Congratulations to all the boarders who got to experience playing in Grand Finals last weekend, and to the soccer players who played theirs last night. I know there were mixed results but I hope everyone can reflect on wonderful and fulfilling seasons. So many boarders received accolades at the Hockey Dinner that I cannot mention everyone, but it is great to see such committed and talented athletes receiving recognition for their efforts. I’m already looking forward to rowing and cricket season, and as an added bonus we will no longer have the soccer day students raiding our afternoon tea now their season has concluded.


It was terrific to see so many boarders attend the David Jones Jazz performance on Tuesday night. David was fairly impressive but Lachlan Craig and Alec Jagger were the standout performers for me on the night. Clearly they are two very talented musicians.


Our junior boarders moved rooms last night as we do every term. It is great to live with different people and to learn to get along with a mix of personalities. I am always extremely impressed with how well how boarders get along in this wonderful community.


We held a fun Footy Colours themed dinner on Monday night, and I'd like to say a big thank you to Gail for all of her organisation. Grace Austin, Tyler Hateley and Lucy Roberts won the footy challenge, Lucy backed up to win best dressed and Lizzie Duver, Eliza Jagger and Anna Spaull won the footy trivia. It was lots of fun and a great way to start the last week of term.


I am very excited to head west to Mundulla this weekend for the Saxondale Picnic. Hopefully lots of our South Australian families can attend, and a huge thank you in advance to the Andersens for hosting the lunch. Some of our finest boarders come from this part of the world, and I'm looking forward to visiting. 

We would like to wish Isaac Hocking and Phoebe Russell the best of luck as they head to Hobart for the National Hockey Championships. Chloe Andersen has been selected to umpire at this tournament which is also a wonderful achievement. Keep an eye out for Shayleigh as you may get a chance to see her in her natural environment.


We hope everyone has a very enjoyable holiday with family and loved ones. The boarding campus will be open all holidays and the Year 12s will be returning in the second week for the revision lectures. I will also be manning a College stand at Elmore Field Days to advertise and sing the praises of our amazing school. Enjoy the break and I look forward to seeing everyone again at the start of next term.

Alex Smith