Message from the Principal

Thought for the week:

"Don't treat people as bad as they are, treat them as good as you are."

                                                                                         The Dalai Lama

A reminder to ALL parents - please do not enter any school classroom, common room or learning area without first signing in at the School Office and getting permission to do so. This is a legal requirement to ensure the safety and well-being of all our students. Thank you for your support and understanding with this.

Congratulations to our Junior School Tournament of Minds teams which both won their division and went to the State Finals. Further congratulations to the Year 5 "Arts" team which won the State Final and now head off to the National Finals in Darwin. We are so proud of both teams and thank them and their teachers/coaches Mrs Susan Swan and Ms Sarah Cummins for all their hard work.

More congratulations go to our Senior School Cross Country Team which won the Eastern Independent Schools of Melbourne (EISM) Central Division Cross Country competition last Wednesday. I was so proud of the wonderful team effort. Every runner did their best to get even one place higher up in the placings and this is what makes the overall difference. There were some amazing individual performances and the following runners achieved podium results:

  • Mitchell Mennie – 1st place OPEN boys
  • Laura Ariens – 2nd U'16 Girls
  • Kaja Clayton – 3rd U'16 Girls
  • Max Nichols – 1st U'15 Boys
  • Dean van de Waterbeemd – 2nd U'15 Boys
  • Madeleine Theobald – 2nd U'15 Girls
  • Abby Harrington – 2nd in U'14 girls
  • Sophie Jiang – 3rd U'13 Girls

Special thanks to our Acting Head of Sport, Ms Carly Buhagiar for her organisation and passionate encouragement. We also thank Noah Deubel who offered his expertise in coaching and also the strong contribution from Mr Keith Clapp and Mr Anthony Wroe. Other teachers also assisted with early morning training and we are very grateful to you.

The Huntingtower Old Students (HOSA) Sports Day was held last Sunday and it is always good to catch up with past students who still relish the opportunity to be involved in their old school. Thank you to all the Huntingtower teams that took part in playing against the HOSA teams.

On the first Sunday of next Term, we will be holding our "Arts in the Round" afternoon. This will include Visual Art displays, dramatic presentations, Indonesian and French presentations, Public Speaking and of course amazing performances from our Orchestras and Choirs which will come from all parts of the School. We do hope to see you all there. Thank you to the Parents and Friends Committee who are organising afternoon tea to be available almost all afternoon. Displays will be open for viewing from 1pm until 4pm and you will receive a program of all the special performances.

The HT Fete is almost upon us and once again I ask everyone to consider how they might support this special event. You may have access to items you can donate for the Silent Auction or things you no longer need that could go to the Dad's Stall. Please bring these items to the School or in case of old things, please drop them off at the shed. You will be approached by your class Fete Representative to assist at some time during the day and I know you will do what you can. We will need assistance with setting up on Friday 9 October from 3pm to 6pm and also with the clean up after the Fete on 10th October from 4pm to 5pm. If you would like to help in this, or any other way, please contact the School Office or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..Many thanks for your support.

We wish all those travelling to South Africa on Simunye, a successful and productive trip. I know that they will be doing so much good and will bring joy to countless young people and their families.

Happy holiday everyone.

Sholto Bowen