Boarding Bulletin

March 8, 2019 at 3:31 pm

It has been an exciting few weeks here at Girls Grammar. A range of events gave the girls many opportunities to be engaged across academic and co- curricular  – their achievements are remarkable.

Today, International Women’s Day, was celebrated across the world. The theme #Balance for Better, looked at extraordinary women of our time and their achievements. It was a call to action for driving gender balance across the globe. Our International Women’s Day assembly was ably led by Dakota Cunzolo. Our guest speaker Jean Cottam, a past student, spoke passionately about her experience working in a male dominant industry, the agricultural industry. Jean shared with the girls her passion for the industry and her success. She encouraged the girls to believe in themselves and never give up.

The weeks are certainly moving at an extraordinary pace and the end of term will be upon us very soon. I am very proud of our boarders and their commitment during the past weeks. Please look at travel arrangements for your daughter and have these entered into the boarding leave electronic system, no later than Friday, March 29. This will allow Mrs Su Ung to coordinate travel plans and have the girls to trains/ buses and flights, where necessary.

You would have noticed our “Boarder Weekend Activities” are now on our social media pages each Tuesday. This gives you an indication of what is on and will allow you to discuss these with your daughter and plan. I am encouraging the girls to be involved in at least one to two activities each weekend. Activities are certainly not compulsory and we do look for no or low -cost activities around the Capricorn region. Erin Goodwin, our  Boarding Prefect, meets with me each week to look at our calendar of events and planning.

Our study after school has become a major focus with extraordinary support from our boarding staff and tutors. The girls are working extremely well and are planning regarding assessments and exams. If you have any concerns regarding your daughter’s study, please do not hesitate to contact me. Support for the girls is in place and I have encouraged each girl to take advantage of the out of hours subject specific tutoring timetable.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns regarding your daughter and her boarding experience.

Mrs Bernadette Hyde-Mewburn (Director of Boarding & Student Welfare)