Final Round of Winter Activities for 2022
This weekend marks the final round of Winter Activities for 2022. Debating, however, will continue for another three rounds including this Friday. I also want to mention the impressive efforts of all of our Debating Teams and coaches last Friday evening, and the notable win by our Firsts team.
Indigenous Round Connecting Community
Thank you to all of the staff involved in the hard work behind the scenes for setting up an impressive Indigenous Round last weekend. Well done to all 1sts teams for representing the College to a very high standard, and also thank you to all of the families and members of the College community who took part in the celebrations.
Special mention to Uncle Dean Kelly and the other Elders who made the ceremonies so special. We will continue to celebrate this round each year, and continue to work with our Indigenous brothers and sisters for reconciliation, and ensuring future generations recognise the mistakes of the past so we can move forward as one people.
Track & Field Season Commencement
With this round being the final round of winter activities, we will commence our Track & Field season next Monday. The Track & Field guide has been posted on the College website and that highlights the training schedule as well as timings for events each Saturday.
All students are strongly encouraged to participate and any student is welcome to be a part of this squad. We have not been able to run Track & Field for two years due to COVID-19, and are very much looking forward to running this great activity again this year.
For those not participating in Athletics, our summer pre-season will commence later this term.
Please also note that this is the final week of Summer Activity change for Years 7-11, but there are also a number of selections that are now full.
Congratulations Henry Paterson (Class of 2014)
Special mention also to Henry Paterson (Class of 2014) who was playing for the Australian Men’s Rugby 7s at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Henry scored a try in the Bronze medal playoff against New Zealand.
I want to thank all of the parents and carers who assist with various duties each week, especially in the canteen and on the BBQ at Queens Park. We would not be able to run our activities without your support.
I also want to thank all of the Year 12 students who will be playing their final round of winter sport this weekend. I wish you well for the continuation of your Trials.
I hope we have many students and members of the College community down to support again this week, and I remind all students they have to be appropriately attired and acting in a respectful manner.
I also want to mention all of the Convenors and coaches who have worked so hard over another challenging and weather-impacted season.
Football, AFL and Rugby Presentation Evenings
We do have Football and AFL presentation evenings at the College next Friday, followed by Rugby down at Easts Rugby the week after.
Winter Co-curricular Award Winners Assembly
We will also recognise our winter co-curricular awards at an assembly in a few weeks.
Good luck to all teams playing their final games this weekend.
Mr Steve O’Donnell
Director of Co-curricular