As I write today, we are all back in “remote” mode as our school undergoes a deep clean! I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for the speed with which they have adjusted to the various changes and challenges that the start of Term 3 has already brought in its very first week!

It is hard to comprehend that 11 weeks ago we began Term 2 with everyone learning from home. Since then we have completed many hours of remote learning, transformed our school site to promote distancing and hygiene requirements, transitioned back to on site classes, adapted our sport and music programs and started to embrace our new “normal”.

Today is Olympic Day! To celebrate, Senior School Sports Captains ran a special lunchtime event with sports-related activities for girls to enjoy. Diving, Football, Orienteering, Snowsports, Soccer, Badminton, Volleyball, Tennis, Softball, Basketball, Hockey and Netball were all represented!

What a joy it has been to have all the girls back on site this week. For most, being back in physical classrooms is a great relief. The majority of students managed to complete all work set during the remote learning period and have moved easily back into the rhythm of being in classes.

The sound of youthful chatter and laughter is increasing each day at Lowther Hall as the girls gradually return to Leslie Road. Now that a little more “normality” and routine has settled in, we can turn our attention to matters beyond the immediate challenges we are facing within our school gates.

Surprise! Our student cohort touched hearts last week with a surprise ‘Thank You’ video to all staff at Lowther Hall. Over 13 minutes long, the video was produced as part of a Prefect Body initiative, and we have organised this short snippet to show you. We are grateful for all of our girls at Lowther Hall!

​This week it has been joyous to once again hear the sound of girls in the grounds and buildings of Lowther Hall as we have welcomed our Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2, Year 12 and some Year 11 students back on site. Girls have adjusted seamlessly to the new routines of sanitising, handwashing, temperature testing and distancing and have very much enjoyed seeing each other and their teachers again.