SCEGGS DARLINGHURST

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.

 

 

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.

Further details will follow shortly.

Contact Director of Administration Sarah Walters with any questions.

 

 

A window into the past
Hi there, I’m Emily, the new intern in the Business Office. As an intern, I find myself doing a myriad of tasks all for the purpose of gaining experience and lending a hand. One of these tasks is aiding Prue Heath in Archives.

Now to begin with, I believe the Archives office should not be named an Archives office at all, naming it a Treasure Trove, or a Brief History of 20th Century Australia would be much more appropriate.

Whilst I am only cataloguing the public research files, there have been gems of interesting information hiding between the yellowing envelopes - newspaper clippings, letters and diaries - which shine a light on the lives of ex-students, ex-teachers and their families.

One life these records took me to, was Kate Waddy. Whilst only here a brief time, Kate attended SCEGGS from 1899 to 1900. Kate wrote letters to a friend regarding her life as a SCEGGS Boarder.



Archive Article Kate Waddy Letters October 1889

Now Kate regarded the Boarding House as a “prison”. Although it seems to me, reading these letters, the Boarders had a rather full and exciting agenda. For example, they undertook leisurely visits to Bondi Beach and Manly with a spot of paddling and a picnic; played tennis, rowed with the girls and travelled into town for shopping, painstakingly deciding on a fancy dress for the upcoming ball.

Of course, the trials of a teenager don’t finish there. I couldn’t help but grin when she wrote to her friend “I am sure Keith Doyle never saw me kiss Fred Haydon”. Or wondering who sent her an anonymous invitation to The King’s School sporting event. Or sending apologies to Bruce as she didn’t invite him to a dance – on account of him not enjoying dancing.

These adventures were not faced alone. One of the frequent characters in Kate’s letters is Pearl Haydon. They become roommates in Kate’s second year at SCEGGS. It isn’t long till they are arranging camping trips for the school holidays, and Kate is having to wait for her one afternoon as “Pearl bought nearly every shop out”.

Another frequent character is James Hilton Doyle. Hilton as he preferred to be called, was a friend from her childhood who offered Kate a bit of friendly tennis rivalry and was a bike riding companion, With a little deduction, I discovered Hilton was also later to be Pearl’s husband.

It seems to me that the life Kate lived in the 19th Century was not so unfamiliar as a teenage girl from the 21st Century might live today.

Certainly, the vernacular and fashion might be quite different, although I can picture Kate on the train to Town Hall, shopping in Pitt Street Mall or even down at the beach with Pearl and her friends.

Emily Buckley
SCEGGS Intern

 

 

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. 

 

 

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.

 

NSW Health offers all school students free vaccinations recommended by the National Health and Medical Research Council. These vaccines are important and protect students through to adulthood.

All Year 10 Students will be offered the meningococcal ACWY vaccine on Thursday 12 June. An information pack has been sent home to year 10 parents which includes a consent form and a record of vaccination for parents to keep after their child has been vaccinated. If a student is absent for any of the clinics, they will have the opportunity to catch up at the next school visit.

Please sign the consent form and have your daughter return it to Student Services by Wednesday 5 June, UNLESS you do not wish your daughter to be vaccinated. Please note: the nurses will be unable to vaccinate any student if their form is not signed by their parent or guardian.

 

 

 

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.

 

 

 

The 2018 SCEGGS Darlinghurst Annual Report is now available. If you would like a copy, you or your daughter are welcome to contact the General Office and request a copy or visit https://www.sceggs.nsw.edu.au/about/annual-reports

Parents are required to provide a written explanation promptly for any full day or partial absence (arriving late or leaving early). This explanation must include the reason for their daughter’s absence from school.

Email or note?
Parents can provide written explanations by either providing a signed absence note or an email from a registered parental contact email address.

             o Email sent to: Absences@sceggs.nsw.edu.au  should
                include the student’s FULLNAME and FORM CLASS in the SUBJECT FIELD and be
                sent from a contact email address that the parent has provided to the school. 
                The email must include the reason for absence.

     o Signed note to Students Services or Primary Class Teacher:
        must include the student's FULL NAME and FORM CLASS, be signed by a parent
        and should be handed directly to Student Services (7-12) or Primary Class Teacher
        (K-6) on the morning that the student returns to school. The note must include the
        reason for absence.

Within 7 days
Parents MUST provide a written explanation for their daughter’s full day or partial absence (arriving late or leaving early) at school due to illness or other unforeseen events within 7 calendar days of the daughter’s absence, or the absence is required to be recorded in a category labelled ‘unexplained or unjustified absence’. After 7 days, a written explanation must still be provided, but for our official records, for school reports and for records provided to Government agencies such as Department of Education and the Department of Human Services, the absence must remain categorised as unexplained/unjustified.


• Check the portal
Students and parents are able to view the details of the student’s personal absence summary, including whether a written explanation has been provided, by logging into the SCEGGS Portal and selecting the absences tab.

Holly Gyton
Deputy Head of School

 

 

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.

 

 

Hand, foot and mouth disease in Secondary School
Two cases of Hand, foot and mouth disease have been reported in the Secondary School.

Hand, foot and mouth disease starts with small red blisters which later become ulcers. Blisters can appear inside the cheeks, gums, and on the sides of the tongue. They may also appear on the palms of the hands and soles of the feet. People may also have a low fever, sore throat, tiredness, feel off colour or lose their appetite.

More information is available here: https://www.health.nsw.gov.au/Infectious/factsheets/Factsheets/handfootmouth.pdf

This is usually not a serious illness and is not related to the foot and mouth disease that affects animals. However, if you are at all worried, or you notice any symptoms of concern, please see your GP as soon as possible.

Bethany Lord
Director of Pastoral Care

 

 

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