Director of Boarding
Our first semester is well
and truly behind us, and our new students are now fully entrenched into the boarding lifestyle. It has
been a huge step for many and a credit to all boys for the way they have supported each other throughout
this journey. Some have taken a little more time than others to settle, however, now that the rules and
guidelines are a little clearer, we should find the going a touch easier. Having an extra week at home
will certainly be appreciated by all.
Term two is always a busy term with football fixtures
taking over, hence the spirit of the whole community is lifted each weekend, as some are playing in the
red and black for the very first time while others are building on the great traditions already established
and thriving within our walls. Rostrevor is again producing some wonderful talent with Jacob Kennerley,
Cameron Taheny and Benjamin Jarvis all training with State squads within
the SANFL. Their efforts over the last few months have been exceptional; all boys have been excellent
in their approach to games and training hence the interest from AFL scouts. Congratulations to Harry Petty
who made his AFL debut on Sunday 1st July against St Kilda, unfortunately for Harry the Demons went down
by 2 pts.
During this term, we also celebrated our National Reconciliation Week, with our Indigenous
students attending several functions throughout the week. Here at Rostrevor, we recognise this important
occasion with a special High Tea in our Pavilion. This year our special guest was Bill Wilson. Bill is
the Senior Programs Officer for the Department of Industry and Skills. Having been a past Principal of
Tauondi College, Bill was able to share many experiences with our audience. An acknowledgement to Country
was performed by RSL veteran Bill Denny. Bill also touched on the significant contributions made by our
indigenous soldiers throughout the last century. A special invite was extended to our "sister" Loreto
boarders; this was a first for the Duggan House boarders and a fantastic initiative by our Year 12 leaders.
Ben Homan received our Reconciliation Award from Kaya Scott for 2018. This award is presented to a non-indigenous
student, recognising support and assistance to our indigenous boarders.
Throughout the term,
some activities have failed to get off the ground due to lack of numbers or last-minute decisions causing
some excursions to be cancelled, however, our Year 11 & 12 students had a great time at the Senior
Social hosted by Walford College. During the upcoming term, we are looking at providing each year group
with an excursion option, with Ten Pin Bowling, Movies, Golf and Lawn Bowls being suggested as possible
We hope the Year 12s went well in their exams last week and that everyone is now comfortably
relaxing at home and enjoying some free time with family. For those families on the Eyre Peninsula, we
look forward to catching up with as many as possible at the up-coming Field days in Cleve. This year we
welcome student representatives Hank Burton and Cameron Taheny who will be assisting on our display during
Enjoy the mid-year break, keep safe, look forward to your return for Semester 2.
Director of Boarding