SCEGGS DARLINGHURST

Thank you to everyone who made representations to the City of Sydney regarding the proposal to trial the reopening of St Peters Street to vehicular traffic. The City of Sydney has decided not to go ahead with this proposal!

I received notification from them which read:

The City of Sydney recently consulted on a proposal to trial the reopening of St Peters Street to vehicular traffic except in between school drop off and pick up times and special school events. The City would only proceed with the trial if it was strongly supported. After carefully reviewing all the submissions, the City has reconsidered the proposal and will not proceed with the trial.

I really appreciate all your support. Thank you!!!

I know that a number of neighbours in the local streets around SCEGGS were also very opposed to this trial and I think they would thank you too!

Jenny Allum
Head of School

 

 

There have been a few 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 have been a few 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 

 

 

During Term III there will be several orientation days for students and their parents. As subject selection is very important, parents are encouraged to attend these meetings with their daughters. For each Year group, there will be a Subject Information Booklet distributed digitally (except the current Year 9 girls where last year’s booklet covers both years). These information booklets are distributed beforehand and expand on the NSW Education Standard Authority (NESA) requirements and the details about the subjects offered. These will be available closer to the relevant orientation dates. Several teachers and Heads of Department will also be available for consultation at these orientations.

Year 7, 2020 (Current Year 6 girls)
Orientation Morning
Friday, 16 August – SCEGGS Great Hall, 9.00am-11.30am

Year 8, 2020 (Current Year 7 girls)
Elective Subject Selection
Thursday, 15 August – Lecture Theatre, 2.30pm-3.30pm

Year 9, 2020 (Current Year 8 girls)
Record of School Achievement and Elective Subject Choices
Wednesday, 14 August – Lecture Theatre, 2.30pm-3.30pm

Year 10, 2020 (Current Year 9 girls)
Record of School Achievement and Elective Subject Choices
Tuesday, 13 August – Lecture Theatre, 8.30am-8.50am in Form time (girls only)

Year 11, 2020 (Current Year 10 girls)
The Higher School Certificate
Tuesday, 13 August – Lecture Theatre, 1.30pm-3.30pm

Please note: ALL subject selections for 2020 must be submitted by Friday 30 August. After this date, elective lines for each Year group will be determined by the girls’ preferences, thus placing restrictions on student choices and changes to original preferences. I encourage all girls to think very carefully about their subject choices for next year and ensure that their form is in before the due date. Please do not hesitate to contact your daughter’s subject teachers or me if you have any questions about subject selections for next year.

Andrew Gallagher
Director of Curriculum

 

 

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.

 

 

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 tomorrow. Blazers may be left at Student Services on Friday or before 1.00pm on Monday 1 July (the first day of the School Holidays).

Students with previous awards not yet embroidered can also leave their blazers at this time. As above, blazers cannot be accepted after 1.00pm Monday 1 July. Any late submissions will need to wait until the next School Holidays.

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

 

 

SCEGGS and Grammar cadets of the 306 Squadron participated in the NSW Air Force Cadets Squadrons' Competition held over the long weekend at RAAF Base Richmond. The Competition sections covered military drill, aircraft recognition, service knowledge, fieldcraft and rifle shooting.

Our Squadron's team won the Fieldcraft section of the Competition (consisting of survival, teamwork, navigation and bushcraft). We did this competing against 30 other Squadrons from throughout NSW (with about 400 participants).

Cadets

Fieldcraft is seen as the most competitive and toughest section of the competition, so this first State-wide win is of special significance for our Squadron. The leadership, knowledge, ability and expertise of Cadet Warrant Officer Zara Soars and Leading Cadet Ella Walters-Adams in particular were vital to this terrific result, which showcases both their abilities and the great training they receive at the School and through their participation in the Squadron.

 

 

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