“ You cannot expect to be respected if you are not respectful yourself. Similarly, you cannot be a good leader if you
do not possess good character
attributes. ” Darrell Thatcher
A Friends of Boarding committee has been established, which will run in a similar manner to other such groups at College. Its key objective is to provide a communication, education and feedback forum for College and the boarding community. conjunction with Darrell, and led by Sarah and Ben Davidson, parents of Head of Boarding Tom Davidson. Watch this space for more action on the professional development of staff, on social media matters, on health and wellbeing and mental health. Friends of Boarding is run by a small group of parents in
Meanwhile the boarding programme continues to be organised by Scott Franklin and incorporates a wide range of appealing weekend activities. There are now two opportunities each term for boarders to do a weekend community service project, working with David Newton and the Environment Committee. “It’s a win-win situation, with us providing some manpower for College’s Red Zone activities.” Darrell says the brotherhood that is a boarding House calls on every boarder to be respectful and respected.
“You cannot expect to be respected if you are not respectful yourself. Similarly, you cannot be a good leader if you do not possess good character attributes.” He says the boarding Houses also provide a perfect setting for boys to work towards the graduate attribute of global and bicultural competence. The increase in numbers of international students means there is also a greater requirement for host families willing to welcome these young men into their homes during school holidays. Support and assistance is provided at all times, and a weekly fee will be paid.
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