SPORT

Secondary 

TAS Training Preparation Day
On Tuesday 29 January St John’s will be hosting a TAS training preparation day.  The training day will consist of a two-hour training session for each team and sport. During this training session each team will sharpen their skills and fine tune their team strategy for round one away fixture, against Canterbury College. This is a great way to start the term, catch up with peers ahead of the official start date on Wednesday 30 January. Information regarding start times will arrive to your inbox during the break.

2019 Inter-house Swimming Carnival
For the 2019 Inter-house Swimming Carnival, St John’s will be trialing a new online nomination form.  The form has been developed by Sports Administrator, Miss Catherine Birch. It is a new system designed to enable students to sign up online at a time which is most convenient.  Keep an eye out for the online nominations arriving to your inbox soon!

The Inter-house Swimming Carnival will again feature the house relay. Each house will have the opportunity to select two songs and complete as many laps as possible during this time.  Each lap completed will accrue one point towards your house’s overall points.  This is a great way to contribute points towards your house tally even if you are not a confident or regular swimmer.  This activity is about spirit, cooperation and the willingness to step outside your comfort zone to support your team. There is no need to nominate for this activity, make sure you pack your swimmers and towel on carnival day.

After receiving great feedback from this year’s change in swimming venue, St John’s will be returning to the Valley Pool for the Annual 2019 Inter-house Swimming Carnival.  The carnival will be held on Tuesday, 5 February. To prepare yourself for the big event head to the Uniform Shop to purchase your St John’s swimmers and house swim caps.

The event schedule will feature 50m races for all traditional strokes and 4 x 50m relay teams. An event schedule will be posted on Facebook early in Term One.

Pockets
Congratulations to the students who have been awarded pockets for their participation in the TAS Sports Program for 2018.  The Sports Department takes pride in rewarding students for their outstanding commitment to the team by consistently attending TAS training and games.  Prior to your child submitting their blazer for embroidery, please ask your child to view their Pocket Award Level (Gold, Silver or Bronze) on the Sports Noticeboard.  For any queries concerning award level, please directed these to Melanie Gramenz, Head of Sport mgramenz@sjac.qld.edu.au.

The Pocket Criteria is as follows:
GOLD POCKET: Embroidered in gold on the bottom left pocket, e.g. “Basketball 2018”.  Students who are awarded with this pocket must:

  • Be a member of the squad/team for an entire season (including attendance to trials)
  • Attend training all of the time
  • Participate in all of competitions/games

SILVER POCKET: Embroidered in silver on the bottom left pocket, e.g. “Basketball 2018”.  Students who are awarded with this pocket must:

  • Be a member of the squad/team for an entire season (including attendance to trials)
  • Miss one training session without a valid reason (attendance to club activities is not a valid reason)
    • It is the responsibility of the Parent to notify the teacher in charge of the sport if a student is absent from training or games
  • Participate in all competitions/games

BRONZE POCKET: Embroidered in bronze on the bottom left pocket, e.g. “Basketball 2018”.  Students who are awarded with this pocket must:

  • Be a member of the squad/team for an entire season (including attendance to trials)
  • Miss three training session without a valid reason (attendance to club activities is not a valid reason)
    • It is the responsibility of the Parent to notify the teacher in charge of the sport if a student is absent from training or games
  • Miss one fixture without a valid reason.

PREMIERSHIP POCKET: Embroidered in gold, with a gold star on the pocket, e.g. “Year 10 Volleyball 2018”. Students or teams to be awarded with this pocket must win a TAS competition during Trimester One, Two or Three.

NB: Students who cannot attend a training session or competition/game due to other legitimate College related commitments, e.g. music lessons, can count that time towards their pocket eligibility.  Injury and legitimate illness, supported by a note from parents or a Doctors certificate, will be taken into consideration.  This must be communicated to their team manager.

Facebook
For all the latest sporting news, photos and updated don’t forget to ‘like’ the St John’s Anglican College Sport Facebook page.

Merry Christmas
On behalf of the Sports Department I would like to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas!

Melanie Gramez
Head of Sport 

Primary 

Thankyou
We have come to the end of Term Four Sport as well as another busy year. Thank you to everyone involved in the sports department in 2018 from the coaches, parents, staff and all the students. We look forward to starting it all again in a few weeks’ time, and 2019 looks like an exciting year of sport for the Primary Campus.

Many thanks must go to everyone involved in the short Term Four season. We welcomed Ms Gramenz and Mr Pascoe from the Secondary Campus bringing their expertise to help coach our Touch teams. Thank you.

Congratulations
Congratulations to Tamika Gee, Andrew Byrne, Acacia Wohlsen and Isabella Rossotti on qualifying at Regional Little Athletics for Qld State Relay Championships in December.

JTAS
Thank you to everyone involved in sport in Term 4 and throughout the year.
JTAS Touch – Ms Gramenz and Mr Pascoe, Secondary students Benjamin Lythall, Tahni Smith and Ainsley Sherrington, and Mr Geoff Hassall.  Primary Staff managers – Mrs Abeyewardene, Miss C and Miss Pulsford.
JTAS AFL – Mr Allen, Mr Murray and Mr Butchard. Secondary students Brandon Weidenbohm and Calsey Robinson. Thank you too to the SOS committee, especially Kerrie Nissen and her helpers who ran the Kiosk at the AFL matches.
JTAS Tennis – Mr Murray, Mrs Corry, Miss Ruiz and coaches Bryan Hoang and Secondary student Ainsley Sherrington.
Prep, Year One and Two Running Club– Mr Murray and Mrs Hall
Year Three to Six Running Club – Mr Murray, Mrs Abeyewardene, Mrs E Wilson, Mrs Hurley and Mrs Boudjema
Swimming Training – Mr Murray, Mrs Ryan, coach Grayson
Year Two and Three Sporting Activities – Mr Murray and APC students Ryan Waalder, Keer Jok and Benjamin White

Final Sports Assembly
Please join us on Thursday 29 November for the Term Four Sport Assembly at 12noon

Kevin Murray
Primary Sports Coordinator