From the Deputy Principal | Head of Junior School
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Term 1, Week 9, 2020
From the Deputy Principal | Head of Junior School
Explicit Instruction and Inquiry for Life: The Best of Both Worlds at Tara
Ms Ruth Adams and Mrs Wendy Abernethy
Fundamental skills in literacy and numeracy are bedrocks for life. You can imagine a Tara teacher’s frustration every time a politician or media outlet wages a ‘back to basics’ scaremongering campaign. Barely an academic year goes by without encountering something in the news claiming that basic knowledge and skills are lacking in students of today. Propagating the idea that schools need to ‘get back to basics’ when in fact we never stopped teaching the basics, demonstrates a lack of awareness about what actually goes on in a contemporary classroom.
Explicit instruction is an act involving novices and experts. It is characterised by the deliberate teaching of knowledge and skills with clear models, explanations of how to start and how to proceed, time for practice and consolidation, and review. Explicit instruction is a researched-backed, highly effective strategy to ensure learning is not esoteric or left up to chance. Strategically paired with Tara’s inquiry-based approach (based on relevant and engaging issues, big driving ideas, effective questioning and student voice), explicit instruction provides a reliable and purposeful approach to learning for girls.
What does explicit instruction of the basics look like at Tara?
From the moment girls walk in the door, they are immersed in a rich phonics-based approach to learning to read. This involves explicit and correct modelling of the sounds of the English language. Students use, manipulate and write sounds as they learn how to match sounds with corresponding letters. This is a planned and sequenced process right up to Year 6 where students encounter more complex letter-sound combinations and draw on knowledge of etymology to more fully appreciate the complexities and beauty of the English language. Word knowledge is more than just letters and sounds. To be a confident user of English requires explicit teaching of rich vocabulary, word meaning and correct usage (grammar). Our ‘K-6 Wonder Words’ (part of the Building Blocks in the Home Learning options) aims to motivate girls to grow in their vocabulary knowledge and expertise. Almost every day we have the pleasure of seeing girls acquiring and experimenting with rich vocabulary in a variety of contexts, especially when they are getting their arguments lined up to persuade us about something!
Number is a universal language in which every girl needs to have agility. Educators call this number sense. How students acquire a deep understanding of the Base 10 number system, looks different from year to year. Students are explicitly taught using tools and objects from the most simple counting, through to complex operations involving whole and partial numbers. Our ‘K-6 Number Smash’ (another part of Building Blocks) articulates this progression and is a structured way parents can support and keep in touch with their daughter’s expertise in key mathematical skills. When teachers explicitly teach and assess Number Smash and other maths content, they learn about a student’s strategies, reasoning, fluency and misconceptions: such powerful insight into each student’s approach to foundational skills.
We do not teach our students to read for its own sake. Likewise with number sense. Rather, we have a higher aim: our ultimate goal is to equip each girl with the skills and inclination to be an inquirer. In this elevated role, she will use her knowledge in literacy and numeracy to become a more open-minded, confident, successful and critical resident of the world.
Is explicit instruction only relevant in basic literacy and numeracy?
Fundamental skills in literacy and numeracy are often where people stop talking about explicit instruction of the basics. In the Junior School, we believe your daughter needs explicit instruction on higher order skills too. For example, it’s important to explicitly teach students how to think in a critical and creative way, and how to organise that thinking. This is equally vital for undertaking mental arithmetic as it is for conducting a scientific investigation, making a decision or composing a piece of music.
There is intention to everything we teach and how we teach it, from how to load and use a paintbrush, to how to ask rich questions. When teachers plan, they select key social, research, thinking, communication and self-management skills to explicitly teach or expose their students to within each unit. These skills for life and inquiry are an authentic ‘match’ with the content knowledge. For example, in maths students may be simply building fluency in addition facts to 100 off the decade (Number Smash #22), but explicit teaching of critical thinking will have them learning how to deconstruct their chosen mental strategy, and reason and communicate its logic.
It is only through a solid foundation in the basics, that we can springboard into rich and exciting inquiry into: who we are, how we organise ourselves, where we are in place and time, sharing the planet and how the world works - the six PYP ‘transdisciplinary themes’ in which students immerse themselves each year.
So, the next time some shock jock tries to beat up a story about schools of today overlooking the basics, rest assured Tara has that covered and much more besides.
From the Director of Student Wellbeing
Issues concerning wellbeing have been to the fore in 2020. Not surprisingly there has been a focus on the negative impact accompanying COVID-19 but at the same time it is worth noting that there have also been some positive outcomes. There is no doubt, for example, that in response to our recent experiences we have all learned new skills. Our creativity, flexibility and adaptability to change have been strengthened with some wonderful initiatives adopted by both the girls and staff at Tara. It has been particularly encouraging to observe the resilience of girls throughout the year as they have had to adapt to unexpected situations and to embrace a range of new initiatives. In addition there has emerged an increasing awareness of ways by which all members of the Tara community can foster the positive wellbeing of themselves and those around them. In our pastoral care programs, for example, there has been an increased focus on the value of physical activity, mindfulness, gratitude and service for others.
With the added demands which accompany the academic year drawing to a close, parents and care givers are encouraged to be aware of changes which may signal evidence of less than healthy wellbeing. This message was highlighted in the Senior School at the end of Term 3 when members of the SRC led the annual RUOK? Day. On this day, the School community was reminded of the importance of asking this question of their extended family and friends:
As previously noted in the Wellbeing@Tara section of Tara News, occurrences of poor mental health are not uncommon amongst young people (and old), and not surprisingly in 2020. While anyone can be expected to have relatively good and bad days, if poor mental health has an impact on everyday life for an extended period of time (say, two to three weeks) it is important to reach out for some help.
In this context all of us could be alert if observing those in our care exhibiting sustained changes such as the following:
- Lack of motivation
- Withdrawal from social activities
- Showing little interest or pleasure in doing things
- Changes in eating habits – poor appetite or over eating
- Changes in sleeping habits such as having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep or sleeping too much
- Feeling tired or having little energy
- Feeling in a low mood or sense of hopeless
- Having thoughts of being a failure or letting down the family
- Having trouble concentrating on things such as reading or watching TV
- Being fidgety or restless and moving around a lot more than usual
- Expressing thoughts of self-harm
For parents and caregivers wanting advice concerning talking through such issues Schooltv.me, as accessed through the following icon on Edumate, provides very useful information via videos, fact sheets and articles relevant to a range of issues that face young people today:
Accessed through this resource are episodes regarding Resilience, Mindfulness, Eating Disorders, Anxiety and Depression which may be particularly relevant at this time.
As is often the case with many problems in life, it is early intervention that is the key to achieving a positive outcome. With this in mind parents and care givers could consider seeking guidance from their GP and, as always, members of the Wellbeing Staff at Tara are available to listen and provide advice.
Events for Book Week 2020
Book Week has been celebrated across Junior School and Senior School with many students enjoying the delights that a well written book offers.
Year 9 Drama Performances
Junior School students enjoyed Year 9 Drama student-devised performances of the Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) shortlisted books, Bat vs Poss by Alexa Moses and When Billy was a Dog by Kirsty Murray. These were performed in the Tara theatre over two lunchtimes where Junior School students proved to be an enthusiastic audience.
Junior School teachers donned some crazy attire to visit unfamiliar classrooms and read CBCA shortlisted books over three days. Children delighted in their visiting teacher and in the joy of these beautiful books.
Australian Book Character Dress Up Day
All Junior School students and staff enjoyed a dress up day to celebrate the finale of Book Week. A wonderful abundance of Australian book characters were represented and the Book Week theme of Curious Creatures, Wild Minds was embodied in many of the costumes.
Claire Zorn spoke to a keen group of Senior School students over lunch in the Science Lecture Theatre. Claire inspired these students with her writing tips and encouraged many of them in their own writing.
Lisa Shanahan spoke to all Junior School students over three sessions in the Junior School Hall. Lisa gave engaging presentations and wonderful insights into the joys of reading and writing.
Junior School students and staff have been reading to raise money for TEAR. Our goal was $1,650 but we exceeded this by more than three times, raising $6,001. Thank you to all who have supported the children’s reading and provided generous sponsorship of this worthy cause.
Tara Community News
Important Notice - Uniform Shop Appointments
Our Uniform Shop is busy preparing for 2021. To keep our community safe in view of the current NSW Health Guidelines, we will be limiting the use of our changing facilities to two families at any one time, and therefore future uniform fittings will be by appointment only.
Families are welcome to continue to make walk in purchases if they are not trying on any garments.
Should you wish to make a uniform fitting appointment, please call 02 9630 6655.
Jag's Italian Restaurant, Bella Vista - Business Register Member
For a wonderful experience go to Jag's Restaurant, Bella Vista owned and run by a Tara Family. The two girls, one a current Year 12 student and the other a past student are extremely courteous and professional. The setting by the water is beautiful and has plenty of parking. Highly Recommended!
Mrs Endean's Fried Rice Recipe
Back in 1983 when we did Home Science, Mrs Endean's Fried Rice recipe was the best! Over the weekend there was a request for this particular recipe!
Father and Daughter Ski and Snowboard Experience
Come and enjoy a fun afternoon at Off Piste-Ski and Snowboarding at Moore Park on 21 November from 3pm. Tickets are limited due to COVID restrictions so book early to avoid disappointment, proudly bought to you by the Tara Dad's Club!
Everyone welcome! Click here to book
Wine Appreciation Night
Wine Appreciation Night and Dinner at The Galston Club
Cost $35.00 pp includes wine tasting and dinner
Come and enjoy a relaxing night hosted by The Three Kings Merchants with a guest appearance from Nathan Sharpe former Wallaby Captain.
Tickets are limited due to COVID-19 restrictions! Click here to book
Senior School News
Year 9 - A Reminder to Purchase Your Senior Uniform
A reminder from the Tara Uniform Shop for students in Year 9 to arrange purchase of their new Senior summer uniform in readiness for Term 1 2021.
Tara Christmas Markets
Alana - Year 12
At Tara, the Christmas season and time of giving has come early! On Thursday, 12 November, Tara will be holding its first ever 'Tara Christmas Markets'. This will consist of over 30 stalls of handmade items that have been crafted by our talented staff and students.
We encourage everyone to take a look at the catalogue and think about what you would like to buy. This is a great way to buy unique Christmas presents for friends/family when they aren't around.
All profits will go towards World Vision to support communities that are less fortunate than ours. This has been a great opportunity to show Service for Others.
I thank everyone for their endless support and kindness as we prepare for this event, I look forward to seeing everyone together to promote service learning and celebrate the most wonderful time of year.
National History Challenge State Winner
L-R: Ms Brown - National History Challenge Coordinator, Na-Young, Mrs Awadalla - History Teacher
We are proud to announce that Na-Young from Year 10 has been selected as the state winner of the National History Challenge in the Democracy Matters category. Na-Young composed an essay assessing the impact of Robert Menzies’ legacy in Australia and the controversies of it during his time as Prime Minister.
She has been invited to receive her award on 3rd December at the Anzac Memorial at Hyde Park with a guest and will be sharing a brief statement at the event about what she has learned from her participation in the National History Challenge as part of the ceremony proceedings. She will be presented with a certificate, a medallion and $200 prize money.
Na-Young, alongside four other Tara entrants from Years 9 and 10, carefully drafted her submission beginning the process early this year and continued the drafting process during the lockdown period, demonstrating strong inquiry skills, organisation and independent learning. The competition theme for 2020 was ‘Contested hiStories’, inviting entrants to consider debatable and controversial topics of History and multiple interpretations of the past.
The History Department are incredibly proud of her achievement. Well done Na-Young!
History Debating News
Evelyn - History Debating Captain
Recently, the Year 10 and 11 A Teams progressed to the semi final debates of the JA Thompson Competition. Due to the unchanging COVID-19 restrictions, the debates have still been held on Zoom and Teams calls. The Year 10 Team (Sienna - First Speaker, Evelyn - Second Speaker, Jessica - Third Speaker, and Jessica - Team Advisor), versed Saint Patrick’s College Campbelltown, and debated the topic: “That WWII was the last military conflict where Australia’s participation was justified.” Unfortunately, they were unable to secure a spot in the finals, however they applied the impromptu analytical skills, historiography, and feedback they had received in their previous debate to improve their manner and public speaking, and have improved phenomenally.
The Year 11 Team were affirmative and debated that “America has not learnt from the Salem Witch Trials”, with the Tara A Team (Siena, Aneesa, Dhara and Alexandra) progressing to the grand finals! It was a very close debate, however, they used criteria to shape their debate, and used the examples of Guantanamo Bay, the Civil Rights Movement, McMartin childhood case and McCarthyism communism hunts, as legal examples of America’s inconsistent approach. This ultimately allowed them to come through with a win!
Both teams worked really hard to anticipate the nature of the real debate, so we congratulate them both for their efforts. Best of luck to Year 11 Team A in the Grand Finals!
Social Science Update
Mrs Elizabeth George - Head of Social Science
The Social Science Department is having continued success in external competitions.
Western Sydney BluePrint Competition - 2 out of 5 finalists are Tara teams
- Group 1: Evelyn, Hana, Hannah, Mila and Natalie
- The business idea is a MED (Medical Emergency Device) Bracelet, targeted at epileptic individuals, that flashes in the event of a seizure being detected, encouraging a first-responder/bystander to scan its QR code to receive the individual’s health information and instructions on how to help them.
- Group 2: Riya, Emily, Elina and Emily
- The product, StylU will be developed to improve the online shopping experience through virtual try-ons to increase customer satisfaction.
Congratulations also to their Commerce teacher Mrs Liney
The Academy for Enterprising Girls Challenge: Winners of $100 Sportscraft vouchers
- Alicia, Emily and Riya
- Girls had to design a poster for safe behaviour in COVID times
Congratulations to their Financial Literacy teacher Mrs Losco
The Writers' Workshop
Members of the Tara Writers’ Workshop have worked hard throughout 2020 to compose an original piece of poetry or prose for publication in The Works, our annual anthology.
The Works will be distributed via email to staff and students in Week 8 of Term 4.
Additionally, a link to the anthology will be made available in the first edition of Tara News in 2021.
If you would like to be involved in the 2021 Writers’ Workshop, please email your expression of interest to Ms Aitken: firstname.lastname@example.org
Suhanya - Year 8 SRC
1 in 2 Australians will be diagnosed with cancer by the age of 85 and 1 in 8 Australian women will be diagnosed with breast cancer each year.
Being aware of this, the Year 7 and 8 SRC girls came together to create an initiative that would spread this awareness within the Tara community and raise money for the Cancer Council.
After countless meetings and hours of planning by the SRC, the event came together.
During the day, all students were invited to wear pink accessories in support of the Pink Ribbon Foundation and a pink themed movie (Barbie!) was played in the quad for the girls to enjoy. Popcorn was sold and all proceeds went to the Cancer Council.
We are super grateful to Dr Davidson - one of our very own Tara Dads, who made us a very informative video on breast cancer and how we can support cancer patients. This was a central part of the initiative and we cannot thank him enough!
We would also like to thank everyone else who was involved in the running of the day. Thank you to Tony and the kitchen staff who created a very special pink meal deal; the entire SRC who brought in popcorn and made the day run smoothly; Mr Baker who approved everything and supported us throughout; every girl who donated and participated in the day; the Year 12 Leadership team who guided us throughout the planning and running of the day. And finally massive thank you to Mrs Losco who has done so much for the initiative and the girls! Congratulations to the Year 7 and 8 SRC on a successful event!
Amy - Year 12 Liaison Prefect
The SRC elections for Year 7-10 are currently underway! Joining the Student Representative Council is a fantastic chance for girls to develop leadership, organisation and teamwork skills while being able to put forward important initiatives and ideas. It is a chance to amplify their peers’ and their own valuable student voice within Tara!
Voting has moved online for the first time and from it, one girl for each mentor group will be elected. For each year group, the girls will be working with two student mentors from the Year 12 leadership team. Students from the SRC will be able to apply for the position of Tara Ambassador, giving them the chance to represent the School in further opportunities, such as Tara tours. Congratulations to the girls who have been voted in to the SRC!
Goals and Strategies of the Student Leadership Team
Amy - Year 12 Liaison Prefect
At the beginning of Term 4, the newly commissioned Year 12 Leadership Team presented their goals and strategies to the Tara executives. After a few practice runs, the team displayed their ideas in the form of a PowerPoint, stating their slogan of “Empowering You” and their vision statement:
"We aim to support and inspire Tara students by creating an authentic school environment that promotes opportunity. We strive to encourage personal growth by empowering girls through the Christian Model of servant leadership.”
2020-21 Student Leadership Team
Any questions were asked through the software Mentimeter, where the questions were anonymous and collated to be answered at the end of the presentation. Throughout, the idea of student voices permeated, not only organising initiatives but also collecting the feedback of students, in order to be servant leaders.
Thursday Lunch with Leaders
Mackenzie - Year 12 Community Prefect
Strong connections foster a sense of community and improve wellbeing. To create a more integrated Tara community, the 2020/21 Leadership Team have introduced Thursday Lunch with Leaders. Every Thursday lunchtime there will be an organised activity run in the Quad, whether that be an event or music. The attendance of all members of the Leadership Team will assist in building relationships across grades. Thus far, a Welcome Back Picnic with Just Dance, Handball Competition and a Christmas movie have been run with great success, evident by the many smiles.
- S01 Tara 1 vs Frensham 1, Loss, 0-10
- S07 Tara 2 vs Frensham 7, Win, 8-0
- S07 Tara 3 vs Meriden 3, Win, 3-2
- J01 Tara 4 vs Frensham 8, Loss, 2-10
- J03 Tara 5 vs Frensham 9, Loss, 1-9
- J05 Tara 6 vs Frensham 11, Loss, 1-5
- J07 Tara 7 vs Frensham 13, Win, 8-0
- Y701 Tara 8 vs Frensham 14, Win, 1-0
- Y703 Tara 9 vs Frensham 16, Loss, 4-6
Despite the early wake up required to arrive at Frensham for many of the Tara teams, the long journey paid off and we were rewarded with some great results and competitive games. The Senior Firsts played a tough game against Frensham, although they lost, they managed to apply new skills from training sessions and push through a difficult game with only one sub. The Senior Seconds won an exciting game with almost every team member scoring a try. A highlight of the game was Evelyn J's breathtaking try. Tara Team 3 also played a strong and competitive game against Meriden, with the final score being one point ahead in Tara's favour. Our Junior teams also performed well, a special congratulations to the year 7 players who demonstrated confidence and teamwork even though, for some, it was their first experience of the IGSSA competition.
- S01 Tara 1 vs PLC Sydney 2, Loss, 0-10
- S07 Tara 2 vs PLC Sydney 7, Win, 4-1
- S07 Tara 3 vs PLC Sydney 6, Loss, 2-4
- J01 Tara 4 vs Meriden 4, Win, 13-4
- J03 Tara 5 vs Danebank 2, Loss, 2-5
- J05 v J07 Tara 6 vs Tara 7, Loss, 2-3
- J07 v J05 Tara 7 vs Tara 6, Win, 3-2
- Y701 Tara 8 vs Meriden 7, Win, 5-2
- Y703 Tara 9 vs Danebank 4, Loss, 3-7
This round marked another fantastic series of games. The Tara 1 team played a tough game against PLC, despite their loss, the game provided a great opportunity to tackle new skills including, switches, dummies and scoops and improve teamwork to prepare for the upcoming games. Tara 2 won an exhilarating game against PLC, even though they had no subs, the team managed to pull off an exciting win. A highlight of the game was Sienna E’s try, where she ran across the distance of the whole field on the wing. The junior teams also participated in some exciting games, with the Junior firsts achieving a fantastic win of 13-4 against Meriden. Tara 6 and Tara 7 had the opportunity to play a friendly game against each other, which was extremely close with Tara 7 only just taking the win. Overall, it’s been a great weekend of touch football, notwithstanding the wet and muddy grounds.
- S01 Tara 1 vs MLC 1, WET
- S07 Tara 2 vs Tara 3, WET
- S07 Tara 3 vs Tara 2, WET
- J01 Tara 4 vs Santa Sabina 4, WET
- J03 Tara 5 vs Frensham 10, Loss, 2-7
- J05 Tara 6 vs MLC 7, Loss, 2-4
- J07 Tara 7 vs MLC 8, WET
- Y701 Tara 8 vs MLC 9, WET
- Y703 Tara 9 vs Frensham 17, Loss, 5-15
Due to weather constraints, several games were cancelled this weekend. However, the Junior 2nds, Junior 3rds and Year 7 team still had the opportunity to play. Despite their losses, it was a great weekend full of competitive games. The girls were given the opportunity to apply specialised skills, tactics and teamwork that had been practised at training into their games and are eager to win their upcoming games. Good luck for next week!
Mia - Touch Football Captain
- S03 Tara 1 vs Frensham 1, Loss, 8-11
- S07 Tara 2 vs Frensham 2, Win, 9-6
- J05 Tara 3 vs Frensham 5, Loss, 2-14
The water polo firsts had a good start to the season despite the early wake up to get to Frensham by 7:30. The girls already seem like they’ve been playing together for years, with the majority attempting to score a goal and Chyna T even taking an elbow to the face for the team.
Team 2 had an amazing game, keeping their lead in each quarter. Henrietta MH particularly stood out, managing to score the majority of the goals and Evelyn D had also some good saves as goalie.
Our water polo team 3 had a hard game but played very well considering many of the Year 7 students have never played water polo before and it was their first time playing as a team. Good job everyone for playing hard the first week back to school and good luck with your next games!
- S03 Tara 1 vs Santa Sabina 1, Loss, 2-14
- S07 v S05 Tara 2 vs Santa Sabina 2, Friendly-Loss, 4-12
- J05 Tara 3 vs Santa Sabina 4, Loss, 2-14
Even though the Senior 1st team were completely smashed - they had fun in the process, putting their all in the game. With the usual goalie away, players filled in and Chyna T had some very good saves.
The Senior 2nds had a good game, especially since they were playing a team from two divisions above.
The Junior team played really well, figuring out how their team plays best and the different skills that everyone has. Something that many of the new water polo players find hard is remembering the rules – and there are a lot of them so it might take a while. They are coming along well.
- S03 Tara 1 vs Kincoppal Rose Bay 1, Loss, 6-17
- S07 Tara 2 vs Meriden 5, Win, 8-14
- J05 Tara 3 vs Kincoppal Rose Bay 4, Loss, 2-14
Everyone in the Senior 1st team played really well, especially since two of their players were away and had no subs. By the end of the game everyone was tired but continued to push through it and get a few more goals.
The Senior 2nds won their game, making their total 2/3!! The girls all worked together and were able to get goal after goal in. They utilised their individual skills and worked out what positions suit them best during the game, whether it’s goalie, attack or defence.
The Junior 1sts had another hard game, but still managed to continue playing. All the girls are now used to working together and can begin to develop new skills and tactics besides just remembering what the rules of water polo are!
Good luck to all teams in your games!!
Hannah - Water Polo Captain
Interhouse Rhythmic Gymnastics
We saw many girls participate in rhythmic gymnastics at the carnival who each had amazing performances. Many girls participated with hoop in the novice category, with Lara T (Hake) placing as runner-up, and Arnvi M (Hake) and Sophia K (Walker) together as the champion, demonstrating incredible control of the apparatus. In the intermediate category girls performed with rope. Olivia L (Hake) placed runner-up, with Jordan H (Waugh) and Siena L (Walker) together placing as the champion, with use of exceptional technique. In the advanced category, girls performed with a range of apparatus and Jacquelyn L (Crawford) placed runner-up and Janice Y (Waugh) placed as champion, both displaying their skill and hard work throughout the year. Overall, Crawford came first with an amazing 272 points. Waugh followed closely at second, Walker at third and Hake placing fourth on the day. Congratulations to the winners, and all girls who participated!
Siena - Rhythmic Gymnastics Captain
Interhouse Artistic Gymnastics
The Interhouse Gymnastics carnival for 2020 was one like no other. In order to adapt to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 environment, artistic gymnastics and sport aerobics followed a new system. Girls participating in championship events were judged and performed on different days, some during lunch and others after school. A special congratulations to the champions of all categories. The Novice Artistic Champion was Emily S (Walker) and the runner up was Antonia S (Crawford), the Intermediate Artistic Champion was Mikaela A (Waugh) and the runner up was Ruby D (Crawford), and the Advanced Artistic Champion was Meghann B (Hake) and the runner up was Angela V ( Waugh). Terrific efforts by all participants! The final artistic results concluded that in fourth place was Walker with 657 points, third was Crawford with 725 points, second was Hake with 736 points and the Champion Artistic House was Waugh with 753 points. Holding championship and participation events on separate days allowed all girls to take part in the participation events on the day of the carnival. Overall the day ran smoothly and was a success, despite the differences to the structure of the carnival. A highlight of the day was watching the grade sports aerobics routines, which showed immense house spirit and encouraged girls to try out new skills and improve their confidence. The group results of sport aerobics are as follows, Junior Sport Aerobics Champion Walker and runner up Hake and Senior Sport Aerobics Champion Crawford and runner up Hake. Congratulations to all participants for their efforts and entertaining performances. Thank you to Mrs Oakley, Ms Musto, and all the teachers who contributed and made the day as special as it was!
Angela - Artistic Gymnastics Captain
Girls are to refer to the Careers pages on Canvas for links to current prospectuses from institutions, early entry programs and closing dates, scholarships etc.
Mrs Michelle Williams - Careers Coordinator
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Careers Newsletter - 28 October 2020
Careers Newsletter - 5 November 2020
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