As many of you will already be aware I will be leaving Julius and taking on the role as Housemaster of Flower’s House for 2018. I have to say that it was not an easy decision. I have really enjoyed my time at the helm of Julius.

However, by the end of the year I will have been in the role for eight years and it is time for a change. As I said to the boys on the announcement of the change, I have always asked for them to challenge and push themselves out of their comfort zones. It therefore only makes sense that I role model those values myself.

I am proud of the changes that we as a community of staff, parents and especially the boys have made within Julius over the years. We are known as a House that allows the boys to flourish and to accept that as individuals we are all different. At the same time, as a community we pull together and work as a cohesive unit. In recent years we have displayed this in the major events such as athletics, singing, haka and house plays.