Community Service Day
I would like to express my sincere appreciation to students and staff for their efforts in planning Community Service Day. The day was a wonderful success and a great encouragement to the School Community and others. We would be very encouraged to hear of personal experiences and reflections from parents.

Graduation Day
Thursday was our Year 12 Graduation Day. This day is always a highlight of the year and this year’s event was no exception. The day began with a 7am breakfast for Year 12 and staff, catered for by Mrs Houtman and her team of Year 11 helpers. This was a very enjoyable time for all and the food was exceptional. The 'Creative Assembly' followed, which was very entertaining.

The Graduation Assembly followed at 11am. During this time we said farewell to Year 12 and they left the School through the traditional 'Guard of Honour'. It was a very emotional time for many but it was an amazing opportunity to come together as a community and farewell this great group of students.

I would like to thank Mr Waterhouse and the Year 12 Pastoral Care Teachers for their planning in making this a memorable week for all. Please continue to pray for the Year 12 students as they prepare for the Higher School Certificate Examinations.

HSC Exams
The Higher School Certificate Examinations will commence on Thursday 18 October. Students are required to wear full school uniform to all exams.

Summer Uniform
Please remember that Term 4 requires the wearing of the School’s summer uniform, which includes the wearing of the school hat when outside.

Holidays
Term 3 has been a busy time with examinations, excursions, Community Service Day and the Year 12 final week. However, these events are also rewarding times to come together as a community. This sense of community is something we greatly value at Pacific Hills. We actively work to maintain this as a distinctive element of our culture. I trust that both parents and students have enjoyed being a part of such events this term and are looking forward to Term 4.

I also wish our Year 12 all the best for their upcoming HSC examinations. I trust that they have a good break but also a profitable break in terms of preparation.

Mr G Driscoll
Head of Senior School