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Principal's News - Week 7

Posted on 12 March 2021
Principal's News - Week 7

Principal's News Week 7

Frank Ranaldo
Principal


Principal's Student Leadership Assembly

At our Principal's Assembly this morning, we acknowledged a wide range of student leaders including House Vice-Captains, Music and Boarding Leaders. We also recognised outstanding individual efforts at our Swimming Carnival, Middle Years camps and ICAS academic testing. I referred to what Pope Francis has said about the importance of education, which is to learn to be generous and to do the simple things well, and I quote, "It is doing small things every day with a big heart open to God and to others. So, we tend to a human formation aimed at generosity. School not only expands your intellectual dimension, but also the human heart." The opportunities awarded to our boys in areas of leadership, camps, co-curricular, and retreats aim to extend and complement the learning which occurs in the classroom.

Congratulations to all of our award recipients listed here. The videos from today's Student Leadership Assembly can be viewed here.


 

ICAS Medalists among the best in Australia

Congratulations to Cameron Tunno (Yr 11) and Carlen Becker (Yr 9) who were today awarded ICAS Medals and High Distinctions in the International Competition and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) English Test for their respective Year levels. The 2020 testing was undertaken by hundreds of thousands of students in more than 40 countries and the achievement places Cameron and Carlen in the top 0.3% of exam participants in the world!! 

Boarders' Week


This week, we celebrated the great contribution our regional and interstate Boarders make to Rostrevor College and the different perspectives, culture and vibrancy they bring to our community. Lunchtime basketball and cricket matches were held to raise funds for BlazeAid in support of regional families impacted by bushfires, floods and other natural disasters and our Duggan House students - led by Head Boarder Jayden Gale - shared their stories of boarding life at Rostrevor, which can be viewed at the bottom of this page or via this link
 


Congratulations to Swim Champs

Well done to swimmers Jack Fillmore (Yr 9), Tom Braunack (Yr 9), Jordan Martin (Yr 9), Zac Guth (Yr 10) and Noah Fillmore (Yr 7) for their excellent performances at last weekend's State Age Long Course Swimming Championships at the SA Aquatic Centre. Between them, the boys achieved many personal-best, medal-winning and record-breaking times.
 
Tom (below left) excelled in the 13-year-old age group winning gold in the 800m and 50m freestyle; silver in the 200m and 100m breaststroke; and bronze in the 400m and 200m freestyle events. With the National competition only open to those over 14, Tom will have to cool his heels for one more year.
 

Jordan Martin (right), from Mount Barker, won gold in the 50m backstroke; silver in the 100m butterfly; and bronze in the 100m backstroke, 200m butterfly and 200m freestyle, breaking 6 country records along the way. Jordan flies to Queensland this weekend to compete in the 5km event in the Open Water Swimming Championships and will return to the Gold Coast next month to compete in seven events at the Australian Age Long Course Championships.
 

Junior Years SAPSASA Swimmers

Well done to all of the Junior Year students who represented Rostrevor College at this week's Torrens River SAPSASA Swimming Carnival. The strong performances will see several boys selected to compete at the State Metropolitan Swimming Championships later this year.


 

His Rostrevor

Families may have noticed bus shelter and other advertising and signage featuring the College's new marketing strategy centred around the theme His Rostrevor. To understand more about the philosophy behind this brand-positioning strategy, click here.

 

Boarders' Week Videos


 

 

 

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