Thank you all so much for your fantastic support this term. Term 3 is known as a very challenging and busy part of the academic year, and I am sure that you are as ready for a holiday as the staff and students are.
One important element of the term for Sean Albion and I has been interviewing and selecting the College Captains for Term 4 2023 to Term 3 2024. This process involves a written submission, character references and an interview. It is always a very tightly contested process - particularly in a College that has such a volume of really high achieving students who bear such a strong witness and have such character.
The new College Captains are Will Connolly and Katelyn Burton.
Both students displayed real depth and character in the selection process and spoke with a real authenticity about the context and realities of student leadership. Congratulations to Will and Katelyn.
The student leadership group is complemented by Captains for Formation, Sport, Academics and Culture as well as House Captains. We are still in the process of appointing to these posts and they will be announced on 4 October. These posts are of course mirrored in year 6 and the appointment process for those students is managed by the year 6 teachers in the first instance.
Parents of the new College Leadership Group will be invited to a investiture event on Thursday, 12 October.
As Principal of this fantastic College I have the consistent opportunity to speak about dignity and fullness of life. We aspire to this through our enabling our students regular moments where they can aspire to excellence. This term, I have seen the outstanding IA3 outcomes for many of our year 12, the spectacular impact of our sporting and cultural endeavours and the atmosphere of care and compassion in our student interactions this term. This can only happen when the work we do here is being mirrored in the family and community. Thank you so much for what you do to enable teachers and students here to aspire to fullness of life.
Please stay safe over the September break - travel carefully - and best of luck to students and staff engaged in sporting and cultural things.
Mr Chris Gabbett