QGSSSA and Girls Activities
A very busy Term 3 saw our winter sport teams finally back in the sporting arena. Our QGSSSA Hockey, Netball, Tennis and Volleyball teams were able to play 8 rounds of competition. Our teams produced some outstanding results as follows:
Many teams won premierships in QGSSSA Hockey, Netball, Tennis and Volleyball, including premierships in Open Hockey and Open Volleyball.
All seven QGSSSA Tennis teams finished in top four positions. Senior B, Junior A and Junior B teams achieved premierships. Senior A and Senior C teams finished in second place with the Open team achieved a hard fought third place.
Our QGSSSA Hockey Open team achieved a joint premiership and our Senior A team finished in third place.
Our QGSSSA Volleyball Open team was undefeated this season, emerging as premiers. Our Senior A and 7A teams finished in third place.
Our QGSSSA Netball Senior A, Senior B, 10A, 9A and 7A won premierships. Our Senior C team finished in third place.
GPS & Boys Activities
Our most successful sport! Brisbane State High has 12 teams in the GPS Chess competition. Every single team placed in the top three.
Open B and Open C won their division
Second place: Junior, Open E, Open F, Open G
Third place: Premier, Senior, Open A, Open D, Open H, Open I
Basketball is also one of our most successful sports. Out of 18 teams, 13 placed in the top three.
First in their division: 11B, 10A, 10C, 9A, 8A, 7A
Second place: 11A and 7C
Third place: 1st V, 3rd V, 11C, 10B, 9B
Throughout the term, State High entered the QDU mini Senior A competition. In the Grand Final, our Senior A Team comprising Sophie Hooper, Lara Pruim, Alex Farago and George competed against All Hallows' School. While All Hallow's School won the debate. State High's Lara Pruim was declared 'Best Speaker' – an outstanding achievement.
Premiership wins for the 9B and 3rd XI teams
Second Place: 11B and 8B
Third Place: 7B and 8A
It has been a great season and many thanks must go to the coaches, players and parents who have made this season possible.
The GPS Gymnastics Championships were held at Brisbane Grammar School. Max Blacker (Year 7) competed well in Division 2 'A'. Vedant Sawant (Year 11) finished third in the All-Round Division 1 'A'. Pommel and floor are his best events. His coaches believe Verdant is a very talented and disciplined gymnast—an Olympian in the making.
Best-performed tennis teams were 11A and 8A — both finished third on their division ladders.
Note: this may not include results from all activities, i.e. GPS Rugby, due the season still running at the time of writing.