News & Events Blog

Principal’s Comment 15th June 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

A week of sunshine and showers has not stopped our activity.

Cross Country

There was a lot of this around the site when we held the inter-House Cross Country Competition. We made the move on-site because of indifferent weather but the course proved to be a challenging and interesting one.

10 ways the Big Picture Program prepares students for the future

10 ways the Big Picture Program prepares students for the future

There has been a lot of discussion in the education sector about how to prepare students for the future job market. The World Economic Forum has predicted that we will lose over 5 million jobs to automation by 2020. Due to technological advancements in all forms of industry, we are seeing an unprecedented level of change in the way we work.

Principal’s Comment 8th June 2018

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.

Principal’s Comment 1st June 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

I returned from ASC meetings in Victoria and New South Wales (which included visits to three schools there) buoyed-up by what I saw because it confirmed that what we do here matches the quality of bigger and longer-established schools.

Student Profile: The Big Picture Program in action

Student Profile: The Big Picture Program in action

By Maddilyn McGrinder, Year 9

My passion is swimming. I have chosen to participate in our school’s Big Picture Program because I enjoy being able to work on something that I love. Naturally, my Big Picture topic draws on my passion for swimming – swim coaching!

I believe having a good coach can make a big difference to your swimming achievements and whether or not you can improve as a swimmer.

How to choose a boarding school

How to choose a boarding school

Choosing the right school for your child is one of the most difficult decisions you will make as a parent, especially when considering boarding school.

There are a number of factors that need to be considered. These include:

Single sex or co-education
Religious affiliation
Learning support or extension
Specialist programs
Location
Cost

Research conducted by The Research Alliance for New York City Schools suggests that learning environments have a strong influence on academic achievement.

Principal’s Comment 18th May 2018

Dear Parents and Carers,

I hope that the lack of a ‘Comment’ from me last week did not cause withdrawal symptoms; I was away on the annual ASC Retreat for senior staff, which Mr Iain Clark also attended.

ASC Retreat

This was an interesting and uplifting occasion, not least because it led to those attending identifying what makes an Anglican School distinctive.