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On behalf of Dan Markham and the Strength and Conditioning Team, it gives me great pleasure to introduce The Scots College Mind Body Heart Pathway program. 

The program is a revolutionary system designed to help boys unlock their unique potential and create a better version of themselves. It is grounded in science, with a strong educational focus and is linked to the holistic development of our boys. At the core of the program is the development of character, growth mindset and excellence.
 
How does it work?
Our boys are tracked on their performance in strength, power, flexibility, speed, endurance, and GRIT.  From the results of this tracking, each boy is given his own MBH profile. Boys are tracked four times throughout the year and given feedback on which areas they are improving and which areas need improvement.
 
Our Strength and Conditioning program is linked directly with the tracking system. Drop in training sessions in each area have been planned throughout the week. As a true formative assessment, boys can use the information from their profile to determine what sessions they need to attend to improve on their weaknesses and develop more fully as an athlete.  
 
Systems like this have been used with professional teams and national sides. I can confidently say are one of the first schools to provide an extensive system on this level. 
 
The strength of this system is that it promotes personal growth for every boy at every level of development. Boys are only given feedback on how they are personally developing, allowing them to set fitness and performance targets. Through feedback boys can determine whether they are succeeding.
 

Please find attached a presentation with more information about the program. 

The Staff Wellbeing Program is still going strong.  We invite everyone in the College to join in.  Don't forget to sign up again to join us this week.  

Weekend Roundup
From Ed White (Acting Senior Sportsmaster)

It's been a great start to the winter sports season. Rugby had a strong day against Riverview this weekend.  Unfortunately, the firsts went down in a hard match, following wins in every other game at the Opens level.  The 13A's and 16A's both had strong wins. 

Cross Country started in the same position they were in last season with a 15 point win against last year's intermediate GPS champions Sydney Boys High.  The juniors and intermediates raced very well finishing 3rd in both races.

Football also had a good day against Riverview with our opens sides playing at home at St.George Oval.  The 1sts, 2nds and 3rds all played well but unfortunately went down in narrow defeats. 

Our ever-improving volleyball program played exceptionally well with wins for the 1sts and 2nds.  Well done to the team!

A big congratulations to our sailing team, who under the guidance of Gary Faulkner, were successful in winning the NSW Sailing Championship.

Good luck to our Rugby boys who will be heading to New Zealand this week in preparation for the upcoming season. 
 
From Brent Wilsmore, Prep Sportsmaster

Last weekend was the IPSHA Cross Country Carnival at Kings. Our boys ran extremely well, this is a result of the tremendous effort of the team running the before school training program that operates twice a week all year round. We were the dominant school with most boys progressing to NSWCIS. 

This week we have our Junior and Senior Relay teams competing at NSWPSSA and we are heading in with the fastest qualifying times. If they can keep breaking their PB they stand a great chance of bringing back a medal.

Next week we will be running Prep Rugby and Football Clinics.

Old Boy News

Kellaway Tahs Debut (from Brian Smith, Director of Rugby)

Scots Old Boy, Andrew Kellaway made his Waratah debut from the bench in the match this weekend against the Rebels at Allianz stadium.

Lots of Scots Rugby families watched the game live or on TV. Whilst the Waratahs lost the match, it was pleasing to see David Horwitz and Andrew Kellaway in the NSW backline.

Graham Pattison

Director of Sport

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