Junior Boys Boarding

Main photo: A large group of our boarders and day students participated in the town ANZAC parade on Wednesday morning including Joshua Hullock, Logan Carney, William Auger, Josh Matthews and Evan Doughboy.

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Dear Parents and Families,

Firstly this week I would like to mention the upcoming Centenary P&F Ball on the 16th June. Last year Mrs Bailey and I had the honour of attending and it was truly an amazing night. After speaking with Mr Gary Zerner we would like to get as many boarding parents to experience this night as we can. I have already booked two tables with one already full and the second nearly full as well. If you are interested and would like to attend could you please contact me ASAP so I can direct you how to purchase a ticket. The cost of the night is $110 with champagne on arrival, canapes, 3-course meal and entertainment provided. I would like to encourage all parents to get involved as the P&F do an amazing job for the College plus this will be a fantastic opportunity for you to not only meet other boarding parents but parents from the College in general.

The first couple of weeks this term has seen your sons enjoy several College and Boarder activities. The first of these was the College ANZAC Dawn Service Tuesday morning followed by Warwick Town Service on Wednesday. You should all be very proud of your sons for the very respectful manner they displayed at both services; they were a credit to themselves and the College.

A big thank you to all the parents who have diligently named all their son’s clothing for the beginning of the boarding year.  Your efforts make the laundry process run more smoothly and ensure that the boys receive their clothes back promptly.

I can’t stress enough how important it is to be vigilant with the naming of your son’s clothes and ask that you please name any new clothing bought throughout the year.  It is also important to place name tags in obvious places so that staff doing the sorting and folding can quickly identify owners.

The inside of collars and the back of waistbands is the ideal place for shirts and trousers.  Please name everything including individual socks and underwear, as sometimes these small items escape from wash bags and if not named, are difficult to return. We do our best to make sure any unnamed items are claimed and named, but sometimes the boys are not familiar with their clothes, particularly if the items are new.  If your son has lost an item of clothing, I do have some unclaimed clothing in the laundry room.  Please feel free to come and see either myself or Ms Stewart when you are next visiting if you would like to have a look through these items to see if anything is familiar.”

Finally this term the Junior Boys’ Boarding “Band of Brothers” have welcomed 4 new brothers to Cunningham House. We now have 2 new Year 8 Students and 2 new Year 9 Students and from all accounts have settled in very well to their new second home. We now have in Year 8 Jake Timmins from Thallon and James Caldwell from Brisbane. In Year 9 we have Brian Chen from Hong Kong and Ben Savidge from St George. All of the boys have been very helpful with making the boys feel right at home and I’m very proud of them as they too remembered what it can be like to be the “New Kid on the Block”.

Regards

Mr Stewart Bailey – Head of Junior Boys Boarding