December 1, 2022
By Mr Gavin Webb, Director of the Junior School
Congratulations and well done to everyone on your efforts over the past nine weeks, Term 4 has been extremely busy. A big change this year saw every year level begin the next school year for two weeks (2023 Head start). New classmates, teachers and curriculum was introduced, which has given all students a taste of what to expect upon returning in 2023. Thank you to all staff who managed to “finish off” 2022 requirements, such as marking exams and completing reports, as well as preparing for the early start of 2023, a huge effort by all.
Boys need to be congratulated on the way they approached the English, Maths, Humanities and Science Exams in Week 7. A lot of preparation and revision went into these and certainly is a learning curve, which will hold them in good stead for the future.
Tuesday, November 29, saw 211 Grade 6 students from 50 feeder Primary Schools attend Orientation Day. It was great to see the Year 12 Leaders welcome and escort the boys to class. In what was a day of nerves, excitement and many firsts, the boys enjoyed the morning with their new classmates and Homeroom Teacher. This was followed by library and music orientation sessions. The day culminated in a parent information session in the gym. Afterwards parents had time to mix and chat with other families and key staff. Thanks must go to all the staff who contributed to the organisation and running of the day, in particular I would like to thank the Year Level Coordinators, Margie Dodd and Jacinta Burge, for their organisation prior to the day. In what is a major educational step, the day was overwhelmingly a positive experience for all involved.
On Thursday, December 1, the College hosted the end of year Awards Ceremony in the gym. All award winners should be proud of their achievements, whilst some who may not have won an award should be equally as proud of their year. For some it may be a time to reflect and set new goals for 2023. See below the list of academic award winners.
Year 7 Academic Prizes:
- Year 7 Dux: Paddy Casey
- Year 7 Proxime Accessit Prize: George Reinehr
- Year 7 Religious Education Prize: Paddy Casey
|2022 Year 7 English||George Rogers|
|2022 Year 7 Maths||Liam Banks|
|2022 Year 7 Science||Finnian Streulens|
|2022 Year 7 Humanities||Paddy Casey|
|2022 Year 7 Health||Paddy Casey|
|2022 Year 7 Physical Education||Oliver Cape|
|2022 Year 7 Japanese||Riley Cartledge|
|2022 Year 7 Drama||George Rogers|
|2022 Year 7 Music||Rhys McKinley|
|2022 Year 7 Technology||Nash Armstrong|
Year 8 Academic Prizes
- Year 8 Dux: Patrick Butler
- Year 8 Proxime Accessit Prize: Tate Koleski
- Year 8 Religious Education Prize: Blake Scott
|2022 Year 8 English||Archer Mohr|
|2022 Year 8 Maths||Daniel Crockett|
|2022 Year 8 Science||Tate Koleski|
|2022 Year 8 Humanities||Tate Koleski|
|2022 Year 8 Health||Charlie Pope|
|2022 Year 8 Physical Education||Cooper Beseler|
|2022 Year 8 Japanese||Joshua Hayes|
|2022 Year 8 Technology||Kayden Lin|
|2022 Year 8 Art||Leo Card|
|2022 Year 8 Computing||William Geljon|
2023 starting dates
Monday, January 30 – Year 7 and 12 commence.
Tuesday, January 31 – Years 8-11 commence.
Enjoy a peaceful and safe holiday period.
Mr Gavin Webb
Director of Junior School