Toowoomba Grammar School

Monthly Archives: March 2019

Volleyball Presentation Evening

Dear Parents, Players and Coaches,

This weekend sees the GPS Volleyball season come to its conclusion with matches against St Joseph’s Nudgee College. I write to you to extend an invitation from the Volleyball Supporters’ Group (VSG) to the end of season presentation evening to be held for the first time in the Glen McCracken Sports Centre this Saturday, 23 March. Continue reading

Cricket: Round 7 wrap v Brisbane Boys’ College

Dear Cricket Community,

An early morning inspection of grounds around Toowoomba (and at BBC) unfortunately saw 13 games cancelled for our Round 7 contest with Brisbane Boys’ College. This meant only 13 GPS fixtures were contested on Saturday with BBC winning the day 7 -6. TGS were victorious in 2/3 supplementary fixtures played against Brisbane Grammar School.

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Drama: Film Making Workshop 26-28th April

TGS Old Boy, Clancy Sinnamon (09-13), will be returning to school to run a film making workshop for students in the Senior School, from Friday 26 to Sunday 28 April. Clancy completed a degree in Film and Television through Bond University and is currently employed with the Cricket Network filming the Australian Cricket Team in their matches around the globe.

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Cancellations to Cricket Fixtures

Dear Cricket Community,

Given the likelihood of rain over the next 24 hours please ensure you visit the Fixture page of the SAA website for up to date cancellations before you depart for buses/grounds tomorrow morning.

A call on the morning games will be made at 5:30am. Please allow time for updates to be made to this page.

Please also ensure that whilst we want to be playing as much Cricket as possible, the safety of all players is paramount.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Fingers crossed for some reasonable weather.

Yours in Cricket,

Ben Schuhmacher

Cadets: ANZAC Day Drum Corp Practice

Dear Cadets and Parents

  1. The ANZAC Committee for Toowoomba have requested that the Cadets combine their drum corps for the ANZAC main service in the city.
  2. We have arranged for two practice dates so far:
  3. Tuesday 19 March from 4-5 pm
  4. Tuesday 26 March from 4-5 pm
  5. I will organise transport for everyone from TGS to 25/49RQR, O’Quinn Street.
  6. The transport will leave at 3.30 pm from the TGS bus stop on Margaret Street.
  7. This will mean that any females from Fairholme College must be here before 3.30 pm and I will pick up any Glennie Cadets on the way at the Aquatic Centre at The Glennie School.
  8. We should be back at school around 5.15pm at  the TGS Margaret Street bus stop.
  9. Could you please let me know if you cannot attend and I will assume all others will be attending.
  10. Thursday Drum Corp training will continue at TGS for the next two weeks before the end of term.

Thank you

Ma’am Hallam

Adventure Club: Mountain Biking at Hidden Vale Adventure Park

On Sunday, 10 March, 14 boys and 2 parents ventured to Hidden Vale Adventure Park to experience the mountain bike trails on offer.  The day was overcast, although it did become hot as the day progressed.  Happy Gilmore, 007, Dodgem, Trailer Trash and Plane Sailing (to name some of the trails ridden) provided for flowy riding and all the boys were able to meet the challenges of the park, with each riding within their capabilities.  Trailer Trash was especially popular with a number of boys taking the opportunity for multiple runs.

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Cricket Presentation Day

Dear Cricket Community,

Please be advised of the following details for the upcoming TGS Cricket Presentation Day.

Details are below:
Date – Sunday, 31 March
Time – 9am – 10:30am
Venue – Glen McCracken Sports Centre
Dress – Players in Blues

This is a great way to gather as one to celebrate another successful Cricket season at TGS.

Each team will be presented with Best Bowler, Best Batsman and Most Valuable Player awards.

FYI – Year 7 Cricketers will be on camp and will be presented with their awards whilst at Alexandra Headland.

I look forward to seeing you there.

Yours in Cricket,

Ben Schuhmacher

Cadet Routine Orders for Home Training – Friday, 15 March

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Dear Recruits, Cadets and Parents

  1. Attached are this week’s Routine Orders for Home Training for your action.
  2. Dress is DPCU Field, HOWEVER, if you are involved in the ‘Concert’ on Friday night then you may wear your Blazer Dress to cadets.
  3. The Battalion Commander, MAJ(AAC) Kym Donoghue and cadet staff will be joining us this week.
  4. If you are only in a choir then you will not be required at the sound testing for the Concert on Friday night, unless you are singing a solo
  5. Mrs Otto the TGS director of Performance has given a  number of times for sound testing for instruments:
3:30pm TiGAA Junior
3:45pm TiGAA Senior
4:00 pm Wind Ensemble
4:15pm The Wedding Singer Duet
4:30 pm Guitar Ensemble
4:45pm RnB Band
5:00pm String Orchestra
5:15pm Big Band
5:30pm Wind Orchestra
5:45pm Treble Voices

Senior Voices

Combined Voices


6:15pm Dinner
6:45pm All students sitting in Assembly Hall ready for concert, except for first few performers.
7:00pm Concert Commences
  1. Please make sure that you only attend these times and come back directly to cadets in between.
  2. We are trying to prepare you all for our upcoming weekend in the field and it is a requirement that you are given this training.


Ma’am Hallam

Ann Hallam



Queensland Team Selection for TGS Track and Field Athletes.

Congratulations to the nine boys who competed at the Coles Queensland Athletics Championships in Brisbane from 7th – 10th March, 2019!

Six of our nine TGS athletes have been selected to represent Queensland at the 2019 Australian Athletics Championships in Sydney from 1st – 7th April.

The Australian Athletics Championships will have more than 3500 track and field athletes representing their respective states, from 13 Years to Open age, across able and para events.

This Championship is the selection trials for 2019 Australian teams which include: IAAF World Relays, Oceania Area Championships, FISU World University Games and IAAF World Championships.

Best of luck to the boys competing at the Australian Athletics Championships!