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The Ties That Bind

‘As mothers and daughters, we are connected with one another. My mother is the bones of my spine, keeping me straight and true’ - Kristen Hannah, author.

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More than 100 Wenona mothers and daughters woke bright and early on Wednesday morning to connect with their daughters and friends old and new, over acai bowls and croissants, at our Mother-Daughter Breakfast.

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Among the crowd were students from Year 3 to Year 12, and a number of second-generation Wenona families. Principal Dr Briony Scott inspired the group with a message about the enormous and important influence of mothers and grandmothers in the lives of girls and young women, and the need for young people to have access to strong and wise female role models.

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Wenona Alumnae Association Committee member Lucy Basten (Class of 1990) spoke of the ties that bind the Wenona community, and her joy in being a proud alumna with a daughter in Year 5.

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The smooth running of the event was in part due to the assistance of our very able Year 10 volunteers, who arrived at 7am to greet and guide guests and serve and clear food.

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The Breakfast was the first chance for many of the mothers to come on campus since the pandemic began, and they remarked on the beauty of new developments such as the West Commons space, where the Breakfast was held.

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