Strengthening college sisterhood

22:24, Jun 03 2014
Marlborough Girls’ College mural
TEAM EFFORT: Marlborough Girls’ College head girl Tessa-Jane Power, 17, front left, and deputy head girl Libby Halligan, 17, front right, with their committee that helped create the mural to commemorate the first spirit week at the school.

Marlborough Girls' College is celebrating spirit week for the first time in a hope to build camaraderie and school spirit.

Head girl Tessa-Jane Power created the idea after a course earlier this year with Outward Bound.

The week of festivities started yesterday with a surprise assembly for all the students to announce the activities planned for the week.

"It was amazing when our teachers surprised us all with a flash mob dance to Happy by Pharrell Williams. They all seemed to concentrate really hard to make sure they got the moves right," Tessa-Jane said.

A mural was unveiled to commemorate the first spirit week. It was designed and painted by a group of students with a $1000 donated by Stop Bullying co-ordinator Liz Collyns.

The rest of the week will be filled with events before school, between classes, lunches and after school.

Students watched international performances during lunch yesterday, a secret performance and a talent quest will be held today and a dodge ball game between the year 13 students and the teachers is planned. A spelling bee and competitions are planned for tomorrow and a fiesta day for Friday. "I hope it will become an annual event that builds team spirit and strengthens the Marlborough Girls' College sisterhood," Tessa-Jane said.


The Marlborough Express