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Tonight is an exciting evening for our Year 11 and 12 students as they attend the Blue & White Formal. The theme of Hogwarts has been magnificently realised and the transformation of Memorial Hall is complete. Alongside staff from across the Senior School, I am looking forward to celebrating with them as we begin the process of farewelling the Class of 2019 and handing over the mantle of leadership to the Class of 2020.

Last week, I was most impressed by the hardiness of Junior School students and parents who braved the elements for the Sleep Out. It was a bitterly cold and rainy evening, providing a realistic insight into life on the streets. Raising money and awareness about homelessness gave students, staff and parents the opportunity to learn about the difficulties faced by homeless people in Adelaide and how we can help. Well done to everyone involved and thank you to Jo Tierney for organising the evening.

On Tuesday evening we were all treated to a musical extravaganza by our Year 1 and 2 boys. The theme of friendship was emphasised and reinforced through the collaboration, rhythm and syncopation of each performance. Katie Carey demonstrated that through high expectations, diligence and expert instruction our boys can perform, sing, and dance to a very high standard. The evening was a showcase of pure joy for all who attended.

Special congratulations to this year’s pedal prix team who have been crowned the Australian HPV Open High School Champions. The School entered four Human Powered Vehicles (HVP’s) with boys from Years 7 to 12 competing in six-hour and 24-hour long endurance races. The final race was held in Murray Bridge last week and was a gruelling 24-hour test of team work, resilience, physical exhaustion, crashes and pain. Particular mention to Rhys Godfrey, Will Golding, James Howard, Angus Miller, Jake Nesbitt , Max Probert and James Ritossa who formed part of the Vector (category 3 open) team and were undefeated this season.

As we finish Term 3, I wish everyone in the St Peter’s College community a restful and family-focused break. I look forward to seeing everyone on 15 October for what will be a busy and fulfilling Term 4.

Tim Browning