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Quinn House Report – Term 3, 2019

Head of House Quinn, Olivia Kite

Farewell to Year 12, Class of 2019.

Term 3 sees the end of an extraordinary journey for Year 12 Quinn students. Each journey has been shaped differently by challenges, resilience, success, friendship, maturity and leadership. However, despite the different journey each student took to get to graduation, their contributions to the College and to Quinn House have been outstanding.

Thank you to Quinn House mentors for their support of our Year 12 students throughout their final year at the College. Your support, guidance and encouragement has not gone unnoticed and is invaluable to each boy’s success.

Quinn House would like to wish all of our Year 12 students every success in their HSC Examinations and the best of luck in all their future endeavours.

Quinn House Mass

Week Two saw Quinn House host their annual Mass in the Chapel. This was an opportunity to recognise our Year 12 students and wish them well on their journey ahead.

Thank you to Ms Sue Walsh for helping organise the Mass and all the parents, siblings and friends who came along to celebrate Mass together.

Red Earth

For many Year 9 and Year 10 students, the first week of Term 3 was spent exploring, discovering and appreciating the Aboriginal culture. 26 students travelled to Far North Queensland and 24 students travelled Northern Territory to immerse themselves in remote Aboriginal communities. Students took the opportunity to sit down with community Elders to hear their stories, learn about their history and hopes for the future, and the challenges associated with ensuring their culture and way of life is passed down to the next generation in an ever-evolving and modern world.

Thank you to Rebecca Gair, Richard Bryant and James Horrocks who lead groups to these remote communities and contributed to such an enjoyable and rewarding experience for our students.

Year 9 Camp

In Week 7 of the term, Year 9 travelled to Camp Somerset to immerse themselves in an outdoor learning experience. The camp was both physically and mentally challenging and required the boys to work together as a team. Thank you to all the teachers who volunteered their time away from their families to attend the camp and help make it such a great success.

Year 10 Dinner Dance

Friday 6 August saw Year 10 students put on their best suits and dust off their dancing shoes for the Year 10 Dinner Dance. The night was a wonderful success with both students and their partners dancing the night away while cruising around Sydney Harbour.

CAS Athletics

2019 was the year of the 90th Annual CAS Athletics Competition. Students from all year groups threw, ran and jumped their way onto the CAS team who competed at the Sydney Olympic Athletics Centre last Thursday night. Congratulations to every boy who competed on the night and a special mention to the following Quinn House students who were apart of the CAS Track and Field Team:

Riley Vidulich, Aaron Dimovitch, Kurt Kress, Xavier Scholfield, Hudson Hatchett, King Manu, Axel Runow, Thomas Stewart, Harry Cox-Nugent, Ryan Harper, Jackson Cunningham, Fritz Jahnke-Tavana and Asolelei Fretton.

Winter Co-Curricular Awards

Term 3 was also an opportunity to recognise those students who performed exceptionally well in their Winter Co-Curricular. Congratulations to the following Quinn students:

2nd XV Best and Fairest: Axel Runow
14A Best and Fairest: Bryn Siltala
Most Outstanding Rugby Referee: Sam Jagoe-Fisher
10A Football Best and Fairest: Billy Deutsch
Year 7 Most Consistent Performance in Debating: Lachlan Miranda
Yr 7/8A AFL Best and Fairest: Sam Stewart
2nds AFL Best and Fairest: Xavier Ruppert
Best Sports Photographer: Joseph Simonella
Junior Judo Best and Fairest: Spencer Chavez

Finally, good luck to all of Year 12 in their upcoming HSC and wishing you and your loved ones an enjoyable and restful break.