Senior Boys Update

It has been an exciting start to the calendar year in Senior Boys.  2018 began with the hockey term and any boys who came with new year’s resolutions to be more active have found that there are plenty of opportunities to do so.

Many of the boys have been involved in matches and there are over 30 members of the training squad.  After a difficult first game against Pembroke the teams have been very successful and won many of their matches.  Many of the boys are also involved in the school football teams and the swim squad as well.  Added to this many boys have been joining in with the Turi Saturday morning run that has been organised by Mr. Foster.  This is a 3 km run around campus and it has been heartening to see so many of the boys choosing to take part.  There are also early morning sessions organised for the boys to develop their fitness with a range of members of staff.
Our Year 7 students started the term with their first set of exams.  At the end the half term the Year 8 students were taking their mock exams in preparation for their Common Entrance exams later in the year.  Both year groups found the exams challenging and the intensity of the exam period is something that they are learning to adjust to.  Throughout the process both Mrs. Spragg and myself were impressed with the committed attitude the boys showed.
Beyond the curriculum we have seen some of the boys taking part in the MSMUN conference and being heavily involved with the school production of “Mary Poppins” as well as all the usual Band, Choir and Orchestra commitments that are part of life at Turi.  Learning independent time management and organisational skills are one of the many benefits a boarding life offers the students and the boys are growing into these roles and responsibilities well.  This term also saw more of the boys promoted to positions of Choir Prefect, Good Citizen and Prefect in the School as well as the continuation of the House Committee under the guidance of Mrs. Spragg.  Helping the boys develop their leadership potential is a crucial aspect of life in Senior Boys and it is good to see so many of the boys being successful in this.
We are looking forward to an exciting and busy half term ahead with the “Dinky Safari”, football and hockey tournaments, swimming galas and the school production performances. It is hard to believe it will all be crammed into such a short half term.  We look forward to seeing you at VISO.
Mr & Mrs Spragg
Senior Boys House Parents