We are already two weeks into Term 3 and the girls have been up to quite a lot over the last few days. The highlight of the social calendar was the Year 7 and 8 Social and once again the Year 13 Middle School Committee and our parent helpers did a fantastic job decorating Clouston Hall, providing our girls with a great night of entertainment. There were a few tired girls on the hockey field the next morning but all were happy.
The Kids Sing competition was held on Tuesday at Auckland Town Hall and the girls were outstanding. They won a Gold Award, one of only three awarded to intermediate school choirs this year. The standard across all schools was very high so we are thrilled with this result.
The Year 7 – 13 Talent Quest was once again a thoroughly entertaining evening and it is always fun to see some of our Year 7 and 8 girls performing at this event. Our girls are definitely out there. Four of the thirteen acts were girls from the Middle School and it was great to see the duo of Rebecca Fala and Isabella Richardson taking third place against such a talented field, and Phaedra making it to the final round of the lip-syncing comp… well done girls!
As we move through the winter term we are focused on keeping ourselves healthy and in this cold and wet weather our resilience can be put to the test. The Habit of Mind for Term 3 is: Finding Humour.
“A day without laughter is a day wasted.” Charlie Chaplin.
Laughter is good medicine for all of us and speaking of good medicine, we are privileged to have Dr Judith Locke, author of The Bonsai Child, coming to the College to present to Middle School parents on Tuesday 30 August from 6.30pm – 8.45pm. Dr Locke will be talking about building confident and resilient girls. We would like to see each and every one of you at this presentation. I recommend getting in quickly to purchase your tickets by clicking here. Dr Locke will be working with staff throughout the week and we are very excited about this opportunity. It will build nicely upon the work we are already doing through our health programme with the FRIENDS programme.
Ms Margaret Talbot
Head of Middle School