News from Kensington Palace! Last year, Lily Simatupang (Year 11) won a design competition which saw her artwork adorn the cover of a book titled The Way I See It – a realistic portrayal of the ongoing, daily battle a young woman has with her anxiety, and how she decides to deal with it. This week we received word from Elephant Publishing that Lily’s design is now sitting in the library of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex! As Prince Harry has such an interest in mental health, particularly youth mental health, the publishing house sent him a copy of the book. Click here to purchase a copy of the book via Booktopia.
Congratulations to Emily Honeyman (Year 10) and Isabella Mun (Year 9) for receiving the UNSW Canberra Best Female in Mathematics Prize. The girls received their award on 7 March at the UNSW Canberra campus. This was a cash prize as well as a $5000 scholarship to study Engineering as a civilian at the UNSW Canberra campus at Duntroon. Dr Bianca Capra, an aerospace engineer and senior lecturer at UNSW Canberra spoke about the continuing need for women to enter STEM fields. She is considered a superstar of STEM, a proud feminist, and advocate for equity and diversity in STEM. A fantastic opportunity for Emily and Isabella. Well done girls - we are all very proud of your hard work and achievement in the field of Mathematics. Thank you to Mrs Lee and Ms Harris for joining the girls and their family at the ceremony.
Kirsten Taylor (Year 10) competed in the Indoor Hockey National Championships in Goulburn from 8-12 January, representing the ACT in the U15 girls’ team. Kirsten has also been training in the ACTAS hockey program since July 2018 and was chosen to join the ETS (Emerging Talent Squad), training at the AIS facility with ACTAS coaches. Most recently, Kirsten was selected in the ACT U18 girls’ outdoor hockey team, to represent the ACT at the National Championships in Hobart from 9-18 April. In conjunction with her representative hockey, Kirsten is also involved with local club hockey, playing with women in CL1 (1st division). Congratulations on these achievements, Kirsten!
Great results for Equestrian Sam Burge (Year 12) this week in the Zone NSW Australian Mounted Games Championship, where a number of riders participated in a various challenges. Sam obtained 2nd place Overall - Pairs and 5th place Overall - Individual. Subsequently, she has qualified for the NSW State Championships scheduled for later this month. Well done, Sam!
Congratulations to the following Junior School students who competed in the 2019 Speedo Sprint Series last week:
- Leila Biddington (Year 3) - 22nd in breaststroke and 20th in butterfly
- Claire Bridley (Year 5) - 29th in freestyle, 33rd in breaststroke, 35th in backstroke and 36th in butterfly
Katelyn Wall (Year 4) - 43rd in freestyle, 20th in breaststroke and 32nd in backstroke