The Backpage Term 1 Week 11

At a College leadership retreat this week we analysed the classic “Dead Poet’s Society.” Robin Williams plays the role of John Keating, an English teacher at a private boys College, who uses an unorthodox method of teaching to motivate the students.

The central theme of the movie is, teaching boys to think for themselves. Repeatedly he uses the phrase, “Carpe Diem,” urging the boys to take control of their lives, challenge themselves to go after their hopes and dreams, and -“seize the day.”

Our Mind Body Heart team has been working hard this term with software developers to build a goal-setting and tracking platform for every boy in the College to monitor their improvements in fitness.  Interestingly, as we begin to compare, for the first time, the MBH data to the boy’s academic performance, wellness and motivation, our early findings are showing us that those boys who are the most committed to the MBH program are also performing well across all other areas of the College.

There may be many reasons for the link between commitment to training, academic success and wellbeing and we look forward to exploring these links more closely.  Our initial thought, although not yet grounded in data, is that: once a boy sets a challenging goal, commits to a plan and then realises that ultimately, they are in control of the outcome, that possibly, this then transfers across all areas of their life.

It is the end of a long term, but, also the start of a new sport season.  As we wind down the term, I encourage all boys this holiday to:

  1. Set a challenging training goal

  2. Commit to the hard work and time required to achieve this.

At Scots we are committed to providing our boys every opportunity to train throughout the holiday. Below is a list of all activities on offer.  Please take advantage of this.

I would like to thank everyone involved with the Scots 7’s on Saturday and in particular our sponsors Rhino Rugby, Image Seven, Midford, Solar D and Pillinger. It was a great event again this year.

We look forward to the upcoming 125 Years Gala Sport Luncheon.  Only a few tickets remain. Don’t miss out.

Thanks for a successful first time.  We look forward to seeing a big group of boy’s seizing the day by committing to training throughout the holiday.  We look forward to seeing the results of your commitment in term 2.

Scots to the Fore!

Mr Graham Pattison
Director of Sport

SENIOR SPORT

Camp / Training

Age Group

Dates

Times

Venue

Cross Country

Training Sessions

Years 7-12

April 16, 18, 20, 23, 27, 30

8:00am - 9:30am

Centennial Park

           

Fitness

Mind Body Heart - S & C

Years 7-10

April 16, 18, 20, 23, 27, 30

6:30am - 8:00am

John Solomon

 

Mind Body Heart - Speed

Years 7-10

April 16, 18, 20, 23, 27, 30

8:00am - 9:30am

Main Oval

           

Football

Training Sessions

Years 7-10

April 16, 17, 18

12:30pm - 2:30pm

Fairfax Courts

 

Training Camp

Senior Squad

April 26, 27, 28

 

Narrabeen Sport & Recreation

           

Rugby

New Zealand Rugby Tour

Gold Squad

April 19 - 26

 

New Zealand

 

Junior Rugby Drop In Sessions

U13 Yrs - U16 Yrs

April 16 - 18

12:30pm - 3:30pm

Christison Park

           

Volleyball

Training Sessions

Gold Squad

April 26, 27

9:00am - 11:00am

Lions Den

 

Training Sessions

Year 7-12

April 31

8:00am - 3:00pm

Lions Den

           

PREP SPORT

Camp / Training

Age Group

Dates

Times

Venue

Prep - Football

Holiday Clinic

Years 2 - 6

April 16 - 18

9:00am - 12:00pm

Christison Park

           

Prep - Rugby

Junior Rugby Drop In Sessions

Years 2 - 6

April 16 - 18

9:00am - 12:00pm

Christison Park

Screen Shot 2017-04-26 at 3.27.55 PM.png

From Ed White, Senior Sportsmaster

A great weekend of sport last weekend.

The Rugby 7's was a huge success with RKS from Fiji winning the final vs Newington. Some great play across all games. Well done to all the A and B teams that played Riverview. The games were really close with Riverview winning 4 and Scots 3 and one draw.

Volleyball was the highlight of the weekend with 4 wins in the 1sts to 4ths. The 1sts winning 3-1 vs St Aloysius.

Well done to the 1sts Basketball who had a good win in a friendly vs Scotch Melbourne.

Football had some trial games vs St Josephs with the 1sts losing 3-2, the 2nds had a 3 all draw, the 3rds had a good win 4-2 and the 4ths had a 4 all draw.

Sailing had training at the Georges River.

I hope everyone has a good break and remember that we have camps available in different sports over the break. These can be found on Schoolbox noticeboard.

From Daniel Markham, Director of The Mind Body Heart Pathway and Head of PDHPE

As the holiday break is fast approaching, it is a great opportunity for athletes to really make some progress in their physical preparations for the Winter season. Sessions can be booked using the MBH app and for your information timings can be found below:

WHAT: S&C sessions and SPEED sessions (As per MBH timetable)

WHEN: Every Monday, Wednesday & Friday 6.30am-8am (S&C) 8am-9.30am (Speed)

WHERE: S&C- John Solomon Gym/ SPEED- Main Oval

WHO: All students years 7-10

BRING: PE Clothes, Water Bottle, Towel

Come and get ‘the STRONG advantage!’

Senior Sports News

Cross Country

Football

Rifle Shooting

Rugby

Snowsports

Volleyball

Prep News

From Brent Wilsmore, Prep Sportsmaster

Round 1 of winter sport commences on Saturday 5 May (Week 1, Term 2). Teams for round 1 will be listed on Schoolbox and in the Clansman on Thursday 3 May. Parents are encouraged to visit the Prep sport page on Schoolbox for useful information regarding winter sport. This includes: Overview of Fixtures, Team Lists, Training Schedule and Sports Handbook. Reminder Prep rugby and football clinics are open for enrolments and are a great way to fill in time during the holidays, have fun, learn new skills and prepare for the winter season.

Good luck to our Swimmers who have been training well in preparation for the NSWPSSA Championships on Wednesday and Thursday at SOPAC. This includes our junior and senior relay teams as well as our captain Lucas Mitchelmore who will also be competing in the Freestyle, Backstroke and CIS All Age Relay.

Good luck to the members of the Prep 1st XV and 2nd XV who make the annual trip north to Armidale for the TAS Rugby Carnival this weekend. The Carnival is two days of action packed rugby. Along with being a fun weekend for all, it acts as great preparation for the IPSHA season which commences after the holidays. The Prep school has a great tradition of performing very well at the Carnival and with the strength of both teams in 2018, I am confident that this weekend will be no different!

James Bruce, Prep Rugby Coordinator

Forty boys from the Prep competed at the IPSHA Cross Country Championships on Saturday 7 April. Scots represented the school displaying great individual effort and team comradery, along with fantastic sportsmanship. Overall eleven boys from Scots qualified for CIS, with two teams the 10s and 12s winning the their teams event.

Congratulations to the following boys who have qualified for the CIS Cross Country Championships on Thursday 14 June:

8/9s: Tom MacKay.

10s: Daniel Ibrahim, Conrad Blackwell-Smith, Athan Karabalios & Cesare Peroni.

11s: Harry Kyle & Alexander Reid.

12s: George Verco, Jay McKenzie, Oscar Levy & Harry Cooper.

Well done to all boys who represented the school and good luck to those who will represent IPSHA at CIS!

Story of the Week - Indigenous Jersey for The Scots College Rugby Sevens

It was wonderful to see for the first time a strong Indigenous theme running through the 7’s Rugby tournament last Saturday. Scots played in a specially designed Indigenous jersey. We opened up a design competition to all our Indigenous boys and Brett Wellington was the standout, so his design was used. It features stingray and dolphin designs, reflecting his heritage as a Yuin man from the south coast of NSW.

The day was capped off by traditional dance, choreographed by Jonathan Hill and danced by Tyreese Chapman, Carnett Churchill, Darcy Hooker, Blair Hooker, Daniel Gibbs, Galveston Ganambarr and Jonathan Hill.

Along with the recently installed sculpture, this illustrates how the Indigenous Program is becoming embedded as part of the culture and tradition of The Scots College.

We look forward to another jersey design and further involvement at the 7’s tournament next year.

Jonny Samengo

Executive Officer - Indigenous Education