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This time last year I thought I had begun my final year at school; however, I have since been given a very special opportunity to return in 2020. This year I don’t have to worry about classes or timetables but instead I get to work on projects like the upcoming National Student Leadership Summit, hosted by the School on 6 March. Oliver and I are looking forward to meeting visiting students and with the help of Louka Parry, facilitate workshops to the student leaders.

In my first few weeks back at school, I have had the pleasure of working with the Year 8s at their lead-in-camp earlier this week at Finnis. The lead-in camp is a fantastic opportunity for the students to meet new boys and form relationships in their new mentor groups. I can relate with some students who might feel out of their depth and a little overwhelmed. I distinctly remember that camp when I first arrived at Saints. It was a truly special experience spending time with the boys in an environment where they are encouraged to be themselves. I was also lucky to join some of the students rock climbing in Encounter Bay where we all learnt about harnessing, climbing and how to belay. The importance of teamwork was emphasised as the boys needed to communicate together to keep their mates safe.

People often ask why I would choose to return to school for another year. This year is an opportunity to get to know and lead the students who are the backbone of this community. Oliver and I are incredibly privileged to be a part of this community and I encourage everyone to try new things because you never know what passions you might find. I extend my gratitude to the School community for welcoming me with open arms and I invite you to contact me if there is any way I can support you.


Tim Prince
School Captain