This week I travelled to Canberra to attend a two day briefing for principals of Independent Schools about the Health of the Nation. The Forum brought together a variety of speakers to reflect on specific aspects of the national landscape that are relevant to schools. I am delighted to share some of the key messages with you below.

Lowther women demonstrate for us how girls can occupy all sorts of spaces and flourish. With their wisdom, their life experiences, their mistakes and their recoveries, they provide a launching pad for our students so that they can have the confidence to continue to pursue their goals, challenge injustice and ultimately strive to make the world a better place through their contributions.

​Congratulations to our Senior 1st Quad who won bronze in the Under 21 Coxed Quad Scull event at the 2022 Victorian State Championship Regatta in Ballarat last weekend!

​Today I had the privilege of attending the Alliance of Girls’ Schools’ International Women’s Day Breakfast with four students from across Senior School. We not only had the opportunity to hear Lord Mayor Sally Capp and Georgie Crozier MP speak, but also enjoyed the opportunity to speak with students and staff from other girls’ schools around Melbourne.

What a joy! We were thrilled to hand to our lucky family the keys to their first prize win in our Twilight Festival Major Raffle! Thanks also to our Parents and Friends' Association for their assistance with putting together the raffle. We very much look forward to the return of our Twilight Festival in 2023.

In a week that has concluded with the escalation of conflict between Russia and the Ukraine, we have a sobering reminder that the world which we are equipping our young people to navigate is a complex one.

Last week we unveiled our Centenary Sculpture to our students and school community! The sculpture was commissioned to celebrate the first 100 years of Lowther Hall...

It was our Year 6 girls' turn on Friday for their Assembly of Dedication! During the ceremony they made a pledge of dedication and service to the School as leaders in their final year as Raymond House girls.