​Spot the difference! Today we held our 2022 Prefects’ Commissioning Service with a virtual twist: the 2021 Prefect Body whilst not physically present, “appeared” (right) on stage via the wonders of technology to “present” badges and induct the 2022 Prefects (left) who were on-site! Bishop Philip Huggins also appeared via video link to commission the girls. Congratulations, all!

This week has been a very positive time as we have welcomed various cohorts of students back onsite at Leslie Road. In preparing for their return, we have been thinking particularly about how we can keep the girls safe, and I have been impressed with the ways in which all students have embraced the various safety measures in place to reduce the potential spread of COVID-19.

​Today, our Year 12 students completed their final day at Lowther Hall. It has been a privilege to share your journey through school and we thank you for being inspiring leaders and role models to every Lowther girl. Congratulations!

11 October was the International Day of the Girl, a date that we certainly are excited to recognise at Lowther Hall. Of course, being a girls’ school, every day at Lowther Hall is the day of the girl, but the date provides an opportunity to reflect on some of the benefits of being part of a girls’ school community.

It was a wonderful start to Term 4 today with our annual Prep and Year 12 Gift Exchange ritual! Our Prep girls made flowers and video messages for each Year 12 student, who will in turn present cards and sunflower seeds to each Prep. This ceremony symbolises the growth we anticipate for each girl as she journeys through school at Lowther Hall.

Today marks the final day of term and we finished in our usual manner by gathering (virtually of course) all girls from Kindergarten to Year 12 for the end of term assembly. This is a special time for us to celebrate the fact that we are a Kindergarten to Year 12 community, all together on one campus, and I usually delight in watching the older girls respond to the young voices of the girls in Blinkbonnie House as they all sing the School Song together.

Despite the disappointing news that lockdown and as a result, remote learning, is to continue to the end of term, the publication of the 2021 National Assessment Program for Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) results this week provided reassurance that the global COVID-19 pandemic has had no significant impact on students’ literacy and numeracy achievement at Lowther Hall.