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Cross Country

 The GPS Cross Country season runs from Thursday 29 March until 31 May.

The QGSSSA Cross Country season runs from Tuesday 20 March until Saturday 12 May.

Compulsory Registration and Consent

Parents are required to complete the online registration and consent for their child via the school website.

Please complete the online web form including each sport that your child may undertake for the year. The web form generates a school consent form which is to be completed, signed and placed in the tray on the counter in the Extra-Curricular Office in room D101.

Team App for Coaches, Players and Parents

GPS Cross Country and QGSSSA Cross Country are using a smartphone app as the main means of communication between coaching staff, players and parents. Team App keeps member contact details private and no members can communicate with each other through the app.

To download, go to https://teamapp.com/app

  1. Sign-up using your name, date of birth and email address. You'll be sent an email to confirm your registration.
  2. Search for 'BSHS Girls Cross Country' or 'BSHS Girls Cross Country' and request access to the group which applies to you.
  3. Once your request is approved, you will be able to see news and upcoming events on your device or by checking your emails.
  4. Please note that turning on push notifications on the app allows you not to miss important posts as they are made, however, this can be switched off at any time.

Levy

Students must pay a levy for bus transport, administration costs, coach shirts, coach gifts, fruit trays, some catering during the season, equipment and trophies. All prior levies are required to be finalised before commencing the 2018 season.

  • Boys $120
  • Girls $110

GPS 2018 Season Schedule 

Date Cross Country EventVenue
Tuesday 13 MarchDonnelly DashSchool Oval, Brisbane State High School, Corner Cordelia and Glenelg Streets, South Brisbane,
Tuesday 27 MarchBrisbane State High School Interhouse Cross CountryMusgrave Park, Edmonstone Street, South Brisbane
Thursday 29 MarchBrisbane State High School and Brisbane Boys' College MeetMinnippi Parklands, Stanton Street, Tingalpa
Friday 20 AprilThe Southport School MeetThe Southport School, Winchester, Southport
Friday 27 AprilComposite District TrialsIona College, 85 North Road, Wynnum West
Wednesday 2 MayMt Gravatt District TrialsSunnybank Rugby Fields, 470 McCulloch Street, Sunnybank
Thursday 3 MaySt Joseph's Nudgee College MeetSt Joseph's Nudgee College Golf Course, 2199 Sandgate Road, Virginia
Saturday 5 MayQueensland Schools Individual Titles

Rivermount College,         Yatala

Thursday 10 MayAnglican Church Grammar School MeetAnglican Church Grammar School, Oaklands Parade, East Brisbane
Friday 18 MayToowoomba Grammar School MeetLimestone Park, 42 Chermside Road, Ipswich
Wednesday 30 MayGPS Cross County ChampionshipsLimestone Park, 42 Chermside Road, Ipswich
Tuesday 5 JuneMet East ChampionshipsJohn Paul College, John Paul Drive, Daisy Hill

Transport for Boys

Buses will be provided for transport to weekday lead up events. Students are to arrange their own transport from the venues. Note a bus will return from Ipswich, Northgate, Nudgee and Southport events. A return bus will be provided for the GPS Championship event.

QGSSSA 2018 Season Schedule

DateMeetVenue
Tuesday 13 MarchDonnelly DashMusgrave Park, Edmondstone Street, South  Brisbane
Tuesday 20 MarchBSHS QGSSSA Invitational MeetYeronga Memorial Park, Honour Avenue, Yeronga
Monday 26 MarchSt Aidan's Anglican Girls' School MeetSherwood Arboretum, 57 Dewar Terrace, Sherwood
Tuesday 27 MarchBSHS Interhouse Cross CountryMusgrave Park, Edmonstone Street, South Brisbane
Wednesday 18 AprilBrisbane Girls Grammar School MeetRangakarra, Sprenger Street, Fig Tree Pocket
Saturday (TBA)Queensland Schools Cross Country Relay Titles(TBA)
Monday 23 AprilComposite District EventMinnippi Parklands, 276 Meadowlands Road, Tingalpa,
Tuesday 24 AprilSt Margaret's Anglican Girls SchoolShaw Park, 128 Shaw Road, Wooloowin
Tuesday 1 MaySt Hilda's SchoolRivermount College, Rivermount Drive, Yatala
Wednesday 2 MayMount Gravatt District Trial(TBA)
Saturday 5 MayQueensland All Schools Cross Country TitlesRivermount College,                Yatala
Wednesday 9 MayPre-QGSSSA Training and BreakfastF Block Undercroft, Brisbane State High School, Corner Cordelia and Glenelg Streets, South Brisbane
Saturday 12 MayQGSSSA Cross Country ChampionshipsRivermount College, Rivermount Drive, Yatala
Tuesday 22 MayCross Country Awards Presentation DinnerWest End Hotel, Melbourne Street, West End
Tuesday 5 JuneMetropolitan East Regional Cross County TrialsJohn Paul College, John Paul Drive, Daisy Hill
Sunday 22  to Monday 23 JulyState Schools Cross Country TitlesSunshine Coast location to be confirmed

Transport for Girls

Return charter bus transport is arranged to the QGSSSA Cross Country meets on school days and to the QGSSSA Cross Country Championships. Parents may collect students from the venues. For all other events students are to make their own travel arrangements.

Training

Attendance at training is an important component of being a part of the BSHS Cross Country Team. Students must attend a minimum of 15 training sessions to be eligible for a school pocket award. Students are encouraged to train with the group at least two times per week. 

  • GPS training times are Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 7.30am, and additionally Open Boys train Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30am. Departure from F Block.
  • QGSSSA training times are Monday, Tuesday and Friday at 7.30am; Wednesday at 3.00pm.
  • Students who are members of a club, training with an outside coach, must attend at least one school training session per week. 

Uniform

Students may choose between the unisex school shorts or 'taslon' cross country shorts. Girls may choose to wear BSHS bike pants available from the Uniform Shop. Cross country singlets for both boys and girls can be purchased from the Uniform Shop.

Volunteers

Any parent who would like to contribute by being part of the sub-committee, or assist at meets and trainings, please contact the Master-in-Charge.

Sub-Committee

The Sub-Committee is combined for Cross Country and Athletics (Track and Field).  Meetings are organised via email using information provided from registration forms.

  • Chairperson - Mr John Bosnjak
  • Treasurer - Ms Jillian Brosnan
  • Secretary - Mr Shane Williamson

End of Season Presentation

Separate end of season presentation dinners are held for GPS and QGSSSA Cross Country. Details regarding confirmed venue and ticket availability will be advised once the season begins. Tickets are sold at the B Block Finance Counter and must be purchased by the closing date to enable catering numbers to be finalised. Once ticket sales are closed no further tickets will be available for purchase.