Home' Capricornus Quarterly : CQ Oct 2016 Contents RGS acquires
School, community and
sporting clubs to benefit
RGS has contracted to purchase Rugby
Park, the sporting grounds at Digger Park,
adjacent to The Rockhampton Botanical
Gardens, following a competitive “Offers-to-
Purchase” process managed by Ray White.
The acquisition of the facility will provide
new opportunities for the School to build
on its extensive sports programme and
further extend its resources to other
clubs and community groups.
RGS already welcomes external
organisations to its Olympic-sized swimming
pool and indoor sports centre and partners
with numerous professional bodies and
local sporting clubs who access its on-
campus spor t ovals and other facilities.
The mixed freehold and leasehold Park
located approximately four kilometres from
the School features rugby union and football
(soccer) fields, lighting, change rooms, an air
conditioned club house with catering facilities,
seating and access to public transport.
The investment in sport and the community
is consistent with the School’s emphasis
on co-curricular participation which is
integral to its students’ outstanding
record of academic performance.
“ We’re pleased for our students, the
School and the whole community,” said
RGS Headmaster Dr Phillip Moulds.
“There’s no doubt that our sporting
programmes will be well ser viced by this new
resource, including rugby union, rugby league,
soccer, touch football and athletics,” said Mr
Todd Wells, RGS Director of Co-curricular.
“This gives us more green space and frees-
up other School resources for all of our other
sport and outdoor pursuits,” said Mr Wells.
“This is great for students and adults
who play and support rugby, touch football,
soccer and other sports in Rockhampton
who will be able to train, play and compete
on these fields again,” added Dr Moulds.
The School has spoken to Rockhampton
Regional Council and local rugby representatives
and looks forward to working with both to ensure
that the Rugby Park facilities are utilised not
only for the School but also for the community.
The School wants the grounds to remain as
the home of rugby union in Rockhampton.
Picture: Dr Phillip Moulds with Director of
Co-curricular Mr Todd Wells and RGS athletes
(left to right) Sam Barsby (Rugby), Carlee
Clews (Touch Football), and Maddy
Cowboys and RGS partner up
The North Queensland
Toyota Cowboys and
RGS have formed an
alliance that will provide
for Grammar students and
coaches to develop Rugby
League skills and the Cowboys to enhance
their local talent identification programme.
“ We’ll have Cowboys coaches, team members
and development staff on site at School
working closely with our young athletes and
coaches to deliver a competitive and thorough
programme,” said Headmaster Dr Phillip Moulds.
“This is a real positive for young Central
Queensland league players. It places RGS
in a position to be able to provide the best
possible pathways for students to develop as
both players and people, as well as focus on
their academic studies,” added Dr Moulds.
The arrangement is the only official
school partnership that the Cowboys
have in Central Queensland.
“ We’re really interested in Rockhampton
Grammar’s player development, the School
has great facilities and both organisations
focus on the development of the whole
person” said North Queensland Cowboys’
Elite Pathway Manager Micheal Luck.
“ The opportunities RGS provides in
sport are as wide and as varied as the
opportunities presented in the Arts, the
Sciences and across all of our academic and
co-curricular programmes,” said Dr Moulds.
The Cowboys will conduct training and
development session at the School and RGS staff
will participate in the Cowboys Elite Player Camp.
“Up and coming League players need to
be smart, adaptive, agile and well-rounded.
Relationships such as this will help us design
and implement best-practice development
pathways for young NRL talent,” added Mr Luck.
Students from Year 5 through to Year
12 play Rugby League at RGS.
Maths comps add up to success
RGS has won all secondary school year
level divisions at this year’s Rockhampton
Mathematics Team Challenge held this past
term at Glenmore State High School.
The School placed first in Year 7, 8, 9 and
10 divisions, following earlier success in
the Year 11 and Year 12 competitions.
Individual students also competed in the
shoot-out competition. Year 8’s Joel Brighton
won the Year 8 shootout and also placed first in
the overall Year 7 and 8 combined shootout.
Navindu De Silva won the Year 10
shootout competition and also topped
the combined Year 9/10 division.
Kirby Richardson placed second among Year 7
students and Antonio Vega-Garcia placed
second in the Year 9 shoot-out competition.
RGS Head of Mathematics Mrs
Persephone Cook said the students trained
hard leading into the competition.
“ To obtain first across all year levels in the
Secondary School shows just how committed
and enthusiastic our students are towards
their mathematical studies,’’ Mrs Cook said.
“I t ’s wonderful to see students taking such
delight in mathematical problem solving,
especially when they are working together.’’
The competition was among
approximately 300 students.
In other Maths news (pictured below), RGS
students Joel Brighton (Year 8), Sansuka
De Silva (Year 8) and Harshitha Peddireddy
(Year 7) competed in the Queensland
Association of Mathematics Teachers Year 7/8
State Final at Brisbane Grammar School.
The final hosted 19 teams. RGS placed
third (32.5 points) behind All Saints
Anglican School (33 points) and winners,
Brisbane Grammar School (38 points).
RGS Rugby players Ben Condon, Ben Williams, Lachlan Scarpelli and Theo Fourie with Dr Phillip Moulds.
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