14 August 2017

Acts of Kindness Dr A J O'Connell - Headmaster

Headmaster's Reflections

Over the last couple of weeks it has been very satisfying to have stories relayed from the public about acts of kindness carried out by Scotch boys. At our three sub-school assemblies we often talk about making a difference, not only at the macro level, but through actions which make a difference in the everyday activities in which the boys find themselves engaged. It is clear the messages that are being imparted by the Heads of School and staff are taken on by our boys. I thank and congratulate them for the role they play in sharing with the wider community what it truly means to be a Scotch student.

I would like to also acknowledge the Parents' Association and the Old Scotch Collegians for making a difference by their recent funding initiatives. Both groups have made significant contributions. Through the Parents' Association we have been able to purchase more table tennis equipment for our Junior and Middle Schools and in the Senior School we are about to embark on a recycling trial around the canteen, as well as purchase new goals for the Water Polo teams. Our OSC have generously supported our peer tutoring programme in the residence which means that more boys will be able to experience even better levels of academic support. Both of these groups have reinforced that as a community we continue to give back as part of the cyclical nature of our community.

In closing I would like to thank the incredible team of mothers and helpers who worked so tirelessly to give our Year 12 boys the experience of a lifetime at their Ball this past weekend. Well done to everyone; especially the boys and their partners for making Saturday such a special occasion.

If you are free on Saturday 9 March, or trying to escape the coverage of the election, join us at Symphony by the Lake.

Have a great fortnight

Dr A J O'Connell

Headmaster

Written By: Dr Alec O'Connell