Farewell and good luck to our Year 12 students
On Monday 22 October, we will celebrate the final day of formal schooling for our wonderful class of 2018. The final days of any major milestone are emotional, full of fun, reminiscences and a sense of “what does the future hold?” Thank you to Pat Sklavakis and Sandor Kazi who have nurtured our students all year, how quickly October has come around!
The day will begin with breakfast, followed by a whole school assembly and guard of honour stretching from the gym to the world beyond MGC. In the evening, we will formally celebrate with the girls and their families, indeed over 600 guests, at the Melbourne and Olympic Park Function Centre.
Our staff work tirelessly to ensure every learning opportunity is supported, their dedication to the girls is extraordinary. Each experience detailed below has attracted messages from parents who appreciate the enormous work undertaken by our staff, this is one example which reflects many:
“Hi Ms Money
What a great vocal showcase on Monday evening - another wonderful testament to the dedication and talent of Ms Corry and the vocal teachers - Susan de Jong and Ellyce Calder.
All the girls had so much confidence and Susan was particularly great at putting everyone at ease when things went wrong, which is such as valuable skill for all performers to learn.
Well done MGC on a truly great music program.”
Thank you to:
Anne Corry, Ellyce Calder and Susan de Jong for the vocal showcase including the A’Cappella Choir
Lucy Chen, Bibo Shi and Nia Holdenson for the China trip
Tim McDougall, Ella McDonald and Pat Sklavakis for the French trip
Lenore Twist Catie Cameron-Martin and Emily Shaw for the Aerobics National Competition
Jordan Evans for the Dance Showcase eagerly anticipated next week
Lisa Rosos for accompanying Lilian Gonzales, Meg Funston, Mia Eley and Jess Rogers to Q & A on Monday night.
Andrew Beck, Steph Burgess and the coaching team for the grand opening of the Rowing Season, working bees and ergathon on Friday
Jo Jepsen for leading Technology week with her team
Roger Dunscombe for the Year 12 media film screening at ACMI
Andrew Beck and Emily Shaw for the trail blazing Weight Lifting Club, the first in a girls’ school!
Lilian Gonzales won “Best Speaker” at the Debating Association of Victoria awards last week held at Methodist Ladies College. This is a major achievement against State and private schools and over 100 fellow entrants.
Lena Demaison in year 12, who left France when she was 5 years old, won the French Ambassador’s prize in the “native French speakers’ category”.
Official Opening of the Netball Courts
On Tuesday 16 October we welcomed the Minister for Sport and Recreation Hon John Eren, Minister for Planning and Member for Richmond, Hon Richard Wynne, Rosie King CEO Netball Victoria, students, staff and dignitaries to the official opening of the new netball courts. We are proud to be part of this Inner City Netball initiative which will foster sporting opportunities, healthy lifestyle and fun for our students and the wider Richmond community. We are grateful to the Department of Sport and Recreation, Minister Eren, Rosie King, the Department of Education and Training and Minister Wynne for their combined leadership of this project for our college and Richmond.
It is with great pleasure we welcome Sefija Demirova to the principal team. Melbourne Girls’ is fortunate to have exemplary staff who look for the next challenge in their careers. We also welcome our new psychologist, Julia Kefford who will work alongside Pen Wilmot in the Wellbeing Centre.
The following senior appointments have been made to date for 2019:
Many thanks for your ongoing support in preparing the girls for the best future possible.