Senior School News - May 2019

Senior School News - May 2019

Senior School News – May 2019

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Welcome back to Term 2!  This term is set to be a busy one, with many events packed into the its short 9 weeks.

Over the Easter holidays a group of students and staff went on a trip to Japan. The girls had a wonderful time and gained a deeper understanding of Japanese culture.

Airlie Robinson’s account of the trip is below:

Over the Easter holidays, I, along with 14 other students and 3 staff members, embarked on a cultural trip to Japan. We participated in homestays at Hakata Girls’ School in Fukuoka and Mukogawa Women’s University Junior and Senior High School in Osaka. During the homestays we were able to immerse ourselves into Japanese culture and improve our language skills, whilst making life-long bonds in the process. We also visited the highly emotional Hiroshima peace park, saw many different shrines and temples and went to Tokyo Disney. My personal highlight was the traditional lodging in Gokanosho where we learnt a lot about the history of the samurai and ate a 10-course meal consisting of native plants and animals that were all farmed in the area. The trip allowed me to strengthen existing friendships and make new connections with girls from the other grades that I will cherish long after I leave school. On the whole my experience in Japan was one filled with much laughter and enjoyment and has produced memories that I will treasure forever.    Airlie Robinson (Year 11).

Our girls have already had several opportunities to live out the School’s motto, Non Nobis Solum.  Last Wednesday and Thursday, a number of our Seniors represented the School at the TSS ANZAC Assembly and the Southport Citizens ANZAC Day March. Many also gave up their time to get involved in a variety of activities at the School Fete. A big thank you to all the girls who contributed, whether it was performing in the Choir or Band, in the Fashion Parade (Year 10), Country Tea House (Year 11), Drinks Van (Year 12), or raising awareness for Amnesty International. It was a fun-filled afternoon with lots of activities and stalls to keep everyone busy.

The Mother Daughter Luncheon is fast approaching on Saturday 25 May.  This year, both our Middle and Senior girls are invited to spend some time celebrating with the special women in their lives. If you have not yet purchased tickets, click here to book.  I look forward to catching up with many of you at this event.

This week our Year 12s have been working with Mighty Minds to gain valuable feedback on their QCS practice tests.  Assessments will also be given back in most classes over the coming weeks.  Feedback is a valuable part of our assessment process and I encourage the girls to take time to reflect on the feedback given.  Feedback should help guide the girls to become more self-reflective learners, along with providing steps on how they may improve in the future.  Assessment schedules are now available for all year levels on the School website, should you want to assist your daughter with her term planning.

Our Parent eSafety Portal was launched in Term 1. You will find a number of valuable resources and articles on this site. The latest SchoolTV edition addresses the issue of Trauma. Please click here to access the link.

At St Hilda’s we endeavour to uphold high standards with our uniform and presentation.  Please work with your daughter to ensure that her tunic is mid-knee length and that she is wearing her Winter hat to and from school each day.  Acrylic nails, nail polish and multiple earrings are not appropriate for a girl in uniform.  It would be appreciated if acrylic nails could be removed and girls are permitted to wear one earring only in each lobe. As the weather begins to cool down, the girls do have the option of wearing stockings and their School jumper and blazer.  The sports jacket is only to be worn during HPE or sporting events.

Ms Alexa Wood
Acting Head of Senior School

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