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FROM THE HEADMASTER The 2017 Prefect Group were inducted in February. Left to right are Rueben Williams (Captain of Boarding), Nicholas Hill, Thomas Stanicich, Dane Begovich (Captain of School), Sam Tapscott (School Sacristan), Headmaster Mr Stephen Webber, Michael Spadaccini, Lawson Pensini (Vice-Captain of School/School Sacristan), Toby Digney, Joel Moffet and Andrew Wirth. female students at a school in the United Kingdom that underwent a similar transition to co-education during her senior school years. The development of our sports program for girls is underway with the interests of our new students driving the direction of this program. We have formed a sub-committee of highly experienced staff who are working on the development of our new Equestrian program and we plan to enter a team, open to boys and girls, in the Western Australian Inter-school Equestrian Competition in 2018. activity and we are excited about developing a partnership with the professional dance company Co3, initiated by their previous Executive Director Aaron Beach (Ha 92- 96) and current Executive Director Richard Longbottom. Old Guildfordians and students who provided feedback regarding this significant transition. Your comments through website feedback, direct communication with the School and the participation in various meetings has been and continues to be incredibly valuable. As we reach the mid-year milestone I would like to acknowledge and thank all parents, Mr Stephen Webber Headmaster We are in the process of reviewing and updating our Master Plan and look forward to sharing details with the community once this has been presented to Council and formally adopted. Work on extra court facilities, incorporating netball courts, and a number of additional bathrooms and change-rooms, is on track for completion prior to 2018. It has been wonderful to see so many of our newly enrolled students excited about the curriculum opportunities that we provide for our Senior School boys and now our girls. At all year levels we will continue to offer a wide variety of choice for students, which will be influenced by their interests. In 2018, we are planning to offer students the opportunity to be involved in Dance as an additional Congratulations to Owen Conner, Timothy Sander and Alex Jose, inducted as Prefects at the Lady Day Service held on Monday 27 March 2017. 3