I’m sure that anyone who attended the Lowther Hall annual Carols Service last night at St Paul’s Cathedral will agree that we are truly blessed to have a school capable of producing such beautiful singing and creating such a special occasion. The girls, as always, made me incredibly proud as they lifted their voices together in song with great enthusiasm. An enormous thank you to everyone who contributed to the service, particularly our Director of Choral and Voice, Ms Joanne Carroll, whose repertoire choices and training of the choirs are second to none!

Youth Leader, Reach Foundation activist and survivor of the Boxing Day tsunami of 2004, Trisha Silvers, visited Year 4 recently to share her experience of this devastating natural disaster.

All Year 8 students participated in a Writers’ “Camp” involving workshops run by English teachers and Year 11 students to encourage creative thinking and to provide an opportunity to showcase their writing talents.

There are a few occasions each year where I stand back and reflect on how very fortunate we are to belong to such a wonderful community. I am reminded that I truly have the best workplace in the world and indeed the best job in the world.

A fantastic evening of fun, food and fireworks was had by all at the inaugural Parents and Friends’ Association Twilight Festival.