Being Principal of Engadine High School means that life is constantly revealing delightful surprises. In the last week I have been able to feel an enormous sense of pride for any number of reasons.
Our basketball team beat Cleveland High 39 to 30, and Jessica Wardrobe of Year 7 has just taken out a Gold and a Bronze medal in the State Nippers Carnival. What an achievement for Jessica! We are delighted to acknowledge your achievements in a sport which not only relies on individual and team ability but gives back so much to our community.
We now await, with great anticipation, our first opportunity to compete in Lawn Bowls. On two occasions the event has been washed out but I have a feeling next week is our week to shine!
As many of you will already be aware, our F1 team, Team Velocity, competed in the National Titles last week and was awarded 2nd in Australia in the Development class and 1st in Australia for best managed team. The amount of time, effort, commitment, intellect and reliance on parents and teachers for support is almost without precedent. I absolutely celebrate our team’s success, but on this occasion I acknowledge the group of parents and teachers behind Team Velocity – thank you seems inadequate.
I would also like to acknowledge the incredible work and commitment of teachers as they lead their students through to perfecting the performances they will share ion our imminent USA tour for dances and the band. Ms Crawford has spent the best part of the last 18 months preparing for this tour. She has been ably supported by Ms Barrow, Mr Drayton and Ms Hathaway. This is a truly exciting time for all as evident in Ms Holz’s and Mr Andon’s uncontained delight at accompanying this group on the “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunity.
I also know our senior students who will be visiting Vietnam with HSIE are enormously excited and with good reason. I wish them the very best.