Dear Boarding families
Term 3 Break!
The journey home has begun for our wonderful group of boarders. For some it’s a time to relax and catch up with what’s been a very intense term.
For our grade 12s it’s a time to sort study notes and prepare for the run to exams. This week we have again asked students to pack up their gear and try to de-clutter their living spaces. This is so the cleaners can come in and wipe down surfaces and vacuum floors.
During the break we have about 20 international students from The Hutchins School, St Michael’s Collegiate, as well as Jerry and James, doing an over-nighter at Launceston Grammar. They will be using some spare rooms in the Girls’ House for one night. This is part of their holiday programme where they will be visiting the North West of the state.
We will also look to freshen up some spaces with maintenance coming in and removing old furniture and the old mattresses stored in the Boy’s House. We are adding two more rooms to the Boys’ Grade 7 area in preparation for next year where we will have four Grade 7 boys in boarding.
I will be getting home myself for this break. It’s been over 6 months since I have seen my daughter and mates. I have been fortunate enough to be given two tickets to go to the Grand Final with my son at Optus Stadium from a good mate, I am celebrating Lisa and my 24th wedding anniversary at Rottnest Island, my daughter Katie’s 21st Birthday and my Son Josh’s 19th Birthday.
I feel I have a deeper appreciation of what it can feel like to be a boarder in the true sense. I am proud of how far this group has come this year and how we have embraced the changes and I am very excited about the journey ahead.
Enjoy your time together over the 2-week break and I hope to see everyone fresh and ready to go when we return.
Have a safe and restful break. Find time to hang out and enjoy each other’s company
Head of Boarding