Posted on August 19, 2016
We are well over half way into Term 3 and I’m not sure if it’s just wishful thinking, but I feel the warmer weather approaching. The days are getting just that little bit longer and the temperature is almost challenging the 20 degree mark – fingers crossed.
The Olympics have no doubt been a big part of your household – almost unavoidable with it all over the TV, newspapers, tablets, etc. There have been some wonderful stories of success and triumph, and not necessarily resulting in receiving a medal, but stories of hard work, discipline and effort – a key message to our boys that success doesn’t always mean standing up on the dais receiving formal recognition but can often mean achieving a goal one has set oneself.
There have been examples of this with some of our own boys in recent times, such as Jake Richardson of Year 8 who recently represented Victoria in the National Karate Championships in the Under 55kg Kumite Division. Jake performed exceptionally well throughout the competition and finished up in third position taking out the bronze medal – well done Jake.
Mitchell Snowball in Year 7 recently competed in the Victorian Schools Cycling Competition in the Under 15s Mountain Biking down at Dromana. In quite a large field Mitchell performed exceptionally well to also finish in 3rd position behind two boys quite a bit older than him. A great effort by Mitchell.
For many boys sport is not their area of strength, for them it might be academics, music or art. The performing arts is a real strength of our school and right at this very moment our boys and girls are auditioning for next year’s musical – Hairspray. The school musical is always something I encourage a lot of boys to get involved in as it provides them with a fantastic opportunity to develop in areas such as confidence and commitment, as well as providing them with a wonderful opportunity to make new friends across both boys and girls and from Year 7 to Year 12.
I need to apologise for the misprint of the author of the article regarding Poetry in Action in an earlier edition of Aspectus. The article was kindly written by Jac Bellfinch of Year 8. Sorry for the omission Jac.