From Mr Phillips
How time flies as we are now half way through a busy and productive term 1.
Earlier this week I had the opportunity to accompany a number of our senior students to the Inspiring Australians Oration, presented by the Order of Australia Association.
The key presenter was the Lord Mayor of Melbourne, Sally Capp. Her messages resonated well with all those present in the audience, at Deakin Edge in Federation Square.
Two in particular could apply to all of us: “Have a go at doing good stuff” and Respect Failure - there are lots of barriers and headwinds but equally opportunities to learn, adjust and pivot towards new goals”
Another highly successful Prefects’ induction was held last week with Timothy Phillips who graduated in 2009, being our guest speaker. Timothy has maintained regular contact with the College and was able to highlight the varied pathways that are now open to students as they navigate the New Work Mindsets and the importance of being able to view the world through different lenses, than those typically conferred to privileged white males.
Congratulations to all of our Prefects who have started really well in their portfolios: Chaplaincy Jaslyn King, Cultural Diversity Lian Zaathang, Environment Ebony Llewellyn, Frazer House Kayla Jenkins, Olivia Ricci, Freeman House Damon Delaney, Amelia Phillips, Jackman House Mitchell Hart (Head Prefect) Charlie Wakeham, Mabo House Piper Copeland (Deputy Head Prefect), Patrick Cottin, Music Angus Delaney, Ianthe Volbrecht, Philanthropic Alice D’Arcy (Head Prefect), Performing Arts Melanie Arthur, Michael Syme (Deputy Head Prefect), Sport Harry Norman, Lachlan Shield, Visual Arts Fraya Jordan, Wellbeing Phoebe Roach.
Tomorrow evening, I look forward to joining with many of our Year 11 students and families as we celebrate another Presentation Ball at the Grand in Wantirna. The participants have given up many evening hours to rehearse and learn their dance routines.
Term 1 is a timely reminder about Private Property being brought to School. The Department does not provide personal accident insurance or ambulance cover for students. Parents and guardians of students, who do not have student accident insurance/ambulance cover, are responsible for paying the cost of medical treatment for injured students, including the cost of ambulance attendance/transport and any other transport costs.
As part of RSCs voluntary charges, student accident insurance/ambulance cover is available and can be arranged by parents/guardians for individual students.
Please also note that private property brought to school by students, staff or visitors is not insured and the Department does not accept any responsibility for any loss or damage.