Toowoomba Grammar School

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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

Internal Rugby Trials Arrangements – Saturday, 18 July 2020

Rugby Internal Trials – Sat 18 July

Dear Rugby Players,

Please see attached the basic outline and schedule for our Internal Rugby Trials for all age groups this coming Saturday. Please note what you are required to wear, venues and also what time you need to arrive.

Please also note the following important points:

For players who DID attend the Rugby Camp:

1. Players who attended the Rugby Camp are eligible to trial this weekend and compete in the contact trial games as per the schedule

For players who DID NOT attend the Rugby Camp:

2. Players who did not attend the Rugby Camp are not eligible to trial in the contact games this weekend
3. Players who did not attend the Rugby Camp will need to attend the trials for the first hour and complete the World Rugby Activate session and the Confidence in Contact session which is being run prior to the trials commencing. Following this these players will then be able to return home as they cannot take part in the full contact rugby trial games scheduled for the rest of the day
4. Players who did not attend the Rugby Camp will need to attend trainings in the first 2 weeks of term (during which all teams will complete further sessions on Confidence in Contact and revise other mandatory safety components). Following these 2 weeks of preparation, these players will then be considered eligible to commence full contact training at the start of week 3 (from Monday, 27 July) and compete in games from Round 3 onwards (Round 3 – Friday, 31 July and Saturday, 1 August)

You will receive more details regarding this in a communication from the Sports Office. We look forward to seeing you at the trials on Saturday.

Tennis Coaching Muster (Senior School)

All boys wishing to sign up for Tennis Coaching during Term Three, 2020 are advised to attend the Tennis Coaching Muster with Director of Tennis Coaching, Mr Gavin Wright on Friday, 17 July 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

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