Autumn Band Festival
I am sure that those of you who attended the Autumn Band Festival last night will agree that it was a fantastic concert with many highlights. All ensembles have obviously been working very hard during their short 6 weeks of rehearsals to bring us many toe tapping items as well as some more reflective, poignant moments. Well done to all involved! 

Front of the Mansion
If you have walked past the front of the Mansion this week you will no doubt have observed the significant earth moving venture that is being undertaken! In time, this area will re-emerge as an irrigated lawn area, providing a much improved space for the Senior School girls to enjoy passive play. We have enjoyed working with the Student Council to consider the ways in which this space can be enhanced for student use! 

Some of you would have seen in the media a few weeks ago the tragic story about the young boy who lost his life due to a fallen tree branch in Sydney. As part of our routine risk management processes at Lowther Hall our trees are regularly assessed by an appropriate expert. As part of our upgrade of the area at the front of the School, we have had the gum trees reassessed. Once we have the final report on these trees, we will make a decision as to whether these trees should be removed from the front lawn in order to eliminate any danger. 

Discipline Policy
In our most recent cycle of policy review, our Student Discipline Policy has been updated and reviewed. All girls in Junior and Senior School have participated in age appropriate activities about the rights and responsibilities they have as Lowther Hall girls, as it is these rights and responsibilities which underpin our rules. The Policy will be available on the School website from next week, and the Senior School students have been given a hard copy which should be kept in their Student Planner. 

Forthcoming Events
Next week we will commence our Easter celebrations, with Senior School girls and Old Grammarians participating in the singing of The Story of the Cross on Tuesday afternoon. On Friday (the last day of term) there will be Easter services in both Senior School and Junior School. Also, I am excited to invite all members of the School Community to our special ANZAC Day Dawn Service, which will be held at the School on the morning of 25 April. I hope that many of you will be able to join us as we commemorate 100 years since the Gallipoli landings.