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
A very warm welcome to Term Three 2018 after what was hopefully a time of rest and relaxation. At the conclusion of Term Two we farewelled Dr Adrian Johnson and his wife Leanne who embark on new adventures at Radford College, Canberra; and Mrs Melanie Lamb and her family who leave us for country New South Wales.
Our very best wishes to Miss Melissa Black who was married over the holidays and to Miss Lisa Connell who has announced her engagement.
Thanks to Mrs Allison Foster who steps up as Acting Head of Senior School and to Ms Jacinta Hyman who will be Acting Head of House – Franklin. We welcome back Mr Tom Betts who will be teaching Business and Humanities subjects in the Senior School, Miss Greta Morley who will teach Individuals and Society and Drama in the Senior School and Mrs Lola McLaughlin who will teach Physical Education in the Junior School.
We welcomed some new GAP Staff on Monday:
• Miss Lotte Emerson comes to us from Bournemouth in the UK
• Miss Ella Johnson joins us from Bishop, Auckland and
• Mr Dan Stephen from the UK will commence next Monday.
The 2018 Somerset Gift - Saturday 21 July 2018 Following the success of the inaugural Somerset Gift in 2017, the Gift will again provide aspiring athletes the opportunity to compete for a prize pool of $20,000.
Held in conjunction with the Queensland Athletics League, the Gift will feature a variety of events including the 100m, one mile, and 300m races for various age groups. Registration fees vary from $25.00 for the day through to $10.00 for non-Somerset competitors.
I hope you take the opportunity to pop in and see this magnificent day of running.
Parents’ and Friends’ Winter Ball – Celebrating 35 Years I hope you haven’t missed the opportunity to attend the Parents’ and Friends’ Association Black Tie Winter Ball to be held on Saturday 4 August 2018, 6.30pm till late at the Surfers Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa! Tickets can be purchased online
Look forward to seeing you for a night of vintage circus wonder.« Back to IndexNext article in this edition »