Letting Go…

Adolescence noun the period following the onset of puberty during which a young person develops from a child into an adult. A prominent author recently commented that she felt she’d escaped adolescence with her older… Read more ›

The Fourth Quarter

Some will roll their eyes skyward at yet another discussion of ‘the fourth quarter’, a metaphor I’m wont to refer to at this point in the school year. I’m digging my heels in emphatically, nonetheless… Read more ›

'You can't be what you can't see' From 'The Conversation'

Yes, modelling is important – we can’t ask our children to do or to be what they cannot see. I trust that is one of the reasons many of you selected a girls-only school for your daughter, knowing that, on a daily… Read more ›

The Privilege of Being on the Sideline

In the last fortnight I spent a lot of time on the sideline, watching. The concertina of finals and tournament deciders added to the onlooker experience, and at times I admit to having felt overwhelmed by the gamut of activities… Read more ›

I Didn't Know…

Sometimes, I am simultaneously horrified and delighted by the things that I didn’t know as a young person navigating the minefield of growing up. I didn’t know that sunbaking would lead to anything more than… Read more ›

What You See…

It’s a given, that what you see on snapchat/Instagram/facebook is a filtered version of reality. The dissonance between the actual story behind the thousands of selective selfies, Instagram and snapchat captures and… Read more ›