Director of Boarding
Director of Boarding
The ‘buzz’ is back in Boarding! Our boarding house is once again filled with laughter and joy. It has been wonderful to have the girls return happy and healthy. The girls have settled back into boarding routines quickly. I have been very proud of the girls’ responsible and mature response to the strict COVID-19 hygiene and social distancing rules in place to keep everybody safe and well. Unfortunately, our Papua New Guinea girls have not been able to return to Australia. We miss them terribly and hope they can come ‘home’ soon.
It is with a very heavy heart that I inform you that Miss Sarah Amos has resigned from her Senior Boarding Supervisor position. Miss Amos has commenced work as a Teacher Aide in the day school. As I always look for a silver lining, I am gladdened by the thought that now both the boarders and day students will be blessed with Miss Amos’ incredible presence and support. The good news is that Miss Amos hasn’t left boarding completely and will continue to do some shifts in the boarding house. On behalf of all Boarding students, supervisors and parents, I thank Sarah for her loyal contribution to St Patrick’s College Boarding and wish her all the best in her new direction. For the rest of this term, Miss Alex will be the Senior Supervisor – Senior Years (Year 10-12) and Miss Amanda will be the Senior Supervisor – Junior Years (7-9).
It is my pleasure to welcome two new staff to our fabulous team of supervisors. Miss Megan is studying a Masters in Early Childhood and will be predominately working with our wonderful St Teresa girls. Miss Snow needs no introduction because she is already well loved by our students because she is a Teacher Aide in the day school. With Miss Snow and Miss Amos working in both areas, a greater connection between boarding and the school will be formed.
Supporting girls with their academics and learning with be my focus this term. The girls will be encouraged to attend tutorials for extra assistance. This term, we are implementing a peer tutoring program for girls in Year 7 – 9 and our Year 11 and 12 girls will trial a new study time after dinner.
Since returning, the girls favourite weekend activity has been, predictably, shopping. They have also loved being back on the Strand and enjoying Townsville’s amazing winter weather. Club sport has recommenced. Girls involved in touch, volleyball, union and league have started their fixtures and have been attending training sessions during the week. Starting this term, the girls must sign up for a least one afternoon fitness session per week. It is wonderful to see so many girls focussing on their health and fitness by participating in Miss Susan’s workout, doing PT with Dave, playing volleyball or walking/running Castle Hill.