From the Principal
As the year moves on, we are at a stage where the College plans its various end of year ceremonies and events. The COVID-19 restrictions do not allow us to do things the same way they have been done in the past. The constantly evolving pandemic situation also restricts us from planning too far in advance. We are, however, very keen to continue to offer our students events that afford them their right-of-passage, even if these are not of the size and extravagance of the past.
The Chair of the Greater Brisbane Conference (GBC), our Primary and Secondary Inter-school sport competition, has written to all parents regarding GBC Sport for the remainder of 2020. This letter can be found by following this link GBC Sport Update 2 September 2020
I am pleased to announce the student leaders for 2021 following a rigorous application process. The selection process we use, mirrors the real-world process of job applications, plus a vote which surveys the staff and student body. Of course, every member of our Year 12 cohort is a leader, as the rest of the College looks up to them for direction and behavioural cues, with the Prefects holding more formal roles within the student leadership. This year the leadership process was brought forward on the Secondary Campus, to accommodate the QCAA external exams. The Primary Campus leadership elections will take place, as usual, in Term 4.
Senior School Prefects:
College Captains: Izak Jamieson and Lizmaria John
College Vice Captains: Joshua Cool and Lanuola Noel
Prefects: Aydin Anderson, Mitchell Burrows, Brynn Christofferson, Jordan Hile, Jack Hogrefe, Jordan McKenzie, Judy Magirin, Rachel Mellow, Aiden Rasmussen, Madison Sayer, Hayley Smith, Alyssa Trigg, Ella Watson-Paul
Middle School Prefects:
Middle School Captains: Aarush Aryal and Audrey Taylor
Middle School Service Captain: Gabriella Gigliotti
Middle School Sport Captain: Lorren Ieli
Middle School Creative Arts Captain: Isabella Pettit
Congratulations to our newly appointed leaders who will be officially installed at a special assembly next year, they have been chosen by their peers in recognition of their many contributions to the College community to date and the potential they saw in them as leaders, because leadership is a gift given to you by those who trust you. I also congratulate all the nominees who had the courage to put themselves forward for leadership but have not received a formal role, they played a crucial role in the selection process and will of course play a vital part in their cohort leading the College in 2021.
Finally, if your student is not returning to The Springfield Anglican College next year (2021), it is important that you give the College a full term’s notice to avoid incurring fees as part of the College Enrolment Agreement. If your student is not returning, please contact the Registrar by phone or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
My best wishes
From the Chaplain
This upcoming weekend we celebrate our father’s, uncle’s and grandfather’s. Our College celebrated them during our weekly virtual assembly and chapel this week. Our reading this week from Proverbs 17:17 reminded us all that a friend loves at all times and that love binds us together. To love a person is the most important thing of all. Love will be the tape, the glue, the staple, the bolt that holds your friendships and loved ones together.
A Prayer for Father’s Day:
Loving God, we pray for our father’s, uncle’s and grandfathers, may you bless each and every one of them this Father’s Day. We ask that You guide them to be good role models and loving to their children. We also ask them to be a father like You are. Give them grace and patience to handle situations in a loving way. May God’s blessings be with them all in a special way. In Jesus name we pray, Amen.