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Term 4, Issue 03

December 2022


From the Principal

Elizabeth Hanney


As the 2022 academic year draws to a close, my sincere thanks to the staff, students and families of the Siena community for such grace filled endings.

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Mission Matters

Jennifer Levett

Deputy Principal Mission and Identity

Advent in Australia is a time to embrace the light. We mark the beginning of summer on Thursday, 1 December and the end of our school year is accompanied by long stretches of daylight.

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Learning and Teaching

Donna Laughlin

Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching

Updates from the Learning and Teaching Faculty.

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A Guide to Safe Partying

Antonella Rosati

Deputy Principal Wellbeing and Strategy

Teenage gatherings provide young people with important opportunities to interact and build on their social skills and experiences.

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Music News

Kerryn McGillen

Director of Music

2022 highlights from the Music department.

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Sport News

Julia Hay

Director of Sport

Well done to all our Inters and Junior teams who made it to the GSV Basketball finals and congratulations to our Inters B team and our Junior C team, who both made it to the grand final!

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Italian at Siena

Fiona Tosolini

Italian Teacher

Updates from the Year and 8 Italian class.

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2022 Australian Mathematics Competition

Therese Black

Head of Mathematics

The Australian Mathematics Competition is an engaging thirty-problem competition that demonstrates the importance and relevance of Mathematics in students’ everyday lives.

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STEAM Workshop

Roxanne Summer

Head of Learning Centre

Earlier this week, a small group of Year 10 and 11 students participated in a STEAM workshop. Each student constructed their own aeroplane out of balsa wood. They then wired up and glued on a small motor and landing gear.

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2022 Middle School Ethics Olympiad

Melanie McKenzie

Learning Diversity

Two Siena teams comprising of Year 7 and 8 students took part in the Middle School Ethics Olympiad last week.

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Siena Alumnae Wall

Imma Boubouras

Alumnae Coordinator

The Siena Alumnae Wall is a special tribute to our alumnae. Register now to have your name inscribed on the Alumnae Wall.

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Stand a chance to win a Year's Tuition Fees (or equivalent amount in a Flight Centre voucher)!

Each year, the Siena Parents’ Association (SPA) hosts an Annual Raffle and you could be just a few clicks away from winning some fantastic prizes!

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Career News

Clare Timmins

Head of Careers

I would like to urge everyone to keep the Class of 2022 in their thoughts and prayers as these students receive their results and ATAR on the Monday, 12 December.

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