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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum Last week I had the privilege of being part of a panel interviewing 35 prospective candidates for our 2023 Student Council.  I am always in awe of how articulate, thoughtful and confident our young men can be at the ripe old age of 16 or 17. …

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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum We are about to embark on a first at my time at St Pats, a four-day weekend in the middle of August.  In our family this “circuit breaker” is arriving about a fortnight too late in terms of giving us a chance to stop the spread…

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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum Welcome back for Semester 2.  I hope that all managed to enjoy some rest as well as completing some work in the holidays.  It was good to see a number of boys who had been sick take the opportunity to catch up on SACs in the…

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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum We have reached the end of our first semester in five where we have not been forced to have extended lock downs – thank goodness.  Absences have been high due to COVID and flu and in some cases general anxiety.   I was looking at absences for…

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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum Our Year 10s and 11s are currently doing exams and Year 12s will have a significant number of SACs to do over these next few weeks.  Assessments can be a stressful time.  It is OK and even a bit normal to feel stressed and anxious as…

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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum The warmer weather has lingered later into autumn this year than usual.  I have been enjoying this, but I think winter is not far away.  I think the length of the cold winter in Ballarat means most of us enjoy the warmth all the more when…

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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum Over the last two weeks we have held our parent/teacher/student interviews.  When teachers, students and families are working in unison the best outcomes are achieved.  I encourage our students to use the feedback positively from these interviews and to take up the challenge to increase or…

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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum Once again our First Crew were unable to win the Head of the Lake, however they took some consolation by finishing well to take out second place.  Congratulations to Grammar, they were clearly the best crew on the day.  For crews at various levels from all…

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Senior School Report

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum It was fabulous to welcome the students back in person to school this week.  While vigilance is still required regarding Covid, it has been very positive for staff and students to enjoy face-to-face teaching and learning.  On Monday our Year 12s came together for their Retreat.  …

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Acting Deputy Principal and Senior School Report

by Acting Deputy Principal and Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum On Sunday evening we farewelled our Class of 2021 at our inaugural Valedictory Cocktail Party.  This opportunity presented itself when we were endeavouring to put on some sort of function or dinner at short notice, having been notified restrictions might be easing. …

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