Girls’ School Year 8 Leavers’ Scarf Ceremony

November 21, 2018 at 2:51 PM

Friends and family members of our Year 8 girls filled the Chapel this week as our graduating girls were presented with their Leavers’ Scarf.  The special occasion is one that is highly celebrated, as it symbolises the start of a new journey for the girls next year, as they move onto their college years.

The handmade silk scarfs are embodied with symbols that signify the tale of Saint Kentigern - the bird that never flew, the tree that never grew, the bell that never rang and the fish that never swam – along with the Iona Cross. The Year 8 students were called forward to receive their scarf from a Year 1 student – a customary tradition for the youngest girls to give thanks to their role models.

Once received, the girls turned to Deputy Principal, Jill Wahlstrom and Acting Senior School Dean, Rebecca Price who draped each scarf around their shoulders.

Principal, Juliet Small encouraged the girls to wear their scarf with pride and hoped they would treasure them in the years ahead. ‘Wherever you are next year, remember us at Saint Kentigern Girls’ School and remember that you will always be a daughter of Kentigern’ she said.

We wish the Year 8 leavers all the best for their next adventures!


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