Sport and Outdoor Education at CCPS

Each week the School is seeing its students continuing to reach high levels of sporting achievement in both individual and team sports.  Sophie Thomsen (Year Seven) and Megan Smith (Year Nine) gained selection in the Australian Golf Team for the  Australasian Golf Challenge to be played next week just outside of Auckland, New Zealand. Unfortunately, Megan is unable to make the tournament due to prior commitments. Charlton Turner (Year 11) will represent the School in the 16 – Open Boys District Basketball Team. Teddy Norton (Year Seven) will represent the School in the 12 – 14 Years Boys Basketball District Team Jesse Smith (Year 11) will represent the School in the 16 – Open Boys Football District Team Amie D’Espagnac (Year Eight) has gained selection in the 13 Years Girls Sunshine Coast Netball Team.  This team will play fixtures against other Queensland district teams over the next few months.  Amie, (Caloundra City Private School 2019 Sportswoman of the Year) has also gained selection in the School Open/Senior Netball Team.  Quite an achievement! Morgan Stanfield (Year 10) gained first place overall at the Equestrian Queensland Interschool Championships competition held by Victory College at the Gympie Showgrounds. Morgan and her horse Wally representing Caloundra City Private School placed First Overall in the 80 cm category (11 entries), with First place in Power and Speed and second place in AM5 (90 cm jump off round). Clive McCormack (Year 10) is playing for the Sunshine Coast Wanderers Football team in the National Premier League.  Clive has been very successful in the team scoring a number of goals in the past week. Emma Robey (Year 10) and Cade Stowers (Year 11) represented the School at the Regional Swimming Carnival held at Burpengary Aquatic Centre on Wednesday this week.  As yet, I have not received any results from this meet.  Emma will also represent Met Caloundra in a number of events at the Queensland Surf Life Saving titles to be held soon. Other students are also excelling in their own sporting pursuits at weekend club level sporting fixtures.  Students and parents are encouraged to let one of the Physical Education staff know of their son or daughter’s sporting achievements so that we can celebrate these with the community.  To be considered for the end of year Sportsman and Sportswoman of the Year Awards, the student’s achievements in CCPS sports, sport teams and sporting events are only taken into consideration. Tuesday afternoon sport The school has an aim to focus on six team and individual sports in the coming years with the aim of achieving excellence in these chosen sports – Netball, Volleyball, Futsal, Basketball, Oztag/Touch Football and Golf.  This term the school has employed the services of specialist coaches to assist the students and staff develop skills in Netball and Futsal.  Miss Sophia Rule (Queensland Junior Netball Representative 2016 – 19) and Carlos Moore (International Futsal Coach) are experts in their fields and have lofty goals in each of their sporting areas for the School.  In the coming weeks, the school will also work with coaches from Caloundra Little Athletics to deliver specialist coaching for the up-coming Track and Field competitions that the school and its students will compete in.  The staff also continue to work closely with the management of Pelican Waters Golf Club and Professional Golf Coach Atomu Wanabe as we work towards our goal of developing a School of Golf within Caloundra City Private School. Monday Night Netball As noted in last week’s edition of this newsletter, CCPS has three teams entered into the Monday Night Netball Competition. The teams had a very successful first outing with each team being extremely competitive.  It was wonderful to see the blend of experience and new players come together.  The teams have been training very hard both at Tuesday afternoon sport and before school on Thursday and Friday mornings.  The results from the games were; Senior Girls won against Sienna College 14 – 11 (Coaches Award – Sasha Karatyubina) Intermediate Girls won against St. Andrew’s Anglican College 26 – 12 (Coaches Award – Gabrielle Spiclin) Junior Girls lost to St. John’s College 6-4 (Coaches Award –  Shillah Piggott) Junior Netball Team Report – Round One On Monday night our Junior Netball team kicked off the season in high spirits. For a few of the team, this was their first ever game of Netball, so it was wonderful to see them out on the court supporting one another and learning as they played. Matched against St John’s College, our girls never gave up. The team made many marvellous intercepts as they learnt the importance of finding gaps and defending players closely. Our support crew was strong in numbers making the girls work even harder right to the end of the game. With a full roster on court and subs on the sideline, Miss Sweeney was very proud of the way the girls cheered on their team mates and demonstrated excellent sportsmanship. We finished up losing 6 – 4 St John’s but the girls played a wonderful first game and are looking forward to the season ahead.  Miss Sweeney – Junior Netball Team Coach. Caloundra City Private School Junior Netball Team Duke of Edinburgh and Bridge Awards This week, the students met to organise the activities that they would be involved in for the duration of their award involvement.  There were many and varied activities that the students have nominated to be involved including: Cake decorating Learning a foreign language Assisting with the cleaning up of the Pumicestone Passage waterway Koala population survey assistance Learning guitar and piano Being involved in a number of sports Mowing an elderly neighbour’s yard It is not too late to join the Award.  Interested students are requested to see Mr McMahon for further information. Year Seven and Eight Camp Meeting Date for Parents to Note Year Seven and Eight parents are requested to note the Camp Information meeting being held on the evening of Tuesday 24 March at 6.30pm in Raelene Boyle Hall Room #3.  Parents unable to attend can contact Peter McMahon for meeting details and information handouts.  Students will be briefed about their camps in their Personal Development lessons over the coming weeks.  The Year Seven and Eight Camps are being held at Somerset Outdoor Recreation Camp Wednesday April 22 – Friday April 24, 2020.  Attendance at the School’s Outdoor Education camps is considered a compulsory aspect of the School.  Parents of any student who wishes to be considered exempt for the camps are asked to contact Peter McMahon as soon as possible on 0448 277 789. Have a great week everyone.  Go gently. Peter McMahon Head of Physical Education, Sport and Outdoor Education.

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