Newsletter (May 2013)
Let’s start this epistle on a positive note. Our week 1 sports results were very average; the1st XV drew, 1st XI lost and our No. 1 basketball team lost. So what’s positive about this; not much, but what about week 2! Our 1st XV, in a televised match, defeated Massey 23-18. Massey was big and strong, but Rosmini hung in there for 70 minutes and tackled their hearts out. Add to this, the commentators, led by Keith Quinn, gave Rosmini a great plug and were most impressed with the style of rugby our team played. No doubt this win was the result of our coaching staff, Marley Mackay, Steve Rodkiss and Russell Hilton-Jones. I must also make a special mention of our grounds’ staff, led by Tom Hallam, who prepared the perfect pitch.
Newsletter (March 2013)
I would like to start this newsletter on a very positive note. It was tremendous to witness the response to the Year 7 Father/Son Breakfast held recently. I would like to record my thanks to our PTF A ladies who made a first-class job of the catering. It was also a delight to catch up with a number of old boy parents as well as new parents to the school. Very edifying was the impressive number of fathers who put aside their early morning to come along. All who attended will now have a clearer vision of what Rosmini hopes to achieve with their sons. The feed-back from those present was very positive indeed.
Newsletter (December 2012)
Although this is a busy time of the year for everyone, I think it is important to take time to reflect, albeit briefly, on some of the highlights and achievements of our boys during the year.
Newsletter (January 2013)
In my first newsletter of the year I would like to briefly outline our exam results for 2012 and I am delighted to record that they are outstanding.
Newsletter (September 2012)
The boys have been sitting their mock exams as I write this newsletter and these exams are very important as they give teachers and students a clear indication of how the student is performing. These tests are a wake-up call for the students who have fallen behind for various reasons. The good news is that the boys still have time to catch up and to do some serious study before the external exams. The real danger is for our boys to be complacent and settle for the Achieved grade, which can be well below their potential and may also mitigate against them being accepted for their chosen course at university or other tertiary institution. The clear message to the boys is fairly simple; if you want to achieve your goals then get down to some serious swot now; winter sports are nearly complete so it’s time to focus on what college is all about – teaching and learning.