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Senior Newsletter No 16 Thursday 24 May 2012

From the Director of Sports Bryan Hain

Playing the Game – Can you handle the competition ? On Saturday all nine GPS schools will send their best Open rugby players to attend the U.18 schoolboy rugby trials. The First XV coaching staff (over 20 GPS coaches in total) will combine to pick the three GPS representative rugby teams. The standard is very high, especially after watching young Chris Feauai-Sautia, a young 18 year old from State High, score with his first touch in Super 15 rugby. Sports selection (or non- selection) is probably one of the most emotive topics amongst parents, supporters, sideline critics/experts. I have attached a small section of an article written by the Director of Sport at Gregory Terrace included in their newsletter last week: “Stand around any sports field and I am sure that you will hear statements like: “How could they get it so wrong? “Can’t they see how good my son is”. “Don’t they know my son’s nickname is hammer? Everyone calls him the Hammer’. He hits like a hammer, runs like a hammer and looks like a hammer – why won’t they pick the hammer?’ So why coach? It should be obvious that every coach wants to win but coaches express their frustration about the constant questioning by parents on why this boy gets selected and why another boy does not. I suppose it is important to recognise

that all sports are different and in the individual sports like tennis and swimming where it is ‘one verses one’ some parents take a personal dislike to any direct challengers to their own son. Team sports are usually a better vehicle for excitable and passionate parents because boys can’t compete and win on their own. I often think GPS sport is a ‘boot camp’ for parents, testing patience and resilience when things don’t go their way. If a coach can communicate and align his expectations with that of the athlete and the parent, progress is possible. Seth Godin said in a recent article “that to stand out from the crowd, that’s to go from beginner to real accomplishment is all about how we deal with the ‘dip’ in our development” (maybe that’s missing out on an A team). The ‘dip’ is that hard slog between ‘starting out and mastering’ any given sport or challenge. That’s where good parenting comes in and how a family handles the ‘dip’. Ask


yourself do you complain to anyone who will listen when the ‘dip’ arrives at your house or do you say “if that’s the standard let’s get busy and get better”. The boys at TSS are in a world of infinite choice but from what I have seen the great athletes commit to winning, the good athletes commit to competition. Robbie Deans once said the letter ‘U’ in ATTITUDE should stand for ‘understate and over perform’, surely that’s got to be good advice for all parents. The coach has the challenging role to convert involvement and participation into commitment and competiveness in both training and competition at the highest level. In the end I would ask is it better to have hunger and adversity in preference to complacency and comfort. Parents and Sport - Self Assessment Sheet attached at the end of the newsletter.

Coming Events MAY 25

District Cross Country


Football/Tennis Rd 6 TGS (A)

27 Rugby Camp - All Age Groups (H) Turnock House Chapel St Alban’s Community Chapel 28

June 2 Football/Tennis Rd 7 BGS (H) Rugby Trial v NC - A Squads & Opens (H)


3 Rugby Camp - All Age Groups (H) Yugambeh Corroboree

9 Football/Tennis Rd 8 BBC (A) Yr 11 & Yr 12 RAP Cattle Show Team Toogoolawah


Boarders’ Chapel


Yr 11 & Yr 12 RAP Year 11 Service - World Environment Day Speech Variety Club Meeting

Yr 11 & Yr 12 RAP TSS Cattle Show Team Toogoolawah Yr 12 QCS Master Class

Boarders’ Chapel

29 Interschool Chess Competition (Round 2) Surman House Chapel 30 Holy Communion Yr 10 Dance Class - Lesson 2 31 Round Square Breakfast Meeting Yr 9 Altitude Day Regional X- Country Champs Runaway Bay Assembly - Cross Country

6 Yr 11 & Yr 12 RAP Holy Communion GPS Cross Country Championships ICAS Science Competition 7 Yr 11 & Yr 12 RAP Assembly SONY Information Evening

All Year 10 Day Boys have now been issued with a Child & Adolescent Oral Health Service Brochure and Examination Card. All Year 10 Boarding Parents will receive their son’s Brochure and Card in the mail. Should you require any further forms or information, please phone the Oral Health Call Centre directly on 1300 300 850.

The Chaplains, Fr Whereat and Fr Crook wish to invite you to

St Alban’s Chapel Service

Pentecost Sunday & Turnock House Chapel Sunday 27 May 2012 9.00am commence 10.00am conclude St alban’S chapel the Southport School wincheSter Street, Southport

For more information, contact Fr Jonathan Whereat (07) 5531 9956 All welcome! Light refreshments will be served afterwards.


Music Notes Rob Cooke - director of music

Exam Results

Congratulations to Stephen Sandeman (Year 9) who has just achieved an Honours grading in his Grade 5 AMEB Double Bass exam. Benny and the Dukes

We have many talented musicians in the school and recently we were notified that the band ‘Benny and the Dukes’ comprising of Ben Provest (Year 12), Tristan Rogers(Year 12) and James Vincent (Year 11) have been ‘discovered’ by ‘Triple J unearthed’- an online section of the radio station that is setup to discover new Australian talent. The boys entered the Triple J competition and over the last few weeks are topping the pop section with an original song by Ben entitled ‘Rendezvous’’. Not only that, the band has rapidly risen to number 2 on the overall charts for ‘Triple J Unearthed’. It doesn’t look like it will be too long before they will top the charts, as favourable voting for their group is coming in thick and fast. This is great recognition for some very talented and hard -working young musicians. They deserve every success they get. Well done boys! Visit the links below for the band profile and details of the charts: Tim Carroll- musician/actor success

Many of us would be aware of Tim’s considerable talent on the stage and this was recognised recently in some excellent reviews of his current musical ‘Blood Brothers’. Tim has been identified in the reviews as a fine ‘up and coming’ actor who demonstrates maturity in his performance way beyond his age. Congratulations Tim on receiving such well- deserved accolades! The link to the review is found below. Upcoming Events

Music Showcase Concert 7.00pm, Thursday 24 May, Annand Theatre The Term Two concert is fast approaching and I would encourage you all to support the endless talent of TSS musicians once again by coming to the Term Two Showcase Concert. As I have mentioned before, the boys work very hard from February to November rehearsing in their respective groups and it means a great deal to them to have an appreciative audience for whom they can perform. We look forward to seeing you there. Music Staff Cabaret Concert, 7.00pm, Wednesday 30 May, Annand Theatre We’ve been talking about it for far too long and finally it’s here. The music staff will be presenting an informal and relaxed concert in a cabaret style as a fund raiser for the Friends of Music. Details are found elsewhere in the newsletter. We hope to see you for a night of enjoyable and not too serious music making. Tickets are available at The TSS Store.


AG Science and Cattle Club Ross Wilson - mic cattle club

Beef 2012 Rockhampton / Bundaberg Farm Tour.

Beef 2012 Cattle Show Report

The Years 11 and 12 Ag Science students as part of their programs recently travelled to Beef 2012 and on the way to Rockhampton and back to TSS stopped at a number of different animal and plant production enterprises. Along the way, the boys stopped at a working crocodile farm, a working beef property, several vegetable growers around Bundaberg and at the Nambour Research Station where the boys were fortunate to have the station scientists address them on a range of fruit and the modern farming methods used to grow crops like strawberries and pineapples. The emphasis for the Year 11 students was to research modern farming products that are sold and used to assist animal production as well as structures and techniques that help to reduce animal stress (a cause in decreased animal performance).Their task involved organizing and conducting an interview with an exhibitor/commercial representative at the Beef 2012 site or with one of the speakers at any one of the stops and collecting information on a second retail product for a media presentation that they will do once they are back at school. The Year 12 students had to collect information on sustainable methods of plant and or animal production. The emphasis in agriculture today is for food to be produced in a sustainable fashion and preserve the valuable soil and water resources while it still remains profitable for the producer. The boys were fortunate to witness and listen to a number of producers who presented and explained different sustainable methods of farming to the boys. The boys are now in the proess of writing up their reports comparing traditional methods of farming versus more modern sustainable methods. Overall it was a fantastic opportunity for the students to experience a major Australian agricultural event as well as take away a number of very educational and even entertaining experiences with them. A special note about the fantastic efforts of Year 11 students Jacob Segeren and Thomas Ussher and Year 9 Student David Burey who represented TSS at Beef 2012 in the Brafords competition. After a marathon drive, Jacob with the help of David, paraded two of his own animals Little Valley Mascara and Celeste for a very well deserved third and second placing respectively. Flying TSS BANNER, and representing the School in a polished manner all week, the boys with Tom gained some very valuable industry experience mingling with other Braford and Hereford breeders.

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Readers are leaders Andrew Stark - head of libraries A real highlight of the literary calendar for 2012 is the biennial Children’s Book Council of Australia National Conference. This exciting event, held in Adelaide last weekend, brought together close to 450 teachers, teacher-librarians, academics and lovers of literature, all of whom enjoyed listening to and learning from a variety of national and international authors. The CBCA is a volunteer run, not for profit, organisation that was established in 1945 and comprises of individual members who are passionate about children’s and young adult literature. Every two years, their National Conference draws together leading decision makers, thinkers and practitioners to discuss and debate key issues. At the 2012 National Conference, an interesting variety of issues was explored through a series of plenary addresses, panel sessions, book launches and presentations. Highlights from the 2012 Conference included: Australian literary icon Mem Fox’s exploration of what makes a good book and how literacy must always have the joy and love of reading as its tenet; Ireland’s YA literary treasure and creator of Artemis Fowl, Eoin Colfer, and his explanation of how everyone has a story to tell (especially if they have younger brothers!) – it is just a matter of finding the voice to say it; Australia’s first Children’s Laureate, Alison Lester, provided examples of the remarkable literary and literacy programmes she and her colleagues are developing for young disadvantaged indigenous students throughout FNQ and NT; and a fascinating panel session with graphic novelists Nicki Greenburg, Dan McGuiness and Loren Morris where they divulged some of the tricks of their craft and the complexities involved with making a book of few words and many images a viable story. Another recent event (though very low-key in comparison) was the inaugural Combined Gold Coast TL Network meeting hosted by TSS Prep. This small gathering of 16 junior and senior school TLs from around the Gold Coast brought together a wealth of school library background and experience. After an initial introduction by Prep TL Deb Schinckel, three invited TLs addressed delegates and explored topics including: Gold Coast Heritage and museums in light of the requirements of the new History Curriculum; planning the ‘Path to Transition’ for Year 7 students as they prepare to move to senior school campuses in Queensland in the very near future (2013 at TSS) and finally, the value of ‘enlightened learning’ programmes and resources that are becoming more readily available for teachers and librarians. All in all, it is a very busy mid-Term Two with lots on offer! Coming up … St Hilda’s and TSS Book Club’s second meeting in the last week of term. More news on that next week!

Music Tour Raffle Jeff Symms - head of the preparatory school

The Band of Brothers tour to the UK, Belgium and France is rapidly approaching. The major fundraiser to support the work the boys will do in presenting concerts and ceremonies of remembrance while overseas is the Band of Brothers raffle. All prep families will be issued with a ticket book and with the amazing prizes on offer, I’m sure will want to be in with a chance. Tickets will also be available on the Senior School campus through the music office and music captains who will sell tickets in the Day House area, starting soon. Also available at the Preparatory School office in the mornings and after school. The range of prizes is incredible with tickets to Lady GaGa, Ipad, Xbox, outstanding sport memorabilia, holiday accommodation, fine wines, Uniform store voucher, restaurant vouchers, watches and jewellery. Below is the full list and also acknowledgement to the generous families and businesses who have provided these prizes.


Careers Scot Gannon - school counsellor For more interesting information like this ….visit the TSS Studies Department Webpage Careers Newsletter

Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) qualifications and QTAC

Currently, some AMEB qualifications may be assessed by QTAC for tertiary entry purposes and be allocated a QTAC selection rank. However, for the following AMEB practical qualifications, theory qualifications also need to be submitted. The theory qualifications need to be at least to the level outlined in the table below. Minimum AMEB Theory Required

Practical Qualification

Minimum Alternative Theory Qualification Accepted

Certificate of Performance (Practice of Music or For Leisure); Contemporary Popular Music Grade 7; Contemporary Popular Music Advancing Step 3; For Leisure Grade 7; Ensemble Performance Grade 7

Grade 3: Theory of Music, Musicianship or Music Craft

Grade 5: ABRSM or Trinity College Theory

Contemporary Popular Music Grade 8; Contemporary Popular Music Advancing Step 4; For Leisure Grade 8; Ensemble Performance Grade 8

Grade 4: Theory of Music, Musicianship or Music Craft

Grade 6: ABRSM or Trinity College Theory

Ensemble Performance Associate Diploma (AMusA)

Grade 5: Theory of Music, Musicianship or Music Craft

Grade 7: ABRSM or Trinity College Theory

Ensemble Performance Licentiate Diploma (LMusA)

Grade 6: Theory of Music, Musicianship or Music Craft

Grade 8: ABRSM or Trinity College Theory

This information has been obtained from QTAC Update Issue 1 2012.

Changes to the University of Queensland’s UQ medicine fast track dual degree programs

With the possible introduction of the Doctor of Medicine (MD) program scheduled to replace the existing B Medicine, B Surgery (MBBS) in 2015, UQ will not be offering the following three fast tracked dual programs from 2013 onwards. • B Arts/MBBS • B Health Sciences/MBBS • B Science/MBBS All applicants, including Year 12 applicants, will now be required to complete a minimum three-year bachelor degree. Provisional entry into the proposed MD program will still be available for current school leavers. Students should be aware that the MD program might have a number of prerequisite courses/subjects (e.g. anatomy, physiology and biochemistry) or at least recommendations for study prior to the MD. UQ is currently examining the issue of prerequisites, but acknowledges the possibility that it may not mandate them, choosing instead only to make recommendations about prior study subjects. Nevertheless, students are urged to consider a choice of first UQ degree that is likely to cover ‘pre-medical’ material that will assist with their MD studies. Students wanting to undertake a program/course without any pre-medical content are not precluded from doing so. However, if any prerequisites or recommended prior study are approved for the MD, it is strongly recommended that students undertaking programs without any pre-medical material complete some anatomy, physiology and chemistry courses as electives in their undergraduate program. It is recognised that, due to the timing of the approval of these prerequisites or recommended prior study for the MD program, the first one or two years of entry into the new MD program (2015 and 2016) will require close, and possibly case by case management in regards to assessing the satisfaction of prerequisites or recommendations by applicants. UQ admissions information is available at Further information regarding the proposed MD program is available at This information has been obtained from QTAC Update Issue 1 2012.


Tennis Terry Saunders - director of tennis


Our open First IV tennis team played against BSHS for Round 5 of the GPS season. Full of confidence after their intense Friday night training session the boys took to the court All guns blazing from the outset, as the doubles pairings of Joe Gersbach and Caleb Brown showed far too much class for the BSHS outfit winning in straight sets. Jack Martin and Alec McKenzie were also far too good for the BSHS number 1 pair and claimed a very satisfying victory. The boys singles went as planned with all 4 players winning in straight sets. The last doubles were also as good as the first with the first IV rounding off the perfect day not dropping a set and winning 8 matches to 0. We can now look forward to the tougher challenge next weekend that is Toowoomba Grammar. The Seconds, Thirds and Fourths all had no game as did the Year 11’s. Year 10’s

The Year 10’s recorded a great win against BSHS on the weekend with 10A winning 44 games to 21. The B’s winning 38 games to 23, a few closer matches but in the end were too strong against BSHS. We now look forward to playing Toowoomba Grammar next weekend. Year 9’s

The Year 9’s had some solid results, after a sluggish start from the 9A’s and 9B’s the boys really kicked into gear dominating their last 6 matches each with both teams recording strong wins. The C’s however, went down by 44 games to 19. Special mention must go to Joel Rasmussen and Hugo Mayson for winning all three of their matches. Bring on Toowoomba Grammar! Year 8’s

Round 5 provided a mixed bag of results for the Year 8 squad, as both the A’s and C’s suffered heavy defeats, however the B’s fought back brilliantly taking two of the last three matches to secure a narrow 31 games to 28 win, thanks to big wins from Ned Ladner 6-1 and Harry Oates 6-2. The D’s also bounced back from the previous round storming home 7 sets to 1, we look forward to round 6 against Toowoomba Grammar.

Debating Andrew Berryman - mic debating TSS v Brisbane State High School, May 18, 2012

On Friday, May 18, TSS travelled to Brisbane State High School for the final round of debates of the GPS season. We achieved 4 wins on the night. Our wins came from the Senior A (Dylan Harris, Liam Baum, Matt McMahon, Bede Thompson), 11.2 (Michiatsu Masuda, Caleb Darch, Tim Martin), 9.1 (Cameron Simpson, James van Herwaarde, Edward Poon), 8.2 (Jack Woods, Yash Bhoola, Lachlan Myatt) teams. Congratulations go to the 8.2 team and their coach, Mark Herriman for winning ‘The BE Maughan Salvar’ as the most successful TSS team in GPS debating in 2012, and being placed equal 1st in the 8.2 division. On Saturday evening the end of season dinner was held and parents were treated first hand to the talent and humour of our boys with some very informative and entertaining reports from the year. We also saw why TSS has the best spirit in GPS debating with a rousing war cry at the end of the night to farewell our senior debaters and thank then them for their service over the last 5 years. My sincere thanks to all students, coaches and parents for your continuing support throughout the season and I look forward to working with all of you again in 2013.


Winners of the The BE Maughan Salvar for best TSS Team in 2012 8.2 Jack Woods, Yash Bhoola, Lachlan Myatt

Football Richard Dobronev - director of football

Another impressive round of fixtures against Brisbane State High School saw the School win 10 matches, draw 2 and lose 5. Played in glorious sunshine on superbly groomed fields the day was a huge success. My thanks must be extended to Frank and the groundstaff for their tireless efforts in getting the fields in tip top condition in spite of heavy rain on Thursday night. Highlights for the day include Scott Rose who saved a direct penalty in the Third XI, as did Liam Upfield in the 8B’s. Well done to the 10A’s who recorded their first win of the season. Strong wins were recorded by the entire Open and Year 11 Division with the Year 9’s getting closer. Highest goal scorers on the day were Zac Smith Second XI, Jean Luc Lejune Third XI, Nick Taylor Fourth XI, Willem Kuiken 10A, Jun Seo 8A, Kaipu Maipakai 8A all with two goals each. The First XI was an excellent match against a very capable Brisbane State High School side. The drum line once again reverberated around the grounds and the chants of the tunnel heralded the Southport boys on to the field. A superbly curled penalty by Luke Weightman saw TSS go one up, followed soon after by another Jacob Livermore breakaway goal which he once again slammed into the back of the net. The State High side continued to apply pressure and were rewarded with an excellent long range shot to make it 2-1. Moments later they equalised and at 2-2 thoughts of deja vu against Nudgee started to creep into the minds of the crowd. Clever substitutions saw Blake Angus, Liam Markey and Jason Bear run on with Blake securing the winning goal with only minutes to spare much to the delight of the parochial crowd. Congratulations to all of the boys for their composure and belief to overcome adversity. Congratulations also to Declan Lawson who made his run on debut today. Next week we make the long trek up the mountain to Toowoomba to take on another highly accomplished Football School. All teams will have games against one of the largest Soccer fraternities in the GPS Competition. All boys are expected to play and a failure to make yourself available will mean that you will be ineligible to play for the remainder of the season. It will be cold up there so all boys are to wear Chapel Dress to and from Toowoomba. Only the School jumper will be allowed to be worn under the blazer. Skills training continues throughout the week for the Years 8-10 on the same day that they have PE. More details to follow regarding Presentation Dinner on Saturday 16 June this week. First XI Report - John Gayton

The First XI were coming off a strong display against a well drilled Churchie side and were excited for the clash with BSHS. The game started off at a quick pace with TSS and BSHS sharing possession of the ball. TSS received a free kick just outside the BSHS eighteen yard box. This allowed Luke Weightman to step up and curl the ball into the left hand side of the goal, placing TSS 1-0 ahead. Both sides were playing attacking football with chances coming and going for each team. When it seemed like it would remain 1-0 going into halftime, Jacob Livermore pounced on a seamingly simple clearance from the TSS defence and sprinted fifty metres with the ball and then slotted it past the keeper to make the score 2-0 at halftime. In the second half BSHS came back at us hard and created just as many chances as we did, however, a missed tackle and poor defence from TSS allowed the BSHS right winger to shoot from outside the eighteen yard box and the ball went in the top left corner of the goal. This pulled BSHS back into the game and they kept pushing at us. With 7 minutes to go, TSS gave away a silly free kick on the sideline. The ball was crossed in and the cross was headed away by TSS fell straight to a BSHS player who kicked it in the goal. This levelled the score at 2-2 with 6 minutes to go. TSS fired up and Liam Markey’s shot was deflected and was smashed in by Blake Angus to the delight of everybody at the game except BSHS. This was a good character building game once again for the team as we head away to Toowoomba this weekend for a tough encounter with their strong side. Thank you and good luck to all competing teams on the weekend.


Football First XI

Year 10C

TSS defeated BSHS 3-2 (Luke Weightman, Jacob Livermore, Blake Angus)

TSS drew 3-3 with BSHS (Charlie Martin2, Bradley Undi)

Second XI

BSHS defeated TSS 2-1 (Josh Taylor)

Year 10D

TSS defeated BSHS 4-0 ( Zac Smith 2, Mario Maipakai, Jason Bear)

Year 9A

BSHS defeated TSS 2-1 (Michael Karlovic)

Third XI

Year 9B

TSS defeated BSHS 3-1 (Jean-Luc Lejeane 2, Sam Hain)

BSHS defeated TSS 5-1 (Fabian Farnham-Svensson)

Fourth XI

Year 9C

TSS defeated BSHS 4-1 ( Nick Taylor 2, Felix Kalade, James Ohmsen)

TSS defeated BSHS 4-2 (Jordon Swan 2, Jack Klementsen, Steve Sandeman)

Year 11A

Year 8A

TSS defeated BSHS 2-0 (Liam Markey, Blake Angus)

BSHS defeated TSS 6-5 (Jun Seo 2, Kaipu Maipakai 2, Tom Aulton)

Year 11B

TSS defeated BSHS 3-0 (Ziggy Zantiotis, Andrew McMahon, Lachlan Quinn)

Year 8B

TSS drew 1-1 with BSHS (Jack Tobiano)

Year 11C

Year 8C

TSS defeated BSHS 2-1 (George Hain, Lachlan Quinn)

BSHS defeated TSS 5-0

Year 10A

TSS defeated BSHS 3-0 (Will Kuiken 2, Scott Bear) Year 10B

BSHS defeated TSS 5-3 (Jai Harris, Dane Rose, Tim Cousins)

You are invited to attend the



$30.00 Adults $20.00 Students A cash bar will be available on the night. Purchase your tickets from The Store DRESS CODE

Smart Casual Students – Chapel Dress


Cross Country Ian Browne - director of cross country

BSHS Cross Country Shield Meet – Friday 18th May.

A small but still very competitive TSS Cross Country team contested the BSHS Shield event on Friday in Brisbane. With only a couple of weeks to go before the big event, GPS Championships on Wednesday 6 June, it was pleasing it see that our runners are starting to build in numbers and strength. Below are the results; Place Name Age 67 Ben Paxton-Hall .....................13 31 Shalun Hay ..............................13 20 Jono Kafritas ............................14 64 Steve Sandeman.......................14 68 Mack Nixon ............................14

27 43 8 12 75 71

Will Scotchmer ........................14 Zac Morrison ..........................14 Carter Bettles ..........................14 Toby Henalla ...........................15 Connor Joss .............................15 Hunter Kerr ............................15

85 4 25 4 46 60

James Anderson ......................15 Jonathan Gabbert ....................16 Ben Fowler ..............................16 Alex Land .........................OPEN Alex Flatley ......................OPEN Louis Manderson ............OPEN

Well done to those who attended, and thank you to Ms Inglis who went with the boys. TSS U16 Cross Country Team – Winners of District Teams Trophy “TSS CROSS COUNTRY UPDATES” is a new site on FACEBOOK. This site provides information, training tips, and photos from recent meets. Look for all the Teams results at this site in the leadup to GPS XC

TSS U16 Cross Country Team – Winners of District Teams Trophy

Old Boy Notable Achievements TSS Old Boy Dan Ritchie who took up rowing after his swimming career ended. Dan won a silver medal last year at the World Championships in New Zealand and was heading towards being the stroke of the GB eight again at the Games.

Duncan Free is fit again it would seem and is looking like being in the coxless pair. If you recall back to the Beijing Olympic Games four years ago Duncan and Drew Ginn won a gold medal in that boat.

On an even more positive note Matt Belcher has just won his 3rd..470 dinghy World Championship in a row and is the hottest of favourites for the Olympic Gold medal..


Golf Day Gerry Northausen - executive officer – foundation & philanthropy

The Southport School Foundation is again holding its annual Golf Day at Royal Pines Resort on Friday, 10 August 2012. The Old Southportonians (OSA) will also compete for the McWhirter Cup and all proceeds from the day will once more fund the TSS Foundation Scholarship programme. This is a fantastic day of golf, fun and prizes and also a great way to entertain clients, and it is open to ALL the TSS Community to participate. We would love to see as many parents from both the Prep and Senior Campus join us. If you are interested in either sponsoring or playing on the day, please complete the relevant form and return to gerry.northausen@tss.qld. Entry forms are on the school website, If you are unable to play but are willing to donate a prize please call Gerry in the Foundation Office on 5531 9841.


You will receive the naming rights to every hole sponsored, and are able to promote your company and products at same. We would need to receive clarification of your promotion prior to the day, and I would be delighted to discuss this with you. Signage

Your company logo will be displayed at your hole. Signage will be supplied and erected by TSS Foundation. Your logo will be on a corflute sign approx. 1.8m x 1.2m. You are also invited to set up other promotional signage as well as put promotional material in the gift bags. Hospitality

You will receive... • 1 round of golf for 4 players in the tournament for every hole sponsored. • Two (2) invitations to a 2012 TSS Foundation Business Breakfast • Two (2) invitations to the TSS Foundation Cocktail Party, held at The Southport School in Term 3. Logo Recognition

Your logo will appear on the Foundation website for a period of 12 months.


The Southport School Foundation Golf Day and OSA McWhirter Cup


sponsorship Invitation The Foundation invites you to support our Golf Day with this Hole Sponsorship Package •

Four rounds of golf including sponsors gift pack, morning tea, post match drinks and finger food, presentation of trophies and prizes

The Foundation will provide and erect your signage on course

Business name and logo will be displayed at the Golf Presentation

Two invitations to a Foundation Business Breakfast at the Palazzo Versace (value $99)

Invitation to end of year Foundation Cocktail Party

Business name and logo displayed for 12 months on the TSS Web Page


RACV Royal Pines Resort


Friday 10 August 2012


From 10.30am with sandwiches, tea and coffee

Tee Off

12.00 noon


4 Person Ambrose


$1,350 (+GST) Total $1,485 (Tax invoice will be issued)

All proceeds raised from the Golf Day benefit the TSS Foundation Scholarship Fund

Entry Form Please complete and fax this entry form to (07) 5591 2124 by Friday 15 July or post to TSS Foundation, The Southport School, Winchester St, Southport 4215 Players Name Years at TSS if applicable Handicap if applicable

1 2 3 4 Contact Name Tel A/Hrs Email Amount Enclosed ($1,350 + GST Total $1,485)


Payment details Cheque Credit Card

Please make cheque payable to “The TSS Foundation Ltd” Visa

Master Card

American Express

Card Number Expiry Date

Name of Card Holder


For enquiries, please contact Gerry Northausen, Executive Officer (07) 5531 9841 or email Download entry forms at

Proudly presented by


The Southport School Foundation Golf Day and OSA McWhirter Cup Invitation to Play The Foundation welcomes all members of the TSS Community to join this fantastic event, with all proceeds supporting the Foundation Scholarship Fund. Old Boys playing on the day also have the opportunity to vie for the coveted McWhirter Cup which can only be won by past students of the School. This annual event will once again be held at the beautiful Royal Pines and we look forward to seeing many members of the TSS community on the course. Where: When: Registration: Tee Off: Competition: Cost: Includes:

RACV Royal Pines Resort, Ross Street, Ashmore Friday 10 August 2012 From 10.30am with sandwiches, tea and coffee 12.00 noon 4 person Ambrose $150 per person 18 holes of golf, drinks and finger food at presentation of trophies and prizes

Entry Form Please complete and fax this entry form to (07) 5591 2124 by Friday 27 July or post to TSS Foundation, The Southport School, Winchester St, Southport 4215 Players Name Years at TSS if applicable

Handicap if applicable

1 2 3 4 Contact Name Tel A/Hrs Email Amount Enclosed ($150 per person) $

Payment details Cheque Credit Card

Please make cheque payable to “The TSS Foundation Ltd� Visa

Master Card

American Express

Card Number Expiry Date

Name of Card Holder


For enquiries, please contact Gerry Northausen, Executive Officer (07) 5531 9841 or email Download entry forms at

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Come to the Cabaret FEATURING THE TSS MUSIC STAFF Wednesday, 30th May, 2012 in the Annand Theatre 7.00pm start—bar opens at 6.15pm BOOK EARLY—NUMBERS LIMITED Tickets only available from The Store– 55319823 Adults $10, Students $5 (includes cheese platter per table of 8)

TSS Sport 2012 As a parent, see how you score on the following questions. I must add that most people are brilliant at TSS and great supporters of the pathway through CIC and GPS sports events. They recognise TSS as offering a ‘Sport For All’ opportunity catering for all ages and abilities. Only a small minority of parents challenge the process on a regular basis. Here are a few examples we have seen over the last decade at TSS and other school programs. You can score yourself by the following coments : No, that’s not me, Yes, but only once, Ok…a few times, Yes that’s me I’m a serial offender, or…I can’t see anything wrong with that approach!!! 1. Have you sent an email or called straight after the first selection trials asking ‘please explain’ to the coach. 2. Ring again and ask the ‘Coach or Director of that Sport’ to check on why specific changes to team selections were made, even though your son is not affected. 3. Stand next to parents on the sidelines who are also outside the A’s and run down the whole program, coach, referee, other players etc 4. Offer your services as a coach or umpire/referee/ only because you want to influence or change the natural selection process. (Sorry it doesn’t work like that) 5. Do you or your partner get so emotionally worked up with school sport that you have to be spoken to on match days to calm down. 6. Do you circulate conspiracy theory’s why your son in a lower team or crew. 7. Do you go into the athletes area in the middle of competition (or on the field with a water bottle at half time) to say a few words to your son……. (Not really helpful in a Team Sport) 8. Have you run down other athletes, students, players in the TSS program in front of your son or other parents “ that boy shouldn’t be in the A’s. (There is no ‘I’ in Team) 9. Do you only cheer out loud for your own son in competition (or every time he touches the ball) and then only talk up your son in social events, rarely ever asking or praising other members of the program. 10. Have you have ever gone on to a sports blog or website and written anonymous comments on school age players involved in your son’s sport, then praising your own son and running down others in the program 11. When your son’s team loses a game (or he misses out on a representative team) do you blame the coach and the sports program and when the team wins and your son achieves a personal best do you say ‘what great boys we have’? 12. Have you ever publicly criticised or run down any particular program without taking your concerns to the Director of that Sport in question for clarification in the first place. 13. Have you ever thought your son could be a world champion at every sport even though they have only just started the program? 14. Have you every made contributions to any particular program or assisted in a parent support group thinking that your generosity and assistance will help your son get into a better team. 15. Do rarely miss any of your son’s training sessions just so that you can compare the skills on show. Usually with arms folded in an aggressive stance. (In the senior school boys tell their Dad’s its not cool to watch training, so the message gradually gets through). 16. Have you ever approached a student in your son’s sports program and told him all the mistakes they have made in a sports match as they walked towards the dressing rooms. (ouch!) 17. Have you complained directly to a student about their behaviour or performance in training without their parents being present. (Rare, but it has happened). 18. Have you walked on to the training oval and said ‘that’s enough, my son doesn’t need any more of that drill’ and then taken him home? (Still one of our most memorable moments) 19. Argue with a member of the opposition “coach, player or parent” and bring the sport into disrepute. The Head Coaches at TSS put this list together, there are probably more, but across all 13 sports these are a few key moments. I might add that I am always keen to hear feedback and to improve our program and we have just created a new direct coaching confidential email.

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No 16 Thursday 24 May 2012