​It has been another busy week at Lowther Hall. In Senior School the girls are rehearsing for the forthcoming House Performing Arts Competition and every day we see and hear the rehearsals and observe the increasing confidence and cohesion in the dances, acting and singing!

​It has been wonderful to have had so many opportunities to connect with our community during the last week. I was inspired by our student leaders on Tuesday when the Year 12 Prefects and Captains ran activities for the Year 6 leaders.

It is always delightful to see our students return for a new school year! At the Years 1 to 12 assembly on Wednesday we had the opportunity to welcome our many new students and new staff and to present them with a Lowther Hall Teddy Bear as a sign of connection to our community.

​The Lowther Hall VCE results for 2018 are excellent and reflect the hard work and dedication of both students and teachers. 26 percent of the Year 12 cohort scored and ATAR (Australian Tertiary Entrance Rank) of 95 or above, placing them in the top 5 percent of the nation.

​The way in which students and teachers interact with books has changed significantly over the last 25 years. It was this fact that prompted us to undertake a review of the Lowther Hall Learning Resource Centre (LRC) during 2018.

I know that everyone who attended the Junior School Music Concert last night will agree that we were treated to a wonderfully entertaining evening! For me the highlight was seeing the girls enjoying their music making and watching them work together in their various ensembles. The teamwork they displayed is a skill that is not only essential in musical ensembles, but also in many other spheres of life. Well done to all the performers and thank you to each staff member who has supported the girls throughout the year. As we head towards the end of the year excitement is building for the Twilight Festival. I do hope that many parents will take the opportunity to volunteer to assist with this event. Thank you to those families who have already sold raffle tickets for the Festival Raffle. It is wonderful to see the whole School community coming together for this very special event!