Physical activity can play an important part in keeping us physically and mentally healthy and so it has been a blessing to be able to return to sport together in a face to face context this term. This week, I enjoyed attending the Senior School Swimming Carnival and seeing many girls participate in the many events on offer. On Friday, I will be heading down to Geelong to visit the Rowing Squad as they compete in the season’s premier event, the Head of the Schoolgirls Regatta. I have also heard the Raymond House girls preparing their cheers for the forthcoming Raymond House Athletics Carnival.

Because we are a small site without many visible sport facilities, visitors sometimes assume that Lowther Hall girls do not play a lot of sport. How wrong that assumption is! Our girls love their sport and each week, many, many girls train and compete in a range of team and individual pursuits. The sporting association that we are affiliated with, Girls Sport Victoria, is one of the largest in the country, and the Senior School girls enjoy robust competition with students from 23 other independent girls’ schools in their weekly and carnival competitions. Thank you to all of our families who support the girls to participate in their sporting ventures. It is a significant investment into the wellbeing of our students.

Ms Elisabeth Rhodes