From the Acting Head

Dear Parents

The long weekend brought a mixture of emotions for students and staff of the College. For students of Years 7 to 11, it marked the conclusion of the examination period and a chance to rest and relax before returning for the commencement of Semester Two this week. For our Year 12 cohort, it was heads down in study as the boys prepared for a week of SACs, practice examinations and the all-important GAT. And for our staff, it saw the continuation of correction and report writing that occupied them on Friday, as they work diligently towards meeting deadlines and due dates to ensure the effective completion of Semester One’s responsibilities. It was also a break from the commitment of Saturday sport for many and the opportunity for a change in routine and pace.

School life is very much a mirroring of family life, with members dealing with different stresses and tensions at any time, and the need for those around them to ‘read’ the situation and know when to offer support and when to make allowances. Like families, we have rituals and routines at school but the chance to vary these at times comes as a relief. Timetables will be back to normal for everyone next week, in time to finish the term well before the mid-year break. Even with the holidays looming, it is important that these days after examinations are productive, with the boys making a positive start to a new Semester. We can also hope for some wisdom that might have come from their examination experiences!

In the next few days, your sons may come home with news of some results or hear that some boys have their exam papers returned but others haven’t. Our advice to parents is for you to wait for the full picture. All results, along with the teachers’ detailed comments, will be available on the Parent Portal from Monday, 24 June. With the continuous feedback to parents that the Portal offers and the recent Academic Progress Interviews which were so well attended, these reports should confirm your expectations and provide further insight into your son’s capacity for learning and study.

This year’s St Kevin’s College Foundation Annual Business Breakfast will bring together an extraordinary panel for a discussion on “Australia and China: Beyond Trade”. Featuring Professor Ian Harper, Dean and Director of the Melbourne Business School, Ms Jean Dong, Chief Executive of Australia-China Belt and Road Initiative, and Australia’s Ambassador to China from 2007 to 2011, Dr Geoff Raby, the discussion promises to be well informed, lively and very interesting. This important event on the Foundation calendar is on Wednesday, 28 August at 7.00am at the RACV City Club. Bookings details follow in this newsletter.

 

Headmaster's Study Awards

Year 9

Forensic Science

Ryan Huynh

Richard Lo Bianco

Mayen Malek

 

Mathematics

Ryan Cornelius

Lachlan Thomas

 

Kind regards,

Janet Canny