From the Principal
You will no doubt read elsewhere in the newsletter about the amazing efforts of our year 7-9 Girls Soccer Team, who are in the Grand Final next week against St Ursula's. Every Monday from 3-4pm I run a History extension group which is very enjoyable - but I then get as fast as I can to where the girls are playing. To me, they offer a positive example of how sport can be a really transformative thing for our students.
When Mr Naiker first assembled this team in 2019, he was drawing on limited experience and small numbers. The results were challenging for the girls. Scores like 10-0 and 11-0 were not uncommon. On Monday of this week they played Downlands College and (for the first time) defeated them. Seeing the students, who are from years 7, 8 and 9, play so completely as a team was really inspiring.
It would have been easy, and maybe even understandable, for the girls to have given up on soccer after their first season. Losing a game is never easy but to so consistently lose by big scores can be incredibly disheartening. Their resilience and perseverance is a credit to them and their families. It has been a really fantastic experience for me as I have encountered the different players around the College this week. The mixture of pride and humility they have shown in discussing their achievements says volumes about them.
To have made a final - and to have defeated the opposition they have to get there - is just tremendous.
The Grand Final kicks off at 4:00pm at Clive Berghofer Stadium, Arthur Street, East Toowoomba on Monday. I encourage you to come along and see these outstanding young women yourself.