Toowoomba Grammar School

Monthly Archives: July 2019


Congratulations to Oliver Schubert, Gabriel Schubert and Will Barnes who represented the Darling Downs at the Queensland Orienteering Championships last weekend in what is possibly the toughest competition we’ve seen in recent history with students from 44 schools entering the competition. All three boys did a terrific job, running three courses including a sprint, a relay and long bush event. Congratulations also to Oliver for his selection in the Queensland Schools Orienteering Team. The team will compete at the 2019 Australian Schools Orienteering Championships, which will be held in Wagga Wagga in October as part of the Oceania 2019 Carnival.

Adventure Club: Girraween National Park with camping overnight – CANCELLED (Insufficient Interest)

Activity # 19-5
Activity Title: Girraween National Park, with overnight camping at Sommerville Valley (via Stanthorpe)
Overview: Girraween National Park boasts massive granite outcrops, balancing boulders, clear running streams and spectacular wildflowers in spring.

Golden wattles, yellow, red and purple pea flowers, dainty orchids and flannel flowers grow amid forests of red-gum, stringybark and blackbutt. Frogs, lizards and snakes rustle among the leaf litter. Brilliant turquoise parrots, yellow-tufted honeyeaters and superb fairy-wrens splash the granite-strewn countryside with colour, while red-necked wallabies, brush-tailed possums and spiny echidnas weave their way through the wonders of the woodland.



·         Explore the caves around the pyramids and other areas

·         Admire the enormous granite outcrops

·         Overnight camping in a nearby camp ground with full facilities (unfortunately camping in the NP is currently closed)


Date: Sat-Sun 03-04 August, 2019
Travel: Depart TGS 6:30 am (from Margaret St Bus loop)
  Return TGS 5:30 pm (eta)
  Means Mini bus + trailer
Accom: Camping – 2 person tents available on loan from Adventure Club

The campsite has full facilities.

Catering: self-catering – BYO provisions.  Trangia stoves available on loan from Adventure Club
Equipment: Suitable clothing, including suitable shoes and extra warm clothing

Sleeping bag, crockery/cutlery. (wash up gear provided)

Small backpack and water bottles

Costs: max $85, charged to TGS account.  Once you have committed to this activity, the cost may be charged if you withdraw from the activity or do not attend for any reason.
Staff: Mr Bassingthwaighte, TBC
Sign Up: Use the google form to sign up for this activity.

Please sign up by Friday 26 July – this is so transport can be booked.  There is a maximum of 10 places available.

 Other: A parental permission form is required.  Please have a parent/guardian complete the form and return to Mr Bassingthwaighte.

For Forms and other Information:

Parents are also invited to join this activity. 

Cross Country – QLD Nationals Results

Age Distance Place Given Surname Time First Place Time
14 – 17 Years 6000m 38 Nicholas Coonan 22:30.00 19:21.00
44 Oscar Cass 23:51.00
13 Years 3000m 4 Charlie Randall 9:58.00 9:52.00
9 Tyler Saal 10:18.00
38 Isaac Barac 11:17.00
14 Years 4000m 13 Samuel Gladwin 13:45.00 13:18.00
22 Byron Farrington 14:14.00
15 Years 4000m 40 Flynn Taylor 14:54.00 12:20.00
18 – 19 Years 8000m 21 Matthew McNamara 31:33.00 25:57.00
16 – 19 Years 1500m 4 Matthew McNamara 4:52.57 4:28.90

Cadets: Ex Long Tan Fri 9 AUG – Sun, 11 August 2019

EX LONG TAN AAC030 – Activity Notification and Consent Form 2017 vers 1

Warning Order Ex Long Tan 2019

Packing List for Ex Long Tan


Please see attached the Warning Order, Permission Form and Packing List for the upcoming bivouac Ex Long Tan. Please note we are leaving Friday night and returning Sunday afternoon.


Details are below:


When: Friday 09 August 2019 – Sunday 11 August 2019.

Time: Depart TGS @ 1545. Returning @ 1430. Dismissal @ 1500.

Where: O’Sullivan Farm, Pipeline Road, Kleinton

Transport – Stonestreets Bus


All other details can be found in the Warning Order.


Please return the signed permission forms to LT Trevisani NLT 02 August 2019 for catering purposes.


Kind Regards


LT(AAC) Lauren Trevisani

TGSACU Administration

Basketball Season Launch

Communication on behalf of the Basketball Supporters’ Group:


Dear Parents and Players,


The 2019 Basketball Season is upon us and to open the season our Launch is happening on Thursday evening.

Below are the details regarding the event.  RSVP is not necessary as we will have players sign in on the night.


DATE: Thursday 17th July 2019

TIME: 6.30PM – 7:30PM

DRESS: Blazer dress for all players attending

VENUE: Jacaranda Room

Pizza and Refreshments will be available.


***Please note there will be a $10 charge for each player attending that will be added to the school accounts.


We look forward to welcoming all parents and players to celebrate the launch of the 2019 season.


Basketball Supporters’ Group

Sport & Activities Photos: Now available to order


Online Order link:

Dear Parents,

School extra-curricular group photographs were taken recently. These groups may include sports teams / prefect groups, bands or other extra-curricular groups and these group images are now available for purchase at the advancedlife Toowoomba Grammar School Community Portal.

Simply follow the link above or click order now to go directly to your community portal.

Important Information:

  • Extra-curricular group photos can only be purchased online DO NOT return payment to school
    ● If your child’s group or team has not yet been photographed and is scheduled to be photographed at a later date, you will receive an additional email notification when the images are ready to be ordered
    ● Photos will be returned to your school for distribution approximately six weeks after photos are ordered
    ● Past years’ photographs including sports, extra-curricular and representative groups are also available at your school’s advancedlife & your advancedyou photo sites (follow the link above)

advancedlife would like to express our appreciation to Toowoomba Grammar School for placing your trust in us. Please remember we offer a 100% money back guarantee on our products to ensure your peace of mind. We would also love to receive your feedback or resolve any issues you may experience as fast as possible, to ensure your satisfaction. If you have any questions, comments or feedback relating to your advancedlife experience please contact us at