Despite the heat, it has been another wonderful week at Lowther Hall. A special highlight was the official opening of Blinkbonnie House on Friday evening. At this special event, Bishop Philip Huggins dedicated the Mary Thurman Recital Space and blessed our new building; the ribbon was cut by old grammarian, Mrs Mary Armour and four of our Year 1 students and we also had an opportunity to formally acknowledge the many teams and individuals who worked so hard to bring this space to fruition. Mr Peter Cannan, Chair of School Council spoke about the history of the project which began with the 1998 Master Plan and explained the way in which the concept developed over time. The student body was represented on stage by the Senior School and Junior School Captains, who had the opportunity to thank the architects, builders, town planner and Lowther Hall staff who led various aspects of the work. The audience also enjoyed hearing from Mrs Armour, who reflected on her own association with the school since joining as a student in 1932! The Mary Thurman Recital Space was “christened” by pianist and Year 12 Music Captain, Dilan, who played for all present and Mrs Courtney O’Brien, past student (and past staff member) spoke about Mary Thurman’s inspiring work as a teacher. It was a wonderful event and a fitting opportunity to pay homage to the wide group who have played a role in the establishment of our new facility. 

I have also enjoyed touching base with many parents at Information Evenings over the last week and I am particularly looking forward to our Academic Awards Ceremony and our Commissioning of the Year 6 Leaders, both of which will take place tomorrow!