We officially launched ‘live streaming’ at Lowther Hall this week! Our students tuned in for the Whole School Assembly, which 'united' us online despite being physically apart. We look forward to presenting more live streamed events to our School Community in the future.

We have introduced a face mask option as part of our school uniform. From August 16, girls aged 12 years and over may wear either a disposable white or blue mask, or the fabric Lowther Hall mask. It is optional for girls under 12.

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.