Welcome Back to Term 3 Assembly

A warm and hearty welcome back to Term 3 which has got off to a wonderful start. We commenced Term 3 with our College Welcome Back assembly. Throughout this assembly we were able to celebrate student achievements in the Sport, Academic and Performing Arts areas.

On this first day back all Year 6 students ‘lugged’ their duffle bags, stretcher beds and sleeping bags to school in readiness for an early departure on Wednesday morning for the Winton Camp. Exciting times have been reported, including a pretty chilly first night in Charleville.

Wednesday and Friday featured Day 1 and 2 of our Year 7 – 12 Interhouse Athletics Carnival. We had a heavy track and some cool weather on Wednesday which then brightened up and continued to improve into Friday. Across both days we saw some outstanding results, excellent House spirit and Community engagement.

A very warm welcome back to A.B. for Term 3 from Principal, Joanne Sheehy!

Tuesday kick started with an outstanding Welcome Back Assembly:

  • Performances by our Rock Band and Chamber Choir;
  • We welcomed Elder, Aunty Candace Kruger Kombumerri- Ngugi Traditional Custodian: Yugambeh Gold Coast and Quandamooka Moreton Island to the stage for the Welcome to Country and she shared her valuable knowledge about NAIDOC;
  • We welcomed our two guests from the Gold Coast Suns; Lachie Weller, defender, debuted in 2015 and has played 127 AFL matches and Ellie Hampson, midfielder, a graduate of the SUNS Academy who shared with us the beautiful family culture that is the Gold Coast Suns and who so kindly invited all of our A.B. students to attend the game on Sunday, 31 July (free tickets will be distributed to students via their Junior School classrooms and Senior School Homeroom class - HUGE thank you to our wonderful Gold Coast Suns);
  • Our Vice House Captains took on another of Mr Burgess's House Challenges on stage;
  • We presented our State Champions and Athletics Champions their awards;
  • We presented our State Honours Ensemble Program (SHEP) award winners; and
  • We presented our extraordinary da Vinci Decathlon award winners. 

What a fabulous start to our term!

We would also like to introduce you to all of our new teachers who have joined our amazing A.B. community this term and we look forward to you meeting them.

Simon Edgar
Acting Heading of Senior Schoo