Captains' Corner | Vice Captain, Tom Pappalardo

For the final time last Friday, the Seniors of 2018 celebrated the annual Induction Mass held at The University of Queensland. Whilst the occasion formally symbolises the acknowledgement of the Year 12s commitment to lead, it also holds a level of excitement for the rest of community as to what the year will bring. I have no doubt 2018 will be another successful year for the school and I have complete faith in the Senior cohort’s ability to lead.

The term is well and truly underway and we are more than a quarter of the way through the term’s lessons. I encourage everyone to ensure that they are on top of their schoolwork and start revising as early as possible. The happiest students are the ones doing the work.

On Tuesday at assembly we were joined by the OP 1 recipients from last year. Whilst it is fantastic to see so many familiar faces, it is their success that offers inspiration to the rest of the community to try and achieve the best possible academic outcomes. Every year each scholar offers a small section of advice which is handed out to the students in small booklets. The underlying message from each of the former students is that “hard work pays off”. I again have no doubt that 2018 will bring more fantastic academic results.

Shifting the focus, the weekend’s co-curricular activities were full of stand out performances and incredible results. The Senior A and B Debating teams won their respective debates, whilst the 1st VI Volleyball team also won in straight sets. A special mention to the 1st VIII rowing crew who recorded their first regatta win since 2011.

I hope everyone has had a smooth first few weeks (parents included!) and are looking forward to what 2018 has to bring.