18 June 2018

Head of Middle School

We saw another impressive response to bushfires last week. With fires threatening Pinjarra, Dwellingup and Moray our Year 7 camp had to be abandoned at the 11th hour. Disappointment was acute on both the students and the teacher's faces. However, with only an hour's planning the whole Moray adventure was reconfigured and was run from Scotch with our boys camping around the oval and involved in canoeing, snorkelling and rock climbing activities here in Perth. It was an impressive display on two accounts: the staff who looked at the problem as an opportunity rather than a setback and the students who recognised the creativity and responsiveness of the staff and embraced their urban Outdoor Education experience with the same positive mindset. My thanks and congratulations to both the staff and the students for adapting to the situation so optimistically.

Congratulations also to Charlie Bevan, Xavier Dry, Ronald Fellows-Smith, Lachlan Hyndes, Charlie Radici, Declan Reilly, David Stulpner, David Winton and Mawson Barr-Willans on their performances at the PLC Quarry Amphitheatre Proms last Sunday, a beautiful venue was complimented by wonderful performances.

Congratulations to the staff and students who competed in the Fremantle Triathlon yesterday, a great effort!

We started this week, Holy Week, with foot washing and we conclude with Good Friday and our Easter break. It is an appropriate time as we gather with family to reflect on love and service. I wish you and your family a wonderful Easter celebration.

Mr Richard Ledger

Head of Middle School