Please click here for the Junior School Training Schedule for Week 1 and Week 2.
A warm welcome to all students and parents. The 2019 sporting year will be filled with plenty of fun and exciting events for all girls from Prep through to Year 6. This term, our girls will have two Interhouse carnivals in which to participate and celebrate House and community spirit; Swimming for Year 3 – 6 on 12 February (with Prep-Year 2s swimming carnival to be held on 21 November) and Cross Country for Prep – Year 6 on 14 March.
Girls from Year 4 – Year 6 will commence preparation on Friday afternoons for their involvement in the Walter Taylor Bridge competition. Students will have the opportunity to choose from either Netball or Touch Football to play against our local schools on a Friday afternoon from 1.00pm-2.30pm commencing early in March. Our Year 2 and Year 3 girls will also be provided the opportunity to be exposed to a wide variety of games at Ambiwerra each Friday from 1.35pm-2.30pm.
For students who are wishing to represent the school in our pinnacle sporting environment, the Andrews Cup Competition, our teams for Swimming (Year 2-Year 6) and Touch Football and Tennis (Year 4-Year 6) will be selected over the coming weeks with trainings for all three sports commencing over the next two weeks. I encourage all parents to please download the St Aidan’s school app (details about the new app will be forthcoming) to keep updated as to when trainings are scheduled or cancelled due to poor weather.
I wish you all a fantastic 2019 and I look forward to working with each of your girls to develop their skills in a wide variety of activities offered and enhance their love of sport.
Swimming Squad Training (Target Andrew 2019)
The Junior School is offering five sessions at the school pool for 2019 and will recommence on Thursday 31 January 2019. One compulsory session is required should your daughter be wishing to make the Andrews Cup Team - either a Tuesday morning or Tuesday afternoon.
• Note Tuesday is a compulsory day for all girls wishing to make the Andrews Cup Swimming Squad
• Sessions are available to girls in Years 1 – 6.
• Sessions are designed to prepare girls for the competitive swimming in 2019 (Andrews Cup, Districts and Interschool) and a certain level of swimming ability is a prerequisite for involvement. Girls intending to participate must be competent in swimming 25 – 50m in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke and they must also be able to perform a dolphin kick.
• Girls must sign-in the St Aidan’s swimming attendance book at the pool for every session that they attend.
Holiday Swim Camp
St Aidan’s Junior School conducted a Swim Camp during the January 2019 school holidays at Dunlop Pool Aquatics, Corinda and St Aidan’s School Pool. The camp was a huge success with the largest numbers to date (75) of extremely excited girls keen to develop and improve their swimming strokes in preparation for the Interhouse Swimming Carnival.
The program included pool training sessions with a specific focus on dives, finishes, turns, stroke correction, stretching, individual and team races and team building.
A huge thanks must go to our coaches, Rickie Fasala, Tereka Fasala and Cade Fasala for their technical knowledge, enthusiasm and encouragement throughout the camp and to Melia McCarthy and Ashlee Johnson for their support and assistance with the girls.
House Swimming Carnival
The House Swimming Carnival for students in Year 3 to Year 6 is scheduled for Tuesday 12 February at Ambrose Treacy College, Twigg Street, Indooroopilly. An information letter providing further details for the carnival will be distributed to all parents via email in the first week back. A return slip will be required to be emailed to Ms Ferguson by Monday 4 February 2019. Please ensure this information is returned as soon as possible to enable rolls and supervision to be organised. Girls in these year levels will be time-trialed in the programmed PE lessons to assist in the nominations for events. Girls in Prep – Year 2 will have their swim carnival on 21 November at St Aidan’s school pool. Students in Year 2 who are looking to be selected in the Andrews Cup Swim Squad will have their times recorded in PE lessons.
Eastern Taipans 10-12 Years District Swim Trials
The Eastern District 10-12 Years Swim Trials will be held on Wednesday 13 February at Yeronga Park Pool. The St Aidan’s Junior Swim team to compete at the District Carnival will be selected based on girls who are turning 10-12 years, nominating verified QSA times from summer swimming competitions to Ms Jeanes-Fraser by Thursday 31 January. Alternatively, girls without times can nominate by 31 January through their classroom teacher to attend swimming trials on Friday 1 February during lunch time break at the school swimming pool. Numbers are limited to each school for each age group and therefore girls must meet qualification times, to be considered.
Eastern Taipans District Basketball
Nominations are being called for girls interested in trialing for the Eastern Taipans Basketball Team 11-12 Years girls.
Girls need to nominate through Ms Jeanes-Fraser by Monday 18 February. Numbers are limited and therefore girls must have a strong background in Basketball and playing experience.
Trial Date: 26 February 2019
Time: 3.30pm – 5.00pm
Where: Corinda SHS
Students will need the following –
Appropriate footwear, water bottle, hat and sunscreen. If possible, please wear a shirt with a number on it.
Please also note that articles of clothing with zips are not to be worn.
Students will need to present the following forms to the Convenor at the start of the trial, otherwise they will not be permitted to trial:
Signed Principal Approval Form
Completed and signed Parental Consent, Contact and Medical Details Form
Regional Date: 19 March 2019
(please note this date is the same as the Andrews Cup Touch Football and Tennis Competition)
2019 Andrews Cup Touch Football Trials
The Andrews Cup Touch Football competition is being held on Tuesday 19 March at Kearney Springs, Ruthven Street, Toowoomba. Trainings will commence in Week 2 of Term One with a focus on skill development and match play. New students who have commenced at St Aidan's in 2019 will be provided the opportunity to nominate and train for a position in the team. The Andrews Cup teams will be named in Week 4 of 2018 where the team selection will be based on skill, game application, combinations and attendance.
Training Dates and Times
Andrews Cup Touch Football Match Play
St Aidan’s Junior School have placed our Touch Football teams into the “Metro Meets” competition. The games will be held on Monday 25 February, after school, at the Ambiwerra Sports Fields against some of the schools that are involved in the Andrews Cup competition, as well as St. Peters and All Hallows. The games will assist our girls in their continued development through match play. These games will be considered one of the set training days for our girls leading into the Andrews Cup competition. A school bus will be provided to take students to the venue.
Metro Touch Football Meet
2019 Andrews Cup Tennis Trials
The Andrews Cup Tennis is being held on Tuesday 19 March at University of Queensland. Trainings will commence in Week 2 of Term One with a focus on skill development and match play. The Andrews Cup teams will be named in Week 4 of 2019 where the team selection will be based on skill, game application, combinations and attendance. New students who commenced at St Aidan's in 2019 will be provided the opportunity to nominate and train for a position in the team.
Training Dates and Times
2019 Cross Country Preparation Training
2019 Cross Country preparation training will recommence on Monday 4 February from 3.45pm to 5.00pm. This training is designed to enable the students to improve their general fitness before the Junior School Cross Country which is to be held on Thursday 14 March at Ambiwerra. Four sessions are offered on a weekly basis for students from Year 2-Year 6 with one compulsory session required per week should your daughter be wishing to make the Andrews Cup Team - either a Wednesday morning or Wednesday afternoon. After all sessions, a bus will collect students and take them back to school in the mornings and take them to the training location for the afternoons. Parents are to collect students no later than 5.00pm at Ambiwerra. Ms Lauren Murry, our Head Cross Country Coach, will be overseeing the program.
Cross Country Training
Congratulations to Eloise McLellan for breaking the 8 yrs 50 metre Backstroke event at the Brisbane Championship Competition. The record was 24 years old.
Bus Travel to and from Ambiwerra – for training
Please be reminded that for morning training sessions, girls should be dropped at the Ambiwerra sporting fields (Erinvale St, Corinda) by parents. At the end of the session, they will be transported to school on the school bus. In the afternoons, students will travel to Ambiwerra on the school bus (Kathleen St) and parents should collect them from the sporting fields at the designated time.