Over the past two weeks, we have been busy connecting with students all across the Senior and Junior schools. First, we were pleased to attend a welcome lunch with the Headmaster and the School Prefects, where Mr Browning welcomed us all to the new year and wished us the best of luck. He also enlightened us on the School’s intricately entwined history with South Australian legislation, and showed us a copy of the original documents from SPSC’s founding. We were also allowed to look at all the artifacts and items around his office, to explore the rich past of our School.
In the past fortnight, we have prioritised interacting with the Junior School. We were glad to join the Week 3 Junior School Assembly in Memorial Hall, and introduce ourselves to the rest of the school. We encouraged the boys to introduce themselves to us if they see us around the School, and to not be afraid to come and say “hello”. We really do love interacting with the younger year levels.
At this Assembly, we were also happy to watch two performances of Chinese students singing a lullaby and traditional Chinese folk song. It was great to hear the boys come together in song and perform to such a high standard. Furthermore, we were glad to see the induction of the many new SRC representatives and Music Captains. Congratulations boys!
We closed our week with a visit to the Vailima Gardens Retirement Village Hackney with the Prep boys. Being able to facilitate the interactions between the young students and older residents was really enjoyable. We had a morning of paper aeroplane throwing, reading, and scone and tea tasting. Overall, it was extremely fun and engaging to both the boys and residents.
Finally, on Tuesday 21 February, Young House hosted their annual Shrove Tuesday fundraiser. Shrove Tuesday is a feast day on the Anglican calendar before the start of Lent on Ash Wednesday, which traditionally was a period of fasting during the 40 days leading up to Easter. On the day, Young House provided the School with hundreds of fresh pancakes and ice cream to celebrate the event, and raised over $1300 dollars for Novita.
Looking ahead, we have continued preparations for the National Student Leadership Summit to be held on Friday 10 March, and are excited to finally see our ideas come to fruition. Again, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if you have any questions or queries. We are always happy to help!
Thomas Hamilton-Smith and Aidan Hua