25 November, 2022



Tasmanian State High School Basketball Championships

This weekend will see two of our teams competing in the Tasmanian High School Basketball Championships being held at Elphin Sports Centre in Launceston.

Our Senior Boys, coached by Mr Brett Smith and our Junior Girls, coached by Miss Madi Shaw will be competing against the best High School teams from each region of Tasmania in the hope of winning a State Final for their respective age group.

Approximately 30 teams will be participating in the event in what is shaping up to be an exciting weekend of basketball.

The teams have been allocated to pools over the weekend based on their rankings in each region and a summary of their games on Saturday 26 November is as follows:

Other game times on Sunday 27 November will be determined by the placings of each team after Saturday games.

The teams would certainly appreciate support from our Scotch Oakburn community if you have time to call into a game or two. Entry to games is free of charge.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank those staff and parents who will be assisting with all teams over the weekend and wish all teams the best of luck for their games.

Natalie Good
Director of Basketball

Sporting Mindset

I was blessed to see the rowers out for their first school Regatta last Saturday.  I am impressed, as always with the Scotch Oakburn courage of getting out there and having a go, no matter what.  There were many who did, too many to mention, but know that your courage, determination and grit was seen and it is what makes you a Scotch Oakburn player – because you know what it takes, and you do it.

For those who did venture out, never let your first race be the decider of whether you go on in the sport or not.  It was the first race, that’s all.  Reflect instead, on what you can learn from it and how you can work that race to the best of your advantage.  For example, coming last could mean you end up a winner because you placed yourself in a position to win in the future.  Your courage and determination to get over the finish line is the indication that you can do it because you have already persevered to the end when the odds were against you.

Use this time when you first enter a sport or play a sport for the first time in a season, to assess where you are mentally, physically and psychologically and then ask your coach for the assistance you think you need.

Do you love it? – Maybe not yet, but you could be on the way.

Will it take a lot of practice to get good at the fundamentals? – Maybe, but remember, it is in the practice, what you do behind the scenes, that sets you up to come out on top when the real game is on.

My tip for the week is to focus on the process of what you are doing rather than worrying about the outcome.

Have a great ‘sporty’ week ahead.

Rev Grace
College Chaplain

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