Principal’s welcome

Reflecting on our Term 2 events combined with the end-of-semester academic demands – there is no wonder the students and staff are looking forward to a welcome winter break.

Our academic performance program has seen excursions to the Sydney Writers’ Festival, the significant site of Long Reef, the Powerhouse Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney’s Jewish Museum, and Taronga Zoo.

Students have also benefited from incursions including a visit from Bri Lee (Australian author, journalist, and activist, known for her 2018 memoir Eggshell Skull) talking about consent; and Headspace (the non-profit) speaking about youth mental health.

Our Secondary students also participated in the Athletics Carnival just this week.

On the performance side, our elite tennis students have been travelling the country competing in tournaments (some even internationally) with impressive results.

Our performing arts students have acted in plays, performed in our annual musical (Bring it on), played and sung in various music showcases, danced in a choreographic evening, and performed in so many eisteddfods – both in groups and solos – there’s simply too many to list.

During the holidays, the ballet students will be rehearsing Giselle, the tennis students continue their tournaments with the aim of improving their UTRs, eisteddfods continue – and most important of all – Year 12 students should be deep in their study routine as they prepare for their HSC examinations only weeks away.

I think we can safely say, “we’re back!”

If you know of any young people who would benefit from an environment where they are encouraged to follow their passion and perform to the best of their ability – please let them and their parents know about our next Open Day on 29 July.

The Winter Solstice has now passed, the shortest day for 2022. Let’s hope there is sunshine over the coming three weeks, so our students can get outside and enjoy the simple things.