During October we farewelled the class of 2017. As a group they have been exemplary role models and fine leaders of the school. The Year 7 girls in particular are missing their much- loved Year 12 buddies. We wish them all the best as they prepare for and complete their final examinations.
Over the past few weeks we have enjoyed some wonderful assembly presentation by our students and staff. Year 9 students Romanie Morgan and Phoebe Thompson played a key role in our annual Remembrance Day Service and teacher Mr Mark Easton delivered an excellent speech on the contributions of indigenous soldiers during World War One. The service culminated in The Last Post and a minute’s silence thanks to SMS bugler Mr Mark Mason. It was a moving and memorable service.
This week, special guest Nola Kemp from Growing Cambodia spoke about their work in ensuring Cambodian girls have equal access to schooling. Our students presented her with hundreds of sanitary bags they have been busy making during lunchtimes over the past few months. With these sanitary kits, girls in Cambodia will now be able to attend school for the whole month. I commend the students and staff who volunteered their time to produce these bags as they have directly contributed to increasing access to schooling for Cambodian girls.
Students in Years 10 and 11 are busy in examinations and will commence their 2018 Yearstart classes on Monday 27 November. They are looking forward to their end of year conferences which are being held between Monday 4 – Wed 6 December. Middle School students also sit their exams this week and are keenly looking forward to the annual Themes and Dreams (TAD) program. The final TAD presentation on Thursday 7 December. Parents and friends are welcome to watch the performances which commence at 6.30pm in the Rosanove Auditorium. This is NOT a ticketed event so come early to secure your preferred seats.
On the last day of school, Friday 8 December, parents are welcome to witness the oratory skills of our Middle School students at the Alumnae Public Speaking Competition which commences at 9.00am in the Auditorium. Parents may also like to attend the final Colours and Awards presentation commencing at 2.00pm in the Auditorium. A busy final day for the girls and one which they would love to share with their parents.
Mrs Fiona Williams
Head of St Margaret’s Senior School