From the Headmaster
By Craig Bassingthwaighte, Headmaster
It has once again been a busy yet enjoyable first semester at Somerset. We have a few staff changes and updates heading into the holiday break.
Craig Bassingthwaighte, Headmaster
As part of the preparation for the change to the Queensland Certificate of Education in 2020, we began discussions with the current Student Leadership Team to gather their views about what, if any, changes we might need to make for Fourth Term, 2020. Their advice was that they would want their leadership to continue to the end of the College year, finishing their responsibilities on Scholars’ Day.
However, they agreed that the introduction of an extended internal exam programme in their last term would necessarily mean they would not be a presence at the College for most of that term.
Their advice was also that this might be an opportunity for some mentoring of the incoming Student Leadership Team by the current Captains and Staff. It is an inspired suggestion and fills me with admiration that they want to leave the College a better place.
We decided that this was such a good suggestion that we would implement these changes this year after consultation with the Class of 2019, Senior School Teachers and other students. Feedback from these groups has been overwhelmingly positive and so we have begun the process in this term.
The only material change to the appointment process is that we will name the Captains-Elect at a special Leadership Assembly on Friday 21 September 2018 at 2.30pm. This will be attended by all of the Senior School and parents of Year 11 who are able to join us.
We look forward to the opportunities for enhanced preparation for leadership this will deliver for our Senior Class.« Back to IndexNext article in this edition »