Our online Non Nobis Solum (not for ourselves alone) Giving Day is happening on Wednesday 25 May. The purpose of the day is to raise funds for our Centenary Scholarships, which are envisaged to provide an education at Lowther Hall from Year 7 to Year 12 for 2 students from indigenous or refugee backgrounds.

Next Wednesday is an exciting day on our School calendar: it will be a very first Non Nobis Solum (not for ourselves alone) Giving Day! For one day only we are asking our entire school community of past and current parents, students, staff and friends to help us raise funds for two new Centenary Scholarships.

This week I had the delight of visiting the Year 4 girls at their camp in Portsea. I watched them embrace various aspects of camp life, compete beach challenges, take to the flying fox, the high ropes and the giant swing, supported by their encouraging Year 8 mentors and teachers.

Today was 'Coloured Hair for Ukraine' Day, a fundraising initiative of our Senior School Social Justice Committee to raise money for the United Nations Human Rights Council, in support of Ukraine.

Commencing a school term after a break is always a joyous time for me – coming back to the energy of the staff and the girls fills me with a really strong feeling of optimism and positivity.

​When 2022 commenced, we rejoiced in the fact that we could come back together as a school and be together, not only for learning, but to celebrate the various rituals and events that help us to mark the passing of time and the significant milestones within our community.

There were so many highlights across the School this week, but a personal highlight for me was having the opportunity to share information about our world class Kindergarten Program with auditors from the Quality Assessment and Regulation Division of the Department of Education and Training.

This week as I write, the sounds of the Lowther Singers rehearsing for the Story of the Cross and the Easter Eucharist can be heard across the campus – it is truly beautiful! It has been another busy week at the School and I have been particularly thrilled to be able to participate in a number of face to face meetings with groups who have been convening via zoom for many months!