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As we approach the end of the first semester, I wish to acknowledge and share some of the notable events and updates that have made Term 2 remarkable.

Firstly, I would like to reflect on the incredible production of the musical, “Jesus Christ Superstar”. Last week, our School in collaboration with Walford Anglican School for Girls, was lit up with four consecutive nights of vibrant performances, each one leaving the audience in awe of the students’ and staff’s combined creative genius. Months of hard work, dedication, and endless rehearsals culminated in four evenings of high standard performances, a testament to the relentless pursuit of excellence by all those involved. A well-deserved congratulations to all the students and staff who contributed to the musical. Your passion and dedication truly paid off.

On the subject of community and collaboration, we were delighted to see the DaCosta dining hall buzzing with conversation during the “Meet the Mentors” breakfast in Week 7. This event, aimed at parents and mentors of Year 8 students, provided a wonderful opportunity for ‘face to face’ interactions. It was a pleasure to see students, parents, and staff coming together, strengthening bonds, and building an even more supportive environment for our students.

Our Year 10 students have successfully commenced their 21 Day Journey in the breathtaking terrain of Ikara Flinders Ranges. Under the watchful eyes of our Outdoor Education staff and experienced group facilitators, students are embracing the opportunity to journey beyond the comforts of home and away from their regular online worlds. This program is designed to foster self-discovery, resilience and foster a deeper connection with one another and the environment they are navigating. I am happy to report that the students are in good spirits and forming routines that will serve them well.

For our Year 12 students, it’s a crucial time. Having crossed the halfway mark of the academic year, they find themselves in the thick of their final academic journey. I encourage each one of them to keep up the momentum, maintain a healthy balance, and make the most of the support available in their peers, staff and old scholar Tutors.

As we near the end of Semester 1, it is an opportune time for all of us to finish Term 2 well. Use the upcoming mid-year break wisely for rest, recovery, and to get ahead in your studies.

I thank each member of our school community for their ongoing support, dedication, and commitment to learning. Please make contact with me if I can support you or improve your son’s experience.

Barnaby Eaton
Acting Head of Senior School