2019 Cross Country Preparation Training
2019 Cross Country preparation training will recommence on Monday 4 February form 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 will be offered on a weekly basis to 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. All sessions will have a bus to 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.
2019 Beyond Athletics
The 2019 Beyond Athletics concluded with the official Ambiwerra session being held last Wednesday. There is also an optional session to be held 1 December 2018 at the Sherwood Arboretum. Congratulations to all girls who have participated in the ‘Towards 2019’ Cross Country and Athletics Development Squad.
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 2018 (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 training will commence on Thursday 29 November 2018 at the school pool from 3.30pm-5.00pm.
The program will offer four sessions a week (Tuesday and Thursday 7.00am-8.30am and 3.30pm-5.00pm) as of 29 November 2018 through to and including Thursday 20 December 2018.
The sessions will then recommence on 15 January.
Holiday Swim Camp
St Aidan’s Junior School will be conducting a Swim Camp during the January 2019 school holidays on Thursday 24 at Dunlop Park Swimming Complex and Friday 25 January at St Aidan’s School Pool.
An information letter providing further details for the Camp has been distributed to all students from Year 1- Year 5. The Swimming Camp will run for one and a half days with commencement time at 9.00am on both days and a finishing time of 3.00pm on Thursday and 12 noon on Friday.
The program will include pool training sessions with a specific focus on dives, finishes, turns, stroke correction, stretching, individual and team races and team building. The girls will be provided with morning tea on both days as well as lunch on the Thursday. The camp is for those girls who intend to swim for the school in 2019 and are competent to swim a minimum of 25m in swim squad training.
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 commence at St Aidan's in 2018 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
The St Aidan’s Junior School has 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 commence 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
House Swimming Carnival
The House Swimming Carnival for students in Year 2 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 returned 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.
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.