Term 2 Sport Update

The Highlander Hayhoe Flats
Aug 3, 2020
Founder’s Day Service
Aug 4, 2020

Term 2 Sport Update

As we head towards, what must go down as one of the most extraordinary terms in College history, I am very grateful for all the time and energy that both boys
and staff have put into keeping active, keeping fit and healthy whilst learning some new skills along the way. The boys, both on campus and at home, have been
quite remarkable in the positive way in which they have engaged over this difficult period and I am sure that the fortitude, self-discipline and self-motivation
that they have had to apply will stand them in good stead going forward. As we have progressed through this term we have been able to expand on the number
and nature of the activities that have been on offer to the boys. For those on campus, this has meant that they have been able to engage in controlled mini-games and this has proved both popular and exciting. Last week saw this happening in the realm of basketball, hockey, football and touch rugby, all of which ran very successfully. All this whilst others were involved in outruns, some tennis skills, some archery and cricket skills. It was great to see something of a vibe returning to the basketball courts as boys supported each other in a mini-tournament.

I must make special mention of the efforts of Mr Laurence Christie in coordinating the efforts to keep the boys working on their fitness and conditioning. His enthusiasm and tireless efforts have ensured that all of our boys have had access to a well-coordinated exercise routine and that they have been able to keep up a good level of fitness, despite the restrictions that we have been operating under. He has been supported by numerous staff and student assistants who have kept the boys engaged and busy. We are very grateful to Mr Christie and all the others involved.

On Saturday we focused on a house-based, fun, rugby tournament which was played in a strictly controlled environment. The boys also played some basketball and football and went on a outrun. We see the departure of the boys on Wednesday, after which all concerned will enjoy a good break before returning for the final term. Everyone is urged to stay fit and well and to ensure that they return for Term 3, ready to take on all that the final few months of the year will
present. We all hope to finally have the entire school back and that circumstances will only improve for all as we move towards the end of the year.
I wish you all a restful break, Stay safe!