Rogers Boarding House News

With all students returning from the break refreshed and excited to be back, I must commend all our Rogers’ boys this week on making a great start to the term. Peter Cameron is a new student who this term has started in Rogers, and we all say, Welcome to your new ‘Home’.…

Peter Cameron (on the left) running in his first House Cross Country, two days after arriving at TSS.

It has been a massive start to the Term, with so much on for the Rogers boys to get their minds back into School life.

 

Joe Madden receiving the Top Year 7 Debating prizes at last week’s end of season dinner.

Academically, the boys have hit the ground running and started eagerly on assessment that is due very soon. The Thursday night Tutoring continues, working specifically in smaller group & one on one to improve our boys academic progress and understanding. Thankyou must go to the Boarder Parent Support Group for assistance in funding this wonderful initiative.

As a result of last terms academic focus, the results are already coming through to fruition. Rogers from the interim report lead this semesters Diligence and GPS results for all boarding Houses. A wonderful reward for some great work done by staff, teachers and the Tutors so far this semester. See below for the results;

 

Rogers Diligence & GPS compared to all Boarding Houses

Away from the classroom it has also been a huge term so far. Including;

  • House Cross Country (5 boys in the Top 10 for their age groups),
  • St Hildas Social,
  • preparations for Soccer and Tennis (with many teams having success so far this season v BSHS & TGS),
  • preseason Rugby training,
  • fishing comp (all sorts of fishing and interesting things being caught off the TSS Jetty),
  • Movieworld,
  • ANZAC day commemorations (many of the Rogers boys involved in the TSS Anzac Service as Cross Bearers),
  • and birthdays all round (10 April babies, inc. 3 staff).

With so much to speak about, I’d rather you look at the smiles and enjoyment that the Rogers boys on display via our Photo Album, for a true reflection of events.

Some of the Rogers boys who played in the Top 10 of their Age Group at House Cross Country – Charlie Dawson, Hayden Carrigan, Murphy Baker and Jack Ware (missing Fred Cameron)

All smiles before they ran 3kms – Zach Boardman, Will Mayne & Murdoch Johnstone

With the Tennis and Soccer season now in full swing, it is great to see every boy in the house involved. It would be great to see a few new faces involved in sports this term. Remembering back to 2010 when the ‘Mumbai Mauler’ Khurshed Mehta tried his hand at Rugby for the first time. The grin on his face after his first training session was one I certainly will remember, as he stated to me, “ I love this sport”. With that, I have encouraged all of the Rogers boys this term to Get Involved, and it looks as though, everyone has, joining in either Soccer, Cross Country or Tennis teams over the past week. Let hope there are a few more memorable moments for the Rogers boys, as they play in a new sport this season.

Fishing and now crabbing (or is it a Turtle) are a great past-time for the Rogers boys. Here, Murdoch and Damon a number of ‘sea life’ from the Jetty for our weekly House BBQ.

Some of the April Birthday boys preparing to eat another on of Ms Ds delicious cakes.

As we do every month, Rogers celebrates the birthdays of all students. To spoil our Rogers boys, Matron usually creates a masterpiece cake, and gives each student a small novelty gift from the House. In April there are a number of notable birthdays apart from the boys, as Mr Browne, Mr Cox & Mr Holtsbaum celebrate also their birthdays later in the month.

Preparing to light up the floor at the St Hildas Social on a Saturday night…

Its all about the lights, camera, action…. at the St Hilda’s Social.

Along with the rest of TSS, the Rogers boys this week will participate in a number of activities, inc the Anzac Parade where a number of our boys assisted in handing crosses over to student involved in Cadets to place down at the ceremony. A wonderful service in memory of our fallen Diggers. It’s an honour that our Rogers boys get to participate in this memorable event.

Cross Bearers at the TSS Anzac Service…

Playing the Bagpipes in front of 2000 people can’t be easy, but for Rogers’s Will McDonald… no worries!!!…. an awesome effort by a Grade 7 Student.

Some of the TSS Cadets marching at the Anzac Day Marches in Southport.

Photos of this term’s events will be located on the House Photo album, available from https://www.flickr.com/photos/rogershousetss/albums. This site is regularly updated, with many photos of the Rogers boys, and some wonderful memories for parents to view.

All the best for the weeks ahead;

Ian Browne

 

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