This week, we celebrated the Cum Laude Award winners from Junior and Senior Schools for Semester Two 2015. The Cum Laude Awards were introduced in 2009 to recognise those students who achieved at the highest level in at least half of their subjects.
It is wonderful to see the numbers of students excelling on a day to day basis and being rewarded for their efforts.
The achievements of our students in their internal assessments have direct correlation to any external assessments, a validation of the professional capabilities of our teachers and curriculum leaders.
Our Academic Captains, Kenta Arichi and Catherine Gerrard, ran the Senior School Assembly in a timely fashion, negotiating the names of the recipients superbly. It is a credit to all our students how quickly they settle to the New Year and its new tasks.
The Class of 2016 had their Investiture today after their Investiture Dinner last night. The evening as enjoyed by the Senior Class who were presented with their ties by me and their Senior Jerseys by the Year 12 Co-ordinator, Miss Lisa Connell. Of course, the greatest gift was the presentation of the Year 12 badges to the Class of 2016 by the Class of 2028, the Preppies. A precious moment for both classes.
Our new Sport Facilities Precinct is nearing completion. The barricades have come down and the staff involved are receiving training, setting up their work areas and getting prepared for what promises to be a magnificent addition to the Somerset Experience.
Please keep your eye out for details in future editions of Somerset Times, Schoolbox or the Somerset App. You can definitely mark Saturday 5 March from 10.00am to 1.00pm in your diary for an Open Day to see these facilities, hear about programmes we are offering, take tours, maybe even shoot some hoops on the new Olympic-standard courts!
Jumping Castle, face painting, sausage sizzle ... all in the lovely new surrounds of the Fitness Centre and Courts.