Mark Hassell, Dean of Students, joins us this week from the Wetlands, highlighting
the benefits of this unique asset to our College, both to learning and to our community.


/ Junior School

Lemana Day

Thank you to all students, staff and families who supported this week’s Lemana Day so enthusiastically. It was one of those school days that will be forever remembered by all who experienced it. A large number of Collegians, including some who were attending the College in 1941, toured the Campus and learned more about the school in 2021 from Year 5 student leaders and students in many classes. Current students learned more about schooldays of the 1940’s and the 1940-1970 era from our visitors, displays of memorabilia from the College archives, and classroom history activities prepared for the day. Playground games from the past were also enjoyed during recess and lunch break times.

Special thanks to the many families who supported students in wearing period attire and bringing school bags and other artefacts from yesteryear.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

Year 12 Leavers Assembly

Thursday 28 October is the final school day for our Year 12 students. On this day, all Year 12’s who once attended the Junior School will return for their Leavers Assembly which is led by current Year 5 students. This tradition is a highlight of the school year for all involved as we farewell students who in some cases have spent 14-15 years at the College.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

Junior School House Athletics Carnival

The new House flags flew high at the Junior School House Athletics Carnival on Monday at Scotch Oakburn Park.

From throwing to running events, novelties, tug of war and relays, students participated enthusiastically across a range of events earning valuable points for their House.

Year 12 Captain of Athletics and Australian representative AJ Creak showcased his amazing 400m talent running against the Year 5 Boys 4x50m relay race.

Congratulations to Fox House who were crowned 2021 Junior School Athletics Champions.

A special thank you to parents who volunteered as officials.

Final Positions:

1st – Fox, 2nd – Dean, 3rd – Briggs, 4th – Nance

Year Level Results:

Year 2 Boys: Nance, Year 2 Girls: Fox
Year 3 Boys: Fox, Year 3 Girls: Fox
Year 4 Boys: Briggs, Year 4 Girls: Dean
Year 5 Boys: Dean, Year 5 Girls:  Dean

Congratulation to Lachlan Kleinig (Year 2 Fox) who equalled the Year 2 Boys Long Jump Record recording an impressive 3.37m jump.

Nicky Reid
HPE Teacher


/ Middle School

Learning outside your comfort zone!

One of the most valuable ‘learning lessons’ is to learn to go further than you first thought possible, emotionally, academically and/or physically.  This week I recall many highlights in this domain, as our Middle School students embrace opportunities to learn outside their comfort zones!

Year 6 Education Outdoors at Narawantapu National Park

Raft building, Trangia cooking, extensive bushwalks and surviving with sand in sleeping bags, resilient attitudes and outstanding teamwork. These are just some of the highlights of our Year 6 Education Outdoors this week. During the program, students in teams, built large rafts to complete a bay crossing.  To do this, several roles were required, the pace-setter, the navigator, the motivators, the captain and the crew members. Being a team member of a raft crew was a great highlight and an insight to the personal characteristics of our young Middle School students.  The challenges of fatiguing arms, strong gusty winds and strong tide currents, all provided a recipe for learning outside comfort zones!  This is how learning attributes are formed, tested and recalled later in life!  Congratulations to the Year 6 team on a wonderful week of learning.

Year 8 Peer Leaders – leading Junior School Athletes

A wonderful moment earlier this week, was from the Year 8 Peer Leaders supporting our younger athletes at the Junior School House Athletics Carnival.  The cross campus connection is so important as our community learns from each other!

Be Year 6

What an atmosphere in the Middle School, with our ‘Be Year 6’ days being a huge success for transition and connection ahead of 2022!  Investigations into the daily learning life at the Penquite Campus, meeting Middle School House Heads, enjoying specialist lessons including Science and Health and Physical Education sessions were highlights of the program.  2022 sure does promise to be a very exciting time in the Middle School!!

Ben Green 
Head of Middle School

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