Register 2019

PASTORAL CARE Flower’s House

acting, as did Henry Briscoe. We also picked up a special creativity award and a production award, making it one of our more memorable House Plays in recent years. Head of House Will Greenslade and the Year 13 students set the goal at the beginning of the year to increase positive participation within the House in House events. The thinking behind this was that Flower’s would be there to play hard, so they could be proud of how we played. They also decided to re-establish the relationship with Ronald McDonald House, and our service there has now become a regular part of the week. The third goal was to increase the number of House barbecues to bring boys and staff together, which they did well. Flower’s House boys have continued to have a positive impact on school sport, representing College in many different codes at regional and national level. At the Maadi Cup regatta Archie Batchelor and Nic Turnbull got a silver medal in the U18 novice eight, with Archie also winning gold in the U16 eight. Jamie Batchelor and Lachlan Hazlett both got a silver medal in the U18 eight, along with a bronze for Jamie in the U18 four and another silver for Lachlan in the U17 eight. Jamie was also invited to trial for the New Zealand rowing team. Flower’s was also well represented in the 1st XI hockey side that competed in the national Rankin Cup tournament, with Ollie King, Caleb Westbury and Archie Batchelor in the team. Sam Hadley has had plenty of individual success in slalom skiing. After picking up the national U21 championship title in New Zealand, Sam made the podium in the Australian national championships

slalom, taking the bronze medal, which is an incredible effort considering he is still in Year 11. All in all, it has been an extremely successful year for Flower’s House, both in and outside of the House, with some outstanding individual and team performances from a number of boys. Ben Vink Housemaster, Flower’s House A WORD FROM THE HEAD OF HOUSE As we get to the end of the year, I would like to thank all members of the Flower’s House staff for the effort and time they have put in throughout the year. First, the domestic staff, for the constant work they put in day in, day out. I know that often your jobs are not easy, having to look after an entire boarding House, but your work is truly appreciated by all of us. I would also like to thank Assistant Housemasters James Bartlett, Chris Needle and Gill Kilpatrick. You three have been amazing throughout the year, bringing life to what can often be a dull tutor time. I know all the boys in your tutor groups have benefited greatly from your constant support and help with goal setting and other schooling issues. You have made your presence felt around the House and taken a genuine interest in what we are up to throughout our days at College. I would also like to thank Toby, Dan and Monique Ellis-Martin for the late nights on duty you put in and your constant presence around the House. You are always up for a chat and are often found helping us out. This doesn’t go unnoticed, and we hope we didn’t cause you too many late nights getting us settled.

Housemaster: Ben Vink Deputy Housemaster: Monique Ellis-Martin Assistant Housemasters: James Bartlett, Gill Kilpatrick, Chris Needle House Matron: Karen Adams Residential Tutors: Toby Pizey, Dan Sharples Non-residential Tutors: Bailen Thatcher, Kale Thatcher Head of House: Will Greenslade Deputy Heads of House: Jamie Batchelor, Nic Turnbull 2019 has been a time of growth for Flower’s House and another successful year. It was great to see how highly motivated the boys were. We managed a great start to the year, backing up our non-championship cup title in athletics, and throughout the year taking the senior basketball title once again and winning the senior House hockey competition. We also got to the finals in senior volleyball and tennis, and junior basketball. The juniors also managed our first chess win in five years. The Reaction House Plays Festival was, once again, a highlight of the year. Tom Davidson and George Murray ran our play, and Flower’s had some success in picking up a few special awards. Fergus Ryan gained a “special moment” award for his


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