Andrews Cup Swimming
Last Tuesday, 6 March, the Andrews Cup Swimming team competed at the Sleeman Sports Complex, Chandler. Being one of the smallest schools out of 10, our team of 49 girls had an incredibly impressive day with many individuals swimming personal bests. All team members are to be congratulated on their commitment leading into the competition and on the day of the competition. Particular mention must go to our 9 year girls who placed a fantastic first place in their age group. Special mention must go to Eloise McLellan who broke the Girls 9 Years Old 50 metre Backstroke, B Division record, swimming a time of 45.71 seconds. Congratulations girls on a terrific day!
I would like to thank the parents who supported the swimming at Chandler – your encouragement was appreciated by all girls. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Captains, Stella Cuolahan, Amelia Perry and Sarah Preston for being such wonderful role models, the staff and coaches who were involved in preparing the girls, in particular, Greg Fasala and Tereka Fasala.
Andrews Cup Touch Football
Tuesday 13 March saw four teams of St Aidan’s Touch Footballers travel to Toowoomba for the Andrews Cup Competition. Girls from all teams are to be congratulated on their commitment leading into the competition and on the day of the competition. St Aidan’s played with determination and wonderful team spirit against our opposition throughout the day. I would like to thank the parents who travelled to Toowoomba – your support was appreciated by all girls. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank our Captains, Laura McGlennon and Gisele Vitale for all their assistance at trainings and on the day, and our coaches who were involved in preparing the girls – Ms Rowe, Ms Swan, Libby Jacques, Ali Zillmann, Hannah King, Loren Morssinkhof, Renae Pollock and Jess Stallard.
Andrews Cup Tennis Trials
On Tuesday 13 March, the Andrews Cup Tennis teams competed at the University of Queensland Tennis Centre at St Lucia. The girls are to be commended on their dedication and hard work leading into and on the day of the competition. I would like to thank the parents who supported the tennis in Brisbane – your encouragement was appreciated by all girls. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank Marc, Chantell and James from Lifetime Tennis for all their assistance in the preparation of the girls and their guidance on the day.
Cross Country Training
Cross Country trainings are designed to enable the students to improve their general fitness before the Junior School Cross Country which is to be held on Thursday 22 March at Ambiwerra. Whilst sessions are mainly designed for girls in Years 2 – 6, younger students are also welcome to attend. Four training sessions are offered – Wednesday and Thursday 3.45pm-5.00pm, Monday and Wednesday 6.45am-7.45am. All sessions are held at Ambiwerra Sports grounds and a bus will collect students and take them back to school in the mornings and take them to Ambiwerra 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
Monday 6.45-7.45am, Ambiwerra Sports Fields
Wednesday 6.45-7.45am, Ambiwerra Sports Fields
Wednesday 3.45-5.00pm, Ambiwerra Sports Fields
Thursday 3.45-5.00pm, Ambiwerra Sport Fields
West Taylor Bridge Friday Clubs Competition
With rain preventing play last Friday, the West Taylor Bridge Friday Club competition will recommence this Friday 16 March, weather permitting. The West Taylor Bridge Friday Club competition presents students with the opportunity to develop skills, match play and team work against a variety of local schools. The competition is held at a variety of local venues between 1.00pm and 2.30pm every Friday. Touch Football is to be held at Souths-Graceville Junior Rugby League Club, Graceville Avenue, Graceville and Netball at Faulkner Park (Western District Netball Association) Graceville. Parents who are wishing to collect their daughters directly from the venue are to contact the form teacher on Friday morning so that teachers in charge of that sport are advised early. Parents are to sign students out with the allocated teacher. All Touch Football and Netball training sessions are held at Ambiwerra Sports grounds and a bus will collect students and take them back to school in the mornings and take them to Ambiwerra for the afternoons. Trainings will commence in Week 8 with Netball held on a Tuesday afternoon (20 March) from 3.30-4.45pm and Touch Football will be held on Friday mornings (16 March) from 6.45am-8.00am. It is an expectation that girls wishing to participate in the Interschool Netball and Touch Football attend a training session each week.
Interhouse Cross Country Details
The Interhouse Cross Country will be held on Thursday 22 March at Ambiwerra Sports Fields. Whilst girls in Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 will still be dropped off at school as normal, parents of girls in Years 3 to 6 are requested to drop off their daughters at the Ambiwerra fields in the morning after 8.10am. Where parents are not able to do this, girls in Years 3 to 6 may still be dropped off at school and they will be taken down to Ambiwerra at 8.20am. Prep, Year 1 and Year 2 girls will be transported to the Ambiwerra fields by bus before their race. A note has been distributed to all students in Years 3 – 6 and a return slip specifying drop-off details was due back to class teachers on Monday 12 March 2018.
A program for the carnival has been distributed to each girl in the Junior School. This program provides a map of the course and race distances for each age group as well as results from the previous year. A map of the Cross Country course can be found on the Cross Country page of Aidan’s Central.
Prep, Year 1 & Year 2
Normal arrival to school
In class from 8.30am to 10am (includes morning tea)
Transported to Ambiwerra by bus at 10am
Watch All Ages Relay at 10.40am
Transported back to school by bus at 10.45am, possibly later if watching presentations
Junior Sport Training Schedule