New Zealand Sport Tour Sponsorship
In the September holidays, approximately 50 students and staff will head off to the South Island of New Zealand on a Sport Tour. The girls will play 4-5 games of Netball and Touch in two age groups. Currently we are seeking sponsors. If you are interested in sponsoring please contact the Head of Sport, Tony Tregaskis.

Year 3 to 6 Interhouse Athletics Carnival
The Years 3 to 6 Interhouse Athletics Carnival was held on Friday 9 June. The March Past, Jump n’ Jive and House war cries, with the participation of the Year 12’s, created a great atmosphere for the carnival.

The glorious morning and warm sunshine throughout the day was a topic of conversation amongst the many spectators who came rugged up in anticipation of something a little cooler! Two competitors broke the 9 years 100m record in successive heats:

Congratulations to Polly Duggan for shaving 4 seconds off the 9 years 800m record previously held by Chloe Randall to establish a new record time of 3:01.75sec.

Another record broke when Rose McLoughlin threw some 7m further than her sister, Bella McLoughlin, to establish a new Discus record of 31.95m in the 10 years division. This record, which I predict will stand for some years, was also a further distance than Bella’s 11 Years record and the 12yrs record which has stood since 1994.

We look forward to seeing what these two young athletes can do in the next few years! It is always a good sign when records fall. Well done, to these girls!

Congratulations to the following medal winners:
8 years – Mikayla Pellow 1st, Bonnie-Rose Reisinger 2nd, Sophie Miller 3rd
9 years – Polly Duggan 1st, Emmi Lange 2nd, Sofie Quinlan 3rd
10 years – Sharni Reisinger 1st, Mackenzi Schefe 2nd, Rose McLoughlin 3rd
11 years – Mali Brennan 1st, Isabella Doyle 2nd, Ciara Teahan 3rd
12 years – Sienna Green and Johannah Whittle shared 1st, Holly Ford 3rd.

The Brownlie House Trophy was won by Powell House with 573 points. Stephens and Cameron House shared 2nd with 553.5 points and Black House was 4th with 525 points. These points will be added to those accumulated at the Kindy to Year 2 Interhouse Athletics Carnival.

The Fairholme Old Girls’ Association Relay trophy was won by Powell House.

The Paul Cotterell Field Event trophy was awarded to Mali Brennan, 11 years, who gained a first place in each of her field events. The 8 years Champion trophy was awarded to Mikayla Pellow. The Duncan Family trophy was awarded to Polly Duggan. The Junior Minor Champion for 10 years was Sharni Reisinger, the Junior Champion Athlete for 11 years was Mali Brennan and the Primary Senior Athlete for 12 years was shared by Johannah Whittle and Sienna Green.

Intermediate Schools Cup Volleyball
Last week Fairholme girls set off to St Mary’s College to compete in the Intermediate Volleyball Schools Cup. The team consisted of Sophie Young, Hayley Finch, Jessie Southwell, Claire Walker, Chloe Doran, Lucy Mantova, Lara Cook and Bethany Goebel, with a number of the girls experiencing their first official Volleyball competition.

Sadly, they lost their first game on day one but regained composure to be undefeated for the rest of the day. Throughout the carnival, they played well, given they were in the second-top division. Unfortunately, they were defeated by Glennie in a very close game, placing them 10th overall in the competition.

Whilst the girls didn’t receive a place, most games went to a tie-break set and the girls missed out on coming third in their pool by one set.

Overall, the girls played to the best of their abilities, showing great team spirit on and off the court. A big thank you to the coaches, Jarek Lysanowicz and Kate Johnston, for giving the girls the opportunity to compete at the carnival.

National C Badge Umpiring
Congratulations to Helene Bakker who has obtained a National C Badge in Netball Umpiring.

This is a fantastic achievement that has been acquired through hard work and determination.

Well done, Helene.

Endurance Equestrian
Alissa Woods has been busy with Endurance Equestrian recently and has more events to come.

Recent results:

14 April: Faraway 80km ride – 1st Junior, Best Conditioned Horse
16 April: Faraway 80km ride – 3rd Junior
13 May: Table Top FEI 120km ride - 2nd Youth, Best Conditioned Horse
In July, Alissa will have a massive endurance ride in the Tom Quilty Gold Cup, a 160km national race.

Well done, Alissa, and good luck.

Fairholme Equestrian Successes
Congratulations to our Fairholme Rider, Laura Howe.

Laura has been selected in the Queensland State Pony Club team. Laura and her horse, Mr Darcy, will compete in Novice Dressage at the Pony Club of Australia National Championships to be held at the Showgrounds in Toowoomba in September this year.

Riders recently competed at the Scots Show Jumping and Showman event, and Stuartholme Dressage and Show Jumping, as their last chance to achieve State qualifiers.

This school holidays, the Interschool Equestrian Queensland State Championships are being held at the Toowoomba Showgrounds. The competition will be run over four days starting on Sunday 25 June with Dressage. Dressage and Showman will continue on the Monday. Show Jumping will run on the Tuesday and Wednesday, while the Show Horse will compete on the Wednesday.

Fairholme will be well represented at the event across all disciplines. The girls and parents would love to see the continued great support for them as they represent their school at the Queensland State Championships.

Those who finish in the top four riders in their class, will have an opportunity to represent Queensland at the Australian Interschool Championship in September. This event is being held in Toowoomba. Toowoomba will welcome teams from all states to compete in Dressage, Show Jumping, Show Horse, Combined Training and Eventing.

For those who may be at a loose end this holidays, there are opportunities to help out on any of the days listed above. Please email Tracey Sexton at, with your details and for further information.

Meanwhile, Kaitlin Topalov recently competed in the Darling Downs’ first ever Tetrathlon held by West Toowoomba Pony Club. She ran 2km, swam 100m, used a laser pistol and had 10 shots at a target at a distance of 10m (one-handed!) and, at the end, completed a derby-style jump course, which included 14 obstacles of show jumps, cross country jumps and a gate, all within a set time. Excellent job, Kaitlin!

Tracey Sexton | Equestrian Co-ordinator

Sports Calendar

State Interschool Equestrian Champs - Toowoomba,all day

State Interschool Equestrian Champs - Toowoomba,all day

State Interschool Equestrian Champs - Toowoomba,all day

Wed Night Netball - USQ, 4-8.30pm
Andrews Cup training for Netball and Track and Field,3.30-5pm
Interhouse Athletics Pre-Events day 1 - FairholmeOval & Anembo Crt, 1-3.15pm

SVW Netball Teams Training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5.15pm
Assn Football Training - Fairholme Oval, 3.30-5pm
Assn Touch Training - Queens Park, 3.30-5pm

Assn Football - various locations, 6-8.45pm
Assn Volleyball Training - Fairholme Gym,3.30-5pm

Assn Touch Fixtures - Kearney Springs, 1.15-4.15pm
Assn Netball - NER, 9.45AM-5PM
Assn Hockey Games - Clyde Park, 8.30am-4.30pm
Queensland State Trials Cross Country 10-12yrs at St Paul's School, Bald Hills

QSS State Championships Cross Country - St PaulsBald Hills

QSS State Championships Cross Country - St PaulsBald Hills,all day
Queensland State Trials Cross Country 10-12yrs at St Paul's School, Bald Hills

Assn Volleyball Training - Fairholme Gym, 3.30-5pm
Assn Netball Training - NER 3.30-5.15pm


Sporting Success