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Our School Captains Hugo Hart and David Quan are to be commended for coordinating and co-hosting the National Student Leadership Summit on Friday 8 March. More than 90 students from across South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales attended to exchange ideas, and inspire and challenge each other. Our captains undertook the difficult task of co-hosting the conference with facilitator Louka Parry (Rex J Lipman Fellow in 2018) and set a wonderful example to our students and those from interstate schools.

Thanks to the support and help of many families over the Womad weekend, the establishment of our Social Enterprise Fund is nearing realisation. Thank you to the following students for their dedicated assistance over the four days of car parking duties: Alex Andreyev, Alexander Kimber, Angus Miller, Archie Goodson, Archie Young, Ashton Haseldine, Austen Lindsay, Blaise Howes, Carlos Liu, Darcy Tsamaidis, Felix Pyne, Fergus Lamp Brooks, Fraser Town, Harry Bruce, Henry Braithwaite, Henry Southcott, Hugh Hazell, Hugo Bowyer, Jack Gooden, Jack Rogers, James Gasparin, James Hosking, Jeremy Beale, Jeremy Harding, Jonathan Harris, Joshua Chu, Lachlan Bishop-Spalding, Liam Duerden, Liam Moukachar, Luc van den Hengel, Luke Turner, Matt Edmonds-Wilson, Matthew Zappia, Michael Bu, Ned Gauvin, Noah Browning, Noah Latimer, Oliver Hamilton, Oscar Page, Peter Morfesi, Riley Brunsgard, Rory Lethbridge, Samuel Warrick, Stefan Kudra, Teja Nairn, Thomas Albertini, Thomas Browning, Thomas Hosking, Thomas Mestrov, Weston Rata, Will Gunner, William Barone, Vincent Barone, William Fitzgerald, William Gaertner and Zig Jonats.

Using funds generated from this activity, students will soon be able to apply for small financial grants to start or expand social enterprises that meet a local community need. At this stage it looks as if a group of Year 1 students, with the assistance of Ms Tierney may be the first to apply. Well done Year 1 – it’s great to see you leading the way. Please look out for the online application form which will hit student inboxes at the beginning of Term 2.

Throughout the term I have been pleased to see many students put dedicated effort into summer sport. The upcoming intercol fixtures are sure to see some close contests. All students are reminded that our long standing relationship with our intercollegiate partners in Kent Town should be defined by the integrity in which the competition is undertaken. I encourage all participants to play hard, put in their best effort and push themselves and their team while maintaining the highest levels of courtesy, sportsmanship and respect. Above all else, Saints and PAC are partners in this shared endeavour.

Congratulations to Alex Shierlaw, Year 12 who has been selected to represent Australia at the XVI International Geography Olympiad to be held in Hong Kong later this year. Well done to Angus Ritossa, Year 12 will represent St Peter’s College at the Australian Informatics Olympiad Selection School, which will be held at Macquarie University in April.

Tim Browning