Another huge week in Thorold, topped off by an amazing Year 12 Formal on Saturday night.
As we gear into the fifth week of Term 2, the boys are preparing for upcoming exams as well as the flurry of assessment work currently in the wind. It will be one of the busiest periods of the semester as we navigate the following fortnight. Boys will of course be mentored and monitored during this time, however it is important that they look after themselves and think carefully about study and preparation time to maximize their efforts.
This week’s Mentor Period will be used to make progress on the Thorold Core Values Project, which is really accelerating along at present. The House has shortlisted six (6) core values which will be explored further in the direction of how we install these values into daily life in Thorold House, then we will create the basis of our very own mentor program. This will be the foundation of what our current boys see as important when introducing new boys to the House. As this journey unfolds, it will enable us as a community to capture the importance of living in such a historic TSS house, and the internal structures and workings that accompany it. This has been an exciting process, as it is driven by our boys with the assistance of Mentor Teachers and myself.
As always, please don’t hesitate to make contact with me should you wish to check in on your son/s progress and preparation levels.
One of our many humble achievers in the house is Tom Hancock, a year 8 lad who joined the boarding ranks last year from his beloved Walker House. While Tom is gentle soul within the confines of the boarding house, he demonstrates his wide array of talents in the sporting arenas. He plays AFL, club rugby and basketball all in concurrent seasons of course, surely making him one of the busiest boys of Thorold House.
Over the past weekend he played rugby for his club on Saturday morning, scoring one of the sides two tries, and then awarded Man of the Match. Tom topped this off by then lining up for his first full AFL match for the Southport Sharks! Scoring six goals and two behinds while playing at centre half forward, not to mention that he was then names the Man of the Match for the second time in a day (in different codes).
Only to round the week off, Tom has also made the top 20 cut out of 76 boys for the U/15 Hinterland Basketball.
Well done Tom! Not only do you have some very proud parents, but a mighty impressed Thorold throng right behind you.
A few Friday’s ago, all year 8 – 10 boys joined in on a fantastic night of trivia. Mr Watts officiated the evening, while also placing up the funds for the major prize, $250 worth of sushi, a hotly contested reward I can tell you!
It was great to see all the boys get involved and prove that their general knowledge, along with sporting and movie trivia minds were not only put to the test, but were extremely competitive across the board.
With a draw on the final round, the result came down to a bonus round where the winning team had to write down as many countries which begin with the letter A in a 30 second time window, the winning team recalled 8, to the opponents 5.
All in all, a good night had by all.
Tuesday May 9 saw Thorold House take to the stage in the 2017 House Drama Festival. The men really shone on the night, a well-rounded and insightful take on this years theme “Man UP!”. The performance with the title of “I Wish I Was”, captured the audience as the took a timeless journey of a young boy named Neil on his childhood dream to adult reality of flying to the moon.
A huge congratulations and vote of appreciation must go to all the actors, stage crew, lighting and audio/visual team who made the event such a success. It was a delight to see so many Thorold Boys really get involved, lead roles were taken up by a surprisingly talented few;
Just to name a few.
A particular mention to Jack Giles and Jazz Agius-Jones (Directors), James Mahony (Playwright), Harry Smith (Music Coordinator) and Lachlan Chesterman (Technical Director).
If you were not fortunate enough to watch it live, please catch a glimpse of the drama event by clicking the link below.
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