Boarding Bulletin Board

June 9, 2022

by Director of Boarding, Mr Brendon Gilbert

We’ve cleared the halfway mark of the term and entered the winter season. Wednesday and Thursday mornings were cold yet somewhat magical, with frost covering the school grounds like a winter wonderland. Many of the boarding community are hanging on by the skin of their fingernails, looking to get to the Queen’s birthday for the long weekend. This is a timely break so our boys can rest and recharge in preparation for their end of semester exams and finish the term strongly.


Week 4

  • Clean Room – Lincoln Koliba
  • Study Star – Baxter Cheeseman
  • Citizenship – Finn Delahunty for warmly welcoming Oliver George

Week 5

  • Clean Room – Ned Gorman
  • Study Star – Lachie Fazzolari
  • Citizenship – Tashaun Wright for showing initiative, responsibility and speaking publicly at various Reconciliation events

House Values

We are grateful to Mr Howard Clark for working with our boarders over the past two weeks to explore what values are essential in a boarding context and how to live these out. The boarders were exceptional throughout this process. Most impressive were their engagement, participation, and honesty. I am encouraged by the identity they want to create for the boarding house and how they want to be perceived by our community. This has been an important activity to set a direction for our boarding community, and I look forward to seeing how this plays out. The values, mission statement and call to arms are stated below.

Values – Respect, Resilience, Inclusive, Trust, Gratitude

Mission Statement – As a boarding house, we respect each other regardless of our unique backgrounds. We embrace and trust each other whilst displaying resilience, gratitude, and endeavour to excel in our inclusive community.

Call to Arms – “One Brotherhood built from many backgrounds.”

Reconciliation Week

Congratulations to our Indigenous Educational Managers, Mentors and students for their organisation and participation in Reconciliation Week. It is an important week for our school and boarding community to recognise and celebrate the cultural diversity of our community. I want to acknowledge Year 9 student Tashaun Wright and Year 12 student Beau Tedcastle for their contributions to the Reconciliation Assembly.

On Wednesday afternoon, we warmly welcomed Miriam Rose Ungunmerr Baumann and family members into our boarding community.  Miriam is the 2021 Senior Australian of the year and is a renowned Aboriginal Artist and Educator dedicated to creating bright and fulfilling futures for Aboriginal children and youth.  She was the first fully qualified Aboriginal teacher in the Northern Territory and the Miriam Rose Foundation founder.

We were treated to a great football match for the Taattee Shield on Friday afternoon. This was a match between the Years 7 – 9 Indigenous students v non-indigenous students. It was played in great spirits and an excellent way to round out the Reconciliation Week celebrations.

Upcoming Events

  • EXEAT – June 10 at 5:00 pm and reopen Monday, June 13 at 5:00 pm.
  • Boarders’ Father/Son – Saturday, June 18.