Welcome back to the 2023 academic year. Whether you were able to get away for a holiday, or had a staycation, I hope all our families had a safe, happy and holy Christmas period and that your daughters return to school rested and refreshed. I want to add a special welcome to our new Year 7 families and also the many families whose daughters have joined us in other years throughout the College.
There was much to celebrate just before Christmas with the release of very pleasing HSC results, confirming our place in the Top 100 schools in NSW and amongst the best of the girls' schools. We congratulate once again the Class of 2022.
I am very excited to welcome our new staff, and they are introduced in Mrs Keogh’s message below. We have recruited highly qualified and experienced staff for some key leadership positions. Although there is a genuine teacher shortage in NSW, we have been able to engage outstanding additional teaching staff to support the enrolment growth of the College.
The conversion of the Mount St Benedict Centre to administration and classroom spaces will conclude this term. Despite some delays due to Sydney’s wet weather last year and the ongoing supply chain shortages, we are confident we will be able to move in at the beginning of Term Two. We are excited about using this historic building and the adjoining land, including new car parking spaces.
I look forward to seeing as many parents as possible at functions this year. COVID precautions notwithstanding, our intention is a full “return to normal” in all our activities, and I hope to see you at many of them.