Dear St Michael’s College Community,
Farewell and Thank You Br David
The St Michael’s College community farewell and sincerely thank Br David Hawke FSC, as he concludes his time as Brother Visitor of the District of Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Papua New Guinea.
Since 1996, Br David has been involved in District and international administration of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools. He served as Visitor from 1996-2004 and, in 2005 established the PARC Regional Office in Singapore. In 2007 he was elected to the General Council and based in Singapore and Rome. Upon returning to Australia in 2014, he was appointed again to the position of Visitor for Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan, and Papua New Guinea.
We thank Br David for all he has contributed as Br Visitor, not only to the District, but particularly to St Michael’s College. Br David has generously given his time to our College leadership members, past and present. His support, friendship, wisdom, and care shown to the staff, students, and whole College community is deeply appreciated.
Mr Damian Patton
Resignation of Board Chair
The De La Salle Brothers and the Board of Directors of St Michael’s College Adelaide wish to thank Marie Dorrington OAM for her enormous contribution to the College as she completes over ten years of service as a Board Director and Chair. Marie has been a highly respected and effective leader and we wish Marie well in this next phase of her life.
Damien Foulis has been appointed as the new Board Chair. Damien has been a Board Member for over ten years and the Deputy Chair for the last four years. He has our best wishes and support.
Br David Hawke, FSC
Primary Co-Curricular Summary
During the winter Co-curricular sporting program, the Primary Campus fielded an incredible 34 sporting teams that competed in weekly and Saturday morning sporting competitions. These competitions included the Sports Association for Adelaide Schools (SAAS), Catholic Schools Competition (SACPSSA), South Australian Primary Schools Competitions (SAPSASA), Basketball SA, Northwest Junior Soccer Competition (NWJSA) and the SANFL Football Competition.
We had some outstanding highlights throughout the winter season, with many of our sporting teams going through their respective season undefeated.
The Early Primary students were provided with a separate Co-curricular program which included Auskick, Netball, and Soccer clinics held during the week. The Auskick program had an outstanding 78 participants, with Netball having a total of 26, and the most popular sport was soccer with over 100 students enrolled to play. The Kelly Sports Multi Sporting Program was also made available to the Early Primary students with activities involving Lacrosse, Hockey, and Basketball.
The Upper Primary cohorts were further involved in extracurricular sporting carnivals held during weekdays. These carnivals include the SANFL Football Cup Carnival, Catholic Schools Cross Country, Netball Carnivals, and Touch Football Carnivals. This was in addition to the SAPSASA Western District Athletics, Cross Country, and ANZ Tennis Hotshots Carnivals.
At the carnivals, the students competed to the best of their abilities, winning many team awards, and representing the College in great spirit and sportsmanship.
Congratulations and sincere thanks to all the students involved in our programs and the volunteers who made the program successful.
Mr Dion Gazettas
Primary Sports Co-curricular Coordinator