The older girls are getting to know the Year 7 students in their Houses, and there are many opportunities for girls to step up and shine. Similarly, today at the Junior School House Swimming Carnival there was a buzz of support and camaraderie as the girls encouraged each other to do their best for their House.

 The size of our school affords these and many other opportunities for cross-age events and experiences to take place. Through their connections with older girls, our younger students learn how to live up to the expectations we have of them and have tangible role-models to emulate. For the older girls, activities with their younger counterparts give a chance to show leadership and to articulate values as well as sharing knowledge and skills.   

The Relay for Life this weekend extends this opportunity for connection across our whole School community and gives families at all stages of their Lowther Hall journey to join staff and Old Grammarians in support of a very important cause. I hope that many of you will take the time to visit the Moonee Valley Athletics track on Friday evening or Saturday morning to support our School presence. Thank you to our Parents and Friends’ Association for all their work in preparing for this big event.   

Finally, a reminder of the many parent events that are coming up in the next few weeks: Information evenings, the Parents’ Welcome Evening next Friday and Coffee Cake and Conversation with me in March. I do encourage you to attend these events where possible so that we can continue to work in partnership with you to support the girls.