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FROM THE HEADMASTER Research is clear that diversity is a driver for better business outcomes, not only ethically desirable. intelligence, creativity, empathy, critical thinking, collaboration and adaptability are all high on employers’ wish lists. Perth alone now has over 25 companies who have appointed Diversity Managers, whose aim is to ensure breadth of diversity in their workforce. Why? Research is clear that diversity is a driver for better business outcomes, not only ethically desirable. Our students will greatly benefit in the years ahead from the increased diversity of having male and female students in the School and they will be better prepared for the dynamic world that awaits them beyond the school gates, as they enter Tertiary Education and the workforce. As we look ahead we do so full of confidence, with staff committed and excited about the new direction, over 50 girls enrolled to enter the Senior School in 2018, enquiries at record levels, past Chairs of Council, OGA Presidents, Foundation Presidents and Headmasters strongly supporting the move, and present and future parents valuing the fact that now their daughters as well as their sons can experience all that the School has to offer. Mr Stephen Webber Headmaster 3