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Welcome from the Head of Boarding

24 Jan 2023
Mrs Kassy Cassidy
Mrs Kassy Cassidy

Welcome from the Heading of Boarding

I am happy to welcome you back for the 2024 school year.

Hoping you have all had time for a break to reconnect as a family and enjoy each other's company. January is a busy time as harvest rounds up, mustering sheep and cattle continues, and our horses are busy being ridden for pleasure and work.

During the break, some of our families have experienced fires and others flooding, in which losses are great. Living rurally builds resilience, strong work ethics, and an appreciation of community support. Our city families provided much-needed support with phone calls, emails, and social media, offering words of kindness and strength. Unaware, sometimes these seasonal events prepare us for the journey ahead. NEGS boarders already come equipped with incredible resources and are determined to make a positive difference in our world.

During 2024, I look forward to seeing girls love to learn. Our theme for this year is Respecting Relationships, where inclusion and compassion are evident in our close-knit community. Commencing as a boarder or returning to boarding comes with mixed emotions for parents and girls. Linda Stade, educator, provides some ideas to help settle into new routines. Boarding staff will be focusing on being available, listening, asking good questions, helping with organization, building relationships, communicating, providing appropriate study environments, and routines, and having your daughter involved in decision-making and building new friendships.

We look forward to our first close weekend Saturday 4 and Sunday 5, which includes a beach trip to Coffs Harbour for the day and other local activities on Sunday. Our Boarding Captains, Emily Edmunds and Jessica Beirne, will be providing Friday night activities during term 1, with the support from the year 12 cohort. Our dining hall will come alive with theme nights such as Valentine's Day, Childhood movies, Dynamic duos, 90 disco, and many more surprises.

Orah software is used to communicate permission slips for external outings. Please be aware permission slips and boarding communication will be via Orah.

Our 2024 Boarding Handbook is complete and updates have occurred. For new and returning families, it is important to take time to read this.

Positive changes are taking place. I look forward to working with you this year, and please don't hesitate to contact me if you wish to discuss any issues or challenges regarding your daughter.

Our boarding staff team feel honoured and proud to be part of NEGS, we educate to inspire and duty of care is at the forefront of our minds.

Kind Regards

Kassy Cassidy

Head of Boarding


NEGS is a proud member of the Australian Boarding School Association (ABSA).


Welcome Back BBQ


On Monday 29 January, there will be a Welcome Back BBQ. This will act as the Boarders dinner for Monday night, however, all NEGS families are invited. 

We ask that you RSVP for catering purposes. 



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