The Andrews Cup Softball and Tee Ball competition was played on Tuesday 22 October at the Downey Park Softball fields, Windsor. All St Aidan’s team members are to be congratulated on their dedication and enthusiasm in the lead up to the competition and their fine efforts and sportsmanship on the day. Particular mention must go to our B Grade Team who was named as equal premiers and our Tee Ball A Grade who placed 2nd. I would acknowledge our Captains for their leadership both on and off the field - Hannah Daly, Vanning Kuo and Audrey McGregor. I would also like to thank the coaches; A Grade – Miss Hannah King, B Grade Miss Ashlee Johnson, Ms Swan and Mr Moseley for ensuring our girls were well prepared for the competition.
Interhouse Ball Games
The Interhouse Ball Games Carnival was held on Wednesday 23 October in the Christine Hartland Centre. Girls from Prep through to Year 6 were involved in an extremely colourful and competitive afternoon of Tunnel Ball, Unders and Overs and ZigZag. All the girls showed amazing House spirit with lots of cheering, themed war cries, and decorations. A huge thank you must go to our fantastic House Captains who assisted incredibly with the overall smooth running of the afternoon and for all their House spirit, enthusiasm and encouragement to each of their House members throughout the entire 2019 season.
• Austen House : Maggie Clarke, Libby Oelkers
• Barrett House : Olivia Braga, Ava Daley, Zahra Fraser, Rebecca Kerr
• Bronte House : Lily Davies, Madeleine O’Dwyer
• Cavell House : Sophie Hannaford, Bella Gjorgioski, Poppy O’Sullivan-Williams, Elise Williams Hernandez
• Hartland House : Samantha Cooper, Amelia Hefner, Poppy Morrison, Miranda Shoesmith
• Nightingale : Aparna Anand, Charlotte Herron, Willow Taylor
Finally, a massive congratulations to Cavell Captains for their sensational victory!
Andrews Cup Gymnastics
The Andrews Cup Gymnastics team is working extremely hard with their competition preparation. The competition will be held at Somerville House on Thursday 7 November. Trainings will continue Tuesday and Friday mornings at 6am – 7.30am at Splitz Gymnastics, Sumner Park. On the conclusion of each session, a bus will take the girls back to school. Full dress rehearsals will be held on Friday 1 November and Tuesday 5 November. Further information of requirements will be advised closer to the date. On the conclusion of each session, a bus will take the girls back to school.
West Taylor Bridge Friday Clubs Competition Semester 2 Interschool Sport
The 2019 West Taylor Bridge Club competition continues this Friday and I would encourage all girls to commit to their weekly trainings at Ambiwerra.
As a courtesy to staff and other coaches, please note the starting and finishing times for each session.
Girls are reminded of the expectation to attend a minimum of one training session of their chosen sport each week. Training for all teams for all sports (Basketball and Softball) is located at Ambiwerra.
Training sessions and coaches have been confirmed for Basketball and Softball teams – please see below.
Softball Training Sessions
Friday morning 6.45am-7.45am at Ambiwerra
Girls are reminded to bring their glove and water bottle.
Miss Swan, Hannah King and Ashlee Johnson
Basketball Training Sessions
Friday morning 6.45am-7.45am at Ambiwerra
Mrs Egan, Miss Cromarty and Raquel Spies
Andrews Cup Basketball Teams
The Andrews Cup Basketball teams have been announced and information letters have been sent home to team members providing information about the competition which is to be held at the 35 Beattie Road, Coomera, 4209 on Thursday 7 November, commencing at 9.00am.
Girls are expected to attend Tuesday afternoon compulsory training at the Ambiwerra Basketball courts from 3.45pm-4.45pm.
Friday 1 November 6.45am – 7.45am at Ambiwerra
Tuesday 5 November 3.45pm – 4.45pm at Ambiwerra
2020 Beyond Athletics
The 2020 Beyond Athletics Program is currently running with trainings on Wednesday afternoons at Ambiwerra from 3.45-5.00pm for girls selected. The program’s final Ambiwerra session will be held on Wednesday 20 November with optional sessions to be held on 26 October and 23 November 2020 at the Sherwood Arboretum. With the weather being so hot, girls are reminded to bring their water bottles, sunscreen and wear their sports cap. On the conclusion of the school day, students have the option of being transported to Ambiwerra via the school bus. Parents are to collect their girls at the end of the session at Ambiwerra.
As a courtesy to staff and other coaches, please note the finishing times for each session.
2020 Cross Country Preparation Training
2020 Cross Country preparation training has commenced with sessions created to enable the students to improve their general fitness leading into next year’s Junior School Cross Country season. Whilst the sessions are designed for girls in Years 2 – 6, younger students are also welcome to attend. One training session (Monday 6.45am-7.45am at Ambiwerra) will initially be available to girls each week moving into the 2020 season. A bus will collect students and take them back to school in the morning. Ms Lauren Murry, our Head Cross Country Coach, will be overseeing the program.
Cross Country Training at Ambiwerra
Monday Time: 6.45am – 7.45am
Swimming Squad Training (Target Andrew 2020)
Preparation for the 2020 swimming competition season has commenced at the school’s pool. Session times are below.
The Junior School is offering five sessions at the school pool. One compulsory session is required should your daughter be wishing to make the Andrews Cup team - either a Tuesday morning or Tuesday afternoon.
For the full schedule please click here.
• 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 2020 (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
Congratulations must go to the following girls who competed in the inaugural Brisbane Primary All Schools Touch Football Competition on Saturday 26 October at Ambiwerra: Amy Andrews, Stella Brown, Zahra Fraser, Adelaide Himstedt, Sophie Himstedt, Vanning Kuo, Caitlin Memory, Olivia Totten, Bethany Williams
Girls had a fabulous day and played with true St Aidan’s Spirit!
Andrews Cup and Interschool Sport Photos
With the Term 3 sports concluded, I am looking at collating photos from as many Junior School sporting events as possible. If Sporting Captains or parents have any photos, can they please pass them on via usb or email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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 must collect them from the sporting fields at the designated time.
2019 Key Dates Term 4
7 November • AC Basketball
7 November • AC Gymnastics
13 November • Extracurricular Assembly
2020 Key Dates Term 1
23 January • Swim Camp – Dunlop Pool
24 January • Swim Camp – St Aidan’s School Pool