SCEGGS DARLINGHURST

Anglicare Toys and Tucker
Every girl in the School is asked to contribute towards providing a Christmas gift for a child of a certain age group which will be collected at our School Christmas Service on Monday 2 December. Most of these gifts will go to Anglicare who will then deliver them to families struggling with poverty in our city. This always brings a lot of joy to the children as well as the parents. Some parents feel ashamed that they cannot provide a gift for their children due to their circumstances and our donations help them to have something to celebrate during Christmas. Form and class teachers will help the students to plan and prepare for this activity over the next few weeks.

“Mr Lee-Lindsay needs new undies”
For those new to our community I would like to introduce you to our socks and undies drive. There are a number of welfare organisations that are always asking for NEW socks and undies for their clientele. This is a serious issue amongst the homeless in terms of hygiene and good foot care. This is a whole school activity and because we want to get a variety of sizes this is how we would like the different year groups to donate:

Primary
(Kindergarten, Year 1, Year 2) – Girls Socks and/or Undies for 3 to 7 year olds.
(Years 3 and 4) – Boys Socks and/or Undies for 3 to 7 year olds.
(Years 5 and 6) - Socks and/or Undies for 8 to 12 year olds.

Secondary
Year 7 – men’s medium undies and/or socks
Year 8 – women’s medium undies and/or socks
Year 9 - men’s large undies and/or socks
Year 10 – women’s large undies or socks
Year 11 – men’s or women’s small undies or socks

Students are welcome to leave their donations in the basket outside the Chapel for collection, like what we do for Harvest Festival (only we will not decorate the chapel with the items!) I will distribute our collection to local organisations in the last week of Term 4. Thank you in anticipation.

Rev. Garry Lee-Lindsay
School Chaplain

 

 

Years K – 2 Concert and End of Year Celebrations

We are all looking forward to this year’s K – 2 Concert, “The Animal Band”, to be performed this Friday at 2:00pm in SCEGGS Great Hall. The musical is a story about caring for our planet, and is a wonderful collaboration of Music, Drama and Art. The girls have delighted in their preparations for their final performance, and we know the audience will love it too!

The final day of the school year for our Years K – 2 girls is Wednesday 4 December. On this last day, Years K – 2 parents are invited to join us at 2:00pm in the Primary Playground to enjoy some special Christmas celebrations.

We look forward to seeing you at both these end of year events!

Good Luck Year 6!

As our Year 6 girls enter their final days of their Primary schooling, we thank them for being the terrific people they are, and for the wonderful leadership they have shown the younger girls this year. They are ready for the new challenges the Secondary School will present them, and they are excited! A wonderful party was held in SCEGGS Great Hall last Friday evening, for all the girls, their parents and their teachers, to celebrate the end of their Primary School years. And what a wonderful celebration it was. Thank you so very much to those parents who organised it all – it was brilliant!

Parents are also invited to a special Years K – 6 Assembly, to be held on Friday 29 November at 12:20 pm in SCEGGS Great Hall, at which we will farewell Year 6 and wish them every success and happiness in the next stage of their learning journey.

Elizabeth Cumming
Head of Primary

 

 

The International Competitions and Assessment for Schools - English is Australia-wide and Global and is administered annually by The University of New South Wales.

Of the 346 girls in Years 7-10 who sat the English competition in 2019, 14 received High Distinction Awards (the top 1% of participants), 53 Distinction Awards (the next 10%), 86 Credit Awards (the next 25%) and 25 Merit Awards (the next 10%)

Congratulations to those girls who achieved High Distinctions and Distinctions:

High Distinctions

Year 7 Year 8
Beatrix Rivers Nicola Allen
Ilaria Roncolato Kate Ambrogio
Ruby Cooney
Laura Davies
Samara Foulds
Sienna Monahan
Jemima Louie Smith
Katherine Wardlaw

 

Year 9 Year 10
Olivia Dennison Maeve Hopper
Emily Wu Charlotte Newton

Distinctions

Year 7 Year 8
Maggie Harper Lydia Bodsworth
Josephine Jarvie Samantha Dawson
Eleanor Lawson Leilani Howitt
Georgina Madsen Alexandra Kuo
Catherine Park Coco Lavigne
Julia Richards Mathilde Leys
Lillian Shields Alice Martin
Simone Turner Jessica Millin
Chiara Weaver Scarlett Moir
Alexandra West Eliza Newton
Jemima Woodman Leyla Ozen
Zi Qi Zheng Mietta Paipetis
Helena Piazza
Angelica Philips
Arella Plater
Ivy Rush
Luella Smith

 

Year 9 Year 10
Amy Ambrogio Zoe Abicht
Maya Barnett Cassidy Cogin
Clare Crawford Juleena High
Emily Feller Claudia Hunt
Lucia Gelonesi Marie Karantanis
Alice Harper Isabella Machliss
Lucy Juneja Hannah Mavrakis
Laura Lowe Olivia McGrath
Ella McGrath Gretel Payne
Kiara Wijesinghe Olivia Slater
Mary Williams Emily Weaver
Jessalyn Xia
Lynette Zhang

Well done to all.

Marilyn Pretorius
Head of English

 

 

SRC Mother/Daughter Breakfast

Thank you to everyone who supported our SRC Breakfast in support of Wayside Chapel. Our guest speaker Jon Owen, CEO and Pastor from Wayside, was an engaging and inspirational speaker, who talked to us about the work and mission of Wayside, including their Christmas initiative to “Donate a Plate”. This initiative seeks to ensure that “those experiencing homelessness and social isolation can enjoy a free meal (with all the trimmings!) on Christmas Day, surrounded by a loving community.”

To find out more about “Donate a Plate” please see the following link: https://donate.waysidechapel.org.au/event/donate-a-plate

SCEGGS SRC

 

 

An Imaginative Drawing

Eve Wilson is a student in Year 7 and she has worked for many hours on this beautiful imaginative drawing.

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Katrina Collins
Head of Visual Arts

 

 

Primary News

Poor Air Quality Co-curricular training

Parents are reminded to check SCEGGS Twitter for information about any co-curricular training session or Saturday games.

What may look like a nice clear day, may have dangerous levels of particles in the air that are not immediately visible. We take advice from the NSW Government Air Quality Indicator.

Year 6 Basketball Players – Trials for Junior Team 2020

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In following up from our announcement at school assembly and email to your parents earlier in the term, just a reminder that we are going to be trialling this term for the Junior (Years 6/7) Basketball team. Trial details below:

Date Wednesday 27 November
When 6:45-8am
Where School Sports Hall
Open to All girls in Years 6 who are currently playing basketball either at a representative level or school level

Come and see Ms Connolly if you have any concerns or queries about this

Year 3 Football

The Year 3 Footballers have had a great season so far. Parents please remember to arrive 30mins prior to the scheduled start time, and ensure your daughter has a full water bottle.

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Sue Phillips
Primary PDHPE and Sport Co-ordinator

 

 

Secondary News

Easts Touch Semi Finals

Good luck to all our touch teams who are involved In semi-finals this weekend.

GRADE TEAM A TEAM B GAME POSITION FIELD TIME
Junior A SCEGGS 6 KRB 6 2 v 3 2nd Queens Park 3 8:00am
Year 7 A SCEGGS 14 Wenona 17 5 v 6 5th Queens Park 4 8:00am
Senior A SCEGGS 1 Kambala 1 2 v 3 3rd Queens Park 3 9:40am
Junior B SCEGGS 7 Kambala 6 1 v 4 4th Queens Park 1 10:30am
Year 7 B SCEGGS 15 Wenona 18 5 v 6 5th Queens Park 4 12:10pm
Junior D SCEGGS 8 SVC 3 2 v 3 3rd Queens Park 3 12:10pm
             
Junior J SCEGGS 12 KRB 14 5 v 6 5th Queens Park 15 11:00am
Junior K SCEGGS 13 Loreto 8 2 v 3 3rd Queens Park 13 11:50am
             
Senior C SCEGGS 2 Schols 1 2 v 3 3rd Reservoir Field 5 8:00am
Year 7 D SCEGGS 16 Schols 5 5 v 6 5th Reservoir Field 2 8:50am
Senior D SCEGGS 3 KRB 3 5 v 6 5th Reservoir Field 6 8:50am
Year 7 E SCEGGS 17 Schols 6 2 v 3 3rd Reservoir Field 4 9:40am
Senior F SCEGGS 4 Ascham 6 1 v 4 4th Reservoir Field 1 10:30am
Junior E SCEGGS 9 Loreto 6 1 v 4 4th Reservoir Field 3 10:30am
Senior G SCEGGS 5 Wenona 8 5 v 6 5th Reservoir Field 6 11:20am
Junior H SCEGGS 11 KRB 13 2 v 3 2nd Reservoir Field 4 12:10pm
Junior G SCEGGS 10 Wenona 15 2 v 3 2nd Reservoir Field 5 12:10pm

 Alison Gowan
Director of Sport

 

 

 The Australian women are the current World Champions and we hope to see them go all the way again in 2020.

The ICC Women's T20 World Cup is the biennial international championship for women's Twenty20 International cricket.

We’ve secured our own SCEGGS bay for the semi-finals (double header) at SCG on Thurs 5th March. These tickets are open to family and friends. Click here to get your tickets. Kids tickets only $5 and adults $35!

Tickets available until 29 November so get in quick.

Sue Phillips
Primary Sport Co-ordinator

 

 

Music Captain and Committee Members

Congratulations to the following girls who have been selected as Music Captain and Committee members for 2019 – 2020:

Music Captain & String representative Erin Zikos
Band representative Elenarose Plaister
Choral representative Annika Dietz
Rock representative Stella Gray

Vocal Concerts

Congratulations to the following students who performed in Ms Jo Burton’s studio concert on Wednesday 13 November in DB1:

Eleanor Purcell
Beatrix Rivers
Emma Kirkland
Zara Rubinsztein
Stella Burgess

Congratulations also to the following students who performed in Ms Helen Saltos’ studio concert on Friday 15 November in DB1:

Scarlett Gibson Williams
Dakota Kedzier-Hurst
Millicent Fairlie
Isabelle Lowe
Ava Nunley
Jemima Sirtes
Eva Harris
Emily Weaver
Lucie Natalizio
Annika Dietz
Marie Karantanis

Congratulations to the students who performed as a part of Ms Kylie Bailey’s studio concert on Monday 18 November DB1:

Elizabeth Lapham
Ella Fogarty
Molly Murray
Scarlett Pearce
Grace Waszczack-Gadd
Anabelle Lapham
Olivia Gock
Astrid Girdis
Isabella Habib

Well done girls – both concerts demonstrated your progression as vocalists and the careful teaching from Ms Jo Burton, Ms Helen Saltos and Ms Kylie Bailey. Thank you also to Ms Heidi Jones who accompanied both performances.

Music in the Community

Congratulations to members of Amati Strings who performed last Wednesday afternoon at the AGM of Royal Prince Alfred Hospital’s “Centre for Education and Workforce Development Centre” in Rozelle. The performance was very well received and special thank you to Mrs Anne Sweeney who had prepared the students for this event.

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Amati Strings

Well done also to members of the Madrigal Ensemble who performed last Thursday lunchtime at “Lindesay House” in Darling Point, as part of The National Trust of Australia (NSW) annual Christmas Gift Fair event. The students were sharing the Christmas cheer with a selection of carols. Special thank you to Ms Allison Harrigan for her direction and Ms Stephanie Holmes who accompanied the students for this event.

Twilight Concert – Thursday 14 November, Great Hall

Congratulations to the students who performed in last Thursday night’s Twilight Concert. It was wonderful to hear and see the array of performances from both Primary and Secondary ensembles from the Band, String and Chamber ensembles (Flute Choir, Clarinet ensemble and Percussion ensemble). It was a beautiful representation of the Co-curricular Music program.

Thank you to our tutors, accompanists and conductors who were involved in the concert: Mrs Anne Sweeney, Mrs Alexandra Dalman, Ms Nicole Barrett, Ms Dominique Gallery, Ms Kellie Grennan, Ms Jayne Groves, Mr Matt Moore, Ms Alison Ryan and Ms Stephanie Holmes.

Special thank you to Mr Peter Jewitt who co-ordinated the concert and to Mrs Bronwyn Cleworth who supported the evening.

This was our final Musicale performance for the year. We look forward to sharing more with you in 2020.

Does your instrument require a service?

A reminder for some families who are currently hiring an instrument through the Music Department. It would be helpful for the Music Department to know whether your instrument will require a service and a clean over the Christmas holiday period. The holidays are a great opportunity to do this so that your instrument is ready for the new year.

If you would like this for your school instrument, could you please contact our Music Administrator, Ms Stephanie Holmes before Friday 22 November in Week 6 for us to check what needs to be done. The instruments would then need to be handed into the Music Department by Monday 2 December in Week 8.

Upcoming performances and events in Term 4:

Years K to 2 Concert – SCEGGS Great Hall Friday 22 November, 2 - 2:45pm.

Pauline Chow
Head of Music

 

 

Theatre Excursions - School of Rock & War Horse

We have secured a limited number of tickets to two exciting theatre events that will take place early in the 2020 school year. Registration of participation is now open.

School of Rock is a musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and is based on the film of the same name. The show features many talented young musicians in the cast. This show plays the Capitol Theatre in Haymarket. We will attend on Thursday 6 February at 7pm. (Term 1, week 2)

“War Horse” is the theatre juggernaut that originated at the National Theatre in London. It is a masterwork of theatricality, cleverly employing puppetry and stagecraft to transport us to another time and place. The play is based on the popular novel by Michael Morpurgo. It is not to be missed. We will attend on Thursday 27 February at 7:30pm. The show plays at the Lyric Theatre at Star City in Pyrmont.

These theatre excursions are open to all girls across Years 7-12 in 2020. Permission letters are now available and may be obtained from Mr Eyers.

Saving SCEGGS – Opening Night

Production week has arrived, and our enthusiastic young actors and crew have been attending to final preparations for “Saving SCEGGS” by Linden Wilkinson.

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The original play was commissioned in 2015 by Ms Inga Scarlett and received its premier production as a promenade performance. The audience would travel to various locations around the school to engage with the actors and locations.

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In this revival production to signal the School’s 125th year, our Director, Ms Eddi Goodfellow brings the school and its story to The Great Hall.

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With two out of the four performances already SOLD OUT, the season looks set to be a triumphant one with the school community taking a trip down memory lane and celebrating the extraordinary feat saving SCEGGS was.

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Years 7-10 cast and crew will present “Saving SCEGGS” by Linden Wilkinson from Thursday 21 November to Saturday 23 November at 7pm. There will also be a matinee on Saturday 23 November at 3pm. Bookings are now open from TryBooking.

 BTGG 2019 11 21 Drama poster

Theatre Terms

Ensemble/Chorus
This term is typically reserved for cast members in musicals and plays. They are performers who create the background and the world of the show. They don’t necessarily have lines or solo songs but appear in group scenes and musical numbers to give a sense of context. They are a vital contribution to the stage picture and just as important as leading characters. The role of the chorus has its origins in Ancient Greek theatre.

“Acting is a sport. On stage you must be ready to move like a tennis player on his toes. Your concentration must be keen, your reflexes sharp; your body and mind are in top gear, the chase is on. Acting is energy. In the theatre people pay to see energy.” Clive Swift

Peter Eyers
Head of Drama

 

 

Lost Property - Reminder
As the school year draws to a close this is the final reminder to all who have misplaced school uniform and other miscellaneous items such as laptop bags, pencil cases, folders, casual clothes and sleeping bags.

We also have a sizeable collection of water bottles and lunchboxes.

The last day of trading for the School Shop will be Thursday 5 December 2019.

We will re-open on Monday 6 January 2020 to conduct uniform fittings for new and returning students. Please remember to book in an appointment.

Have a happy, safe holiday season and I look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Clare Reid
School Shop Manager

 

 

 
P & F Events
     
Sunday 24 November
Year 3 Parents & Girls End of Year Party
Time
3:00-6:00pm
Where
Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club
Wolseley Road, Point Piper
Cost
Adults $35
Children $15
Siblings welcome
Online Booking
Refer to invitation for TryBooking link
RSVP
Friday 15 November 
Friday 29 November
Year 7 End of Year Cocktail Party
Time
6:30pm 
Where
The Tilbury Hotel 
12-18 Nicholson St,
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Cost
Per head (for food) $35
Drinks can be purchased at the bar
Online Booking  
Via TryBooking link;
Contact
Simon Hallgath-Jolly or Year 7 Class Parents
Go to the Parent Portal for contact information 

 

Penny Gerstle
President of the P&F Association