Toowoomba Grammar School

General News

Volleyball Supporters Meeting – 28 August, 7pm

The Volleyball Supporters Group (VSG) will be having a meeting in the Sports Centre classroom at 7pm on Wednesday, 28 August. Whilst the committee has future matters to discuss, it will also be a great opportunity for parents to come in and discuss upcoming competitions, QVJSC and AVSC with the Director of Volleyball, Mr Eric Smith. We look forward to your presence.

Swimming: QLD Short Course Championship

The TGS Swim Club competed at the QLD Short Course Championships at Chandler over this past weekend. There were some fantastic swims from all participants but particular mention must go to:

Juert Eerkens (U12)

  • Silver 100m Backstroke with a 1.53 sec PB – 1.05.62
  • Silver 50m Backstroke with a 0.62 PB – 29.65
  • 3rd 50m Butterfly in a 1.20 sec PB – 29.34
  • 5th 50m Freestyle with a 0.05 sec PB – 27.34
  • 6th 100m Individual Medley with a 0.66 sec PB – 1.09.30

William Salmond (U15)

  • Silver 50m Freestyle with a 1.24 sec PB – 23.86
  • Silver 50m Butterfly with a 0.05 PB – 25.28
  • 4th 100m Butterfly with a 0.03 PB – 56.32
  • 4th 50m Backstroke with a 0.33 PB – 26.29

Isaac Cooper (U15)

  • GOLD 50m Backstroke adding only 0.04 sec – 25.64
  • Bronze 50m Butterfly adding only 0.17 sec – 25.67
  • 4th 100m Backstroke with a 0.22 sec PB – 56.68
  • 4th OPEN 50m Backstroke
  • 5th 100m Freestyle with a 1.43 sec PB – 52.67

Other TGS students included Archie Craig, Mitchell Crook, Zac Reid who also swam very well in a very talented field. Both George Tighe and Ryan Lynch withdrew to sickness.

Congratulations to all these swimmers.

Changes to GPS Basketball Buses – B1 & B2 (1st, 2nd, 3rd V, 11A/B/C/D Teams)

https://saa.twgs.qld.edu.au/index.php/fixtures/

Please be advised, the B1 & B2 Basketball Buses departure/return times have been changed. B1 & B2 have been combined (now known as B2) – New Departure = 8.00am New Return = 3.00pm.

These changes affect the 1st V, 2nd V, 3rd V, 11A, 11B, 11C & 11D Basketball Teams.

Apologies for any inconvenience caused.

Orienteering: 50 Yrs of Orienteering, WIN TV – Sunday, 18 August 2019

We are celebrating 50 Yrs of Orienteering in Australia at Harristown State Primary School, South St, this Sunday, 18 August 2019.  There will be a mass start at 11:00am.  Enter online here https://eventor.orienteering.asn.au/Events/Show/8914 .  There will be a BBQ afterwards.  Proceeds will be going towards our 11 Qld Schools team members including our own Oliver Schubert.

 

WIN TV is coming. It would be great to have a big turnout to show how popular the sport is J

The plan is to mass start each class separately, starting at 11am (to give them something to film), then mass start the Qld team members altogether after everyone else.

 

Best wishes

Mrs Nottle

Cricket Bags Orders – TGS Branded

TGS BAGS

Dear Cricket Community,

 

The Cricket season is fast approaching… If you are on the lookout to purchase Cricket gear for the upcoming season, I would like to remind you of Keith Dudgeon Cricket Specialists, our sponsor and preferred supplier.

 

For those interested in purchasing Cricket bags for your son, we have two bags complete with TGS logo. For a collection date in January, orders need to be made by close of business on Monday, September 30.

 

Please see the attached document for further information.

 

To order one of these bags, please visit TGS School Portal – Parent Lounge.

 

Again, I thank you for your support and I look forward to working with your son in the upcoming season.

Cricket Helmet Legislation & TGS Helmet Offer

TGS CRICKET HELMET OPTIONS ‘

Masuri – Compliant Helmets

Helmets FAQs

 

Dear Cricket Community,

 

Cricket Australia has announced that at the start of the 2019 – 2020 cricket season, all community cricketers (whether junior or senior) will be required to wear BS7928:2013 compliant helmets AT ALL TIMES when batting, wicket keeping up to the stumps and fielding in close.”

This requirement is happening as a result of policy changes being implemented by the ICC, Cricket Australia and Queensland Cricket to improve the level of protection provided by helmets.

 

To meet this requirement, the TGS Cricket Supporters’ Group would like to offer parents & boys the opportunity to purchase helmets complete with TGS logo. There are two types of Masuri helmets which can be purchased through the parent portal – these prices are well below the recommended retail price.

 

Given production times, orders need to be placed before September 30, 2019 in order for a January collection. Please view the attachments/links which will provide further information.

 

Link 1 – Helmet FAQs (see above)

Link 2 – Masuri – Compliant Helmets (see above)

Link 3 – TGS Cricket Helmet Options, Pricing and Sizing (see above)

LINK TO HELMET RECOMMENDATIONS (& LIST OF COMPLIANT HELMETS)

ORDER PAGE (TGS School Portal – Parent Lounge)

Please keep in mind that it is a mandatory requirement for all boys to wear a helmet and it is an expectation that each boy owns their own helmet. The School will continue to run the ‘Hire-A-Kit’ program for all other Cricket equipment.

 

If your son already owns a helmet, it is an expectation that it meets the current Cricket Australia helmet guidelines as per the second link above. Please also note that many helmets currently used do not meet the new standards, and all players should verify when purchasing new helmets that they comply with the new requirements.

 

This mandate is a good thing in terms of ensuring the safety of your son playing this sport.

 

Yours in Cricket,

 

Ben Schuhmacher

DIRECTOR OF CRICKET

Sport & Activities Photos: Now available to order

ONLINE ORDER CODE: CN5 ZBK YE5

Online Order link: https://www.advancedimage.com.au/keycode/keycodefinder.aspx?keycode=CN5ZBKYE5

Dear Parents,

School extra-curricular group photographs were taken recently. These groups may include sports teams / prefect groups, bands or other extra-curricular groups and these group images are now available for purchase at the advancedlife Toowoomba Grammar School Community Portal.

Simply follow the link above or click order now to go directly to your community portal.

Important Information:

  • Extra-curricular group photos can only be purchased online DO NOT return payment to school
    ● If your child’s group or team has not yet been photographed and is scheduled to be photographed at a later date, you will receive an additional email notification when the images are ready to be ordered
    ● Photos will be returned to your school for distribution approximately six weeks after photos are ordered
    ● Past years’ photographs including sports, extra-curricular and representative groups are also available at your school’s advancedlife & your advancedyou photo sites (follow the link above)

advancedlife would like to express our appreciation to Toowoomba Grammar School for placing your trust in us. Please remember we offer a 100% money back guarantee on our products to ensure your peace of mind. We would also love to receive your feedback or resolve any issues you may experience as fast as possible, to ensure your satisfaction. If you have any questions, comments or feedback relating to your advancedlife experience please contact us at enquiries@advancedlife.com.au

 

 

Ice Hockey

Congratulations to Hugh Campbell on his selection in the Queensland U13 Ice Hockey team. Hugh will compete at the National Championship in NSW from August 15-18.