With all transition classes for next year’s Year 11 and 12 students having been completed in the last few weeks we have come to the end of the 2017 academic year for current Senior College students.
I take this opportunity to thank current Year 10 students who were involved in last week’s METEC and First Aid programs. Our outside presenters commented how impressed they were with the level of attention and commitment demonstrated by our students at these sessions.
Our current Year 9 students also completed their Transition into the Senior College last week and are currently on their Summer Expeditions week.
I join our Year Level Co-ordinators in reminding all students that the “holiday homework” that will be set in the Transition classes is due to be completed by the first scheduled lesson for each subject in 2018. Transition material is available on the Portal should students have missed any of the sessions. A reminder that classes resume for next year’s Year 11 and Year 12 students on Monday 29 January; whilst, next year’s Year 10 students will commence classes on Tuesday 30 January.
A number of Senior College students are currently on Exchange programs in France and Germany and are undoubtedly enjoying themselves being immersed in their chosen second language.
Co-curricular Captains 2018
Recently at our final Principal’s Assembly for the year with all Year 7 to 11 students, I announced the next round of leadership positions for 2018; our Co-curricular Captains. On behalf of the entire Tintern Grammar community, I wish the following students well in their leadership of our various and extensive co-curricular offerings:
|Performing Arts:||Gerard Barclay||Natalia Cawood|
|Pegasus & Campanile:||Riley Parsons||Kate Swain|
|Sustainability:||Courtney Snowball||Isabella Vecchio|
|Outdoor Education:||Phoebe Bridgford||Elizabeth O’Dell|
|Mathematics:||Victoria Chen||Lily Li||Emma Scealy|
|School Pianists:||Molly Fleming||Steven Zhang|
|Instrumental Music (Female):||Holly Fryer|
|Instrumental Music (Male):||Gerard Barclay|
|Girls’ Sport:||Isabella Wright|
|Boys’ Sport:||Will Snibson|
|Information Technology:||Annabelle McKenzie|
|Art:||Isabella Chavez||Brianna Oldmeadow||Maria Ruan|
|Science:||Sharon Li||Talia Webb|
|Young Farmers:||Ashlea Cross||Olivia Cross||Amy Taylor||Ella Watt|
|Debating:||Nabila Ali||Rose Russell|
|Blood Bank Ambassadors:||Yasmin Lobo||Joel Williams|
|Equestrian:||Brooke Thompson||Darcee McCallum (Vice Captain)|
|Social Justice:||Eliza Allen||Casey Anderson||Mitch Wooller|
|Brook Leaders:||Caitlin Howley||Annabelle McKenzie|
|Language:||Daniella Cosentino||Sharon Li||Lily Spence-Fletcher|
At the same Assembly, I was totally taken by surprise in being presented with a gift on behalf of all current Senior College students and staff by next years’ School Captains, Tara McAsey and Jack Read. The gift, a beautifully framed print of a photo of Tintern Abbey, was particularly poignant for me in this my final year at Tintern Grammar.
Our School was named after Tintern Abbey by our founding Principal, Mrs Emma B Cook, and several years ago my wife, Maria, and I had the pleasure of visiting the hauntingly beautiful Tintern Abbey which is situated on the Wye River in Wales.
I was able to relay my thanks to the Senior College students at the Assembly and mentioned how I came to Tintern Grammar in 1991 with the expectation of staying one year before taking up a promotion position in the state education systems – amazingly one year became 27 years of working at our fabulous School.
With kind regards and my thanks to all students, families and staff I have worked with across my years at Tintern Grammar and in particular, to current members of our Senior College community,
by Geoff Connor, Vice Principal, Senior College, Administration and Students