How appropriate that in 2020, when we celebrate 125 years as a school, that St Margaret's is in a position of great strength and doing such good work. In this past decade we have seen the school flourish in terms of facilities – from the opening of the Science Centre in 2012, the dedicated Year 7 precinct and new Year 7 boarding wing, the burgeoning of green space in the Barley Sugar Garden and Toorak Gardens, the community hub that is Ms Café, and finally in 2020 the magnificent new sports precinct set to open in July.
Not only have our facilities flourished but so has our community. More Old Girls are connected to the school than ever before; our P&F produce fabulous events where our present, past and future community members gather; and the outreach of the school and foundation to produce the Professional Women’s Network series is not only raising vital bursarial funds, but is bringing the wider business community into our circle.
Enrolments at St Margaret’s have never been higher – all the product of the wonderful work being done by our senior leaders, teachers and support staff, under the guidance and governance of School Council at a strategic level.
Every member of the St Margaret’s community – staff, students, parents, Old Girls and supporters – have added to the fabric and the rich history of St Margaret’s; there is much to celebrate as we reflect on its past, relish in the vibrant school culture of today and plan for a future that takes us from strength to strength.
As an Old Girl, current parent and Council Chair, I look forward to celebrating our 125th year with you all.