I’m sure that many of you have been interested to follow the recent (and continuing) media discussion regarding private and public schooling. I have been shocked by some of the broad (and often uninformed) generalisations that have been made about private school students and indeed about private schools. As I have moved around our school this week I have continued to observe hard working, gracious girls who appreciate the facilities, teachers and programs with which they have been provided and who capitalise on the many opportunities they are given to learn, lead, develop and challenge themselves. I hope that all of our families continue to be happy with their choice of school and I reiterate my invitation to let us know immediately if there are things that we can be doing to improve your daughter’s experience. I hope that many of you will take up the opportunity to give me feedback in person at our forthcoming “Coffee, Cake and Conversation” evening which is coming up soon.