11 February, 2022


Middle and Senior House Swimming Carnival

The House Swimming Carnival for Years 7-12 will be held on Thursday 17 February. Due to COVID19 restrictions, the carnival will be held in three separate blocks (please see table below). Students will need to bring snacks and drinks as they will not have access to the cafeteria.

Unfortunately, due to the Launceston Aquatic Centre restrictions we are unable to have spectators attend the carnival.

For country bus students we understand that it could be difficult to arrive at the pool at the times below. If this is the case, we will have a country bus running from the Middle School bus stop at 8.45am to the pool. There will also be a return bus to the Penquite Campus for any Year 11 and 12 students that require it.

Permission is required for your child to travel to/from by bus to the Launceston Aquatic Centre. All families will receive communication.

The Year 6 carnival will be held at the Elphin Campus pool on Friday 18 February 1.00pm-3.25pm. Unfortunately due to restrictions we are unable to have spectators attend.

Ali Foot
Head of Sport


Cricket at the College commenced in January and we have already competed in three rounds.  Our Senior Firsts XI this year is captained by Oliver Hadley with Roy Penn as Vice-Captain.  Our first was game against St Patrick’s College (SPC) and our bowlers kept SPC to a very low scoring rate.

SPC finished day one on 185 all out after 84 overs leaving our boys a 30-minute period to bat before stumps. Unfortunately, we lost three wickets for 27 runs  which wasn’t the start we were after.

Starting day two we needed 159 to win. We ended our first innings at 106.  After the second innings we needed 204 from 35 overs for outright victory. Our boys went at it hard reaching 70 for no wicket but the pressure mounted, and we fell 69 runs short.

Our second game was in Hobart against The Hutchins School. Batting first we were reeling at 5/19 but rallied to a final score of 91. Although our team fielding was sharp, Hutchins finished with the win after 25 overs with a loss of four wickets.

Our third game was against Guildford Young College (GYC) in Hobart. Our boys were put in to bat on a beautiful wicket. GYC had the ball swinging and we could just not adjust as our batters fell in quick succession. The boys were shell shocked, and it wasn’t long until we were at lunch wondering what had happened. All out for 30 runs after 19 overs. A win the GYC.

However, there was a good buzz in the changeroom as we turned to the humorous side of an unprecedented day and discussed new plans of recovery.

This week we play Launceston Grammar at home, and the boys can’t wait.

Dean Hawkins
Director of Cricket