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. 

TSSS Athletics Carnival – Wednesday, 14 August 2019

TSSS Athletics Carnival nominations have now opened.


Should you wish to attend these trials, Please complete and return the attached to the Sport & Activities Office by Tuesday, 5 August no later than 4.00pm.

  • Medical/Permission Form
  • Nomination Form

Applications to attend will be subject to acceptance by the School based on skill set and experience.



– Programme & Qualifying Standards


– TSSS Medical & Permission Form


Sport:                             Track & Field

Age Group:                   13 – 19  Years

Date to be Held:         Wednesday, 14 August 2019

Time:                             From 9.00am

Venue:                           Harristown State High School

Cost:                              Nil

What to Wear:            TGS Golds/T&F Uniform

What to Bring:            Water Bottle, Sunscreen, Hat, Equipment & Appropriate Footwear.                                              

Meals:                             Dayboys are required to bring a packed lunch

                                          Boarders will be provided with a packed lunch


Transport:                    Bus will be arranged for all athletes. Taxi will be arranged for athletes only competing in the relay.

Bus times will be advised.

Should you have any questions, please see the Sport & Activities Office

DD 13 – 19 Years Schools Track & Field Championships 28 – 30 August 2019

DD 13 – 19 Years Schools Track & Field Championships nominations have now opened.


Should you wish to attend these trials, Please complete and return the attached to the Sport & Activities Office by Friday, 16 August no later than 4.00pm.

  • Medical/Permission Form – All Events
  • Activity Consent Form – High Jump, Discus, Javelin, Hammer & Pole Vault Only
  • Competency Certificate – Hammer & Pole Vault Only
  • Special Nomination – Pole Vault & Steeplechase Only

Applications to attend will be subject to acceptance by the School based on skill set and experience. Maximum 4 students per school, per event.



#2 2019 Field Qualifying Standards

#3 DD TRACK Qualifying Standards

#4 General Rules and Information

#6 Programme Wednesday Hammer Events 3000m 5000m 17-19 years high Jump

#7 Programme – Thursday Field Events 2019

#8 Programme – Friday Track Events 2019



2019 DDSSB Regional Trial Permission Form

#3 TF Activity Consent Form 2019

#5 Hammer Competency Certificate – HAMMER ONLY

#6 Pole Vault Competency Certificate – POLE VAULT ONLY

Form 7 Nomination Form 2019 POLE VAULT & STEEPLECHASE ONLY

Form 8 Special Consideration Form

Sport:                             Track & Field

Age Group:                   13 – 19  Years

Date to be Held:         Wednesday, 28, Thursday, 29 & Friday, 30 August 2019

Time:                             Please see Programs above

Cost:                              $15 – Charged to School Account                         

VENUE: Wednesday- 

  • Hammer throw only- O’Quinn Street, Toowoomba.
  • 3000m/ 5000m only- The Glennie School, Toowoomba
  • 17-19 Years ONLY- High Jump- Centenary Heights SHS


  • Field events only- O’Quinn Street Oval, Toowoomba


  • Track events only– The Glennie School, Toowoomba.
TIME: Wednesday– Commence at 3.15pm – 4.30pm

Thursday– Commence 8.30am – 4.45pm

Friday- Commence 8.30am – 4.40pm

DEPART All departures and arrivals are from Margaret Street bus loop.

Wednesday– Taxi arranged for 2.30pm (Boarders only)

Thursday– meet 7.15am for 7.30am departure

Friday- meet 7.15am for 7.30am departure

RETURN to TGS Wednesday– Taxi arranged for approximately 4.45pm 

Thursday– Approximately 4pm 

Friday- Approximately 5pm

  • TGS Tracksuits & appropriate footwear
  • All boys must have TGS sports hat.
  • All boys must have TGS Athletics singlet & shorts.
  • All competitors must wear our school number 401 on their singlet.  These will be handed to you on the day and must be returned after your event.
  • Dayboys, please advise the Mrs Gallagher or Ms Connelly if you intend going to and from the competition with parents.
  • Sunscreen is to be regularly applied.
  • Day boys bring own lunch.
  • Boarders will receive packed lunches.
  • Please take fruit and a drink bottle with you.

Should you have any questions, please see the Sport & Activities Office

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