We enjoyed the Boarder Long Weekend travelling around the Central Highlands, touching base with our families. As a teacher in Capella and Emerald for many years and growing up in Blackwater, it was lovely to be back seeing the area looking lush and green.
We had 15 girls take advantage of the opportunity to travel home with us in the school van with drop offs at the Wowan turn- off, Dingo, Blackwater, Comet and Emerald. It was great to see so many of you and catch up. Deanne and I travelled and met with families at Emerald, Sapphire, Middlemount and Dysart and we would like to thank all of you that made the effort to join us. We found the time was well spent hearing about what is important to you. RGGS Old Girls are spread right through this area and we had some delightful, incidental encounters with them.
We also spent time planning our future visits to regional areas this year, hopefully aligning our visits with the local Shows in the area. As this newsletter goes out, Deanne and I are hoping to catch up with some of you tomorrow (Friday) in Gin Gin for a coffee on our way to our conferences in Brisbane and the Gold Coast.
The Year 12 girls have been working and playing hard this week. Long math tutorials after school on Wednesday were followed by a lovely evening eating dinner at the Giddy Goat. On Thursday, the girls and I will head down to the beach for a break from school and boarding. We have been enjoying cooked breakfasts on the Kollar deck while the younger boarders are away at camp. Assignments and exams are already playing a key part for the Year 12 girls with assessments and exams happening this week and next.
We are looking forward to all our girls returning from camp tomorrow afternoon and hearing of their adventures. Have a lovely weekend.
Ms Stacey McCarthy
Head of Boarding