Headmaster's Weekly Address

22-Mar-2018

R.I.P.

Dr Joe Scopelitti, father of Abel (Year 11) and Valentino (Year 8) passed away last week. Please keep his wife, Cindy (Condon), Abel and Valentino in your prayers


Dear Parents,

Sometimes an event has a special spirit, an upbeat and friendly atmosphere and an overwhelming sense that those present, are delighting in one another’s company. Such was the Past School Leaders’ Dinner, held last Wednesday evening. Captains and Deputy Captains of the College and House Captains since 1999, enjoyed catching up, the Toast to the College proposed by Mr Jonathan Bare (SKC 86) and even generously applauded my response. From Mr Morton Browne (SKC 57) to Sam Cato (SKC 18), all were united in their gratitude for the leadership opportunities they enjoyed at school and the joyous chance to catch up with contemporaries and meet those that followed in their SKC footsteps.

Last week, many of us enjoyed Tartuffe, performed by our Year 10 lads and the young ladies of Sacre Coeur. Moliere’s farce was in fact the first play ever performed by St Kevin’s students and we believe this was the third occasion! I am unsure whether the first attempt was in French. This week, our Years 11 and 12 players will perform Pygmalion in the Tout. Do consider joining us on Tuesday, Thursday or Friday evening. I am planning further reviews early next term.

The weekend past was another St Kevin’s full card of community events. APS Sport continued with our 1st Tennis team, led by Nelson Walker, guided by TIC Mr Paul O’Brien, securing back to back premierships. Our swimmers and divers held their luncheon and season awards presentation on Saturday. Mass in the Chapel of St Kevin on Sunday morning preceeded the Zimele Walkathon, attended by a few hundred supporters. In the Heyington Quadrangle, on Sunday evening, I blessed the new VIII – The Centenary – our symbol for this special year, with the identifying signage . . The Rowing Presentation Evening followed, at which the Director of Studies, Mr Jones gave a considered address, clearly identifying the benefits of rowing and good academic performance.

At Assembly on Monday, the divers, swimmers and rowers, were presented to the College. We also had the musicality of Big Band Three playing an arrangement of Norwegian Wood and an address from Deputy College Captain, Joseph Yugumbari on gratitude. Academics were recognised, staff and students congratulated on a fine term, alongside final clear instructions regarding co-operation, behaviour and enjoyment on Years 7 – 9 Music Camp, Year 10 Camino and Year 11 One Step Beyond Camps and the Nepal and Centenary Tours.

Year 12 have their examination timetable and so all is in readiness for a big last week in Term I 2018.

Headmaster’s Study Award


Year 12

Aviation

Nicholas Nodin

Year 11

English

Charles Dawe

Year 9

Mandarin

Health & Human Movement

Luca Di Conza

Tighe O'Donoghue

Year 8

French

Sebastian Poon



Kind regards,

Stephen Russell