Our Year 6 girls and their mothers enjoyed special time together recently on the inaugural Mother-Daughter weekend. Held at a resort near Phillip Island, the weekend was run by Jewish Studies teacher, Naomi Rubinstein, as a way for mothers and their daughters to share quality time together in a Shabbat environment, at this very important stage of a girls’ life.
Over the weekend, which combined meaningful and fun activities, participants explored a variety of topics, from ‘what makes a modern day woman of valour?’ to ‘things we love and appreciate about our own mothers’, peer pressure and self-esteem.
Naomi, together with two Old Collegian madrachim, led discussions on values and role modelling, as well as ensuring the level of ruach, fun and dancing was always high.
The weekend was so successful we hope to make it an annual event for Year 6 girls and their mothers.