Our Graduating Class of 2017

This week, our Year 12 students were given a memorable farewell. It all started with class and House celebrations, a Dress Up Day and Valedictory Ceremony on Friday. This is a wonderful group of young people, with terrific families who have contributed so much to the success of the school. Graduating from school is one… 

Pedal Prix success!

Last week saw the conclusion of the 2017 Pedal Prix season, with the team competing in the 24-hour race at Murray Bridge. Students from Years 6 – 10 participated in the event, and worked together throughout the night to get some excellent lap times, with our fastest lap time going to Mitchell Keegan in Year… 

Navigating Senior School subject choices

Students and parents have some important decisions to make in the next couple of weeks in regards to subject selections for next year. This week, the Subject Expo was well attended by our senior students and parents were educated on the SACE, ATARs, University requirements and new subject offerings. The Expo was supported by our… 

Global Competence

Harvard Researcher Prof Ron Ritchhart, a former Aussie teacher who has piloted the internationally acclaimed, Cultures of Thinking, project recently visited Adelaide to present to independent schools boards and executives about the future demands on schooling. He framed eight key areas of School life that need to go beyond what they do now and embrace… 

To the Class of 2016

The most popular career choices that you have made are nursing, teaching, health, law and engineering.  It centres on your obvious desire to help people. You all seem destined for vocations that are about working in the interests of others or with others. It’s hardly surprising given your track record of school of leadership, volunteering,… 

Exciting opportunities for Stage 1 Indonesian students!

This semester, the Stage 1 Indonesian class has been one of only three schools in SA who were invited to take part in an exciting new initiative funded by the Cultural Attaché at the Indonesian Embassy in Canberra, and supported by the Flinders University Indonesian Department. Through this initiative our students have had the opportunity… 

Year 12 Valedictory

To a packed hall of family, friends, staff and students, Father Steve held a moving Eucharist service (you can read his speech here), blessing our graduating Year 12s and their futures. A special Assembly followed, during which a slideshow of memories reflected back on our students’ journeys through the School, before they all left their… 

Special guests in the Senior School

Our last Even Wednesday event was staged this week. Year 10 students have enjoyed hearing from a series of health experts over the year on issues about sleep, diet, drugs and alcohol, sexual health, psychology, stress and self-image. Our final special guest was Drug and Alcohol Educator, Kerryn Redpath, who shared her personal story about… 

A changing approach to discipline

We all appreciate that students learn best in engaging environments that are also orderly. However, all children are different and they respond to discipline and these environments in different ways. Most of the disruptive behaviour at our school is of a very low level, and for some time we have relied on strategies that deter…