​This week, I was delighted to host a guest at Lowther Hall, Mr Ollie Lovell an eminent Australian educationalist who visited the School to chat about teaching and learning and to plan some professional learning that our staff will undertake in the coming months.

​The newest members of Blinkbonnie House were delighted to receive their Lowther Bears from our Principal at their recent Welcome Assembly, symbolising the start of their journey at the school.

We held our Senior School Commencement Service and Dedication of Year 12 on Friday. The symbolic encirclement of our School community with light by the Year 12 cohort marked a beautiful pledge to lead us through the coming year, and as a community we promised to support them in their important work.

Join with us to celebrate, support and advocate for women at our lunch event in honour of International Women’s Day, to be held Monday 4 March at the Park Hyatt in Parliament Place. All in our community are warmly invited including past and present parents, Old Grammarians and friends of the School. Please secure your tickets at: www.trybooking.com/1157903

​There is no joy like the first day of a school year and 2024 is off to a truly wonderful start. The sound of girls’ voices has again filled the buildings and grounds and it has been smiles and hugs a plenty as students have reconnected with each other.

​Hats off to Lowther Hall’s 2023 VCE students whose results reflect the combined efforts of girls and staff alike. The ATAR scores achieved by the Class of 2023 are impressive, with more than one third of the cohort being placed in the top 10% of the nation!

The Years 5 and 6 ‘Imagine if…’ showcase was a hit! The audience were treated to a scene from Annie the musical, songs from The Greatest Showman and listened to classics like ‘Somewhere Over the Rainbow’ and ‘Singing in the Rain’, just to name a few. A big congratulations to everyone involved!

​I was interested to read in a recent edition of Company Director magazine, an article in which the new Commissioner of the Australian Charities and Not for Profit Commission, Sue Woodward, reflected (amongst other things) on the recent decline of volunteering across Australia.