THE BACKPAGE #16

It was great to have the opportunity to present our new Mind Body Heart program at the T-12 All Staff Meeting last week. The team in the Sports Department is excited to have this program up and running with the first set of reports now available on Pipeline. The feedback from the College community has been outstanding. Our vision is for sport to be a fully integrated learning pathway designed to activate excellence in every boy. We are proud to offer teachers, coaches, boys and their parents what we know is critical information about how they are travelling both mentally and physically.

We believe the strength of the program is:
  1. It gives boys feedback on how they are going and direction on where they need to improve. 
  2. It allows all boys in the College equal access to the program regardless of age and level of sport.
  3. It gives boys the opportunity to create their own training timetable so that they can organise their time around their academic schedules. 
I would like to encourage teachers to take the time to view the profiles on Pipeline. We are always interested in your feedback.

A huge thanks to all of you who braved the tough conditions to come out and support our teams on the weekend. Very few sports went ahead given the conditions. Our Cross Country teams showed their team spirit running one of their best team races of the year. Our 1sts and 2nds Rugby played well to a supportive crowd on the main oval with the 1sts defeating Riverview (who was Shane supporting?) 14-12.

This weekend marks the halfway point for the winter sports season.  Thank you to everyone for all of your hard work and support.

For live results on the weekend visit us on Twitter @ScotsSportLive

For all the results from the weekend, upcoming fixtures and Scots Sport news click HERE

Scots to the Fore!

The Staff Wellbeing Program is still going well, with increases in all areas each week. Mobility/Mindset sessions are on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 6.30am. There is no need to sign up for these sessions. 

The Staff and Student Volleyball match is scheduled for tomorrow at lunch in the Gym. We still need teachers. Please join us for what should be an exciting match.  

Weekend Roundup

From Ed White, Acting Senior Sportsmaster
A very wet Saturday limited the number of teams playing last weekend. Congratulations to our 1st XV who had a good win over Riverview and to our Cross Country teams who have opened up a good lead in the GPS Premiership race. No fixtures this weekend. Enjoy a well-deserved break and get ready for the second half of the season.

Rugby
Only a handful of games were played due to the conditions.  At home, our 1st and 2nd XV played on the main Oval. The 2nd XV went down 10-0 to Riverview. They will be looking forward to meeting them again in the second round. Our 1st XV had a great win holding on 14-12 against Riverview to move into a 3-way tie with King's and Riverview for the lead in the competition.

Cross Country
Our intermediate team was the standout this weekend scoring 14 points. This is the lowest point total of any team in any age group this year. Our boys, led by Harry Jones finished 2,3,4,5 to extend their lead in the GPS Championship race. Our Open team continue to improve each week, winning by 4 points this weekend to extend their lead in the Premiership race to 19 after 6 of 9 races. Great effort by Tom Snell who scored for the first time this season finishing 12th in the GPS. Well done!

Volleyball
A number of games were cancelled or shortened due to leaky gyms. Our 1sts played well against tough competition at SBHS and the 14a's continued with another good performance again this weekend.

Soccer
All Soccer matches were cancelled due to the wet weather.  The team will continue training hard and look forward to having the opportunity to regroup and train before their next fixture.

Shooting
Our Shooting team were in preparation for the upcoming season at ANZAC Range.

From Brent Wilsmore (Prep Sportsmaster)
All prep sport was washed out this weekend and there are no games this weekend due to the long weekend. The focus in the Prep has been on teamwork. Teams have been largely locked in for Rounds 4-7 with boys working on teamwork and team spirit.

All boys completed Athletics Trials last week in preparation for the House Carnival at the start of Term 3. We have also been getting excellent numbers to early morning athletics training. 

Well done to Rawley St John who competed for CIS at the PSSA championships last weekend. CIS narrowly lost the semi-final and finished 3rd overall.

This Week in Sport
No fixtures this weekend.  Enjoy the break!

Thats a wrap for this week!  

Graham Pattison
Director of Sport