Opening Night of “Bring It On!”
Congratulations to Anne Corry, Lindy Mumme, Alice Dawes, Trevor Howlett and all of the team, who provided a great celebration of the performing arts at the opening night of, “Bring It On” on 8th August. The hours of hard work to give our students this opportunity is appreciated by us all. The girls performed with energy and passion clearly enjoying every moment. The season for Cast 1 concludes this Friday and Cast 2 perform 15th-17th August at 7.30pm.
Success of Former Students!
After months of gruelling, full time training our 2017 College Captain, Courtney McKenzie has been commissioned as a lieutenant in the Australian Army. During the final month of training Courtney attended the Royal Military College in Duntroon, Canberra for final assessments. This included living in the bush for 2 weeks while Courtney was assessed as a Platoon Commander and a Platoon Sergeant. The pass rate is extremely low but not only did Courtney pass, she received her commission as Lieutenant in the Royal Australian Signals Corp, posted in Townsville where Courtney is working as a commander for the regiment. In 2019 Courtney will be posted back to Melbourne leading a new squadron working to develop robo-mechanics for the specialised infantry. Courtney’s gratitude to all of the staff at Melbourne Girls’ is overwhelming and we are all very proud of her determination, resilience, intelligence and strength.
Hayley Ricketson who attended MGC during the 1990s has a play opening in London in September.
“Hayley is a playwright and general theatre practitioner from Melbourne, Australia. As well as recently completing her MA in Text and Performance at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and Birkbeck, University of London, she has written and staged two original plays in Australia and has experience as a writer, director, performer, stage manager and production manager. She is currently focusing on playwriting, Graceful being the second play she has written since moving to London a year ago.”
Ms McCarthy takes personal credit for her success as her first play was staged at MGC for Medieval Day!
Congratulations Hayley on behalf of the alumni and MGC community.
Global Village Bi-Lingual Speech Competition
We congratulate our Chinese students who participated in the Global Village Bilingual Speech Competition from the 27th to 29th July in Melbourne. Students from Prep to Year 12 from over fifty Victorian schools participated. After much preparation and three days of intense competition Matilda Smithers of Year 11 won first prize, Hannah Ross, Year 11 third prize and Samantha Kintanar, Year 9 third prize in her section.
All of our students demonstrated outstanding language skills, tremendous confidence and great team work, which is the result of the hard work and contribution of our world class Chinese team, PingPing Elliott, Lucy Chen, Bibo Shi, Huan Bao and Will Li. As Matilda’s family noted, “The quality of the Chinese teaching at MGC and the commitment of the staff is exceptional”.
Rotary National Youth Science Forum
Congratulations to Year 11 students Molly Sharrock and Hannah Ross, were accepted into the twelve day residential National Youth Science Forum Program for inspiring young scientists.
This program is offered by Rotary International and a very limited number of Year 11 students from around Australia are selected each year. The sessions include entrepreneurship and critical thinking in a science related field.
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV)
Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback to date on the installation of security cameras on the perimeters of Melbourne Girls’ College. Our next School Council meeting will be held 21 August where all of the feedback received by 29 July will be discussed. Overwhelmingly, the view is that the cameras are a safety measure to proceed with which, hopefully, we will never need to utilise.