Dear Parents and Carers,
I wrote last week of my hopes for a successful Founders’ Day and, happily, such it proved to be.
The sun shone and our guests from Perth (who flew here on two chartered aircraft) saw the town and the School at its very best.
Preparations for the day had started the week before with a good clean-up of the School site by all. On the day itself lockers were tidied, uniforms checked and shoes polished, ensuring a smart turnout of both place and people. The service itself was presided over by the Archbishop with her grace and insight, the occasion being added to by the musical offerings of the Band and Choir. The lunch for invited guests, provided by the Parents and Friends was sumptuously delicious, complementing the morning tea made by Mrs Lisa Marquis. Thereafter guests from Perth toured the School and learned more of Big Picture from the students involved who, of course, impressed with their enthusiastic commitment. It really was a wonderful day which left me feeling very proud of the School, with just cause, as a sample of the comments received illustrates.
…thank you for organising such a wonderful day of celebration for all associated with EACS…It was a great joy for the Peth delegation to see the school and Esperance at their finest. 10 years have gone quickly...exciting and challenging at the same time.
A thoroughly enjoyable day yesterday.
Congratulations to all.
It was an extremely enjoyable day yesterday. I trust the visiting dignitaries were suitable impressed and as proud as we all were of the School’s progress.
And once again, congratulations on the wonderful spirit of yesterday’s celebrations.
That was such a lovely service yesterday. Thank you so much.
Thanks for the delightful service to celebrate the tenth birthday of EACS. You must have been proud of your students and their wonderful contributions that made it so memorable.
Congratulations to the EACS Band with their lovely, melodious sounds and superb discipline shown through working so beautifully with their conductor. Their performance was most enjoyable throughout.
The School choir was also a delight and their amazing control over those difficult parts enchanting.
Thanks very much for an unforgettable service that showed the excellence of the work of the staff and students of EACS.
Need I say more, other than to thank you for your support given in so many, often unseen, ways.
Support for sport in the form of swimming came from the remarkable Maddilyn McGrinder who organised a splendid informal swimming event in the BOILC. Over 50 competitors and nearly 200 supporters made the day a very special and enjoyable one. Demi-Lee Barker also exhorted girls to get involved in sport through her article in the Esperance Tide. Such initiative and leadership from our students is so heartening and encouraging.
Year 10 Work Experience – Perth and Esperance
A date has now been agreed for this activity which, again, will also include a visit to the universities in Perth for Year 11 students: Week 3 of Term 4, 22nd to 29th October. Of course, more details will be circulated nearer the time but if you have any questions please contact Mrs Lisa Marquis at firstname.lastname@example.org
The term is rattling along to its conclusion so a few dates to keep you informed.
Monday 11th Big Picture Exhibitions commence
Monday 11th and Tuesday 12th Junior Boys’ AFL
Tuesday 12th 0900 Open Morning
Wednesday 13th Universities’ visit
Thursday 14th Inter-House Cross Country
Saturday 16th School Production
Thursday 21st Matinee of School Production for EACS and primary schools
Friday 22nd School Production
Sunday 24th Country Week departs
Monday 25th to Friday 29th Mallee Muster Swim Camp students staying in McVay
Friday 29th Final Day of School
It has been a short but busy and productive week so warm wishes for the weekend.
P. Kerr Fulton-Peebles