Calendar 2018

Feb
08
06:00PM 08 February
Scotch Centenary Welcome
Feb
12
09:15AM 12 February
Term 1, Week 3
Early Learning Centre Tour (Term 1...
Feb
20
09:15AM 20 February
Term 1, Week 4
Junior School Tour (Term 1 2019)
Mar
06
09:15AM 06 March
Term 1, Week 6
Early Learning Centre Tour (Term 1...
Mar
14
09:00AM 14 March
Term 1, Week 7
Middle & Senior School Tour (...
Apr
04
09:15AM 04 April
Term 1, Week 10
Early Learning Centre Tour (Term 1...
Apr
06
02:00PM 06 April
Scotch 100 Festival
May
08
09:00AM 08 May
Term 2, Week 2
Middle & Senior School Tour (...
May
09
09:15AM 09 May
Term 2, Week 2
Early Learning Centre Tour (Term 2...
May
21
09:15AM 21 May
Term 2, Week 4
Junior School Tour (Term 2 2019)
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Community Sports

Community Sports

Community Sports

In addition to the well established Pedal Prix (Senior School) program, Cycling and Equestrian programs are now available across the College.

Scotch College is pleased to offer two Community Sports for 2018 and beyond. Cycling and Equestrian programs will run on both Torrens Park and Mitcham Campuses. These sports can be accessed by students as an additional offering to School Sport from Term 1, 2018. Please note, students from Year 2 onwards choosing to undertake a Community Sport are still expected to be involved in a School sport, which they partake in when their Community Sport isn’t scheduled. Students may miss scheduled School Sport practices when their chosen community sport overlaps with team training.

 

Pedal Prix

The Pedal Prix program has been a community sport at Scotch since 2008 and is open to students from Years 7-10. Scotch College Racing enters 2 teams in the Junior Secondary Category an All-Male team and an All-Female team. Due to the limited positions in the squad (up to 20 students) there is a selection process which takes place in Term 1 of each year.

Pedal PrixThe only expectations we have for participants is that we expect them to have a positive attitude and a genuine desire to be a part of the Pedal Prix Squad. We want them to be there because they want to be there. Most of all we expect them to have FUN! Every squad member is expected to display team work and contribute to the team spirit and represent the College with pride at all races. When squad members elect to participate they are given the responsibility as a group to run the team the way they want to.

There are no regular training sessions for Pedal Prix. Involvement is restricted to 4 race weekends during Terms 2 & 3 and some practice sessions during Term 1 which are flexible.

Pedal Prix participants are required to pay an annual levee to help maintain race vehicles and a catering charge for the 24 hour race, as well as purchase a College cycling top. These are all organised through the club. The College cycling top is required to be worn when competing along with comfortable riding pants. Shoes and helmets are supplied.

 

 

Equestrian

The Equestrian program will begin in Week 1, Term 1. Students are bussed, via a Scotch seat-belted bus, to Kirby Park on Wednesday afternoons leaving at 2:15pm. They participate for 2 hours in a Ready Set Trot program, that comprises 1 hour of horse riding and 1 hour of horsemanship theory and practice. Students must be picked up by parents at 5pm from Kirby Park. The cost of the program is $85 per week, payable to Kirby Park.

To participate, students wear their school PE top with long pants and closed shoes. Australian Standard riding helmets are supplied by Kirby Park. Families must complete consent forms for Kirby Park and Scotch (via CareMonkey) prior to commencing Equestrian. For more information, please visit the Scotch College Equestrian Club on Facebook, or email your enquiry to Georgia Bradford via the buttons below.

 

 

Cycling

The Cycling program comprises two separate programs - Road Bikes and Mountain Bikes. All cycling is held in safe environments away from roads and vehicles. Both programs provide students with the opportunity to try mountain or road biking, develop bike handling and safe decision-making skills and participate in a club environment. Eligible students can participate in either program, or both programs.

Mountain Biking

Scotch CyclingThe Mountain Biking program takes place year-round, but provides regular competition only during Terms 2 and 3 as events are typically held in autumn and winter. Mountain biking is held on Thursdays immediately after school hours and commences in Week 2, Term 1. Sessions commence on Mitcham Campus and utilise surrounding parks, including Brownhill Creek Recreation Park, and are provided by a Mountain Bike Australia (MTBA) Level 1 coach.

Students are welcome to bring their own mountain bike (in good working order) and helmet that meets Australian Safety Standards. Additionally, the program provider can supply up to twenty hard tail mountain bikes and Australian Standard helmets for students that are not able to bring a bike – each will be allocated to a student for use during sessions throughout the program on a first booked, first served basis. Students wear their school PE shorts, top and socks. Scotch Cycling MTB jerseys are also available for purchase from the Scotch Shop. Lightweight waterproof jackets are recommended for wet weather.

Program cost is $360 for Term 1, or $50 per week payable online to Head For The Hills Cycling. Mountain Bike Australia membership is an optional additional cost for Term 1, but essential for students continuing to Terms 2 and 3. More information about MTBA Membership is available here. Families must complete consent forms for Head for the Hills Cycling and Scotch (via CareMonkey) prior to commencing.

Road Cycling

The Road Cycling program provides regular competition throughout the year, commencing in Week 1, Term 1. All cycling will be held in safe environments away from roads and vehicles. Sessions form part of the Term 1 Cycling South Australia Schools Series (CSASS) competition - Cycling Australia Level 1 coaches provide coaching prior to each round and mobile coaching during each event. CSASS rounds are generally held on Sundays during the school term at various inner metropolitan area locations. Students are allocated to categories based on ability to ensure fair participation.

Students are welcome to bring their own bike (in good working order) and helmet. Additionally, Cycling South Australia and Scotch College South Australia Cycling Club can supply a number of bicycles and Australian Standard helmets for students that are not able to bring a bike – each will be allocated to a student and can be used for the duration of the program on a first in, first served basis. Students wear their school PE shorts, top and socks. Scotch Cycling lycra shorts and jerseys are also available for purchase from the Scotch Shop. Lightweight waterproof jackets are recommended for wet weather.

Cost is $120 for Term 1, or $15 per week payable online to Cycling South Australia. Cycling Australia race membership is mandatory additional cost to enable participation in Cycling South Australia Schools Series (CSASS) events. Students wishing to try the sport for a short time can purchase a non-renewable three-month Cycling Australia CSASS membership for $30. Scotch College South Australia Cycling Club CA membership is available for $166.50 on an annual, renewable basis. Families must complete consent forms for Scotch (via CareMonkey) prior to commencing.

For more information, please visit the Scotch College SA Cycling Club on Facebook, or email your enquiry to Michael Townsend via the buttons below.

Please note: Students wishing to participate in both cycling programs will need to purchase a Scotch College South Australia Cycling Club mountain bike (MTBA) or road (Cycling Australia) membership, whichever is their nominated second discipline. The MTBA or Cycling Australia discount for secondary membership will be provided.

 

 

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