Senior School Report

April 1, 2021

by Director of the Senior School, Mr Hamish McCrum

Congratulations to our first crew of rowers finishing the season on a high with a win at the Nationals.  A tremendous feat, with success being the result of many hours of toil in the background by themselves and others supporting them.  The challenge for all of our young men is to realize that our abilities grow as a result of our efforts.  This is very obvious in many sports; the link between cause and effect is quite obvious.  This connection between not only effort and performance, but effort and ability is also true at a cognitive level.  The harder we work, the better we go on assessments, and the better we become.  It is also important for our young men to transfer this effort into their studies; this does not just happen naturally.  Those who manage to put in significant effort with their studies always generate opportunities which then alter the trajectory of their lives: much more reliably than in sport.

Congratulations to all students who have embraced the good St Patricks has had to offer this term.  The plethora of sporting opportunities and the opportunity to apply themselves to their study.  Students will have some work to do over the Easter break, particularly Year 12’s.  While it is important they do some work, it is also important they have a break.  Easter provides an excellent opportunity to spend time with family, to refresh and recharge before winter arrives.  Term 2 requires some stamina.

Easter provides time to celebrate the resurrection of Christ, and an opportunity to accept the gift of grace that this brings. Hopefully, Carlton can get a win before we return.

Enjoy the holidays.