Term 4, Week 1, Newsletter - Friday 26 October 2018
Written on the 25 October 2018 by Leadership
Farewell Year 12's
As the year draws to a close for our Year 12 students, there are many important organisational matters that need to be attended to, including the return of text books, clearing of lockers, etc. Parents of Year 12 students would have received a letter with this information.
I would like to take this opportunity to wish our Class of 2018 every success, happiness and fulfilment in the future. Our thoughts and prayers go with them as they begin a very exciting phase in their lives.
At our last meeting on Wednesday we reminisced about the year that has been and the many events which the Prefect group has led and participated in, from the ANZAC Day Dawn Service at Kensington earlier in the year to Br John Moylan's funeral mass held in the College Chapel last Friday. In both cases and after many other events, we have received glowing feedback from the community about the manner in which they conduct themselves and the pride that they show for the College by the way in which they present themselves.
Our Prefects have been exemplary role models for our younger students and have represented Rostrevor with great pride. They have all willingly and enthusiastically accepted the challenge given at the beginning of this year and that is to be servant leaders, leaders who can change the world. Not the whole world of course but the world in which he lives and interacts with others. They have certainly made Rostrevor a better place through their character and leadership. As anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, "Never doubt the power of a small group of people to change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."
I would like to wish the Prefect group every success for the future and look forward to hearing about the great things I know they will accomplish in the years to come.
Families are reminded that this is a compulsory event for all. Teachers will be in the foyer of the Hall from about 6.30pm to mark the roll. Prize winners will also need to report to Mr Urbani (Middle and Senior Years) and Mr Degeorge (Junior Years).
The event will conclude at 9.00pm which we feel is reasonable for all age groups.
We look forward to a memorable evening in celebration of every student's personal achievements throughout the year.
Promotions and Courses for 2019
Students entering Years 9 to 12 in 2019 will receive confirmation of their electives during the week commencing 12 November. Once students receive this, any queries can be made via Julie Pratten. At this time, parents will receive information regarding the process for ordering the necessary books/stationery through our supplier, Campion Education.
Palma Merenti Award recipients are:
The Academic Shield acknowledges how well students in each House perform in their studies.
We determine the recipient of the shield by calculating the Grade Point Average for each student and then calculate an average for each House. This then gives us a percentage out of 100 for each term.
At the end of the year, we award the Godfrey Hall Academic Shield to the House with the highest score averaged over 3 terms. Last year the shield was awarded to Murphy House.
Results for this year's House Shield are as follows:
1 O'Brien 75.41
followed closely by Gurr, Barron and Murphy.
O'Brien House Captain, Patrick Russo, was presented with the Shield at today's Assembly.