Captain’s Corner – Start Strong, Stay Strong

With a strong start to Term 2, this week provided experiences and chances for growth throughout the college. With parent teacher night being completed, the college provided the opportunity to develop the student, parent, teacher relationships we encourage at the college. The night offered a chance to reflect on the successes and challenges of Term 1, and develop goals to strive for in the coming terms. 

Our Japanese students participated in a Japanese Culture Day, along with students from St Clare’s College and Daramalan. After successfully infiltrating the Japanese Culture Day, I was greeted by a variety of Japanese activities, and many smiling faces. A day like this is celebrated at the college, as it’s important for the boys to strengthen these cultural bonds, as well as inter-school bonds as we prepare for the future. St Clare’s Sustainability Captain, Sophie Chandler, says, “The Japanese immersion day was a great way to test out our language practice in a realistic and comfortable environment. We were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities to engage with the culture and make new friends, my favourite part was carving our own chopsticks. とても楽しかった.”

The college was treated to a performance by the St Edmund’s and St Clare’s Combined College’s Band at our full school assembly. The band performed Don’t Know Why, assisted by a vocalist, and High Country. As a band member, this opportunity allowed us to share our hard work with the college, and assisted us in preparing our performance skills as we approach the school cabaret. I encourage any student interested in music to pop into one of our Wednesday or Friday morning rehearsals. 

I hope you all have reflected on the happenings of Term 1, and are using the college’s resources to your advantage; whether that be by attending a tutoring session, participating in community service, or working harder to produce an assignment draft. The college has a variety of resources, and teachers work around the clock to make your time here as rewarding as possible. 

Edmund’s to the fore

Jack Hodges
College Vice-Captain