Headmaster's Weekly Address

29-Mar-2018

Dear Parents,

Let me begin by wishing all a very happy and Holy Easter. The Resurrection is the event which defines our faith. My hope is that families will find time to celebrate liturgically across the Easter services in your parish. If away, as I will be, do find a church and experience that remarkable sense of the universal church, be it beyond Melbourne in our own land or overseas. All things being equal, meaning, plane schedules on time, I will join the SKC lads for Easter Sunday Mass in Westminster Cathedral. Do enjoy having family together across the Easter break, and I look forward to welcoming the boys back in ‘winter’ formal uniform on Day 1.

Summer sport concluded last weekend. Our senior Tennis teams were exceptional. Not only did the Firsts retain the APS Premiership, but the Seconds and 10As were also undefeated. At the level of competition at which these three teams compete, undefeated seasons are rare! Our Divers won the APS competition last Wednesday evening and our Swimmers were a gallant second. Futsal won their competition. The downpour that helped our gardens thwarted the Cricket team’s chance to top the table. The washout meant our team finished third. The First VIII finished fifth at Nagambie and the Second VIII, third. As mentioned previously, our Cyclists were the dominant school in their competition and the trophy continues to reside at St Kevin’s. 

There are many more sports stories, but suffice to say, our boys enjoyed a myriad of sports across age groups and ability levels, and I am very grateful to all our coaches, managers and TICs for making it happen.

Many of our committed staff this week have been away on camp. 140 students from Years 7 – 9 enjoyed Music Camp. Years 10 and 11 are spread across our state and in Nepal. SKC staff are with every group.

The last of our Centenary functions for the term was held on Tuesday evening at Carousel, Albert Park. The Foundation invited the notable, accomplished and erudite, Dr Susan Pascoe AM to address the guests. Dr Pascoe was superb, holding the large audience with a captivating address centred on the philosophy and practical expression of philanthropy and the important place of volunteers in society. If ever we had needed the intellectual underpinning of the relevance and significance of our Foundation, then we certainly don’t any more.

The Year 12s have approached their SAC week studiously and with decorum, a sign of the fine Year Level they are.

Kind regards,

Stephen Russell