Taylor House update

HOUSE COMPETITION

The race for the highly sort after DC Riddle Cup is heating up. With only 3 events remaining for the calendar year these final events will be crucial to the overall standings. It is a tight race at the top and the trophy is still up for grabs.

Taylor had full teams present for each day for the House Maths/English Challenge. With the spelling skills of Carley McKiterick on display for the big final, she certainly did her English teachers and Taylor House proud. We thank her and everyone for being involved on each of these days.

I am pleased to report that Emily Scott and Will Johnstone, both in 10.T6, have been showing great leadership and working on the script for the upcoming House Drama event. Rehearsals have commenced with students from all year levels involved in the performance. The theme for this year’s House Drama event is ‘Future’.

The Villa Paloma has been a hive of activity of late, with the students from each House working on the much anticipated Wearable Art competition. Taylor House has assembled a dedicated team of fashion design and artistic gurus to create this year’s costumes. I know everyone at Senior School eagerly awaits the last day of term 3, to see the amazing works come to life on the cat walk.

The House football teams have been chosen and this will begin next week and always makes for an exciting event. Houses play a modified version of touch football which creates a lot of excitement and the opportunity for super goals and offcourse points towards the DC Riddle Cup. 

LEADERSHIP

Thanks to those House Group teachers who have had a chance to speak about leadership during HG over the last week. It is good for all students to hear about leadership and the opportunities available to them at CGG. It is especially important for those considering applying for leadership roles. We were lucky to have Zoe Collins speak to the assembly about her role as a House Prefect. We will also be hearing from Bronte Kerger at our next assembly about the role of a College Prefect. 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Finally a big thank you to Kim Doherty and T4 who held a morning tea last week to raise funds for the Fred Hollows Foundation. T4 Invited neighbouring House Groups and raised $75 which is enough to restore the eyesight of 3 people. It also created a great opportunity for students to socialise and reflect on a busy start to the term.

Towards the end of term 3 and beginning of term 4, Taylor House students will be asked to bring some non-perishable food items to support a very worthy cause in our local area which is the SalvoConnect Project. More information will be distributed as we move closer to the date. 

Thanks to all the House Group teachers and excellent Taylor students who make Taylor House what it is. 

Steve Sullivan, Head of Taylor House

 

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