It is hard to believe we are already at the end of term – there has been so much packed into the last 8 weeks and now, here we are! I have taken great delight in seeing the girls throw themselves into their learning, a variety of activities, camps, sporting competitions and this week, the Annual Music Concert. Those of you who were at the Recital Centre on Tuesday evening know that the program concluded with the premiere of a new song, Here We Stand, written for the School’s 2020 Centenary year. It was composed by our Director of Music, Mr Darren Emerson and was performed with a full orchestra and choir to close the concert. The lyrics of the song reflect on the connections we still have with the past and celebrate our shared history but they also speak of the future and the ways in which we can work now to “change the world together”. As I think about the term that has just concluded, that is what has been most inspiring. In so many parts of the School members of our community have been working to enrich the lives of others: teachers have been working to help their students; girls, parents and Old Grammarians have contributed funds for charitable endeavours; the sustainability committee have been working on ways to reduce our environmental impact; and volunteers in many capacities have contributed their time and expertise to assist the School to flourish. Our motto, non nobis solum, continues to be a thread that weaves us together across generations and across the many aspects of school life. Thank you to all of you who have contributed and supported the girls and the broader school programs this term. In the words of our new song, may we continue to bring dreams, hope, keep our spirits strong forever! I wish all families a safe and restful break and I look forward to seeing you in Term 4.
Posted on by Elisabeth Rhodes