Dean of Students | Acting Dean, Mr Damien Cuddihy
On Monday night, the College hosted the Year 11 Semi-Formal at Friday’s Restaurant at the Riverside Centre. It was an enjoyable night for the Year 11s and their partners and I would like to thank Mrs Jo Tarlington for her organisation of the event. Next week the Year 11s gather for the Leadership camp with their newly appointed College Leaders for 2018.
We have had a number of House events in the first few weeks of this term. Xavier House had a very successful House breakfast at the Victoria Park Golf Club in support of their House Friendship Group, yourtown. Reidy House had their annual “Rough Night In” at Waterford Place, where social workers from Brisbane Youth Service joined them to speak to the boys about the organisation. Kearney have been running a bake sale all week to support Milpera State High School and Magee are heading over to Moreton Island this weekend for the annual “Big Day Out”. It’s great to see the various House groups being active in the community.
This month’s SchoolTV topic examines the issue of pressure, especially around exams. Parents will find advice on how to help students cope with the pressure and how students can work smarter to achieve the results they desire. Diet, exercise and sleep all play an important part in helping a student balance a busy schedule and study smarter. Keeping stress levels to a minimum and reducing anxiety can be achieved through careful planning and having a supportive environment. Dr Michael Carr-Gregg says that when learning to cope with pressure “balance is key when it comes to getting the most out of the brain”. Students need to take responsibility for when to study and when to socialise.” The link to the resource can be found here.