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What a year it has been for Fox house! 2014 has proved to
be immensely successful, with the House experiencing four out
of five possible wins under the direction of Mrs Gregg as Head
of Fox house (Senior School) and Ms Hines who stepped in as
the Head of Fox House for the Middle School in Mr O’Keefe’s
absence this year.
With a determined attitude and incredible House spirit,
we started the year off with a terrific win at the Inter-house
Swimming Carnival. As leaders, we were so proud to see all of
our little Foxies eager to step in wherever they were needed,
and it was outstanding to see such a great rate of participation.
As well as this, it was the Year 12s first opportunity to show
leadership in coordinating various age groups and making
sure that all swimming events were attended and supported.
The theme for this year’s carnival was ‘Pirates & Sailors’, which
showcased the Year 12s flair for costume and design. Through
the determination, encouragement, and full participation of
our Fox House family, we worked our way to the top of the
scoreboard to bring home the House Swimming shield for the
sixth year running. This win kick-started what would become a
rewarding and enjoyable year for all members of Fox House.
Big congratulations must go to the Year 11 students for
organising such an enjoyable Chapel service for students and
their families and friends of Fox House to attend. The theme
for this year’s service was ‘Believe in Yourself’, and we were
incredibly lucky to have our guest speaker, Katherine Reed,
come along to tell us her story of overcoming a tragic accident
through self-belief and determination.
Within a jam-packed Term 1, it wasn’t long before Fox
House experienced victory for the second time in the year,
with another win in the House Athletics Carnival. Once again,
the Year 12 students displayed a great sense of leadership and
artistic flair, with the theme of ‘Fox House Fiesta’ resulting
in an array of colourful ponchos, sombreros and maracas.
Once again, Fox House came through victorious due to our
excellent participation across all age groups within the House
community. It seemed that Fox House was settling into our
stride and preparing for an immensely successful year.
The next big event on the calendar was the Inter-House
Cross Country. The hill proved to be an issue to even our
best runners, but with traditional Fox House determination
and spirit, we dug deep and pushed ourselves over the line,
resulting in yet another win for the Foxies!
In Term 3 it was time to show the school our musical
abilities. We were determined to better our unfortunate placing
of previous years, and thanks to the help of all Fox House
tutors, Mrs Gregg and Ms Hines, the House managed to achieve
third place singing ‘Thanks For The Memories’ by Fall Out Boy.
As a Year 12 group we were absolutely over the moon with this
achievement, and are so proud of our Fox House family for
working so hard to achieve such a great result.
The year’s final competition was Inter-house Debating.
Despite being underdogs and not having had much success in
this competition in previous years, our debating team fought
their way to a convincing win, finishing the year’s competitions
in fine form.
As all members would know, being a part of Fox House does
not mean you are just part of a House: we are a family and a
community, and our outstanding achievements throughout
the year are a credit to our hard-working, determined, and
supportive leaders. The House spirit displayed throughout the
year is commendable and is absolutely something of which all
Foxies should be immensely proud.
On behalf of the Year 12s, a huge thank you must go out to
all of our Fox House tutors for supporting us through our years
of schooling and leaving us with memories we will cherish for
many years to come. To Mrs Gregg, Mr O’Keefe, and Ms Hines,
a warm thank you for all that you have done for us as a House;
we are so lucky to have your support and guidance. You are
an asset to this House, and we are very fortunate to have such
passionate and caring teachers to work alongside. To all within
the Fox House family, thank you for such a rewarding time over
our years at the Senior School; you have made our time here so
enjoyable, and many of us are sad to be leaving such a close-
knit community. The positive relationships, mutual respect,
smiles you have put on our faces and the laughter you have
provided have made for a joyous experience.
2015 will be a big year for our little Foxies, and we look
forward to hearing all of your achievements in the future. Be
sure to build on the successes of 2014, and fly the Fox House
flag with pride.
Chester James-Smith and Chloe Wilson
Co-Captains of Fox House
Fox House Committee Third row: Will Clark, Claudia Thomas, Lachlan Reeve, Lucy Jarvis, Dermot O’Loughlin. Second row: Jack Greenwood, Fergus Poynter, Liam Preece, Alec
Smith, Will Johns, Justin Nilon. Front row: Louise Barnett, Chloe Wilson, Madelaine McGill, Mercede Quilliam, Felicity Jones, Viktoria Wing, Courtney Swinoga. Absent: Georgie
Briggs, Olivia Flood, Thomas Harper, Chester James-Smith, Susan Katarzynski, Joshua Vote.
Fox House Yrs 6, 7 & 8 Back row: Aiden Parker, Camilla Taylor, Caoilainn O’Loughlin, Fletcher Bennett, Max Hunt, Myles Saunders, Tim Auckland, Jakob Hills, Bailey Wilson, James
Hurd, Lachlan McCallumSmith, Hannah Youl, Annaliese Mackie, Samuel Gray, George Taylor. Third row: Georgie Williams, Kate Neville, Shione Takata, Zoe Neville, Fraser Laidlaw,
Gabby Walker, Ben McShane, Meg Crocker, Nicolas Draper, Ruben McCormack, Zara Kernan, Paris Pribil, Lexie Seymour, Mika de Bruyn, Edward Harper.
Second row: Myles Gaynor-Brown, George McShane, Maddison Rees, Hayley Kroon, Harrison Andersen, Benjamin Vote, Laura Cadart, Oscar Healey, Chloe McCann, Henley
James-Smith, Emily Foster, Lucy Jones, Sophie Campbell, Tom Dowling, Sandon Brown, Mrs Yvette Hines. Front row: Charles Warren, Alex Dowling, Lachlan O’Connor, Eri
Tsakires, Alyse de Bruyn, Lilly Reeve, Maddison Bell, Zahara Walker Smith, Elizabeth Denison, Tiana Preece, May Morris, Molly Fox, Reagan Lipplegoes, Angus Youl, George
Tsakires. Absent: Karl Mackie, Lucy Rivers, Lachlan Stewart, Laura Green, Jacob Finnigan, Chelsea Freestone, Miller Hodge, Alex Nicholas, Abi Parker, Lachie Warren.
Fox House Yrs 9-10 Back row: Liam Illingworth, Hugh McShane, Mitch Lee, Jock Gibson, Oscar Hunt, Mitch Hodgetts, Jock White, Jack Hunt, Lachlan Dakin, Logan Walker, Sam
Herbert, Scott Reitsma, Patrick Illingworth, Connor Dixon. Third row: Laura McShane, Lachlan Preece, Harry Johns, Sophie Williams, Ashley Draper, Niamh Crocker, Jessi Healey,
Sarah Stuart, Chloe Yates, Madeleine Taylor, Madeline Frost, Rebecca Greenacre, Lewis Ottaway, Montana White. Second row: Max Neville, Lockie Winspear, Emily Barnett, Jessica
Field, Amber Tiller, Linford Shulman, Billy Cure, Angus Brient, George Coe, Grace Badcock, Ruby Billings, Neve MacDonald, William Foster, Liam Kendall, Angus Winspear.
Front row: Josie Brown, Dakotah Chugg, Laura Warren, Paige Kroon, Katie Spilling, Zara De Jersey, Annabelle Jones, Millicent Young, Eliza Healey, Yasmin De Jersey, Abbie
McCormack, Maddy Dickens, Jordyn Gibson, Laura McShane. Absent: Isabella Green, Caitlin Gregory, Gabby Martin–Cole, Rohan Parker, Georgia Smith, Hannah Tindall.
Fox House Yr 11-12 Back row: Alec Smith, Liam Preece, Charles Tindall, Lachlan Reeve, Rhys Davey, Dermot O’Loughlin, Will Clark. Third row: Geoffrey Munro, Lucy Jarvis, Bradley
McGill, Bailey Hunt, Claudia Thomas, Will Johns, Fletcher Seymour, Chloe Wilson, Fergus Poynter. Second row: Hamish McCallum-Smith, Sophie Gibson, Jack Greenwood, Tayla
Radford, Josh Freestone, Ben Darke, Tina Auckland, Justin Nilon, Mercede Quilliam, Lachlan Palmer. Front row: Louise Barnett, Georgia Roberts, Stella-Christina Tsakires, Isabelle
Nichol, Felicity Jones, Madelaine McGIll, Viktoria Wing, Georgina Frost, Charlotte Nichol, Nicola Campbell, Courtney Swinoga. Absent: Georgie Briggs, Olivia Flood, Sophie
Gibson, Thomas Harper, Chester James-Smith, Susan Katarzynski, Tom Kendall, Billy Neville, Zac Stuart, Claudia Thomas, Joshua Vote.
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