athletics Carnival Program for this event.

PRE EVENT RESULTS

High Jump

2002 Boys: Ben Ziviani 1st, Connor McKerrow 2nd, Ben Hackwood 3rd

2002 Girls: Kirra Palmer 1st, Jayde Rolph 2nd

2003 Boys: Cooper Adams 1st, Elijah Logan 2nd, Michael Kenway 3rd

2003 Girls: Holly Anlezark 1st, Talia Wallace/Bronte Stevenson-Hiley 2nd

2004 Boys: Joshua Roach 1st, Tobey Burling 2nd, Ky Brunner/Clayton Pearson 3rd

2004 Girls: Mia Knapman 1st, Taylor Logan 2nd, Jessica Wallace 3rd

2005 Boys: Rhylan Richardson/Jack Bethell/James Clark equal 1st

2005 Girls: Hannah Nielsen 1st, Melody Hawthorn 2nd, Amelia O’Dea 3rd

3000m 

2002 Boys: Connor McKerrow

2003 Boys: Tom Oldham 1st, Elijah Logan 2nd

2003 Girls: Gretel Worner 1st, Millie Noonan 2nd

2004 Boys: Joshua Roach 1st, Clayton Pearson 2nd, Dylan Schmaling 3rd

2004 Girls: Charlotte McGeoch 1st, Elly Close 2nd, Amelia Hampson 3rd

Dress Code for Wednesday 31 May

For the College Athletics carnival on Wednesday, 31 May, students are invited to wear their sports uniform and/or free dress in the colour of their house; Red (strength) - Cunningham, Yellow (energy) - McCormack, Blue (peace) - Penola, Green (growth) -Tenison. Clothing must be “appropriate” with a sun smart hat (no caps). All students must wear joggers.

Sausage Sizzle

The P&F have organised a sausage sizzle on Wednesday, 31 May for students and parents to enjoy during the athletics carnival. Student orders can be placed via flexischools no later then 4:00 pm Tuesday, 30 May. Parents can purchase items on the day (cash only). For more information and what is available please see the attached flyer from the P&F below.

Please note there is no tuckshop available for second break on this day.

Parents who would like to volunteer to help run the sausage sizzle are welcome to contact the P&F via email highfields.pandf@twb.catholic.edu.au

Kate McWha, Sports Coordinator

 

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Sport Update

25 May 2017

INNER DOWNS CROSS COUNTRY 

In the beautiful autumn weather, 15 runners from 10 to 13 years represented our College at the Inner Downs Zone for the annual Darling Downs Cross Country held at Kearney Springs in Toowoomba on Tuesday, 23 May. The competition was fierce and everyone did an outstanding job showing great determination. 

Congratulations to Ella M and Joshua R who finished fourth in their age groups and gained selection in the Darling Downs team. Well done to Anastasia T, Elly C, Lucy T who competed. 

QCIS CROSS COUNTRY

Well done to students who competed at the QCIS Cross Country. You did us proud! (Team photo above.)

TETRATHLON

Congratulations to Anastasia Topalov on her selection to represent Queensland in the Sub Junior Tetrathlon Team at the National Championships. We will be cheering you on when you compete in September at the Toowoomba Show Grounds.

 

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From the Sports Department

11 May 2017

TERM 2 SPORT DATES

Friday 12 May: AWD Cross Country

Tuesday 16 May: QCIS Cross Country

Tuesday 22 May: DD Cross Country

COLLEGE ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

Our Athletic Carnival is Wednesday, 31 May. Our pre event trials for this event have commenced.

Wednesday 17 May: 1500m College School Distance Race - Boys and Girls13 to 15 yrs

Thursday 18 May: 11 Yrs Boys and Girls High Jump Trials at First Break – AFL Oval

Thursday 25 May: 10 Yrs Boys and Girls High Jump Trials at First Break – AFL Oval

Thursday 25 May: 9 Yrs Boy and Girls High Jump Trials After School at 3:20 pm – AFL Oval

Wednesday 31 May: College Athletics Carnival

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS

Congratulations to Lara Brophy, Olivia Winter and Eloise McKenzie in representing Toowoomba in the under 13 Southern Cross Tournament for Hockey. The girls will go to the State Championships in July. 

Well done to Anastasia Topalov who competed at the Aquinas Interschool Showjumping competition recently. Anastasia placed third overall and has qualified for the State. We also wish her all the best for the Darling Downs Regions Championships this weekend.

COACHING SESSIONS FOR CROSS COUNTRY AND ATHLETICS - With Steve Moyle and Kate McWha

Monday and Wednesday: 3:20 pm to 4:20 pm

Wednesday and Friday: 7:30 am to 8:10 pm

Sunday 21 May: 11:00 am group run at DD Kearney Springs Course

For more information regarding this training, please contact me via the email below.

GOLD COAST MARATHON 

This year we have entered a College team in the 2017 Gold Coast Marathon Running Festival to be held on Saturday, 1 July to Sunday, 2 July. If you would like to be part of the College team, please email our team manager, Charmain Schmaling via charbrad@bigpond.com

Visit http://goldcoastmarathon.com.au/enter/teams/ for more information

Kate McWha, Sports Coordinator

kate.mcwha@twb.catholic.edu.au

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From the Sports Department

28 April 2017

TERM 2 SPORTS

We are currently preparing for IND Cross Country, DD Cross Country and our College Athletics Carnival. Students are also competing at the Queensland All Schools Cross Country selection race, students who would like to participate in this event can pick up a nomination form from Mrs McWha.

Our QCIS sports and cultural events for this term are Cross Country, Debating and Chess. We also cheer on those students who are trialing for IND Soccer and Regional Touch Football.

Please find below date reminders for what is coming up in sport.

TERM 2 DATES

Sunday 30 April: IDZ Cross Country Practice Run with Steve Moyle 10:00 am HSS Oval

Tuesday 2 May: IDZ Soccer Trials Boys and Girls Born 2005 – 2006

Wednesday 3 May: IDZ Cross Country – Highfields State School

Wednesday 10 May: DD Cross Country Nominations Due to Kate McWha

Friday 12 May: AWD Cross Country

Tuesday 16 May: QCIS Cross Country

Tuesday 22 May: DD Cross Country

COLLEGE ATHLETICS CARNIVAL

Our Athletic Carnival is Wednesday, 31 May. Our pre event trials for this event commence next week.

PRE EVENT TRIAL EVENTS

Thursday 4 May: 13 – 15 Yrs Boys and Girls High Jump Trials at First Break – AFL Oval

Wednesday 10 May: 3000m College Distance Pre – Event Race - Boys and Girls 13 to15 yrs

Thursday 11 May: 12 Yrs  Boys and Girls High Jump Trials at First Break – AFL Oval

Wednesday 17 May: 1500m College School Distance Pre-Event Race - Boys and Girls13 to 15 yrs

Thursday 18 May: 11 Yrs Boys and Girls High Jump Trials at First Break – AFL Oval

Thursday 25 May: 10 Yrs Boys and Girls High Jump Trials at First Break – AFL Oval

Thursday 25 May: 9 Yrs Boy and Girls High Jump Trials After School at 3:20 pm – AFL Oval

Wednesday 31 May: College Athletics Carnival

Kate McWha, Sports Coordinator

kate.mcwha@twb.catholic.edu.au

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College Cross Country

29 March 2017

Students from Prep to Year 9 participated in the House Cross Country and Colour Fun Run this week. It was a great day; even the fog and rain could not hold students back from achieving their personal best.

Students took on the track with great courage and with some tough and energetic competition displayed. Students were very encouraged by the presence of many parents cheering classes on and over the finish line. Congratulations to Cunningham House for winning the points competition for this event and to our age champions.

Thank you to the College staff who played a role in the event and teachers who have trained our children to take on this healthy way to maintain physical fitness. 

AGE CHAMPIONS

Prep: Katie Uren and Harry Williams

Year 1: Matilda Rogers and Pierce O'Brien

Year 2: Alara Williams and Xavier Coren

Year 3: Maggie Walker and Lachlan Parker

9 Years: Adele Adams and Jonas Vanderzee

10 Years: Ella Maxwell and Ryley Schmaling

11 Years: Lucy Thompson and Lucas Paynter

12 Years: Anastasia Topalov and Rhylan Richardson

13 Years: Charlotte McGeoch and Joshua Roach

14 Years: Gretel Worner and Tom Oldham

15 Years: Jayde Rolph

COLOUR RUN WINNERS: Annabelle Ford and Elliott Worner

HOUSE POINTS

Cunningham - 951

Penola - 849

McCormack - 770

Tenison - 586

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Sport Achievements

23 March 2017

LITTLE ATHLETICS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS 

Congratulations to the following students who competed at the Little Athletics State Championships recently. Emma Brittain, Nathan Haddow, Katelyn Haddow, Elijah Logan, Levi Logan, Josh Roach, Taylor Logan and Gretel Worner.

Outstanding results go to:

Josh Roach - 10th in state for 200m and 400m.

Emma Brittain - 7th in state for long distance walk.

Nathan Haddow and Katelyn Haddow - personal best in 100m.

Elijah Logan and Gretel Worner - personal best in 200m.

INNER DOWNS TEAMS

Well done to the following students who have been selected for Inner Downs or Darling Downs teams:

IDZ Tennis: Lucy Anlezark, Jackson Stansell, Ava Knihinicki and Brendan Williams

IDZ Netball: Lara Fitzgerald, Keara Connor, Gemma Fryer and Hannah Nielsen

DD AFL: Wihan Kruger and Henry Sheath

 

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QCIS Swimming Carnival

20 March 2017

Congratulations to our team of 27 swimmers who competed at the second annual QCIS Swimming Carnival at Downlands College on Friday 10 March. Our College competed alongside Ambrose Tracey College Brisbane, Bridgadine College Brisbane, Scot PGC Warwick, TACAPS (Prep), Concordia College Toowoomba and Downlands College Toowoomba. 

All of our swimmers were exceptional and we placed 6th overall. Not having swimmers in the 15-18 years age group presents our College with a challenge but there is no doubting we will only get stronger in the years to come.

Thank you to all of the parents who came along to support our team and to Downlands College who displayed wonderful hospitality and encouragement, as well as convening a most enjoyable event. Thanks also to Mrs Kate McWha, Mr Steve Moyle & Mr Steve Coren who helped with timekeeping and organizing our team.

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