Headmaster's Weekly Address

01-Jun-2017

Our 47th St Kevin’s Art Show has concluded with plaudits aplenty from long-term regulars and folk new to our Show. My sincere thanks and deep admiration are extended to Ms Marita Smith and the Committee for all their hard work and panache. The boys and our community benefit so significantly from this cultural highlight in our year.

Each of the nights before the Art Show I had the pleasure of watching our boys and a partner girls’ school on stage. Shrek Jr – The Musical, was performed at Richmond to appreciative audiences. I glanced around joyously to witness the awestruck gazes of so many of the primary-age students, many younger brothers and sisters, I presume, as they were swept along in the story by the skills of the cast. Leo Evans as Shrek, and Zoe Dobbin were excellent. Thomas Schofield as Donkey, displayed a very mature sense of comedic timing and had a real presence on the stage. My thanks to the eleven St Kevin’s staff who gave our Years 7 – 9 students and the Loreto Toorak girls the chance to tread the boards. May I single out Mr Parris as Director, Mr Harris as Music Director and Ms Squarci as Choreographer.

The other night I was at Korowa for the very lovely Legally Blonde. Phil Borg and Sam McCabe as Emmett Forrest and Warner Huntington III were vocally superb and have developed so much in the last few years as musical theatre actors. It genuinely was another fun night out.

Staying in the Arts, we were extremely proud that our Flute Ensembles last Sunday were so successful in the Victoria Flute Guild Ensemble Competition. The Senior Ensemble were First, the Glendalough Ensemble won their division and the Intermediate Ensemble received an Honourable Mention.

The Leadership Team and our Year 12 Student Leaders, accompanied by many of their families, went to Mass at the Cathedral last Sunday. The chance to listen to the Cathedral Choir was a privilege once again.

The Autumnal Concert on Tuesday evening was well worth venturing into the cold night. The Symphony Orchestra, Senior Concert Band, Big Band One, Vocal Ensemble and Senior Choir were all in great form and received warm recognition from an appreciative audience.

On the sporting front, we celebrated 40 years of SKC Basketball last Saturday with a match against an all-star Old Collegians side and an afternoon tea at which were gathered many of the team of 1977. Mr Paul Ryan (SKC 1978) was our compere and he interviewed the Captain of the ‘77 side, Malcolm Davis and Br Geoff Regan, the coach. I headed from that happy function to AAMI Park to watch our First XV play the curtain-raiser to the Super Rugby fixture against MGS. Our boys played well and entertained the crowd with some fluent and attractive play.

Headmaster’s Study Awards
Year 8 English Domenico Conidi 
    Jack Hulls
Year 11
French
Austen Blake 
    Jordan Graham
    Alexander Phan
    Patrick Tellefson
    Evan Tomaras
Year 12
Aviation
Maxwell Charles
    Jarrod Nolan

Kind regards,


Stephen F Russell
Headmaster
 St Kevin's College will promote within the community a genuine love of learning and foster academic excellence and
achievement.

(from the Mission Statement)