​The girls returned to school for the start of Term 2 yesterday with high energy levels and a great deal of enthusiasm. We began the day with a whole school assembly where we celebrated the many ways in which girls across the School have demonstrated the Quality “She is confident and independent” so far this year.

It is hard to believe that it is already the end of term! There have been so many wonderful moments of learning, many personal and team sporting successes, musical highlights, cross-age experiences, great leadership and so much personal growth in the girls.

​Greetings from New York where the Choir Tour is about to swing into action! I am very much looking forward to hearing the girls sing at Carnegie Hall on the weekend and will provide a full update in next week’s Blog.

​International Women’s Day 2017 started with a flying start this year with the Senior School girls listening to Dr Leila Alem, a leader in the field of artificial intelligence and ICT innovation in their assembly. Dr Alem inspired the girls to follow their dreams and inspired many of them through the sharing of her own journey.

Thank you to all the parents who attended our annual Parent Welcome Evening, particularly those new to the School; it was lovely to see you all there. Thank you to the members of the Parents and Friends’ Association

House spirit has soared this week at Lowther Hall with the Junior School students in Years 4 to 6 participating enthusiastically in their House Swimming Carnival today. It was wonderful to see so many parents supporting this event.

​It has been wonderful to have been able to connect with many parents over the last 10 days – at Information Evenings, Commencement Services and special events. The feedback that I receive from parents is very valuable in continuing to ensure that we provide the very best educational service to our girls and families.

It is only the second day of term and already there is so much to celebrate and reflect on at Lowther Hall! I enjoyed reconnecting with many families yesterday morning at the front of the School, where our Senior School Captains had set up a very festive entry point adorned with balloons!

I am certain that all who attended St Paul’s Cathedral for our annual Carols Service last night will agree that it was one of the best! The girls, as always, made me incredibly proud as they lifted their voices together in song with great enthusiasm. An enormous thank you to everyone who contributed to the service, particularly our Director of Choral and Voice, Ms Joanne Carroll.​