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It was wonderful to welcome all students back to campus today for the resumption of normal lessons and face to face learning. As I reflect on the previous two weeks, I am grateful for the opportunities that students and staff have had to come together across the School.

On Wednesday 11 November students and staff came together for a whole school Remembrance Day Service to remember those that served and those that paid the ultimate sacrifice in the service of our nation. Senior School students also came together for Summer House Sports Day celebrations last Friday and I thank the staff and students for making this a memorable and fun occasion. There were also scenes of excitement as Senior School students and staff witnessed the fastest car in the rocket car competition travel at a speed of 166 km/h and an acceleration of 0 to 100 km/h in less than one second.

It was wonderful to witness the joy and exuberance of our Junior School students as they participated in the Colour Run. The smiles on each boy’s face was amazing to watch and the event raised funds for a great cause. Junior School students also tapped into their creativity earlier this month and appreciated the opportunity to learn from renowned Australian artist, Amy Joy Page, who was our 2020 Artist in Residence.

There have been a number of student achievements across the School in the past few weeks and I know you will join me in congratulating the following students.

ICAS Medal winners
Joseph Fitzgerald (Year 7), Siyu Cai (Year 8), Darren Nguyen (Year 9) and Nicholas Koh (Year 10) received the highest scores in SA/NT in the 2020 International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) Science tests.

Reverend W H Irwin Memorial Prize for Public Speaking
Xian Huang (Year 11) was awarded the Reverend W H Irwin Memorial Prize for Public Speaking at Muster on Wednesday.

SAAS Open Boys Football
Matthew Roberts (Year 11) came runner up in the SAAS AFL Open boys best and fairest count on Monday 9 November, coming second by just one point.

Junior School Sports Day
Stokes-Ware House was awarded House Champion at the Junior School Sports Day and I congratulate the following age group winners:

• Jimmy Hele (Year 6), 12-year-old champion and Malcolm Stevenson Cup recipient
• James Tolis (Year 6), 11-year-old champion and Ian Seppelt Cup recipient
• Thomas Pyke (Year 4), 10-year-old champion and Dick Niehuus Cup recipient
• Henry Morfesi (Year 3), 9-year-old champion and dual Tony Keynes Cup recipient
• Ziffy McKenna (Year 3), 8-year-old champion and dual Tony Keynes Cup recipient

A1/A2 Junior School Tennis Team
Congratulations to the A1/A2 Junior School Tennis Team who secured a 16-0 win against Pembroke last Friday and thus remain undefeated for 10 years.

As always, please contact the School should you have any queries or concerns.

Tim Browning