Senior School News

Senior School News

House Music Festival

At the conclusion of the House Public Speaking competition this year, the focus during our Pastoral Care periods in the Senior School has shifted to the House Music Festival. This Festival has continued to grow in strength each year at and has been a source of many memorable moments. It is an event that challenges and grows the team skills of each House, along with the leadership skills of our Year 11 students.

During the preparations there have been a diverse range of imaginative efforts by our students to create the various elements that are required. This is in addition to planning and rehearsing all aspects of their performance. Unfortunately, due to COVID restrictions we are unable to invite guests this year but we look forward to sharing elements of the Festival with you. Each House presents a poster and DVD to initially promote their theme for the year. Here are the vibrant posters they have created this year.

Ms Jodie Liddiard – Coordinator of Pastoral Care

“Reading can be a road to freedom or a key to a secret garden, which, if tended will transform all life” Katherine Paterson

The library is central to implementing, enriching and supporting the teaching and learning program of any school. As a teacher librarian l strive to create a  library environment that is not only aesthetically appealing, but also conducive to learning and evoking a sense of warmth, humour, friendship and trust. With that said the library staff have endeavoured to create a welcoming library environment that encourages reading for pleasure by incorporating a secret garden theme. Students have been eager to add their ideas and showcase their creativity. The library staff have also introduced weekly library craft lunch sessions for students to come and relax, chat and enjoy calming craft activities. 

Mrs Virginia Hand – Senior School Teacher Librarian
Yr 12 Geography Field trip to Sydney

On Wednesday 12 May, Year 12 Geography students travelled to Sydney as part of their study of Urban Places. A number of suburbs were visited in order to observe the urban dynamics occurring in those locations. The urban village of Hurstville was studied, as were the processes of urban decay and renewal in Barrangaroo and Millers Point. The final stop of the day was the Sydney CBD where urban consolidation was very evident. The students enjoyed discovering new places and learning about urban planning. The field trip was a great way to study urban dynamics!

Ms Jade ten Kate – Geography Teacher

Year 11 Earth and Environmental students enjoyed learning about water and soil management near Cowra.

Mr Sven Barter – Coordinator of Science
The 2020 Gold Duke of Edinburgh group, celebrated completing their school-based components of the Award, at the annual Review Dinner. This is a significant achievement and they have demonstrated dedication, perseverance and commitment to achieving their goals. Each student made a speech to their peers and parents, reflecting on their experiences. 
 
At the College, we strive to develop young men and women of character, compassion & integrity; who will challenge themselves and serve the needs of others. Mr Greg Thornton and Ms Anna Yawan have valued the students in the Award and encourage them to continue to realise their potential. 
 
Miss Anna Yawan – Duke of Edinburgh