Commencing at Xavier as Rector has reminded me that my introduction to Jesuit education was through spending a term at Burke Hall in 1977 as a young Jesuit novice. The late Fr Julian Slatterie SJ was the Headmaster. I observed the art of teaching in the classes of Mr ‘Pop’ Fountain, Miss Isa Connors and Mr Paul Henderson.
Welcome back to the start of Term Three. I trust you have had an enjoyable and renewing time with your family. I feel well rested and energised after my sabbatical during Term two and I thank John Hickey who did a sterling job as Acting Principal in my absence.