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Week 1, Term Four, 2018

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Welcome back! I trust you have all had a restful and refreshing break and are ready for the demands of the final term of the year.

We welcome Miss Anna Perry who will teach Mr Greg Juniper’s classes as he takes well deserved long service leave. Mr Stephen Henderson will act as Year 11 Common Room Co-ordinator.

Mr Bassingthwaighte (Headmaster) at the exhibition for Year 12 student, Elaine Fei, whose artwork will be on display at the Synergies Exhibition in Term Four.

I look forward to sharing with you the wonderful events ahead; Day of Dance, Celebration of Entrepreneurship, Vicki Wilson Cup Netball finals, Cultural Collage, the Foundation Garden Party, State Finals in Chess, Junior School Showcase, Synergies Exhibition, Sports Awards Evening, Valedictory Chapel and Dinner, Year 6 Dinner, the Christmas Service and of course Scholars’ Day. Exhausting just to list them!

You will have seen numerous articles about the funding debate for education. It would be hard to know where to start. What is important is that we are well informed about any changes and have adequate time to plan. That has been past practice and we trust it continues. We all deserve a transparent and fair system, unfortunately that has not existed for many years as successive governments on both sides have cut deals to avoid upset at the ballot box. Your Board is well informed and remain prudent stewards of the College.

Your support, and the unprecedented demand we are experiencing, means Somerset is well placed to weather any winds that blow.

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