Boarding NewsOctober 25, 2019
Welcome to Term 4. For many of the girls, it’s been a busy start, but a wonderfully successful one. There were a number of boarders who were acknowledged for their commitment to sport at the College at last week’s Sportspersons Awards. Congratulations to each of them for the passion and dedication they have demonstrated. Thank you too, to you the parents who often travel the long distance to be at the games to support your daughters.
Monday’s Presentation Night held at the Perth Concert Hall was not only a fabulous farewell for our Year 12s but also a great showcase of the depth of talent across so many areas by our boarders. We had girls in the dance items, the choir and fantastically, also on the stage receiving recognition for their academic achievements throughout the year. Particular mention must be made of Year 11s, Hannah Hooton Eyden and Brianna Watts who were awarded Dux and Proxime Accessit General respectively – a fantastic achievement!
We also must congratulate our beloved Mrs Stevo who was announced as this year’s Benchmark Award winner. The Benchmark Award recognises a staff member who goes “above and beyond” and Mrs Stevenson is certainly a very worthy recipient.
Our 2020 boarding leaders have now been announced:
- Head Boarder – Alicia Butt
- Deputy Head Boarder – Natalya Turnbull
- Boarding Councillors – Hannah Hooton Eyden and Brianna Watts
I hope that as many parents as possible will be able to join us on November 9th at the College’s 90th Anniversary Fair between 3-7pm. A reminder that this is a “no leave day” as the girls will all have commitments to their homeroom stalls on the day. Year 11s studying for exams should plan their study schedule leading up to this event accordingly so that they have a few hours of break time to coincide with the fair. Boarding will be running an art and craft tent to entertain the younger children and any parent help is very much appreciated – let me know if we can pop you on the roster!
We welcomed at the start of term, Mrs Jacquie Keown as a Housemother. She joins Mrs Carter in Mercy House replacing Mrs York. Mrs Keown is a former boarding parent – her daughters were boarders at SBC in the 90s and she’s been a boarding housemother for the last 5 years at Edmund Rice College.
Our Year 12 boarders are now preparing for the next exciting phase of their lives – a number are studying busily for exams, some are already working and enjoying earning, whilst others are finalising a variety of future pathway plans. We wish them all the very best of luck. They have been a great group of girls, excellent role models and we will certainly miss them all.
Head of Boarding