I read this quote from somewhere – “The biggest asset in the world is your mindset”. Somerset is not just surrounded by amazing structures and facilities, for me our biggest asset are our students. 

Over the August 5 to 7 weekend, seven senior girls played for the first time at the Queensland Schools Cup Volleyball tournament held in the Gold Coast Sports Complex. 

There were some wins and some losses but what amazes me, is the transformation I saw on Sunday (their last game). I saw young girls who are trainable and positive to criticism (open-minded), I saw girls with the “let’s have a go attitude”(risk-takers), I saw girls who always try their best to improve their skills and team effort game after game (reflective), and most of all, I was impressed to see them organised a card and a gift for the ever talented, passionate, gentle and kind - Coach Issy Garland (caring). 

It was unfortunate that Kaelyn and Momone were unable to play due to injuries but they were present in some of the games to show their support. This team just brought the IB Learner Profile into life and I am very proud of them. I cannot wait to support them again as we intend to start our training  in Term One alongside our APS training in 2023.

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