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Toowoomba District Cricket Trials 16-19 Years Boys 2/02/21


Trial Date:           Tuesday 2nd February

Venue:                 Harristown SHS, cricket nets, South St.

Time:                   3.30pm – 5.00pm depending upon numbers attending.

Please complete the following forms and forward to [email protected] before 3pm today

Cricket Trails – letter to parent

Medical form

SPECTATORS:  Following the “Return to Play Checklist”, there will be no spectators allowed at the venue.

Costs Involved:    There is no initial cost for this event. However, if there is wet weather on the day, the trials will be relocated to Action Indoor Sports Toowoomba (31 Spencer St, Harristown). Participants would then be required to pay $10 each to use the facilities. There is to no payment on the day, as schools will be invoiced. Note: meet at the HSHS cricket nets in the first instance, even if there is wet weather about.

What to Bring:     School Sports Uniform, Hat, Sunscreen, Water Bottle, and Cricket Gear (Note: no sharing of equipment)

Additional Information: Successful participants to attend DD trial on Tuesday 9th February, 9:30am – 3:30pm at Toowoomba Grammar School.

Requests: Please complete the attached nomination form providing player history for each student nominated.

****Students MUST bring a completed Medical/Permission form to trials****

Nominations Close: By fax or email no later than Monday 1st February, 4:00pm. Nominations after this date, will not be accepted. If students wish to be considered for selection but are unable to attend for medical reasons or prior school commitment eg a school camp, may email me with supporting documentation.

Welcome to TGS Music


You are all warmly invited to attend the inaugural Welcome to TGS Music Function on Sunday, 31 January at 4:00pm in the Pavilion. Come along to hear all about the extensive musical opportunities available at Toowoomba Grammar School and enjoy performances from the Vivace String Trio and the Grammarphones.

TSSS Touch Trial Information

Dear Students and Parents,

Toowoomba District School Sports are holding trials next week for touch football – Open and Under 15 teams. Should you wish to nominate your son for these trials, please email [email protected] with the completed Student Personal Details form and medical information on the attached document: TSSS Touch Trials Information (004).


Age Groups: 

  • 16-18 years – born 2005, 2004, 2003
  • 13-15 years – born 2006, 2007, 2008

Date: Tuesday 2 February 2020

Venue: Centenary Heights State High School, Ramsay St, Toowoomba

What to Bring: All students should bring a hat, water, appropriate foot wear, sunscreen and wear school numbered playing top / jersey. Please contact me should you have any questions about these trials or your nominations.

Students who attend these Toowoomba District trials understand that if they are also successful in being selected into a Darling Downs Touch team, then they are committed to remaining in that team. Do not trial if you know you will be unavailable for the State Championships in Brisbane June 5 to 8.  Darling Downs Trials are February 16.

Due to COVID restrictions, there are NO SPECTATORS permitted at trials.  Parents drop off and pick up.  Catto St walkway is the best entry to the CHSHS school oval and is the designated entry point.

Cricket Training Shirts

Dear Cricket Community,

It is an expectation that all Toowoomba Grammar School Cricketers wear the 2021 training shirt to training sessions and matches throughout the season – please be reminded that boys must wear full whites for matches.

Please access ‘Cricket Training Shirts 2021’ through Parent Lounge and once the transaction is complete, collection can be made. The TGS Cricket Supporters Group have once again generously subsidised our shirts and, as a result, will cost $25.
I would also like to thank our generous sponsors Toowoomba Mortgage Brokers and Keith Dudgeon Cricket Specialist for their support of our program.
All collections can be made from the Indoor Nets at the Ground Floor of the Glen McCracken Sports Centre at the following times:

Monday, 25 January (1:00-1:45pm)

  • ALL Year 7 and NEW STUDENTS 

Wednesday, 27 January (1:15-1:45pm)

  • Year 8 and 9 

Thursday, 28 January (12:30-1:00pm)

  • Year 10, 11 and 12

Friday, 29 January (1:15-1:45pm)

  • Students who are yet to collect

Junior school students will receive their training shirts during the trial sessions next week, once payment has been processed.

Please note, cricketers who attended the January Cricket Festival may have already received their training shirt and do not need to order another shirt.

I look forward to seeing you and your son around the grounds over the coming weeks.

Kind regards,

Peter Dein

Cricket Welcome and Trials Information

Dear Parents and Players,

I hope you all had an enjoyable Christmas and New Year. Welcome to those parents and students who are new to Toowoomba Grammar School.

As I am sure you all are aware, the school year commences next week which brings with it the start of the GPS Cricket Season. With approximately 400 boys registered to play, and a total of 32 teams entered, we have a busy week of trials and training sessions planned for the first week back.

Due to the shortened week, the Week One training schedule will look slightly different to rest of the season, with more information on the normal training schedule to be provided towards the end of next week. Please see the Week One trials and training schedule below with a school map attached.

Monday, 25 January (3:00-5:00pm)

  • ALL Year 7 – Kent Oval Nets
  • New students Year 8-12 – Captains’ Nets (bottom of Mills Oval)

Tuesday, 26 January (3:30-5:30pm)

  • First XI – Mills Oval

Wednesday, 27 January (3:30-5:30pm)

  • Year 8 – Kent Oval Nets
  • Year 9 – Barbour Oval Nets
  • Year 11 – Captains’ Nets (bottom of Mills Oval)

Thursday, 28 January (3:30-5:30pm)

  • Year 7 – Kent Oval Nets
  • Year 10 – Barbour Oval Nets
  • 2nd XI – 4th XI – Indoor Nets
  • First XI – Mills Oval

Friday, 29 January (3:30-5:00pm)

  • All Wicketkeepers – Indoor Nets

Please note – Years 5 & 6 trials will be held during school hours on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 1:30-3:00pm.

All players will require the following;

  • Dressed in their TGS sport uniform (golds) with cricket whites acceptable
  • Cricket equipment – helmet included (unfortunately, we are unable to share any equipment under the GPS COVID guidelines)
  • Water bottle

To support those players who do not own any cricket equipment, the school will be offering sets of new, or near-new, kits for $50 with payment to be made through TGS Parent Lounge. The kits will include a bat, batting pads, thigh pad and batting gloves. Unfortunately, we cannot provide any helmets, cricket bags or boxes. Once purchased, collection of the kits can be made on Monday, 25 January between the hours of 1:00-1:45pm from the Indoor Nets, located on the Ground Floor of the Glen McCracken Centre.

All teams will be selected on the Thursday evening, prior to each round, and announced on the website and TGS Sports Portal.

An additional email will be sent later today outlining the process of purchasing cricket training shirts.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,

Peter Dein

Toowoomba Virtual Secondary Performing Arts Festival 2020

A hearty congratulations to the Senior School ensembles who participated in the 2020 Virtual Performing Arts Festival! Video footage was captured at the Welcome Back Concert in August and sent in to the judges for adjudication. For many boys, their performance at the Welcome Back Concert was their first performance of 2020. In fact, there were quite a few firsts on this evening: the first time many Year 7s have performed (in some cases it was their first ever performance), the first performance of the newly formed TGS Orchestra, conducted by Ms Teresa Brix, the first performance of the newly formed Little Big Band, the first time the Wind Ensemble was conducted by Mr Morgan Chalmers, the first time the RnB Too Band performed under the direction of Mr Peter Woods, and the first time the RnB Band performed under the direction of Ms Bonnie Green. The boys performed so professionally that none of these firsts would have been obvious to the audience or to the Virtual Festival judges! The resilience, passion, positivity and commitment of the staff and students in the Music Department shone brightly throughout 2020, and it is exciting that the performances at the Welcome Back Concert were rewarded with such outstanding results in the Toowoomba Virtual Secondary Performing Arts Festival. Congratulations!

The results are as follows:

Big Band – GOLD

RnB Band – GOLD

Wind Orchestra – GOLD

Grammarphones – GOLD

Vivace Trio – GOLD

Combined Voices Choir – SILVER

Wind Ensemble – BRONZE