21 October, 2022


Congratulations to George de Hayr (Year 11)

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George de Hayr has been selected to be part of the Rotary Windeward Bound Youth Leadership Challenge in December of this year, this is a great achievement and a wonderful opportunity for George, we know that he will represent both the College and our community with distinction.

The Rotary Windeward Bound Youth Leadership Challenge promotes understanding, inclusiveness, and community by bringing together 20 young people of vastly different backgrounds for a ten-day voyage aboard the STV Windeward Bound.

Through an application and selection process George has been accepted as a mentor for this voyage, as he has an interest in creating a more inclusive Tasmanian community.

He views the voyage as a once-in-a-lifetime chance to learn how to be a better communicator, form lifelong friendships and learn the art of sailing. George is hoping that through the physical and emotional challenges that the voyage provides; he will grow as a person and may just learn something new about himself.

He will be joining the Youth Leadership Challenge from 12 – 21 December 2022 with ten other like-minded mentors, and ten new Tasmanians from refugee and migrant backgrounds.

All mentor participants are required to do some fundraising to help contribute to the cost of the voyage and to assist in supporting the new Tasmanian’s participation. The varied mix of young people is part of what makes the voyages unique and engaging – a mix of backgrounds, characters, life experiences, views, and opinions.

If you would like to support George’s efforts to make Tasmania a more inclusive community he would very much appreciate your assistance. You can contact George directly, or through me as Head of Senior School, if you would like to support his efforts.

Stuart Walls
Head of Senior School

Student Achievement

As a part of the Australian Navy Cadets, Shinu Bindal (Year 9) recently took part in a joint exercise between the Army Cadets and the Navy Cadets along with various currently serving army personnel.  The Annual Field Exercise gave cadets a taste of what an infantry soldier goes through during various field operations and intelligence operations. It included: living in hootchies, firearms training, map navigation, helicopter flight simulators, first aid and cooking our own food using ration packs. At the end of the activity, four cadets in the TASMANIA battalion received a special award acknowledging their hard work towards their specific role. Shinu earned the rank of junior non-commissioned officer. He was the only Navy Cadet to receive this award. Well done Shinu.

Stuart Walls
Head of Senior School