Last Saturday night saw one of the highlights of the school year for our senior students. A real feature our Ball, which may well be a point of difference from other schools, is the level of participation by the parents of our Year 13 students. There was a very real sense of positive community in action on Saturday evening, which is something to be treasured. Clearly, such a superb event does not happen by accident and our senior leaders along with the ball committee members are to be commended on their vision, creativity, hard work and attention to detail. I would also like to thank those members of the Netball Committee, PTFA and staff who braved the very cold temperatures and snow to assist with the Ball Parade, car-parking, security and photography.
The tragic death of ex-student Brodie Carroll has sadly affected the St Peter’s College community this week. A number of staff and students attended Brodie’s funeral and the First XV rugby team represented our school community by forming a guard of honour. At the Senior Ball we marked Brodie’s passing with a minute’s silence and prayer. We continue to pray for his family and friends as they grieve for this special young man.
Next week marks the half-way point of this term. Please continue to have conversations with your children about their learning and progress. Ask questions about the curriculum areas they enjoy and those they do not find as easy. The triangulation between home, school and student is very important to student achievement and success but we, the staff at school, need you at home to help us with that.