It has been wonderful to share special welcome events and commencement services across the School this week. On Tuesday I enjoyed joining the Year 6 leaders and Senior School Captains for a day of planning in their roles, on Thursday, a highlight was presenting new Blinkbonnie House students with their Lowther Hall Teddy Bears and today it was a privilege to participate in the Raymond House Commencement Service and Dedication of Year 6. As well as these more structured and formal occasions, it has been interesting to hear the reflections of the Year 7 girls about their start to Senior School, to watch the Prefects launch their theme, “Awareness” to the Senior School student body and to hear the enthusiasm of girls from Kinder to Year 12 as they have undertaken their classes and made connections with friends. The joyous sounds of girls around the Mansion as they share lunchtime together is always a special part of my day!

Ms Elisabeth Rhodes