We have reached the end of Term 1 and look forward to celebrating Easter this weekend and enjoying a time of rest afterwards. This term has been full of activities, with girls engaging in a variety of cocurricular activities to complement their learning.
Last week, we saw a triumphant production of the Senior School musical, Annie, at The Concourse in Chatswood. The show was amazing and showcased the talents and growth of the cast and crew. It was a fitting culmination of the hard work expended since the first rehearsals were held in Term 4 last year. Thank you to the staff whose commitment to the girls made this experience in a professional theatre a reality, particularly the director, Ms Annemaree McLeod.
Last Saturday also saw the final round of matches for Term 1 sports. I was impressed by the tenacity and improvement in skills displayed by the girls across several sports. Thank you to the parents for taking your daughters to their matches and encouraging fair play, teamwork and personal skill development.
On Sunday, girls involved in Cadets travelled to Singleton for the Annual Field Exercise (AFX). The girls joined the Advance Party which had arrived at Singleton on Friday. Despite a gloomy and sodden departure, all cadets (and staff) were relieved to arrive at Singleton in fine weather. The AFX brings together the learning undertaken over the training year and is a great opportunity for girls to demonstrate their growth. Thank you to the staff who are attending the camp.
During the holiday period, a group of Year 9 girls will complete their Adventurous Journey component of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. Furthermore, selected cadets will perform catafalque party duties at several dawn services on ANZAC Day, followed by services at Trinity Grammar School and Meriden on the first day of Term 2, Wednesday 26 April.
Please be reminded that girls wear the winter uniform in Terms 2 and 3. Please ensure that your daughter’s winter uniform is ready to be worn from the first day of Term 2. The Uniform Shop is well-stocked and eager to meet your uniform needs.
After an industrious term, I hope the girls and the wider Meriden community take time to pause and reflect on Easter. At this time of the year, we consider the wonder of the cross and that through Jesus’ death and resurrection, the price of sin is paid for us, and we, therefore, can be welcomed into God’s family.