2017 Trials

Trials to be selected in a 2017 Volleyball School of Excellence Team are next Tuesday afternoon (07/02/2017). Everyone is welcome, girls in Grade 8 – 12, and this year we’re excited to announce that we will be running a junior boys team, Grade 8 – 10. Students are to come to the PE staffroom to collect an application and information pack – the application needs to be filled out and brought with you to the trials.

END OF 2016 volleyball year : Ranked 5th in Australia

Thank you all players , parents and followers.

Below is the result of National school Cup.  Congratulations to the year 10s / 11s team for the Gold medal.  We now have back to back gold medal players and coaches.   the final result belows show that within the Champion Schools – Girls we are ranked 5th in Australia.    About 98 schools had Girl’s teams

On a personal note I would like to thank all the players and followers over the last  20+ years.   I have now coached my last team in competition and attended ( I think ) my last day at Gladstone State High.   I will help out with legistitics and managements , especially the USA tour.   but now the best coaches  have taken over the running and coaching of the SOE.

SO on a a happy note and a celebration of a great year, I say good bye 

America Trip 2017

There is a meeting next Monday (28th November) at 6:00pm in the classroom D02. The meeting will give you information on the trip and it is also a chance for you to express your interest in attending the trip in 2017. All parents/guardians, family and students are welcome at the meeting. See you there.

National Schools Cup

National Schools Cup  is not far away and next week  a  final letter with all flights and accommodation information will be posted.

Important now in our busy times is that there is a need to get final payments  to the office  as soon as possible.

The amount of non payment is a concern  and I ask for all players to address this

Please ask your coach what money is still owing



Team Photos Uploaded

Team photos are now in  2016  photo page and New header page

Senior Schools Cup

The draw is out          http://pjmsports.com.au/qvssc/draw.htm

We plan to leave at second break on Thursday 4 August.   1.30pm.   and a second bus  for year 12  only students at 3:05 pm if they wish.

More information to players from their coaches


Down under tournament info

This weekend the senior and open teams will be at the Gold Coast. 

Leaving : 6:30 am Friday from the Hall

Returning 3:00 pm Monday at the Hall.

We are staying at the Tallebugera School camp and playing at the same venue.

All participants will Need to supply linen ( sheets, pillow, blanket , towel )

Breakfast, lunch, dinners at the school camp.  Will need to buy food on return trip home.

Please bring all volleyball gear . No need to travel in school gear.

Please  contact coaches for any more information needed 

Brian van der Weide

Downunder and Senior School Cup

For  Year 10 / 11 &  12 teams only


15 – 18 July 2016     &


4 – 8 August 2016

Dear Parent/Carer

With the first of our competitions so close, the following information will ensure that your daughter will be organised for the Tournament.

Cost: $500 ($150 for DownUnder & $350 for Brisbane) (If you have been paying your monthly payment then we ask that you pay $300 total for both)


The bus will be leaving from the Hall entrance:

Friday 15 July 20167am. Please ensure that your daughter is at school at 6.45am to avoid being late and missing the bus.

Thursday 4 August 2016 – 7.30am. Please ensure that your daughter is at school at 7.15am to avoid being late and missing the bus.

 Arrival Home:

While it is expected that we will be arriving home at approximately 3:00pm on both Monday 18 July and 8 August, players will call ahead to let parents know our ETA. Players

Meals: students will need to bring money for dinner on the first night, as we visit the shopping centre to buy groceries, and it is too late to cook dinner when we are finished. However, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided on that day, as will other meals for the duration of the trip. As an optional extra, there may be an opportunity for students to go shopping and it is therefore recommended that students bring a small amount of spending money if they would like.

Money: all money should be paid and up to date prior to the Tournament.

DownUnder Tournament is held each year on the Gold Coast and is a two day international tournament against 12 visiting school teams from USA. This tournament is seen as a valuable warm up for the Queensland Championships in August. This year we have decided to keep the costs as low as possible and are only charging the girls $150 each. Accommodation will be at Tallebudgera Creek Tourist Park, in a three bedroom self-contained villa. All bedding is provided.

Senior Schools Cup held each year will be held in Brisbane this year for the first time with only years 11 and 12 teams taking part. Teams need to qualify for Nationals at this tournament. Accommodation will be Apartments. Girls will be in two bedroom self-contained apartments with all bedding provided.

Please feel free to contact your child’s coach for more information on any of the above.



Interest in USA TOUR 2016

after the parents meeting and information night, it is now time to get a picture of who is interested in 2016 USA .   Can you send to me an email. bvand22@eq.edu.au  stating your interest / name, any parents wishing to go .  This needs to be done by Friday 11 March. 

Thanks Brian


just a reminder that   tonight at 6:30 pm will be a Tour meeting.  It will be held in D2.   The trip is open to all players from year 12 to year 9.  if numbers are good we  will have  two  teams.   The trip leaves 14 September and returns 4 October.   Will visit Los Angeles including Disyland and play Gladatone high Los Angels.   Then a week in Portland playing  and attending Gladstone high Portland.   planing to visit either Seattle or San Franscio .  the cost is about $5500.00

if comming to meeting please email me bvand22@eq.edu.au  or email if interested but can not make the meeting

USA 2016 Tour

just a reminder that next Monday night at 6:30 pm will be a Tour meeting.  It will be held in D2.   The trip is open to all players from year 12 to year 9.  if numbers are good we  will have  two  teams.   The trip leaves 14 September and returns 4 October.   Will visit Los Angeles including Disyland and play Gladatone high Los Angels.   Then a week in Portland playing  and attending Gladstone high Portland.   planing to visit either Seattle or San Franscio .  the cost is about $5500.00 

if comming to meeting please email me bvand22@eq.edu.au  or email if interested but can not make the meeting

2016 Squad Selected

Congratulations to following girls  who have been selected in to the 2016  SOE squad.  The squad will be divided into an  Open Team,   under 17 Team  and two  Under 15 teams.

Players will contest the Open Girls Honour   and Senior Girls honours competition in August.  In May  the under 15  and  under 16 teams will contest.    The   year 8 will also  play as a team   in October.     All players will play  in Melbourne at the Nationals    as under 15 , under 17  and under 19 .  ( under 14   ,year 7 to be selected  latter )

Each  group of players will be contacted by their head coach  to inform when training will start.   Or better still if players could  check  with the HPE Staffroom  for this information


Skye Alexander
Cassandra Anderson
Jaylah Anderson
Macauley Ash
Regan Bebendorf
Millah Blackburn
Natalie Brandon
Abbey Buchanan
Kiera Davis
Jo De Jong
Keeley Dillon
Georgia Donovan
Aimy Eiser
Lanie English
Chelsea Fanning
Rachel Hansen
Georgia Holmwood
Ruka Kearns
Jessie Kitching
Abbey Lowry
Alyssa Mahon
Sarah Marks
Frances Medley
Monique Morgan
Charlotte Orgill
Samantha Pearce
Shania Pearce
Laura Peever
Denzi Petry
Georga Seery
Greer Sherriff
Leah Stephen
Shontae Strohmeier
Lacie Tenheggeler
Jasmine Tupaea
Georgia Wakefield
Sophie Wright


2016 Trial Information







                                                         APPLICATION FOR ENTRY 2016


Trial Date   9th February    3:30 pm – 7:00pm


Instructions – Keep this information sheet and return the application form to the PE staffroom.


All applications will be acknowledged. Selection decisions are final and will not be discussed.


Selection will be made on the basis of suitability for the program with consideration to the following: age, athletic potential, volleyball skills, academic performance and commitment, application and diligence to schoolwork and sport. There will also be financial eligibility to be part of the program, this will be based on your financial history at Gladstone State High School.


Selection panel will consist of the following


Co-ordinator:           Volleyball Program

Principal:                 Gladstone State High School

Coaches:                 Gladstone State High Volleyball Head Coach


When selected in the program, players must adhere to the following compulsory requirements:


  • Cost in 2015 were       State $350.00   and National $1200.00


  • 95% attendance or better at training


  • All selected players (no matter their age) pay a set amount as a security deposit $300 :   $200.00 towards Melbourne and $100   coaching / uniform fee
  • Deposit will be kept by school for the year enrolment in the program.
  • If you decide to pull out suddenly (excluding for ill health) they would forfeit their $300.
  • Security deposited would only be refunded after any debt to the school is cleared ie: outstanding tournament fees or SRS fees
  • End of the year $200.00 will go towards   Melbourne trip


  • Mandatory regular monthly payments of a – $100   to go towards State and National Championships.



Mr Brian van der Weide

Operations Manager







                                       APPLICATION FORM 2016


NAME:                                   _________________________________________________


ADDRESS:                           _________________________________________________




PHONE:                                __________________________


EMAIL:                                   __________________________



DATE OF BIRTH:               __________________________


HEIGHT:                               ____________________




I certify that the information contained in and accompanying this application is correct and complete. I understand that the provision of misleading information may lead to the cancellation of my application.



I have read payment plan and understand   that if selected a $300.00 fee is due by end of February.


Signed: _____________________(Applicant)


Date :     ___________________


Witnessed:   ____________________(Parent)