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At the end of last term, I was given an incredible opportunity to support our Year 10 students on their 15-day venture across different sections of the Heysen Trail. I travelled over 4,000km in two weeks splitting my time between Quorn, Wilpena Pound and Tanunda with the pleasure of visiting each group at some stage throughout their journey. I was nothing short of bewildered by the camaraderie and sense of team spirit among the groups as they persevered through both personal and group challenges. I would like to thank the Year 10s for welcoming me into their journey and sharing some of their delicious meals. I hope that it was a fantastic experience for you all and that you continue to share these stories for years to come.

Over the Term 2 holidays I had the pleasure of assisting in our Bushfire Relief program hosted at Simon Tolley Wines, which were significantly affected by the devastating bushfires last summer. Alongside the Year 10s I learned how to prune, remove stumps and mulch whilst developing a greater perspective on the impact of the bushfires and how close they were to Adelaide and St Peter’s College. Well done to all boys involved in this program and I would encourage anyone interested to get involved with the Service Learning program.

Term 3 is shaping up to be an exciting and busy term for both staff and students. Last week was an awesome opening to winter sports with incredible success across our Junior and Senior competitions. Oliver and I are excited to be working alongside the Blue Group to host the 7th Annual Blue Week for Mental Health awareness at St Peter’s College in Week 4 this term with all proceeds going to BeyondBlue. This year’s events include Muffins with your Mentor, a Muster presentation by Jed Altschwager, Wear it Blue Casual Clothes Day, Fundraiser BBQ, Battle of the Bands and concludes with the Blue Sport Round. More information will be distributed to families and boys in the coming week.

We look forward to your support in raising awareness for BeyondBlue and initiating a conversation about mental health at home and within our community.

Tim Prince