Dean of Students | Mr Damien Fall

As I reflect on Term 2, I am conscious that students are tired, having been pushed to meet their potential.

One aspect of a Terrace education that attracts parents is the fact that students are challenged and expectations are high. We know that we get the best out of young men when we ask a lot of them. As I reflect on Term 2, I am conscious that students are tired, having been pushed to meet their potential. In particular, students from Years 11 and 12 have experienced the most challenging term of their school lives. I trust they go into holidays content in the knowledge that they have performed in a way of which they can be proud. It is now time for a break before they come back to do it all again next term.

This Friday afternoon after school, the Term 2 sporting program concludes when our Firsts Football and Tennis teams are hosted by BBC. Despite the unusual timing, there is some enthusiasm amongst students about attending the event as spectators. It is wonderful that our students are keen to attend and give their support, especially as the Tennis players are chasing a premiership. We will run a bus to BBC after school on Friday, returning at full time of the Football; it is essential that students sign up for a seat on the bus at the College Sport Office. Those wishing to stay after this time to watch the Tennis will be required to find their own way home. Although the term will be finished, it is exceptionally important that spectators are dressed in full College uniform and that their conduct is exemplary – we need to see support that is positive and focussed on helping our players to perform at their best. All the very best to everyone involved.

As we come to the end of the term, I am excited by the fact that I will be taking some long-service leave for the first six weeks of Term 3. It will be a nice opportunity for my wife and I to do some travelling and attend to some neglected jobs around home. In my absence, Mr Damien Cuddihy will move from Waterford Place to act as Dean of Students. He will remain in the role for all of Term 3 and the first two weeks of Term 4 as I will be Acting College Dean on my return. I am very confident that Damien will do an excellent job and I encourage parents to contact him regarding any pastoral matters as the need arises during this time. His role at Waterford Place will be ably filled by Mr Mason Hellyer for this 12 week period. I wish these two important members of our pastoral team the very best as they take on these roles. Next term, we also welcome Mr Anthony Hayward back as Windsor House Dean. I thank Mr Anthony Baruksopulo for his efforts acting in this role; he did a wonderful job in leading the House. I look forward to my return in the second half of Term 3 and I wish all our families a restful time over the holidays.