Posted on March 10, 2016
International Women’s Day
This week we have celebrated International Women’s Day across various sections of the school with Junior Schools, Middle Schools and Year 12s all hosting assemblies to talk about the importance of this day. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. On Tuesday our School Leaders chose to symbolically paint the nails of students (and staff) in the Senior College in the 3 colours of the Women’s Suffrage Movement, Green, White and Violet. This year’s theme was #pledgeforparity and it was terrific to see our boys and girls engage in discussion about these issues. Girls in Year 5-9 were given ribbons to wear and our Girls’ Middle School Leaders, Kim Maher and Kate Swain, organised an assembly dedicated to the day. Included in the assembly was a video that featured girls and women from Tintern speaking about what it means to them to be a girl. You can watch the video below.
Congratulations to all students who competed in the House Athletics Carnival in on Friday 26 February. It was a fantastic day in which students displayed great House spirit and support of their peers. It was pleasing to see so many students and staff dressed up in their House colours and participating so willingly in track and field events. Congratulations to all students for your participation whether you ran, jumped, threw or cheered on your teammates – all of your efforts contributed to a highly enjoyable day! House activities are a tradition of our school and a great opportunity for students to work with different students of varying ages and create a positive team environment. This was the first major House event of the year, and for our Year 7s the first time they have represented their House. This week students began rehearsals for the House Music competition which will take place throughout Term 2.
Year 7 and 8 Camp preparation
Over the past week our Year 7 and 8 girls have been spending time preparing for their upcoming camps at Merricks (Year 7, 21-24 March) and Valley Homestead (Year 8, 11-15 April). Form Mentors and Year 10/11 Outdoor Education Leaders have been speaking with the girls about the types of activities they will be undertaking and what they need to prepare in terms of equipment and food. There have been trangia (camping stove) and tent demonstrations as well as discussion around suitable clothing and menu items for their campouts.