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IVANHOE ISSUE NO. 129 December 2015

What a Year that Was!


Farewell from

Mr Rod Fraser AM

During 2015, the School has enjoyed a number of wonderful Centenary celebratory events which have provided a superb opportunity to draw the Ivanhoe Grammar School community closer together, to reflect on our past achievements and, even more importantly, to look forward with confidence to the future.

Importantly, as the School enters a new era of leadership, there are also important legacies which will be able to be built upon in the years ahead. A Centenary Scholarship program; the revitalisation of the Gallery of Achievers including the introduction of a Young Gallery of Achievers; the launch of the Ivanhoe Diploma and the School’s success in gaining a Council of International Schools’ Global Citizenship Certificate, recognising the work that is being done in this area at Ivanhoe Grammar School, provides direction for the future. As I leave the School as Principal for the last 20 years, I do so with a sense of great joy and celebration at the successes of the School, tinged with a large measure of sadness that this will, indeed not be my professional home as it has been for the last two decades. What has been achieved has been as a result of the efforts of a large number of people who have all worked assiduously for the betterment of the School and those who come to enjoy an Ivanhoe education.

I have been humbled to be the School’s fourth Principal in its first century of operation and to lead the School during its Centenary Year.


As the School commences the next century of educational provision, I believe that we have the elements of a good plan and, I am sure, the determination and preparedness to continue to innovate, commit to objectives and deadlines and strive to be mindful of our capacity to help others achieve greatness for the benefit of those whom they will serve in their future lives. Long may the tenet of service to others, endure for Ivanhoe Grammar School. During 2015, we acknowledged the passing of two great supporters of the School: The Reverend Charles Sligo ED, who served as the third Headmaster between 1975 and 1995; and Mrs Mary Osborn (née Buckley), daughter of our Founding Head, The Reverend Sydney Buckley. Finally, I wish every success to Mr Gerard Foley, as the fifth Principal of Ivanhoe Grammar School and to his Leadership Team, together with the Board of Governors, as they chart the course to help build, maintain and extend the reputation and successes of Ivanhoe Grammar School for many years to come. Fidelis Usque ad Mortem Roderick D Fraser AM




Life Governorship Mr Neil Faulkner B.Bus, FCA Neil joined the Board of Governors of Ivanhoe Grammar School in November 2003 and has served with distinction since that time. A Senior Partner of KPMG, Neil was appointed Treasurer to the Ivanhoe Grammar School Board of Governors in March 2005. He was also a Member of the Audit and Risk Committee from 2004 and added considerably to the deliberations of this Committee, given his audit background. Neil retired from KPMG in November 2013 where he had been a partner for 25 years. During that time he had been President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and is a Trustee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Benevolent Foundation.

Neil served as an Employer Representative on the School’s Superannuation Fund Committee from 2004 to 2011. Neil, and his wife Alison, educated both their sons, James (Class of 2005) and Simon (Class of 2008) at Ivanhoe Grammar School. Neil retired as Treasurer on 25 March 2015 and the Board has benefitted considerably from Neil’s intellect and financial knowledge in the various roles that he has fulfilled over the past 12 years. Neil was offered Life Governorship on 17 July 2015.


Professor John McKenzie AM John McKenzie commenced at Ivanhoe Grammar School in Year 7, February 1960 and immediately made his mark on School life as a dedicated young sportsman and an outstanding academic. In his first year he was Dux of the year level and the Rhodes Award winner and was either Dux or a Rhodes Award recipient in six out of his seven years at the School. An outstanding young cricketer, John played in the First XI Premiership team in 1962 and went on to become Captain in 1965 and 1966. He was also a member of the First XVIII for many years. His leadership qualities were recognised when, in 1965 he was appointed as Prefect and in 1966, Captain of the School. On leaving School John went to La Trobe University where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science and PhD. From here he commenced an outstanding career in science and a thirty year association with the University of Melbourne. During his time at Melbourne, John has been Head of Genetics, Dean of Science and finally Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research). He has also been a Director of the Walter and Eliza Institute, the Florey Neurosciences Institute and the Optometry Council of Victoria.

Notwithstanding a busy work schedule, John has always found time for his beloved Rosanna Cricket Club and the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians’ Football Club, where he still can be seen at home games manning the scoreboard. John was Chair of Ivanhoe Grammar School's Science Support Group, which championed the growth and passion for science within the School. John's standing in the scientific community has encouraged speakers of the calibre of Sir Gus Nossal and Professor Peter Doherty to address our science forums. In February 2010, John was appointed Deputy Chancellor at La Trobe University, a position he held until his retirement in June 2013. John was appointed Education Advisor to the Board of Governors of Ivanhoe Grammar School in November 2010. In the 2011 Queen’s Birthday Honours, John was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia for service to higher education through administrative roles, to professional associations, and to the community. John was offered Life Governorship on 22 July 2015.

05 01 C  entenary All School Event, 5 February 2015 02 Rod  Fraser, 1995 03 Rod  Fraser at the IRIS Ministries Children's

Centre in 2003 04

Mr Neil Faulkner

05 Professor  John McKenzie AM

Life Governorship


Commissioning of

Mr Gerard Foley

On Tuesday 10 November Mr Gerard Foley was formally commissioned by The Archbishop of Melbourne, The Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier as the fifth Principal of Ivanhoe Grammar School at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne. 01

Before an assembled audience of Board members, current and past Chaplains of the School, invited guests, staff and student representatives from all Campuses, alumni, parents and friends, the Archbishop of Melbourne, The Most Reverend Dr Philip Freier formally commissioned and welcomed the Principal to the School. After a welcome from the Dean of Melbourne, The Very Reverend Dr Andreas Loewe and response and thanks from the Chairman of the Board of Governors, Mr Peter Kempen, as well as prayers from the Chaplains of the School, the combined Orchestras and Choirs performed a moving rendition of Song for Ivanhoe.

Following a Bible reading from a Plenty Campus Prefect, staff members, students, parents, and alumni formally welcomed Mr Gerard Foley to the position on behalf of the School community and he thanked them for their ongoing support. The formal commissioning by The Archbishop was greeted by the whole congregation who warmly and enthusiastically welcomed the new Principal to the School. Prayers of thanks were led by various members of the School community and the service finished with a moving performance of You’ll Never Walk Alone performed by the School’s combined Choirs and accompanied by the Jazz Band. The formal procession of the gathered clergy, The Archbishop, Mr Foley, students, senior staff and Chairman of the Board of Governors left the Cathedral to the School Hymn and Recessional Hymns.

Mr Brendan Kelly Brendan Kelly commences as Deputy Principal/Head of The Ridgeway Campus in February 2016. Brendan joins Ivanhoe Grammar School from Kristin School in Auckland where he has been the Senior School Principal for the last nine years. In this role he has had many highlights, from launching a new model of tertiary futures planning to developing a leadership program for over 100 students a year. Throughout his career Brendan has kept at the forefront his belief that every single student matters and that it is the great privilege of schools to develop the wonderful potential in each young man and woman. An experienced international educator, Brendan has taught in New Zealand, Asia and Australia. He is a former Head of Geography and Social Science, and has been an examinations marker and writer of teaching resources in New Zealand. In his school leadership career he has had roles as a Deputy and Associate Principal, Campus Principal, Senior School Principal and Acting Head of College. Committed to excellence, Brendan has been recognised for his work in lifting academic standards, reforming pastoral care and developing innovative teaching programs.


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A keen sportsman, Brendan has played and coached soccer, rugby and cricket for many years. Despite being a New Zealander and therefore dedicated to Rugby Union, he enjoys AFL and has been a supporter of the Carlton Blues for over 20 years. He is looking forward to returning to Melbourne and renewing his association with this great sport. An enthusiastic follower of netball, Brendan is delighted to see this wonderful game also thriving at Ivanhoe. A husband and dad as well as a teacher, Brendan draws great strength from his family and believes that healthy families are one of the keys to a stable society. An Anglican and occasional church historian, Brendan believes in valuesbased education in a climate of tolerance and compassion. He believes that schools like Ivanhoe can lead in this area and demonstrate to Australia, and the rest of the world, how to live and create opportunity in this exciting age. He is excited to be coming to Ivanhoe and says that he 'can't wait to start'. 'This is a superb school with an exciting international reputation and my family and I look forward to joining the Ivanhoe community in the New Year.'

02 01 C  ommissioning of Mr Gerard Foley at

St Paul's Cathedral 02 Mr  Brendan Kelly 03 S  tan Thomson, Cecil Martin, Frank Emery,

Charles Sligo, Len Allan and Eddie Sutton Photo taken in 1985 04 Reverend Charles Sligo


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Reverend Charles Sligo The Reverend Charles Sligo came to Ivanhoe as its third headmaster in 1975 succeeding Mr Victor Brown, who himself had led the School for 27 distinguished years following the retirement of the founder in 1947. Mr Sligo had earlier been a member of staff at Brighton Grammar School including periods as School Chaplain and Head of Junior School.

At his first academic staff meeting at Ivanhoe in early 1975, Charles somewhat shocked the assembled throng by announcing that he intended to ‘water the garden, then sit back and watch the weeds emerge and grow, before he decided to pull them out’ (or words to that effect!). However, this was not his style, as he didn’t believe in waiting, once an idea had sprung to mind. Rather, he saw the need for immediate action whether it be establishing a country centre, a new middle school, a sixth form centre, a swimming pool, additional classrooms, creating the early commencement program, the first school to do so, or even closing the beloved boarding house which had sustained the School during the depression years in the 30s but had since and sadly fallen on hard times. And much, much more was to follow, including the beautiful Ridgeway Campus chapel and perhaps the ‘jewel in the crown’, the acquisition of land and establishment of a second campus at Mernda. However, Charles Sligo was much more than a ‘bricks and mortar’ man. He sought the best in everything for his school and its boys and some of his achievements were extraordinary. I mention just a few of these: • An enormous growth in enrolment which more than doubled through the late 70s and 80s reaching the 1700 mark by the end of that decade.

• The academic transformation of the School both in breadth of offerings and in outcomes through this same time period plus, the development of alternative pathways, previously unheard of at a school like ours.

• The decision taken to acquire land in the Plenty corridor and, with the School council’s full support, Charles’ courage in taking the Commonwealth Government to the steps of the federal court in order to ensure that this new campus would be properly and fairly funded. The subsequent decision to offer places for girls at Mernda was of course to have huge implications for Ivanhoe’s future direction. • The significant widening of the range of sporting opportunities and, by his sheer willpower (and a lot of sweat and tears for staff), ensuring the School’s transformation in terms of success, especially at senior Premiership level. Coupled with this, there was also striking development in both drama and music and Charles’ insistence on maintaining the School’s Cadet unit in the face of the withdrawal of government funding, took real courage, especially given the decision by so many of our kindred schools to withdraw from Cadets. I might add that in 2015, Ivanhoe’s unit remains the largest voluntary school corps in Australia!

Charles Sligo was a wise and valued counsellor to his staff and an outstanding role model for those with aspirations of reaching the top of their profession. He was also a very generous man and, beneath his exterior mask, deeply compassionate – I am personally aware of the many students, parents and staff who witnessed at first hand his capacity to reach out and help, when problems threatened to overwhelm them. To Betty and Charles’ children, Graeme, Tim and Prue, we offer our sympathy on their loss and the School as a whole, deeply mourns his passing. Fidelis Usque Ad Mortem As delivered by Nigel Kendall at his memorial service in the School chapel on Thursday 29 October 2015. 04

Far more so than any of these material things however, the headmaster had always aimed to ensure that each of his students was offered as wide a range of academic and co-curricular opportunities as possible and stressed that the quality of the finished product was paramount. I believe he retired in 1995 happy in his own mind that the School was fully achieving this. Vale



CentenaryGala There was a buzz in the air at Melbourne’s premier performance venue, Hamer Hall. An enormous audience assembled to join in the celebrations for the School Centenary Gala on Tuesday 16 June 2015. Families, Alumni, staff and friends left behind the trams and the rush of Melbourne peak hour, and stepped into a world which energised our spirits and directed us toward a night of nostalgia and reminiscence. This was also our time to look ahead, projecting the promises of what was to come. The magnificence of the venue itself offered a handsome backdrop to our guest Ron Murray, who shared his gifts on the didgeridoo. Surrounded by a massed choir from both Campuses, this Australian-centric opening distilled the internationalist theme of the night by asking ‘Who are we’? We sought to hone in on School life and look at all that the School has achieved in its distinguished history. It reminded us that children do listen; they are the faces of the future and the custodians of a fast-changing world. Outstanding imagery on a panoramic screen depicted the day-to-day life of the School; the energy, the striving, the connections and the generations that stamp the place. Artworks


Centenary Gala

symbolised the transition of time and depicted the students’ perception of School life as they experienced it. Through dance, music, drama and narrative, we contextualised the school's cultural shifts, co-education and internationalism, and documented the academic rigour of the place, and celebrated the inclusivity of school life. Yes, this was a night to remember. In years to come we will all be able to say: 'I was a part of that celebration.' As those young people celebrated the life of a great learning institution, they anticipated what was beyond the safety of the School in the wider world, armed with a sense of responsibility and the zeal to be the social shapers of the future.



Something was stirring on 16 June, no matter what direction that takes. It was the stirring in young hearts and in young minds and it was palpable. A reminder that we belong to something bigger than ourselves; something that connects us, something that matters. Shaun Murphy Artistic Director Gala 2015, Head of Theatre STUDIES


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Ivanhoe Grammar School’s Centenary Ball took place at Grand Hyatt Melbourne on Saturday 8 August. Of all the events held in our Centenary Year, the Ball was the one function where members from all sections of the School Family came together – the Board of Governors, current and past staff, alumni, current and past parents, School suppliers and Centenary sponsors. A total of 650 guests filled the Ballroom to capacity, where they wined and dined, enjoyed a spectacular alumni floorshow and danced the night away to the Baker Boys Band. Clearly the word ‘Centenary’ resonated with our community as the Ball and the After Party sold out in record time. A VIP cocktail party for our Centenary sponsors provided the Principal with an opportunity to acknowledge their generosity as well as the work of the Centenary Ball Committee.


Highlights of the night included a tribute to our departing Principal, Rod Fraser, the draw of our Centenary raffle for one year’s tuition fee, and a loud auction of two Etihad packages to the UK. Proceeds from the raffle have been directed to the Centenary Scholarship Fund. Terry Kitchen Community Relations Manager



01 T  he Combined Gala Orchestra

'Letters to Home' performed by International students at the Gala Performers at Hamer Hall 04 The Ridgeway Campus 2014 School Musical Cast perform We Dance 05 C  entenary floorshow featuring Alumni Jack Brown ('06), Lana Murphy ('10), James Chappel ('03) and Payel Chakraborty ('14) 06 Principal Rod Fraser with members of the Centenary Ball Committee 07-09 G  uests enjoying the Centenary Ball 02



Centenary Ball








Teams of the

Centenary Dinner

Wednesday 28 October

Our final major Centenary event was the Teams of the Centenary Dinner held at Leonda by the Yarra on Wednesday 28 October. Over 300 guests gathered to celebrate 100 years of great sporting achievements by students at Ivanhoe Grammar School. The event was not only recognition of fine performances in the five original sports, but a celebration of a century of sport that includes many diverse sports from lawn bowls to softball. The audience of alumni, current and past staff, current and past parents and Centenary sponsors was entertained by MC, Tony Wilson, journalist and ABC radio broadcaster who pulled the night together with great wit. Highlights included the announcement of the Team Twenty for Girls’ Swimming and Athletics (1995 – 2015), followed by the Teams of the Centenary for Football, Athletics, Swimming, Tennis and Cricket. Each team member was

presented with a Medallion and Certificate, before having their team photos taken as a lasting memory of the night. We were also delighted that Rod Fraser announced the creation of two new Awards to honour David O’Halloran ('73) and Ben Cookson ('01) both of whom passed away recently. A Q&A with three of our top female sporting alumni – Alice Teague-Neeld, Emily Bamford and Maggie Webster – profiled their achievements in Netball, Skiing and Kayaking. We also inducted Stuart Wenn ('86) into the Sporting Hall of Fame. Over a twenty season career at AFL level between 1995 and 2014, Stuart umpired 341 senior games including five finals. The evening was a memorable occasion for the whole Ivanhoe Family. Terry Kitchen COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGER


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01 G  irls' Swimming and Athletics Team 02 03 04 05 06 07 08

Tennis Team Swimming Team Football Team A  thletics Team Cricket Team S tuart Wenn and Rod Fraser L to R: Maggie Webster, Emily Bamford and Alice Teague-Neeld interviewed by Tony Wilson


Centenary Dinner

09 L to R: Mahalia Deylen, Daniel Cookson, Marcus Cookson,

Casey Scott, Joanne Cookson, Shane Cookson, Tom O’Halloran, Karen O’Halloran and Rod Fraser 10 P  rimary and Secondary Choirs, Secondary Orchestra and Alumni perform 'The New World' 11 A Capella Ensemble perform 'Dancing in the Street' 12 Choir performance at the Centenary Concert 13 The Golden Symphony Orchestra


concerts Plenty Campus celebrated 25 years of Performing Arts with a magnificent concert held on Wednesday 16 September. The varied and entertaining program included Primary and Secondary instrumental and vocal ensembles as well as soloists and dance. The concert opened with a rousing fanfare from the Secondary Orchestra followed by a hauntingly beautiful rendition of The Hanging Tree from The Hunger Games. The Combined Primary Choir sang Michael Jackson’s Blame it on the Boogie and the Primary Chamber Strings were a welcome addition. Highlights of the evening included the Year 10 and Year 11 Music Class Ensembles, the talented Dance Ensemble who performed to How Big, How Blue choreographed by Emily McCarthy (Year 12) and the piano solo, Bohemian Rhapsody performed by Simon Pang (Year 11). The Secondary Choir, accompanied by the Jazz Band, performed a medley of songs from previous Plenty Campus musicals arranged by James Chappel. The spectacular finale The New World included over 80 performers on stage, providing a fitting end to the concert. Performed by the Orchestra and combined Secondary and Primary Choirs, and opening with solos from Jack Brown (’06) and Payel Chakraborty (’14), this item represented the past, present and future of Performing Arts at the Campus. In Tune supported the evening by providing a wonderful hamper for the raffle on the night. The evening was an outstanding success and a wonderful celebration of 25 years of Performing Arts at Plenty Campus. Congratulations and thank you to all involved. Virginia Creed HEAD OF MUSIC - PLENTY CAMPUS


The Centenary Concert at The Ridgeway Campus was held on Thursday 17 September. The concert celebrated the School’s 100 years with music from the Golden Symphony Orchestra, Abbado String Orchestra, Ridgeway Wind Symphony, Ridgeway and Locksley Choirs, Locksley Symphonic Band, Locksley String Orchestra and several Chamber Ensembles and Soloists, both vocal and instrumental. The evening commenced with a solo flute performance of Debussy’s Syrinx by Year 12 student Alison Edsell. The Abbado String Orchestra followed with the symphonic poem Scheherazade by Nikolai RimskyKorsakov featuring solo violinist Sam Rosella, and then Sweet Child of Mine the Guns ‘n’ Roses song featuring guitarist Dean Clohesy, Captain of Music. The program continued with a piano solo by Year 12 student Mei Ting Rao, the Combined Ridgeway Chorale and Locksley Chorale, the Woodwind Quintet with Mozart’s Voi Che Sapete, the Locksley String Orchestra’s rendition of Lord of the Dance and Song of Ice and Fire – the theme from the HBO series Game of Thrones. An unaccompanied saxophone solo by Ruby Marslen, introduced the Locksley Symphonic Band’s performance of two energetic pieces, followed by vocal soloist Scott Chandrasiri performing Bui Doi (the dust of life) from Miss Saigon. The Ridgeway Wind Symphony preceded a brilliant solo performance by Harry Blasco-Burke of Saint-Saens’ Cello Concerto Nr. 2 in D Minor Op. 119. Bringing the program towards its end, the vocal solo by Year 12 Captain of Music, Simren Seychell who performed Ain’t No Mountain High Enough. The evening culminated with the Golden Symphony Orchestra performing three pieces: Summer Dances, Overture to the ballet Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky and finally a medley from the musical Les Miserables. The evening was a wonderful mix of classical and modern music performed by ensembles and soloists and was the culmination of many months of practice and rehearsal by the students from Years 7 to 12. I would personally like to congratulate all the student performers and the Music staff who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to create this program. Here’s to the next celebration of a century of Music at Ivanhoe! Stephen Carpenter HEAD OF MUSIC – THE RIDGEWAY CAMPUS




Centenary Concert




The 19th Annual Plenty Visual Arts Exhibition

The 19th Annual Plenty Visual Arts Exhibition celebrated the creative talents of students from all secondary levels at Plenty Campus. Works on display were from subject disciplines of Art, Product Design and Technology, Media and Visual Communication Design. The exhibition was officially opened by artist and educator Marcus Jobling, who made a most engaging and enthusiastic speech. He demonstrated admiration for the diverse work on display and noted the courage it takes to publicly display work and the journey taken through the creative process, which is often the more challenging aspect in this journey towards the final piece. One of the highlights of the exhibition opening is the presentation of First Place and Runner Up of The Randal Marsh Art and Design Award and the Acquisition Award. This year, Sam Torre (Year 12 Art) was awarded First Place of The Randal Marsh Art and Design Award for his acrylic painting which observed the childhood mentality of imagination, curiosity and exploration. Runner Up was awarded to Jack Sellers (Year 12 Art) for his three sculptures examining Greek Mythology of ‘The Three Fates’. The Acquisition Award recipient was Casey Davine (Year 11 Studio Art) for her urban landscape photographs.


Now in its fourth year, the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians’ Association presented an encouragement award in the Visual Arts. This year Darren Wingjan (Class of 1989 and former president of the OIGA) presented the award to Rubi Dinardo in Year 10. Excellence and encouragement awards were also presented to students from each of the Years 7 to 10 Visual Arts classes and the evening concluded with the screening of films produced by Media students. Lawrence Dalton Head of Learning Area for The Visual Arts


01 S  amuel Torre, First Place recipient and Randal Marsh ('77)

Jack Sellers, Runner Up of The Randal Marsh Art and Design Award Artwork by Ella Primerano 04 Elise Motalli, First Place recipient of The Randal Marsh Art and Design Award 05 H  arris Scholz-Mitchell, Second Place recipient Randal Marsh Art and Design Award 06 & 07 A  rtwork by Milla Teodosijevic, Acquisition Award recipient 08 Jack Middleton's creation that won the Centenary Product Design and Technology Award 02



Visual Arts


Year 12 Graduate Art AND Design Show Exhibition and studio spaces were filled with works of colour and vitality as guests joined students and staff at the official opening of the Year 12 Graduate Art & Design Show on Wednesday 7 October. The evening was a celebration of the creative talents of the Year 12 Art, Product Design & Technology and Visual Communication Design students. The diverse range of folio themes, innovative use of media and materials and production of final works demonstrated the students' passion and commitment to The Arts. It was with great excitement that award-winning architect Randal Marsh (’77) officially opened the exhibition and paid tribute to the hard work that the students had undertaken. In his opening address, Randal discussed the importance of the Visual Arts within the School community and acknowledged how far the School has come in developing a Visual Arts culture.


The following Year 12 students were the recipients of the Randal Marsh Art and Design Award for their outstanding achievements throughout the year; Elise Motalli- First Place (Art and Visual Communication Design), Harris Scholz-Mitchell - Second Place (Visual Communication Design) and Milla Teodosijevic received the Acquisition Award (Art). Through a recent generous gift to the School in its Centenary year, Ivanhoe has been able to establish a perpetual award in Product Design and Technology to be awarded to a senior student who has demonstrated outstanding examples of design development and production. The new award is named: Centenary Product Design and Technology. The inaugural recipient of the award was Jack Middleton.


The Annual OIGA Encouragement Award was presented to Year 11 student Patrick Woodward by Peter Swain (’75) current president of the OIGA, in recognition of his commitment to the study of Studio Art and Visual Communication Design. This award was presented to Patrick at the opening of the Year 7 to 11 and Design Show that was held in July. Congratulations to the Art and Design staff whose dedication, talent and expertise have provided the support and encouragement for the senior students. Their influence and direction has provided a creative learning environment for students to become independent learners, artists and designers.


Jacinta Patterson HEAD OF ART and DESIGN



Visual Arts


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the school 01 Y  ear 10 Commerce students

05 M  aths learning at Ivanhoe

02 C  ube 4 Cambodia organiser

06 Greenway Cup winners Milla,




Ethan Pride Y  ear 7 and 8 students who took part in the French Poetry Competition Rod Fraser with wife Sandy at Government House, Melbourne

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Liz and Ruben with Rod Fraser and Mrs Victoria Buzzard H  igh Achievers in Singapore Gateways Challenge winners Year 7 Languages Day



Commerce Cafe Culture Course The Year 10 Commerce course includes a hands-on enterprise unit, providing the opportunity for students to make and sell coffee to the Ivanhoe Grammar School community. This exciting initiative provides students with practical experience in an entrepreneurial venture; they learn the concepts of running a small business and gain real skills to assist in employment opportunities and experience in customer service. All proceeds raised from selling coffee during events at the School have been donated to the Round Square charities supported by the School.


Cube 4 Cambodia Earlier this year Plenty Campus student Ethan Pride organised the largest speedcubing competition in the country to raise funds to support various Cambodian charities. Almost 100 ‘cubers’ from around Australia, including former world champions, Feliks Zemdegs and Cameron Stollery and Skewb world record holder Jayden McNeill, headed to the Founders’ Centre to ‘square off’ against each other. This completely student-run event raised a total of $1,875 to support the Cambodia service project that was held in June. The support from the School community was outstanding with a number of parents lending a hand with selling drinks and working the barbecue. Congratulations to Ethan; this was a fantastic initiative and we look forward to the next Cube 4 Cambodia event!


Alliance Française de Melbourne Poetry Competition Earlier this year, students from Years 7 and 8 took part in the annual Berthe Mouchette French Poetry Competition which attracts thousands of candidates each year. Each student is assigned a poem, from a choice of four, which they must memorise and recite in front of an external examiner. Eighteen students from the School received a ‘brilliant’ recitation of the poem they memorised and will recite their poem in front of the French community at a later date.



Principal Receives Award for Service to Education

Using Maths Pathway with Year 7

On Friday 11 September, our Principal, Mr Roderick Fraser AM, attended an Investiture Ceremony at Government House, Melbourne. Her Excellency the Honourable Linda Dessau AM, Governor of Victoria, presented Mr Fraser with a medal signifying his award as a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia.

This year at Ivanhoe Grammar School a decision was made to completely revamp the way Mathematics is taught in Year 7. The aim was to develop students’ ability and willingness to tackle unfamiliar, non-routine problems, in order to develop their logical thinking and reasoning skills.

Mr Fraser’s award was announced in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2015 for significant service to secondary education, to national and international learning development organisations, and to the community. The School would like to congratulate Mr Fraser on this fine acknowledgement and it is a most appropriate recognition for a life time in education.

Maths Pathway is an online program which acts as a personalised textbook for each student, based on the level of mathematics that a student is currently working on. The role of the teacher completely shifts, working with small groups and individuals providing feedback, giving targeted direct instruction and helping where needed. Through Maths Pathway a fully blended learning environment for Year 7 Mathematics students has been created. The Year 7 team continue to reflect on and improve the Maths Pathway program in the classroom and will continue to discover exciting initiatives in the future.

Greenway Cup

High Achievers Program

The Greenway Cup debate between Ivanhoe Grammar School and Ivanhoe Girls’ Grammar School has been held since 1932 and has become an important tradition for both schools. After losing the debate to the Girls’ school in 2014 our team, represented by Milla Teodosijevic, Ruben Benakovic and Elizabeth McGrath, was keen to regain the cup. With an unanimous vote, the Ivanhoe Grammar School team was declared victorious! Congratulations to Milla, Ruben and Elizabeth for an outstanding performance, with particular emphasis on Milla who was awarded Best Speaker by two out of the three adjudicators.

The High Achievers Program commenced four years ago when Singapore Anglican High School was seeking Australian schools to form learning and cultural partnerships. The inquiry based learning program calls on the top academic students from both schools to participate in a collaborative project.



In September, 17 students from Ivanhoe visited Singapore Anglican High School to complete and present the projects. The High Achievers Program aims to foster experience in the areas of cultural understanding and the sharing of different ways of learning, collaborative communication, teamwork and leadership and analytical thinking and problem solving.


G.A.T.E.WAYS (Gifted And Talented Education WAYS) Early in October, Primary students from the School took part in the Gateways Challenge. The competition provides activities that challenge the students’ intellectual, creative, logical thinking and social skills as well as helping to develop their individual talents and strengths. This year the Year 4 and Year 6 teams from Buckley House won the challenge in their age category. Both teams were very excited about their win and all their hard work prior to the challenge reaping its reward. 09

Congratulations to all the students involved in the program.

Year 7 Languages Day On Wednesday 9 September, our Year 7 students celebrated Languages Day with a range of activities designed to complement the Languages program. The day began with a fashion parade, with students dressing up in costumes reflecting the culture of a country of their choice. There was a wonderful array of colours and costumes and the students embraced the day with gusto. After the fashion parade, the students had the opportunity to participate in a Latin Dance Fiesta with a professional instructor. For the duration of the day, students participated in a range of activities to gain an enhanced understanding of language and culture.



News Around Science Week

the school

The theme for Science Week this year was ‘Making Waves – the Science of Light’ and the Science Faculty hosted five days of fun activities, running mainly during lunchtime. Amongst these activities were making and icing cookies in the shape of Science equipment, making glow in the dark slime, pin hole cameras and sun prints with photosensitive paper. A highlight of the week was the passionate Professor Bunsen who delivered a wonderful demonstration of mini science experiments entertaining students with potions, lights and explosions.

Youth in Philanthropy On Tuesday 11 August, nine students presented their final funding recommendations to a Board of Directors in the Council Chambers at the Melbourne Town Hall as part of the Youth in Philanthropy program. The aim of the Youth in Philanthropy program is to inspire young people to use their enthusiasm, creativity and energy to begin a life-long commitment to giving through activities that have a positive impact on the community. The role of the foundation is to apply a combination of grants, research, community education and partnerships with donors and other funders to increase life opportunities and promote social inclusion.

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Tournament of Minds Each year the School competes in the Metro Northern Region Tournament of Minds Competition, a problem solving program for teams of students from both primary and secondary years. This year, two teams represented the School in the Maths Engineering and Language Literature categories at the State Final in September. The competition was tough and The Knox School took out first place in the Maths Engineering Challenge and both Ivanhoe and Girton Grammar School received honours for their fantastic efforts. Unfortunately the Language Literature team didn’t place in the final with The Knox School also winning first place. Congratulations to all our students for the hard work and effort they put into this program. FO Watts Scholars On Monday 19 and Wednesday 21 October the annual FO Watts morning tea was held at Plenty Campus and The Ridgeway Campus respectively. Deputy Principal/Head of Plenty Campus Deborah Sukarna and Deputy Principal/Head of The Ridgeway Campus Gerard Foley along with the Principal Rod Fraser were in attendance to welcome the students to the School in 2016.


The FO Watts General Excellence Awards are awarded to students entering Year 7 or Year 10 on the basis of sound academic potential, demonstrated leadership skills, recognised citizenships qualities and a particular talent in one or more of the following areas: Visual Arts, Music, Performing Arts or Sports. 04



Farewell Class of 2015 Ivanhoe Grammar School farewelled the Class of 2015 as they celebrated their final classes at secondary school in October. These final few days were celebrated with a range of activities planned for Year 12 students, their parents and teachers. Year 12s at both campuses took advantage of the opportunity to dress up in colourful and creative costumes and attended barbecue breakfasts with their parents and teachers. This was followed by their final assemblies and chapel services as students at Ivanhoe Grammar School.


The celebrations concluded with Valedictory Dinners held at Leonda By The Yarra and the Melbourne Town Hall and these were a fitting and elegant celebration of the Class of 2015. The School is proud of the achievements of its Class of 2015 and wishes each Year 12 student all the very best as they embark on the next chapter of their lives.


Book Week The Children’s Book Council of Australia celebrated its 70th Anniversary in 2015 and what better way to mark the occasion with the theme ‘Books light up our World.’ At Ivanhoe Grammar School we had a wonderful week celebrating Book Week 2015, proving that books really do light up our world! At Plenty Campus the Library ran activities during lunchtime and the students took part in the ‘How many Millions of Words?’ reading challenge for secondary students. Staff and students also took part in a dress up day and came to school dressed as their favourite book character.


At The Ridgeway Campus, Library staff ran various activities during lunchtime including fun with Google virtual reality glasses, book reviews, chess competitions and a Year 7 poster competition. There was also a community book sculpture event and participants learnt how to fold easy hedgehogs or the more time-consuming folded word such as READ. In a great example of ‘Reduce, Re-use, Recycle’ some real works of art were produced as old books became new again.


01 Y  ear 7 students enjoying Science Week 02 Y  outh in Philanthropy students 03 Language Literature team from Plenty Campus 04

Students participating in Tournament of Minds

05 & 06 Year 12 students at the Valedictory Dinners 07 S  tudents dress up for Book week 08 & 09 Students at the FO Watts Morning Tea





Members of The Fidelis Society and their families met in late October for their now traditional annual gathering, which is hosted by the Principal and held in appreciation of their commitment to Ivanhoe Grammar School. Though saddened by the passing of Mary Buckley earlier this year Principal Rod Fraser acknowledged that Mary’s legacy to the School will enable a scholarship to be set up in her name. He also welcomed Brenda Lyon and Rosemary Gough to the morning tea as widows of two Alumni benefactors Bill Lyon (’49) and John Gough (’45). This year saw Frances (Sue) Stenfors, daughter of First Day Boy Len Allen, presented with her Fidelis pin recognising her intended benefaction to the School. Sue travelled from Coolangatta with her grandson Connor. The Society continues to grow giving an indication that members of our School family are prepared to extend our motto of Fidelis Usque ad Mortem to Fidelis Usque post Mortem – ‘Faithful even after death’.


The Ridgeway The Ridgeway Club was in full swing this year and members and guests enjoyed outings to the new Epping Market with lunch at Farm Vigano, lunch at the Melbourne Club, Matteo’s and Jorg and participated in the now traditional golf weekend at Cape Schanck. With the Club’s major project of funding the Heritage Trail at The Ridgeway Campus successfully concluded, excess funds have been allocated to Plenty Campus to provide items of outdoor gymnasium equipment. Funds raised by this small band of supporters over the past two years exceeds $45,000.


Making a bequest to Ivanhoe Grammar School is easy, call Geoff Brown ('62) on 9490 3423 for details.

Thanks go to our President James Norman (’86) and Vice President Grant Nichol, current parent at Plenty Campus and to all members for making this year a most memorable one in the annals of the Club. If you would like to know more about the Ridgeway Club please contact Geoff Brown ('62) on 9490 3423. 01 S  ue Stenfors with grandson Connor and Rod Fraser 02 R  od speaks with Rosemary Gough at the

Fidelis Society Morning tea 03 RWC golf weekend at Cape Schanck October 2015 04 Epping Market tour with John and Annie Ellis, Haydn

Gregson, Paul Dimarelos 05 S  ue Stenfors receives her Fidelis pin recognising her

intended bequest to Ivanhoe Grammar School 06 FO Watts Scholars at Plenty Campus 07 F  O Watts Scholars at The Ridgeway Campus





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Giving to

IVANHOE GRAMMAR SCHOOL Every gift made to Ivanhoe is a vote of confidence in the School and each gift is a reminder that our donors genuinely believe in the positive impact of an Ivanhoe education on our students, and to the end value of education to the community. This belief, commitment and passion by donors can be seen in the various areas supported: the installation of outdoor exercise equipment and monkey bars at Plenty campus, new line markings for sport on the North Ground, extra funding for our resource centres, and scholarship recipients who make the most of the many opportunities offered at Ivanhoe. We extend a heartfelt thank you to our parents, alumni, parent support groups, sponsors, staff and the broader community for your continued support. Donor numbers in 2015 have grown by 25% to reach almost 400 donors. The impact of your donations are illustrated in the pie chart. Scholarship Fund Parent Support Groups Sponsorship Prize Fund Library Fund Building Fund

To discuss how you can support Ivanhoe Grammar School please contact Director of Development, Astrida Cooper on 9490 3886 or email

The following pages list donors to Ivanhoe during 2015. Thank you to each of you for supporting the philanthropic vision of the School via Annual Appeal, ongoing pledges, major gift, bequests, and sponsorships.

Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Pre 1940 - 3 donors Jack Bacon ‘37 Hugh Thomson ‘37 Alf Bardsley ‘38 1940-1949 - 23 donors Jack Cole ‘41 Jack Down ’40 Allan Swain ‘41 George Howe OAM ‘42 Bruce Smith ‘42 Geoffrey Vardon ‘42 Max Williams ‘42 Charles Gahan ‘43 Les Hudson ‘43 Graham Hawke ‘44 John North OAM ’44 Geoffrey Davey ‘45 John Gough AO OBE ‘45 † John Kenyon-Smith ‘45

Mary Osborn ‘45 † Ken Sutherland ‘45 Colin Rowse ‘46 Hux Carver ‘47 Bob Breame ‘48 John Dewhurst ‘49 Guy Philpott ‘49 Max Strode ’49 Anonymous (1) 1950-1959 - 33 donors Graham Dawson ‘50 Klaus Ducker ‘50 Michael Hellstrom ‘50 Geoff Swain ‘50 John Sullivan ‘51 John Knorr ‘52 John Clements ‘53 Bill Tilley ‘53 Milton Aldous ‘54 Peter Scotis ‘54 Neville Prowse-Brown ‘55

Robert Randle ‘55 John Waring ‘55 † Geoffrey Vaughan ‘56 Peter Williams ‘56 Peter Corfield ‘57 Geoff List ‘57 Ken Pemberton ‘57 Darren Pittard ‘57 Howard Purcell ‘57 Michael Roth ‘57 Dyson Hore-Lacy SC ‘58 Alan Carter ‘58 Bruce Jeeves ‘58 David Abell ‘59 Robin Dunstone ‘59 John Forbes OAM ‘59 Graham Norman ‘59 Anonymous (5) 1960-1969 - 25 donors Harry Corbett ‘60 John Duncan ‘60 † - deceased Bold - new donors 2015

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Chris Reseigh ‘61 Geoff Brown ‘62 Brian De Boos ‘62 Godfrey Stevens ‘62 Byron Sullivan ’62 Bob Batrouney ‘63 Philip Du Guesclin ‘63 John Pizzey ‘63 Renn Wortley ‘63 Ken Carnie ‘63 John Ellis ‘64 Angus Robinson ‘64 Greg Baker ‘65 Bob Stevens ‘65 Roger White ‘65 John McKenzie AM ‘66 Bryan Dickson ‘67 Alexander Romanov-Hughes ‘67 Gary Fellow-Smith ‘68 Peter Gates ‘69 Chris Gliddon ‘69 Michael Smith ‘69 Anonymous (1) 1970-1979 - 17 donors David Chessum ‘70 Charlie Freedman ‘70 James Parrish ‘70 John Findeisen ‘73 Ash Long ‘74 Don McColl ‘74 Rhys Watson ‘74 James Hogan ‘75 Paul Selleck ‘75 Peter Swain ‘75 Greig Wanless ‘75 George Andrianopoulos ’77 Doug Golden ‘77 Randal Marsh ‘77 Wayne Motton ‘77 John Kingsford ‘78 Anonymous (1) 1980-1989 - 18 donors Glen Cockerell ‘80 Chris Andrianopoulos ’81 Chris Meaden ‘82 Alex Thomas ‘82 Nic Andrianopoulos ’83 Nigel Corben ‘84 Geoff Fox ‘84 Jim Andrianopoulos ’84 Mark Longmuir ‘84 Stuart Purcell ‘84 Frank Raymond ‘84 James Norman ‘86 Rhys Vaughan ‘86 Chris Ivey ‘87 Peter Parker ‘89 Wayne Vanderwert ‘89 Anonymous (2) 1990-1999 - 7 donors John Pizzey ‘90 Bill Leung ‘90 Alex McIntyre ‘90 Matthew Quick ‘90 Stewart Oldmeadow ‘93 Nick Pang ‘94 Nick Yannopoulos ‘94

2000-2012 - 5 donors Elise Dunstan ‘01 Gemma Dunstan ‘04 Tom Congleton ‘11 Hugh Congleton ‘13 Heath Gilham ‘13

Current Familes IVANHOE CAMPUS ELC - 2 donors Scott & Sandra Beatty Minghui Zheng and Daojing Li Prep - 4 donors Patrick Bowden Nabil & Roula Grege Luke & Sandra Sacco Anonymous (1) Year 1 - 2 donors Alex & Nicole McIntyre ‘90 Luke & Sandra Sacco Year 2 Donations welcome Year 3 - 3 donors Frank & Sophia Basile Patrick Bowden Mark & Mary Nottle Year 4 - 3 donors Vito Bove and Agatha Tamburrino Alex & Nicole McIntyre ‘90 Vince & Suzy Taskovski Year 5 - 2 donors Fred & Letitia Prickett Rudy & Lilita Rodas Year 6 - 1 donor Matthew & Jodie Quick ‘90 Year 7 - 16 donors James & Dawn Anderson Stephen Asquith and Samantha Hargreaves Frank & Lisa Barbagello Enrico Cemeton and Nicole Woodrow Tony & Sheradyn Graham Paul & Rebecca Groenewegen Sandeep & Kiran Jadhav Chris & Sam Meaden ‘82 Leyton & Cathy Miles Phuoc Nguyen and Thu Ngo Fred & Letitia Prickett Robert Stojanoski and Sarah Hudson Quoc Tran Anthony & Alina Yaremenko Anonymous (2) Year 8 - 26 donors Troy Cai and Ann Zhang Nick & Karen Carah Andrew Casamento and Antonia Jones Anthony & Meredith Citino Glen & Karen Cockerell ‘80 Nigel & Dana Corben ‘84 Peter & Tina Dafnas

Alan & Joanne Friend Chris & Fiona Gliddon ‘69 Steve & Sue Krienke Mien Chuan Lim and Pooi Yee Lee Alex & Nicole McIntyre ‘90 Ivo & Marcella Rigoni Mark Rochford and Catherine Brown Rudy & Lilita Rodas Paul Schneider and Lisa Randall Karen Shamieh Paul & Ming Shum Suresh Sundram and Jennifer Philip Vince & Suzy Taskovski Kerin Turner and Jenny Dowd Rhys Vaughan and Anne Adams ‘86 Hendrik & Deborah Veldkamp David & Sue Wynne Anonymous (2) Year 9 - 17 donors Matthew & Fotini Agrotis Russell & Jill Bassett Charlie & Linda Elias Linsheng Hou and Lei Wang Jimmy & Xiao Ke Steve & Sue Krienke Judith Landsberg and David Cash Jonathan & Jeanette Mayes Leyton & Cathy Miles Leo & Peggy Pentony Paul Schneider and Lisa Randall Stuart Scott and Ali McPheat Michael Smith and Elise Burchsmith John & Susan Trenery Bill & Suzanne Wagg Terry & Tiffany Walsh Anonymous (1) Year 10 - 12 donors Jim & June Anderson Nick & Karen Carah Alan & Joanne Friend Hans & Litha Heshusius David Horne and Kaori Okano Judith Landsberg and David Cash Vincent & Angela La Rocca Martin & Robyn May Alex & Nicole McIntyre ‘90 Chris & Sam Meaden ‘82 Frank & Suzanne Raymond ‘84 Anonymous (1) Year 11 - 15 donors Stephen Asquith and Samantha Hargreaves Stephen & Kerri Barnewell Ronnie & Lisa Costa Guo Lin Deng and Xiao Xia Feng George and Maria Andrianopoulos ’77 Gerard & Anne Foley Lou & Betty Karalis David Pickavance and Tracey Bruhn Frank Siladi and Melissa Bartelt-Siladi Craig & Andrea Spinks Kerin Turner and Jenny Dowd Hendrik & Deborah Veldkamp Terry & Tiffany Walsh Zheng He Yao and Jun Bai Cai Anonymous (1)

† - deceased Bold - new donors 2015

Year 12 - 13 donors Alex & Robyn Angus Russell & Jill Bassett Steve & Sandi Findlay Simon & Julie Huang Shin & Norkio Iwai David & Sallie Locke Martin & Robyn May Stuart & Kerrie McArthur Adam & Jane Powick Bill & Suzanne Wagg Anonymous (3) PLENTY CAMPUS Prep - 1 donor Rasika Manannalage and Rajika Agampodi Year 1 - 2 donors Keith & Rose Abraham Diagarajan & Ramya Ganessane Year 2 - 1 donor Greig & Karen Wanless ’75 Year 3 Donations welcome Year 4 - 1 donor John & Svetlana Aforozis Year 5 - 2 donors John & Suzanne Bevacqua Greig & Karen Wanless ‘75 Year 6 - 1 donor John & Suzanne Bevacqua Year 7 - 8 donors Charles & Vicki Clare Adrian & Angie Dalgleish Remon Dawod and Mariam Sharobeem Grant & Julie Nichol Santo & Juana Pascuzzi Ashley & Melinda Van Krieken Greig & Karen Wanless ‘75 Anonymous (1) Year 8 - 7 donors John & Svetlana Aforozis Joe & Kylie Costa Robert & Betty Fiume Jiandi Hu and Min Cao Jim & Anna Nanos Wayne & Leanne Vanderwert ‘89 Anonymous (1) Year 9 - 6 donors Michael & Silvana Catalano Adrian & Angie Dalgleish David & Jody Graham Paul & Kit Hollander Tommy Simsek and Georgia Shaughnessy Tony Yap and Lila Wang Year 10 - 13 donors Gregory & Lisa Bitzas Adrian & Angie Dalgleish

Emiliyan & Anna Gikovski Qiming Mao and Xiao Mei Mu Jim & Anna Nanos Grant & Julie Nichol Santo & Juana Pascuzzi Keng Tan and Eleanor Yeo Joseph & Cathy Theuma Constantin & Erica Traicos Sam & Jennifer Vasiliadis Anonymous (2) Year 11 - 2 donors David Pang and Amy Wang Craig & Andrea Spinks Year 12 - 7 donors Gregory & Lisa Bitzas Michael & Silvana Catalano Phillip Hude and Karen Gee George & Marie Sacco Muneer & Manal Saka Tommy Simsek and Georgia Shaughnessy Sam & Jennifer Vasiliadis

Other Donors Joe Alagona Andreas Andrianopoulos Jeremy & Vicki Forbes Anthony Armadale Cellars Australian Communities Foundation Jim & Sophie Bacskos Ann Badger Laurie & Manuela Barichello Mirko & Branka Blatancic Alan Bunton Brendan & Christine Butler Damian Byrne Julian & Amanda Caples Ben Carmichael Reg & Linda Chilcott Ross & Rosemary Congleton John Connell AO Geoff Cook Astrida Cooper Roger & Jean Crowther Credit Union Australia Peter Davies Paul Dimarelos Jim & Lyn Dunstan East Ivanhoe Grocers Brian Fitzpatrick George Foenander Max Fraser Rod & Sandy Fraser Freemason Foundation Victoria Lyn Gilbert Darren & Gail Gilham Haydn Gregson Judy Hewett Mary Holloway Greg & Ann Hondromatidis Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge Sandra Ivory Reg & Glenda Jackson Dina Kalatzis Peter & Elaine Kempen

Alan & Marian Kendall Michael & Fiona Lennox Heng Lim Joe Marcocci OAM and Joanne Marcocci Ken & June McColl William & Wendy McGuiness Miles Real Estate Keith Oldmeadow Michael & Wenquan Liang Osborne Patricia Penrose Erika Petersons Bev Purcell Frank & Marian Reale Yong & Jian Guo Shi Garth Whitchurch Ross & Gwenda White Bruce Whitehead Anonymous (9)

Staff Donors

Geoff Brown ‘62 Tracey Bruhn Rosemary Congleton Astrida Cooper Elise Dunstan ‘01 Gerard Foley Rod Fraser AM Gail Gilham Rebecca Groenewegen Dina Kalatzis Heng Lim Leyton Miles Pauline Swain Peter Swain ‘75 Greig Wanless ‘75 David Waugh RFD Sue Wynne

The Ridgeway Club Alex & Robyn Angus Jim & Sophie Bacskos Julian & Amanda Caples Geoff & Sandy Cook Paul & Christine Dimarelos John & Annie Ellis ‘64 Brian & Helen Fitzpatrick Geoff & Karen Fox ‘84 Doug & Sarah Golden ‘77 Nabil & Roula Grege Haydn & Linda Gregson John & Leanne Kingsford ’78 Michael & Fiona Lennox Mark & Dora Longmuir ‘84 Don & Pam McColl ‘74 Alex & Nicole McIntyre ‘90 Miles Real Estate Wayne Motton ‘77 Grant & Julie Nichol James & Kate Norman ‘86 Keith & Ann Oldmeadow Stewart Oldmeadow ‘93 Peter & Pauline Swain ‘75 Vince & Suzy Taskovski Constantin & Erica Traicos

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The Fidelis Society

Gordon Alston ‘36 Athalie Benson † ‘25 Geoff Brown ‘62 Victor Buckley † ‘25 Jean Buckley † Rupert Burge † ‘36 Hux Carver ‘47 Peter Champ ‘75 Russell Frost † ‘63 Philip Gee † Doug Golden ‘77 John Gough AO OBE † ‘45 Graeme Hall † ‘50 Betty Holman † Leigh Holman ‘28 † Nigel Kendall John Knorr ‘52 Ken Little ‘27 † Bill Lyon ‘49 † Wayne Motton ‘77 John Murphy † Graham Norman ‘59 James Norman ‘86 John North ‘56 † Frank Northcott ‘35 † Mary Osborn ‘45 † Ken Pemberton ‘57 Sandy Pemberton Angus Robinson ‘64 Colin Rowse ‘46 Bill Schuster † Norma Schuster † King Sedgfield ‘27 † Bruce Smith ‘42 Irene Smith † Ron Smith Sue Stenfors ‘45 Allan Swain ‘41 Fred Watts † David RFD Waugh Anonymous (8) Gifts received during 2015 Mary Osborn †

Ivanhoe Grammarians’ Lodge Peter Holloway Scholarship

Centenary Sponsors

Bob Breame ‘48 Geoff Brown ‘62 Alan Bunton Damian Byrne David Chessum ‘70 Geoffrey Davey ‘45 Peter Davies Philip Du Guesclin ‘63 Robin Dunstone ’59 George Foenander Max Fraser Charlie Freedman ‘70 Freemason Foundation Victoria Mary Holloway John Knorr ‘52 Ash Long ‘74 Howard Purcell ‘57 Geoffrey Vardon ‘42 Rhys Watson ‘74 Bruce Whitehead

Austral Piano World Building Engineering Pty Ltd D & D Digital Printing Pty Ltd DIB Australia L C Dysons Bus Services Pty Ltd EFI Furniture Etihad Airways Gazal Apparel Pty Ltd GWI Services Pty Ltd Hanging Rock Winery Life’s A Party Group (LAPG) Meridian Travel Midfords Miles Real Estate OIGA Paul Mitchell Hair Care Ricoh Australia Pty Ltd Ridgeway Club Russell Kennedy Pty Ltd Spitting Image Catering Trident Computer Services

Slater Graham Scholarship

Parent Support Groups

David Abell ‘59 Bob Batrouney ‘63 Geoff Brown ‘62 Ken Carnie ‘64 Alan Carter ‘58 Astrida Cooper Harry Corbett ‘60 Dyson Hore-Lacy ‘58 Bruce Jeeves ‘58 Wayne Jenkins ‘61 Geoff List ‘57 John McKenzie AM ‘66 Darren Pittard ‘57 Chris Reseigh ‘61 Michael Roth ‘57 Bob Stevens ‘65 Godfrey Stevens ‘62 Geoffrey Vaughan ‘56 Anonymous (3)

This report lists donors to Ivanhoe Grammar School from 19 November 2014 to 23 November 2015. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy. Your feedback on the report can be directed to the Development Office on 03 9490 3508 or

Friends of Buckley House Friends of Plenty Campus Friends of Ridgeway Music Friends of Rugby Friends of Snowsports Greek Parents’ Association In Tune Ivanhoe Grammarians Lodge Ladies’ Association OIGA

† - deceased Bold - new donors 2015


Scholarship Opportunities

With thanks to generous donors Earlier this year Mary Buckley, the daughter of the School’s founder, passed away. Mary was faithful to the School her father established throughout her life and beyond. As a patron of The Fidelis Society, Ivanhoe’s bequest group, the School has recently established the Mary Buckley Scholarship following a gift Mary left the School in her Will. The Mary Buckley scholarship will be a means-tested scholarship providing educational opportunities for children who otherwise could not attend the School. Together with this gift the School now offers the following named scholarships to students, all of which have been established through generous bequests to the School - William Schuster, Norma Schuster, F O Watts, and the Frank Northcott fellowship for staff professional development. The Old Ivanhoe Grammarians Sydney and Evelyn Buckley Memorial scholarship is one of the first named scholarships at Ivanhoe, having been established during the 1950s following the death of Evelyn Buckley. The OIGA, through life membership subscriptions and the Annual Appeal each year, continue their commitment to grow this scholarship in order to offer more incoming students the opportunity of an Ivanhoe education. The Ivanhoe Centenary Scholarship Program, launched this year, has resonated with the Ivanhoe community, and gifts received assist in funding scholarships for 10 per cent of students at Ivanhoe. The Board of Governors are grateful to all those who have supported the Centenary Scholarship Program and encourage other members of our community to consider an investment in students who, empowered by an Ivanhoe education, will aspire to achieve great things throughout their lives as is demonstrated by the following comments from our departing Year 12 scholarship recipients.

• I plan to keep my connection with Ivanhoe through aerobics coaching (Mia) • I have been able to establish one of the richest support networks in the OIGA which will be priceless as I travel the world (Trent) • I would like to study commerce in America and play college basketball (Ned) • I look forward to attending alumni gatherings and hearing how my peers have fared and what they have accomplished and experienced (Chris) • I hope to play for the Old Ivanhoe Football team (Andrej) • I have ambitions of studying musical theatre, psychology, journalism, communications – Ivanhoe has fuelled my passions (Tash) • I will be proud to associate myself with the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians and hope to hear of wonderful stories in the future from those students who will be Ivanhoe scholarship recipients and to see what they have been able to bring to the table (Ashleigh) For further information about the Centenary Scholarship Program, please contact Astrida Cooper, Director of Development, on 9490 3886 or or you can make a tax deductible gift online at Astrida Cooper Director of Development

• I wholeheartedly believe that my time at Ivanhoe has put me in the best possible position to pursue my dreams of becoming a successful lawyer in Australia or the USA (Trent) • I am auditioning for the National Institute of Dramatic Art (Ruby) • I would love to pursue a county cricket career in the UK whilst studying Commerce (Andrej) • I plan to become involved in the film industry – whether it is a low-key role or as a director, screenwriter or producer (Chris)


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Father’s Day Celebrations Father’s Day was celebrated on Friday 4 September with breakfasts at both Campuses for Primary students and their dads. The Friends of Plenty Primary together with In Tune, and the Friends of Buckley House contribute enormously to events that bring our community together, whilst at the same time raising funds to support projects around the School. The Father’s Day raffle held in conjunction with both events again proved popular. 03

A sunny morning greeted the teams of volunteers who were at School bright and early to prepare a cooked breakfast for their loved ones. Buckley House guests were treated to barista made coffee served by Year 10 students from their coffee cart. The School is very grateful to the Friends of Plenty Primary and the Friends of Buckley House for all their efforts throughout 2015.

Father's Day breakfast at Buckley House Father's Day breakfast at Plenty Campus 05, 06, 07 & 08 Guests enjoying the Spring Luncheon 09 Director of Wellbeing, Stella Batsanis with Professor Lea Waters 01 & 02

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School Family

Spring Luncheon On Thursday 10 September, the Friends of Plenty Campus welcomed current and past parents, grandparents, as well as parents from The Ridgeway Campus to our very first Spring Luncheon at Farm Vigano. This beautiful venue was the perfect setting for a wonderful event, made even more enjoyable with performances by our Rock Band and Primary Choir. In addition to the beautiful food, a highlight of the day was the drawing of the Raffle, with proceeds going towards equipment for the new Science laboratories. We thank the companies and individuals who supported this event and special thanks to the Friends of Plenty Campus for initiating and organising it. Our Spring Luncheon will definitely be an annual event from now on. 06

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Growth Mindset Community Forum On Wednesday 3 September, Stella Batsanis, the Director of Wellbeing organised a Community Forum on Growth Mindset with Professor Lea Waters. Lea’s presentation to many Primary and Secondary parents received very positive feedback. She reinforced that we can teach our students skills that build resilience, optimism and wellbeing. Our students have already identified and are using their character strengths in and out of school. Lea’s Forum explored the way parents can assist in this process.


Terry Kitchen Community Relations Manager


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Buckley House 60th Anniversary Concert On Tuesday 25 August, Buckley House celebrated its 60th birthday with an Anniversary Showcase concert in Buckley Hall. All the students enjoyed performing to a capacity audience and it was lovely to see so many past teachers and students in attendance.

The Anniversary Concert showcased the many and varied talents of the students in Buckley House. Highlights of the concert included the combined Years 2 and 3 String class performing their compositions from memory, the 15 piece Guitar ensemble and the sensitive performance of the Senior strings. A special moment during the evening was the beautiful performance by the Senior choir which reflected the history of Buckley House in songs.


Other notable groups from the concert included the Percussion ensemble, Flute club, the Year 5 combined Band class and the newly formed String Quartet. It was a wonderful evening culminating in the final item, a joyful performance of Faithful Ivanhoe performed by all 200 students on stage. This song was specially commissioned for the School's Centenary Gala. It was lovely to see so many past teachers and students in the audience, among them Shelley Liu, who was the first female to be enrolled in Prep in 1999.


Music is a large part of the Buckley House curriculum and this is reflected in the many and varied ensembles on offer to the students. Fiona Chindamo Instrumental Music Coordinator

Plenty Primary Musical


On Thursday 13 August Plenty Primary students put on not one but two shows! The School Gymnasium was transformed into an amphitheatre as students from Prep to Year 4 performed The Jungle Book and students in Years 5 and 6 performed The Songs of Oliver. In preparation for the shows, students diligently rehearsed singing and movement during Music lessons and showed dedication by attending additional rehearsals on Saturdays and after school. When interviewed in the weeks after the shows, Primary students reported that their favourite elements included learning songs and choreography, perfecting drama sequences and forming friendships with students within their own class and in other classes. One of the highlights of this event was the opportunity of every Plenty Primary student to experience performing on stage in front of an audience. For some students this comes naturally and for others it is a rewarding challenge. It was wonderful to see some students with no previous theatre experience shine on stage and even earn lead roles. It was equally exciting to see our more experienced students reach the next level in terms of performance quality.


Both shows were a huge success and left teachers, audience members and students beaming all the way home! There was fantastic group singing, outstanding solos, class dance items, fruit throwing, a bubbling cauldron and even a dance off! Every student involved wonderfully demonstrated the character strengths of courage, perseverance, zest and transcendence. I would like to acknowledge the outstanding assistance of our team of parent volunteers and our fantastic team of Primary Staff for contributing so enthusiastically to create a performance outcome that students will look back on with pride for many years to come. Haylee Sommer Music Specialist Teacher

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Showcase concert Buckley House student Emilia Galway Buckley House student Emma Casamento Years 5 and 6 performers in The Songs of Oliver The Jungle Book performers The Jungle Book performers Combined AGSV Athletics team




On Wednesday 9 September, nearly 150 students came together to compete at the AGSV Athletics competition held at Lakeside Stadium in Albert Park. The competition was tougher than ever before and while the result wasn't as successful as in 2014, the effort from our students was of a level to be duly proud. The School placed 2nd (Girls’) and 6th (Boys’) on the day. Over 147 events, 13 events were won by students from Ivanhoe and seven School records were set. Congratulations to the following students who each set School records: Julia Loughbrough, Isabelle Toronis,

Olivia Lamb, Cecilia Baldassarre, Tahnysha Salanoa and Olivia Carah. Tahnysha Salanoa and Olivia Carah also set AGSV records in Shot Put and Hurdles respectively. Thanks also to Mr Lawrence Dalton for his work with the team at Plenty Campus. Chris Branigan Teacher in Charge - Athletics Below is a list of the students who won on the day:

Julia Loughbrough U/13 80m Hurdles (School Record)

Charly Rouch U/14 100m, U/14 200m

Isabelle Toronis U/15 High Jump (School Record) U/15 100m

Ruby Fletcher U/14 Relay

Cecilia Baldassarre U/15 Shot Put (School Record) Olivia Lamb U/15 Discus (School Record) U/15 Shot Put Olivia Carah U/17 100m Hurdles (School Record and AGSV Record) U/17 High Jump (School Record) Tahnysha Salanoa U/16 Shot Put (School Record and AGSV Record)

Grace Parker U/14 Relay Elly McInerney U/14 Relay Celia Wynne U/14 Relay Amy Cornell U/16 1500m Camron Merjan Open Discus Jordan Sutterby Open High Jump

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ivanhoe Aerobics For the first time every senior school team that competed in the Victorian competition qualified for the Australian Championships held in Bendigo. Furthermore, everyone who competed on the day received a medal in at least one of their events which is an outstanding achievement, especially in a national competition. In addition to the school competitions, there were eight girls who trained externally and represented Victoria in the Australian National


Aerobic Gymnastics Championships to compete either individually or in pairs. Congratulations to the Aerobics team on the most successful year to date.

Many thanks to the coaches, Chardon Bass and Steph Amiridis along with Mrs Banks, Mr McInerney and Alice Stooke who helped make this the most successful year to date.


Amelia Fear Aerobics Captain

Boys’ Hockey The Boys' Hockey team’s win-loss record was exactly the same as in 2014 however, the 2015 season saw a marked improvement. It was very pleasing to see young players step up and play a bigger role in the team. Particular credit must be given to Year 7 Tom Meaden and Year 8 Thomas Brightling, who both had excellent seasons. A big thank you goes to Matt Meaden ('13) and Matthew and Nathan Haggar (both '14) for coaching. Ed Smithers TEACHER IN CHARGE - HOCKEY


Girls’ Hockey Open Girls' Hockey has seen another fantastic winter season with great participation, perseverance and impressive results from the girls. It was particularly satisfying to win all of the away games and special mention must be made of those very generous girls from the junior and inter teams who filled in when we needed extra players. The girls took direction very well from their coach and supported each other on the field with a positive attitude and endless encouragement. A huge thank you must go out to Lucas Ryan for his positive and successful coaching. We also want to acknowledge the contributions of our Year 12s, Alison and Emily Edsell, Sherry Chen and Melody Du who have all officially finished their sport commitment at IGS. It has been a pleasure to work with such a committed, enthusiastic and driven group of students and we look forward to further success next season.


Kathleen Wilson TEACHER IN CHARGE - HOCKEY Snowsports


The Victorian Interschools racing is the biggest Snowsports event in the southern hemisphere. Notable results were Jake Cunningham’s 6th and 10th places in both his Division 1 Snowboard events, Alex Feenstra’s 1st and 3rd in both her Division 4 Snowboard events, Ella Provaznikova placing 10th in the same events and together with Alex as a team they came 2nd overall. Tom Hoogenraad placed 7th in the Division 1 XC classic, Sam Nightingale 6th and 11th in his Division 2 Snowboard races, and his brother Zac Nightingale claiming 7th and 8th places in his Division 3. The Snowboard team of Zac, together with Jed Grant and

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Adam Primavera scored 3rd and 4th places in both their Snowboard events. Adam Provaznik claimed 2nd place in the demanding Alpine Giant Slalom race in Division 2, and together with team members Lachlan and Liam Nichol came in 8th placed team overall in that race. Their team also placed 10th in the Division 2 Skier Cross. Many thanks to all the School staff, alumni and parents who helped and supported the program. Murray Gill SNOWSPORTS COACH

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The Ivanhoe Aerobics Team Boys' Hockey Team Girls' Hockey Team Snowsports Team Girls' Netball Team Paddlers and staff at the All Schools Championships G  irls' Soccer Team Boys' Soccer Team First XVIII Football Team

Netball - Back-to-Back Premiers With the Firsts Netball team coming off a Premiership in 2014, it was always going to be a big year. From the very first training session, Ivanhoe's Firsts Netball girls were determined to do their best to bring home a back-to-back Premiership, particularly in the School’s Centenary year. At the commencement of the season it seemed that every school in the competition was performing well; this was going to be a fierce season. To the girls' credit, they always stayed focused on the job at hand, playing one week at a time and never getting ahead of themselves. Assumption College was always going to be our Grand Final opponent, Assumption lost

by one goal last year and therefore the Premiership. Ivanhoe girls were on a mission to take the cup this year. What a privilege to watch our girls work tirelessly together and dig so deep, they hunted every ball, one, two, three turnovers then we were up by one. Taking the final centre pass and then converting gave us the win by two goals. It was a year in Netball where all girls had the opportunity to display their work ethic, their dedication and to be great team mates. It has been an absolute pleasure working with all the girls in Netball and I hope they all enjoyed their experience this year. I look forward to seeing you all again in 2016. Julie Hibberd Head Coach of Netball


Kayaking Congratulations to individual winners Brad McLaughlan (Junior Male Champion Paddler) and Tristan Carter (Senior Male Champion Paddler).

Early in September our Kayakers competed in the 2015 Victorian All Schools Whitewater Championships in Warrandyte. Congratulations to the 55 strong team for their well-deserved efforts, winning the Overall Champion Whitewater School trophy for the second consecutive year. Captain Chris Fegan and Vice-Captains James LeMottee and Cam McLoughlan led the team to victory. The School also won the Overall Boys’ Team Trophy but were unable to claim the Girls’ Trophy from Ivanhoe Girls' Grammar School.

Many thanks to Peter Hogg, Pippa Lidgett and Ange Ratskos for their support and long hours spent on or by the water this year. David Gibbs TEACHER IN CHARGE - KAYAKING

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Girls’ Soccer

Boys’ Soccer

First XVIII Football

The season started off on a good foot with wins for the first two games against Geelong College and Geelong Grammar School, 6-0 and 4-0, giving the team a huge advantage early on in the season.

The Firsts Soccer team season was highly successful this year, making the grand final for the fifth time in a row, with the team narrowly losing to Marcellin 3-1. Standout players were Christian Cortese, as well as Yianni Skliros and Anthony Theodoropoulos who were selected to play in the AGSV representative team.

After playing off for the Premiership in 2014, there were high expectations amongst the boys to go one better in 2015. And whilst the team had a great year, finishing on equal points with the top 3 teams, we unfortunately missed the Grand Final on percentage!


It was also pleasing to note that after a successful year at State U16 level and with the School team, Patrick Naish, was selected in the AFL Academy program.

The girls also competed in the Melbourne City Girls' Premiers Tournament, where they finished runner-up, a very commendable achievement. Julia Scanlon TEACHER IN CHARGE - SOCCER

Luke Bunker had an outstanding year and won the Player of the Year award, edging out Lachlan Murphy who also played consistently well throughout the season.



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From the President of the OIGA


We are nearing the end of our Centenary and what a year it has been! Whilst the focus of the Class of 2015 has rightly been on their VCE and IB studies, the School family has enjoyed an amazing level of engagement through a diverse range of activities that have celebrated 100 years of academic, sporting, artistic and community achievement. The latter part of the year has seen the continuing involvement of the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians’ Association in the lives of students whilst they are at school. For example, through supporting young artists by way of encouragement awards, career networking and mentoring days, or hosting special events for international students and their families as part of the overall valedictory program. The sporting clubs associated with the OIGA have continued to perform well with the Old Ivanhoe Grammarians’ Soccer Club celebrating their best season yet – the Reserves won the championship and seniors placing third. The Football Club made the finals again in Premier C Section and the Netball and Cricket Clubs continue to strengthen. Through such Clubs, as well as the ongoing Reunion program, we are connecting hundreds of alumni of all ages and interests. Our support for Alumni businesses grows as we continue to hold reunions and events at venues such as: Temple Brewing Company, Vasko, Mister Peebles and Moon Dog Brewery.



The OIGA works hard to provide all our members with a way to stay connected and involved. Elise Dunstan ('01), our Alumni Coordinator, continues to look for innovative ways for our members to extend their relationships with the School and each other. Don't hesitate to bring forward new ideas and we will consider these, if appropriate, to ensure that the OIGA program remains relevant for all our members into the future. I trust that you have enjoyed the Centenary Year and more importantly taken the opportunity to rekindle old friendships. If at any time you wish to come back to the School, please feel free to contact me, Elise or our Executive Officer, Geoff Brown ('62), and we will be pleased to host a visit – even if that means just a chat as we walk around.

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Finally, best wishes and season greetings to all members of our School family. I trust that 2016 will be another successful year for you, as well as for our School and Association. Peter Swain (‘75) President of the OIGA


2016 OIGA Reunions and Events DATE



Friday 15 April

Totally 80s and 90s Dance Party

Buckley Hall, TRC

Friday 6 May

Class of 1996 TRC 20 Year Reunion

Vasko, Ivanhoe

Friday 3 June

Class of 1996 Plenty 20 Year Reunion

Temple Brewing Company, East Brunswick

Friday 26 August

Class of 2011 Plenty 5 Year Reunion

Temple Brewing Company, East Brunswick

Friday 2 September

Class of 2011 TRC 5 Year Reunion

Vasko, Ivanhoe

Friday 16 September

Class of 1986 30 Year Reunion

Buckley Hall

Friday 21 October

Class of 2006 Plenty 10 Year Reunion

Temple Brewing Company, East Brunswick

Friday 11 November

Class of 2006 TRC 10 Year Reunion

Vasko, Ivanhoe

Wednesday 30 November

Buckley's Boys and Brown Era Lunch

Buckley Hall

01 Nick Filipou (’92) is based in London and was recently promoted to Design Director for Europe at Brookfield Multiplex. Whilst in Melbourne, he dropped into The Ridgeway Campus for a tour and was fortunately able to review some Year 12 folios. Nick is keen to connect with alumni and encourages others in the field to reach out, especially those located or en route to the UK 02 Cathy Hosking (’02) is the new OIGA Assistant and as a new mother, helping to drive the Alumni Parent Group alongside Hannah Naylor (’02) - contact us if you are a new parent

Shocolate: Master Chocolatiers owner Nick Yannopolous (’94) not only delivered a series of masterclasses on entrepreneurship to our Year 11 Economics students, but generously handed out their latest product (Chocolate for Cheese) to each student


Thankyou to David Dzanovski (’95), Stephanie Lampe (’04) and especially to Murray Noble (’87) for his multiple efforts interviewing and preparing our Year 9 students to be ‘job ready’ as part of their After9 Experience


05 The OIGA’s newest volunteers both from Class of 2014: Nathanial Sgambellone and Elizabeth Kandiliotis have been generously assisting with various projects and tasks which the Development Office and OIGA are extremely grateful for. Alumni of all ages, backgrounds and interests are encouraged to get in touch if they too have the will and time available to help

Ian Le Page (’75) recently welcomed school friend Richard Ballantyne (’75) back on campus for a tour where he marvelled at the changes and developments




What have you been up to in recent years? We would love to hear from you! Email and LIKE our official OIG Facebook page: Please invite your OIG siblings and friends to help us reach 2015 likes by 30 December 2015!

Hannah Naylor (’02)

Hannah Naylor has combined her knowledge and experience in the Nutrition field with her passion for ethical, locally produced products to create a brand worthy of our support, ‘Effortless Eco’. Scan the code or visit

Richard Ballantyne (’75) A choir member during his school days, it is no surprise that Richard Ballantyne is the Vice-President of Victoria Chorale where he sings bass and performs four major concerts each year.

Andrew Cassin (‘89) Andrew Cassin recently published his first book, On Your Terms: 101 Ways to Prepare a Business For Sale or Succession. Andrew joins two other alumni author peers from Class of 1989 – Mark Squirrell 'From Arafat to Everest', and Dr Andrew Wake The ‘Good Enough’ Parent. We encourage all alumni authors to get in touch with the Development Office for inclusion in the Alumni Author Series in 2016.

Sara Bailes (‘01) Fashion Designer Sara Bailes has recently launched her self-titled clothing line which has been described as sophisticated, fresh, sporty and chic. Check out her online store:

Jaxon Merritt (‘09) Jaxon Merritt has secured an Olympic position for our country at the canoe slalom World Championships in London. This placed Australian in the top 15 nations, cementing Australia's position at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games. We wish Jaxon well as he prepares for the selection trials to be held in Sydney in early 2016.

Peter Parker (‘89) Osteopath Peter Parker established the not-for-profit registered charity ‘Upstanding Kids’ this year and embarked on an awareness and fundraising campaign in August riding for six days and covering 578km across Pilbara, Western Australia to install 15 standing desks at Roeburne District High School where indigenous students will reap the health benefits. To support and/or get involved, contact Peter online. Scan the code or visit:

Ben Lennon (‘13)

Richmond Tigers player Ben Lennon was named Rising Star for Round 22 of AFL Football this year.

Patrick Holcombe ('04) and Jordan White ('08) Three years in the making, Cathedrals is the debut album from Melbourne folk-pop quintet Playwrite including Patrick Holcombe (’04) and Jordan White (‘08). Recently released, this diverse and powerful work was crafted with producer Jimi Maroudas (Kimbra, Eskimo Joe, Bertie Blackman) and brings together eleven songs spanning the band’s evolution over the past five years.

Alex Bolzan (‘04) Alex Bolzan relocated to St John’s Newfoundland (East Coast) for work and recently helped to start a local Aussie rules team - the St John’s Puffins. They are actually playing footy in their summer - too much snow in winter! Lachlan Page-Wood (‘04) also played whilst visiting. Photo: Alex (right) with Lachlan (left) in uniform.

Professor Tom Romberg (‘57) Prof Tom Romberg (’57) retired in September 2014 as Chairman of Engineers Australia Southern Highlands and Tablelands Regional Group. Tom’s career was in the broad landscape of engineering with involvement in nuclear, mechanical and electrical engineering. Tom enjoys cycling 12km most days into the hinterland near Bowral where he now lives and plays an important role with the Hume Coal Water Advisory Group to ensure that best practice engineering standards are applied to major projects. Photo: Prof Tom Romberg with Sydney Division President, 2015 Bruce Howard.

Michael Weller ('45) A most welcome visitor to the School recently was Michael Weller, School Captain 1945. Michael, who resides in Vancouver, was accompanied by three of his four daughters and also intends to visit his brother Brian (‘47) who lives in South Australia. Both boys were Yea Boarders. Michael writes 'It was great to see how Ivanhoe has developed both in facilities and in the approach to the process of educating young minds and helping them to grow.'

Scott Curatolo (‘00) Scott Curatolo opened café Mister Peebles this year and encourages members of the School family to pop in for a coffee or bite to eat when in the area. Special mention to designer Matt John (‘00) of The Anatomy for his work for Mister Peebles. OIGA

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Old Ivanhoe Grammarians’ Life Matters & Wellbeing

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This year a Life Matters and Wellbeing Program was piloted across both campuses. The objective was to have a range of alumni return to the School to share their knowledge with our Year 12 students on a variety of topics pertaining to wellbeing and life matters. Central to this program was the aim of strengthening ties between current and past students and enabling mentoring opportunities with particular emphasis on Year 12 students in preparation for their transition. The informal and interactive sessions were moderated maturely by Prefects. The launch of the Program began with a discussion around physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and sexual wellbeing. Other topics included: developing self-belief and confidence, stressmanagement, resilience-building, financial literacy and advice for pursuing various post-school pathways.



It was great to see our Years 12’s actively engage with the Program and connect with alumni thus propelling the Mentor Program. 04

I would like to extend sincere thanks to all the alumni who candidly discussed various topics as part of this piloted program and I look forward to seeing some old and new faces who are able to lead a session in 2016. Special thanks from the School and OIGA go to the following alumni: Michael Bacskos (’09), Catherine Brock (’09), Stefan Busso (’06), Stephanie Caroll (’10), Eric Chang (’01), Ashlee Chatfield (’03), Kat Christie (’99), James Creevey (’10), David Cvetkovski (’90), Adrian Del Monte (’06), Michael Del Monte (’09), George Dimarelos (’04), Stephanie Eshak (’08), Johnny Flammea (’04), Hayley Garvey (’10), Jess Harris (’08), Scott Henderson (’10), Cathy Hosking (’02), Mark Hoysted (’76), Jamie Hyndman (’03), James Larkin (’14), James Loganathan (’12), Lisa Mifsud (’01), Craig Nichol (’05), Nick Pang (’94), Tony Pantano (’05), Peter Parker (’89), David Peacock (’01), Andreana Reale (’02), Aaron Rupasinghe (’11), Mark Squirrel (’89), Nick Stecher (’04), Nicola Taylor (’01), Stefan Toniolo (’08) and Tim Walsh (’03). Elise Dunstan (‘01) Alumni Coordinator



01-08 Alumni presenters and Year

12 students OIG London Drinks group shot 10 OIG New York Drinks group shot 11 Steve Camenzuli ('98), Nicholas Clarke ('03) and Graham Whyte ('66) in Sydney 12 D  an Sturrock ('94), Ian and Simone Marschner ('83), Elvis Metelovski ('85), and Andrew Cassin ('89) in Sydney 13 Maggie Webster ('12), Komathy & Mayo Theivendren ('97) and Principal Rod in Sydney 14 OIG lunch alumni attendees with Principal Rod in Sydney 09



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OIG reunions London Drinks

This occasion brought together a great bunch of alumni living in the UK including Luke Salter ('01), Derrick Li (’98), Peter Van Blommestein (’95), Danny Lai (’95), Greg Bartley (’75) on Friday 26 June at The Admiral Codrington, London.

'As an expat, no matter how wonderful the adventure or dizzying the career heights, there are certain things that make you long for home. For me it was…as it turns out, the Ivanhoe War Cry ‘Ego Yah, Ego Yah!’ And ring out the war cry we did at the London Reunion. Gathering at a quintessential English pub, it was a delight to reconnect with other far-flung student and staff alumni. There was talk of damp 24 hour solos at Strathbogie, glorious Greenway Cup victories,

near defeats in First XIs, infamous year 12 milkruns and memorable classes with the wonderful Mr Ted Beck and Mrs Lolita Johnson. Among the faces, it was particularly great to share a warm English ale with Ivanhoe stalwart Geoff Brown (‘62), fellow Class of 2000 graduate and St Thomas’ A&E Doctor, James Ho, CEO of Etihad, James Hogan (‘75) architect extraordinaire, Nick Filipou (’92), Kings College Research Fellow Stephen Minas (‘01), long-time Business Centre administrator and ultra-marathon runner, John Dean and of course our outgoing Principal Rod Fraser. Warmest wishes to Ivanhoe in this centenary year – I do hope The Class of 2015 take with them the wonderful memories and feel the same sense of community that I do.' - Lisa Malone (’00)



Sydney Drinks The OIG Sydney Drinks were held on Friday 22 May at The Winery. Alumni from all ages, backgrounds and interests attended and this is what some had to say about it: 'As a 30 year-out OIG it was fantastic seeing so many young OIGs and hearing about the amazing jobs they have and their tremendous enthusiasm.' – Elvis Metelovksi ('85)

'The night was great and casual' – Jon Owen (‘94) 'We are excited to have an ongoing relationship with such a wonderful school' – Mayo Theivendran (‘97) 'I had a great time on Friday; I was pretty nervous about going but everyone was really nice. Next time there is something on in Sydney I'll definitely come along.' – Maggie Webster (‘12)

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Sydney Lunch Saturday 23 May, saw twenty Old Ivanhoe Grammarians and their partners gather at the Greengate Hotel for a very pleasant lunch and afternoon together. Without mentioning everybody in attendance Ken Sutherland (’45) was our oldest and Monique Le Mottee ('13), a Plenty Alum, by far the youngest and it was great to have her there! Many others have been regular attendees over the years and were there to say farewell to

Principal Rod Fraser on what would be his last visit on the 'reunion trail'. Alumni living in NSW are encouraged to join the OIGA in NSW Facebook Group to further ‘reach’ and ‘connect’ with alumni in this state, both for social and professional reasons.

OIG NEW YORK DRINKS The OIG Drinks in New York City took place on Friday 25 September in the West Village of Manhattan and were attended by alumni spanning over 15 years. In attendance on the night were: Tom Withers ('00), Salil Pachare ('00) and Ragu Prabhakaran (’00), Lachlan White (’04), Ross Stamford (’05), Ryan De Remer ‘(06), James Chan (’06) and Craig Lewis (’06); and Haris Stamboulidis (’14).



It was wonderful to see so many partners attend too. Special thanks goes to host Adrian Del Monte (’06) who with Chris Georgiou (’01) helped to bring this wonderful night together! We hear fellow alumni based on the east coast of the USA are eagerly awaiting the 2016 edition. Get in touch if you are on the East Coast! OIGA

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Plenty Campus


20 Year Reunion

This was the first 20 Year Reunion for Plenty Campus! Held on Friday 12 June at Temple Brewing Company, alumni relished the opportunity to catch up with each other and staff past and present including: Karen Dreher, Georgie McEncroe, Rod Fanner, Craig Caracella, Geoff Place, Clive Brown and Rod Summerton. Special thanks to Roxy Maries (‘95) and Ben Petrides (‘95) for all their assistance, and to Troy Butler (‘95) for travelling from Sydney and Ashley Gabler (‘95) from Dookie especially for this event. Each attendee received a special Centenary showbag and an EGO YA cap - they were a hit!


5 Year Reunion 'I was glad yet a bit miffed when I walked into a microbrewery in Brunswick East for the 5 Year Reunion. It was cool and very un-Ivanhoe like. It all made sense when I was introduced to the owner (Nick Pang ‘94) who is an alumnus, a good example of how we retain a connection to the School after we've left.' – Lou Verga 'Great night held down at the Brunswick Brewery for our 5 Year Reunion. Interesting to see where everyone had ended up and to hear the wide range of pathways people now had their sights firmly set on for the future ahead. Plenty of laughs, memories and stories shared which all made for a fantastic night!' – Stuart Archibald


'It’s absolutely awesome to see how far people have come in such a short period of time, yet how little they have changed from the days in the school yard. Having a Centenary beer, whilst reminiscing over the years spent together was great fun.' – Michael Mitris LINK TO Facebook ALBUM


R  oger Mee ('95), Laurie Wills ('95), Elise Dunstan ('01), Ben Petrides ('95) and Troy Butler ('95) at the Plenty 20 Year Reunion 02 Plenty 20 Year Reunion attendees 03 Plenty 5 Year Reunion attendees 04 Plenty 5 Year Alumnae 05 Plenty 5 Year Sebastian Vivarini, Zoe Vrantsis and Jacson Cecil 06 Jonathon Simmons and Daniel Mancuso 07 TRC 20 Year Group shot Reunion attendees in Buckley Hall 08-13 TRC 30 Year reunion 14 TRC 5 Year Group shot 15 Mary Chen ('10) and Michael Caldarera ('10) 16 Nick Riddle ('10) and Jonathan Chan ('10) 17 Daniel (’97) and David (’95) Dzanovski – owners of Vasko Restaurant 18 Ale Launech ('10), Liyala Nodaysoff Matula ('10), Danushka Perera ('10) 19 Brenton Aisbett ('10), Brian Hendry (past staff) and Jonanthan Thesiera ('10) 01


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OIG Reunions







The Ridgeway Campus 30 Year Reunion This was the Principal Rod Fraser’s last OIG reunion and it was certainly a memorable one for all in attendance. Many alumni were eager to see the School’s growth and developments so Elise treated 10 alumni to a twilight tour prior to the pre-dinner drinks. This was especially memorable for alumni who travelled from interstate and overseas for the occasion such as Benedict Yong (Thailand). We were also rapt to see David and Karen Ng (KL), John Kondos (Hong Kong), Young Chin (Singapore) and Elvis Metelovski from Sydney. Interestingly, there were many current parents and some future parent alumni in attendance too.

A clear talking point during the pre-dinner drinks was the specially crafted 1985 and Sligo-era archival display – special thanks to President of the OIGA Peter Swain (‘75) for his work on this. Alumni attendees were thrilled to share a meal together and catchup on old times, some after 30 years, as well as with their esteemed teachers Simon Le Plastrier and Ron Smith. It was wonderful to have wives and their partners. The School is proud to continue to support Spitting Image Catering (Mark Longmuir ’84) and JHarri Photography (Jessica Harris ’08) at these events.

20 Year Reunion Held on campus in Buckley Hall on Friday 1 May, this was a spirited event. Special thanks to Stav Zikou (’95) and David Dzanovski (‘95) for their assistance. 'It was an excellent, warm night which everyone enjoyed! It was great to see Rod there, as well as other Class of 1995 era teachers.' – Robert Smith (‘95)

'Thanks for organising our reunion, it was a great night. Really appreciate having Graeme Renshaw attend, he’s still looking fit as always.' – Angelo Christodoulakis (‘95) 'It was an extremely well run event and I’m glad I came. It is quite the enlightening experience and one I would recommend to everybody.' – Matt White (‘95)


5 Year Reunion Held at Vasko on Friday 28 August with over 100 in attendance. 'On behalf of my family and I, thank you so much for choosing Vasko Restaurant Functions for the 2010 TRC Reunion. It was great to catch up with some teachers I hadn't seen for many years!' – David Dzanovski (‘95) 'Thank you [to the OIGA] for the invitation - it was nice to see these past students again' – Jean Florent, past staff member

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'I had a great time catching up with everyone. I'm looking forward to the next one which is in another 5 years’ time.' - Lukie Itlay ('10) LINK TO Facebook ALBUM


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Alumni Stories Exceptional

The exceptional collection of these Alumni Stories undoubtedly highlight the diversity of people, pathways and possibilities synonymous with being an Ivanhoe Grammarian. We encourage our School family to view each one in a space which allows for discussion and exploration of the sound messages embedded within each story. Indeed each past student reveals something unique about their School experience and the person they are, but one thing is for certain – each story highlights the character development that took place during School days which was considered important above all else by our Founding Headmaster Reverend Sydney Buckley in 1915. Enjoy and stay tuned for the final batch of stories to be released in December 2015... See the second part of the collection here and stay tuned for the others via our website




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The President and members of the OIGA regret the passing of the following former students of the School.


Scan the QR code or click here to watch the videos

Jim Martin (‘40) Buckley Boy John Waring(‘55) Brown Era Grant Reinke (‘83) Sligo Years Sam Seymour Former Staff Ben Cookson ('01) Fraser Years Ray Jackson (‘72) Brown Era and Former Staff Member Alan Haug (‘67) Brown Era Stalwart of the OIGFC Frank Tyson Former Staff

Alumni Stories

Andy McKeon ('86) Mark Squirrell ('89) Randal Marsh ('77) Sam Bramham OAM ('06)

John Gough AO OBE (‘45) Buckley Boy Fidelis Bequest Society Member Member of the Gallery of Achievement Hugh Stein (‘50) Buckley Boy Geoff Mathews (‘52) Brown Era Ted Cross (‘55) Brown Era Wayne Pearson (‘81) Sligo Years Charles Sligo, ED Headmaster 1975 - 1995 Mon Penney (‘46) Buckley Boy and Yea Boarder

Thank you to our

Centenary sponsors

The School gratefully acknowledges the support of our corporate partners, without whom the Centenary celebrations would not have been possible.

PLATINUM Etihad Airways

GOLD Miles Real Estate

Austral Piano World

The Ridgeway Club

SILVER Building Engineering Pty Ltd

EFI Furniture

Hanging Rock Winery

BRONZE D&D Digital Printing DIB Audio Visual GWI Services Pty Ltd



Paul Mitchell Hair Care Trident Computer Services Pty Ltd


Ricoh Australia

Spitting Image

Meridian Travel

Russell Kennedy Lawyers


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for your

diary 2016



Friday 5 February

Plenty Campus Captains Assembly, 12.00 noon

Friday 5 February

The Ridgeway Campus Middle Years Induction of Leaders Assembly, 8.30am

Monday 8 February

The Ridgeway Campus Captains Assembly, 12.00 noon

Thursday 11 February

The Ridgeway Campus Year 7 Parents’ Welcome Function, 8.00pm

Friday 12 February

Plenty Campus Class of 2015 Honours Assembly, 12.00 noon

Monday 15 February

The Ridgeway Campus Class of 2015 Honours Assembly, 12.00 noon

Tuesday 16 February

Induction of Buckley House School Captains, 9.00am

Wednesday 17 February

Plenty Campus Year 6 Leaders Induction Assembly, 2.00pm

Friday 19 February

Friends of Buckley House Parents' Welcome Function, 7.00pm

Friday 26 February

Friends of Plenty Campus Banquet at Dusk, 6.30pm

9-11 March

The Ridgeway Campus Musical - Songs for a New World

Monday 18 April

Corporate Golf Day

Tuesday 19 April

Ivanhoe Women's Breakfast

21-23 April

Plenty Campus Musical - Into the Woods

Wednesday 4 May

Ladies’ Association Mother’s Day Luncheon, 12.00 noon

Thursday 5 May

Cadet Ceremonial Parade, 2.30pm

Saturday 28 May

Greek Parents’ Association Dinner Dance, 7.00pm

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