Headmaster's Weekly Address


Dear Parents

Gardiner’s Creek was watched with an intensity and rising concern from my office last Friday, and I confess to a very early school visit on Saturday and Sunday mornings. My thanks to our many staff who prepared for a flood that thankfully did not eventuate.

I spent three days earlier in the week in the Yarra Valley. I have not commenced my holidays early! I was in the company of senior staff, Mr Doherty, Ms Canny, Mr McGirr, Mrs Power, Mr Coyne, and eleven past Student Leaders of the College as we continued our selection process and training of some of our Year 12, who will have leadership roles next year. I am so very grateful to my colleagues for their time and expert presentations and I marvelled, once again, at the easy but true transfer of College culture between our former leaders and current boys. Daniel Barrett, College Captain of 2009, was the ‘old man of the tribe’.

On Wednesday evening, in the Galleria, we farewelled three long-serving colleagues. A large crowd of families, colleagues, past and present, honoured Laurice Brady 1997 – 2017, Kate McMahon 2007 – 2017, and Greg Critchley 2007 – 2017. SKC has benefitted from the expertise and generosity of these fine teachers.

Reports and Annuals are in their final stages of completion and will provide each home with a record of 2017. I extend the blessings of Christmas to all our community. 2018 will be a great year to be part of St Kevin’s.

Kind regards, 

Stephen F Russell

Create academic and co-curricular programs which are engaging and meet the specific needs of boys’ education.
(From the Mission Statement)