Nostrum Viator

12 July 2017
Issue One
From our Principal
Foundation Day 2017
Around the School
Primary Sports Report
Secondary Sports Report
What a great show!
Coming Soon!
Western Europe Study Tour
Parents and Friends
Where are they now?
Save the Date
Moama Anglican Grammar
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From our Principal

Moama Anglican Grammar is thinking globally and acting locally with the launch of the Honours Program

Today’s students are preparing themselves for active participation both within their community and on the global stage and Moama Anglican Grammar would like to play a bigger role in this process. Later in July, Moama Anglican Grammar will launch their Honours Program, an innovative and collaborative scholarship approach increasing the opportunities for new students to gain a quality education at the school while developing strong partnerships with community organisations and businesses.

 

Moama Anglican Grammar has always encouraged students to fulfill their potential with honour and excellence, the school’s creddo. The Honours Program opens that door to more students with the opportunities for scholarships to new students extending beyond the traditional academic, music and sporting arenas to performance, hospitality, primary industries, entrepreneurship and more.

 

In line with the move in education towards preparing our students to be innovative, problem-solvers, global contributors and collaborative learners these scholarships come with the added benefit of support from local businesses and organisations thereby connecting the experiences in the world beyond school to the daily experiences of the students. The Honours Program connects school and community, as in the Nigerian proverb, ‘It takes a whole village to raise a child’. The connections each Honours Program student will make with the partnering organisations and businesses will provide an enduring association throughout their schooling and the opportunity for collaborative projects between the school, the business and the student.

 

There are two main types of Honours available at Moama Anglican Grammar and these are Bursary and Tuition Remission. These Honours are applied to the school’s tuition fees, not the associated cost of schooling.

  • A Tuition Remission Honour is a subsidy on tuition fees for the life of a student’s education at the school and levels of remission vary from 10% to 70%.
  • A Bursary Honour assists families of children who many not be able to access or afford a Moama Anglican Grammar education. This may include low income, rural, indigenous or international/refugee families. Bursaries are means tested and may be for the life of a student’s education in the school or applied annually. They tend to be 100% remission of tuition fees.

The Honours Program is open to prospective students in Years 5-11 in a range of categories that reflect the range of talents and abilities of young people today. The program focuses on extending talents and the pursuit of aspirations. The aim is for students to develop a strong sense of honour and excellence, caring for themselves, their community and the world in which we all live.   

 

The application process begins with the Information Evening, Tuesday 18 July 7:30pm where Principal Teresa Deshon will provide the details of the Honours Program and answer any questions. Applications close Monday 31 July.

 

Foundation Day 2017

Resource Centre Opens

At this year's Foundation Day Ceremony the Resource Centre was officially opened, an exciting day for everyone who had been eagerly waiting to see this state of the art building 

 

We were privileged to have The Honourable Member for Farrer Ms Sussan Ley officially open our Resource Centre.  Ms Ley encouraged students to make the most of the opportunities available to them in an educational setting such as Moama Anglican Grammar before unveiling the plaque. She implored students to "Do what you love, and love what you do". For her this was a fascination with combustion engines and flying. She also reinforced how valuable positive teachers are to student outcomes.

 

Another highlight of the Foundation Day service was the presentation of an award to Fran Galvin OAM for Distinguished Board Service.  Fran was an integral member of the Moama Anglican Grammar original steering committee and a Foundation Board Member.  Fran's service to our fledgling school was extremely "hands on", performing a multitude of tasks which enabled the school to flourish.  We are grateful for her determination, persistence and consistent demonstration of our Core Values.    

 

Foundation Day Cup

Our students continued to celebrate Foundation Day by contesting the "Cup".  It was really special to see Kindergarten through to Year 12 students taking part in a number of activities including:

  • Tunnel Ball 
  • Primary Sack Race 
  • Bean Bag Toss 
  • Hula hoop comp 
  • Footy Kick
  • Tug of War
  • Soccer Goal
  • Basketball 
  • Lobster Catch 

Each house endeavoured to earn the most points to take out the Foundation Day Cup. For 2017, congratulations to Perricoota House for taking out the win.  The winners of the  hotly contested Foundation Day Gift were: 

Primary Girls:

1st - Isabella Jachim

2nd - Sienna Quinlan

3rd - Jenna Montgomery

 

Primary Boys:

1st - Sam Edgar

2nd - Riley Williams

3rd- Dithira Abeywardena

 

Secondary Girls:

1st - Laura Kadri

2nd - Poppy Palmer

3rd - Alannah Gilmore

 

Secondary Boys: 

1st - Ben Martin

2nd- Clayton Scott

3rd - Bailey Steenbuck

 

Around the School

Stay Up to Date

It has been a very busy semester around the school with students participating in a variety of camps, excursions, events and more! If you missed anything from this semester or would like to stay up to date with all our news be sure to like our Facebook Page and follow us on Instagram and Twitter.

 

Bombers Drop In

Our Year 3 and 4 students had a fantastic time working with Jayden Laverde and Brent Stanton from Essendon Football Club during a skills clinic held here on Tuesday 16 May. Our K-6 leaders, Mr Rudge and Ms Deshon were privileged to have lunch with Jayden and Brent, which was provided by the Year 12 Food Technology students. The leaders enjoyed asking questions regarding leadership, training and all things football.

 

The Adventures of Richie 

Our Information Technology Expert Richie has been very busy during Term 1 and 2.  Richie is a humanoid robot who loves to share his knowledge and show off his impressive dance skills.  So far this year Richie has worked closely with Mr Hindson, Mr Hickingbotham,  Ms Deshon and our Year 9/10 Multimedia and Robotics classes.  Richie has also been visiting our Primary classes helping students learn about e-safety. He made a special appearance at our recent Open Afternoon Showcasing Years 7 and 8 demonstrating his downball skills.

 

Camps

Year 12 PDHPE -  Our Year 12 PDHPE students travelled to Geelong for a three day camp conducting physiology activities. Students went Sea Kayaking and Stand Up Paddle Boarding with Go Ride A Wave and took took part in Eye in the Sky at the Victorian BioScience Education Centre in Geelong. This exposed students to leading edge GPS Athlete tracking equipment, including real time feedback systems measuring distance, speed and heart rate.

 

Another highlight of the Year 12 PDHPE trip was the opportunity for the students to meet elite netballer Maddie Robinson. Maddie is currently the Collingwood Magpies captain and has played for the Australian Diamonds numerous times over the past 10 years. The students listened in awe as she spoke from an elite athlete perspective.

 

Year 8 Camp - Our Year 8 students had a great time away on camp. Among other things, students went surfing, tackled the high ropes course, took night walks and visited the Twelve Apostles site. The cold and rain didn't stop these campers!

 

Year 5 Camp - Our Year 5 students ventured to Cave Hill Creek Campsite at Beaufort near Ballarat. The camp included a day at Sovereign Hill with an evening show of 'Blood on the Southern Cross' and a trip to Lake Wendouree Adventure playground. Over the camp the students participated in canoeing, low ropes, bouldering wall, bike riding, map reading and much more! 

 

Supporting our Local Community

Teddy Bears Picnic

If you went down to the soundshell on Friday 3 March you were sure of a big surprise! For every bear that ever there was gathered there for certain, because it was the day the Teddy Bears had their picnic! Congratulations to our student committee and Miss Sophie Moylan who did a fantastic job organising and running this community event!

 

Shrove Tuesday

On Tuesday 28 February pancakes were in high demand! Our Primary and Secondary students were able to purchase pancakes with all funds raised going towards Anglicare.  Also, Mrs Pinson's Year 8 Food Technology students designed their own pancakes for Shrove Tuesday.  A special thank you to our parent volunteers who helped out on the day!

 

Homelessness Sleepout
Some dedicated students and staff committed themselves to our inaugural Year 10 Sleepout for Homelessness overnight Thursday 22 June.  It also happened to coincide with the coldest nightly temperatures recorded so far this year! A hardy group of 15 students and 5 staff braved the intense cold to experience the difficulty of sleeping rough, and to learn more about the issues of homelessness in order to be informed and engage in community conversation.

 

 

Excursions

Year 11 Agriculture - Agriculture students visited The Strawberry Pick, where they discussed the role of soils, plant growth and pest management with Wayne and Matt. A favourite part of the trip was picking and tasting the amazing strawberries!

 

Year 9/10 Agriculture - As part of their studies our Year 9 and 10 Agriculture students visited the Crossman’s Avocado Farm to observe the running of a commercial property.

 

HSC Music and Year 11 Drama - students enjoyed their excursion to Melbourne to see a performance of Kinky Boots at Her Majesty's Theatre. Drama students furthered their understanding of characterisation, dramatic elements and theatrical conventions utilised in a theatre production. Our HSC Music students who were studying the topic, ‘Music Theatre’,  watched, analysed and discussed the live musical performance. Students were also lucky enough to have a private Q&A session with cast member, Jess Condon after the show!

 

Year 9/10 Forensics Incursion - Our Year 9/10 Forensic Classes took on the roles of detectives for their incursion. Their task was to solve a crime by gathering all the evidence. Under microscopes they investigated finger prints, shoe impressions, blood splatters, fibres and much more!

 

Young Performers Concert

There were so many fantastic performances at our 2017 Young Performers Concert. Our Primary students are very talented musicians!

 

Click here to watch Indiah Gilmore in Year 6 with her spectacullar rendition of 'Don't Rain On My Parade'.

 

Year 11 Formal

Year 11 students had a fantastic time at the inaugural Moama Anglican Grammar Year 11 Formal. Take a look at highlights from the night including the karaoke!

 

Primary Sports Report

Sport, Sport, Sport!

The Primary School sporting scene has been blessed with sunny skies and perfect weather in 2017. Students have been very excited and we have seen a great standard of competition and enthusiasm from all involved.

 

The Primary Swimming Carnival was a close finish with Perricoota narrowly taking home the silverware in front of Meninya.

 

RAS Primary Swimming in Wagga was the first of our many long trips to compete this year. Students’ effort and behaviour was exceptional and students all represented our school proudly.

 

Primary Athletics was a reversal of the Primary Swimming as Meninya exacted their revenge, edging out Perricoota for first place in the house trophy. This was our first event of the Year that involved all the Primary students.

 

The Primary Cross Country was a great success with an amazing turn out of parents to watch the students run. Students completed the long course strongly with some very close finishes. The following students won their events:

  • Kinder: Kira Ubukata(girl) & Alfred Cunningham (boy)
  • Year 1: Winifred Monaghan (girl) & Hugh McDonald (boy)
  • Year 2: Bella Kendrick (girl) & Aiden Anderson (boy)
  • 9 Year old: Clara Edgar (girl) & Albert Cunningham (boy)
  • 10 Year old: Jilly Jones (girl) & Mitchell McLean (boy)
  • 11 Year old: Isabella Crossman (girl) & Luke McDonald (boy)
  • 12+ Year old:  Brodie Jardine (girl) & Sam Edgar (boy)

 

As reported elsewhere in this newsletter, the 2017 Foundation Day sports demonstrated a great sense of community and the students thoroughly enjoyed the house based games.  It was also extremely enjoyable for the Primary to have Year 12 students running the events and demonstrating their leadership skills.  The Year 12 students gained a lot of fun from it too!

Mr Callum Gibbs

Head of Primary Sport

 

 

Secondary Sports Report

Swimming

Term One is always a busy term and this year was no different with our House Swimming Carnival being held in the second week in steamy near 40 degree weather. The students lapped this up with participation rates being an all-time high, with the Year 12 students leading from the front. Meninya took out the Swimming Shield, which was their first haul of silverware for quite some time.

Age Champions

  • 13 & Under - Maia Uys and Darcy Bruns
  • 14 Year Old - Ashleigh O'Neill and Jacob Shaw
  • 15 Year Old - Meg Eishold and Thomas Holmes
  • 16 Year Old - Hayley Holmes and Cooper Wallace
  • 17 - 19 Year Old - Hollie Luke and Chris Uys

Record Breakers 

  • Maia Uys – 13 and Under Girls Freestyle (32.48), Butterfly (35.66),
  • Hayley Holmes – 16 Year Old Girls Freestyle (30.25), Butterfly (36.19), Breaststroke (40.72), Backstroke (36.67)
  • Ashleigh O’Neill – 14 Year Old Girls Butterfly (34.61)
  • Meninya – 15 Year and Under Girls Medley Relay (2:59.17)
  • Perricoota – 16 -19 Year Old Girls Medley Relay (2:55.61)
  • Perricoota – 16 Year Old Girls Freestyle Relay (2:24.89)
  • Martin – Open Boys Freestyle Relay (2:08.58)

36 students enjoyed an overnight stay in Wagga prior to participating in the Border Independent Secondary School Association (BISSA) Swimming Carnival. Ashleigh O’Neill was our best placed swimmer, coming 1st in Backstroke and 2nd in breaststroke. Many other students finished in the top five.

 

Emma Weiser was the schools only representative at the Combined Independent Schools (CIS) Swimming Championships. Emma swam in the 100m Freestyle and recorded a new PB by 3.13 seconds.

 

Athletics

After some indifferent weather last year, Mother Nature put on a beautiful Autumn day for our 2017 House Athletics Carnival. We saw records smashed, the teachers humiliated in the staff v student relay and, as always, a big crowd at the high jump while the open boys were strutting their stuff.  Martin reigned supreme again, winning the House Shield. 

 

Age Champions

  • 13 & Under - Poppy Palmer and Andrew Martin
  • 14 Year Old - Lila McMinn and Angus McKindlay
  • 15 Year Old - Alex Tenace and Jonathan Martin
  • 16 Year Old - Claudia Mawson and Darcy Nelson 
  • 17 - 19 Year Old - Paige Pinson and Benjamin Martin

Record Breakers

  • Andrew Martin – 13 and Under Boys 200m (27.16), Triple Jump (9.32m)
  • Mason Briscoe – 15 Year Old Boys 100m (12.16), 200m (25.15)
  • Laura Kadri – 15 Year Old Girls 100m (13.17), 200m (27.87), 400m (1:08.26)
  • Claudia Mawson – 16 Year Old Girls High Jump (1.53m)
  • Darcy Nelson (Equal) – 16 Year Old Boys High Jump (1.60m)
  • Benjamin Martin – 17-19 Year Old Boys 100m (11.41), 200m (23.20), Triple Jump (11.50m)
  • Clayton Scott - 17-19 Year Old Boys Shot Put (12.54m)
  • Quinn Kane - 17-19 Year Old Boys 800m (2:17.00)
  • Martin – 13 and Under Girls 4 x 100m Relay (1:01.43)

 

Cross Country

What a great way to finish Term 1 with the House Cross Country being held on the last day of term. The weather was again fantastic which made for some healthy competition between the students. The House Shield which combines the Secondary and Primary results was awarded to Martin.

 

Age Champions

  • 13 & Under - Poppy Palmer and Andrew Martin
  • 14 Year Old - Jayda Richardson and Coby Cox
  • 15 Year Old - Meg Eishold and Deagan Tomkins
  • 16 Year Old - Chloe Bishop and Darcy Nelson
  • 17 - 19 Year Old - Paige Pinson and Liam Tenace

Approximately 40 students took on the challenge of attending BISSA Cross Country. We had many respectable finishes with Samual Eddy placing 2nd and a number of other students placing in the top 15 which earned them an invite to CIS Cross Country.

 

The following students competed at the CIS Cross  Country in Sydney;  

  • Poppy Palmer 
  • Cleo Oberin
  • Olivia Taranto
  • Georgie Gough
  • Georgia McLean
  • Josh McLean
  • Darcy Nelson

 

15 & Under Giants Cup

Moama Anglican Grammar performed extremely well at the regional competition of the Giants Cup. Our girls team came away with two fantastic wins and our boys team progressed to the semi final and will play in Wagga Wagga on  Wednesday 9 August at Robertson Oval.

 

Other CIS Achievements

Clayton Scott – Congratulations to Clayton Scott who was selected to represent the CIS Soccer team at the NSW ALL School Championships. 

 

Poppy Palmer, Meg Eishold, Claudia Mawson – Have all been selected to represent the RAS netball team at the CIS netball championships to be held in Sydney in August.

 

Sunnie Habgood - Congratulations to Sunnie Habgood who represented the school at the CIS Touch Football Championship in Sydney.

 

CIS AFL 15&U Girls - Congratulations to Jayda Richardson, Charlotte McGillivray and Alex Tenace who have been selected to represent the CIS at the NSW ALL School 15&U Girls AFL Competition. Results were:

CIS 0 - Sydney 44

CIS 6 - Riverina 2

CIS 7 - CCC 78

Miss Leah Thompson 

Head of Secondary Sport

What a great show!

Aladdin Trouble

After a great number of rehearsals spanning Semester 1, Year 5 students finally put their hard efforts on display and performed 'Aladdin Trouble!' on Thursday 15 June.

 

Students brought the well-known fable of Aladdin to life in the form of a panto-style musical. There were plenty of catchy songs, as well as comedy and a captivating storyline to keep the audience entertained throughout.

 

It was great to see all students enjoying their time to shine on stage in front of family and friends; being able to wear amazing costumes and stage makeup was a new experience for some, which further added to the fun.

 

Mrs Gibbs would like to thank all those who assisted in the success of 'Aladdin Trouble!', including teachers, staff, and students in the backstage and tech crews.  

 

Our students lit up the stage with their fantastic performances, each bringing their own twist to the character. Anastasia McLindon and Ella Bowler brought Jasmine and Aladdin to the stage wowing crowds with their singing and on stage presence. 

 

The show was filled with jokes and audience interaction making it a real crowd pleaser.  By the performance end the audience of over 200 were on their feet!

 

Well done to Year 5 students on a fantastic performance!

 

A huge thank you to Lisa Smith who created the amazing costumes and props for the 52 students and to Fiona Gibbs for her dedication in directing and choreographing the show.

 

Coming Soon!

2017 Secondary School Production Seussical Jr!

Rehearsals for the 2017 Moama Anglican Grammar Secondary School Production are in full swing. This year students will be performing the musical Seussical Jr, based around some of Dr Seuss’s famous books. The story follows Horton the Elephant and Jojo the Who, as they try to find their way in their own worlds. Of course, you can’t have Dr Seuss without the Cat in the Hat, who is the narrator of this story.

 

Students from Years 7 – 12 have been rehearsing since Term One and the cast of thirty have been utilising rehearsal time at lunch and after school to put the show together. Mrs Martina Richardson, the Musical Director for this production, has been working tirelessly with the whole cast to help them learn their music, songs and harmonies. Not only has Mrs Richardson been working with the whole ensemble at least three times a week, she has also spent time working with the leads and small groups individually to support them in preparation for their solos.  

 

Thankfully, for me as the Director, a team of students have kindly volunteered their time to help with the choreography. This has assisted in giving the show even more life and excitement. I would like to take this time to mention Zahli Calder, Madeline Kuluris, Rachel Kerr, Maddison Dowell, Maddilyn Watson, Sarah McMahon and Alex Dwyer for taking time out of their busy schedules to assist with this aspect of the show. Thank you so much girls!

 

Mrs Kim McFadden, our backstage guru, with the assistance of the backstage crew, is already working to create elements of the show. Her help with the coordination of this feature, has meant that we are well on the way to having props and costumes being made, sewn and put together. Because the musical is based on Dr Seuss, the production is going to be bright and colourful and this will certainly be reflected on stage. To assist with the energy of the show, Mr Danny Hindson has been designing our AV backdrops adding even more colour and ‘Seuss’ style to the visual effects.

 

Having such a dedicated and committed group of students has ensured a relaxed and really enjoyable development process. Through their work and the support of the casts, parents and guardians, we have been able to do a full run of the entire show, eleven weeks out from the performances. It was so exciting and allowed the cast members to see it all put together and to appreciate their own hard work. I am very proud of all those involved in this fantastic show, and I feel very fortunate to have the calibre of our amazing cast.

 

Seussical Jr will be performed at the Echuca Paramount Theatre on Thursday 3 August and Friday 4 August. Please keep an eye on the school newsletter for ticket information.

 

We are all very excited about bringing this show to Moama Anglican Grammar and our surrounding communities.

 

Ms Cathy James

Head of Drama and Production Director

 

Western Europe Study Tour

A group of fourteen students and three staff from our school recently returned from a trip of a lifetime, touring Western Europe for fourteen days, visiting the UK, Belgium and France.

We commenced our tour in London where we visited the British Museum, watched the ‘Changing of the Guard’ at Buckingham Palace, and saw famous monuments such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, St Paul’s Cathedral, Tower of London and Tower Bridge. We finished our tour of London with a cruise along the River Thames and a ride on the London Eye to catch the spectacular views across the city.

 

Next on the itinerary was a day trip out to the mysterious Stonehenge, one of Britain’s greatest national icons. We then continued on to the city of Oxford, where we toured a number of the elegant honey-coloured buildings that make up the colleges of the famous University of Oxford. Our guide also pointed out several places where scenes from the Harry Potter movies were filmed, much to the excitement of some of the students in the group!

 

Leaving Britain, we made our way under the English Channel in the Eurostar train to Brussels and then on to the Belgian town of Bruges. Bruges is a fairy tale medieval town with picturesque cobbled lanes and white washed almshouses set along canals. We climbed all 366 steps to the top of the Bell Tower in the main square for a breathtaking bird’s eye view, and then spent many hours leisurely exploring the town. For many of us, the time spent in this town was the highlight of our trip, particularly with all the Belgian chocolate!

 

Moving further south, we visited the sites of some of the important battlefields along the Western Front, focusing on those areas where Australian troops fought in the First World War. Our tour included numerous war cemeteries, memorials and fascinating war museums. While on the Western Front, we had the great honour of laying a wreath at the Menin Gate ceremony, which commemorates those who fought in the First World War and has been held in the town of Ypres almost every night since the end of the war.

 

Our final destination was Paris, where we eagerly ascended both the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, enjoying their excellent views over the city, before strolling the Champs-Élysées with its beautiful upmarket stores, patisseries and cafes. Also in Paris, we admired some of the artworks on display at the Louvre, the largest museum in the world, and later marvelled at the gothic architecture of the Notre Dame Cathedral, which was completed in 1345AD. We then saw some of the most beautiful monuments of Paris in a different light by taking a cruise along the Seine River, the heart and soul of Paris.

 

Our final day in France was spent at Versailles with a visit to the famous Palace and the expansive gardens that extend beyond it. The students loved getting lost in the labyrinth of rooms and dining by the lake in the magnificent spring sunshine!

 

We returned home tired, but with so many amazing memories and wonderful stories to share with our families and friends!

Mr Lee Macey

Head of HSIE

 

Parents and Friends

Moama Anglican Grammar Parents' and Friends' is enjoying its very first year of unity and operation. 

Our aim is to foster the spirit of the school's core Christian values through care and connection between families, teachers and staff.

 

We hope to achieve this through three main objectives being; the pastoral care of our community; community building through family participation in school endeavours as well as in the development of its environment; and lastly connecting the community through social events such as BBQs, discos and movie nights etc.

 

We have had so many positive experiences in our short time. From creating ANZAC Day wreaths from the school garden, volunteering in the primary Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation program to supporting families and students in need, so many school parents have offered their time to show they care. Above all, the PF dreams of creating a caring community legacy that students will remember fondly and that stays with them throughout their lives, no matter how far away their adventures take them from Moama Anglican Grammar.

 

Special thanks to the inaugural committee consisting of Maria Hall ( President), Suzan Dalziel (Vice-President), Inger Amos (Secretary), Ged Brandwick (Treasurer), Krystin Nagle (Sub-Committee), Claire Gibson (Sub-Committee), Maxine Donnan (Sub-Committee), Kim Lannen (Sub-Committee) and Peter Whitbourn (Sub-Committee). 

 

Where are they now?

Our Alumni

BROOKE GLENNEN CLASS OF 2013

Brooke Glennen is the founder of By Brooke Creative, a bespoke giftware range where she adopts handmade techniques to create meaningful keepsakes for children and parents alike. 

 

Using creative writing, storytelling, illustration, graphic design and styling Brooke has created a designer range focusing on childhood mindfulness and conscious parenting. 

 

Her brand is inspired by her own nurtured childhood, fond memories of feeling comfortable and cosy. Brooke want's children to develop lasting connections with their parents and to engage in settling experiences like storytelling and mindfulness. Her collection allows young children to experience love and support that shapes a generation of healthy and happy minds.

 

Her business venture By Brooke Creative began evolving in 2016 during her final year of a Bachelor of Design specialising in Styling & Creative Direction at the Whitehouse Institute of Design. The development of her signature project "My Mindfulness Series" led Brooke to create  My Mindful Child and Hanging Pods. She was then encouraged to introduce her designs onto the market. Brooke did just that and now has a number of new stockists based in Sydney and is making her way into Melbourne stores as well. Her designs can be found locally at at The Complete Garden and Kasoobi, whilst her full range and creative portfolio can be seen on her website.

 

Brooke is about to reach an exciting milestone taking up a commission to create an exclusive illustration piece for a luxury baby boutique in the USA . "I’m very excited to see what other global opportunities that might lead to," Brooke said.

 

When asked about her journey to becoming a prominent designer Brooke said "opportunities like this one didn’t just fall in my lap, I was very devoted to my university studies and embraced new challenges. I never understood the saying “you only get out what you put in” until recently after realising how many new skills I have learnt and am putting to practice. It’s always scary to meet new people and put yourself out there but amazing things happen when you get out of your comfort zone". 

 

Brooke's designs are a testament to her hard work and dedication. Throughout her studies Brooke received a number of accolades including;

  • HSC Graphics Award 2013
  • 1st Year Styling & Creative Direction Designer of the Year in 2014
  • 2nd Year Styling & Creative Direction Student of the Year in 2015
  • 3rd Year Styling & Creative Direction Designer of the Year in 2016

You may have seen Brooke's work featured recently in House & Garden Magazine, The Sunday Age and Home Beautiful Creative Collection. 

 

Website: www.bybrookecreative.com

Instagram: @by.brooke

Facebook: By Brooke Creative

HAYDON MARTIN CLASS OF 2013

Haydon recently  visited our Year 12 Agriculture students discussing his experience as a recent Melbourne University graduate. Haydon encouraged and inspired the students to continue their Agricultural studies through to a tertiary level.  He is currently travelling overseas.

TILLY KEENAN CLASS OF 2016

Tilly was featured in the June edition of Bella Magazine which foccussed on local women up to the age of 25 and the amazing things they are doing. Take a read about what Tilly is up to.  

AMY GLEDHILL CLASS OF 2014

Amy also featured  as one of our local women in the June edition of Bella Magazine.  She discusses the challenges she overcame to be where she is today. Read about Amy's journey below.

JEMIMA DRAPER CLASS OF 2010

Jemima has recently set up a Podiatry practice in Kyabram after completing a Bachelor of Health Science and a Masters of Podiatry Practice at La Trobe University in Bendigo.
 

As a Rochester local Jemima was baffled at the lack of podiatry services in Kyabram. Jemima wants to help serve a rural community like the one she came from. Interviewed in the Kyabram Free Press Jemima said “Health in rural areas is vitally important and I’m excited to do what I can to help out. A lot of people put up with foot pain because they aren’t sure where to go or the services aren’t available. I hope I can make life easier for people in town”.

 

Jemima’s practice caters fro a range of lower leg and foot problems. Sports injuries treatment, orthotics and children’s podiatry are some of the services she provides.

 

Jemima’s goal is to be accessible to the community with no referrals needed. Kyabram Podiatry is located at 93 Albion St.

 

MONIQUE SMITH CLASS OF 2010
Monique Smith completed Year 12 in 2010 as part of our Foundation graduate class. Monique is currently employed at Tindarra Resort and received the Echuca-Moama Tourism inaugural Emerging Young Leader Award for 2016.

 

JESS GLEDHILL CLASS OF 2013
Jess Gledhill graduated from Year 12 in 2013. Whilst on a tour around Europe Jess was offered an opportunity to write for the Riverine Herald. Click here to read more about Jess’s journey into sports journalism.

 

REBECCA WRIGHT CLASS OF 2011
Rebecca Wright graduated from Year 12 in 2011. She received an academic and golfing scholarship to Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey where she is currently studying Engineering and playing Division One Golf. Rebecca has completed three years and is working over her summer break with an internship at an engineering company in New Jersey before completing her senior year.
 
Rebecca and her team captured their second consecutive Northeast Conference women’s golf championship in April. With coach Rob Warren speaking highly of Rebecca “Junior Rebecca Wright (Melbourne, Australia/Moama Anglican Grammar School) continued her strong weekend by shooting a 76.That score gave her a total of 230 strokes (76-78-76) for the weekend and moved her into a tie for second place. 
 
Bec (Rebecca) played three solid rounds of golf.  She was our steadiest player all week and really played well enough to win, if she could have made a few more putts.”  Warren added, “I think it was a golf course that was very suitable to her eye because she doesn’t hit it off line very much, you just need to be accurate off the tee and she’s been working hard on her short game.  I couldn’t be happier for her success.”

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Photo: HSC Body of Work Decades Inspired Photography by Chelsea Webster

HSC Body of Work

Join us on Friday 1 September as we celebrate the creativity, artistry and imagination of our Graphic Design, Visual Arts, Multimedia, Information Technology and Food Technology students at our annual HSC Body of Work Exhibition. The Pre-Show will feature the works of our talented Year 9-11 students.  

 

Our Year 12 students will then showcase their HSC Body of Work which includes a variety of interactive works, innovative designs, taste testing and a range of artistic creations.

 

The image above is a piece form Chelsea Webster's Body of Work "Decades Inspired Photography". The image below is from  Bridget Morrisons Body of Work using Computer rendered art. 

 

 

The Grammar Experience 

Thursday 27 and Friday 28 July, Friday 4 August

Discover the Difference - Our Grammar Experience sessions provide prospective primary families with the opportunity for their child to spend time in the classroom with our current primary students, tour our wonderful facilities with our Head of Primary, Mr Nigel Rudge and enjoy an informal Q&A opportunity over morning tea.

Bookings essential - contact our Registrar on 03 5480 5900.

 

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