Celebrating who we are has been a focus this week. Our indigenous girls showcased their cultures at assembly on Wednesday. They certainly did their families, communities and boarding proud. These young ladies have been working with Miss MJ for weeks, painting, learning dances and making their own skirts. One of the girls approached me and asked if I would powder her during her dance. She said it would be an honour for me to do so. I checked with Miss MJ to see if this was appropriate and what the significance was. She explained that it is a sign of mutual respect for you to do this. I was thrilled to have been asked. I also learned something further about our girls and their culture.
Boarding programs are only as strong as the people in it. We are fortunate to have boarders and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds and cultures. This helps our girls appreciate others and helps them to learn about each other in a tangible way, not from books and media.
This weekend we look forward to dressing up and supporting our girls involved in the musical. Our senior girls are heading to Yeppoon Lagoon to be treated to a BBQ by the St Brendan’s boys where we plan on beating them in some games of touch football on the beach.
Enjoy the remainder of your week.
Head of Boarding