What a delightful week it was watching the lead up to the Junior School Musical Production and then the performances. We are so blessed by talent amongst our students and staff. On behalf of our College community, I congratulate and thank our dedicated cast and crew, along with the helpers and staff from other sections of the College who assisted with this production. I am sure it will long be remembered by our Junior School students who took part, as well as by Mrs Gaiser!
Year 9 students returned from a cold but exciting week of events that were part of their annual challenge camp and the separate Duke of Edinburgh camp. We also appreciate and congratulate Mr Eddy and Mr Frigo, the leaders of these events, for the smooth running and finish to the week as a result of great organisation by them and their support staff. I am sure the students appreciated the success of these camps.
The College has previously announced that Mr Broadley will be stepping down from the role of Head of Oxley’s International Programs at the end of the year. We are looking forward to acknowledging his wonderful legacy in this position. It is a pleasure to announce that the main aspects of this role will be taken over by two of our current staff. Mrs Caroline Lewis will be responsible for marketing, broader welfare, homestay oversight and enrolment, while Mr Maxwell Cuddon will have the education and a student pastoral care component of the role. Each person, we believe, has the skill set for a seamless transition to take place, and I warmly congratulate and thank Caroline and Max for their interest and eventual appointment. Please join with me in prayer for them as they prepare for the next part of this important service of the College to the International community.
Meanwhile, the end of another action-packed term draws to a close. We are so grateful for the support of our school community and for the continuing high levels of interest in enrolment from the potential new families to Oxley. Our School at Work days have been unequivocally appreciated by many newcomers to such days. I believe there is a mutual appreciation and respect for this process of gaining a better understanding of the exceptional opportunities for students here. On behalf of our staff, I wish families a safe and refreshing break. I trust our Senior students will make good use of this opportunity to complete revision for the exams that will soon be here.