From Head of Tevlin House, John McCallum
Tevlin House had a highly positive and rewarding first term of 2019, with students enthusiastically engaging in numerous activities across our school. All Tevlin boys from Years 5-12 and their Wellbeing Mentors can be congratulated with the way in which they have developed relationships and it’s pleasing to witness our vertical wellbeing groups help form genuine friendships between students. There was a focus on groups discussing individual academic and community goals that they can strive towards, revisit during the year and be accountable for. Year 12 students, in particular, have excelled in their role as leaders in groups and Big Brothers, especially with new Year 7 boys in their groups. Year 5 and 10 boys have also begun fostering a great big and little brother relationship over some games together that will only develop with further upcoming activities over the year.
The Year 7 Camp was the first opportunity for Tevlin Year 7s to form new and strong friendships, whilst challenging themselves in outdoor activities. Our 24 Tevlin boys thoroughly enjoyed activities at the picturesque Broken Bay Centre, including raft-building, a high ropes course, bushwalking and a great outdoor campfire with the boys making their own damper – lavished with honey inside!
Tevlin House Activities
Both Junior and Senior House Swimming carnivals were thoroughly enjoyed by the Tevlin boys, demonstrating both determination and some fantastic house spirit. The Junior school boys again excelled, finishing a narrow 2nd, while the Senior Carnival saw great participation and some innovative chants to represent the Yellow Army with pride!
Congratulations to Tevlin Prefect Brad Marzol, who was selected at the NSW Constitutional Convention to attend a 3-day National Convention in Canberra this term. Brad spoke strongly to a recent school assembly about his experiences at the National Constitutional Convention, and the role of our constitution and how they debated whether amendments are necessary to specific sections with changes in society. Next Term, on Thursday, May 30 at 6pm, all Tevlin House will have a special Annual Mass in the College Chapel. Please mark and save the date, with all families invited to join their sons in a liturgy and supper together – and we look forward to this great opportunity to build relationships.
I wish all boys and their families a lovely Easter period and look forward to the opportunities coming in Term 2.