St Patrick's Day and Fundraisers

Happy St Patrick’s Day! Some of our younger students dressed in green today and I was lucky to be given some slices of green cake by Junior School girls to celebrate this event. Later today we were visited by some senior students from Wellington College who are leading the World Vision Runathon around the Basin Reserve. To raise awareness of this fundraiser, they played a friendly netball game at lunchtime with our senior students, some of whom will be participating in this event. Too often it is the negative about young people that is written about in the media but here is a wonderful example of the young working together for others. The Runathon starts on Friday 24 March with girls from QMC and throughout Wellington joining in on Saturday.

Our swimming sports were held on Thursday at WRAC with a good turnout of parents coming to watch. This competition is a testing event for swimmers but also allows others to participate and  gain points for their House. Highlights are the House chants and the staff versus student race, won on this occasion by the girls but by a narrow margin - or at least this is the teachers’ version.

Extracurricular activities are well underway and I note that there has been some great results across all codes including debating. Coming up on Monday 10 April is the Summer Sports Assembly where we will celebrate the successes and acknowledge the terrific contribution made by those who coach and manage our teams.

Don’t forget to purchase your tickets for Beauty and the Beast. You can do this online here.