Head of Senior School

Head of Senior School

Finishing Well

For those of us who are old enough, do you remember the 1988 Seoul Olympics and Debbie Flintoff-Kings’ 400m hurdles gold medal effort? I was 13 and was staying at a friend’s dairy farm outside of Moruya.  We rose early to help with the milking and returned to the house for a big breakfast. We turned on the TV and watched Debbie Flintoff-King run that famous race. She was well out of medal contention with 30 metres remaining in the race but finished strongly, pipping the German athlete on the line. 

Often it’s not how we start but how we finish that counts. I spoke about this at last week’s Senior School Assembly as I encouraged students to finish the term strongly. It has been a tiring term on the back of the challenges of this year. However, I reminded everyone of the  importance of finishing well and lifting our effort and focus as necessary. This can be hard, particularly when the holidays are so close. It can be easy to fall into the trap of coasting through to the break.

Farewell Class of 2020

It has been the final week for our Year 12 students and one of varying emotions. Each day has been a day of ‘lasts.’ We look forward to the Year 12 Breakfast and Graduation Assembly on Friday morning. It will be a special occasion although different due to COVID-19 restrictions.

Thank you to our Year 12 students for your contributions to the College. Some have been with us since Kindergarten and we have seen them grow into young men and women. It has been a privilege to be a part of your journey. Thank you to the Prefects and the House Captains for your leadership and dedication. We wish Year 12 well as they continue with their preparation for the HSC Examinations.

Mr Peter Gibson