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Senior School News - Week 7, Term 4 2019

Posted 28th November 2019
By mandy eggins

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The last few weeks seem some of the busiest in the Senior School Calendar.

Year 12 have completed the HSC and no doubt are enjoying their freedom either travelling or in the Bay. This year’s group will be known as a warm, cohesive group of young people with an enormous sense of fun. We look forward to celebrating their achievement with them on Wednesday 18th December at a morning tea in the café in the Senior School building at 10 am.

Year 11 have moved into their common room and study centre. They appear to be enjoying the collaboration rooms, the great view and the kitchen. While I wish them a restful holiday, they do need to take this opportunity to consolidate their Term 4 work and read their English novels.

Year 10 have been busiest of all. A week of work experience which saw students visit a wide range of work places. It was no surprise to us that employers were highly impressed with our students and some were offered part time and even full time work next year. Year 10 are currently in the Blue Mountains, bush walking, abseiling and of course dressing up for the Year 10 Formal on the Nepean Belle. It is truly one of the signature camps here at St Philip’s, an opportunity to build community for the year group moving on and a time to cherish memories as we see some students leave the school. I would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our leavers the best of luck in their new ventures.

Year 9 have also participated in the boys Strengths and girls Shine wellbeing programs last week. It is a well-being program that looks to inspire students and give them hope and direction for their future. Year 9 also managed to squeeze in one more social night at Boat Harbour on Monday. The thunderstorm looked to dampen the night but Miss Johnston, their Year Coordinator, came to the rescue hosting the night at her home. An extraordinary effort indeed!

I would like to take this time to thank everyone for their partnership, as together we educate the most precious resource in the world, your children. I wish everyone a fun filled holiday and wonderful Christmas as we celebrate the greatest gift we have in Christ.

For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
Isaiah 9: 6 - 7

Mrs Tiina Hufton
Head of Senior School

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