Term 1 has been another busy time full of learning and achievements. Given the delayed start, we have packed a lot in. Like the rest of society, we continue to be affected by COVID absences for staff and students alike. I want to thank our girls, teachers and extended staff for their hard work and understanding.
We hosted many events including assemblies, action tours and investitures. Some were face to face and others had to be online. It was also pleasing to see parents able to attend many of these events on campus. This includes face to face Learning Conversations this week and last. We hope many of you have been able to take the opportunity to discuss your daughter’s academic progress.
We have several big academic events coming in Term 2 for which specific details will follow. Our Year 3, 5, 7 and 9 students will be sitting annual NAPLAN testing in May. For the first time, this will predominantly be in an online environment. Whilst the opinions of NAPLAN continue to polarise, from Girls Grammar’s point of view, we see it as an opportunity to provide us with information about your daughter’s academic progress along with our pedagogical practices. We encourage all students to participate but also acknowledge there can be valid reasons for withdrawal. Please watch out for specific communications about NAPLAN early in Term 2. Other academic events will include Maths Teams Challenges.
I would like to thank our parents for your continuing support of Girls Grammar in our work educating your daughters. The trust you place in us is at the forefront of our minds with every decision we make. Whether it be supporting us in ensuring your daughter attends each and every day or in making sure she has proper opportunity to study appropriately at home, we value the partnership of girl-parent-school.
I would like to personally wish all girls and families a safe, relaxing and well-earned Easter break.
Dr John Fry
Deputy Principal - Studies