I know that everyone who attended the Junior School Music Concert last night will agree that we were treated to a wonderfully entertaining evening! For me the highlight was seeing the girls enjoying their music making and watching them work together in their various ensembles. The teamwork they displayed is a skill that is not only essential in musical ensembles, but also in many other spheres of life. Well done to all the performers and thank you to each staff member who has supported the girls throughout the year. As we head towards the end of the year excitement is building for the Twilight Festival. I do hope that many parents will take the opportunity to volunteer to assist with this event. Thank you to those families who have already sold raffle tickets for the Festival Raffle. It is wonderful to see the whole School community coming together for this very special event!

​I am always impressed with the enthusiasm and energy of our girls. In recent days I have seen them throwing themselves into Peter Pan rehearsals, signing up for Antigone auditions, stepping up to speak in Assembly, studying for examinations, embracing the challenges of camps and engaging with their learning.

We have recognised them at formal assemblies, watched them throw their hats off the Mansion balcony and been moved at their Valedictory service yesterday afternoon as they left the Cultural Centre symbolically carrying their light out into the world, ready to shine.

It is always exciting to return to school after a term break and in Term 4 this is especially the case with the energy that Spring brings. This week started with an inspiring day in which members of the teaching staff shared their reflections on learning they have each been doing over the year – action research regarding best practice classroom teaching, informed through peer observation, data collection and extensive reflection and reading. We are fortunate at Lowther Hall to have a committed team of professional teachers who lead the way in learning for our girls.

Term 4 began today with our annual Prep and Year 12 Rose Giving Ceremony! Each year, our Year 12 girls give seeds to the Prep girls, who in turn give a yellow rose - to symbolise the growth of all girls during their time at Lowther Hall.

​We invite you to visit us on our 'School Tours Day', Saturday 13 October! Be guided around our campus by Lowther Hall students, with tours starting at 9.30am for Years Kinder to 12, and 11am for Years 7 to 12.

Lowther Hall won the 'Marketing and Communications Campaign' Award for Excellence at the Educate Plus Conference Awards in New Zealand recently! We won for the way in which we launched our New Academic Wardrobe in 2017. The awards were open to hundreds of schools across Australia and New Zealand. Well done to all students and staff who participated in the launch campaign last year.