Boarders’ Weekend In
On the first weekend of the school year, as with tradition, the boarders enjoyed a ‘closed’ weekend packed full of activities and fun – definitely a weekend not to be missed! The boarding community, from boarders to staff, came together to celebrate the beginning of the new year and in celebration of both our return and the arrival of all the new boarders to our community.
On Friday night we kicked things off with a movie night in the Peter Duly Concert Hall. Dressed down in our pyjamas and rugged up in our doonas, we snuggled up to watch the classic rom com ‘Bride Wars’- a great way to help everyone relax into a weekend of fun after a tough first week back. The Year 7s also enjoyed a pizza night with their Year 11 ‘big sisters’ –coming together with their ‘little sisters’, they organised fun activities to help everyone get to know each other and to help the new Year 7s settle in.
On Saturday all the girls were lucky enough to have a sleep in before our day at Wet ‘n’ Wild, which, despite the wet ‘n’ wild weather, ended up being a really exciting and fun afternoon, and thanks to the weather, the queues were a lot shorter! On Sunday, we held our annual Sunday Funday, where all the boarders dressed up in different colours and headed up to the oval where we had several inflatables set up for the planned activities. We had a giant maze, dunk tank, bungee basketball, giant foosball and a pitch burst. All the girls got quite wet, thanks to the pitch (water balloon) burst and the dunk tank, which was nice considering the warm weather. Each team also made up a performance fulfilling criteria set by the Boarder Prefects, and judged by Mrs Krimmer and Mrs Rennie. After the day’s event, the year 11 ABC leaders organised some fun games in the pool to help everyone cool off. Overall it was a fantastic weekend and a great way to spend the first weekend back, as well as welcome all our new boarders into the community.