Donhead at the end of the Michaelmas Term 2016 is, in some ways, very different to the Donhead that existed at the start of this term. The boys, staff and parents, of course, are largely the same; the ethos, I hope, is as strong and secure as ever and the pace of life is, I suspect, as robust as always and as surely befits a place that serves as the daytime home to so many young people. Having said this I hope the Donhead that exists at the end of this term has changed, and is different, in a couple of subtle but very important ways and I hope this has come about largely by the addition of our new facilities.
Firstly, I hope the boys will now know, if they did not know already, that we are serious about helping them to become the best that they can be and that we will stop at nothing to achieve that ideal. Secondly, I hope the boys will now feel an ever greater sense of pride in their Jesuit School and will have a greater understanding of the fact that what we are doing in this place really matters and deserves the best.
Therefore, I hope the boys of Donhead today, and in the years to come, will grasp all the new and existing opportunities available to them in this place and so develop their talents to the full, in service to their families and to others, to the Greater Glory of God and the Common Good.