Headmaster's Weekly Address

15-Feb-2018
Dear Parents

Our Parent Information Nights have been successfully completed with Years 7, 8 and Glendalough across the first three nights of this week. It was wonderful that so many parents were able to attend and I thank my many colleagues who made themselves available to meet with parents.

Last Saturday, I enjoyed visiting a wide range of our teams. I do admit I took particular pleasure spending some time at Tooronga. It really has added an extra dimension to our sporting program. One of the features of a St Kevin’s education is the opportunity every secondary boy has, to enjoy representing the College, playing with his mates, and, meeting and I trust getting to know our opponents principally on a Saturday. At the Senior House evenings, I emphasised that the College requires all boys to play summer and winter sport. Indeed, families committed to this experience for their son when they signed the Enrolment Form.

Last Monday at Heyington Assembly, I recognised all boys appointed to leadership roles across our summer sports and other co-curricular activities. Each leader has spent time with me ensuring he understands his increased responsibilities for his activity or sport and gave me a commitment to support all College activities and values.

We congratulate:

Badminton  Captain
Deputy Captain
Sam Wilson
Alan Zhang 
Cricket Captain
Deputy Captain
Jack Di Stefano
Luca Gambell

Cycling  Captain Thomas Bufardeci
Debating  Captain
Deputy Captain Debating
Deputy Captain Public Speaking
Patrick Tellefson
Vincentius Susilo
Nicholas Reynolds

Diving  Captain
Deputy Captain
Marc Jencik
Luke Shannan

Drama  Captain
Deputy Captain
Nicholas Reynolds
Andrew Willett

Futsal  Captain Christian Zubcic
Gymnastics  Captain Andrew Willett
Lawn Bowls  Captain
Deputy Captain
Cameron Gastin
Hugh Carroll

Martial Arts  Captain James Appleyard
Music Captain
Deputy Captains
Francis Nguyen
Joshua Park
Timothy O’Malley 
Sean Quinn

Rowing  Captain of Boats
Deputy Captain of Boats
William Cornwell
Christopher Johnson

St Vincent De Paul President
Secretary
Christian Zubcic
Benjamin Foster

Squash  Captain William Elliott
Swimming  Captain
Deputy Captain
Michael Reid
Ryland Brian

Table Tennis  Captain Michael Athanasiadis
Tennis  Captain
Deputy Captain
Nelson Walker
Codey Gunn

Touch Rugby  Captain
Deputy Captain
Hugo Read
Darcy Peel

Volleyball  Captain
Deputy Captain
William Barron
Jordan McCorkell


Wednesday morning I spent at Waterford, participating in their Ash Wednesday Liturgy and Forum. I also had the chance to meet boys new to St Kevin’s this year. Mr Klupacs and his talented team have Waterford already humming. Outprac has occurred, social justice activities commenced and a Talent Quest is planned as part of the Student Celebrations, following our Centenary Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral. Indeed, across all campuses on Thursday afternoon, Student Centenary Celebrations are planned. Do ask your son how he enjoyed Mass and the celebrations when you see him tonight!

Excellence Award
William Penfold  For having been awarded a Premier’s Spirit of ANZAC Award
     
Headmaster’s Study Awards
Year 11 English James Appleyard
Christopher Perry
     
Year 10 Religious Education Timothy Beadell
Vincent Luc


Kind regards


Stephen F Russell
Headmaster

St Kevin's College will acknowledge that for many members of the school family, the College is their primary faith community.
(from the Mission Statement)