From the Head of Secondary School

Recognising student leadership

Teamwork, leadership, pursuit of excellence – these are qualities we encourage and nurture in our students. At last week’s assembly, we had the opportunity to acknowledge some of our senior students who demonstrate these attributes. Christopher W (Year 12) was awarded an Australian Defence Forces Academy Education Award; and Minami H (Year 10) and Lachlan B (Year 12) were presented with Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards.

ADFA Education Awards are given to Year 12 students in recognition of their academic and sporting achievements and leadership potential. Flight Lieutenant Alex Leedham attended the assembly and presented Christopher with his award. Christopher, one of our school captains, is planning on a career in the defence forces.

Minami and Lachlan were presented with their awards by Adam Barratt from the Defence Forces. The Long Tan Awards recognise students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader community. At the same time, they recognise those who display strong values, such as doing one’s best, respect for others and ‘mateship’. (source: Long Tan Award website). Minami and Lachlan are exemplary student servant leaders and worthy recipients of these awards.

Mitchell wins the Cup

Celebratory cheers reverberated around The Hub last Tuesday as Mitchell was announced as this year’s winner of the House Cup. House Captains, Nicole S-S and Lucas D, and Vice-Captains, Maddison D and Otishein D, ceremoniously tied red ribbons to the Cup before raising it triumphantly.

This year’s competition was a closely-fought event but it was the points garnered by Mitchell for House Spirit that gave them the winning edge.

On a personal note

I am delighted and humbled to be appointed Head of Secondary School at St Peters Springfield. The sense of community, the dedication of the teachers and the enthusiasm of the students make it a very special school.

I look forward to working with our families as we help our young people negotiate the path to adulthood; and I look forward to working with staff as we continue to provide innovative and engaging teaching and learning.

Sue Grotherr, Head of Secondary School