Toowoomba Grammar School

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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 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


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 – 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.

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