We were blessed with a perfect day for the Senior School Athletics Carnival in Week 9. I congratulate all Middle Years boys for their exceptional participation in the day, and the way in which they represented their respective Houses. Well done in particular to Adam G (Year 8) for his record-breaking run in the open 3,000m race, and for being awarded the A K Gordon Trophy for the most outstanding individual achievement of the carnival. This is truly a remarkable achievement for a Year 8 boy, made even more special considering Adam won the same award last year. Thank you to Mr Humprhreys and his team for the work that went into organising the day, and for the way the Middle Years boys were included in this great event.

A reminder that the summer sport season begins at the beginning of Term 4. Boys met with their coaches in Week 10 and will have all the details of exactly when and where their season commences, with training starting in Week 1. I wish all boys the best of luck for their sports in Term 4 and encourage them to be great competitors who practice a sense of fair play at all times. 

Term 3 finished on a very positive note with all Middle Years boys involved in an Electives Day. There were some fabulous activities for the boys to participate in including mushroom foraging, a water extravaganza, invasion games, introductions to rowing and the gym, martial arts and cycling. The day was a great reward for the hard work from the boys throughout Term 3. Thank you to all staff who ran elective activities for the boys on this day.

Term 4 commences on Tuesday 17 October. Boys are required to return to school wearing the summer uniform. It is a relatively short term of just eight weeks, culminating with the Year 7 to 11 Speech Day on Friday 8 December. I hope the upcoming holiday period provides for you an opportunity to spend some quality time with family and friends. We look forward to welcoming all boys back to school on 17 October.

James Tamblyn
Head of Middle Years