Learning Leadership

03 February 2022

Year 11 Captains
It was a delight to announce the team of Yr 11 students who will take on important leadership portfolios within the student body in 2023/2024. We were all impressed with their ability to articulate why they wanted to take on formal leadership roles within a particular portfolio and what they hoped to achieve. As I wrote to students, ‘Leadership is not for everyone, and in choosing to put yourself forward for this leadership role at Glenaeon, you are making a decision to influence others, to inspire others, and to work together with others for the benefit of our school community. I thank you in advance for the work you will do within your portfolio and I look forward to working alongside you and the leadership team to shape the Glenaeon of 2023-24. Our group of Yr 11 student captains is exceptional, and with our support, I have no doubt they will leave a lasting legacy.

Congratulations to the following students (pictured below at assembly last week):

Events Captains - Kai, Sasha, Luc

Visual Arts Captains - Charli, Fern, Erin

Music Captains - Sophie, Reuben

Sports Captains - Rohan, Morgan

Social Justice Captain - Lara

Of course, in handing over the banner to Yr 11, our Yr 12 Captains deserve our heartfelt thanks for all they have done to fulfill their roles in the last 12 months. Thank you!


Term 2 Reminders and Housekeeping
As we enter Term 2, parents and carers are reminded of the following:

· At Middle Cove, playground supervision each morning is provided from 8am, not earlier. For safety’s sake, please avoid arriving prior to this time.

· Winter uniform options need to be well-fitting and from the Glenaeon uniform store. Please consider investing in the warm jacket – it’s such a wind and chill breaker!

Communications @ Glenaeon
We are committed to ensuring school communications are timely, accurate and useful. Whilst we are working towards new ways of doing things, parents may notice some subtle changes in the ways we are directing different forms of communication. Primarily, and as much as possible, the fortnightly Newsletter is the primary source of information for the whole of school information. GLO is used for those communications at Class or Year Group level, and emails (which we all want fewer of!) for times when direct teacher-parent/carer is most suitable.

Mufti Day for One Wave
Next Wednesday, May 17, our students in Years 7-12 will come together to support One Wave. One Wave is a non-profit surf community raising awareness of mental health through a simple recipe…saltwater therapy, surfing, and fluro. An initiative of the SRC, students are able to come to school in plain clothes, which a touch of fluro – a wrist or hair band, for example. We are asking students to donate items of fluro clothing (to be sent to indigenous communities in central Australia) or bring a gold coin donation for One Wave.

MidWinter Party
Don’t forget to book your tickets for the fabulous MidWinter Party on Saturday, June 3 – the evening promises to be truly wonderful! I look forward to seeing you there.

Last, but not at all least, we wish all the mothers, mother in laws, grandmothers and motherly figures in our community a very Happy Mother's Day this Sunday. Our hearts are with those whose Mums have passed. We honour and celebrate our Mums for all that they do.

With very best wishes,
Diana Drummond
Head of School