Back to Normal (Almost!)
A sense of “normal” school life has returned as our students have resumed many, if not most, of the activities that add so much to their schooling experience. The whole school assembly on Monday, 26 April showcased the extent of student involvement with the learning and co-curricular programs at the College, and gave us the opportunity to mark ANZAC Day with a solemn and respectful commemoration. The Year 12 Student Executive spoke powerfully about female empowerment and engagement, using the stories of strong, committed and courageous women such as Grace Tame, Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr Baumann, Isobel Marshall and Rosemary Kariuki. The voice of women advocating for and empowering other women is more important now than ever before, and our girls taking up this mantle for one another is inspiring.
Since the assembly, students have participated in several other events that were cancelled in 2020 due to the pandemic. A group of students participated in the Bahay Tuluyan Bike Ride last Friday, 30 April, supported by teachers David Bramham, Angelique Robinson, Jane Coyle and Renee Fleeton. The girls rode 40kms to raise funds and awareness for Bahay Tuluyan in the Philippines, the children’s rights organisation providing programs and services aimed at preventing and responding to violence against children. The College has a long and committed relationship with this organisation, and it is good that we have been able to resume this activity in our support of Bahay Tuluyan.
Students in our Big Band, led by Leon Duncan, competed in the All State Jazz Festival on the weekend and were awarded second place (out of 11 bands) in their division. In addition, three students were selected as members of the All-Star Band in recognition of their individual performances:
- Siana Larkin – Vibraphone
- Julia Speranza – Trumpet
- Alissa-Rose Probyn – Tenor Saxophone
We congratulate all of the students and staff on their achievements across a range of activities that give students an opportunity to refine, and be celebrated for, their unique gifts and talents.