Next week we celebrate our end of year by coming together as a community for a non-denominational festival of the season, next Monday December 2nd in the Pitt Street Uniting Church in the city. Our Carol Service involves every student from Class 4 to Year 11 (though missing Year 10 who will be in Tasmania, and of course Year 12, some of whom are in Nepal on a service and rafting trip). There is an important role to play for every student who we expect to attend in full school uniform. Students should arrive by 6.15 pm at the latest, for a 6.30 pm start. I am sure the service will send you home uplifted by the music and the spirit of the evening.
On Thursday December 5th our teachers continue a long-held tradition of performing The Shepherds Play in the Sylvia Brose Hall at Middle Cove. This Christmas gift to the students is a recreation of one of the York Mystery plays from the Middle Ages and is always a treat for all. There will be an evening performance at 7 pm to which all parents are invited.
AEON 2019 magazine out now! Glenaeon’s journal of the year is being sent home today to each family with the eldest child. A PDF version of AEON magazine will be available for download from our website next week to share with family and friends.
The Year 9 Bundanon Art Exhibition is running at the Willoughby Art Space, Laurel Street, Willoughby. This exhibition is the fruit of Year 9’s week on the Shoalhaven river including two days at Bundanon, the Arthur Boyd art facility on the river. The work is quite exceptional and worth a visit. The exhibition is open until Dec 7 – see poster attached.
Our Middle Cove campus returned to normal on Thursday after the storm on Tuesday and the closure on Wednesday. Our Facilities Manager Chris Scrogie and the Maintenance team have done an outstanding job in managing this serious disruption to the campus. We still have quite some way to go with clean up but all areas of the school are functioning normally, with the exception of the Garden. The outdoor classroom and storage area of the garden suffered a direct hit which will take some time to clean up.
Whilst there is still a final week of school to go, I take this opportunity to wish everyone a refreshing and fulfilling Christmas season, and a Happy New Year. I look forward to welcoming everyone back to school for Term 1 2020 on Wednesday 29 January. The school calendar can be found here: https://www.glenaeon.nsw.edu.au/calendar/.
- Andrew Hill