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This week, our 2020 Boarding leadership speeches will take place. We have seven girls nominated for the positions of Head Boarder, Deputy Head Boarder and two boarding councillors.  I congratulate the girls , Alicia Butt, Anna Nicolls, Caitlyn Jones. Hannah Hooten Eyden, Caitlyn Jones, Brianna Watts  and Natalya Turnbull for putting themselves forward to be leaders in our boarding community and I look forward to hearing their presentations.

During the past month, I have had the pleasure of visiting a number of our country towns, including Moora, Mingenew, Karratha, Wongan Hills, Eneabba, Wagin and Dowerin  to meet past, current and future families and girls.  In addition, the visits have allowed us to introduce, in conjunction with Mazenod, the “Transitus” Boarding programme which works to orientate students and their families new to boarding to boarding life.

Just a reminder to all parents about the importance of the girls eating properly. A number of girls are declining to come to meals, instead wanting to purchase hot chips after school or cook 2 minute noodles at study or bed time as a substitute. A wealth of research highlights good eating habits as integral to both physical and emotional well-being. Our Chef and his staff have introduced healthy options for morning tea, lunch and after school, as well as continuing to provide a substantial salad bar each night to accompany the evening meal as a way of encouraging healthy eating. Please do chat to your daughters about their food choices when they are next home. Similarly, a number of girls are spending an inordinate amount of time in their rooms. Each weekend varied recreation activities are offered to the girls – of late, these have included shopping trips, the York Show, Games afternoons and socials at other schools, Timezone and Laser Tag Afternoon, Fremantle Markets and A Quiz Night to name a few. Sadly we have had to cancel the majority  of these due to lack of interest. I urge all parents to take a few minutes to discuss with their daughters the need  to participate in varied activities as well as getting  some sunshine, fresh air and exercise of some sort daily to maintain a healthy life balance.

 

With kind regards

Annamaria Cream
Head of Boarding