From the Director of Co-curriculum, Stephen O’Donnell
Welcome back to Term 4 and the start of our new co-curricular calendar.
We have had a busy holiday and I want to thank the coaches, staff and students who dedicated time and effort to play and train during the holidays.
We played a number of games of cricket against touring and local schools with some great performances in a number of teams.
Our basketball teams trained and played for the Sydney Schools knockout tournament where we made the semi-finals and narrowly went down but had one of the best results we have had in a number of years. Our best wishes also go out to Alex Higgins-Titsha who fractured his wrist at the end of the last game. Alex is one of our best players and we are looking forward to seeing him on the court as soon as possible.
A number of students competed at the highest levels and represented the College at a national level.
Well done to Mac Jenkins who captained the Australian U16 Cricket team at the National Championships. Congratulations also to our four Australian Schoolboys who played Fiji and NZ schools last week – Ben Donaldson, Marco Bell, Finn Wright and Luca Moretti were all outstanding. We are quickly running out of room for all of the photos to go up in the pavilion at Queens Park!
As we start the new season can I please remind parents and students of the expectations around summer co-curricular activities:
- Any leave requests from weekend commitments require 2 weeks’ written notice (where possible) to either the Head of College or myself. Only two leave requests will be approved in a calendar year
- Any illness leading to absence from sport requires a medical certificate as per College policy
- Appropriate attire is required at all games and training sessions
- All students are to be at their sport on a Saturday 30 minutes prior to the start of the match at a minimum
- All outdoor sports will require sun protection to be considered (hats, sunscreen, hydration)
- All CAS Codes of Conduct for players, coaches and spectators need to be followed.
We have had a great 2017 in a range of co-curricular activities and we need to keep that high standard moving forward into the new summer season.
Good luck to all teams and players in their trials and matches this weekend and ‘Go the Waves!’