From the Head of Senior School
Tech Free Friday
We have our Tech Free Friday to be held on Friday 23rd March. The aim is for everyone at Senior School to pause and assess their reliance on technology and if things could be done differently.
I welcome you to join this conversation and to have a discussion at home about the use of technology.
Can we reduce our reliance on technology for one day? Now, that is a challenge for us all.
I thank you for your support of this initiative.
Our Music department is travelling to Hawaii with 63 students on Saturday 24th March for a ten day trip which will include many performances. Their farewell concert will be on Wednesday 21st March in the SAC at Middle School. It is open to parents and guardians and they will be most welcome to enjoy the superb music that will be performed on that evening.
The Our World trip to Vietnam departs on Thursday 22nd March and we wish the group all the best. These trips are very significant for all who undertake them. It will not only enhance their learning, but students form powerful friendships that will last quite often throughout their schooling.
We look forward to hearing the great news upon their safe return.
We have had several complaints about parents parking in the “no standing” area waiting for their son or daughter to arrive. This holds up other cars and we ask that when you arrive please find a car space to your right to park. Your son or daughter can then walk to that space and we will be able to get more cars into the car park.
I thank you for your co-operation so that the traffic can be safe and convenient for all.
Senior School House Athletics Sports
Our Senior School House Athletics Sports will be held on Thursday 22nd March at the Middle School campus. Students will begin the day at that Campus and also finish there as well. Please see the included Vine article from Drew Oliver on all of the particulars for this exciting event.
Connor Hickey - Representing Victoria in Baseball
This year Connor Hickey Year 11 student at Senior School had the honour to play for Victoria in Baseball. The following is an extract from what he experienced:
"This year I was fortuante to get picked to represent Victoria in a National Baseball Tournament held in Sydney. I played for the Victorian Blue side, which in the tournament, was one of two teams from Victoria who were selected to play in Sydney. The top 10 players in Victoria played in the Blue team and the top 11-20 were in the White. In the State tryouts there were about 140 boys and I was sooo happy when I was told that I made the blue side (top 10) in Victoria. We made it to Sydney with a few travel problems but in the end it all worked out. There were eight teams that participated from eight different states in Australia. We ended up with 7 wins to 4 losses. In the end when it came to the gold medal game, we were tied with 1-1 and it was in the final innings and over 2 hours into the game that South Australia managed to score the winning run. It was probably the best game of baseball I have ever played and in the end we came 2nd in Australia. I was thrilled to be a starter for VIC Blue team which makes me and the other starters of the team among the top players in Australia."
A huge congratulations to Connor for this wonderful achievement!
Mr Graeme Dent
Head of Senior School - Waurn Ponds