On Sunday Kollar House reopened for our Year 11 and 12 boarders who returned. Over the last few weeks the boarding staff have been completing some little jobs around the boarding house and sprucing up the boarding precinct gardens – these little improvements were their way of saying they were looking forward to the girls’ return and wanted the boarding house to be as welcoming as possible. It was lovely to see the girls arrive, to say hello as they entered with their bags and to see their bedrooms transform from bare rooms to lovely personal spaces reflecting each student’s personality and style. Most significantly, it was wonderful to feel the warmth of the boarding house as the halls were again filled with their laughter and chatter.
In reopening the boarding house, we have had to implement a number of restrictions. I am genuinely appreciative of the way the girls have reacted to these changes, to their maturity and understanding. We are keeping an eye on government updates on a daily basis, wanting to provide our girls with as many opportunities and experiences as soon as possible.
On Sunday 24 May, our girls from Years 7 to 10 will return. There are a number of students who are unable to return at this stage, for a variety of reasons. We are thinking of them and know that our community will not be complete until they too are able to once again be with us.
Mrs Deanne Johnston