Boarding continues to be a very busy place. Last weekend we were lucky to have a roast on a spit, which was a lot of fun. Thank you to Martin and his catering team for doing this for us. It was very delicious. Also on matters catering, two of our students, Dannielle Wilhelm (Year 10, Byrne) and Kayla Dickins (Year 10, O’Donnell) helped out at the Parish Dinner last weekend. Thanks go to these two girls who did an outstanding job.
It is Field Day season and Santa Maria was at Newdegate last week. Next week we will be at Mingenew. It is a wonderful opportunity to meet our families closer to home and something Santa Maria very much values.
There has been a buzz of social activity with girls attending various functions recently; the Aquinas Dinner Dance and socials at PLC and Clontarf. On Monday night the Year 8 boarders who had undertaken the Image Power Course earlier in the year, had a celebratory meal to mark the completion of the course. It was a privilege to take the girls out and they enjoyed the evening so much there has been a request from them for a repeat of such an event. This weekend, we have the much awaited Aquinas Boarders Ball and of course we will be providing transport for those girls attending.
Hockey and netball are building up with finals fever, even in Boarding. The girls who have participated in the sporting fixtures throughout the season and attended training week in and week out can be proud of their achievements. We wish our finalists well this weekend.
Mrs Bernie Marshall has completed her time working in Boarding as Mrs Karen Goeman returns from leave. Karen is a very proud grandmother. She has been in Queensland welcoming her new grandson Darcy into the world. Our congratulations go to Karen and her family. Thank you to Bernie for the wonderful job she has done with the Ursula House boarders.
Parents are reminded the Boarding House will remain open for the Senior School Study Day next Tuesday 15 September. Leave forms for the September/October holidays have been sent home and parents are asked to please forward requests for transport as soon as they are able. The Boarding House will remain open over the holidays for our Year 12 boarders. Again, indication of when your daughters will be here will be very much appreciated.
There will be a Boarders Parent Meeting on the final day of term, Friday 25 September. A light lunch will be served and all are welcome. The meeting will commence at 11.00 am. I look forward to your company then.
Ms Linda Bulloch, Head of Boarding