Boarding NewsSeptember 15, 2020
As we approach the end of term, I thank you all again for the support you have given the boarding community. The girls have been wonderfully patient with the continued COVID-19 restrictions we have had to adhere to and I’m very proud of each one of them for their efforts.
From time to time it’s important for us all to remember that living in a residential community comes with an array of both wonderful advantages and benefits but also with a need for patience, understanding and cooperation. As with any large family, there will be times when its noisy or a little hectic such as when sport training or games have ended and showers are being had or uniforms are being laundered during what may normally be a quiet time. Inclusivity and acceptance are also a much-needed values in a boarding environment as is the recognition that not all our girls have come to us with the same level of preparation for the challenges of residential living. I’m extremely proud of our diverse boarding family and the way the girls form life long bonds that last well beyond their years at SBC.
We recently had the opportunity to listen to leadership speeches from five of our Year 11s – they were all brilliant and I’m looking forward to the announcing the 2021 Boarding Council at the Mercy Mass on the last day of term.
It’s my hope that in 2021 to establish a Boarding Parent Network Group . The Boarding Parent Network would be parent body for the boarding community and would consist of Year Level Representatives that meet once a term. If this is something you’d be interested in finding out more about, please don’t hesitate to contact me on 0413918805 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org
With kind regards
Head of Boarding