​This week we bid our final farewell to the Class of 2016. We have recognised them at formal assemblies, watched them toss their hats off the Mansion 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.

​Our 2017 Prefect Body were commissioned yesterday in a special service led by Bishop Philip Huggins. The ceremony also provided our school community the opportunity to thank our 2016 Prefect Body for all their hard work and dedication to the role.

​Rituals are a helpful way to make meaning and to demonstrate our values in a formal way and at this time of year, as we prepare for our Year 12 students to finish, head into the end of the academic semester and begin to elect leaders for 2017, rituals abound!

​It is always especially delightful to return home when you have been away, and this has been my experience returning to Lowther Hall this term after visiting our sister school in Japan during the September break. I was privileged to travel with Ms Tracy Healy to join the Senior School study tour

​Be guided on a tour of our School by Lowther Hall students! Our ‘School Tours’ Day will be held this Saturday 8 October. Kindergarten to Year 12 tours will commence at 9.30am, and Year 7 to Year 12 tours will commence at 11.00am.

​You are invited to the annual Lowther Hall Art and Design Exhibition from Friday 7 October to Monday 10 October. Students from Kindergarten to Year 12 will showcase their artistic and creative talents at the 4 day exhibition, to be held in the Joan M. Garde Cultural Centre at the School.

​Congratulations to all involved in this week’s Annual Music Concert at the Recital Centre. I was immensely proud of the girls for their fine performances – a reflection of the hard work and dedication that they bring to their individual music learning and the commitment they have to the ensembles in which they participate.

Our Annual Music Concert will be held on Wednesday 7 September at the Melbourne Recital Centre, Southbank. The evening will showcase an array of diverse musical and vocal talent.