Students were encouraged at School Assembly to use their final eight days of term to work hard in their academic schoolwork right through to the Easter break. There is certainly a diligent students’ atmosphere created by our Year 12 leaders, and I congratulate Year 12 for the care and commitment with which they are treating their academic studies. We want our students to enjoy their holidays, after a term of strong effort in their studies. I congratulate our young student leaders, Molly Rava (Yr10), Julia Ducret (Yr 11), and Mr Pederson in their ‘Shave for a Cure’, for Leukemia sufferers. The hair is used to make wigs from Chemotherapy and radiation hair loss and sponsored funds are also generated. The eighteen Antipodeans Abroad students who will be travelling to the Mekong River Valley in Vietnam for their December community service project, are also showing outstanding commitment and planning teamwork leading to this expedition, in working for local people in the Third World. These are highly significant activities for the benefit of others, but our students’ consideration for other people will be helping them to develop their skills, understanding, work ethic, team and leadership skills, and the profound thinking beyond the expedient and immediate for broader understanding.