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:
(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.
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
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.
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:
|Year 7||Year 8|
|Beatrix Rivers||Nicola Allen|
|Ilaria Roncolato||Kate Ambrogio|
|Jemima Louie Smith|
|Year 9||Year 10|
|Olivia Dennison||Maeve Hopper|
|Emily Wu||Charlotte Newton|
|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|
|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|
Well done to all.
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
An Imaginative Drawing
Eve Wilson is a student in Year 7 and she has worked for many hours on this beautiful imaginative drawing.
Head of Visual Arts
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
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|
|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.
Primary PDHPE and Sport Co-ordinator
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|
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.
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|
Congratulations to the following students who performed in Ms Jo Burton’s studio concert on Wednesday 13 November in DB1:
Congratulations also to the following students who performed in Ms Helen Saltos’ studio concert on Friday 15 November in DB1:
|Scarlett Gibson Williams|
Congratulations to the students who performed as a part of Ms Kylie Bailey’s studio concert on Monday 18 November DB1:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
School Shop Manager
P & F Events
Sunday 24 November
Year 3 Parents & Girls End of Year Party
Royal Prince Edward Yacht Club
Wolseley Road, Point Piper
Refer to invitation for TryBooking link
Friday 15 November
Friday 29 November
Year 7 End of Year Cocktail Party
The Tilbury Hotel
12-18 Nicholson St,
Woolloomooloo NSW 2011
Per head (for food) $35
Drinks can be purchased at the bar
Via TryBooking link;
Simon Hallgath-Jolly or Year 7 Class Parents
Go to the Parent Portal for contact information
President of the P&F Association