College continues to punch above its weight and it would be remiss not to acknowledge some of our more recent outstanding sporting achievements. In Basketball, Pat Burgoyne (Yr 10) played a major role in ensuring the Victorian Country team finished second at the U/16 National Championships. In Hockey, Maddi Mutch (Yr 11) helped the South East Zone Under 18 women to make the final in the South Australian Championships while across town Isaac Hocking (Yr 7) represented South Australia in the U/13 Boys’ team. In Soccer, Charlie Keiller (Yr 8) was named in Football Federation South Australia’s U/14 Development/Identification Squad; meanwhile in Football, Magnus Howells, Charlie Johnston and Mitzi Adamson (Yr 9s) were selected in the Greater Western Victoria Rebels U/15 Squad to compete at the Victorian Championships next September holidays. I would also like to congratulate Charlie Beggs (Yr 6), Zoe Addinsall and Ava Mould (Yr 5s) on reaching the State Cross Country tiles held last Friday. Charlie finished 45th in a field of over one hundred runners while Ava and Zoe also ran strongly, finishing mid field in the Girls’ 3km race. Tremendous accomplishments indeed! Finally, I commend the success of our Myrniong Hockey 7s teams who both won the SSV Hamilton and Portland Division Hockey Championships and next compete in the Western District Regional Final!
In staffing news, please be aware that Mrs Jen Hutton, Mrs Jane Bromley and Mr Ian Clare have decided to retire at the year’s conclusion. While there will be time to formally farewell all three staff members at the end of the year, I must acknowledge Jen’s integral role as Director of Community Relations and Development for close to eighteen years and Jane’s sterling service as Head of Mathematics for twelve. I am also very pleased to confirm that Mr Nick Palmer will continue to teach 6N until the end of 2018.
May I remind all parents that our Annual Parent Survey is open and we invite your input. The survey will close on Friday 3 August 2018. Should you have any problems accessing and/or completing the survey, please call Mr Mitchell Clode on 03 5551 4456.
Finally, I warmly invite all our South Australian families to catch up with me for coffee next week as I visit Edenhope, Bordertown, Keith, Naracoorte, Penola, Millicent and Mt Gambier. Last year’s visit provided me with a wonderful opportunity to listen and better understand current parents’ needs while meeting prospective new families along the way.
Dr Andrew Hirst