FROM THE DEPUTY PRINCIPAL – PENQUITE

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25 August, 2023

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As we reach the halfway mark of Term Three, I’m pleased to share some updates from our Penquite community.

As you read this, the echoes of our annual Inter-House Singing Carnival resonate through the HPEC. Our talented students today showcased the musical gems of the 2010s, and I want to extend my best wishes to all participants. A big shout-out to our dedicated House Heads and Captains for their remarkable leadership in making this event possible.

This week, the College achieved a significant milestone by being accredited as a Child Safe Organisation by the Australian Childhood Foundation. We will be sharing more about how this journey reaffirms our commitment to providing a safe and nurturing environment for all our students over the coming weeks.

Next week, get ready to be enchanted as the curtains rise for our Year 6-12 production, “Seussical, The Musical,” at the Princess Theatre. This fantastical journey brings to life the beloved characters of Dr. Seuss, whisking us away to a world of imagination and wonder. Tickets are selling fast so ensure you have yours today!

Meanwhile, our Year 8 students showcased their commitment to service learning through the Explore Year 8 (EY8) Exhibition. It was heartening to see inspiring projects on display, bringing to life our Learner Attributes. A huge thank you to Mrs Kiran Oates Pryor, Mrs Evie Burk, and the entire Year 8 team.

On the sports front, as the Hockey and Soccer seasons near their end, I want to applaud our students and staff for their remarkable efforts throughout the season. You’ve demonstrated excellence both on and off the field.

This week, we were honoured to host a guest speaker from the Pat Cronin Foundation. Our Senior School students received valuable insights into the risks and consequences of coward punch attacks. It’s our collective responsibility to ensure a safe and respectful community, and sessions like these play a crucial role.

Change is abundant at the Penquite campus as we bid adieu to Mr Andy Mȕller, who embarks on a well-deserved period of long service leave. We wish him all the best for his time away. In his absence, I will be taking on the role of Acting Principal as Mrs Sarah Lillywhite steps up as Acting Deputy Principal – Penquite.

This is only a snapshot of the myriad of events and learning opportunities across the Penquite Campus this Term. Thank you, Penquite community, for your continuous support and enthusiasm. Together, we’re shaping a nurturing and inspiring environment for our students to thrive.

Ben Marsland
Deputy Principal – Penquite