Welcome back to what I know will be a busy and productive Term II. I hope Grammar families have had a pleasant and restful break.
Many potential highlights, as well as challenges, lie ahead across the next two months.
For boys in all Forms, this term brings the demands of formal examinations or assessments. Inevitably, boys may find such testing a stressful experience to undergo; nonetheless, I have always urged boys to approach such testing with the spirit of opportunity: a chance to focus their thinking and refine their understanding in order to demonstrate as fine a subject mastery as they can. I wish all boys success and satisfaction in their various assessments this term.
Looking across the coming weeks, there is the School’s production of Arthur Miller’s All My Sons commencing Thursday 9 May, featuring a number of our boys under the direction of Dr Wilson. This follows Dr Wilson's impressive direction of last year’s production of Grease, and the year before that Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. If you are keen to attend one of the nights, do be aware that tickets are selling very quickly.
Mid-May also sees the visit of Professor Tim Flannery to the School, as well as the Term II Concert. Early June features Grammarpalooza and a College Street Forum on Cyber-Safety.
The Term ends with the School hosting the biennial Australian Combined Schools Music Festival. We will have a large number of student musicians arriving for the Festival and to that end it would be greatly appreciated if willing and interested Grammar families might be able to host one of our visiting students. If you can assist, please contact the Director of Music, Mr Gaske.
My very best wishes to you all for a fine Term II.
Dr RB Malpass