Dean of Students | Mr Damien Cuddihy
Thank you to all families for your efforts in ensuring that our students were wearing their winter uniform correctly this week. The boys certainly look good in their blazers. A reminder that it is compulsory for the hat and blazer to be worn to and from the College every day. Next week, Pastoral Care Mentors will complete a uniform check. As part of this uniform check, we want to ensure that every student has a hat in an acceptable condition. In the past, we have offered a service through the uniform shop to mend small holes in hats for a reasonable price. Unfortunately, our supplier is no longer offering this service, and we have not been able to find another hat repairer that is prepared to take bulk orders. It will be the case that several hats will be deemed unsuitable for use as part of the College uniform, and some students will be required to purchase a new hat.
On Tuesday, we conducted the Inter-House Cross Country championships. The Year 12s showed outstanding leadership and ensured the younger students were organised and committed to the event. Our thanks to Mr McGahan, Mr Coman, Mr Hinch and the Sports staff for their organisation of the day.
Congratulations to Mahoney House for taking out the Luke Harrop Trophy for 2021. As with all such events, winning is nice, but participating in the right spirit and giving one’s best are far more important. Again, my thanks to all boys for the spirit in which they entered this event. We look forward to seeing what our Houses have prepared House Choir in Term 3.
I was fortunate to watch the 1st XI Football team play at Ipswich on Saturday afternoon. The team certainly played an entertaining brand of football. This weekend we would anticipate that many students will want to stay behind to watch the Firsts game against Brisbane State High School. As usual, any boys choosing to support the 1st XI need to be in academic uniform (white shirt, blazer, red HPE cap).
Finally, just a word about the procedure if your son is unwell and needs to go home. I have asked students to refrain from contacting home and asking parents to pick them up; this has happened a few times and is not our preference. As is standard protocol in schools and in line with our duty of care, our sickbay attendant will decide and contact parents/caregivers if this is required.