Entries by Geraldine Downes

PAC Launches the Sesquicentenary Logo and Website.

Author: Jenny Daly, Sesquicentenary Project Manager, Prince Alfred College. A wide cross section of the PAC community attended the official launch of the Sesquicentenary logo, together with a ‘sneak-peek’ of forthcoming Sesquicentenary celebrations and launch of the Sesquicentenary website, 150.pac.edu.au – as the College moves toward its 150thanniversary in 2019. The launch, held on 19 July 2018 – […]

Our Princes Men Gallery Induction – Chester Osborn

Old Collegian, Chester Osborn, was inducted into the Princes Men Gallery on Thursday 28 June 2018. It is customary for Prince Alfred College to honour the achievements of our distinguished Old Scholars, recognised in a range of extraordinary chosen fields. Chester Osborn, is the chief winemaker and viticulturist at d’Arenberg Wines and is renowned for […]

Giving back to the community, PAC Wambana Campus Leader Dale Hobbs, supports his local region.

Men’s health and wellbeing is a foundation for building happy families and strong communities. With a focus this week on National Men’s Health Week, we are proud to share with you a Yorke Peninsula community initiative, conducted by Dale Hobbs, Director of PAC’s Wambana Campus. The Prince Alfred College purpose is; “To discover, nurture and […]

The King’s Speech Competition, Prince Alfred College

Currently underway at Prince Alfred College are the King’s Speech Competition heats which will culminate in the King’s Speech Award Finals to be held on Tuesday 12 June in the Prince Alfred College Chapel. In 2011, Prince Alfred College instigated the King’s Speech Competition to honour Lionel Logue, who truly represents the qualities of the […]

A Very Popular Royal Visitor for PAC

Author: Jenny Daly, Sesquicentenary Project Manager, Prince Alfred College.  A large crowd of cheering, flag waving, highly excited people were on hand to take part in the recent visit to the College by His Royal Highness The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex KG GCVO. The Earl was welcomed by students from across all levels of the […]

Single sex schools, not disappearing.

Single sex schools, not disappearing. Author: Bradley Fenner, Headmaster, Prince Alfred College. In the February issue of Education Review, I was interested to read in the table of contents of an article titled “The end of segregation: Research shows single-sex schools won’t exist by 2035”. As Head of a single sex school, this came as news […]

The PAC Battlefield Tour

As the significant National remembrance day, ANZAC Day approaches, several senior students from Years 10, 11 and 12 will be reflecting the battlefields by taking part in a journey, The 2018 Battlefield Tour, from 14 April to 28 April 2018. In previous years, PAC students have taken part in this wonderful opportunity to experience the […]

Our Princes Men Gallery Induction – Marcus Thompson

Old Collegian, Marcus Thompson, was inducted in to the Princes Men Gallery on Thursday 29 March 2018. It is customary for Prince Alfred College to honour the distinction of achievement in the chosen fields of our Old Scholars. Marcus Thompson, is married with three children and lives in London. He has lived and worked in […]

Duke of Edinburgh’s, International Award and Royal Visit to PAC

Author: Ashley Hutchings, Academic Leader, Humanities. Prince Alfred College. “Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award.” The Duke of Edinburgh Award has a rich history dating back to 1956 when The Duke of Edinburgh launched The Award. The Award provides a platform to encourage students to succeed, push their personal boundaries and evolve as Princes Men. A rich history […]

Reading – Knowledge Tests in Disguise.

Author: Ben Evans, Director of Teaching and Learning, Prince Alfred College. “Reading – Knowledge Tests in Disguise.” – This title is from the cognitive psychologist, Daniel Willingham. He does for edu-soundbites what Oscar Wilde did for epigrams and witticisms. The quote in full is: “reading tests are knowledge tests in disguise” and I first came […]