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We were blessed with a perfect day for the Senior School Athletics Carnival this week. I commend and congratulate all students for their participation in the day, and the way in which they represented their respective Houses. Congratulations to Howard House for winning the 2019 Senior School Athletics Trophy. I’d like to thank all Heads of House for their work organising students for events. Thank you as always to Laurie Humphreys for running such a well-organised carnival, and the grounds team who had the Caterer and Wilson Ovals looking magnificent.

The Achilles Cup has also been another successful athletics outing for Saints. We retained the Athletics Intercol by a margin of 350 points. The 72 strong team dominated the day, in particular the middle distance events. Jonathan Harris (Year 8) set records in the 800m and 1500m, while Aidan Murphy (Year 11) ran an amazing 10.74 and smashed the previous U16 100m record. Aidan and Jonathan shared the Tony Keynes Medal for their performances. This result makes it 47 wins from a possible 48, a truly sensational record.

A reminder that the summer sport season begins at the beginning of Term 4. Students will receive information from their coaches detailing exactly when and where their season commences. Training will begin in Week 1. I wish all students the best of luck for their sports in Term 4 and encourage them to be great competitors who practice exceptional sportsmanship at all times.

Term 4 commences on Tuesday 15 October. Boys are required to return to school wearing summer uniform. It is a relatively short term of just eight weeks, culminating with the Year 7-11 Speech Day. Lessons for Year 12s conclude on Wednesday 23 October and celebrations to mark this occasion will take place over the following two days. This information has been communicated to Year 12 students and families. Please do check in with the School if you have any questions about these significant events.

Thanks to you all for your support of, and engagement with the School over the course of Term 3. I hope the upcoming holiday period provides for you an opportunity to spend some quality time with family and friends. We look forward to welcoming all students back to school on 15 October.

James Tamblyn
Deputy Headmaster/Head of Senior School