SCEGGS DARLINGHURST

Joey and Koala Sewing Patterns

BTGG 2019 12 5 Koala Mittens

Year 10 Design and Technology students along with several staff have been making koala mittens for the survivors of the recent fires. Members of the School community with sewing skills who would like to help, can find patterns and instructions for mittens as well as joey pouches in the attached files;

pdfJoey_Pouch_Making_Guidlines.pdf
jpegKoala_Mitten_Pattern.jpeg

These can be sent to:

Jacqui Fink
Little Dandelion
PO Box 126 
Balgowlah NSW 2093, Australia

Amnesty International Lolly Jar Guessing Competition

BTGG 2019 12 5 A Board and L Strugar Amnesty

Amelia Board and Lux Strugar from the Amnesty International Group Committee

The Amnesty International Group organised a lolly jar guessing competition to raise money for the St Vincent de Paul Society NSW Bushfires Appeal and the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital. Throughout last week students and staff donated gold coins at recess and lunch for a chance to win two tempting prizes. Donations can also be made at the following links;

This goes towards providing food, clothing, furniture and other essentials and funds to pay bills for families and communities affected.

Over 300 koalas have perished in the Port Macquarie region of NSW. Donating to the Port Macquarie Koala Hospital to help them to develop and build watering stationing for koalas.  

Bottles for the Bush

The School community is also encouraged to support this bottle and can recycling initiative, aiming to help rural families affected by drought and bushfires. The Primary Enviro Girls have been collecting bottles in Term IV for this cause. Details can be found at: https://www.bottlesforthebush.org.au/

Amnesty International, Year 10 Design and Technology classes and Primary Enviro Girls

 

 

Pocket Awards

Girls in the Secondary School who are awarded a blazer "Pocket" for excellence and outstanding achievement in a co-curricular activity may have their blazers embroidered only during holiday periods.

Blazers may be left at Student Services until 1:00pm on Monday 9 December when all blazers will be sent to the embroiderers.

Students with previous awards not yet embroidered can also leave their blazers at this time. All blazers will be dry cleaned before being embroidere
d, as this is a requirement of the embroiderers.

Blazers cannot be accepted after 1:00pm Monday 9 December. Any late submissions will need to wait until the next school holidays.

Embroidery and dry cleaning will be done during the holidays and the cost will be charged to your daughter’s account.

 

 

Group photographs taken on Photograph Day 3 on Thursday 17 October, can be ordered online at www.advancedlife.com.au using our school's unique 9 digit Online Order Code, available on the home page of the SCEGGS Portal. Ordering Envelopes for cash orders are available from Student Services in Reception or the Primary Office.

 

 

Pocket Awards

Girls in the Secondary School who are awarded a blazer "Pocket" for excellence and outstanding achievement in a co-curricular activity are able to have their blazers embroidered only during holiday periods.

Awards will be announced at Final Assembly
on Wednesday 4 December. Blazers may be left at Student Services after the assembly or at any time until 1:00pm on Monday 9 December when all blazers will be sent to the embroiderers.

Students with previous awards not yet embroidered can also leave their blazers at this time. All blazers will be dry cleaned before being embroidere
d, as this is a requirement of the embroiderers.

Blazers cannot be accepted after 1:00pm Monday 9 December. Any late submissions will need to wait until the next School Holidays.

Embroidery and dry cleaning will be done during the holidays and the cost will be charged to your daughter’s account.

 

 

Group photographs taken on Photograph Day 3 on Thursday 17 October, can be ordered online at www.advancedlife.com.au using our school's unique 9 digit Online Order Code, available on the home page of the SCEGGS Portal. Ordering Envelopes for cash orders are available from Student Services in Reception or the Primary Office.

 

 

There have been cases of head lice reported in the Secondary School. Head lice are very common in schools, and it is important that all parents check their daughter’s hair regularly and follow the necessary procedures if needed. For further information, please refer to the NSW Health Department: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/headlice/Pages/default.aspx.

 

 

There has been a confirmed case of Influenza A in the Secondary School. Influenza A is highly contagious, so please pay attention to any flu-like symptoms and see your GP as soon as possible if you are concerned.

Winter is the peak time to catch the flu, and in places like schools it can spread between children easily. It is passed from person to person by the droplets produced by coughing or sneezing and can also be picked up from touching surfaces that these droplets have landed on.

You and your child can help prevent this spread in several ways. If your child is unwell, keep them away from school or other activities, encourage them to cover their mouth or nose when coughing or sneezing and throw tissues straight in the bin, and make sure your daughter knows to wash her hands thoroughly and often, especially after coughing, sneezing or blowing her nose.

For further information see the fact sheet below:
http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Factsheets/influenza.PDF 

 

 

Primary Year Group Photographs have been re-scheduled to Monday 29 July, after rain forced Photograph Day 1B to be cancelled last term.

Some co-curricular photographs will also be taken on that day. Students can access the schedule on Cognito. If your daughter is taking part in a photograph on that day, please remind her to come to school dressed appropriately for the photograph: Blazers not jumpers are to be worn. Hair properly tied up with plain blue ribbon or scrunchies, rubber bands covered by ribbons. No jewellery for Primary students, Secondary students no jewellery except plain silver or gold stud earrings.

Please contact the School if you have any questions.

 

 

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. Please note that the Daughters, Granddaughters and Great-Granddaughters photo will be taken not on this day but on Wednesday 28 August.

Further details will follow shortly.

Contact Director of Administration Sarah Walters with any questions.

 

 

School Photograph Day

School photographs will be taken over two days: Secondary School individual and Year Group photographs will take place on Thursday 6 June and Primary School Individual and Year Group photographs and all sibling photographs will take place on Friday 7June.

Semester 1 Co-curricular photographs will take place over both days.

Orders for photograph packages can be placed securely online at www.advancedlife.com.au using our school’s unique 9 digit Online Order Code. Sibling photographs must be pre-ordered online up until midnight the day before photography.

The Online Order Code is located on the ordering envelope or on the Details page of the SCEGGS Parent Portal.

All girls in Years K-12 will have received an ordering envelope. Online portrait and group package orders are due by June 5.

 

Order your School photographs online or by ordering envelopes

School photographs will be taken over two days: Secondary School individual and Year Group photographs will take place on Thursday 6 June and Primary School Individual and Year Group photographs and all sibling photographs will take place on Friday 7 June. Semester 1 Co-curricular photographs will take place over both days.

Orders for photograph packages can be placed securely online at www.advancedlife.com.au using our school’s unique 9 digit Online Order Code, or by returning the Advanced Life ordering envelope. The Online Order Code is located on the ordering envelope or on the Details page of the SCEGGS Parent Portal.

All girls in Years K-12 will receive an ordering envelope next week (Week 4). These envelopes can be used if you wish to pay by cheque or cash. If you are using this method, please return your envelope to the School by Friday 31 May.

Online portrait and group package orders are due by June 5.

Sibling Photographs will also be taken on Friday 7 June. These photographs may also be booked online or via a Sibling Order Envelope which can be collected from Student Services in the Secondary School or from the Primary Office.

 

 

Pocket Awards

Girls in the Secondary School who are awarded a blazer ‘Pocket’ for excellence and outstanding achievement in a co-curricular activity are able to have their blazers embroidered only during holiday periods.

Awards will be announced at Final Assembly on Wednesday 5 December. Blazers may be left at the Student Services Reception on either that day or Thursday 6 December or otherwise no later than 1:00pm on Monday 10 December.

Students with previous awards not yet embroidered can also leave their blazers at this time, however blazers cannot be accepted after the cut-off period on Monday 10 December. Any late submissions will need to wait until the next school holidays.

Embroidery and dry cleaning will be done during the holidays and the cost will be charged to your daughter’s account.

 

 

Head Lice
There have been cases of head lice reported in both the Primary and Secondary School. Head lice are very common in schools, and it is important that all parents check their daughter’s hair regularly and follow the necessary procedures if needed.

For further information, please refer to the NSW Health Department: http://www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/headlice/Pages/default.aspx.

Bethany Lord
Director of Pastoral Care