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2022 Term 1
Wenona students from Kindergarten to Year 12 celebrate how strong, independent women have helped to break the bias, accelerate change and close the gender gap, on International Women's Day 2022.
2022 Age National Championships
During the April school holidays Wenona sent six Swimmers to compete at the 2022 Age National Championships in Adelaide. The Championship marks the end of the Long Course Swimming season with the best 13 to 18 year old swimmers from across the country competing over the eight days of competition.
A changing story
Constance, Wenona’s STEM Captain, knows her story will change over time, and that’s OK.
A slightly different start to Kindergarten in 2022
Kindergarten’s transition to School was slightly different this year, with students attending Zoom sessions late last year to familiarise themselves with their new friends, teachers and Wenona School grounds.
And the winner is...
The House Drama Competition is a perennial favourite of the first term at Wenona. This year, students will be treated to a Short Film Competition.
Anzac Day 2022
Wenona marked Anzac Day with a special and poignant Assembly in the Independent Theatre, followed by the laying of wreaths at the Cenotaph in St Leonards Park.
Be kind to yourself
Luisa, Wenona’s music choral captain, urges us to reconsider the judgements we make of ourselves.
Boarders Give Back
Last weekend was alive with industry and the spirit of giving for our family of boarders, who prepared and cooked 206 meals for homeless people in the Sydney area, supported by the charity Kids Giving Back and its Cook4Good project.
Bon appetit Wenona!
Year 9 Food Technology students have been busy orienting themselves to the industrial kitchen in Wenona’s Athenaeum over the first few weeks of term, culminating in their first practical lesson, making delicious French Toast, which proved to be a resounding success.
Kate, Vice Captain 2021/2022, has learnt that confidence is a skill, and like any skill, it takes practice to perfect.
Celebrating our Mothers
The Junior School gained a head start on Mother’s Day this week by hosting mothers and guardians of girls in Kindergarten to Year 6 at two Mother’s Day Breakfast events.
Dancing with the stars of Wenona
Wenona has introduced Dance into our Creative Arts curriculum, and we are so excited to see our students in the studio with Head of Dance, Mr Peter Fares.
Demystifying Greek myths
Our Year 9 Elective History classes have been examining the connectivity between creation stories and the ancient Gods of Greece.
Design is intelligence made visible
Our students are developing innovation and creative problem solving, through such subjects as Technology and Applied Studies, Design and Technology and Engineering Studies, as well as a range of STEM clubs.
Year 6 are currently working on their PYP Transdisciplinary Theme, How We Express Ourselves, with the idea that ‘Fashion is a tool used to express yourself, beliefs and cultures’.
Fast start to 2022
Sport at Wenona making a splash to kick off an exciting year ahead!
We live in a world of plenty, with more than enough food to choose from, but what influences which foods we decide to buy and eat?
Independence Through Boarding
Year 12 Boarding Captain Emily addressed Assembly this week, reflecting on the ways the Wenona Boarding House has prepared her for the next stage of her journey.
Junior School visit to the MCA
What is Contemporary Art? This question was asked of our Junior School students at the beginning of our Visual Arts visit to the MCA recently.
Keeping safe in cyberspace
Wenona students have been very fortunate to hear from one of Australia’s leading experts in the area of cyber safety, Susan McClean
Ms Lydia Bentivoglio is a passionate educator and accomplished teacher of Italian and French.
Making things happen
Rosie, School House Captain and the Duke of Ed Captain, shared her Clear Calcite crystal and its uplifting powers with us this week.
Mr David Cook
Mr Cook has joined Wenona as our Senior Deputy Principal. Mr Cook is an outstanding educational leader, having most recently been Acting Principal, Head of Senior School and Deputy Principal at Hills Grammar School.
Ms Mirella Di Giorgio
Ms Mirella Di Giorgia joined Wenona at the start of 2022 as the Head of Music. She reflects on her time at Wenona so far.
Ms Santina Restuccia
Ms Restuccia, who joined Wenona at the start of 2022 as the Head of Senior College, reflects on her impressions of Wenona thus far.
Ms Sue Foxcroft
Ms Foxcroft joined Wenona this year, as Dean of Students K-12, a new role that has oversight of all systems and processes pertaining to Student Wellbeing.
On the first weekend back of Term 2, over 150 students from Years 3 to 12 attended the annual Music Weekend, where musicians from our core ensembles and chamber groups come together to work intensively on their repertoire with the Music staff.
NSW Senior Age State Championships
During the School holidays, the Wenona Swim Club was represented by 8 swimmers at the Senior Age State Swimming Championships. The event was a resounding success with a record number of National Age Qualifiers who will compete in Adelaide during the April holidays.
Own your story
Chloe, one of Wenona’s drama captains, shares some thoughts about evolving and being proud of who you are.
Year 10 students bonded over interactive wellbeing training, as they learnt to lead their younger peers.
Reshape the narrative
Emily, one of our Wellbeing Captains, is not afraid to shape her own story.
Shaping my Story
Lucy Robertson, Creative Arts Co-Captain, has learnt the values of resilience, kindness, and humility, and has gained the perseverance to put pen to paper each day to continue to shape her story.
Sparring for Armenia
Against a soundtrack of rousing 80’s anthems, daring staff and House Captain Sumo wrestlers battled for supremacy in the Big Gym ring on Thursday 5 May, to raise money for the Armenian Children’s Fund Australia.
Starting Strong in 2022
Year 12 heard from a panel of young Wenona Alumnae on their first day of 2022, with a focus on how to start strong. The panel of eight young women from the Class of 2020 and 2021, gave some wonderful advice to this year’s cohort.
Stay True to Yourself
Emily, School Captain 2021/2022, talks about the importance of the 2022 school initiative “owning your story” and how individually we need to celebrate our differences and be proud of the people we are becoming.
Strong women support strong women
Grace, Year 12, reflects on what it actually means when we say, “Strong women support strong women.
Taking the leap into Senior School
This week it has been wonderful to witness the readjustment of the Year 7 cohort as they ‘take the leap’ into high school.
Teamwork makes the dream work
Year 6 headed off to camp at Chowder Bay for three days with a pep in our step, loads of smiling faces and a craving for fun.
To Market, To Market!
Students in Year 10 Commerce worked collaboratively throughout Term 1 to present their small business concept to their peers via their recent Market Day.
Year 10 and Year 11 learned first-hand about the importance of Aboriginal truth-telling in the journey towards genuine reconciliation and healing.
Twosday brought two much fun to Woodstock!
Woodstock students were only two delighted to engage in the Twosday fun on Tuesday 22 February, 2022.
Ugandan Educators Visit
As a school with a global focus and the motto ‘That I May Serve’, Wenona actively supports and learns from schools around the world. This week we were privileged to host two educators from School for Life in Uganda.
If you take a wander around Wenona after 3:15pm you will find students from Kindergarten to Year 8 getting hands-on in our STEM clubs, encouraging curiosity, initiative and problem-solving in a highly collaborative environment.
White and Blue Reunion
The memories were flowing in the School Hall on Wednesday 18 May as more than 40 of our cherished Alumnae who left Wenona 40 or more years ago, joined us for lunch and the chance to reminisce at the 2022 White and Blue Reunion.
Year 12 History Extension students get the whole picture
Year 12 History Extension students were extremely honoured to Zoomeet art historian Alice Procter recently.
Year 12 retreat to gain perspective
One of the benefits of a retreat is to give fresh ways of seeing, to withdraw from the pressures of the everyday and so gain insights and perspective.
Year 5 Camp makes a splash
Kayaks, sun, snorkelling, fish and the gentle sea breeze. For the Year 5 camp experience in 2022, our students explored and appreciated the beautiful wilderness that we have right here on our doorstep in Sydney.
Year 8 at Bawley Point
Year 8 travelled down the South Coast, to a small place called Bawley Point, around 30 minutes south of Ulladulla, in Week 7.
You can own more than one story!
Alice, one of Wenona’s drama co-captains, shares her thoughts about owning your stories, because we should not be defined by a single story.
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