The end of term provides an opportunity to look back at all that has been accomplished during the last 9 weeks and to celebrate the many milestones that have been reached and goals that have been achieved.

What a wonderful evening we were treated to at the Melbourne Recital Centre last night! From the very first drum roll in the Percussion Ensemble, through to the final choral harmony, the night was filled with the very highest standard of musical performance, reflecting many hours of rehearsal and commitment by students and staff alike.

It is with a sense of excitement and great anticipation that we look forward to the Annual Music Concert next Wednesday evening. The girls and staff have been putting in many hours of practice to provide a very entertaining program of items for the School Community to enjoy.

This week, the Deputy Principals and I had the privilege of attending a seminar run by Carol Dweck, the author of Mindset. Having read her work and implemented some of her recommendations across the School, it was wonderful to hear her speak.

Last week finished with the wonderful celebration of 100 days of school for our Prep girls. It was gratifying to see each girl cross the stage to receive her certificate and to reflect on how much has been learnt in such a short time at School. There is nothing quite like hearing our youngest voices sing the School Song to send you home with a smile!

If you have walked through the School this week, you may have noticed many of the glass surfaces covered in colourful writing. A closer inspection will have revealed that much of this writing takes the form of  mathematics problems which the girls have been encouraged to work through in a space where others can see them.

Term 2 is certainly finishing with a great deal of energy! This week we enjoyed the Winter String festival – which provided a wonderful opportunity for string players of all ages across the school to perform, and at lunchtimes we have been serenaded by many Senior School and Junior School girls who learn the piano, in our series of Piano Festival Concerts.