A Frenzied Fortnight

This week the Bolton boys took advantage of a wonderfully sunny Saturday to spend the afternoon at Willows Beach with their friends from Timmis House.  All had a great time whilst enjoying snacks and competing in various lawn games.

As the second week of classes began, the academic rigour has started to set in as the boys had the demands of homework to now consume their evening prep time.  It was nice to see them hard at work as new teachers and new demands were set.

Last Sunday, the entire house made their way to the field to compete in the first house games of the year as demonstrated great athleticism and sportsmanship in a myriad of challenges.  The Bolton team won many of the events which bodes well in the quest for the House Cup.

With the grade 11s on their out trips in the upcoming week and facing their next surfing, hiking or sailing challenge, the house will be a little bit quieter!  We will anxiously await the updates from their epic journeys.

This morning, the house went down to Dallas Road along the waterfront to join the 5km Terry Fox run to honour his courageous run back in 1980.  Fortunately, the sun was shining as the perfect backdrop for a morning run.

The vibe in the house to start the year has been great as connections and friendships are being solidified.  As houseparents, we are very encouraged by the positivity and brotherhood on display.

Mr. Bates

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