Term 4 - 13 December 2017

From the Head of Senior School

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In the William Walker Oration entitled ‘The Past, Present and Future of School Improvement and System Reform’, Professor David Hopkins rightly argues that the challenge of school improvement and system reform has great ‘moral depth to it’ for it directly addresses ‘the learning needs of students and the professional growth of teachers’ whilst ‘enhancing the role of the school as an agent of social change’. As he observes, ‘it is this approach that will eventually lead towards every school being a great school’ which, in turn, will produce a ‘good society’. He concludes his lecture by reflecting on Amitai Etzioni’s ‘inspirational exhortation’ on the nature of a good society, and it’s worth reproducing that here for you to read:

‘We aspire to a society that is not merely civil but is good. A good society is one in which people treat one another as ends in themselves. And not merely instruments; as whole persons rather than as fragments; as members of a community, rather than only as employees, traders, consumers or even as fellow citizens. In terms of the philosopher Martin Buber, a good society nourishes “I-Thou” relations, although it recognizes the inevitable and significant role of “I-It” relations. The good society is an ideal. While we may never quite reach it, it guides our endeavors and we measure our progress by it.’

The 21st Century, with its emphasis on social media, digital networks, enterprise skills and rapid change, might necessarily demand an I-It transaction, but we must strive to protect the I-Thou relation at all times. There’s no doubt that learning to earn and the associated economic value currently being placed upon entrepreneurial endeavors in the 21st Century is fast overtaking the pre-vocational value of learning to be, but that can’t be …

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Sports News

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It was a peculiar end to the 2017 year in sport, with a complete cancellation of fixtures last weekend due to the heavy rain. That said, the sport train keeps chugging with our rowers still on the water and two international tours about to embark: the Spain Soccer Tour and the USA Basketball Tour. We wish these students and staff a memorable trip.

Please note that Firsts teams will re-commence matches on Saturday 3 February 2018 along with ALL Year 7 students who will be involved in the annual Year 7 Sport Trials Morning at Bulleen from 8.30–11.00am. All other teams/squads will commence training in the week starting Monday 5 February, with matches on …

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Thank the Teachers 2017 Lunch

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All Senior School parents are invited to help thank the Senior School staff by providing food for the traditional staff lunch this year on Wednesday 13 December. This has always been much appreciated by the staff, and is also a great way to show our …

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SSPA Welcome Drinks – Save the date

Senior School parents are encouraged to save the date for next year’s SSPA Welcome Drinks on Friday 23 February. This event is always a great way to welcome in the new school year and meet other Senior School parents. Next year it will be at an exciting new venue: the MCC Kew Bowls Club ... lovely and close to home.

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Final Day for Senior School students

Friday 8 December

Student Leaders (2018) Leadership Camp

Sunday 10 December to Tuesday 12 December
Cottage by the Sea, Queenscliff

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