Acting Dean of Waterford | Mr Steven Hohn

At the end of this week my time ends as Acting Dean of Waterford Place.  I would like to publicly thank the staff, students and parents of Waterford Place for the support that I have received over the past five weeks.  Waterford Place offers a unique opportunity to the young men of Terrace.  The 2018 Waterford cohort is finishing the year well and should be congratulated on what has been an excellent year across a multitude of areas. The year spent at Waterford traditionally witnesses a great deal of change in the life of our young men. However, it can be difficult to identify these changes when you are walking with your son on a daily basis. Having witnessed first-hand the 2019 Waterford intake, and the past five weeks, I am reminded at the level of social and emotional growth that occurs from the end of Year 9. 

In the last five weeks, a number of life lessons have been delivered to help the young men of Waterford be all that they can be.  The lessons have been around making good choices when we make our many decisions throughout a day, taking ownership of our decisions, treating people with respect and acting with integrity.  The bigger picture of these messages culminates in the young men at Waterford building towards being the best that they can be and raising their awareness of how to exhibit strong character.

Lastly, I would like to congratulate all of the boys that received awards or performed on Friday night at the Celebration of Excellence.  I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate the following boys for achieving special awards for their involvement at Waterford this year. 

Dux of Year 10 - Patrick Gleeson  
Yr 10 Leadership Prize - Daniel Migotto
Yr 10 Character, Service, Study and Co-curricular Prize - Samuel Dutton 
Junior Sportsman of the Year - Jerimiah Woodward

For those that weren’t acknowledged in the public forum, I offer these words:

“Great things happen to those who don't stop believing, trying, learning, and being grateful.” ~ Roy T Bennett