Photo day 1B, which was washed out on 6 June, has been rescheduled to Monday 29 July, when all Primary and most of the remaining group photos will be taken.

Further details will follow shortly.

Contact Director of Administration Sarah Walters with any questions.



Inter-House Gym Results 2019
Congratulations to all the competitors!

Overall Places

Place                House                   
1st Beck
2nd Docker
3rd Langley
4th Christian
5th Barton
6th  Badham



House Rythmic
(out of 10)
(out of 10)
Badham 8.9 6.3 15.2 6th
Barton 8.5 7.4 15.9 5th
Beck 9.6 9.4 19 1st
Christian     9.2 7.0 16.2 4th
Docker 8 9.7 17.7 2nd
Langley 8 8.3 16.3 3rd




Primary Sport

Primary Athletics Carnival
Congratulations to all the Primary girls for a fabulous effort at the Athletics Carnival yesterday. It was wonderful to see so much participation in the field events, and optional 800m.

Thank you also to the teachers and coaches who worked very hard on the day to ensure things ran smoothly.

Congratulations again to everyone.


House Event   Old Record  
  New Record 
  Anjola Petrie 
Barton  800m 10 Years 
3:09.35 2:57.90
    Nancy Newton    
   800m 11 Years   
2:55.73 2:54.86

    Age Champions  
  Name  House     Points   
8/9 Years Rosie Pallet Docker 38
10 Years      Camille Coonan         Christian   44
11 Years Alexandra Tavendale Docker 36
12 Years Stella Argyrides Badham 46

   Primary Championship  
Name House
Open 100m     Isla Hootman 0:15.02        Langley   


   Primary Running Cup    Name   Points  

Awarded to the
person who achieved
the most individual

 1st   Stella Argyrides       46  Badham
 2nd  Stella Manos  44  Langley
 2nd  Camille Coonan  44    Christian 



     Place                  House                  Total Points    
1st Langley 406
2nd Docker 351
3rd Christian 311
4th Barton 301
5th Badham 297
5th Beck 262

The squad for the IPSHA Athletics Team will be announced at the end of week 8.

A reminder that the Primary 1500m will be run at Athletics training on Monday 17 June at ES Marks Athletic field. The girls will take the bus to the field after school. Pick up at the field is at 4.50pm or outside the Sports Hall at approximately 5.20pm. Please email me if you would like your daughter to participate.

                Primary 100m Champion I. Hootman. Overall Primary Champion S. Argyrides. Equal 2nd C. Coonan and S. Manos         Age Champions. R. Pallett C. Coonan A. Tavendale Z. Argyrides                

 Langley House leaders


IPSHA Touch Football and Year 3 Minkey Trials
Trials for Term III sport will be held at Moore Park, Cnr Robertson Road, on Tuesday 24 June. The girls will take the bus from SCEGGS to Moore Park at 3.15pm and can be picked up at the field at 4.50pm or return to school on the bus, arriving at the SCEGGS Sports Hall at approximately 5.20pm. Please ensure your daughter is wearing her SCEGGS Sports uniform and has a large water bottle.

Year 3
Girls will not be able to participate if they do not have a mouth guard and shin pads. Mouth guards can be purchased at the chemist and moulded at home. Hockey sticks can be purchased at large sports stores. The top of the stick should be in line with the waist when the stick is resting vertically on the ground.


Secondary Sport

Years 7-12 Athletics Carnival
ES Marks Field, Tuesday 18 June 2019

Roll Call: All students are to arrive at school as usual in correct sports uniform in time for Roll Call in their Form room at 8.20am.

Travel Arrangements: Since the Carnival may be cancelled if there is likelihood of rain it is essential that all students make their way to school and travel by hired coaches. No student is permitted to make her own way to the Carnival.

The School will leave ES Marks Field at approximately 2.30pm. All girls will be taken back to school on the buses. Under no circumstance can any girl make her own way home until dismissed after the return to school. If parents are present at the Carnival students may be dismissed at the conclusion of the Carnival, after contact has been made between the parent and the Form Teacher.

Uniform: Girls must wear their correct school sports uniform which can include a T-shirt in their House colours.
A school sports hat, sunscreen, and school jumper and/or school tracksuit, must be brought to the Carnival. Students will be sitting in an exposed area which can get very cold.

Lunch: There are no canteen facilities. All girls must bring their own lunch and plenty of water to drink during the day. No girl will be allowed outside the area for any reason.

Behaviour: SCEGGS has been very fortunate to have the opportunity to use the ES Marks Field. The staff at the venue have been very co-operative and helpful. Please return their hospitality by showing thoughtful behaviour.

Generally: There are to be no electronic devices, phones, Tablet PCs etc and definitely no chewing gum. Just bring your House spirit and participate enthusiastically.

All girls must sit in their allocated areas when they arrive at the venue.

NOTE: House Officials and competitors in the first three events will leave school on the first bus.

Sports Training/Rehearsals: There will be no sports trainings on the day.

There will be NO Secondary Music co-curricular rehearsals on the day of the Carnival.

St Peter’s Players will go ahead as scheduled.

Wet Weather: Be fully prepared for wet weather (umbrellas, raincoats, etc.). In the case of extremely inclement weather a decision will be made at 8.00am. If WET WEATHER results in the cancellation of the Carnival, we will operate on the Day 2 Timetable. Girls should be as prepared as possible for the day, although we will understand if they are not able to have every single thing they need for the four lessons!

Good luck to all Houses.

 Alison Gowan
Director of Sport




St Peter’s Players – Semester II New Directions

St Peter’s Players will take on new structure and content in Semester II. Exciting new classes include Dance and Acting for Camera. For the first time, we also welcome Year 5 to the St Peter’s Players experience. Participation will require re-enrolment and an indication of class selection(s). Correspondence communicating the revised format of our co-curricular program is available in the attached document. You will find the dates of all classes and our Tutor profiles.

Students are requested to submit their enrolment form to me no later than Monday June 17. Confirmation of classes will then be communicated in the last week of term.

Audition Notice - Savings SCEGGS
SCEGGS Darlinghurst will present Saving SCEGGS by Linden Wilkinson in Term IV. The play examines a critical chapter in the history of SCEGGS and will be a perfect way to enter the schools 125th celebrations in 2020.

Ms Eddi Goodfellow will be directing.

Auditions will be conducted at SCEGGS, St Peter’s Playhouse on Wednesday June 19 and Friday June 21 from 4.00pm to 6.00pm. Please note that the audition will take the form of a workshop and all applicants will audition together. You need not prepare anything but cold reads will be given on the day.

Callback auditions will be conducted on Tuesday June 25. Applicants will be contacted by email on Friday June 21 if they have received a callback audition and will be required to prepare an allocated speech.

The production will feature a cast of students from years 7 to 11 and you are invited to express your interest in auditioning. Please email your intention to audition to and include a headshot (this is only for identification purposes and may be taken with mobile phone or your school photo), some detail about your performance experience and your preferred audition day.

Production dates: Thursday November 21 to Saturday November 23 at 7.00pm. Saturday November 23 at 3.00pm

Venue: The Great Hall – SCEGGS Darlinghurst.


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Drama Tour: New York and Chicago – Booking extended
The Drama Department will be running a tour to the U.S.A. in April 2020. The tour is for girls in Years 10, 11 or 12 in 2020. You do not need to be a Drama student.

Date for deposits and Booking forms has now been extended to Thursday June 20.

Extension is not possible after this date. Please contact me for a Booking Form.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
All seats have now been taken for this excursion.


A Chorus Line: Opening Night - Thursday June 13
Huge "Chookas" to cast, crew and orchestra of our 2019 School Musical, A Chorus Line. Final preparations have realised an excellent production. The nuance, skill and passion that the students have committed to this very sophisticated work has been extraordinary. You are in for a real treat.

Thank you to the boys from Grammar, Knox and Shore who have completed the cast. And grateful thanks to parents and teachers who have supported the students through this experience. This musical, in particular, has been a taxing production physically and emotionally. All participants have risen to the challenge.

Tickets may be obtained from The Seymour Centre box office.

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“Music blows lyrics up very quickly, and suddenly they become more than art. They become pompous and they become self-conscious ... I firmly believe that lyrics have to breathe and give the audience's ear a chance to understand what's going on. Particularly in the theater, where you not only have the music, but you've got costume, story, acting, orchestra. There's a lot to take in.” 
Stephen Sondheim (Composer)

Peter Eyers
Head of Drama



Congratulations to Elizabeth Armour (Year 12) who is one of four students selected for a masterclass with Margaret Crawford in the Australian Flute Festival. This is a wonderful learning opportunity for Elizabeth who currently preparing her HSC Music 1 Performance program.

Year 11 Preliminary Music 1 and Music 2
Year 12 HSC Music 1 and 2/Extension Concerts
Well done to Year 11 and 12 students who performed in their respective class concerts. Year 11 students presented one piece each and Year 12 students presented two pieces each from their performance programs. Thank you to the class teachers Year 11 – Ms Alison Ryan (Music 1) and Ms Stephanie Holmes (Music 2), Mr Peter Jewitt (HSC Music 2) for their work preparing the students. Special thank you to Ms Heidi Jones for her accompaniment.

Contemporary Strings – Ardency Trebartha
Well done to the members of the Contemporary Strings ensemble who performed a short lunch time concert for the residents of Ardency Trebartha. The audience were delighted by the performance and it was a lovely way for the students to share their music with the wider community. Thank you to Mrs Anne Sweeney (Director of Strings) for her preparation and direction of the performance.

Strings at Ardency Trebartha

No rehearsals on Tuesday 18 June for Secondary Ensembles
Due to the Athletics Carnival on Tuesday 18 June, there will be no rehearsals for Van Reyk Percussion Ensemble, Clarion Concert Band and Contemporary Strings.
Morning rehearsal for Bugles’ Band will take place as usual.

Upcoming performances:
Primary Piano Concert
Friday 21 June, Great Hall 3:30 – 4:15pm

Amati Strings Performance
Wednesday 19 June, RPA 12:30 – 1:30pm

SSO MTM Concert – Years 11 and 12 Music 1
Thursday 20 June, SOH 6 – 8:30pm

String Studio Concerts
Monday 24 to Wednesday 26 June, Primary Music Rooms 3:30 – 4:15pm

Pauline Chow
Head of Music



SPAN’s Women in Business and Finance networking event was held last Tuesday. Guests ranging from current students and teachers to Old Girls were privileged to hear from Sally Auld, Chief Economist and Head, AUS/NZ Fixed Income and FX Strategy at JP Morgan.

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Year 7 student Catherine Park provides an account of the evening below:

Dr Sally Auld is clearly a woman ahead of her time. She holds a distinguished position in the male-dominated field of economics, yet she doesn’t work in the industry because she believed it would give her a stable job; she does so because she has a passion for economics. And this enthusiasm is what makes her a truly remarkable person.

Last Tuesday, she delivered an insightful SPAN talk to an appreciative audience. The topics included the nature of the economics industry, her ideas about leadership, her life experiences and female representation. And yet, she still managed to provide countless take away messages all in ten minutes.

When she talked about her experience at JP Morgan, she provided a rather surprising fact. Women there make up only 20% of the workforce, and not many hold high-ranking positions. More hopefully, she discussed opportunities for women such as scholarships or looking for competent women in the industry and inviting them in.

As a natural SCEGGS feminist, I held a glass of orange juice in one hand and a microphone in the other and asked a pressing question; how will organic change come about so that women can feel comfortable joining male-dominated industries such as STEM or economics?

Dr Auld replied with a truthful, insightful response – organic change is happening, but it is not happening fast. She said that people are hired based on ability, not gender, yet women are sometimes intimidated by the male-dominant workforce or are not recruited based on their ability. She then offered a very notable piece of advice; if you want something, you must ask for it.

As the talk ended and the mingling began with an excess of snacks, tea and coffee, I began to think. I personally aspire to work in the Science industry which is, however, male dominated. And I now know that when I leave the school gates for the last time as a student at the end of 2024, the door-knocking will start for me.

These SPAN talks are one of a kind. They are home to a range of inspirational speakers who are unique, and these nights are a time to share tips, tricks and experiences. For me, they inspire, educate and entertain, and give me a new-found insight into industries outside of school.

And I will definitely be attending the next one!



In support of the 2019 Festival on Forbes, the SCEGGS Trust traditionally run the School Fees Raffle to raise money for the school. This year, all funds raised will go towards the Shining Light Program in support of the transformation of Wilkinson House.

To purchase tickets please go to:

First Prize: 50% of your daughter’s school fees in 2020

Runner Up Prizes: 4 x $250 voucher to the SCEGGS School Shop


Ticket Price: $100 for one ticket
  $175 for two tickets
  $400 for five tickets

The raffle will be drawn at 2.30pm on Sunday 25 August 2019. Winners will be notified and names published in the SMH.

Conditions of Entry:

   *50% Of one year’s school fees for one girl attending SCEGGS Darlinghurst in 2020
  Prizes must be taken in 2020
   *No cash alternative to be taken
  * Prizes may be transferred at the Head’s discretion
   *The girl may be entering any academic year in either the Primary or the Secondary
  School in 2020





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A charity initiative of the Cambodian House Building Team 2019. Raising funds for local projects in the villages where the SCEGGS team will be working.

More information will follow next week!


 Margaret Nilon
Social Justice Co-ordinator



BTGG 20190613 Refugee Week Logo

Refugee Week is Australia’s peak annual activity to inform the public about refugees and celebrate positive contributions made by refugees to Australian society. The first Refugee Week events were organised in Sydney in 1986 by Austcare. In 1987, the Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) became a co-organiser of the week, which became a national event from 1988. In 2001, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) coordinated the first World Refugee Day. The 2019 theme for Refugee Week in Australia is #WithRefugees.

The Refugee Council of Australia (RCOA) is the peak body supporting 200 organisations and 900 individual members who work to support the needs of refugees. You can read more about the work of the RCOA here. One of the organisations supported by RCOA is the House of Welcome at Granville. The House of Welcome provides support for asylum seekers living in the community by providing practical assistance in a variety of different ways. One such means includes their Food Bank where those with limited or no income can access familiar and nutritious food, as well as other important non-food items.

How can we help? The shelves very quickly run dry and the House of Welcome has trouble keeping up with the demand. In response, SCEGGS is running a K-12 food and non-food item drive in the last weeks of term, beginning on Monday June 17. More information about the House of Welcome can be found here

It would be wonderful to deliver in abundance to the House of Welcome at the end of term. Items are specified below by year group. Thank you in anticipation for your generosity.

Distribution of items

Year Group Item(s)
K-2 Honey, jam
3-4 Canned tuna (in oil), canned tomatoes, canned chickpeas, canned corn (not creamed), canned fruit
5-6 Instant noodles, basmati rice
7 Savoury biscuits
8 Shampoo & conditioner

Deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrush

10 Sugar, flour
11 Laundry detergent, dishwashing liquid
12 Coffee, tea, cooking oil

Please note: We pay heed to the wishes, habits and palates of those receiving our donated goods and respectfully request that you do not supply soup, baked beans or tinned spaghetti.

Margaret Nilon, Social Justice Coordinator and
Year 8 Form Classes



A window into the past
Hi there, I’m Emily, the new intern in the Business Office. As an intern, I find myself doing a myriad of tasks all for the purpose of gaining experience and lending a hand. One of these tasks is aiding Prue Heath in Archives.

Now to begin with, I believe the Archives office should not be named an Archives office at all, naming it a Treasure Trove, or a Brief History of 20th Century Australia would be much more appropriate.

Whilst I am only cataloguing the public research files, there have been gems of interesting information hiding between the yellowing envelopes - newspaper clippings, letters and diaries - which shine a light on the lives of ex-students, ex-teachers and their families.

One life these records took me to, was Kate Waddy. Whilst only here a brief time, Kate attended SCEGGS from 1899 to 1900. Kate wrote letters to a friend regarding her life as a SCEGGS Boarder.

Archive Article Kate Waddy Letters October 1889

Now Kate regarded the Boarding House as a “prison”. Although it seems to me, reading these letters, the Boarders had a rather full and exciting agenda. For example, they undertook leisurely visits to Bondi Beach and Manly with a spot of paddling and a picnic; played tennis, rowed with the girls and travelled into town for shopping, painstakingly deciding on a fancy dress for the upcoming ball.

Of course, the trials of a teenager don’t finish there. I couldn’t help but grin when she wrote to her friend “I am sure Keith Doyle never saw me kiss Fred Haydon”. Or wondering who sent her an anonymous invitation to The King’s School sporting event. Or sending apologies to Bruce as she didn’t invite him to a dance – on account of him not enjoying dancing.

These adventures were not faced alone. One of the frequent characters in Kate’s letters is Pearl Haydon. They become roommates in Kate’s second year at SCEGGS. It isn’t long till they are arranging camping trips for the school holidays, and Kate is having to wait for her one afternoon as “Pearl bought nearly every shop out”.

Another frequent character is James Hilton Doyle. Hilton as he preferred to be called, was a friend from her childhood who offered Kate a bit of friendly tennis rivalry and was a bike riding companion, With a little deduction, I discovered Hilton was also later to be Pearl’s husband.

It seems to me that the life Kate lived in the 19th Century was not so unfamiliar as a teenage girl from the 21st Century might live today.

Certainly, the vernacular and fashion might be quite different, although I can picture Kate on the train to Town Hall, shopping in Pitt Street Mall or even down at the beach with Pearl and her friends.

Emily Buckley



As we have some extra copies, if families would like a further copy of Lux from either last year or 2017, they are welcome to purchase one or more copies from Student Services. This offer remains open until the end of Term II, after which extra copies will be recycled.



P & F Events
Thursday 13 June
  Year 3 Class Parent Cocktail Party
 7.00pm    Private Home
 Cost    $60 (covers food and drink)
 Online Booking   Details to come
Sunday 16 June   Year 7 Class Parent
Barefoot Bowling & Burgers
1.00pm-5.00pm   The Greens Bowling Club, North Sydney
RSVP   14 June
Online Booking   Year 7 Barefoot Bowling & Burgers
Contact   Louise Hogan
Sunday 16 June   Year 9 Mother Daughter Pizza Night
5.00pm   Love Supreme, 180 Oxford St Paddington
Cost   $35 per head
RSVP    6 June 2019
Online Booking   Year 9 Mother Daughter Pizza Night
Contact   Sancia de Jersey
 Go to the Parent Portal for contact information