Whilst it is disappointing to be back in lockdown, I am extremely grateful to the staff, students and families for their ongoing flexibility and goodwill as we move into remote learning again. In my own Year 7 class on line this morning...

​The Victorian Government has announced renewed restrictions for Victoria in an attempt to control the recent outbreak of COVID-19. This announcement includes measures affecting all schools.

Congratulations to all students and staff involved in our sold-out 'Celebration of Song' event, held last Friday evening in the Primrose Potter Salon at the Melbourne Recital Centre! Well done to all on a superb performance!

​At the end of last week I presented at a conference for Heads of Independent Schools on the topic “What inspires you?” In the session, my co-presenter (Principal of St Michael’s – Ms Terrie Jones) and I shared things that we had read and listened to over the last 12 months that had provided insight, nourishment or sustenance as we navigated the challenges of lockdown.

This week our Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 students undertook the annual NAPLAN (National Assessment Program in Literacy And Numeracy) tests. These Australia wide tests are designed to demonstrate the extent to which students across the nation are travelling against a range of outcomes in reading, writing and mathematics.

One of the highlights on the Lowther Hall Music Calendar is our vocal solo concert, Celebration of Song. This popular and intimate concert celebrates and showcases our senior vocalists and is presented in the stunning Primrose Potter Salon, at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday 21 May at 7.00pm.

​This week has seen a re-engagement with many special events that we have missed during the last 12 months: Year 7 Camp, Raymond House Cross Country, Blinkbonnie House Parent Maths session and the staging of the Senior School Production – 42nd Street.