Toowoomba Grammar School

Steve Fryer

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Orienteering Event

Hi Everyone

Our last event for 2020 is the postponed Toowoomba Grammar sprint this Sunday afternoon, starts from 3.30pm – details below.  It’s predicted to be hot so please make sure you bring a water bottle.

Entries from the previous date have been carried over.  If you can no longer come, either go in and take yourself out, or email me and let me know.


Mrs Nottle


Toowoomba Grammar School Orienteering event – from the Pavilion

Date: 15/11/20 

Courses:  Very Easy, Easy, Short, Long  

Starts anytime between 3.30pm and 4.30pm

Entry fees:

Individual member/non-member: $5/$8

Family member/non-member: $15/$25

Free entry for TGS students wearing their sports uniform, only pay for SI hire

SI hire: $2

GPS Cricket Trials – Dates & Times

Throughout the final two weeks of Term 4 those intending on playing Cricket for TGS in 2021 will be required to attend trials.

Your trial information can be seen below.


Week 6 and 7

Current Year 7s – Monday – Kent Nets and Oval (Bell, Draheim, Fowler, Eckert)

Current Year 8s – Tuesday  – Kent Nets and Oval (Gilbert, Wallis, Hopson)

Current Year 9s – Wednesday – Kent Nets and Oval (Lachmund + Mullins + 10D Coach)

Current Year 10s – Thursday – Kent Nets (11B Coach + Perrignon)

Current Year 11s – Thursday – Kent Nets (Klan + Morgan)


Other Key Information:

  • Trials begin at 3:30pm and conclude at 5:00pm
  • Please wear golds or the Cricket training shirt to the trials
  • Please ensure you bring your kit bag – due to Covid19 we are no longer in a position to provide team kits
  • For those who need gear you will need to see Mr Pollard in the Sports Office prior to the trials
  • Please communicate any absences with the trial coordinator in bold. It is essential you are in attendance as team numbers will be based on trial numbers.


Thanks for your cooperation and best of luck at the trials.

Peter Dein

Director of Cricket

Tennis Tuition (Senior & Junior School)

All boys wishing to sign up for Tennis Tuition during Term Four, 2020 are advised to attend the Tennis Tuition Muster with Director of Tennis Coaching, Mr Gavin Wright on Friday, 9 October at 1.00pm outside the TGS Assembly Hall.

Any further Tennis enquires can be emailed to Mr Wright at [email protected] or by phoning Mr Wright directly on 0413 004 457

Orienteering – OY in Bris this weekend and Chinchilla next weekend

Congratulations to everyone who made it to the Middle Distance last weekend, in these uncertain times.


There’s an OY in Brisbane this Sunday,


For our South West members, there will be 2 sprint events in Chinchilla the following Sunday, 13th September.  Flyer attached.


Mrs Nottle



Orienteering: Dalveen – Sunday 23 August

From Mrs Nottle

With considerable difficulty (including having to change venue at short notice because the “Over the Border” map was no longer usable when the borders closed….

Anyway, BBB have persisted and are running an event at Brooklands, near Dalveen.  This is a great map, and will be a good event with Liz controlling.  NOTE: the shortest way (about 25 mins from Warwick, some good gravel) is along Old Stanthorpe Rd past Morgan Park Raceway.  DON’T turn off to Cherrabah, and turn right just after passing under the railway bridge.


Orienteering at Dalveen – Sunday 23 August

Terrain:    Undulating semi-open to open grazing land with some areas of open forest; scattered granite

Map:    Brooklands Paddock, 2015; 1:10,000; 5m contour interval

Courses:    Hard 1 – 5.6km; Hard 2 – 4.2km; Hard 3 – 2.9km: Moderate 1 – 3.5km; Moderate 2 – 2.5km;  Easy – 1.8km; Very Easy – 1.8km

Entries:    Enter online via Eventor by Wednesday 19 August to ensure enough maps are available.

Cost:     Members -Adults  $ 10;  Juniors  $ 7;  Families $ 27             Non-members – Adults  $ 12;  Juniors  $ 9;  Families $ 30

Note: To minimise money handling, entrants are asked to enter online and pay their total fee owing, including SI Hire ($2) by bank transfer to:
Bullecourt Boulder Bounders Club Inc    BSB: 638-010      Account No: 9628118

Starts:    9 -11am         Courses close: 1pm                  Facilities: Bush toilet

Directions:    From Warwick, travel approx. 37km south on the New England Highway and turn off at Dalveen. Go past the shop and take the first turn on the left and then left into the Old Stanthorpe Road. Follow for 9km and turn left into paddock. Allow 40 mins from Warwick.

NOTE: Please comply with all current Covid restrictions. Do not attend this event if you have any symptoms of a cold, fever, cough, sore throat or shortness of breath or if you have travelled from a designated Covid hotspot. Observe social distancing at the event and sanitise your hands frequently.

Orienteering – Upcoming Events

Dear Orienteerers

Welcome back to life after lockdown. Let’s hope we don’t have to go back into lockdown again this year-or ever. There are some bush orienteering events running this term but not much close to Toowoomba (see below for events). I will continue to let you know what is on and hopefully you will be able to get to some events. At the end of term, I will offer orienteering as an option during the House Carnival Day – probably using smart phones instead of Sportident if it is okay with Mr Anderson. Next term, we will have a street-o series around Toowoomba.


I will modify the requirements to have orienteering listed as a co-curricular activity this year so please keep coming to as many events as you can.


Below is also some information about regional and state trials/selection this year.

Best wishes

Mrs Nottle


Upcoming Events

Please remember to comply with all Covid-19 restrictions and familiarize yourself with the OQ Covid-Safe Guidelines.


Entries are now open for the training session at Opossum North (Springfield Lakes). It’s primarily aimed at Juniors (10-20 yrs), from Easy courses up to Junior Elite level. Younger children, and children who are not yet confident with Easy courses, are welcome to participate in junior training if they are accompanied by an adult.
Coaches: Su Yan Tay (Hard, Moderate); Felicity Crosato & Marion Burrill (Easy).
Plus training for adults
There will also be 3 DIY training courses open to all (flags only, some coaching available depending on numbers).
– Moderate (approx 3km),
– Hard Short (3km)
– Hard Long (5.5km).

FREE ENTRY: Funding provided through Sport & Recreation Qld. All participants MUST pre-enter.
BYO water bottle (no water on the course).


Now that the Qld Orienteering calendar for the rest of the year is firming up, here is a news bulletin about the plans for Schools Orienteering July-Sept, including:

  • Sun 26 July – Junior Training at Springfield Lakes;
  • Sat-Sun 19-20 Sep – Qld Schools Orienteering Medal races;
  • Selection races for the Qld Schools Orienteering Team (Honour Team) – minimum of 3 OY events in 2020.

Changes have been made to the Selection Policy to adjust for the situation in 2020.




The dates for the QLD Long Distance Championships have been changed to Sat 5 and Sun 6 September.
Challenge yourself in the fascinating country in Broadwater National Park near Stanthorpe.
These fearsome rock goblins ought to get you running faster!
Entries open soon and more information will be available at

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