Boarder Lines: 16 October 2020

16 October 2020

Boarder Lines: 16 October 2020

We are very grateful that all Boarders have arrived back safely to school and those who spent many, many, many hours on a bus or train were very happy to get to Victoria Street on Monday night.  Greeting the buses is such a delight.  It is always a pleasure to see the Boarders return for a term, but the hop off the bus with a ‘Hi Miss’ is especially lovely to hear.  During COVID parents are not allowed on site as yet, but this has encouraged the Boarders to not pack everything because they have to carry it all on their own to their rooms.  It’s been an interesting experiment!  Everyone is exhausted on the first night back, but there is always noise and laughter and catch ups until all beds are made and lights are out.

Some of the Year 12 Boarders have returned in preparation for their upcoming HSC exams.  Thank you to Prue and Millie Gordon (both ex-Boarders) who are helping out during the day to supervise and assist them with their study.  I am always in awe of the support given to current Boarders by their alumni who have been through their position, and are best to understand how to give great advice on how to get through the day or how best to vent or what to do about a situation.  On that note, we welcome Ms Grace Hayes who will be working with Years 7, 8 and 9 this term.  Grace brings enthusiasm, vibrancy and laughter. Our younger Boarders are enjoying having her around.

With the change of guidelines after 12 November, we are excited to be able to still have our Orientation for new Boarders for 2021.  Further information will be provided at a later date, but it is good that we are able to host this important experience for anyone considering Boarding.

This weekend is our first 'In Weekend' hosted by our new leadership team - fingers crossed the weather provides a nice backdrop to the great organising.

Yours in Boarding,

Ms Maryanne O’Donoghue
Director of Boarding

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