Dr Benn
Head of Junior School

A goal of the leadership activities offered to Junior School girls is for students to develop a mindset of service leadership. This is a different view of leadership from the self-serving approach we often see in the world when leaders are concerned about personal power.

Leadership opportunities for the younger year groups generally occur through roles in the classroom. In later years, students can help younger girls through the “buddy” programs in Years 5 and 6, join service groups and take formal leadership roles. Each term, Class Captains and Vice Captains in Years 3 to 6 work with Mrs Cath Evans, Dean of Academic Care, to identify an area of need in the Junior School and implement a plan to help others.

All students in Year 6 can serve others through a leadership team. This year, the students have joined the SCG Team, Cultural Awareness Team, Creativity Team, Environmental Team, Library Team, Healthy Lifestyle Team and STEM Team. Each group will work with their supervising teacher to lead initiatives in their interest area, with a focus on helping younger students.

Some Year 6 students serve others through formal roles as Prefects and House Leaders. The Junior School Captain and Vice Captain, Prefects, House Captains and House Vice Captains were commissioned in a special Chapel service on Monday 5 February. In her first address as Junior School Captain, Catherine Meng encouraged the girls to serve each other with the compassion and love that Jesus exemplifies. A list of the House Leaders and Prefects is available here.

JSA Twilight Picnic

We look forward to spending time with Junior School families at the JSA Twilight Picnic on Saturday 17 February. Thank you to the JSA, led by Mrs Julia Lee, for planning the picnic.

More information about this event is available here.

Parent Forum

Managing Worry, Fear and Anxiety
Tuesday 20 February, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Wallis Auditorium

At the first Parent Forum for the year, clinical psychologists Dr Judith Locke and Dr Danielle Einstein will discuss ways in which parents can help their daughter manage her fears and worries and live a life not overly hindered by trepidation or self-imposed limits. Please note that the seminar is designed for parents and students should not attend.

In Week 5, Dr Locke and Dr Einstein will facilitate workshops with students in Years 5 and 6 to explore and develop techniques for managing typical fears and worries.