Our school community has settled into the natural rhythm that comes with routine and timetables of a school day. Year 7 and 8 girls have a little more confidence than they did on their first day and older students have realised the work required to stay on top of their studies. There is laughter in the yard and the gym as the Student Leadership Team supervise games of Red Rover and Volleyball.
It has been a wonderful start to the school year. Over the past two weeks, Year 7, 8 and 9 girls have attended various camps with the Year 9s sleeping under the stars at Douglas Scrub, the Year 7 students in Wallaroo and the Year 8 students in Wellington. By all accounts there were moments of challenge, triumph and joy as our girls experienced activities to stretch their minds and their bodies. School camps are a time of building friendships, developing resilience and creating lifelong memories. I thank all the staff involved in making our school camps such a success.
Our Social Justice Captains along with Mrs Adriana Sotira have attended the JJAMM Conference at Mary MacKillop Place, Sydney with other school leaders from Josephite Schools around Australia. This is indeed a highlight for the girls as they undertake the significant role of leading social justice actions in the school community.
I bring to your attention our Open Day set for Sunday 3 March. A number of students will volunteer their time to assist with this event as tour guides or supporting teachers. Our Open Day is an important day of showcasing our school and welcoming new families to the College community.
I take this opportunity to remind families that High Street is a particularly busy road during the time immediately after school. Students are required to cross at the school crossing and parents are urged to be patient during the pick-up time. Please follow the normal road rules and be courteous to both students and staff.