Our Easter Service was very special, as our girls shared in reflection as we headed to the Easter break. My thanks to Revd Gahegan, Mrs Sue Porter and the Year 5 students who read our prayers. Thank you also to our girls and their families for the donation of many Easter treats and also Foodbank. Our generosity towards those less fortunate was heart warming.
Congratulations to our Year 13 Junior School student committee for organising the class creations of Easter Bonnets. Each class designed and created Easter Bonnets with such creative flare using recycled and craft materials. As you can see from the photo it was a lot of fun.
We have had a busy few weeks with our St Cuthbert’s Day celebrations and our Open Day. It was lovely to see so many current parents and visitors in the College. The girls enjoyed the range of learning activities offered by our amazing teachers. My thanks to our very able Year 6 tour guides who eagerly showed visitors around the Junior School.
I had the privilege of joining the Year 6 team on their Education Outside the Classroom (EOTC) experience in Wellington. The girls were wonderful throughout this enriching experience. My sincere thanks to our teachers Lis Lewis, Shelley Ireton and Amy Greenstock for their incredible work prior to and during this camp. During our visit to the parliament question session the girls were very interested in the questions on STEM subjects and also on sugar tax. I am pleased to say that our girls are very well informed on current issues.
Our Year 3 girls had their first overnight camp staying school with day trips to the Museum, Totara Park and the Botanic Gardens. The girls were so excited about their picnic dinner also. Thanks to teachers Mandy Simon and Nicola Boyens for their organisation with this amazing experience. I know that Mrs Clarkson and Mrs Waller enjoyed this sleepover too.
Senior management staff Liz Clarkson and Lis Lewis were able to visit the Year 4 team on their successful camp to Sonshine Ranch. They were thrilled by our girls’ risk taking and perseverance in the many new activities offered like rock climbing wall and horse trekking.
Thank you to the many parents who have been able to help with these camps in a number of ways whether it has been to supervise, provide baking, or carpool to the airport with Year 6. This support helps us to ensure our ratios are optimal for all activities.
Congratulations to the following students who represented the College at the recent Remuera Zone Swimming event. The girls had a very successful day placing in many events and winning the Field trophy, Girls’ Swimming Champions trophy and the Overall Swimming Champion’s trophy!
- Chloe Batchelor
- Alexandra Fletcher
- Victoria Jagusch
- Sofia Kelliher
- Bella Knight
- Holly Macdonald
- Sophie Robb
- Sasha Situe
- Renee Zhang
Sadly, at the end of the term we farewell Bronwyn Flint. Bronwyn has been a learning assistant in the Junior School for the past five years. Bronwyn has been a great support to teachers in her skilled support of girls in small, personalised learning groups as well as Junior School duties and events. Bronwyn has commuted a long distance to work and now she needs more time with her family and working closer to home. We are currently in the finalising the recruitment of Bronwyn’s replacement.
Ms Julie Gifkins
Head of Junior School