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High Expectations lead to High Standards

Setting goals and striving towards success leads to positive outcomes!
Men's Basketball Team after the IH Buzzer Beater Win
Men's Basketball Team after the IH Buzzer Beater Win

It may not come as a surprise that a significant amount of leadership literature draws upon military traditions. Readers may be familiar with a common part of this within military where the presentation of self, and daily routines such as making your bed, all provide a launching pad for creating a space where there are goals and high expectations around the day, the future and oneself.  

Andy Riise speaks to this and when you dig into research, it falls back to a simple equation.

Motivation + Discipline = Fuel for optimal performance.

I would encourage students to have a little look at some of this work if you are not familiar with it. As we grow, we start to recognise aspects of our lives that lack discipline and motivation, and it is often the simple things that add the ‘fuel’ to allow us to be successful. This is a very similar process to ‘strength spotting’ or ‘mining for gold’ when we reflect on ourselves and others through the Positive Emotional lens (PERMAH).

My challenge to you is to think of the little things. The encouragement we give others, the personal standards we set for ourselves, and the high standards and expectations King’s College sets for its collegians. Together, if we collectively take on these, we will only be stronger. Our culture, our performance, our reputation and our success!


Within the context written above, please remember what the expectations are of being a resident and associate at King’s College. Some of our flats and balconies are not looking great. Please draw your attention to this over the next few weeks and be mindful that we all live closely together. Noise after 9.30pm, should not be heard by other residents. As I start to look through the applications for returners in 2024, I do so with the knowledge of the flats and residents who cause concern later in the evenings. Be warned.

2024 Returners

Applications are now open. A reminder also that this is an application. You are not guaranteed a spot. This reminder is important as I'll be reviewing the behaviour and actions of some students and flats as we move through this period. We are a residential facility catering for many students. Remember this when you consider blasting your music after 9.30pm and filling your corridors with furniture. Some flats are already on notice. Returning Enrolment 2024 – King's College (

2024 Leadership Positions

Leadership Positions will be opened on Monday for application. All students will be emailed Monday and positions will close Friday 22 September. 

O Week 2024 + Leadership

There are still some spots available in the sessions for those considering leadership + others as we prepare for O Week 2024. Please email Andrew Eunson if you would like to be involved in one of these sessions. 

  • Session 1 - Monday 11 September 8.30am till 12.00pm FULL
  • Session 2 - Monday 11 September 1.00pm till 3.30pm 
  • Session 3 - Wednesday 18 October 8.30am till 12.00pm 
  • Session 4 - Wednesday 18 October 1.00pm till 3.30pm  


Reminder, this is the link to book in Physio session.

Coming Up

  • Friday 8 September - Rugby 7's vs Union (6.00pm Oval 8)
  • Saturday 9 September - Cricket vs Emmanuel (8.00am)
  • Saturday 9 September - Cricket vs St Leo's (10.30am)
  • Wednesday 13 September - Bushcare (8.00am Rowing Shed)
  • Wednesday 13 September - Netball vs IH (8.00am Court 3)

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