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Term 1, Issue 3

March 2022


From the Principal

Elizabeth Hanney


In the chaos of our own age, Lent invites us into the immediacy of our own lives, in relationship with others: to reflect on our need to forgive, to make peace, to heal, to give generously of our gifts and resources.

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Mission Matters

Jennifer Levett

Deputy Principal Mission and Identity

Updates on marking Ash Wednesday at Siena, 2022 Project Compassion online donation and the annual Year 7 Reflection Day.

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Learning and Teaching

Donna Laughlin

Deputy Principal Learning and Teaching

An update regarding Learning Conversations, assessment task absence, Horizons Week, VCE Acknowledgment Assembly and NAPLAN.

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Making Friends and Having A Sense of Belonging at Siena

Antonella Rosati

Deputy Principal Wellbeing and Strategy

Positive friendships are an important part of the journey to adulthood. Parents can support their child by providing guidance on the many social and emotional skills required for a healthy relationship.

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The Hurting Game

Minna Jewell

Director of Students

On Monday, 7 March, all Year 8 students were invited to watch The Hurting Game, a performance by Brainstorm Productions.

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2022 Caritas Project Compassion Launch

Peta Mackintosh

Head of Student Formation

A reflection on the 2022 Project Compassion virtual launch by Year 10 House Captains, Amy Duffy and Eden Herring.

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International Women's Day Breakfast at Parliament House

Peta Mackintosh

Head of Student Formation

Student reflections on the International Women’s Day breakfast at Queen’s Hall, Parliament House, hosted by the Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia (AGSA) on Friday, 4 March.

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A Huge Fortnight for Siena Girls!

Julia Hay

Director of Sport

What a huge fortnight it has been for Siena girls!!

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2022 Night of Jazz and Honk! Jr

Kerryn McGillen

Director of Music

The Siena College community is warmly invited to Siena's Night of Jazz, which will take place on Thursday, 24 March at the Manningham Hotel in Bulleen. Auditions for Honk! Jr will be commencing soon.

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Times Tables Rock Stars!

Therese Black

Head of Mathematics

Our Year 7 students begin each Mathematics lesson with Times Tables Rock Stars, a carefully sequenced programme of daily times tables practice in a game like format.

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Year 7 Poetry Incursion

Punita Mistry

Head of English

On Friday, 25 February, the Year 7s had an amazing poetry incursion with Slam Poet, Joel McKerrow.

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Year 10 Student Mock Election

Michael Petrie


A reflection on mock election by Year 10 students, Ava Barker, Alyssia Giacomantonio and Gabby Cossa.

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2022 Middle School Ethics Olympiad Finals

Annette Barker

Head of Learning Diversity

On Thursday, 24 February, Siena College took part in the 2022 Middle School Ethics Olympiad Asia Pacific Finals.

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What We Love About Our Library

Roxanne Summer

Head of Learning Centre

On Monday, 14 February, we celebrated Library Lovers’ Day in the Learning Centre.

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Career News

Clare Timmins

Head of Careers

We are more than halfway through first term and I have enjoyed meeting with Year 12 students to discuss their future plans, and looking at the various pathways and courses that will enable them to reach their career goals.

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