Dean of Students | Mr Damian Cuddihy

Welcome to Term 4. I hope you had the opportunity to change the usual routine over the holidays. The boys have made an excellent start this week and seem prepared for the challenges ahead. Thank you for your support in assisting the staff in creating a positive tone around the corridors and classrooms by making sure your son has had a haircut and is well groomed this week. This term is short, and students have heard the message throughout the week - they need to get down to work immediately.

Tomorrow, we are holding our annual Inter-House Track and Field Carnival. The day will include a range of fun events culminating in the much anticipated all age House relay and student v staff touch rugby match. As with all House events, the focus is on participation, fun and connection. On this day, all students are asked to wear their PE uniform to school. It is an expectation that every student who is physically able to do so competes in all events for their House. This is an enjoyable, important, and compulsory day for all students, and I look forward to everyone attending and participating to the best of their ability. Please remind your son to bring a water bottle, sunscreen and Terrace hat to the carnival. Boys needing to catch the bus from Terrace need to be here by 8.15am. If you are dropping your son at Tennyson, he will need to arrive by 8.45am. Students can be collected from Tennyson at 2.45pm or from the College at 3.10pm.

Next Tuesday, we have the GPS Track and Field Carnival at QSAC. We wish Mr Hayward and the team all the best for the carnival and hope that as many athletes as possible can record a personal best in their events. This is just a reminder that Year 5 students attend as spectators in the morning, and Year 7 students will attend in the afternoon.

We will continue to push the message about considerate use of public transport to and from the College. The need to look for opportunities to offer your seat to an adult and ensure that you don’t take food onto the train or bus is at the forefront of this message. Further to this, students have also been asked to ensure they only cross major roads at designated crossings, even if it means walking slightly further to do so. The welfare of students is our top priority, and we need them to help by making good decisions when it comes to their safety.

I look forward to a positive and highly successful final term for all members of our community.