The Middle School was a stunning array of colour on Monday as we enjoyed the competitive and fun side of our Year 7 and 8 Swimming Sports. Our House Captains did us proud and to see and hear the girls chanting in their House groups as they paraded over to the pool was fantastic.
I would like to remind all Year 7 and 8 parents that a sun hat is a compulsory part of the girls’ school uniform in Term 1 and Term 4. There are no exceptions to this rule, and because we are so concerned about sun safety we have a detention system in place for girls who persist in not wearing a sun hat in breaks. The College cap is required, however, where a student has lost her cap, she must wear another until she is able to replace it. I ask for your support in this matter.
Summer sports are well underway and our Year 7 and 8 girls had a great day of tennis on Saturday. It was a blisteringly hot day and the girls were seeking any bit of shade they could find during breaks. The teams looked wonderful in their St Cuthbert’s College sports uniforms.
On Tuesday, Year 8 parents going to the Totara Springs camp in Matamata met with Melinda Crookenden, Year 8 Dean, and her team and went through a thorough briefing. We look forward to seeing our Year 8 girls stepping up to the challenges this camp puts in their paths. We will be watching how they perform as a cohort and support one another in terms of identifying leadership potential. The camp is a lot of fun and it is wonderful for teachers and parents to see our girls shining in so many different environments. Following camp, Ms Katie Vujcich, Ms Deborah Lean and I will be interviewing girls for Middle School leadership positions, and we know already that the calibre of candidates is very high. At Year 8 camp we will be looking for qualities such as team-work, respect, inclusiveness, kindness, initiative and helping others.
Ms Margaret Talbot
Head of Middle School