I would like to extend a very warm welcome to all of our new to St Cuthbert’s College families and welcome back to our returning girls and their families.
Last week the Year 7s had their swimming prelims and I asked a group of girls which events they were going to swim in. Their response was refreshing, “everything because we love being in the pool”. This bodes well for the House involvement and spirit we want to see at our swimming sports and other events throughout the year.
The first two weeks have been very calm and the Year 7 girls have started doing some wonderful work in the Life Education Caravan with Lynn Klapproth and her able assistant, Harold. The focus has been on peer pressure and it is a timely reminder for all of us of the perceived and very real pressures young adolescents are faced with as they navigate their way through these formative years.
We welcomed Rev. Roxy Gahegan to the Middle School at our first assembly last week and I know the girls are going to enjoy the calm and peaceful vibe she brings to her role as our new College Chaplain. Our Year 7 Family Chapel is on Sunday 13 March. This is a great opportunity for you to meet other Year 7 parents and for new girl and old girl families to mix and mingle.
In 17 days Year 8 girls will be heading to camp. The timing for this camp is perfect as it provides us with an opportunity to see our girls in action and for them to demonstrate and develop their teamwork and leadership skills. It also provides a wonderful opportunity for the girls to get to know us outside the classroom and vice versa. Thanks in advance to the parents who have volunteered to come to Totara Springs with us, as we can’t run this camp without your support.
Ms Margaret Talbot
Head of Middle School