Conan Bland | Delpratt Housemaster Elect
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Over the last couple of months, Boarding Housemasters across all the houses have been receiving feedback regarding our current “over the road” (OTR) policy. It has become increasingly apparent that boys have become too accustomed to being able to leave the school grounds and purchase food from Southport Park or the BP Service Station Area down the road.
Following discussions at the recent Housemaster meeting, we have tightened the rules for OTR which will decrease time spent over the road, decrease the amount of money boys are spending on consumables, decrease risk of dangerous incidents and increase the amount of time available to study and participate in productive extra-curricular activities. Year 8-10 will be able to go over the road 3 days a week, Monday, Friday afternoon and Sunday only. Year 11 and 12s can negotiate further leave with their assistants and housemasters.
We would like to formally welcome a new staff member to the house, Mr Bryce Speechly. Bryce is originally from Moree and moved to Grafton when he was 7. He completed his schooling at Grafton where his parents were both police officers and moved to Sydney when he was 18 to play first grade Rugby for Randwick. He was there for a number of years coaching sport at Cranbrook whilst attending University.
Bryce has been on the Coast now for four years and has been coaching cricket and rugby, he has recently completed his teaching studies and is a qualified humanities teacher and is currently working at the school supporting the students with learning difficulties. Putting his background aside, he has already made a big impact on the boys and has a clear ability to develop positive relationships with the boarders. On behalf of the Delpratt Community, we welcome Bryce to the house.
We are almost mid-way through the term and assessment periods are fast approaching. We are encouraging boys to limit weekend leave, especially 7-10 who commence assessments next week. From a pastoral perspective we are focusing on ensuring the boys have filled out all details on their study planners and that they are mentally prepared for their assessment. Mr Bos will be facilitating a lesson on mindfulness and expression during mentor period today that further supports the boys in a time that is often stressful and for many boys chaotic.
Happy Birthday to Angus Dalgliesh who turned 14 today!! For those that may be interested a Southport Business called Karma Cakes delivers to TSS direct to the boarding house to cater for boys birthdays. Here is the link http://www.karmacupcakes.com.au/ and offers an alternative to Goldsteins and The Cheesecake Shop.
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