Girl Power at Northholm!
Last week of Term One was particularly rewarding for some of our girls. Beginning with a group of Year Seven girls under the watchful eyes of their Art teacher, Miss Barlow, and the new Year Four teacher, Mr Milner, an avid fan of filmmaking, attended the Kidsflickz International Film for Children Festival after the girls were nominated for awards in three different categories:
• The Bardic Studio Award for Best Film Produced by a School
• Women in Film and Television Award for the Best Film Produced by a Girl
• Animal Logic Award for Best Animation by a Child
The girls, Ruby Cox, Faith Trestrail, Lilliana D’Angola and Tyler Old went home triumphant after being awarded the ‘Best Film Produced by a Girl’ for their film ‘ The Changing Life of Sydney’.
Following on from this success, Carina Sirolli attended a ceremony at the University of Sydney where she received a Year Ten Academic Excellence Award. Carina achieved this prestigious award based on her overall grades resulting in Dux of Year Ten 2015.
To conclude what was to be a week of triumph, our Under 15 Girls Basketball Team (Mystics) won their grand final against Tangara 19-15 then backed up to play in the Under 16 Girls (Stars) competition where they were again successful against Tangara winning convincingly with a score of 28-13.
We were also delighted to receive the news that the 2014, School Captain, Morgan Kingham, has been selected as the 2016 Castle Hill RSL Kokoda Youth Leadership Scholar and will fly to PNG to walk the Kokoda Trail as the Ambassador for the RSL. While at Northholm, Morgan was the recipient of her Gold Award in the Duke of Edinburgh Program, a contributing factor to her success in being appointed to this exciting role.
Is it a coincidence perhaps, or just very timely, that our Chapel theme for next term is to be ‘ Women of Grace and Courage’. Rest assured, however, that our boys aren’t forgotten. The Term Three Chapel theme will be ‘Men of Honour’.