13 August 2018

From the Deputy Head of Junior School

Fresh Enthusiasm

On Friday 27 July, the Junior School community commissioned Semester 2 Captains and Class Representatives. These boys received their badges as they were sworn in by the Headmaster in front of their peers and parents. Each week I have the pleasure of working with the Semester 2 House and Specialist Captains, and I am always amazed by the fresh enthusiasm that comes from the boys taking up their new positions. It is also a wonderful opportunity for me to work with all of the new boys who joined Year 5 at the beginning of the 2018 school year.

With such fine history and a long line of traditions, this time of the year reminds me of what can come from welcoming new people, new experiences and being open to new opportunities. It provides a time of mixing the young and the old, the current and the new, and finding a nice blend as new people who are indoctrinated into the strong traditions with fresh perspectives on their arrival.

These new captains will be fortunate to have an interactive morning of games with the Year 12 leadership team, thanks to Lachie Philips our 2018 School Captain. Already the Year 12s have pencilled in an opportunity to meet these new Year 5 Captains and share their leadership experiences through games and 'getting to know each other' activities. The fact that the older boys have offered their time for this morning is very much appreciated, given that the final leg of the Year 12 journey is upon them.

I thank the Semester 1 Captains for all of their hard work, whilst at the same time I look forward to seeing what this new group of leaders will bring to the positions they hold. If the last few weeks are anything to go by, we have many great things to look forward to.

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Miss Penny Hooper
Deputy Head of Junior School
(Administration and Pastoral Care)