Year 11 students returned from their two day Leadership Camp at Phillip Island yesterday. I enjoyed spending the day with girls as they negotiated a series of physical and mental challenges. The emphasis on team work, communication, presentation skills, strategy and planning skills is designed to assist in the preparation of all Year 11 girls for their responsibilities in their final year at Ruyton in 2015. Each activity is followed by a reflection by the students. We were also pleased to have Sarah Blyth, 2007 Ruyton Co-Captain, as our dinner guest speaker. The process of election of Captains for 2015 will be outlined to Year 11 girls next week in Year level meetings. Thank you to Level Co-ordinator Mrs Smibert and all of the dedicated staff who accompanied the girls on this camp.
New Director of Outdoor Education, Mr Darren Saunder, joined the camp on Monday, which was his first day at Ruyton. Staff and students enjoyed having the opportunity to work with Mr Saunder at Phillip Island. We wish him all the best in his new role.
Mrs Glenis Gumley
Deputy Principal, Head of Senior School