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had also demonstrated leadership in the House, and we were very happy to offer them the roles of additional Deputy Heads of House. Well done gentlemen – a wonderful year. I would also like to mihi to Keri Campbell in his first year as Deputy Housemaster for Julius House. Keri has been a wonderfully supportive deputy for the boys, and for me personally. We clearly work together very well, with similar outlooks and priorities, and ways of doing things. I am looking forward to building on the sense of teamwork we have already established, and continuing to support our young men over the coming years. I would also like to thank Susan Harding, who has been a mentor in Julius House for many years. Susan retired at the end of 2022. She will go on to study for her Master’s degree in 2023 at the University of Canterbury. Thank you Susan for your wonderful contribution and passion, and for setting and adhering to high standards in all aspects of College life. Guy Greening gave a wonderful speech at the end of year Julius House prize-giving, in which

he acknowledged your outstanding contribution, and described what you meant to him and others in his mentor group. Thank you, too, to mentors Shelly Jackson, Rob Aburn, Darrell Thatcher and Logan Ball. The boys and I hugely appreciate the time and wisdom you devote to the House, and your wonderful contribution to the young men in your mentor groups. We are looking forward to developing the role of mentor even more in 2023, and are pleased to welcome new mentors Rob Clarke and Charlotte de Roles. Rob Clarke, the former Director of Sport, is taking over from Darrell Thatcher, who has had to withdraw from being a mentor because of the increasingly busy nature of his role within at College. Charlotte is joining us as a new, fulltime teacher of English, and will be taking Susan Harding’s group. Welcome to you both. As always, there have been many highlights throughout the year. I was immensely proud of the boys during their House Music performance, for example. After many weeks of practice, Robert McClean led the

boys through a stirring reprise of Mamma Mia , and it was wonderful seeing the boys sing and move together so well. The House Play was also very polished and highly entertaining. Under the inspired direction of Thimeth, the boys gave a wonderful performance, culminating in a stirring “brotherhood” dance routine. There were plenty of excellent performances throughout the year in House sport, with Julius dominating in several areas. In the whole House competitions, we won the College cross country cup and the haka competition, and we got through to the finals in several other competitions. However, my personal highlight of 2022 was the instigation and success of the Julius House 24-hour cycling fundraiser. Conceived and run by Head of House Christian Higgins, this event meant that Julius House boys cycled on stationary bikes in the gym for a 24-hour period, while fundraising for the Sir John Kirwan Foundation. Collectively, we achieved our goal and raised $5050 for this very worthwhile charity. More than that, this event was a


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