Junior School Report

February 18, 2021

By Mr Gavin Webb, Director of the Junior School

A warm hello to all. The fourth week of Term 1 is now complete, and the vast majority of boys have made an exceptional start to the year in the Junior School. There has been quite a number of Year Level and College events that the boys have participated in already. This will continue for the remainder of the term, but some normality and structured routines have been established (pre lockdown!). It is vital moving forward that your son does establish routines before, during and after school hours. This will allow homework to be completed, whilst allowing plenty of time for leisure and family. Student diaries have now arrived, and all teaching staff will explicitly be teaching the boys how best to use the student diary. As parents your co-operation and assistance in helping the boys manage their time and workload is much appreciated.

Lockdown 3.0

Thank you to all families for your co-operation and effort in ensuring your son was online and able to learn and communicate with staff and peers during the snap lockdown period. This no doubt would have placed strain on the household but overwhelmingly the feedback has been positive, especially at such short notice. To the boys, your ability to adapt was exceptional, congratulations. I would like to recognise the efforts of staff, who in an instant had to prepare curriculum for the remote learning period, well done and thank you.

Academic Assembly

Congratulations to the Junior School boys who were awarded a “Chris Nolan” award at last Tuesday’s Academic Assembly. To be eligible you need to have been in the top 15% across all assessment tasks in 2020. This shows a consistency of effort and a want to learn and improve. All boys need to strive to do their best, even if that means you may never win a Chris Nolan award, this is okay as you have done your best. As educators we understand everyone has different abilities so all we ask is your best effort. This habit will hold you in good stead for the future.

See below the list of award winners

Year 7

Billy Briody

Haymish Busscher

Alex Clark

Cooper Clifford

Taj Coulter

Will Flanagan

Cameron Frame

Patrick Gowans

Reuben Hackwill

Noah Kerr

Owen Mahony

Will McCahon

Aidan McDougall

Lachy McPhan

Christian Morrison

Zavier Nunn

Tom O’Donohue

Ned Pengelly

Henry Reinehr

Josh Roberts

Kade Robinson

Nic Ruyg

Kristopher Stephens

Olin Stevens

Harry Sutherland

Cody Torney

Deacon Towk

Ryan Walker

Lenny Ward

Kayden Williams

Paco Wong




Year 8

Nedd Bennett

Jack Bennetts

Jacob Britt

Tim Buckland

Brodie Bull

Hamish Carey

Sam Duggan

Oskar Folkes

Gabriel Freeman

Gabriel Galias

Brodie Graham

Josh Gray

Alex Griffith

John Hansen

Sam Hansen

Lachlan Hodge

Thisen Jayasooriya

Zach Koleski

Sam McDonald

Paterson Meneely

Owen Murphy

Tristan Nijhof

Ben Nixon

Paddy O’Brien

James Parkinson

Eoghan Purser

Jacob Rae

Brodie Reardon

Angus Rothe

Zane Rutherford

Thomas Stute

Koban Todd

Wyatt Torney

Rex Van Berkel

Jack Williamson

Eric Yang


Year 7 Camp


There were some very tired boys (and staff) at the completion of the Year 7 Camp’s at Log Cabin Camp, Creswick, last week. Having visited all the camps I saw first hand the great time that was being had by all. By having the camps so early in the year allows the ice to be broken and friendships to form and a real sense of identity and belonging to SPC. The staff enjoy getting to know all the boys in their care and remarked on how well behaved the boys were. Thanks must go to the Pastoral Teacher’s and Year Level Co-Ordinator’s, Jacinta Burge and Margie Dodd, who played a huge role in ensuring the week was a success.


Swimming Carnival

The much anticipated SPC Swimming Carnival will be held at the Eureka Pool on Wednesday, February 24. Junior School students will be bussed down to the pool at 9:00am. All boys are to wear their PE uniform to school and are encouraged to bring House coloured clothing to put on at the pool. It is strongly encouraged that your son brings plenty of food and drink on the day as the canteen lines can be long! Boys who are not super experienced swimmers will be able to gain points for their House by participating in novelty events in the smaller pool.

Key dates – Term 1

SPC is quite a busy place, especially in Term 1. It is vital that you and your son are aware of what is happening on a day-to-day basis, be it with homework or a major College event. A reminder that all permissions are done electronically via PAM (Parent Access Module) and to ring the College by 8:30am if your son is going to be absent on a particular day. Besides this the Pastoral Tutor is the first port of call. The table below highlights just some of the key dates in Term 1.

Tuesday, February 23 Athletics House Assembly sign ups
Wednesday, February 24 SPC Swimming Carnival – Eureka Pool
Tuesday, March 9 Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews
Tuesday, March 17 St. Patrick’s Day Mass
Wednesday, March 24 SPC Athletics Carnival
Friday, April 1 Last day of term



Mr Gavin Webb

Director of Junior School