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Term 2, Issue 02



Giving Day 2023

Elizabeth Hanney


Through the wonderful support of our community, our past two Giving Days have helped grow our Equity Scholarship Program and provide the gift of a Siena education to nine needs-based students so far.

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Mission Matters

Jennifer Levett

Deputy Principal Mission and Identity

Updates from the Mission and Identity Team featuring Year 8 Dominican Day and Siena Professional Learning.

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Learning and Teaching

Donna Laughlin

Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching

Learning and Teaching Updates

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How to Give Students Agency Over Their Future

Antonella Rosati

Deputy Principal Wellbeing and Strategy

An article by Director and Cofounder of The HOPEFULL Institute, Glen Gerreyn, struck a chord with me as it aligns so strongly with the work we do with students in building resilience, grit and empowerment – all qualities reflected in the topic of Student Agency.

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Student Representative Council Week

Peta Mackintosh

Head of Student Formation

Week 3 of Term 2 marked Siena’s annual SRC Week, where we came together with a collective goal of fundraising for the Kopanang Community in South Africa.

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Mount Rothwell Biodiversity Excursion

Nicholas Harvey

Head of Science

Year 12 Environmental Science students enjoyed an excursion to Mt Rothwell earlier this term, witnessing biodiversity up close

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Languages at Siena

Michela Barisonzi


Updates from the Languages Department featuring a Language Photography competition and a Year 9 French student recording.

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Public Speaking at Siena

Emily Black

Public Speaking Coordinator

Congratulations to Year 11 student, Charlotte L who placed third in the Grand final of the Four Way Test Public Speaking Showcase. 

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Careers Showcase 2023

Imma Boubouras

Alumnae Coordinator

The Careers Showcase will take place next week Thursday, 1 June at 7.00pm.

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SPA Trivia Night

Tracey Grobbelaar

Director of Development and Community Relations

Register for our SPA Trivia Night!

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Career News

Clare Timmins

Head of Careers

As we head towards Subject Selection next term for students, the Siena Career News becomes essential reading!

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Limited Spots Available for Year 7 2024 Enrolments

Kylie Clements

Head of Admissions

We now invite applications for Year 7 2025, and have limited places available in 2024 across all year levels.

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Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund Applications Now Open!

Laurie Federico

Head of Finance and Services

Applications for the Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) are now open, you may be eligible for a $1,000 fee discount!

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Community Noticeboard

On behalf of the Xavier Social Justice Network, I invite you to the 2023 Xavier Social Justice Network Din...

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