3 February, 2023


A Bright Start to 2023 in the Senior School

The first three days of the year have proven again that a school is not a school until the students come back – there has been a magic energy all over campus. The Senior School welcomed 19 new students this year, four in Year 9, seven in Year 10, five in Year 11 and three in Year 12. We trust that you have felt included in our College community.

Thursday was a big day with an Honours assembly, a Year 12 leadership day, a new parents gathering and a TCE information night. Our Year 12 students excelled as leaders during these activities.

A massive congratulations to all Year 12s for the way they ran activities for all our new Year 6 students. This was an opportunity to build relationships immediately between the youngest and oldest members of our Penquite campus. It was a complete joy watching the interaction, with the Year 6s having masses of fun and the Year 12s learning what it is like to be a teacher! We are sure that the familiarity that yesterday developed will lead to year-long relationships for these students. Thank you for your exceptional participation, Year 12s.

The Student Executive was a key part of hosting the New Parent Gathering in the Robert Dean Senior Student Centre and did an excellent job of serving our adults and entertaining the younger members of our community from both Elphin and Penquite. I have had many compliments from staff and parents about their enthusiasm; congratulations to these 19 exceptional young people.

A massive thank you to all our dedicated staff who made this first week run so smoothly, everything points to a fantastic 2023.

Stuart Walls
Head of Senior School