St Saviour's College Newsletter 2024 - Term 1 Week 6
Back Down the Mountain We Come
Sunday’s gospel contains one of my favourite messages. It is one that challenges me often and one that I remind myself of when facing difficult circumstances - the relationship between contemplation and prayer; and action and mission; and knowing when it is time to ‘go back down the mountain.’
The transfiguration is a watershed moment in Mark’s Gospel and especially important when we see Elijah and Moses, the big hitters of Judaism woven into the story.
But following this moment of ‘dazzling white’ it is what comes next in the story that seems to crystallise the message of this gospel. Following the disciples’ experience of the divine and a moment of grandeur, they then had to go back down the mountain, not talk of what they had seen and minister in their community.
It is this reminder to be practical expressions of our faith and marry these with our prayer life that remains the challenge of this reading. As Catholic people, Lent is a time of reflection for all of us, and we often consider how we can give something up to centre our reflection.
Pope Francis equates the ascent up the mountain as making time and space to be with God in prayer and then highlights its importance to provide inspiration to descend from the mountain and engage in mission and action.
This week, perhaps our question is two fold: have we created time for mountaintops this week? And then how have we come back down the mountain to share our divine experience in practical ways with our families, our friends and our communities?
Got the Spirit? Let’s Hear It (and see it!)
It has been my pleasure and privilege this week, and last, to visit our local Catholic primary schools to promote Open Day. At these visits, I have been able to share the many joys and achievements of our student body, some of my favourite slides being those that celebrate and showcase our house pride and spirit. When I ask students from primary schools about their own yellow, blue, red and green houses they are quick to tell me the houses that ‘win everything’ and the houses that ‘win nothing’. But one thing is clear when I speak to these girls - whilst they may be disappointed that they don’t win everything - they are proud to belong to a house and know the importance of great house spirit.
House spirit is an important aspect of school life and for us at St Saviour’s, it is one of the keys to fostering belonging, a sense of welcome and quite simply, joy in our school. Many house challenges and house activities drive our week, from the frivolous nominations of Friday’s Bell songs (Tay Tay anyone?) to the more solemn services of Ash Wednesday last week.
The upcoming swimming carnival is a great opportunity for students to realise that at St Saviour’s they belong to groups outside of their year levels and friendship groups. They are part of something bigger than themselves. But most importantly, that house spirit is something they need to own, lead and create themselves. It is up to each student and house to drive and own their own sense of spirit.
And there are simple ways to embrace house spirit:
1. Turn up on the day even if not participating.
2. Dress in house colours for the day, embracing the fun of the day.
3. Cheer on your team, no matter where they are finishing.
4. Celebrate both participation and place getters, cheering on the last as loudly as the first.
5. Spread joy and great sportspersonship.
The swimming carnival is truly one of the best days in the College calendar and I look forward to sharing it with you.
Staff Right to Disconnect
As part of the new Enterprise Agreement between Toowoomba Catholic Schools and staff, a new condition that references staff’s right to disconnect has been introduced. This makes clear many of the protocols that students, parents and staff have been following for many years. It is part of my responsibility to convey these protocols to the College community.
Given the pressures of the modern world, and the ability for us to take our work with us anywhere in the form of mobile devices in our pockets, these protocols aim to make it easier for staff to find a balance between work and life.
So that parents, students and staff are on the same page, I will simplify these protocols:
- Staff can be expected to respond to emails and phone calls between the hours of 8am and 4pm.
- Where communication occurs outside of these hours, parents and students can expect a reply within two working days, taking into account that some staff work part-time. Consideration also needs to be given to public holidays, holidays and other non-working days.
As a College, we will be presenting these protocols to students on assembly, however it may be helpful if you as parents can reiterate that emailing teachers outside of work hours may not elicit an immediate reply.
Many staff receive emails from students over weekends and whilst there is no issues with students sending these emails, it is important that they do not expect a reply late at night or over the weekend.
On Wednesday, I was fortunate to travel to Brisbane with 11 exceptional students from our College for QATSIF celebrations at UNISQ Springfield.
The students received their QATSIF scholarship badges and certificates from Queensland Governor, Dr Jeanette Young who urged girls to dream big and aim high.
I would like to offer my sincere congratulations to these QATSIF students who have demonstrated excellence in their attendance and commitment to their studies.
Deputy Principal - Teaching and Learning
Term 1 Interim Reporting
Teachers are currently finalising feedback for our interim reports. Year 11 and 12 reports will be released at the end of Week 7, and reports for Years 7 to 10 will follow in Week 10. These reports are key for understanding students' progress, celebrating successes and identifying areas for improvement. We encourage students and parents to review these reports together to support ongoing learning and development.
NAPLAN for Year 7 and 9 Students
Last week was a significant week for our Year 7 and 9 students as they prepared for their upcoming NAPLAN tests. They participated in a practice session, acquainting themselves with the online testing platform. This experience was invaluable, though we did encounter some technical issues with students unable to log into the NAPLAN Browser, primarily due to laptops not being up-to-date for optimal performance. This serves as a crucial reminder for all students to regularly check for updates and restart their computers weekly. For assistance with this, please visit Mr Perera at the IT Support desk.
The official NAPLAN Testing will commence in Week 8 and continue through Week 9, following this schedule:
Wednesday 13 March: Writing
Thursday 14 March: Reading
Monday 18 March: Language
Tuesday 19 March: Numeracy
Students who miss any test will have catch-up sessions scheduled during periods 1 and 2 in the remaining days of Week 9.
Stop, Drop and Write
In efforts to develop more confident and skilled writing, Year 7 to 10 classrooms are participating in Stop, Drop and Write each day during Term 1. Period 2 teachers stop lessons 15 minutes early and provide a brief writing prompt which not only engages students in writing but consolidates the learning in the lesson. Curriculum Leaders wander in and out of classrooms, providing feedback to students and rewarding their efforts with stamps. Last week, our first Stop, Drop and Write Shop opened and students could “spend” their stamps at the shop.
Spotlight on Science
Exciting developments are underway in the Science department:
UniSQ Science and Engineering Challenge: We are excited to announce our intention to enter a team into the University of Southern Queensland's 2024 Science and Engineering Challenge. This is a call to action for our Year 9 and 10 students who are passionate about applying their scientific and mathematical knowledge in practical scenarios. Interested students should express their interest to Ms Banks, our Science Curriculum Leader. More information can be found at https://www.unisq.edu.au/events/2023/05/science-engineering-challenge
Year 12 Biology Excursion: Our senior Biology students had an enriching field trip to the University of Queensland, engaging in hands-on data collection across various ecosystems. The learning extended to UQ’s laboratories where they analysed microorganism population samples. This exercise lays the groundwork for their upcoming Internal Assessment.
STEM Club Launch: We are on the cusp of launching our STEM Club, offering students the opportunity to delve into the world of Drones and Geospatial Mapping, guided by experts in the field. Our partnership with UniSQ's top science experts promises to deliver an exceptional and unique learning experience. Keep an eye out for upcoming advertisements about the STEM CLUB.
Assistant Principal - Wellbeing and Engagement
Over the past week, your daughters have bought me so much joy. It makes me truly treasure the uniqueness they bring to our community and how as a community, we have so much to offer one another. I had a good belly laugh at Wednesday afternoon sport with the touch girls, followed by some giggles in HPE in our archery lesson with the Year 10 girls, and then again at the GRIP Leadership Conference with the Year 12 Senior Elected Leaders. Your daughters are a delight to be around and it is a privilege to be a part of their secondary education.
A total of 10 Senior Elected Leaders attended the GRIP leadership conference on Friday, to continue to develop their leadership capacity and build skills that will serve them well into the future. It was a great opportunity for the leaders to connect with other school leaders from different schools and gather ideas and gain momentum as a group moving into 2024. I look forward to what this group can contribute to our community.
Our Year 7s also embarked on their camp last week at Koojarewon, Highfields. The aim was for students to build a sense of community amongst the cohort and build and foster friendships. They were put into many different situations throughout the day and then cooking and camping in tents at night to help build their tenacity as a team and personal resilience. I thank Mrs Reid and Mrs Young for their organisation of the camp as well as Mr Hickey, Mr Leathart and Mrs Rasmussen who supervised the camp. Camps are an invaluable experience as it allows students to build relationships and skills which are opportunities sometimes not granted in the classroom. We hope your daughters came home excited to tell you all about the camp! I look forward to showcasing our camps as the year goes on.
The middle of the term is always a tough one for students. They are in the thick of the grind with work, assessment is looming, and holidays are still too far away to drive motivation. The Pastoral Team have been working with many students across all year levels who are currently struggling with the demands of the term. Some are emotional, some are acting out with inappropriate behaviour and others are so flustered in their own worlds that they are often responding to others in an unkind, inconsiderate manner.
Please encourage your daughter to be looking after her physical health with plenty of sleep, healthy eating and moving her body (in the way she finds best), as well as her mental health by taking time to do things that bring her joy or take her attention away from school and the workload.
Prioritising organisation will help her feel more in control when things might start to feel overwhelming. Sometimes just having a plan can give students the confidence to get things started. Please encourage her to ask for help from her teachers, many are happy to offer lunchtimes to those who are willing to accept the help. If she is still feeling overwhelmed, we have many supports in the Pastoral Team that can help. Finally, remind her that fostering her relationships is important even when that might seem difficult. This may mean that in stressful times, she may need to acknowledge times of lashing out on those closest to her (her safe place) and she may need to take the time to restore those relationships, even if it’s just the acknowledgement and saying sorry.
Assistant Principal - Wellbeing and Engagement
Assistant Principal - Mission and Identity
Project Compassion Fundraiser
Our College community is actively engaged in the Project Compassion initiative, with our Youth Ministry students leading the charge by selling Zooper Doopers during the first break. This refreshing fundraiser not only helps us beat the heat but also supports a noble cause. We extend our heartfelt thanks to all participants for their generosity and support.
In the coming weeks at Assembly, we will delve into the stories of three remarkable women whose lives have been transformed through Caritas' support. This week features Ronita from the Philippines. Despite the challenges she faced after becoming a mother at 22, Caritas Australia's partners enabled her to continue her education and secure employment to support her family.
A group of over 20 Year 11 and 12 students have completed Rosie's training, readying themselves for impactful volunteer work. By dedicating four hours on a Sunday each month, a group of 4-6 students and staff members will come together to prepare a BBQ breakfast for those in need, showcasing our community's commitment to those in need. We're incredibly thankful for their dedication and selfless acts of service.
During the last assembly, Adolphine, a dedicated member of the Youth Ministry Team for four years, shared her insights and experiences. She emphasised the team's efforts in supporting various causes, including Project Compassion and Rosies. We invite all students interested in making a difference to join our weekly meetings every Monday during the second break. It’s a unique opportunity to contribute positively, gain valuable experiences and even enhance your resume. New members are always warmly welcomed from any year level.
Ozanam Leadership Program
We're thrilled to offer the Ozanam Leadership Program organised by Vinnies Youth, specifically designed for Year 10 and 11 students eager to develop leadership skills and engage in social change advocacy. Depending on the availability of places, 2-4 students may be selected to participate in this transformative journey. Interested students were instructed to submit their applications by this Friday, 1 March and were given the opportunity to reach out to myself or Chappy Helen if they needed guidance. Detailed information about the program was emailed to all students, outlining the exceptional opportunity for aspiring leaders.
Assistant Principal - Mission and Identity
St Saviour’s College Health Hub Creates a Buzz
The St Saviour's College Health Hub has been receiving a great deal of media and community attention since doubling its programme offerings this year, with students from across the Darling Downs flocking to access the program.
Now in its fourth year of operation, St Saviour’s College Health Hub has extended its program to another day of training to cater for the high demand for health training in the Toowoomba region.
In 2024, St Saviour's College Health Hub has welcomed students from Mary MacKillop Catholic College Highfields, Assumption College Warwick, St Mary's College Toowoomba and St Joseph's College Toowoomba signalling a need to extend the program from one day per week to two.
St Saviour's College Principal, Jessica Wade, was interviewed by David Iliffe from ABC recently. You can listen to her talking about this innovative program here:
From the Boarding House
We farewelled Miss Nicole with a lovely dinner prepared by Jenny, Mel and crew, a slideshow prepared by Kiki and Rianne and a beautiful dance by Flossy. Minnie, our McAuley House Leader, and Emmie made a beautiful speech.
Miss Kym’s friendly dog, Bazza, came for a visit and a few of our girls were able to take him for a walk around the park.
Our recent excursion to the Orion Water Park in Ipswich was a fabulous day of swimming and a chance to do some shopping at the nearby shopping centre. It was an enjoyable, relaxing day for the girls.
Last weekend was a busy one with Youth Group and Basketball on Friday night. Both the basketball team and the futsal team are playing well and enjoying the games. Saturday’s activity was a “cook up” with the girls making brownies, biscuits, honey soy chicken and rice … very yummy! Saturday night was cards and games in the dining room. After our Sunday sleep-in, we enjoyed a buffet brunch before heading to Grand Central for some shopping.
Boarding has entered two teams in the Boarders’ footy competition which will take place in Brisbane on 24 March. Training is underway, so watch this space for updates.
Acting Boarding Manager
All About the Arts
Elf the Musical, Jr.
Rehearsals for our upcoming College Musical, ‘Elf the Musical, Jr.’ are in full swing, with students busily rehearsing up to six hours a week. The songs are sounding fantastic and the cast have begun learning the dance scenes, led by our Choreographer, Year 10 student Ella Giuffrida.
Keep an eye on upcoming newsletters and social media posts as we begin to introduce our cast and creatives.
The performance is scheduled for 19 and 20 July 2024 and will be held at the Armitage Centre, Empire Theatre. This is a fantastic opportunity for our students and we are excited to be performing at this prestigious venue for the first time ever.
However, the increased cost of the venue means that we are seeking sponsorship from local businesses and friends to help provide our students with the best opportunities possible. We would be grateful if you or your business could help us out with a monetary sponsorship.
Please see the sponsorship flyer within this newsletter with details of the various sponsorship packages available.
Alternatively, if you can help us out with donations for raffle prizes, we would be equally grateful. Every little bit helps, and we appreciate any support you can offer.
If you are interested in supporting our production, or have further queries, please email Producer/Director Mrs Jenni Potter Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org
Saviour’s Sisters Performance Choir
We have seen an incredible influx of new members join our Saviour’s Sisters Performance Choir this year, with our numbers nearly doubling! It is wonderful to see so many of our students keen to express themselves through song.
Due to the high number of new members within the choir, we have decided to make some changes to the rehearsal times and introduce a second choir, St Saviour’s Singers, for our more experienced Year 11 and 12 performers to expand their repertoire and take on some more advanced performance pieces.
Year 11 and 12 St Saviour’s Singers will rehearse on Wednesdays at first break, and the full Saviour’s Sisters choir from Years 7-12 will rehearse on Thursday afternoons from 3.00pm -4.30pm. Please note the extended finishing time.
The senior choir, St Saviour’s Singers, will be performing at the upcoming International Women’s Day Breakfast and are in preparation for the Toowoomba Eisteddfod that takes place early in Term 2.
The Saviour’s Sisters will run a Disney Sing-along throughout our College Open Day, allowing potential future students to join them and experience the joy of singing in a group.
Midnight Mercy Girls - Rock Band
The newest members of the Midnight Mercy Girls Rock Band have begun rehearsing together under the guidance and direction of Music teacher, Mr Rhody Nilon. They will have the opportunity to workshop throughout our Open Day, allowing potential new families to see the wonderful opportunities offered to our instrumental and vocal students here at SSC.
Private Instrumental and Voice Lessons
If you would like your daughter to learn an instrument, including voice, through the Music Tuition Program please contact the Middle Leader of Arts and Performance, Mrs Jenni Potter Jennifer.email@example.com
Lessons will be held during school time on a rotational timetable or seniors may negotiate other times. The lessons will be ½ an hour per week and are organised so that the same academic lessons will not be missed. Group lessons may be possible if there are other students interested in the same instrument. The cost of these lessons is approximately $38/half hour lesson and is negotiated with the tutor directly.
If we are unable to gain enough interest in each instrument, we may not be able to source appropriate tutors. This expression of interest allows us to gauge the level of interest and source appropriate tutors.
The College can hire instruments to the students where available. There is a hire fee per term for available instruments. Instruments are also available to be purchased or hired through the local music shops. If you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact the College.
Instrument incidentals such as reeds or music books will also need to be sourced at the student’s cost as required.
Year 7 and 8 Debating teams have begun preparations for their first debates coming up in the next few weeks. These teams will be led by Mrs Andrea King and Mrs Lauren Geldard. A big thank you to both of these amazing teachers for taking on these roles and supporting our students through this endeavour. Debating is a wonderful opportunity to help students develop their public speaking abilities, and improve their persuasive techniques, as well as providing a sense of teamwork and collaboration.
Year 11 and 12 Hospitality students have been busily working on their Certificates II and III in Hospitality.
Over the past few weeks, the students have had their first practical lessons for the year, learning how to make non-alcoholic beverages such as chocolate milkshakes, Shirley Temples and Virgin Cosmopolitans. They also created a beautiful morning tea for the staff where they baked brownies, scones and made sandwiches.
They received fantastic feedback from the staff and learnt some new skills in the process. These practical lessons will go towards their portfolio within their Certificate course.
In Week 4, the students served at their first out-of-school-hours function for the year, when they provided food and drinks for staff, students and families at the New Parent Welcome gathering. They will have another opportunity to gain function experience at our upcoming International Women’s Day Breakfast next Friday.
These functions provide essential industry experience and are an integral part of completing the Hospitality Certificates.
The Certificate II Hospitality students also undertook their Responsible Service of Alcohol Certification on 22 February, providing essential industry skills and qualifications.
From the Careers Centre
UniSQ | Year 11 – 12 Experience Days - March 14 to 15, 2024
This unique opportunity provides Year 11 - 12 students an on-campus experience where they can delve further into different fields of study and get a taste of life as a UniSQ student. Students will also participate in sessions led by UniSQ’s Academic professionals, providing an opportunity for students to meet their future University lecturers! Find out more Experience UniSQ Days | University of Southern Queensland
QUT | Engineer Your Future - March 23, 2024
An engineering experience day at QUT that will open your eyes to a possible career path in Engineering.
QUT are partnering with The Engineering Link Group and Engineers Australia to deliver hands-on experiences for Years 9 to 12 students to showcase engineering as it really is - exciting, challenging and world-changing. During this full day experience students will participate in two hands-on workshops facilitated by QUT Ambassadors and real engineers. Students will also have an opportunity to connect with professional engineers over lunch and during the workshops. Find out more QUT - Engineer Your Future
Imagine Cup Junior 2024: Opens: January 10, 2024 and closes: May 8, 2024
Now in its fifth year, Imagine Cup Junior is an exciting opportunity for students aged 5-18 years old to learn about technology and how it can be used to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges, while participating in a global student challenge. It’s a great introduction to technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and cybersecurity, and is suitable for all levels, especially beginners. Find out more Imagine Cup Junior 2024 | Imagine Cup (microsoft.com)
Celebrating Our Students
Let’s celebrate the achievements of our students who have embarked on School-Based Apprenticeships and Traineeships. These programs offer a fantastic opportunity for students to combine vocational training with their secondary education while earning a wage. SBAs and Traineeships allow students to commence vocational training while completing their secondary certificate and students gain practical skills and work experience in their chosen field.
Maddison Smith, Year 12: Completing a Certificate III Individual Support (Disability Worker) with Big Dog Support Services.
Injil Mwibusa, Year 12: Completing a Certificate III in Allied Health Assistance with Podiatry Point.
Eliza Morcom, Year 12: Completing a Certificate III Early Education and Care with Eastwood Early Education Centre.
Isabella Wiggins, Year 11: Completing a Certificate III in Hospitality with Hungry Jacks Wilsonton.
Ashley Powell, Year 11: Completing a Certificate III Early Education and Care with Learning Pathways Childcare and Kindergarten.
Nellie Morcom, Year 11: Completing a Certificate III Early Education and Care with Eastwood Early Education Centre.
It is inspiring to see our students actively pursuing their passions and gaining valuable experience through SBAs and traineeships.
Career Development Practitioner
Our library has been busily preparing for Open Day. What a great opportunity to showcase our College and the wonderful attributes of girls’ education and to showcase the role of the library and the important part it plays, specifically, the role it has in student development and school resourcing. Teacher Librarians have a variety of skills but generally can be looked at across three areas: literacy advocate, resource manager and research specialist (Barbour, 2022).
What’s Happening in the Library?
Library Lovers Sum Up
We celebrated Library Lovers' Week and Queensland School Libraries' Week, 12 - 16 February. During this week we ran a Flash Fiction competition - it was wonderful to read the entries and difficult to make a decision.
Congratulations to our winners:
3rd place: Isobel Walsh
2nd place: Abigail Allan
1st place: Angela Asis
Special mention to our staff winner, Ms Joanne Stewart, with a loquacious 50-word prose on our wonderful library - complete with alliteration using the letter ‘l’.
Why are TLs Important?
REASON 3: Helping Students Become Information Literate/Fluent
Our information ecosystem is growing exponentially every day. To understand what we are seeing, to critically evaluate the accuracy of the information and to navigate the information requires skills and strategies. Students must learn how to engage critically with the information in front of them and they must develop their information literacy skills to apply critical analysis and evaluation to the information, not just for academic purposes but to become lifelong learners and navigate the world around them. We live in a world where rather than users evaluating the information they have found, now platforms evaluate users to determine what information they should receive (Bull et al., 2021 para. 7).
The Teacher Librarian is a qualified person who is specifically aware of the skills required to understand and teach students literacy skills. They can provide professional learning for teachers and co-plan with teachers around the curriculum requirements of their subject and general capabilities.
New Books in the Library!
Come and check out our new books - some are on display and others on the shelf. If there is one you would like to read and you are not sure where it is, just ask at the front desk, we love helping someone connect with one of the books waiting to be read. You can also check out our library online through our Student Intranet.
This week we focused on our non-fiction collection; we are trying to increase the exposure of our factual collection. Peruse our new resources below and come and borrow one:
8 March: International Women’s Day
The Queensland School Immunisation Program for Year 7 and 10 students will take place on the following dates:
TUESDAY 12 MARCH: Year 10
MONDAY 22 JULY: Year 7 and Year 10
Year 10 Students
Consent paperwork handed has been handed out in Homeclass and needs to be returned to the College by Wednesday 21 February. The Clinic will then visit the College on Tuesday 12 March to dispense vaccinations. The second, or booster short, will be dispensed on Monday 22 July.
Boarding families will have the consent paperwork posted home to be signed.
Year 7 Students
Consent paperwork will be handed out in Homeclass on Monday 29 April and needs to be returned to the College by Wednesday 8 May. The Clinic will then visit the College on Monday 22 July to dispense vaccinations.
Year 7 Boarders will be given the consent paperwork at the end of Term 1 to bring back when Term 2 commences.
If you have any questions regarding the Immunisation Program, please contact the Principal's Assistant, Fiona Roberts, by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a brilliant (free) opportunity to come and learn what the musical is all about, how to put together your audition information and an opportunity to learn from some very talented creatives who volunteer for TCSYC Productions.
Please email to register your interest in attending as we need to know numbers for the day to flow smoothly.
WHEN Sunday 24th March. 8:45am for a 9am start and ending at 12pm.
WHERE Choral Hall – located at the corner of Raff & Bridge Streets, ToowoombaWHO - The workshop is open to anyone interested in Youth Choir and the Production.
You don’t have to join the Youth Choir to be part of the Production
WHAT Opportunities to find out more, meet the team and get valuable tips on singing, dancing and acting for an audition
HOW - SIGN UP NOW!! Email your interest to: email@example.com or sign up through the holidays.
ON YOUR MARKS!! The Toowoomba Marathon is back with a distance for everyone. Rally your school community and win great prizes on Sunday 5 May 2024.
This event is not just a marathon; there is a distance for everyone to provide a great team building opportunity that will inspire and unite your school group. Plus, the opportunity to win great prizes!
Why you should enter a team:
Celebrate Achievements as a Group
Embrace the sense of accomplishment by participating together and celebrating personal achievements as a united team.
Fun Fitness for Everyone
Engage in enjoyable physical activity as a team, promoting health and well-being among your colleagues, families, and friends.
Showcase Your Team
Enhance the visibility of your team by participating in a prominent community event. This is a fantastic opportunity to generate awareness and exposure for your team.
Share the Joy
Revel in the camaraderie before, during, and after the race. The Toowoomba Marathon offers a unique chance to create lasting memories with your teammates.
All entered teams will be proudly displayed on the Toowoomba Marathon website, showcasing your groups commitment to participation and community spirit.
In addition to the rewards of being part of this monumental event, enticing prizes are up for grabs to further fuel community pride and spirit. Check out these fantastic categories:
$1000 Visa Gift Card for the Largest School Group:
Rally your schoolmates, and let's dominate the marathon with our unity and strength.
$1000 Visa Gift Card for the Largest Community Group:
Showcase the power of community as we strive for greatness together.
$1000 Visa Gift Card for the Best Dressed/Team Spirit Group:
Get creative and show off your team spirit through unique attire. A little flair can go a long way.
Don't miss out on this opportunity to strengthen your community bonds and bring home some impressive prizes. Lace up your running shoes, unite as a team, and make the 2024 Toowoomba Marathon an unforgettable experience!