Captains Corner – It’s the vibe of the thing

This week the school as been bustling as sports continue in succession, we seek to improve our community and assessment pieces begin.

On the weekend we were back to playing our ever-precious sports and the boys are truly grateful that they are able to participate in their cocurricular again with their friends. We had great success over all sports, such examples including the U14’s basketball team winning by over 30 points, the second 15 beating Daramalan and the U16’s rugby team beating Daramalan by three tries (that’s my team, not to flex of course). It was difficult conditions for both our soccer and rugby teams as they fought again the wind and rain. The rain came as a replenishing source of growth for both our backyards but also our tanks as they reached an overflowing point. It is interesting to note that as sports have gone back so to has the morale around the school with boys once again finding a way to connect with each other and form a bond. The feelings within the hallways has really evolved since going back to face to face learning following isolation. This leads onto my next “talking point” which is the Better Men Project …

The Better Men Project is a group of boys, senior school captains and junior school captains, who meet together at lunch time to discuss issues and improvements in our school and community. This week we brainstormed ideas about how we can send our support to Victorian schools who are currently once again entering isolation. We concluded that we needed to send a positive message engaging all the senior and junior boys and will film it next week on Tuesday. This project is such a great initiative because it brings together all the leaders and also mentors the junior boys. We also discuss fundraisers and new innovative ways we can raise money and awareness for people in need. The junior boys love the program because it allows them to become friends with the senior boys, and well lets be real being able to give a senior captain a fist bump when you are in junior school makes you one of the coolest kids on the block.

Now that we are back at school, we have begun to work on assessment items. It is extremely important that boys plan out their assessments in a thought-out manner. It is much easier to eat a steak when it is cut up than in one bite. If you see that a friend or child is struggling with their school tasks and workload suggest them to talk to their teachers or attend after school tutoring in the library. It is important that everyone binds together and finishes this last semester of 2020 strongly and proudly.

Let’s make sure that we as a community continue to look after each other and check in with each other. Whilst we most people may be out of isolation there is still a lot of people who may be struggling and having to take care of vulnerable people.

I hope everyone stays safe and enjoys their week.

Tyler Greenhalgh
College Academic Captain

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