From the College Captain

"What lies behind us, and what lies before us, pales in comparison to what lies inside us"

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can easily lose sight of what Ralph Waldo Emerson articulated so clearly – that who we are is of greater importance than things we have done or will do.

A Bennies girl is hospitable, welcoming anyone and everyone. This is even more noticeable in 2018, the Year of Hospitality and Good Samaritan Year of Inclusion. We appreciate what each and every girl can bring to our collective story, building a community where everyone has much to contribute and is valued and celebrated.

A Bennies girl has a voice. She learns to be a confident young woman, secure in her abilities, resilience and strength, even in the face of challenges and obstacles.

A Bennies girl cares…about other people, the community and the world. She grows in compassion and empathy, and contributes to the wellbeing of the needy through social justice and outreach initiatives.

A Bennies girl is thankful. She appreciates the education she is being given and the love poured into her by family, friends and her school.

A Bennies girl is determined. She makes the most of her abundant opportunities, pursuing her passions, be they in sport, music, drama, innovation or academia.

And a Bennies girl acts…because whilst our deeds don’t define us, they are a natural and necessary demonstration of the values that take root and daily grow within us.

I am a Bennies girl and blessed to belong to a community that nurtures these qualities within me. Embarking upon my final year at the College, I can say with sincerity and certainty that what lies behind and in front of me pales in comparison to the woman that Bennies is inspiring and helping me grow to be. 

Jaime Dunn

College Captain