More Quality, Less Quantity in a Values-Centric Education

2 March 2018 Alasdair Ong 0

Our Year 12 students have this week been completing their Term 1 Examinations which are an important precursor to the external examinations scheduled for October and November. I have written previously of the introduction in 2018 of new Higher School Certificate (HSC) courses in English, Science, Mathematics and History. The reforms to the HSC are the first in nearly seventeen […Read more]

Head of School

[Head of School Message] Secondary Cocktail Evening Recap

23 February 2018 Brigitte McNamara 0

It was great to meet so many of the Secondary parents last night at the Secondary Parent Teacher Cocktail evening. There is no doubt that the Secondary Division offers students an outstanding, well-balanced education which is in many ways far superior to what students might receive anywhere else in Australia and internationally. While I am cognisant that this is a […Read more]


Secondary Update

14 February 2018 Alasdair Ong 0

Secondary Friendship Day success Congratulations to all student leaders, which includes the SRC representatives, for their successful running of Secondary Friendship Day on Wednesday 14 February. It was wonderful to have students leading and sharing expressions of warmth and friendship across the secondary school. The tokens and gifts of friendship were much enjoyed, as were the group games of 3-legged […Read more]


Preparation for Success

13 February 2018 Alasdair Ong 0

Senior school is finally here with all the challenges and opportunities that brings. On Tuesday 6 February students had the Preparation for Success half-day to set them up for their final school courses. Firstly, our guest speaker Mr Johnstone from Elevate Education gave an entertaining presentation on study habits and skills for senior students. Mr Johnstone gave three main pieces […Read more]


Scholars’ Assembly 2018

2 February 2018 Brigitte McNamara 0

We held a warm-hearted and successful Scholars’ Assembly mid-week to celebrate the excellent examination outcomes of our 2017 graduates. There were 17 of the graduates who were inducted as Scholars, which equates to 27% of the year group. These students met the following criteria – for the HSC: only the highest level for any course is to be considered, such […Read more]


A Message from the Dean of Studies: Looking Forward to Term 1

30 January 2018 Alasdair Ong 0

Welcome back to the start of the new school year. It was wonderful to see the students so excited and well-presented in their initial year meetings on their return to school last Wednesday. I remarked in my words of welcome at those meetings that schools are somewhat empty and soulless places without the presence of students. While much was achieved […Read more]


A Message from the Head of Secondary

17 November 2017 Alasdair Ong 0

The Prime Minister’s visit Congratulations to all of our students and families who gave the Australian Prime Minister, The Hon. Malcolm Turnbull, such a warm welcome last Sunday, here at school. The Sydney Morning Herald reported it as a ‘rapturous welcome’ and the accompanying image illustrated that, as well as the seemingly ubiquitous ‘selfie’. It was a great event for […Read more]