VCE Premier’s Awards
It was with great pride I attended the VCE Premier’s Awards at the Convention Centre on 15 May. We received four awards, an excellent reflection on our students, parents and hard working staff. It is such a proud day for parents as they see their daughters rewarded for hard work, grit and talent. Congratulations to Van Pham named “Top International Student”, Brianna Spinks for Philosophy, Claire Cheesman for Business Management and Eve Brightling for German. Congratulations to the dedicated teachers who supported the girls, in particular Alison Lam, Liam Brown, Pat Sklavakis, Sandor Kazi and the International Student team.
Student Member Category of School Council Election Results
Congratulations to Charlie Young and India Warren-Smith on their election to School Council. Having student voice represented in such a meaningful way will help MGC flourish.
The Inaugural MGC Writer’s Festival and re-opening of the Library
The official opening of our newly refurbished library took place on 11 May to coincide with the inaugural MGC Writer’s Festival. Jessica Watson engaged us with tales of her life history, courage, loneliness at sea and writing. The many students, parents and staff in attendance were in awe of her achievements and future plans.
Congratulations to the organising committee Lisa Rosos, Shaunagh O’Connell, Sylvan Dorney, Paul Carter, Louise Excell, Ashley O’Brien, Emma McCowan, Brooke O’Callaghan and Year 9 students Jo Vossos, Imogen Leigh, Claudia van Vliet and Laura Wilcox, for their tireless efforts in planning and leading the festival and the launch of the MGC Anthology. The evening saw more exemplary staff Nancy Sandilands, Bryony Sahlstrom, Jordyn Taylor, Sefija Demirova, Anne Corry, Lenore Twist, Isabella Kontogeorgis, Glen Holland, Robyn Wilson-Rychner, Nunu Bisogni, Lizzie Hajzler, Michael Newton, Andrew Arney and Brent Houghton.
Thank you to Linda Brown who led the original planning of the library with architect Bruce Baade and the team at Baade Harbour Australia, the final result.
Rotary: Making a Difference at Melbourne Girls’ College
The Ainger Public Speaking Award sponsored by Richmond and Melbourne Park Rotary Clubs is always an excellent event. Congratulations to Gemma Taylor of Year 12 who came an extremely close second in the final of the competition on 21 May. Ten finalists are selected from the many heats conducted throughout May and the standard was excellent. Gemma has participated in the competition for six years and is ready to take on the wider world of oratory from now on!
Congratulations to Lucy Skelton who has been nominated for the Local Hero Award which recognises the achievements of an individual who has contributed significantly to sustainability. And to the Sustainability Collective nominated for the Community Action Award which recognises groups and organisations that have made a significant contribution to sustainability.
Year 12 Drama Performance 15 May
Congratulations to students and Lindy Mumme on the Year 12 Drama performances. Based on the themes of origin and destiny each performance explored the journey of humankind. The stimulus was provided by Lance Balchin’s dystopian children’s book “Mechanica”. In “Adam’s Apple” Isabelle Carney, Alex Dolan, Jeanti Exton, Zsari Gill, Zara Guss, Miranda Koop and Nicola Lennon explored artistically and intellectually the creation story, inhumanity and environmental
In “Trial 6459” Bella Crawford, Chantelle Daher, Imogen Howden, Kala Rosebirch, Sophie Townsend, Laura Walsh and Hannah Willoughby used the butterfly effect to illustrate how historical tragedies can have catastrophic repercussions for both today and the future. In both productions the themes were interwoven cleverly with both pathos and humour. It was a privilege to be part of the audience to witness each students’ hard work and passion for drama.