Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16 Page 17 Page 18 Page 19 Page 20 Page 21 Page 22 Page 23 Page 24 Page 25 Page 26 Page 27 Page 28 Page 29 Page 30 Page 31 Page 32 Page 33 Page 34 Page 35 Page 36 Page 37 Page 38 Page 39 Page 40 Page 41 Page 42 Page 43 Page 44 Page 45 Page 46 Page 47 Page 48 Page 49 Page 50 Page 51 Page 52Quarterly magazine of The Peninsula School 38 Rise and Shine Senior School Dads! Father’s Day Breakfast in the Zammit Centre WHAT’S the perfect formula to get everyone up and out of bed on a week day for a 7.00am breakfast? Get a great mix of speakers and performers, make sure that the egg and bacon muffins are hot and plentiful and throw in a few man- friendly prizes! The Commons Area in the Zammit Centre was packed to the rafters for the Years 7 to 12 Father’s Day event on the first day of Spring, September 1. The venue was abuzz with excited dads and students alike, all coming together to celebrate the important role that dads play in the school community and at home as coach, mentor and parent. The mellifluous tones of Year 9 student, Fox de Roche set the scene for a wonderful breakfast event. Undaunted by the audience of 170 + guests, Fox performed like a true professional singing contemporary hits and his own compositions with acoustic guitar. Dr. Arne Rubinstein, author of the best-selling book, The Making of Men as well as the more recent How To Parent Teenagers, got dads and students communicating with some revealing group activities around the table. Dr. Arne used great techniques such as the talking stick where only the person holding the stick may talk. The stick could only be passed on to another once the person had felt listened to. As a new PSPA committee member and MC, I introduced Principal, Stuart Johnston, who shared his own personal insights on the role of dads. Stuart also spoke of his keen interest in the Fathering Project, a not-for-profit organisation that assists fathers to make a positive impact in their children’s lives. A highlight of the morning was a surprise guest visit by 4 time Olympian, David Andersen. David had only just returned from Rio a few days prior but, as a Peninsula parent, was keen to be able to contribute to our community. David regaled us with stories of his time as an elite basketballer and the juggling act that that can also be as a dad. Graciously, David quipped that his wonderful wife, Nerida, made it all happen for the family! Thought that all sounded interesting? If so, put next year’s Father’s Day event in the calendar now – it’s going to be a morning not to be missed. Liz Lor Father’s Day Breakfast Event Coordinator, PSPA PSPA - Peninsula School Parents Association