Published on: 9 March 2023

Last week we celebrated the School’s 113th birthday, marking the occasion with a school assembly featuring tennis legend Alicia Molik.

A service of rededication and the lighting of the Torch of Learning was held at Christ Church Claremont. Included in the service, led by Father Peter Boyland, was Captain of School Luke Annear and Reverend Nicholas Russell. Once the torch was lit and the prayers of thanksgiving concluded, the School Prefects, special guests and official party moved across Queenslea Drive and made their way to the Blue Gym where the entire school cohort was gathered under one roof.

The assembly included a speech by Alicia Molik who spoke about her time as a professional tennis player. She reflected on the lessons she learnt throughout her successful career, and we are still hearing boys this week reflect on her presentation.

Also included in the service was the recognition of staff members who have served the School for 15, 20 and 25 years.

Principal Alan Jones said he was delighted to welcome Alicia to be a part of the birthday celebration.

“Alicia’s message was salient for the boys, coming during an important phase of their life,” he said.

“Her story is one of excellence, hard work and dedication.”

“Throughout its 113 years, the School has produced some outstanding local and international athletes and thinkers and we are proud to continue this legacy of building good men.”

During her speech Alicia Molik gave the boys advice about the importance of sacrifice in achieving your goals.

“Find the little spaces in your life that add to your passion point and where you want to go in life.”