It is always great to see dads on campus. At both the Senior School Father-Son Breakfast last week and Read Around with Dad in the Junior School this morning, I’ve witnessed the special role fathers play in their son’s life and their enormous involvement in their son’s schooling. Our boys treasure their relationship with their fathers and male role models. These are the relationships that lay the foundations of connection, empathy, care and love. It was also terrific to see the expressions of affection and love between both generations. To all fathers and special friends: thank you. Your son greatly appreciates your commitment to him and his education, and as a School we appreciate your willingness to be a strong partner in our co-parenting role.
Read Around with Dad has been a superb follow up to Book Week. The emphasis and enjoyment of reading is a theme we must model constantly with our children, especially considering the constant battle with screen time and other digital distractions. Book Week is one of my favourite events on campus and I enjoyed chatting to students about their favourite books and characters. This year my costume was inspired by ‘Diary of a Cricket God’.
Congratulations to Max Blacker (Year 9) who has been selected for the ‘SSA All Australian 15 Years and Under Australian Football Team’ and Year 8 students Jack Koch, Ted Bond, Conan Baird and Charlie Koch who won their division in the SA Interschools Snowsports Championships in Falls Creek Victoria. And a special congratulations to Angus Ritossa (Year 12) who recently competed in the International Olympiad in Informatics in Azerbaijan. He placed ninth out of 327 competitors and was the highest placed Australian. An outstanding achievement.