On Saturday we hope to see many families at the Gala Day from 10am-2pm at our Senior Campus.
A programme for the day is available here. You will see there is a collection of events for all ages, some of which honour our past and others which spotlight opportunities students enjoy today.
At 12noon we will be opening the Cricket Pavilion following recent refurbishment where our archive volunteers have hung some wonderful moments of cricket and football history.
We are primed with a wet weather plan while being thankful that the anticipated showers are no longer forecast.
Please do plan to drop in and connect with the School community over lunch or morning tea.
The Peter Sculthorpe Alumnus Award recipient for 2021 is Pip Courtney (Class of 1982). Pip has worked for the ABC for over 30 years and has been host of Landline since 2012. Pip studied Politics and English at the University of Tasmania and on graduating joined ABC News in Hobart in 1986.
After beginning her career in news, Pip combined her love of journalism and agriculture when she joined Landline, moving to Brisbane in 2003. In 2009, Pip won the Queensland Rural Press Club’s Excellence in Rural Journalism Award.
In 2011 Pip won the Queensland Media Award’s Excellence in Rural Journalism Prize, the Rabobank Star prize for rural broadcasting (Qld), the National Rabobank Star prize and the International Star Prize for Rural Broadcasting. In 2018 Pip was inducted in the Queensland Press Club’s Rural Journalism Hall of Fame.
We look forward to Pip sharing stories from her School years and subsequent journey when she MCs the Gala Dinner and speaks at a special Senior Campus Assembly on Monday.
The lockdown in Southern Tasmania over the next three days is a reminder that we are not immune from COVID and it is highly likely we will see COVID in our community again before long. The School continues to be active in following developments and exploring some of the more recently adopted risk mitigation strategies. We will continue to follow advice from government health and trust that together, as a community, we will all do the same.