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! On Friday the Year 11 House Leaders were key facilitators in the Year 7 Tangara Day as they assisted the girls to get to know each other and develop an appreciation of their strengths individually and as a House group. The House system is an important vehicle to allow students to have a genuine voice, through which cross-age relationships are fostered and also is central to the School’s vision for developing a sense of belonging in our girls.

As part of our transition process, on Friday, Year 2 students were formally welcomed to Raymond House in Assembly and in Senior School, Year 10 girls were officially made part of Grant House in a special ceremony led by the House and Deputy House Captains. On Thursday I was delighted to be able to spend the day with the Year 8 students on their camp at Anglesea. The girls embraced the surfing, paddle boarding, zip-lining and kayaking with great enthusiasm and were a joy to be with!