- 16 – 20 March – Year 9 Camp
- 20 March – Have Sum Fun Maths Competition Years 7-8 at Trinity. Years 9-10 at All Saints
- 23 March – Year 12 Parent Teacher Interviews
- 27 March – Year 10 Wesley Social
Year 12 Rowing Tour – 1 March
Our Friends of Rowing Parent Support Group and student volunteers did an incredible job at their AstroFest sausage sizzle stand at Curtin University – $3,000 was raised towards a new quad boat, while the Year 12 crew was in Melbourne for their rowing tour over mid-term break. Our rowers certainly packed a lot of training during the tour, but still managed to find time for icecream!
International Women’s Day at Penrhos – 5 March
Another fabulous Penrhos event on Thursday, 5 March to celebrate International Women’s Day. Guest speaker, Alicia Curtis, inspired the crowd with tips on becoming a networking queen, a selfless volunteer and a non-stereotypical philanthropist. Our current School Captain Mignon then hosted a lively Q&A with 2014 Endeavour Award winner and Penrhos Old Girl Jessica Baldock on community service and giving back. What an incredible evening!
UN Women International Women’s Day Breakfast
Year 12 students Riti Kanna and Sophie Alchin joined Soroptimist International South Perth members to attend the UN Women IWD Breakfast with eight other female students from local schools. Guest speakers participated in a heart-warming and thought-provoking panel discussion with Natalie Ahmat (Presenter, NITV News and SBS) on UN Women’s pioneering Second Chance Education program. The Second Chance Education program is unlocking learning and earning pathways for migrant and refugee women, and indigenous women in Australia and six other countries. It was a great morning with a great theme – Generation Equality – a call to action to join forces across generations to create a world where every girl and woman has an equal opportunity to fulfil their full potential.
Year 9 EMAN excursion – 6 March
The Year 9 EMAN students recently enjoyed an excursion to Manic Expresso Café in Como. They are learning about customer service in preparation for the assessed task of the EMAN high tea for their parents later in the term.
Band Camp – Saturday, 7 March
Last weekend, 65 girls participated in our inaugural Band Camp in the Rixon Theatre. The girls enjoyed a workshop with the dynamic Mr Dale Pointon, who lead the girls through an insightful rehearsal, exploring warm-up techniques, playing with good tone, paying attention to dynamics and articulation, watching the conductor, and working on listening to others in their section and across the band to achieve good balance.
The Jazz band had their turn in the afternoon with the talented Mr Ricki Malet. Special thanks to Mr McCarthy who took time away from a new baby to come and work with the rhythm section.
We are very grateful for the time and commitment shown by our wind orchestra and Coltrane Jazz Directors and instrumental tutors who gave up their Saturday to work with the girls. We are looking forward to hearing the results in our upcoming performances.
MAWA Maths and Careers Expo – Sunday, 15 March 2020
Do you like numbers? This free family event is aimed at providing support to parents and students with mathematics, learning at home and career pathways. The maths aspect of the expo will showcase interactive resources that can be used to support learning at home.
- AM Session: 9.30am – 11.30am
- PM Session: 12.30pm – 2.30pm
Register via https://mawainc.org.au/mawa-mathematics-expo/
Maths Pathways – Tuesday, 17 March
Want to know what different courses are offered for upper school mathematics? Attend the Maths Pathways Evening to have this question and many more answered. Hear from current university students about their mathematics pathway from high school to the course they are now studying.
- 17 March 2020 – Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley Campus; Campus; Room 10.131
- 25 March 2020 – Murdoch University; Robertson Lecture Theatre, Building 245
Amanda Young Fair – 27 March
The Amanda Young Fair will take place in the Margaret Way Courtyard on Friday, 27 March with the theme “Heroes and Villains”. Junior School are welcome to the fair from 10:30-11am. Secondary School will enjoy the activities during lunch. Bring a gold coin donation to dress up as your favourite character, play games and purchase delicious treats like fairy floss, cupcakes and more. Funds raised will go toward medical research into meningococcal disease thanks to Barry and Lorraine Young from the The Amanda Young Foundation. The Young’s are very close to the College and the Foundation was created following the tragic loss of Penrhos student Amanda Young (Class of 1996) from meningococcal disease.
New Norcia Music Camp – 28-29 March
Students in the String Orchestra, Camerata Strings, Chorale, Vox and Cantabile will attend the annual New Norcia Camp in Week 8. We depart from Penrhos early Saturday morning and arriving back on Sunday afternoon, after continuing the tradition of sharing in the Sunday morning service with the local community. It is always a great time of camaraderie and bonding for the girls in the beautiful location of New Norcia and an opportunity to spend some uninterrupted and focused time rehearsing together.
Director of Music
Dramafest – Wednesday, 8 April
Dramafest is a House-based drama and dance festival at which each House performs an Original item, a Dance item and a One Act Play. Outside adjudicators present several awards on the evening of Wednesday, 8 April. Book your tickets at this link https://penrhos.wa.edu.au/whats-on/events/dramafest/
Community service with a smile
WAMC Darlington Half Marathon runners, including Head of HASS, Laura Rutherford, were cheered on by our Year 7 and 9 students manning the Mahogany Creek water for the second year in a row. Thank you to Kate and Ella Cudby, Amelie and Leilani Christophersen, Portia and Olivia Vogel
and Sophia Rutherford for your volunteer efforts on the day.