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Student Blog: Welcome to a new School Year
Olivia, our Head Prefect gave this welcome address at the Principal’s Assembly this week.
20 seconds of courage
In the words of Year 11 Prefect, Jade, 20 seconds of courage is all you need to start a conversation with the person next to you.
A National Music Title
Head of Music, Ms Jessica Farrell travelled up to Brisbane last weekend to see our very own Natalie (Year 11) win the prestigious National Youth Concerto Competition.
Blog: Lest we forget
Lucinda and Zara spoke movingly about the significance of Remembrance Day at our Principal’s Assembly on Tuesday.
Blog: Making a difference
Service Learning is at the heart of what we do at Wenona. It informs our values and our life choices, so it was heartening to hear our students share what they have been doing at our Principal’s Assembly this week.
Blog: Service Learning Tours
Our Year 9 students took part in Service Learning tours during the holidays, immersing themselves in local communities in Borneo, Cambodia, Thailand, Laos and the East Kimberley region of Australia.
Blog: The Fear-less Tribe
Having a tribe to support you during life’s inevitable ups and downs will help you to ‘Face Everything and Rise’, says Lucy.
Blog: Volcanos, tsunamis and bears
This week, it was Sophie’s turn to give her spin on the Prefect initiative ‘Fear-less’ and she told a tale about conquering her fears in Japan.
Everyone should learn a language
For the first time, Wenona has a Languages Captain. This week, Zara spoke at Assembly about why the ability to speak different languages is important in a global world.
Flying solo and pigeons
While Year 11 students were at exams this week, Imogen and Lexie in Year 10 showed they were ‘Fear-less’ by taking to the stage at Assembly.
Follow your inner moonlight
Greta kicked off the Prefect Initiative, ‘Fear-less’, with this hilarious speech about her family, complete with her Grandma’s quarrel with Sir David Attenborough no less. Fearless indeed!
HSC Extension English and History
Last Thursday, our HSC Extension History and English students presented their Major Works at the Independent Theatre to Dr Scott, staff, their peers and their families.
Let’s be Fear-less!
This week at our Principal’s Assembly, the new Prefect Initiative for 2019/2020 was unveiled, with a hilarious video to promote being ‘Fear-less’!
Listen to our farmers!
Boarding Prefect, Georgia, gave this powerful speech about human-induced climate change and the ongoing impact the drought is having on Australian families and communities.
It’s time for everyone in the School to re-evaluate how they approach things that scare them, says Lara (Year 12).
Student Blog: The last word
Our Senior Leaders for 2018/19 wrapped up their duties at Assembly this week, with Olivia, Mya and Isobel summing up their initiative, ‘Perfectly Imperfect’.
Student Blog: Accept challenge!
A lot has happened this term, both at Wenona and around the world, which we can learn a lot from.
Student Blog: Being cool
My name is Amelia and I’m going to be talking about something a little different today.
Student Blog: Bonjour Wenona
Our Year 11 French Exchange students, Alix, Solène, Jeanne, Noélie and Hipollène describe some of the differences between Wenona and schooling in France.
Student Blog: Channel your inner ‘monkey’
Lily talks about the importance of celebrating the small successes as you strive to reach your goals.
Student Blog: Control the Controllables
One of the many important things that Ms Webb has taught me in PDHPE is to ‘control the controllables’.
Student Blog: International Women’s Day 2019
Happy International Women’s Day! And as our students have shown, we are ‘More Powerful Together’.
Student Blog: Leaders old and new
This week, we held a Leadership Induction Service for our new leaders, and our new Head Prefect, Amelia addressed the School for the first time.
Student Blog: My journey to Wenona
Boarder, Kate (Year 12) speaks about the acceptance and confidence she has gained since coming to Wenona.
Student Blog: National Reconciliation Week 2019
Kristin (Year 11) reflects on why National Reconciliation Week (NRW) is important and how we can make a difference.
Student Blog: The Act of Kindness
Perfectly imperfect. Two words that are polar opposite in their definition, yet only two letters shift their meaning!
Student Blog: The benefits of being short
Yep, I am short! And I’m not angry at my parents for these genetics either.
Student Blog: The power of kindness
As Britta explained in Assembly this week, kindness has a bigger impact than you realise.
Student Blog: Unapologetically you
Charlotte talks about the ‘c’ word…Cadets…and how this taught her to have the confidence to embrace her achievements and be proud of who she is.
Student Blog: What’s your ‘thing’?
What does perfect mean? Annabelle (Year 12) gave her definition at Assembly this week.
Student Blog: Words of Wit and Wisdom
Our Co-Captain of Drama, Josie entertained Assembly this week, with her funny insight into gaining perspective.
Student Blog: You are all amazing
We are all ‘perfect’ in our own way, as Jessica explained to Assembly this week.
Student Blog: Your goals will change
As it’s the final term of our prefect duties and you’ve heard the ‘Perfectly Imperfect’ speech about 17 times before, I’d like to approach this a little differently…
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