Boarding Bulletin – Term 3 Week 5

August 24, 2018 at 2:41 pm

This weekend is the Boarder’s Long Weekend and students are not due to return to boarding until Monday afternoon. For students unable to return home there will be supervisors on duty and a number of activities planned.

Weekend activities 25, 26, 27 August

Some girls have taken advantage of staying in the dorms to prepare for exams and complete assessments. We are also hosting Opti-minds on Sunday and a number of boarders have volunteered their time to assist. Thank you girls!

Students from Year 10 – 12 will be participating in an assessment block from Tuesday 28 August to Friday 31 August. During this time, Years 11 and 12 will only be required to attend for their exams. I have tried to accommodate Year 11 and 12’s request to have some snacks available in the dorms during exam block. The girls will be able to have breakfast in the dorm if they wish (cereals, toast with spreads will be available).

Last weekend’s activities were enjoyed by all of the girls, in particular the Art Exhibition and walk along the waterfront on Friday night. A big thank you to Mrs Walker for the great photos, the girls certainly had a fabulous time.

Next week, I will be meeting with Year 10 girls to speak with them about the plan to move some girls to Kollar House, as we continue to receive more enrolments for boarding during the term. Our capacity in Jackson House has been met. Year 9 girls will move to Upper Jackson, allowing space in Lower Jackson. I know a move during term time is not ideal but some girls may be interested in a change. If so, I will work with them for a smooth transition.

Enjoy your weekend everyone.

Mrs Bernadette Hyde-Mewburn (Director Boarding and Student Welfare)