For four nights last week, there were performances of the joint QMC and Scots production of Annie. The cast, comprised largely of Middle School students, impressed with their focused acting, lively dancing and tuneful singing. I, along with the Headmaster of Scots College, attended the show on the opening and final nights: both performances were packed, with the audience leaving uplifted by this charming production. My thanks go to all the teachers and staff involved in this thoroughly entertaining, fast-moving and slick production.
There were also girls away attending summer tournament fixtures in triathlon, rowing, water polo and tennis. I have received very positive feedback about the girls’ excellent behaviour while away and commend these girls for representing the school so well. This was the first time QMC has sent a tennis team to tournament so it was very pleasing to see them win a creditable 5th national placing.
Prior to the Easter break was our traditional service in the Cathedral with readings by Year 13 students. We are indeed fortunate with our inner-city location as we have access to a number of churches for our various services.
Although the girls leave for Easter on Wednesday, teachers return on Thursday for whole school professional development, the theme being: What does it mean to be a functioning citizen in a digitally enabled world? New technologies are changing all aspects of the way we work, learn and live and it is vital that we as a school are informed and open-minded about their potential to improve learning and teaching.
Have an enjoyable Easter break.