Secondary School

Secondary School News

We welcome the new families who have joined us this term.

It is fantastic seeing our young ladies wearing the full winter uniform. A few changes have occurred regarding wearing the sports uniform in Term Two. If your daughter has sport/ dance before recess, then she can come to school wearing her sports uniform. She must bring her winter school uniform so she can change at recess. If your daughter has sport/dance after lunch, then she can wear her sports uniform home. If your daughter has two sports/dance lesson on the same day and she has other lessons in between then she can remain in her sports uniform for the entire day. If your daughter has after-school training on the school grounds and she has sports/dance during the day, then she may remain in her sports uniform for the day. However, a parent or guardian must write a note in the organiser advising staff the day she has training. If the weather is raining, then I recommend that your daughter has a change of clothes with her, so she stays dry (just in case they are caught out on the oval).

The college blazer must be worn to and home from school. If it is warm, then, the girls remove the jumper and wear the blazer. I have encouraged the girls to also have a spare pair of stockings in their bag since they can ladder quite easily. I have also told them that if they have a ladder in their stocking to put clear nail polish at the end of the ladder, so it doesn’t spread.

The term started off with an explosion of colour on Friday afternoon with the Colour Run4Fun. From all reports, the students had a blast. A huge thank you to the parents who  helped out on the day (I believe they had just as much fun as the students did) as well as those  who completed  the course with their child and those who joined us to watch. I do apologise for the all of the powder that may or may not have gone home with your child at the end of the day!

Weeks three, four, five and six see the Year 12  General  Course girls  sit for  their ESTs, Year 7s  and 9s completing the online NAPLAN, and Years 10, 11 & 12 undertaking exams. We wish them all the best of luck.

Our winter sports teams have started their competitions, and they have all been training hard and  learning new skills with  some of the students playing a particular sport for the first time. Hopefully, if your daughter is playing a winter sport, you have the opportunity to watch a game or two (make sure you take a raincoat).

The old saying reminds us that  it takes a village to raise a child, so if you have any concerns regarding your daughter or her school work, then I encourage you to email her teachers – don’t put it off. A reminder too that if your daughter is going to be absent from school for three or more days on holidays, then you and her need to fill in the extended leave form as soon as you have the dates. This helps her teachers with the planning of work, so she is not missing vital learning concepts. If your daughter is sick for three or more days, then a doctor’s certificate is required.

I  encourage you as parents to get the girls to assist you around the house. I have had girls tell me that they can’t wear their uniform as mum didn’t wash it. I always say to them that they are old enough to know how to work a washing machine and they should be washing their own clothes.

Here’s to a term full of learning new things and asking lots of questions.

Fiona Hepi