Senior Boys Boarding

Good afternoon Parents and Carers,

As we near the end of week 6, it has again been a busy time in Hawkins House, particularly when it comes to birthdays. There has been quite the rush of birthdays recently, with Mitch Ford and Ken Huang both turning 18, with numerous other boys turning both 16 and 17 – Jack Southern (St George), Dylan Marchand (Moree) and Khye Lauder (Katherine) have all celebrated their special day in the dining hall, with rousing renditions of Happy Birthday being sung by all the boys. A special word of thanks also to Trevor and Dani Ford for organising the monster of a cake, which was enjoyed by everyone (photos below).

I would also like to mention a recent success for one of our new boarders, Chase Naylor. Chase competed at the inter-school showjumping qualifier at Fairholme College last weekend with some great results, placing second in a couple of his events riding his trusty steed ‘Showem Flash’ (photo above).

As we near the end of term one, could I ask that travel arrangements be made sooner rather than later. Travel day is on Thursday 29 March, and if the flights are booked early enough I may be able to reduce the number of trips to and from Brisbane or Toowoomba. Please also be aware that the travel day for term two is on Monday, April 16.

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any queries regarding your son’s progress at the College.

Regards, Phil Stiles