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.

 

 

Year 7 Academic Scholarships - Talented students are encouraged to apply for these scholarships which are awarded on the results of the ACER Co-operative Scholarship Test and interview.

Grace Newbery Scholarship - Named after an early student at SCEGGS, this scholarship is for Year 7 entry and has been established to increase the diversity of the SCEGGS student body. It is designed to assist an enthusiastic learner who is also a good all round student, involved in a range of co-curricular activities. The scholarship is means-tested and covers 50% of tuition costs. It will be awarded on the basis of application, interview and ACER testing.

The Shirley Moore-Jones Scholarship - This means-tested scholarship is named in honour of Shirley Moore-Jones from the Class of 1943, in gratitude for her significant philanthropic support of SCEGGS. It covers 75% of tuition fees, is open for entry into Year 7, 2020 and aims to assist a student who has the potential to grow and contribute to the School. This could be through academic, creative, sporting or leadership avenues. We are looking for a girl whose emerging strengths can be developed, whilst contributing to the life and diversity of the School.

Old Girls' Union Scholarship - This means-tested scholarship is for Year 7 entry and is open to a girl whose mother or grandmother attended SCEGGS Darlinghurst. The scholarship covers 50% of tuition fees.

Joan Freeman Science/Mathematics Scholarship - Named in honour of this renowned scientist and Old Girl, this means-tested scholarship aims to offer a talented student of Science and/or Mathematics the opportunity to complete their senior years at SCEGGS from either Year 10 or 11.

Music Scholarship - SCEGGS offers a scholarship for an outstanding Music student to enter Year 7. We are looking for girls who have exceptional ability for their age and may have completed high grades or diploma level examinations with outstanding results. The scholarship covers 50% of tuition fees and is awarded on the basis of audition and interview.

Barbara Chisholm Boarding Scholarship - SCEGGS offers boarding in conjunction with St Vincent’s College, Potts Point. This Boarding scholarship aims to assist rural families by covering full boarding fees for a girl who wishes to enter the Secondary School.

Indigenous Scholarship Program - As a school committed to social justice and reconciliation, SCEGGS proudly offers a scholarship program for Indigenous children. The scholarship is open to students entering the Secondary School as day girls in either Year 7 or later years.

Applications close on Monday 10 February 2020. No late applications will be accepted.

Application forms and criteria are available at https://www.sceggs.nsw.edu.au/enrolments/scholarships.

For further information please contact the Enrolments Office on 9332 1133.

Sonja Richards
Registrar

 

 

Group photographs taken last term may 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.

 

 

In Term IV, all Year 11 students will transition to their Higher School Certificate program of study. We will hold an Information Afternoon for all Year 11 girls and their parents on Wednesday 16 October at 1:45pm in the Lecture Theatre.

The aim of this presentation will be to provide you with some information about the road ahead for an HSC student, managing commitments during the HSC year, procedures associated with assessment, an overview of scaling and some advice on how best to support your daughter through the next 12 months. We hope that Year 11 parents will be able to join us on this afternoon as we begin this, The Journey of the HSC, together.

Andrew Gallagher
Director of Curriculum

 

 

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 during holiday periods only.

Award recipients will be announced at Final Assembly tomorrow. Blazers may be left at Student Services tomorrow (Friday) or before 1.00pm on Monday 30 September (the first day of the School Holidays).

Students with previous awards not yet embroidered may also leave their blazers at this time. All blazers will be dry cleaned before being sent to the embroiderers. 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.

 

 

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 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