Holy Child students recently participated in retreats designed to encourage the girls to re-connect with their peers, faculty members, and ultimately themselves. Retreat themes explored spirituality, prayer, respect and trust. Anne Marie Altomare '16 shared her reflections about the experience. "The junior retreat was a class bonding experience with a lot of fun activities at The Cliffs rock climbing facility. The theme of our retreat was trust, and what better way to learn about trust than to be suspended 40 feet in the air on a rock climbing wall? Whether we struggled to reach the final stones on the walls, attempted the bouldering walls without a harness, or showed off our moves during the dance battle, we all felt supported by the rest of the class cheering us on. With sore arms we headed back to the temple and listened to Mrs. Ricci, a former Holy Child teacher, talk to us about three kinds of trust-- trust in ourselves, trust in others, and trust in God. In small groups and as a class we talked about the importance of trust and the difficulties that we face when we trust. By the end of the day, not only did we have a fun time rock climbing, but we also grew closer as a class."
Progress continues daily on the construction of our new Field House! As we watch the building take shape, both inside and out, we look forward to what the new facility will provide to our community. Not only will this state-of-the-art Field House enhance our athletic programs, the facility will enable us to expand our innovative programs for current and future students, and significantly add to the profile of our unique school. Pictured here are Athletics Director Amy Pare and Associate Athletics Director Beau Morki enjoying a quick tour of their new office area. What an incredibly exciting time at Holy Child as we look forward to a "bright and joyful future."
Congratulations to the varsity basketball team who kicked off 2015 with a strong start and a great win against Chapin! Holy Child celebrates Victoria Hanley who was named "Player of the Week" by The Journal News last week. A freshman on the varsity basketball team, Victoria has proven to be a tremendous asset, both offensively and defensively. Click the title above to read about Victoria and the exciting season ahead for the team. Be sure to mark your calendars for the team's next game February 8 at 11:30 a.m. against Hackley. Go Gryphons!!
Photo courtesy of Melanie Cane.
This past weekend, eight Holy Child students in grades 10-12 attended the New York State Theatre Education Association Student Conference in Callicoon, N.Y. This is the fifth year that Holy Child students have participated in the annual conference, which hosts more than 800 students and educators from across New York State. During the conference, students participated in a number of performing arts related workshops including Aerial Arts, Theatrical Lighting and Design, and Musical Theatre Performance. Between workshops, students took advantage of dozens of performance and skill building activities and met with a variety of working professionals and arts educators from across the country. This year, senior, Cecelia Bonner was selected from a conference-wide audition to perform in the NYSTEA Student Showcase, featuring original plays by student playwrights. This was a huge accomplishment for Cecelia, and we were thrilled to cheer her on.
In the words of our founder Cornelia Connelly, "A very happy New Year to you each and all, and all the graces needed to pass the coming year." The community of the School of the Holy Child wishes you all a healthy and joyful new year. We welcome you to visit our school via our website or in person. To learn more about our founder and the educational philosophy of Holy Child schools, please click on the title above.
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