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Week 1, Term One, 2018

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Welcome back to another incredibly busy and exciting year! We hope you have all had a safe and relaxing holiday period in readiness for the upcoming year, and we would like to extend a very warm welcome to all new students and their families.

As always, Term One is chock-a-block full of exciting events. Swimming trials commenced in Week 1 in preparation for the annual Inter-House Swimming Carnival. We are sure rivalry between houses will be fierce. Will Laver House defend their title to make it two in a row, or will we see Veivers make a valiant comeback following a disappointing result last year?

We also have some wonderful cultural events that will take place in the upcoming weeks. Firstly, there is the House Play Festival, an amazing night of student directed plays showcasing the acting and creative talent of each house. Also, no time is wasted as production of the Senior Musical begins with auditions starting this week. Make sure to pay attention to Schoolbox notices so that you don’t miss out on getting involved in some of these incredible events.

Term One is also a busy one for Outdoor Education. In Week 3, our Year 7s will depart for Mount Tamborine where they will enjoy their first camp as part of the Senior School. We are sure this will be a wonderful experience with plenty of new friendships to be made. Year 8 and 9 get their turn in Week 9, where they will find themselves snorkelling the waters of Moreton Island and orienteering through the native bushland, all with the comfort of a trusty tent and signature Somerset trangia.

To round out this busy term, we have the Celebration of Literature. This is a wonderful opportunity to meet some of the best authors in the country and hear about some of their incredible stories. As always, there will also be live music and delicious food throughout the festival, making it one of the best events of the year.

Finally, we would like to say how incredibly grateful and excited we are to be the College Captains for 2018 and we can’t wait to get to know you all better. We hope you all have a fabulous year and best of luck for Term One.

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