Dequetteville Terrace Kent Town SA 5067 l t- 08 8334 1200 l f- 08 8363 0702 l e– firstname.lastname@example.org l news P R I N C E S 19 May 2006 – Week 3, Term 2 Secondary School The Hidden Curriculum W e all think we know why our boys come to school. They come to learn, to pass their SACE or IB exams, to succeed In the yard, if I pick up papers, I am saying that this is important; if I correct a boys’ uniform, it is more a lesson on representing at sport, to be leaders, to make lifelong the school than about him personally. friends….any number of very obvious and The opposite is also true. reliable purposes underpin their rationale for coming to Princes. But whilst this overt If I overlook a boy being late to class or I level of purpose dominates our am late to class, I am telling him that being expectations, there is another level of punctual does not matter. If he does not learning taking place and one that ironically bring his books to class and he is not is far more powerful than any classroom corrected, he learns not to bother. If I activity. This is called the ‘hidden allow boys to ‘break’ a rule that is school curriculum’. policy, I not only let myself down, but also my colleagues. If I allow a boy to play sport on Saturday, even though he has not If we ‘fight their battles’ for them, they will never trained, I send the message to the other learn to make their own decisions. boys that they need not bother to train either. If one boy is allowed to hand in work after the deadline, why would others It works like this. bother to meet it next time? If a class is If I enter the classroom and speak to the allowed to leave a few minutes before the boys by name and ask about their particular bell, what value will be placed on the lesson? sport or weekend activity, I give them a Much of this curriculum is never assessed lesson in courtesy and the message that they and never made explicit, yet it teaches boys matter to me. When I ask them to take out significant lessons about emotional and their folders and locate a sheet of paper I social competency, resilience and values. am teaching them about organisation. If I We may think that being relaxed and correct them when they make a disparaging friendly with the boys is a better experience comment about another student, it is a for them (and on the surface this may well lesson in values. When I make them work be the case!) but we are not offering them in groups not of their choosing, it is a lesson the range of adult values that they need to in social responsibility. A test failed is a learn. They watch us carefully and they lesson in resilience and self-confidence if it learn about us as adults in their lives. They is approached with care. will take these behaviours and values into (Continued on page 2) (Continued from page 1) which we will agree! I think there is a Physics theorem which states that their adulthood and we want these to be the best ‘for each action, there is an opposite and equal they can have. reaction’. This applies particularly in the lives of The same ‘hidden curriculum’ exists at home in the adolescents and nowhere more powerfully than in rules, or lack of, by which a family operates. If we the messages we give our boys about what matters are often late to collect our children, they learn that simply by what we do and do not do, either we have more important things to do than respect unintentionally or purposefully. As teachers and the arrangements we have made. If we do not parents, we have a responsibility to ensure the hear them out when we are lucky enough to hear ‘hidden curriculum’ is one with which we are just them share things, they learn that their views do as comfortable as we might be with the formal and not matter. If we ‘fight their battles’ for them, they published curriculum which appears in the school will never learn to make their own decisions. literature. Conversely, if we do not set parameters for parties Cynthia May and social activities, we may well be inviting our Head of the Secondary School children to establish their own curriculum of behaviours and it is unlikely that it will be one with Term Dates 2007 In 2007, Easter will be at the end of Week 9, leaving Week 10 as a three and one half day week. This creates difficulties for our boarding community in particular, as Easter is an exeat weekend making the return to school for a short week a costly and perhaps unproductive exercise. Also, the Association of Independent Schools SA (AISSA) has recommended that boarding schools adjust their school calendars to allow for a three week break at the end of Term 1. After lengthy discussions with various school groups, it has been agreed that the school calendar for 2007 will be adjusted as the following: Term 1 Monday 5 February Thursday 5 April This will mean a three week holiday period at the end of Term One incorporating both Easter and Anzac Day. The earlier start to Terms 1 and 3 Term 2 will compensate for two of the days lost from Week 10 in Term 1. Tuesday 1 May Friday 6 July The proposed variation in school term dates is in response to the unusual circumstances for 2007, Term 3 and the difficulties it creates for families with children who are boarders. It also solves many of Monday 23 July Friday 28 September the operational problems which the timing of Easter would create for the school. Term 4 Kevin Tutt Headmaster Secondary School Tuesday 16 October Friday 7 December Australian Army Cadets, fostered by the Adelaide University Regiment at Keswick are currently recruiting male and female youth Term 4 aged 12 1/2—18 years. (parental consent Preparatory School required) Tuesday 16 October Tuesday 11 December To book please phone Captain David Milne on 0438 891 711, Lieutenant George Mikajlo on 0418 827 620 or Lieutenant Ian Dispain on 0438 842 918. Page 2 Highlights of my week • Each Monday the Captain and Vice-Captain of School join Cynthia May and me for lunch to discuss school matters from a student perspective. Stefan and Adam are proving to be outstanding student leaders — it is a pleasure to work with them. • The Secondary Staff Meeting on Monday afternoon included a presentation by Craig Bowyer and Patricia Samuels on Gender in the Curriculum. The intention of the session was to question the ways in which teachers present gender differences in our classrooms and curriculum. We can be confident that equal contribution from each gender makes a difference in how we promote a modern masculinity and help boys to develop good attitudes to the role of girls and women in the world. • Monday night was meeting night: Finance Committee followed by the P&F Association meeting. Both make a very valuable contribution to the school. • Our new Secondary Common Room is starting to take shape in the refurbished Colton Wing. I was pleased to show Robin Parsons, President of the Common Room, through the new facility and to discuss interior décor plans and other requirements. • At this time of the year, Cynthia May and Richard Bruford join me in meeting each Head of Department to discuss their annual academic report and goals for 2006. This week we were pleased to meet with Peter Karamoshos (Mathematics), Anthony Izzo (Technology), Tim Agnew (Humanities) and Chris Jordison (Science). Good curriculum is happening! • On Thursday, David Cornish and I enjoyed a lunch with Miss Vivienne Langley, Miss Margaret Davey and Mrs Jean Lang (the last two are sisters) who are long life friends of the school. Miss Langley’s father was one of our longest serving staff members (50 years), while Miss Davey and Mrs Lang are the daughters of Dr Llewellin Davey, who was the school’s doctor for a very long period. • Friday saw me lose my locks in support of the Leukaemia Foundation. I was something of a chicken preferring a number one, with Mr Nalder, Mr Andary, Ms Farrell, Mr Ritchie, Mr Harris and Mr Weatherald brave enough for the full shave. Special thanks go to Mrs Bradford (also a number one) for promoting this in the school and to Ms Farrell who raised $2000. Mrs Shaw’s presentation to the boys was heartfelt, and drew our attention to the real purpose of the haircuts! It’s a beanie for all of us for a while. • The Australian String Quartet concert on Thursday night was a celebration of Mozart’s 300th birthday — music at its best. • On Friday, it was a great thrill to hear that our team of Javed Alam, Ike Kutlaca and Davor Pavlin-Premrl have won the State finals of the Bond University Mooting Competition. The boys will travel to the Gold Coast in July for the national finals. • The Boarders Parents’ Consultative Committee meets each Friday prior to the exeat weekend. The group is committed to support the development of the best boarding house in Adelaide. • Saturday was a day at the football watching the Year 8s, Second XVIII and First XVIII games. The Firsts played magnificently to defeat St Michael’s College, 28·6 to 6·8, a 130 point win. Kevin Tutt Headmaster that once again a number of old Melbourne just happened to be Message from the scholars have willingly volunteered visiting Adelaide that week & when Careers their time to assist current students asked readily agreed to in their decision making. participate. Monash initially Counsellor In addition, all SA Universities, declined but have since told me that We will have a Careers Night at a representative will be in Adelaide Bond University, Melbourne PAC later this term in the evening at that time & have tentatively University & Monash University, of Tuesday 20 June, 6:45- agreed to have him/her there on the TAFE SA & a number of other 9:00pm. It will follow the same night. higher education providers have model as in previous years where a agreed to be present. More details will follow in a later number of presenters will speak newsletter. about their occupation three times The presence of the two Victorian Universities is a bonus as Malcolm Dawe during the evening. I am grateful Page 3 Performing Arts Headmaster’s Assembly Pianist Frank Xiong performed Chopin’s Fantasie Impromptue to open the Efforts Awards Assembly on Monday. His teacher Irina Lioubimova said it was an exceptionally fine performance. Big Band 1 performed two of their repertoire for Mount Gambier Generations in Jazz at last Monday’s Assembly. There is no doubt they will represent their school superbly at this prestigious event. Arts Awards Students are reminded that they must complete and submit an overview of their contributions and attainments to be considered for an Arts Award in 2006 by 31 May. Please collect the pro forma from either Student Services or the Music Office. Pamela Freeman Director of Artistic Performance Performance Dates Friday 19 and Saturday 20 May 7.30pm Important dates and events for Middle School Drama Production the next week Sunday 21 May 11:00am SA Open Heritage Week Service - • YEAR 8 FLO CAMP TO SCOTTS CREEK Chapel Choir Pilgrim Church FIELD CENTRE Tuesday 23 May returning Friday 26 May Friday 26 – Sunday 28 May Generations of Jazz – Mt Gambier • PYP/MYP/REGGIO CURRICULUM EVENING Wednesday 24 May 6:15pm Wednesday 7 – Friday 9 June 7:30pm Musical HMS Pinafore • FOUNDATION BUSINESS LUNCH Friday 26 May 12:-00 for 12:30pm (Banquet Room, Sunday 2 July 10.30am Adelaide Town Hall) Chapel Choir Service and Medallion Presentations • GENERATION OF JAZZ FESTIVAL BIG Monday 3 July 7:00pm BANDS TO MT GAMBIER Friday 26 May, returning Sunday 28 May Concert with Eltham College Band and Payneham City Band • FOUNDATION BUSINESS LUNCH (Assembly Hall) Friday 26 May 12:00 for 12:30pm (Banquet Room, Adelaide Town Hall) Page 4 Message from the Chaplain Do you believe in miracles? I do, but I am not sure what sort of miracle some of the Prep School staff might have been looking for last Friday. They were in the middle of one kind of miracle. To see how much a few committed people can achieve was one sort of miracle. To raise $6836.86 was a great effort and the efforts of a few people were outstanding. The miracle of having people prepared to take the risk of appearing foolish for a great cause was another sort of miracle as people stepped out of their comfort zones and discovered the joy of selflessness. (The foolishness of God is wiser than man?) To know that the money raised will be used by doctors to assist in the miracle of healing (all healing is a miracle!!!) is a great joy. All of these are miracles of a human kind. They are miracles that are accessible to us all and are Da t e: Diary wonderful. Those who were in the Chapel on Friday morning and heard Carol Shaw speak of the ation C orpor be held journey of her niece; Montana, as she struggled with erard ill The G Lecture w une. leukaemia became aware of another sort of miracle. ation 13 J As Carol spoke of her family’s faith in the face of Innov n Tuesday are o to 12 great pain, it was possible to see love being lived in a rs 10 ey are in Ye th . a special way and to be reminded of the pain of all Boys nded that he lecture those who struggle as the lives of those they love remi o attend t aside. ted t date are threatened, or sometimes taken by illness. expec se put this re Plea to 9 a Then there are the miracles of answered prayer ars 8 ttend. in Ye where the rules of this universe are broken and Boys raged to a an encou o be healing happens in ways that can not be explained. ises t r prom e. As someone who has seen this happen I believe in it es peake ptional on and pray for it, but as I get older the world seems Th exce oon. follow s more and more full of wonder and now I find that I s will detail appreciate all the sorts of miracles more and more. More By the way, there was another sort of miracle on Friday. There was the miracle of a community going deeper and discovering more of what it might become as together boys and parents cheered and laughed, as parents reluctantly edged out the door because they were going to be REALLY late for that meeting, but somehow struggled to leave. There was the community of boys who understood that worthwhile things were in their grasp, but how wonderful it was to share that journey with other generations. This community extended its boundaries through this as well as deepening its life. I pray we will not wait too long before we do something similar! Trevor Klar Festival City Photography took photographs of the Gig at the Gov on Monday 15 May. If you would like to view and purchase photos of your son please visit: http://www.festival-photo.com.au/html/viewevents.html Click on the entry ‘Gig at the Gov’ under PAC, and then pop in the date 15/05/06. Order your photos using the form provided. Page 5 Curriculum Evening 2006 Kindergarten to Year 9 Curriculum @ PAC Experience learning at PAC as do the boys Come to the Information Evening 6:15pm Wednesday 24 May starting in the Chapel It gives us great pleasure to invite you to our Parents’ Curriculum Information Evening on Wednesday 24 May. This evening is designed to give you an opportunity to experience first hand the sorts of teaching and learning activities your son encounters. You will be able to choose two different activity-based sessions to attend on the evening, each incorporating both the activity and a brief talk by staff on the program in that learning area in the years covered by the Primary Years and MYP@PAC programs. A form has been given to all boys in Years 8 & 9 to be completed by parents and then returned to Student Services no later than Monday 22 May. Program 6.15 Welcome & Introduction - Chapel Richard Bruford - Director of Teaching and Learning Neil Andary, Deputy Head of the Preparatory School Ken Watson, Deputy Head of the Secondary School 6.40 Move to first session 6.45 Activity Session 1 7.25 Move to second session 7.30 Activity Session 2 8:15 Refreshments and informal discussion – Prince Philip Theatre 9.0 Evening Concludes Session 1 Session 2 6.45pm 7.30pm Session Venue Session Venue Kindergarten/Early Learning Centre Romp, Stomp, Chomp Reception/Year 1 Year 1 Kindergarten Inquiring through Literacy Learning through investigation and play. classroom Year 4/5 Yr 6 Year 5S English Together Everyone Achieves More – a classroom Audacity - Integrating ICT and Literacy Prep PC Lab hands on approach to learning Physical Education SS Music st See 21 Century sports science in action How the boys do it in the Middle School Music Suite sports centre Yr 7 Mathematics Year 2/Year 3 Year 3 Maths in the MYP@PAC Ningana Mac Constructing meaning in Maths Classroom Lab Science SS Humanities SS Practical experiment Science Lab GIS – Geographic Information Systems Classroom Art in the Prep School Prep Flight of the imagination – the essence of creativity is embedded in the curriculum. Art Room Page 6 Gold PAC 3 defeated Pulteney Gold 2 Co-Curricular Results Winners: Michael Brown, Richard Gale, Josh BASKETBALL Gugliotta Group 1A PAC 31 defeated by Trinity 48 Black PAC 2 lost to Rostrevor Black 3 Scorers: Jack Harford 8, Elliot Watts 6, Winners: Bryon Chia, Aaron Jin Lachlan Campbell 6, Matt Rundell 5, Sam Thomas 4, James Perrin 2 FOOTBALL Best: Jack Harford, Lachlan Campbell, 1st XVIII PAC 28-6 (174) defeated STMC 6-8 Elliot Watts (44) Group 1B PAC 50 defeated Trinity 26 Goals: James Smith 7, Matthew Roscow 5, Scorers: Peter Douglass 15, Alfred Carlson 11, Brendan Papps 3, Tom Holmes 2, Cameron Schultz 6, Nick Crawford 6, Will Dalwood 2, Stewart Fincher 2, Udit Lakra 4, Josiah Fyfe 4, Arthur 2, Seb Paynter, Max Clarke, James Byers, Sam Hanzalik 2 Nathan Daniels, Myles Heritage, Best: Peter Douglass, Alfred Carlson Xavier Watson, James Van Hoof Group 2A PAC 55 defeated Trinity 23 Best: Byers, Watson, Smith, Daniel May, Scorers: Jonathan Foo 20, Tom Hilbig 15, Karl Papps, Holmes, Daniels, Clarke, Siebels 8, Andrew Lukowicz 6, Alex Roscow, Fincher, Van Hoof, Heritage Brown 6 3rd XVIII PAC 8-4 lost to Mercedes 8-11 Best: Tom Hilbig, Jonathan Foo, Karl Goals: Michael Clarke 6, Alex Harms, Jacob Siebels, Max Burford, Andrew Leak Lukowicz Best: Harry Perks, Clarke, Greg Wiseman, Group 2B PAC 73 defeated Trinity 4 Jackson Southcott, Callum Brewerton, Scorers: Christopher Le 27, Angus McLaren Mike Walkden 16, Max Sullivan 8, Hayden Nadolny 10A PAC 17-15 defeated Trinity 5- 4 8, Chris Miliado 6, Jesse Fyfe 4, Goals: Sebastian Moroney 4, Ben May 3, Ned Atanas Athanasov 4 Thwaites 3, Lachlan Sandow 2, Best: Christopher Le, Jesse Fyfe Jeremy Broadbent 2, Elliot Opie, Jack Stephens, Nick Whetstone CHESS Best: Jeremy Broadbent, Sebastian Division I - Round 1 (postponed from last Moroney, Elliot Opie, Charlie Olsson, week) Alex McLeod, Sam Pittman, Henry Red PAC 5 defeated CBC Purple 0 Riggs, James Venning, Lachlan Winners: Mahesh Umapathysivam, Peter Avina, Sandow David Brown, Hugh Bond, Bo Zhu 10B PAC 5.4 defeated by Sacred Heart 14.10 Division II - Round 1 Goals: William Lambert, Josh Harkness, Ian Red PAC 2 lost to Unley 3 Mazure-Johnstone Winners: Hui Heng Tseng, Daniel Tsang Best: Dan Stevens, Patrick Deegan, Alex White PAC 5 defeated Walford 0 Silins, Josh Harkness, Llewellyn Winners: Joel Amos, Terry Moschou, Tom Wood, Ian Mazure-Johnstone, Will Hilbig, Jonathan Eske, Max Sullivan. Lambert, Will Farminer Gold PAC 5 defeated St Peter’s White 0 9A PAC 10.13 defeated Immanuel 6.5 Winners: Michael Brown, David Brown, Goals: Matt Easther 5, Scott Elliss 2, Joshua Duncan Soang, Richard Gale, Aaron Morrell, Tom Wicks Russo Best: Jack Trengove, Thomas Welsby, Black PAC 4 defeated St Peter’s Girls 1 Joshua Hall, Matt Easther, Jack Kelly Winners: Yao Ly, Daniel Quirke, Bryon Chia, 8A PAC 7.2 lost to Trinity 11.9 Aaron Jin Goals: Matt Rohde 2, Will Latchford 2, Ed Division II - Round 2 Greeves, Sam Day, Jared Barkla Red PAC 1 lost to Pembroke 4 Best: Sam Day, Will Paynter, James House, Winners: Matthew Du Matt Rohde, Corey Morton, Will White PAC 3 defeated Marryatville 2 Latchford, Jack Perks Winners: Joel Amos, Terry Moschou, Iain Cooper Page 7 (Continued from page 7) Michael Schiller 3-0 9 (1) PAC (1) lost to PAC (2) 0/4 HOCKEY 9 (2) PAC (2) defeated PAC (1) 4/0 1st XI PAC 5 defeated SPSC2 0 Tom Cocks 3-0, Karl Seibels 2-1, Goals: Daniel Simounds 3, Sam Hilditch, Michael Pascoe 3-0, Terry Moschou Matthew Claxton 2-1 Best: Sam Fitzgerald, Daniel Simounds, 9 (3) PAC (3) defeated PAC (4) 3/1 Matthew Claxton Jordan Agutter 2-1, Tom Watson 3- 2 nd XI PAC 2 defeated CBC 0 0, Matt Sallis3-0 Goals: Matt Selway, Jahan Penny-Dimri 9 (4) PAC (4) lost to PAC (3) 1/3 Best: Matt Selway, Chris London, Will Atanas Athanasov 2-1 Selway, Jahan Penny-Dimri 8 (1) PAC defeated Marryatville 3/1 8/9 PAC 0 lost to MHS 2 David Piper 3-0, Jack Morelli 3-0, Best: Erik Holmwood, Tom Fitzgerald, Matt Barnett 2-1 Michael Brown, Tom Watson, Matt 8 (2) PAC defeated PAC (3) 3/1 Scheepers Aaron Russo 2-1, Duncan Soang 3- 0, Josh Gugliotta 3-0 SOCCER 8 (3) PAC lost to PAC (2) 1/3 1st XI PAC 3 versus Trinity College 4 Richard Gale 2-1 Goals: William Katsambis 2, Dong Hee Lee 1 Best: Dong Hee Lee and Andrew Dickson TABLE TENNIS 2 nd XI PAC 2 versus Unley 0 Open A/B PAC defeated Glenunga Goals: Joseph Cuzzocrea 1, Stephen Elley 1 International High School 21-3 Best: Davor Pavlin-Premrl and Tanawat Singles: Tony Le, Victor Seng, Jonathan Foo, Sutuntivorakoon David Hanin, Will Thomas 3rd XI PAC 3 drew with CBC II 3 Doubles: Tony Le & Victor Seng, Jonathan Goals: Aleco Mitropoulos Foo & Vincent Cheung, Will Best: Aleco Mitropoulos, Sam Mitchell, Thomas & Thomas Blanch Nathan Cao Open C/D PAC defeated Blackfriars 15-9. 10A PAC 1 Blackfriars Priory 6 Singles: Sam Lehman, Vijay Hillier, Phillip Goals: Will Smith 1 Allgeuer. Best: Zach Cox, Adam Bajcarz, Callum Ray, Doubles: Andrew Gillespie & Ashwin Kurup, 8A PAC 0 lost to Rostrevor 10 Sam Lehman & Vijay Hillier, Daniel Best: Jonathan Van Dissel, Aaron Russo, Tsang & Meherzad Shroff. Tim Smith 9A/B PAC A’s lost to Adelaide High School 6-0 (186 points to 86 points) SQUASH PAC B’s lost to Adelaide High Open Div 1 PAC (142/6/2) lost to Pembroke School 3-3 (133 points to 168 (155/6/2) points) Chad Kennett 3-0, James Moschou Singles: Justin Winter, Bryon Chia 2-1 Doubles: Patrick Kirwan & Justin Winter Open Div 2 PAC (3) 3/1 defeated SPSC (1) Seymour College Tour Dates Will Gray 3-0, Mahesh Umapathysivam 2-1, Adam Collins The Principal of Seymour College, Ms Belinda 3-0 Provis, warmly invites families who are considering Open Div 3 PAC defeated Rostrevor (forfeit) sending their daughters to Seymour, to visit the Bo Zhu, Hui Tseng, Peter Peng College on Saturday, 17 June, from 10:00am to 10 (1) PAC (1) defeated PAC (2) 3/1 11:30am. To book your place on this tour, or to Michael Bolzon 3-0, Elliot Wasow 2- arrange a personal tour of the College at another time, please contact the Director of Admissions, Mrs 1, Chris Wasow 3-0 Elaine Curran, on 8379 0011 or email to 10 (2) PAC (2) lost to PAC (1) 1/3 email@example.com.