It was a privilege to be able to attend the formal year assemblies that were held this week. Students and staff both appreciated the opportunity to be able to finally meet together after an extended period of restrictions. Congratulations to all the students who were recognised with awards and to those students who led the proceedings with great confidence and clarity. There were a number of fantastic performances from some of our very talented performing arts students and informative presentations from our SRC and VOICE team representatives. I am really proud to be part of a school community where our students are so talented and committed to social causes.

At these meetings I spoke to the students about the importance of setting achievable goals as well as the importance of examining their personal commitment as a learner and to achieving personal best in all they do. I encourage parents and carers to continue these conversations with their children so they continually challenge themselves to gain the most from the learning opportunities offered.

I was also really pleased to be able to once again experience Colour Day, albeit later than tradition usually has it. Colour Day is indeed an entrenched tradition and it is fantastic to see the entire student body getting involved and going above and beyond to prepare performances that always seem to trump the previous year’s competition. Colour Day is always a fantastic opportunity to showcase the sense of camaraderie, cooperation and school spirit embodied by the PHHS student body.

Trevor Price – Relieving Principal