Competitive Sport News
Well done to all our teams who played in their first competitive SCISSA sport fixtures this week. Please note that fixtures for the rest of the SCISSA Volleyball and Soccer season will be entered into PLC NAV calendar by the end of the week and can be accessed by students and parents through student view on the calendar. Information regarding venues and bus departures and arrivals will be found in this fixture information.
SCISSA Junior and Intermediate Soccer
It was fantastic to have all our soccer teams competing in the first round, with the Intermediate Girls and Boys Team 1 travelling to Good Shepherd and the Intermediate Boys Team 2 and Junior Boys playing at home. While the Junior Boys team were a little low on numbers this week, they worked well as a group to pick up a confident 3-1 win over Nambour. The 9/10 Boys Team 2 battled hard in their fixture but were unable to overcome a spirited Immanuel Lutheran College side. In the away games, we unfortunately had shortened games due to some fairly significant traffic delays. This aside, our Intermediate Boys Team 1 engaged in a tight tussle with Good Shepherd to see out a draw and our Girls showed great tenacity and spirit, even in defeat. It was great to get the first game ticked off and we are looking forward to seeing how our teams progress across the season. A big thank you to Mr Danzey, Ms Horsey, Mr Jacka, Elijah Modlin, Ashton Muir and Tish Woods for their work with their teams this afternoon.
SCISSA Senior Volleyball
It has been an incredible response from our seniors for the SCISSA volleyball season with 6 teams representing PLC. There were some incredibly close games with a number of teams losing despite taking sets all the way to tiebreakers. The Senior Girls Team 2 and Senior Boys Team 2 pushed their oppositions considerably and were not far off turning narrow losses into wins. The Senior Boys Team 1 had a tough first set of games against very experienced sides and will be better for the experience. Special mention goes to the Senior Girls Team 1 who won both their matches against Glasshouse Christian College and St Andrew’s Anglican in the first round of A Division fixtures- a fantastic result. There were some students missing from teams this round and this is a timely reminder to students that when they have signed up and have committed to teams, it is important to be present at all games to make sure they are supporting their teammates and coaches. Thank you to Mr Brace, Mrs Eliot, Mr Rattey, Ms Snelling, Brooklyn Graves, Ella Hardstaff, Sarah Ashdown, Connor Dines and Nick Massion for their work with the PLC volleyball teams this week.
Interhouse Swimming Carnival
A big thank you to all students and staff who were a part of this year’s 7-12 Inter-House Swimming Carnival. We were blessed with fantastic conditions on Tuesday and the pool was the place to be in the warm weather. It was great seeing a mix of students of all abilities doing their best to represent themselves and their Houses in both competitive and non-competitive events. A special mention goes to our King of the Pool, Alex Monroe and Queen of the Pool, Emily Lengenberg, for their superb efforts in the 200m medley. Congratulations also to Harlen Smith for breaking the 12 Yr Boys 50m backstroke record.
This year the top honour for Champion House goes to Buran House. They swam strongly on the day and had lots of representation in all events.
Congratulations also to Mumba House who were the recipients of the Spirit Trophy after showing great support and loud encouragement for their House all day.
The final congratulations belong to this year’s age runners-up and age champions for each year level. These students generally competed in every event and certainly looked exhausted when collecting their awards at the end of the carnival.
Age Champions List
District Swimming Carnival
The results from the Interhouse Carnival will be used to determine the fastest 4 freestyle students, 3 fastest students in backstroke, breaststroke and 2 fastest swimmers in butterfly. These students will be selected in the PLC Swim Team to represent the College on Monday 20th February at a twilight carnival held at Sunshine Coast Grammar Pool. Notification will be sent home via TASS for students who are selected. Students who are in the 12 years age division will have their times integrated with the Junior carnival results and selections will be made from this listing. The 9-12 years Independent District Carnival will take place during school on Tuesday 21st February.
Mr Cameron West-McInnes, Head of Sport