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Education by Design


30 July 2017

Education by Design

Education by Design

Last year as a Senior Leadership team we identified the co-curricular as an area where we could grow and develop in our offering.

Our sports provision remains strong and the shift to a Tuesday afternoon for priority for Performing Arts has served us well. We see an improvement in standards and the students appreciate the greater focus on their ensemble work. This term will see students travel to Sydney as part of our Entrepreneurship program and our restructured vocal program compete in the national Acapella finals in Melbourne.

During the term, we will hold awards assemblies to celebrate Caledonian, Winter sports and broader program co-curricular activities which enhance our classroom experiences. One of the highlights will no doubt be the Big Sing interhouse comp. This annual festival of music is a great opportunity to have all students on TPC involved in making fun, mayhem and entertainment. Another is the Teenage Fashion Awards.

So many opportunities and this is just the tip of the iceberg of what we offer.

The cast and crew of the College musical Addams Family are preparing for opening night tonight and we wish them every success. This year we have in excess of 70 students involved in the production which means we have been able to prepare two ensemble casts so all students get the opportunity to shine. It has doubled the workload of our Directors’ Adam Goodburn, Linda Williams and Briony Nickels but they have been able to create a great show that will have you laughing and once again amazed at the talent of our students. Our rehearsal pianist Richard Blinco, stage and light coordinator Craig Williams and Producer Antony Hubmayer have been invaluable to the success of the show. Please come along and support I can guarantee you will have a fun and entertaining night!

Today on assembly we celebrated our holiday tour programs which were held over semester break with interstate trips for Netball and Football and four overseas trips. The annual GAIL convention was this year hosted by Prestige School in South Africa and our delegates had an amazing experience. The boarders thoroughly enjoyed their biannual ski trip to Queenstown, New Zealand. A special thanks to all staff who supported the programs. Marie Beanland, Head of Oratory, was awarded the Best Coach for Australasia in the World Scholar’s Cup Global Round. This accolade was no surprise given how well our teams and individuals performed in the Global Rounds in Hanoi and Athens. We have yet to finalise which teams will compete at YALE later in the year at the International finals for this competition. I encourage you to read reports on each of these fantastic experiences in this week’s bumper edition of eNews.

However, it was the curriculum which was highlighted at assembly today. The awarding of Principal’s Academic awards, Academic Letters, Colours and College Academic Colours is a highlight of the year. Recipients of High Distinctions in the national Geography and Big Science competitions were also awarded. We presented over 160 students in the senior school with awards recognising their efforts. Our academic culture continues to thrive. The learning environment develops a strong sense of ownership and intrinsic motivation in our students. Keep an eye out for subject selection processes over the next two weeks. If you need assistance Ms Hanel is always willing to meet and help you and your child make sense of what their study program will look like and who can support.

Hasn’t the weather been awesome? The farmers are telling me we are in for a wet August and the BOM forecast for Saturday means ideal conditions for winter sports to recommence with plenty of precipitation.

I look forward to seeing and talking with you over the coming term. It’s going to be a ripper!


That's a wrap on Term 4 and 2019! Enjoy the summer break and have a happy and safe Christmas!