Junior school students planted poppies in form of a heart
16 November 2018

In the junior school

‚ÄčIt was an honour for the junior school to participate in the K-12 Remembrance Day service on Tuesday. To acknowledge the Centenary of Armistice our girls contributed to a poppy display in the junior school garden. Many of our girls have recently written postcards to deployed personnel serving overseas to offer their support and encouragement. Along with the service on Tuesday, these activities have helped our girls reflect on the sacrifice of so many in ensuring our freedom today.

In an impressive display of creative entrepreneurship, Year 6 girls raised $2345.00 last Friday for their Solar Buddy project. Armed with their inventiveness and a wide range of donated and recycled materials, the girls made items to sell and games to play at the Solar Buddy markets. Great fun was had by all! The funds raised will pay for the assembly kits required to construct solar lights which will be donated to students living in energy poverty in rural Uganda. The gift of a solar light is one small act of kindness that can change the life of another person.

In 2016 Annabelle Chauncy OAM, Founder of School for Life, was our guest speaker at Speech Day. School for Life operates in rural Uganda, empowering communities through the provision of quality education. Annabelle's message inspired some current Year 8 girls and parents to visit Uganda and work with students there. Thank you to the Year 8 students who spoke so passionately to our Year 6 girls, and to Mrs Jacki McGeechan for assisting us with this very worthwhile project.    

This week we have been considering the character strength of hope. People who demonstrate this strength expect the best in the future and work towards achieving this. There are strategies that we can all apply to build the strength of hope. One is to practice optimistic thinking; another is to set goals and work methodically towards achieving them.

Next Tuesday at midday our Christmas service will be held in the chapel. We can all look forward to a beautiful celebration, full of hope, and ably led by our Stage 2 students. I hope many parents will be able to join us.

Sarah Guy
Deputy Headmistress | Head of Junior School