IE Magazine 2018 Issue 2

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INFORMATION EXCHANGE 2018 | issue 2

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Celebrating 125 Years of Sisterhood


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INFORMATION EXCHANGE 2018 | issue 2

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Chairman of Council

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From the Principal

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Reflections on our Principal

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Celebrating 125 Years of Sisterhood

school activity

10 Early Learning 12 Junior Years 16 Middle Years 20 Senior Years 24 Boarding House 28 The Arts

our community

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36 Parents Association 38 Community Events 40 Old Grammarians 48 Philanthropy

COVeR: Year 1 student emma sellick reading with Year 10 student stella Noxon INFORMATION EXCHANGE editorial Co-ordinator: Ashleigh Day, Marketing Published by: Melbourne Girls Grammar 86 Anderson street, south Yarra 3141 Victoria, Australia For the latest Melbourne Girls Grammar News, please visit: www.mggs.vic.edu.au/news

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Our culture of sisterhood has no age barrier. It's the small heart-warming gestures and messages that continue to strengthen the sisterhood at MGGS. Dawn Lee, Year 12, Hensley House Captain


We are all bonded by a shared experience that reaches across the generations and forward into the future.

chairman of council Written by Katie Allen (Stephens, 1983) | Chairman of Council

When I was a girl one of my mother’s Melbourne Girls Grammar friends took me under her wing. We called her Aunty Box but her real name was Hilary Box Feltham. Aunty Box was an intellectual force to be reckoned with and inspirational in her encyclopedic knowledge of the world. She lived in Point Lonsdale where my family holidayed every summer and she frequently came to visit us in Albury. She was like the Pied Piper of children and loved to both knit and talk at the same time. I have vivid memories of her setting out with us children - the offspring of her old school friends - knitting firmly in hand, and walking with us along the back beach from Point Lonsdale to Ocean Grove, all the while entertaining us with her extensive knowledge of bird and marine life. Before her retirement, Hilary had co-created the Law Course at Monash University and her brother John Feltham was a legal don at Magdalen College, Oxford University. Hilary was passionately curious and fiercely intellectual and she stirred in me a desire to excel academically. It was her suggestion that I apply to undertake an exchange at Cambridge University and her belief in me that I would 'cut the mustard' when I got there. I did not know it then, but she was the first of many mentors and I feel moved even now thinking about all she taught me before her premature death. As I grow older I am more conscious of the significant influence so many other Old Grammarians have had on my life and how lucky I have been to rely on them as mentors, friends and wise women – especially after my mother died many years ago. I know that my mother and grandmother would be thrilled that my daughters too are fortunate enough to benefit from the wonderful environment of community that Melbourne Girls Grammar provides. Whether it is the coming together of girls to sing with one voice at House Music, or the novel and innovative wellbeing programs that incorporate vertical pastoral care across the Senior Years program, the culture of collaboration and support that the girls have for each other shines through. As Chairman of Council, I am conscious that parents anguish over choosing a school for their daughter. It is an investment in their daughter’s future, and none of us expect the payback from that investment to stop the minute she leaves the school. As an Old Grammarian, she too will join the rich and diverse network of women who have been educated over the last 125 years by the school. She will continue to celebrate the friendships she has made at school but she will also become part of a larger sisterhood that incorporates the full school community of past students, teachers and even parents. We hope that she too will become a mentor, friend, advisor for the girls that follow in her footsteps. After all, we are all bonded by a shared experience that reaches across the generations and forward into the future. 4 | Melbourne Girls Grammar IE | 2018 Issue 2


As I close my chapter of service at MGGS, it will be that image of the girls, linked arm in arm, I shall treasure.

principal Written by Catherine Misson | Principal

#sisterhood could be an empty slogan that looks great on billboards and t-shirts but is not a 'lived experience'. As I reflect not only on our 125th year, but my eleven years within this wonderful community, I believe sisterhood perfectly expresses the DNA of our student culture. In 2018 the girls have proudly explored and championed the many connections that make being a Melbourne Girls Grammar girl, a sisterhood experience. At one Merton Hall Assembly all students (and staff) in Years 5 – 12 symbolically linked arms to demonstrate commitment to being a community in which the collective is more important than the individual, in which shared values anchor all of us, and where we intend to know and cherish each other. This is not a small goal. It requires living the values every day, showing kindness and never hesitating to step up and encourage others. When asked to define sisterhood two themes stand out for me. One is about always having your sister’s back: from helping another girl prepare for a daunting assessment task to helping her on public transport with a too heavy bag, the girls see themselves as that extra pair of hands, and that extra enthusiasm that means no one gets left behind in a challenging situation. The second is about being the positive voice when your sister has self-doubt: from running alongside the athletics track when your sister is hurting and is doubting she can make that last lap to sharing an anecdote of when you had the same fear of failure, the girls raise their voices to encourage and to lift each other up. Taken together, these expressions of sisterhood reflect the powerful culture of care and compassion that our girls pride themselves on and seek to develop in every cohort. As part of our 125th Celebrations we have taken two actions to further enhance sisterhood across the school. For the first time, all girls at Morris Hall have joined the 5 Houses. This means a girl in Prep is part of a tribal sisterhood through to Year 12. We have also initiated the new SEC positions of Cohort Liaison Captain and Vice. With a focus on uniting girls across all cohorts, these senior leaders will seek to leverage the wonderful examples of sisterhood that have flourished in 2018. At the Year 12 Valedictory Chapel Service I said that a MGGS education is, above all else, an education of character. In my experience meeting with alumnae from many MGGS generations of graduates, I have come to understand that this school has throughout its 125 year history emphasised and celebrated both

academic excellence and character. This was inspiration for the twin billboards on our Anderson St wall, pairing historical images from our archives with current photographs to show how constant we have been in developing young women who look out at the world with confidence in themselves, buoyed by the friendship of their peers, and connected forever as Old Grammarians. These billboards were one of my favourite expressions of sisterhood as they captured the joy of our girls in each of the three centuries Melbourne Girls Grammar has existed. In 2018, as the world presents new and interesting challenges, it is vital that this education of the heart and mind remain central to an education that will enable our girls to flourish no matter what the future may hold. Sisterhood encapsulates that goal. It is an optimistic rendering of the DNA of our student culture and shorthand for all the many and intricate connections that bind our girls together, sisters-in-arms, Old Grammarians forever. As I close my chapter of service at MGGS, it will be that image of the girls, linked arm in arm, I shall treasure. As my hand rested on the School Captain’s shoulder, the human connection flowed one to the other, some 800 girls and staff linked together. There in that moment was the 'why' of choosing MGGS – the girls have a culture strong enough to lift each other up, grounded enough to include and respect differences, and brave enough to stand with each other now and for generations to come.


reflections on our principal Following 11 years of service to the School we farewell Principal Catherine Misson. Since 2008, Catherine has taken MGGS from strength to strength. The school community is proud to have had a leader who has set a strong agenda for innovation in students’ wellbeing and enterprise learning, and in staff professional development. Catherine embodies her vision; she is focused on helping all MGGS girls to become ‘Ethical women of action’.

When I was in Year 4, Mrs Misson came to speak to us about leadership. I remember her encouraging us to lead with our heads, hearts and hands: “With your head, you make your decisions, with your heart, you think of others and with your hands, you give to others." Abigail Fisher, Year 6 Student Mrs Misson has been a strong female leader in our community. I was in Year 2 when Mrs Misson commenced as Principal and I would like to thank her for her fresh optimistic vision of what a girls' school can offer. She has encouraged us to pursue careers in engineering, science and maths and has been an inspirational role model to us all. Indigo Kuhn, Year 12 Student One of the most important lessons I have learnt from Mrs Misson, is that leadership is most effective when it results from collaboration. In other words, the leader never knows ‘it all’. One of my favourite things this year has been Mrs Misson’s personal emails sharing interesting articles on topics she knows I am passionate about, suggestions on events, and facts and ideas that gave me insight and will help shape my future. Mrs Misson is so passionate and uncompromising about girls’ education and equality, and it has inspired us to fight for these rights just as passionately. Millicent Perkins, School Captain I remember Mrs Misson for her sense of humour, compassion, and her encouragement of each student. From the moment she arrived she displayed great energy and enthusiasm for new educational initiatives. Lizzie Castles, School Captain, 2008 Catherine’s commitment to and love for the girls shines through when she speaks about them. I am grateful for her influence on my daughters directly. She has given them the courage to bravely step out into the world, to challenge themselves, and to always be true to themselves. She has been a leader by example and I can think of no one who exemplifies the school values more. For years to come, Catherine’s voice will be in my daughters’ hearts when they face the challenges life will bring. Lisa Beaumont, President of the Parents Association Catherine’s mantra has been to know and understand each girl first and all her endeavours have begun from their perspective. She has built a community in which students care deeply for each other and actively create opportunities to develop supportive and compassionate connections. Chris McNamara, Deputy Principal: Program Design and Development Catherine has defined a new vision - a new integrated model of education for our girls, targeted and optional professional learning

opportunities for staff, and supporting us to see and do things differently. Celebrating staff achievements and facilitating team work has built a collaborative and supportive culture of lifelong learning for all. Lynn Broadway, Deputy Principal: Staffing and Operations When Wildfell opened, Catherine challenged our Year 4 girls to become the leaders of Morris Hall. The Year 4 Leadership Assembly is a special event at Morris Hall and a reminder of the belief Catherine has in the capabilities of our girls. Her vision for our girls to be actively engaged in their own learning and to be valued members of a community forms the foundation for long-term success and positive self-esteem. Kellie Morgan, Director: Early Learning and Junior Years Catherine has an unwavering commitment to see courage, compassion, integrity and self discipline lived out in the school community. These values are part of our heritage; they have been valued, protected and advanced. She also listens; her door was always open to the girls. Reverend Denise Nicolls, School Chaplain 2012-2017 During Catherine’s tenure, the re-engagement of school alumnae with Melbourne Girls Grammar, especially from our younger school graduates, has been wonderful to see. Catherine has always been supportive of the Old Grammarians, something for which we have been most appreciative. We have had plenty of laughs along the journey. Trudie Horsfall, President of the Old Grammarians Society Catherine has been a courageous leader and her legacy will be shared by generations to come. It has been an honour to serve as her Chairman of Council and Catherine’s work ethic never ceases to amaze me. I wish her well in her future endeavours; she will remain connected in her new role as an honorary MGGS Old Grammarian. Katie Allen (Stephens, 1983), Chairman of Council In 2007, when the School Council was appointing a new Principal, Catherine stood out in the selection process as a person who met our brief in every way. I recall her wisdom and calm suggestions to alter the focus of the school programs with strong education-based reasoning. The result was Wildfell, the new Morris Hall and the exemplary Artemis Centre. She positioned the School as a leader in girls’ education with a strong focus not only on academic performance but on the whole education of our girls. John Blanch, Chairman of School Council 2005-2011

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1. Principal Catherine Misson with Kellie Morgan, Director: Early Learning and Junior Years at Morris Hall Performs, 2017 2. Principal Catherine Misson and Deputy Principal Lynn Broadway, Valedictory Assembly, 2012 3. Principal Catherine Misson and Lisa Beaumont, Navy Blue Lunch, 2018 4. The Artemis Centre Opening, 2017 5. L-R Vice-Captain Lucy Desmond, Principal Catherine Misson, School Captain Lizzie Castles, 2008 6. Principal Catherine Misson with School Captain Millicent Perkins, 2018 7. Principal Catherine Misson in her first year with the Melbourne Girls Grammar Executive Team, 2008

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Year 7 and 8 Indoor Cricket Team, 2018

Cricket Team with Miss Gwynneth Morris, 1907

First documented school photo with Principals Emily Hensley and Alice Taylor, 1894

Years 5 to 12, House Athletics, 2018

Year 12 Boarders, 2018

Year 12 Boarders, 1995

Swimming Sports, Middle Brighton Baths, 1925

Year 12s at House Swimming at MSAC, 2018

celebrating 125 years of sist

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House Drama Competition, 2018

Senior Science Laboratory, 1936

Science Experiment, STEM Laboratory, 2018

terhood from 1893 to 2018 Horse Riding, 1937

House Athletics, 2018

Sisterhood For Life As part of our 125th Anniversary, photo boards adorned our red brick walls on Anderson Street throughout the year showing moments of sisterhood in the past and present. See the ‘Then’ and ‘Now’ photos above and on page 8. In addition we created a special video of what sisterhood means to our community. We interviewed a range of people from our youngest girls in the ELC to our oldest Old Grammarians. View video here: www.mggs.vic.edu.au/news/sisterhood

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belonging from the beginning On a weekly basis girls in Years 5 and 6 visit the learning studios of our 3 and 4 Year Old ELC groups to read together, teach coding with BeeBots, and communicate with the girls who speak English as their second language. These frequent visits to the ELC ensure the younger girls feel part of the bigger school community right from the start. Written by Margaret Sellar | Head of Early Learning

For our girls entering the Early Learning Centre (ELC) the development of a sense of connection and belonging is paramount. Their world expands from an environment mostly dominated by family connections to a community in which supportive and positive relationships with their peers and educators are encouraged and fostered. Our school values of integrity, courage, compassion and self discipline guide us when developing responsive programs that encourage our youngest learners to be respectful, inquisitive, creative and have a strong identity. It allows them to flourish. In the words of Loris Malaguzzi, founder of the Reggio Emilia philosophy (1994), “Ensuring that every child feels a sense of security and belonging within the School enables each child to accept and participate actively in transforming situations that are part of learning experiences”.

Being able to communicate with others is vital when establishing a sense of belonging and connection in the early learning community, particularly for our girls who speak English as their second language. In response to our girls’ diverse multicultural backgrounds, visits from our Years 5 and 6 Mandarin speaking ‘sisters’ enable our youngest learners to communicate through shared language. Using a combination of English and Mandarin, the older girls help develop positive feelings of acceptance and respect as they navigate their new environment.

Visits from our Years 5 and 6 Mandarin speaking ‘sisters’ enable our youngest learners to communicate through shared language. Using a combination of English and Mandarin, the older girls help develop positive feelings of acceptance and respect as they navigate their new environment.

Daily interactions with their peers enable personal relationships to be forged, communication skills to be enhanced and an awareness of the similarities and differences among people developed. Our girls acquire new knowledge, are curious and develop social awareness skills. They learn ways to resolve conflict and learn how to share. We talk about how the qualities of kindness, sharing, caring and helping form the basis of lasting friendships.

This year, our focus has widened and ELC educators have introduced programs that encourage and foster relationships with the older girls at the Merton Hall Campus. Initiatives include the Learning Friends Program (Years 5 and 6) and the Sports Program developed and implemented by Year 10 students. As Olivia, one of our 4 Year Old ELC girls commented, “The big girls are able to show us things that we don’t know”.

One of the Year 5 participants, Fosina, noticed the growing confidence of the Mandarin speaking ELC girls following the visits. By communicating with the girls in Mandarin and English, Fosina noticed that the young girls were able to speak English more confidently. She attributed this surprising result to the girls’ growing connections while in the MGGS environment.

Realising the importance of verbal communication, Tara, a Year 6 student, created a prototype for an app that enables educators to communicate with Mandarin speaking children. This initiative has now expanded to include other Year 6 students and external companies working towards an app that assists in language learning and enables Mandarin-speaking children to communicate to staff and get across their needs. The aim, as Isabelle from Year 6 pointed out, is “everyone is linked - there are no communication barriers”.

“When developing the app to help the girls in the ELC, I felt empathy for their struggles and this motivated me to help them,” says Zoe in Year 6. “I really hope that the product of the app can help the new girls communicate more effectively. I am excited at the prospect of making a real difference in our community and helping the next generation of MGGS girls.”

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1. The Year 10 Sports Program Year 10 girls playing games with their Four Year Old ‘sisters’ 2. Visits by our Mandarin-speaking Wildfell ‘sisters’ 3. Wildfell girls teach the youngest girls coding with BeeBots as part of our Learning Friends initiative

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1. L-R Year 12 Student and Carlton AFLW draftee Abbie McKay, Year 2 Student and Auskick Player Grace Ollquist, and Old Grammarian and Western Bulldog's AFLW player Bonnie Toogood 2. Year 12 Student Cleo Faulks coaching the younger girls 3. Sisterhood across generations who share a passion for AFL 4. The Morris Hall Footy Colours Day in action

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strong role models Girls can do anything! We surround our girls with strong female role models who shine the light for others and show them the way. This helps our girls to imagine a future where they are the leaders in whatever it is they choose to do. In Term 3, our Morris Hall girls celebrated Footy Colours Day with their big sisters from the Merton Hall Football team. Written by Kellie Morgan | Director of Early Learning and Junior Years

In a kaleidoscope of colour, the Junior Years girls and staff arrived at school representing their favourite AFL teams. The excitement was electric as they discovered their Years 11 and 12 big sisters waiting on the oval for them ready to kick start the day with a warm up. The day officially commenced with the Morris Hall girls joining their big sisters in their House teams: Hensley, Clarke, Mungo, Batman, and Taylor. Throughout the year, our big sisters from Merton Hall have been there to support all the Morris Hall House events including House Athletics, House Cross Country and House Swimming. Led by the Merton Hall Football Team, the morning was filled with learning new drills and skills, motivational speeches, and loud chants and cheering. We finished the session with a special Footy Assembly and each House took turns to share highlights of the day. The girls 'raised the roof' as they cheered and recited their chants. Our Parents Association was also involved on the day and prepared party pies with tomato sauce for the girls at lunchtime.

for sport in general, and the way she could apply her netball skills to football. The girls asked Bonnie lots of questions and she answered everything from “What is the best part of footy?” to “What do you eat before a game?”.

Empowering girls to believe in themselves and chase their dreams is so important. At MGGS, we believe that the most influential strategy we can employ is to surround the girls with examples of what it means to be courageous and strong - not strong for a girl, just STRONG! Empowering girls to believe Budding football player in themselves and chase their dreams is so important. We Grace Ollquist surround them with examples In 2015 Grace Ollquist (Year 2) remembers of what it means to be watching the 2015 AFL Grand Final with her courageous and strong - not dad and her friend Melita. When she saw strong for a girl, just STRONG! Hawthorn coach Alister Clarkson hold up the Premiership Cup she knew that she wanted to play footy.

Having the older girls from Merton Hall leading the session was a highlight of the day for everyone. The younger girls love spending time with their big sisters. A special moment in particular was seeing a Year 12 Student patiently coaching and encouraging a younger girl to have the courage to try something challenging by completing the circuit training course, and then helping her to improve her time and technique the second time. This demonstrates the importance of these relationships. Bonnie Toogood, an Old Grammarian and AFLW player for the Western Bulldogs since 2017, also joined us for the morning and spoke to the girls about her football career. She talked of her passion

Grace has been playing for two years for Auskick. Grace likes to play full forward because she loves kicking goals and says she has kicked hundreds! She remembers the first ever goal she kicked. It was from twenty metres out and she says she felt so proud and excited. Grace loves her footy, being part of a team and even the aspects that are challenging, like getting your hands on the ball, taking marks and playing in the ruck position. She says the best parts are kicking goals and winning the game and ultimately, the Grand Final. A dedicated Hawthorn fan, Grace hopes that one day she will get to play with the Hawks team, perhaps in the VFLW for Box Hill Hawks.

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1. Farmers Market stall 2. ELC Fathers' Day Breakfast 3. ELC Book Week 4. Alice in Wonderland 5. 3 Year Old's Grandparents Day 6. ELC Coats for Kids Day 7. Footy Day 8. Morris Hall Performs 9. Mothers Day Breakfast 10. Morris Hall Social Service Day 11. Year 2 Farmers Market 12. NAIDOC Week 13. Planting Trees, National Tree Day 14. Learn to Swim clinic 15. Wildfell girls visit the ELC


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learning together There are many opportunities for students in Wildfell (Years 5 and 6) and St Hilda’s (Years 7 and 8) to connect with girls in other year levels. Through programs such as the Green Room Mentoring Program and the Sisterhood Buddying Program, our girls are learning from each other, building meaningful relationships and strengthening their passion for learning. WRITTEN BY SALLY HILL | DIRECTOR OF MIDDLE YEARS

The Green Room aims to enhance supportive relationships between Year 10 and St Hilda’s students. The Year 10 mentors not only serve as positive role models, but they encourage curiosity through joint problem solving. The senior girls say they benefit from the Program two fold; they enjoy mentoring the younger girls and also teaching in various subjects enables them to consolidate their own knowledge in a subject area. The magic, however, is in the conversations and connections that develop between the girls during this time. “The bonds created through the Green Room Mentoring Program are something I strongly value,” says Year 11 student Beatrix Appleton. “I have developed a really special friendship with a girl from Year 8 that I otherwise wouldn’t have made.”

interests. These affirming messages reinforce the School’s belief that girls should have a healthy relationship with their bodies and the importance of respecting and celebrating each other’s differences. It was encouraging to see our St Hilda’s girls sending these messages to their younger sisters in such a positive way. Year 11 and Year 8 Students reflect on their experience below: Isabella joined the Green Room Program last year. She felt proud to be able to give back to the MGGS community and thought it would be a great way to build on her leadership skills. What she did not anticipate, was that her role would connect her in meaningful ways with younger students, in particular with Charlotte (Year 8), and that the friendship would continue after her duties in the Green Room had officially ended.

Our younger girls have a natural tendency to look up to the older students, their big sisters, "Tutoring Charlotte was an amazing seeing them as mentors and role models to Our younger girls have a opportunity. I really enjoyed reflecting on what learn from and listen to. From the Program, natural tendency to look up to it was like for me a few years ago as a Year they form a stronger connectedness to school, the older students, their big 8 concerned about entering the Senior Years, a feeling of competency and self-efficacy, sisters, seeing them as mentors and to share what I had learnt with her. We academic achievement and pro-social and role models to learn from formed a great relationship through tutoring behaviour and attitudes. The Senior Years and listen to. and I truly think it was equally as beneficial for girls also benefit from the interaction. They me as it was for Charlotte." develop their leadership and communication skills, experience personal growth through Isabella Misson, Year 11 volunteering, build new relationships beyond Bridget was at first apprehensive of buddying up with a Year 12 as their normal circle of friends, and expand their capacity for empathy part of the Sisterhood Mentoring Program. However, she says the and moral reasoning. Although the main aim of the program is experience has been so valuable and an important part of her Year homework assistance and guidance, these are often secondary to 8 experience. the development of the relationships. A special sisterhood occasion occurred in Term 2 when students in Year 8 worked alongside our Prep and 4 Year Old ELC Students to celebrate our amazing and unique bodies. The girls worked with Merissa Forsyth from the Pretty Foundation to help share the message that we should nurture positive self-image from a young age. They learnt that our bodies are unique, and we should celebrate our differences. It was the perfect opportunity for the younger girls to learn alongside their big sisters. The girls learnt that it is OK to be different because we have different traits, personalities, talents and

"What I love about the Program is that we learnt about what it's like in Year 12 and the older girls gave us some valuable advice about school. It has been a great program because it gives us a chance to be more compassionate towards one another and get to know girls in other year levels. We also now have a familiar face to look out for in the corridors who can help us with school." Bridget Davies, Year 8

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plish feats much greater than we can hope enior girls nurture a culture of sisterhood usly carried through to the younger years. Sacha Bennett, Year 11

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Cohort Liaison Captain Madeleine Birrell (right) and Vice-Captain Louise Carney

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leaders have younger girls’ backs The unifying theme for 2018 has been sisterhood, and indeed we could not have chosen a more appropriate theme for the 125th Anniversary year; authentic examples of sisterhood proliferate the daily life for our Senior Years girls. Hence, it seemed ever more appropriate that a legacy of this year’s theme should be formalised within the Student Executive Council for 2019. WRITTEN BY NIKKI KIRKUP | DIRECTOR OF SENIOR YEARS

The newly elected 2019 SEC had their inauguration in Term 4 where we also announced the two new positions: Cohort Liaison Captain, and Vice-Captain. With a focus on uniting girls from all cohorts across the School through a range of exciting initiatives and programs, the 2019 Cohort Liaison captains will continue to leverage the wonderful examples of sisterhood we have seen flourish throughout MGGS in 2018. Madeleine (Maddie) Birrell and Louise (Lou) Carney have the honour and privilege of carving out the scope of these newly established roles. Since joining the MGGS Community in Year 7, Maddie has participated in a wide range of opportunities from athletics and debating through to volunteering at the Salvation Army’s Reading Group. Lou was welcomed into MGGS in Year 9 and, being a boarder, has well and truly lived the full Merton Hall experience. In 2017, Lou led the Green Team focusing on sustainability for Merton Hall.

community. Organisation and hard work will also be important to continue to grow our mentoring programs with Morris Hall. Lou: I hope to be approachable and would like to create a sense of inclusion and collegiality amongst the girls, and to listen for and the issues, values and achievements that unite the entirety of the MGGS community. What new initiatives do you hope to bring to MGGS through this role? Maddie: I plan to grow initiatives like the Big Sister Program, with the girls at Morris Hall, to continue to enable the older girls to connect with the younger girls on a more personal level.

Lou: I aim to create events that unite all segments of MGGS and build upon the links between Wildfell, Morris Hall, and the ELC. I hope to attend as many MGGS events as possible and make an effort to be someone who girls from all year levels Ahead of their official inauguration, the girls I felt that a role dedicated can confide in and rely on when developing were thrilled to fulfill their first duty by attending to communicating with their own questions and initiatives. the recent Morris Hall Performs evening. I took younger girls and involving the opportunity to meet with the girls and get them in our Senior Years Why is Sisterhood important to you and an insight into their plans for 2019. community would be an how do you see it in the School? opportunity to demonstrate What motivated you to apply for the Cohort Maddie: We need to act like sisters to one how leadership can be used Liaison roles within the 2019 SEC? another because this is our school family to empower others. and we need to look out for each other. Maddie: I wanted to apply for the position so I Sisterhood is this feeling that I can reach out could continue to perpetuate this year’s theme to any girl, regardless of their year level, and know that we share of sisterhood within the School. As a new role it also offered the the connection of being at MGGS together. Within our school, this exciting prospect of being able to shape the position. I want to be an is especially felt at House events and within Houses; these groups inspirational Cohort Liaison Captain. The freedom of being able to actively unite every girl and foster the desire to do their best for their tailor this role for the future, so that Sisterhood will continue to remain House, and along the way have heaps of fun and make memories a pertinent part of the MGGS community is a great challenge and that will last beyond the red brick walls! opportunity. Lou: The role of Cohort Liaison was somewhat unknown. However, I felt that a role dedicated to communicating with younger girls across all cohorts and involving them in our Senior Years community would be a perfect opportunity to demonstrate how leadership can be used to empower others. What skills do you hope to bring to the role? Maddie: I am hoping that my ability to connect and relate to girls from all different year levels from ELC through to Year 12 will be useful in continuing to grow a sense of sisterhood within the school

Lou: Living in the Boarding House for the past three years, I believe this is the strongest form of sisterhood in the School. The sense of sisterhood I have developed within the Boarding House is one that is unique and one that I hope to see strengthened across all aspects of the School as we move forward into the 126th year of Melbourne Girls Grammar! On behalf of the entire MGGS community, I would like to take this opportunity to wish the girls every success as they lead the girls forward into 2019, not just as cohorts, but as sisters.

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all in this together The Year 7 and 8 boarders asked their newly elected 2019 Boarding House Captain and Vice-Captain, Annette Law and Grace Mulquiney, about their views on sisterhood in the Boarding House and how they will lead the girls in their new roles. FACILITATED BY JANE CAROLAN | ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF BOARDING

Ksenia Cosmo, Year 8: Grace and Annette, how do you see sisterhood in the Boarding House? Captain, Grace Mulquiney: In life you don’t choose your family and the same applies to boarding. Sisterhood is about building a community where all girls feel accepted and respected regardless of who they are and what they believe in. We are all in this together so we should work to support one another unconditionally.

everyone experiences challenges such as missing family and friends, but you learn to be independent and also form a second family in the Boarding House. The Year 12s have also been a great support - a few of us have been going to the school gym with them - and that has really motivated us to keep healthy and fit and balance school and exercise. Christina Chester, Year 7: What are your plans as Captains for continuing to connect older boarders with the younger boarders and promoting an inclusive environment in 2019?

Vice-Captain, Annette Law: Sisterhood is fostering and creating a bond with different girls in the Boarding House to an extent that they’re almost like real sisters. You can rely on them to give you Captain, Grace Mulquiney: Current support during challenging times and you just initiatives, such as in-house weekend Sisterhood is fostering and know that they will give you a friendly smile activities, are already in place, and when creating a bond with different and stop for a quick chat even in the Day the girls participate it really helps create a girls in the Boarding House to School. real sense of belonging and sisterhood. As a an extent that they’re almost leader within the Boarding House, I hope to like real sisters. You can rely on Tori Lee, Year 8: Reflecting on your time be involved more regularly in order to set a them to give you support during boarding, what memories come to mind precedent, especially for the older boarders tough times and you just know of older boarders supporting or helping to lead by example. These activities, can really that they will give you a friendly you along your boarding journey? help to foster strong relationships within and smile and stop for a quick chat Captain, Grace Mulquiney: I suffered from across the year levels. even in the day school. homesickness for the first 12-18 months, but Vice-Captain, Annette Law: Sisterhood is in these times, I was lucky enough to receive about creating an inclusive environment; it’s the support of the older boarders. On one about encouraging everyone to get involved and leave the safety specific night when I was a bit upset, my ‘buddy’ in the year above, of their comfort zone. In the Boarding House, setting tables enables comforted me, while another offered me a Tim Tam to lift my spirits! us to get to know girls from other year levels, but it is really more These simple acts of kindness are so important as they are the things about taking full advantage of these situations. Even a quick chat to that you remember the most along your journey. younger girls asking them questions about who they are and where Vice-Captain, Annette Law: I remember older boarders such they are from initiates a bond between boarders. In order to promote as Rose Phan and Beth Blyth giving me advice on school or even an inclusive environment, just simple gestures such as saying ‘Hi’ just sharing personal stories. Hearing these makes you realise that and smiling at each other helps create a friendly environment.

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boarders helping boarders The Year 8s this year have helped me through some family matters. Jasmine Chan, Year 7 Year 10s - Sophie, Elvira and Nora - assist me with my homework each week. Grace Gao, Year 8 It’s the small things! Boarders readily helping with the small things is what makes my day - picking up a dropped item from the laundry, homework, holding the door open for me. Christina Chester, Year 7 Every day, the simple smile and hi as we walk past each other. Victoria Lee, Year 8

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from the music department Musicians in our co-curricular ensembles are to be congratulated on the depth and breadth of repertoire performed this year. They have showcased their skills in a range of performance settings, highlights being High Tea in Ross Hall, the School Concert at the Melbourne Recital Centre, House Music in Term 3, and a fulsome calendar of soirees and twilight concerts which have run throughout the year. It has been a pleasure to collaborate with musicians from Morris Hall as part of our sisterhood celebrations, as well as welcoming OG musicians Serena Cheung (2014) and Jenny Chen (2016) back to the MRC stage for this year’s School Concert. As solo performers, our musicians continue to achieve impressive AMEB results and we offer our congratulations to the following students who have successfully completed upper level examinations: • Louise Wang (Year 8) received a High Distinction for the Certificate of Performance in Flute • Chelsea Hinh (Year 7) was awarded her Associate of Music in Violin • Fleur Hardisty (Year 9) was awarded her Associate of Music in Cello • Alexandra Zhang (Year 8) was awarded her Licentiate of Music in Violin Congratulations also to Jackie Wong (Year 12) who was invited to perform in this year’s VCE Music Performance showcase ‘Top Class’ as a result of her outstanding VCE recital at the end of 2017. A talented violinist and pianist, Jackie also made the final of this year’s Melbourne Recital Centre’s prestigious Bach Competition.

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“LEGALLY BLONDE O-YEAH-AH!” Our school production of Legally Blonde this year was our biggest production yet, with four sell out performances over three days. Bold in our decision to stage such a large scale show, the girls demonstrated the school values of courage, compassion, integrity and self discipline over the five month lead up process. The result was a production of which they were extremely proud. Our cast embraced sisterhood, through the words of the main character Elle Woods, “Us girls have got to stick together!” Their commitment and dedication, shown throughout the rehearsals and performances, learning challenging choreography, singing difficult harmonies and acting in an array of contrasting characters has been impressive.

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Continuing the Art Faculty’s active involvement with the contemporary art community, our Middle Years girls had the opportunity to work with Artist in Residence, Cat Rabbit. Cat worked with students from Years 6 to 11 helping them create character-driven ‘soft sculptures’. The girls were also fortunate to work with Artist in Residence Baby Guerilla, to develop whimsical and evocative Street Art style works aimed at interrogating the decoration and ownership of public spaces. The renowned Australian painter and 2018 Archibald Prize winner Yvette Coppersmith took our Senior Years girls through a series of masterclass painting workshops. The students enthusiastically undertook the classes developing skills in observational drawing and painting, culminating in a self-portrait oil painting. During Art Week our girls exhibited artwork influenced by an exhibition held at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) called ‘The Field Revisited’. The Field Revisited displayed artworks that were in an NGV 1968 exhibition, ‘The Field’, in which two Old Grammarians featured, Janet Dawes and Normana Wight. Normana was the guest speaker at our exhibition, sharing her experiences, her insight and stories both at MGGS and as an artist. We congratulate Sophie Smith (Year 12) who exhibited in the prestigious Monash Gallery of Art Top Shots for excellence in VCE photography. We also congratulate Young Old Grammarian Mia Kroopin (2017), who was one of 36 2017 Year 12 Victorian students in this year’s Top Arts exhibition at the NGV.

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sisterhood, sport and unsung heroes WRITTEN BY SALLY BAILEY | DIRECTOR OF ARTEMIS PROGRAMS

A highlight on the competition field this year was the selfless act of Year 7 Student, Hannah Glover, stepping in to run the 1500m event at the GSV Championships. Hannah is a sprinter, and we all know that sprinters are not terribly fond of running longer than 100m. Her teammate, Ali Jackson, was battling a nasty chest infection and with a full event calendar herself, the 1500m was going to be too much for her. With no preparation for this tough event, Hannah came to the aid of her friend, the team and the School. As Aussies, the word 'mate' is inextricably linked to our sense of identity and culture. “G’day mate, howya goin’” is a phrase unique to our national lexicon, making us feel at home from Cairns to Kalgoorlie, and beyond our shores.

• Together Year 12 Students Cleo Faulks, Alex Nairn and fellow senior rowers kept the younger rowers connected and reassured during a trying Head of Schoolgirls regatta, whilst managing their own emotional turmoil. • Together the girls in the athletics squad benefited from the support, motivation and encouragement they received from the outstanding leadership provided by Kate Morgan. Training sessions were not about her needs. She was the captain who always made sure all the other girls were getting what they needed, providing coaching and advice and a steady hand to ease the nerves of her teammates.

From times of achievement, celebration and prosperity, to those of adversity, tragedy and difficulty, we are humbled, comforted and emboldened by the helping hand of others, of people and communities coming together, and acts of compassion and courage.

From times of achievement, celebration and prosperity, to those of adversity, tragedy and difficulty, we are humbled, comforted and emboldened by the helping hand of others, of people and communities coming together, and acts of compassion and courage. Whilst our own experiences will shape our understanding of mateship, as Australians I think we all feel that despite our differences the character of mateship is the essence of our spirit.

In our 125th year at MGGS, we are celebrating our culture of sisterhood. From our little sisters in the Early Learning Centre to our big sisters in the Senior Years, the sisterhood theme has been explored and celebrated in sport, learning, the arts, boarding and community. To be a sister, is to be a friend. It is to be loyal; an advocate; mentor, builder of other women; and gratitude warrior. It is the connection and inter-connection between girls and women that can be felt in a moment, a smile, a journey and an experience. Sisterhood is mateship in full bloom. Sport is a vehicle through which we experience and learn lessons in trust, commitment, leadership, teamwork, decision making, integrity, self discipline, resilience, courage, and sisterhood. In 2018, the defining moments of a positive sport culture at MGGS have been those in which girls have extended themselves and each other for the greater good: • Together Year 11 Students Angelica Theodore and Ruby Lewis arrived to rowing training early – unsolicited - to help fitness coach, Daniel Jones, transport a bunch of ergos across the school to ensure a session could begin on time. This is akin to the first of the 15 All Black principles ('Sweep the Sheds'), which says that no-one is ever too big to do the small things that need to be done.

• Together the Water Polo, Hockey and AFL teams made the finals. In particular, we recognise the selfless commitment of Year 10 Student Yolunda Hooper who competed in three GSV sports in Term 2. What was most inspiring about Yolunda’s commitment to MGGS was the key role she played as goalkeeper in the Water Polo team. This was not her favourite position, however, she was prepared to play there for the team and did a great job.

• Together, Year 10 Students Scarlett ElkinsPriest and Hannah Alper-Duke, took it upon themselves to rally a group of girls for an intermediate softball team each week, to ensure everyone had the opportunity to play, and more notably, to not let the other schools down. • Together our young swim team were mentored and encouraged by Year 10 student Clio Nash. Assuming an informal leadership role, she role modelled how little and big sisters can connect. • Together was the focus of the proposal of Year 10 Student Sophie Hodge. She saw the opportunity to run netball umpiring lessons for fellow students as a way to share her love of the game and teach skills to assist others in finding opportunities to give back. • Together the great sense of mateship on display by the Junior Volleyball A team showed what it takes to be a great team. • Together Old Grammarian and Western Bulldogs AFLW player, Bonnie Toogood, 1st XVIII Captain Heidi Templeton, and her fellow senior footy players ran a morning football clinic at Morris Hall as part of the Junior Year’s annual Footy Day celebrations. Their role modelling, encouragement and inspiration on this day will have an impact way beyond the brief time they spent with the girls. These are just a handful of stories which remind and reinforce our collective identity and values. Importantly, these are the moments that bind us and enrich our experiences.

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the bonds of sisterhood As parents, we support not only our daughters and their teachers, but also each other. By working together to volunteer, to attend parent teacher conferences, to listen to concerts, to watch drama productions, to cheer on our sports teams, we build on and strengthen the sisterhood that makes the School a safe and supportive environment in which our girls thrive. WRITTEN BY LISA BEAUMONT | PRESIDENT OF THE PARENTS ASSOCIATION

Parents get a glimpse of their daughter’s daily lives through the lens of the School’s social media. Throughout 2018, #sisterhood has made its way across our screens on a variety of platforms and it has become one of the ways in which to describe that hard to define yet easy to recognise bond that comes from the collective spirit. We see our girls form bonds through sport, music, drama, big/little ‘sister’ interactions, camps, retreats, class discussions, and myriad other small connections that eventuate throughout their day. As I look at the connections within our parent community, I believe that sisterhood applies to us as well. My apologies to the men in our community for the feminine terminology, but it is a girls’ school after all, so bear with me while I include you in the Sisterhood!

The lunch was founded as a way to bring our community together. It provides an opportunity for the many layers of this great school to come together - current parents, Old Grammarians, staff, and past parents - to celebrate our shared experience. We catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

The Navy Blue Lunch provides an opportunity for the many layers of this great school to come together - current parents, Old Grammarians, staff, and past parents to celebrate our shared experience. We catch up with old friends and meet new ones.

Our annual Navy Blue Lunch is a perfect example of sisterhood in action. This year, a committee of volunteers organised an event for over 400 guests. They were supported by the Community Office, the archivists, many Old Grammarians, and well over 100 donors. The lunch celebrated 125 years of the School with proceeds going to the 125th Anniversary Scholarship fund. Despite being an important part of the lunch, fundraising has always been the secondary purpose.

This year I was struck by how much, and yet how little has changed over the years. The clothes may be different, the teachers a bit less stern looking, but the joy on the girls' faces, and the exuberance with which they relate to each other and to the world around them, remains the same. For 125 years, Melbourne Girls Grammar School has been developing ethical women of action. I believe parents over time have wanted their girls to be just as empowered and bonded by sisterhood as we want our daughters to be now, and in the future.

When our daughters leave the physical space that is Melbourne Girls Grammar, the concept of belonging to something larger than themselves remains. For us as parents, I hope that the same will be true. I know that for me, a piece of this place will be forever lodged in my heart.

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ABOVE: The 2018 Navy Blue Lunch Committee L-R: Jane Templeton, Tracie Pangrazio, Patricia Stabile Wells, Philippa Taylor, Mikaela Giles, Helen Stewart, Seema Misra-Thakur, Lisa Beaumont, Rachael Haack, Joy Weng, Tammy Read, Christina Mavronas, Richard Gilbert, Emma Harrison, Dawne Galbally, Mary Lou Thorpe, Katrina Chipperfield BELOW: Lisa Beaumont and her daughter Emma, Year 12

Thank you Lisa Beaumont Melbourne Girls Grammar would like to extend our deepest gratitude to Lisa (pictured here with her daughter Emma) for her stewardship of the Parents Association over the past three years. In her role as President, she has worked hard to build positive connections and experiences and always has the best interests of the girls, and their families, at heart. Those that worked closest with Lisa are most complimentary of her professional and collaborative work ethic and willingness to assist in any capacity. An expat herself, Lisa has empathised and supported new families as they experience the unfamiliar and sometimes unsettling environment of a new country, school and community. Her friendly approach is a warm welcome for any incoming family, ensuring they feel a part of our community from day one. Her organisation, leadership and contribution of time and energy has been of huge importance in the growth of the Parents Association. Thank you Lisa we wish you all the best as you return home to Canada. Reahn Aitchison, Alumnae and Engagement Manager

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from the president WRITTEN BY Trudie Horsfall (1976) | PRESIDENT OF THE OLD GRAMMARIANS SOCIETY

Last edition I shared with you the departure of some key Old Grammarian (OG) Society committee members. I am pleased to announce that OG Rowena Mytton (Watson 1983) has replaced Meredith Windust as Treasurer on the committee. Rowena comes with some great ideas and is certainly on top of every dollar spent. Her dedication and keen eye for detail will be of great assistance to the Committee. Rowena, welcome to the team! Back in June, we saw OGs of all ages take part in the School’s Community Giving Day, where, for just 24 hours, the School worked hard to raise funds for their newly established 125th Anniversary Scholarship. In addition to the individual donations collected on the day, and in support of the future education of Melbourne Girls Grammar girls, the Old Grammarians Society were honoured to pledge $10,000 to the fund on behalf of all Old Grammarians. We look forward to hearing the news of the first recipients of the Scholarship. Further to our philanthropic support, the Society are very excited to announce that we have pledged future funds to the development and installation of a new stained glass window in the School Chapel. This window will honour past principal Miss Dorothy Ross (1939 1955), a principal remembered with affection and admiration by the generations of girls who were educated under her leadership. We look forward to sharing more about this project, and an associated appeal, as it advances over the coming year. In November we received applications for our very first Alumnae Award, named in honour of Emily Hensley. Emily was the Founding Principal of the School in 1893, and a successful, driven young woman who achieved great success in her career and challenged the assumptions of her day. The small Award Selection Panel had the pleasure of reviewing applications and determining the recipient of the inaugural award. Having been a part of this process, I was incredibly impressed by the accomplishments of our young OGs. More than ever, I am enthralled to uncover more about our younger Old Grammarians and where their life journey so far has taken them. We look forward to honouring and celebrating the Award recipient/s at our new Awards Ceremony which will be held in March 2019. This ceremony will be a part of our very first Old Grammarians Celebration Day. Visit the Old Grammarian pages of the School website to find out more about this exciting weekend of activities tailored to the many generations represented by our Society. 40 | Melbourne Girls Grammar IE | 2018 Issue 2


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farewell and thank you to our OGs abroad Jenny Cummins (Knight, 1968) has shown her dedication and passion for MGGS for over 10 years in her role as the UK Branch Representative for the Old Grammarians’ Society. In speaking with Jenny recently she shared her experiences with reuniting and connecting OGs from across the country. “It has been my great pleasure since 2007 to be involved in organising events for the Old Grammarians’ Society UK Branch. Over the years, we have had many events of various types and it has been a great way to keep in touch with friends and reminisce about our school days.” Jenny has worked alongside Janet Hotham (Hogarth-Scott, nee Clarke, 1959), fellow OG and now, friend for life. “It has been great fun and very rewarding to work with Janet who took on the role of UK Branch President in 2007, having already served as the event organiser for many years. She is extremely devoted to peer engagement and has made an invaluable contribution in helping me to run this Branch and to bring people together.” After much deliberation, both Janet and Jenny have decided that it is time now to step aside and let fellow OGs bring in fresh ideas, contacts and a new dose of enthusiasm. Most recently, the UK Branch get-together was held during the opening night of the Oz Film Festival at the Regent Street cinema in London. This is one example of the type of gatherings they host and they will try making this an annual outing. This event was

organised by Kate Edgar (1971) and Christina Hughes-Onslow (nee Hay, 1971), who have kindly agreed to become the joint UK Branch Representatives. Kate (kate.edgar@gmail.com) and Christina (chayho@googlemail.com) are more than happy to be contacted by any OGs who are travelling to (or through) London. Further abroad, in the state of Massachusetts USA, lives another of our long-standing Branch representatives. Many of you know her personally, and many more will know the name, Melanie Hollands (1978). She has forged new relationships across the USA since 2005 in her role as USA Branch Representative. Melanie is kept extremely busy arranging the annual ‘MGGS in the USA’ destination weekend. Each year the location of this weekend event changes, allowing for our US and Canadian based Old Grammarians to come together for a few days of fun; recalling the time spent at MGGS and the life experiences gained beyond the red brick walls. OGs across the USA speak very fondly of Melanie and her ability to remain actively in touch with so many. Melanie will be retiring from her role in the US at the end of 2019. On behalf of the Old Grammarians Society we would like to acknowledge and thank Janet, Jenny and Melanie for their dedication and stewardship of their respective branches. Volunteer roles such as these are vital to the friendships forged by our OGs and the ongoing community growth we strive for, both in Australia and abroad.

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q&a with old grammarian AMY GRANTHAM (2014)

What have you been up to since graduating? After completing a B. Arts (Asian Studies) with First Class Honours at the University of Melbourne I planned to complete a Masters of International Relations. Instead, the stars aligned, and I was offered a place at Harvard University to undertake a Masters degree in East Asian studies focusing on the Korean peninsula and corresponding domestic, regional, and international affairs. Harvard. That’s quite an achievement, Congratulations! What drove you to apply for a University in the States? Thank you! Studying in the US had never really been on the cards until I received an email from UniMelb out of the blue: “We’ve noticed your grades are good, so consider applying for the Frank Knox Memorial Fellowship. It would involve doing your postgraduate degree at a place called Harvard. Oh, and the deadline’s this week.” At first I was hesitant, but my parents talked some sense into me! So after a whirlwind round of emails, applications, and aptitude testing, I was awarded the Fellowship. A degree with a focus on Korean studies; where did the interest come from for this?

show to others? My time at MGGS helped me to become the woman I am today: someone capable of supporting others when they need it, and supporting myself just as much when I need it. I think everyone’s school experience lingers with them in some capacity, and mine has helped to make me strong enough to forge my own path. What advice would you give to our current graduating cohort who are exploring university options and alternative avenues? Think about the fields you have an affinity for, separate your interests and your passions, and picture a job or industry that you could hypothetically enjoy working in for at least a decade – even if that job or industry doesn’t yet exist. The Class of 2014’s slogan was Dr Seuss’s “Oh, the places you’ll go!”. But for the first year of my undergraduate degree I felt like I’d gone straight down the rabbit hole, with no clue how my studies would lead to an adult life and career. That turned out to be the first, most important step along the journey to where I am today: understanding that plans can change, and that it’s okay to take a while to find the best fit for you.

My first introduction to Korea actually came from K-pop! Some of my MGGS friends were big fans, and they introduced me to it back in Year 7. I was hooked and did everything I could to find out more about it. My interest in Korea took a bit of a back seat during my VCE years, but at UniMelb I was able to enrol in subjects focussing on Asia (including some Korean), and I was reminded again of how much it fascinated me – not just the music, but also the more farreaching cultural dynamics, politics, and history of both North and South Korea. I started teaching myself the language, changed my major from Creative Writing to Asian Studies, and embarked on an exchange program at Korea University in Seoul. While there I undertook formal training in Korean, engaged with locals and international students, and continued my romance with all things Korean. I still love K-pop, but now my passion extends throughout the peninsula as a whole. On reflection of your time at MGGS, in what ways do you believe your time as a student has influenced your journey so far? MGGS teaches its students to be ambitious and tenacious. I remember being told that we, women of the 21st century, are the future; learning that as women, as leaders, as humans, we will inevitably face plenty of judgement and criticism from others throughout our lifetimes – so why bring ourselves down? Why not become our own champions, and treat ourselves with as much kindness and forgiveness as we’d

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Honours Awards We congratulate the following Old Grammarians for their honours awards;

Congratulations to OGs Christie Costello (2012) and Ingrid Zhang (2017)

Ronda Walker OAM (Smith, 1959) has received an Order of Australia Medal for service to the community and to women. Ronda has served the community of Kyneton tirelessly through the Fire Brigade (she was the Brigade’s chief radio operator for 40 years), Zonta in both a local and international role, The Museum group and as a Councillor for the Shire of Kyneton.

We received brilliant news in recent months of the success of two young Old Grammarians.

Professor Margaret Zacharin OAM (1966) has received an Order of Australia Medal for service to medicine, particularly to paediatric endocrinology. Margaret is a paediatric and adult endocrinologist. She is a fellow of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians and an examiner for the College. She has appointments as a consultant endocrinologist at Peter MacCallum as well as The Royal Children's Hospital and is an adjunct Professor at the University of New England, Armidale. Margaret combines this busy workload with strong research interests.

Ingrid Zhang (2017) has received The Colin McCormick Memorial Scholarship from the University of Melbourne, with the support of the Italian Australian Institute (La Trobe University). The Scholarship ($2,000) can be used to continue her studies at Melbourne University or in further studies in Italy. Christie Costello (2012) was awarded a First with Distinction in her recent examination for Part II of the History of Art Tripos at Newham College, Cambridge, an outstanding academic achievement. We congratulate both young women on their continuing excellence as scholars, and wish them every success with their continued studies.

Associate Professor Rosemary Nixon AM (1972) has received an AM for significant service to community health in the field of occupational dermatology, as an academic and researcher, and to professional standards. Associate Professor Nerina Harley AM (1978) has received an AM for significant service to medicine in the fields of intensive care and nephrology, as an administrator, and to medical research and education.

A Special Milestone On 25 July 2018, our oldest OG Mrs Millicent Prescott (Stephenson 1932), pictured right, celebrated her 104th birthday. Tasmanian Branch representative, Robyn Jerram (Callow 1965), visited her in Blackman’s Bay to see how her latest years have been treating her. “She was in fine form, bright and chirpy after sharing most of the day with her daughters. Her room was festooned with enormous pink balloons and an abundance of fresh flowers. She shared with us her love of reading, doing crosswords, playing Scrabble and singing with her choir. It was a pleasure to visit her.” We wish Millicent another safe and prosperous year, surrounded by those closest.

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alumnae news 125th Anniversary Luncheon and 50 and 60 Year Reunions This year’s Chapel Service and Luncheon, held on Saturday 8 September, was a day filled with tradition and celebration. Preceded by school tours that highlighted the Artemis Building, the annual Chapel Service acknowledged the 125th Anniversary of the School. The School Captain Report, given by Millie Perkins, Service Address by Officiant Clemence Taplin (Woods 1968) and the reflection from Principal, Catherine Misson, all shared stories of time passed at MGGS and reflected prominently the strong bonds that MGGS students and graduates hold. Following the Chapel Service, the OGS bestowed Honorary Life Memberships (HLM) on a special few members of our community. Outgoing Principal, Catherine Misson, was awarded HLM for outstanding service to the School and the Society. As demonstrated through stories and reflections elsewhere in this edition, Catherine, the 11th Principal, is certainly a most deserving recipient. Both Carolyn Journeaux (1983) and Meredith Windust (Carison 1964) were also presented with HLMs. Carolyn and Meredith had become great friends through the Old Grammarians Committee in the mid 80's, and both offered their services in many activities – catering,

reunions, making jams and pickles, school fair helpers. As one fellow committee member said, “They were both very hands on and great fun to work with”. Both women were very committed to the benefits of the interaction between OGs and students and spent many years strengthening engagement in this space. They also worked tirelessly in an administration capacity and the Society has been most grateful for their longstanding contribution as Secretary and Treasurer respectively. In addition to hosting OGs of all ages for the Chapel Service and Lunch, the peer years of 1958 and 1968 gathered for their respective reunions. With many guests at each of these class reunions, the women were thrilled to have been able to catch up with so many friends. We’ve received positive feedback on the day’s proceedings and thank all staff and Old Grammarians involved in the planning and execution of the day. We also thank all Old Grammarians, and Past Principal Christine Briggs, for their attendance, travelling from near and far to celebrate with us. If you missed the day, but would like to reconnect with your friends, or view the photos from the event, simply visit and provide your details through MGGS Connect.

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Visit MGGS Connect at mggsconnect.com.au to stay in touch with Old Grammarians and their news, and for details on upcoming events.

2. Past staff, students and past Principal Christine Briggs at the Annual OG Anniversary Luncheon 3. Class of 1968, 50 year reunion 4. Class of 1968, 50 year reunion

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old grammarians The Field Revisited: An Educational Turn In celebration of our 125th Anniversary, MGGS Arts students created a special exhibition showcasing their interpretations of artwork from The Field Revisited, showcased at the NGV this year. The School exhibition featured student work shown alongside archival material relating to the original artists of The Field. Artists and Old Grammarians Normana Wight (1953) and Janet Dawson (1950) were among those original artists. The event attracted current parents, students and Old Grammarians, who gathered to hear special guest and pioneering artist, Normana Wight’s, reflections on this important moment in Australian art history. Her candid reflections of the trials and tribulations faced as a female artist were a key point of interest, as were her stories of the challenges she faced in constructing (and in some cases, reconstructing) some of her greatest works. She reflected on all experiences with a sense of pride and great humour. We thank Normana for her involvement in this special educational experience for the students. RIGHT: Normana Wight (1953), at The Field Revisited: An Educational Turn

OG High Tea Earlier in the year the Old Grammarians Society hosted High Tea at The Gables in Malvern. OGs from many different years were in attendance. Some came alone, willing to meet and mingle with new faces, while others joined us with friends or family. One family joined us for one very special reason, in memory of their late mother, OG Betty Rose (Henderson, 1949). “When my sister suggested we join in the High Tea at The Gables in memory of our Mum, I thought it was an excellent idea. We could sit together and share recollections of our first year without Mum’s warmth in our lives, and bump into familiar faces from school days gone by. Our Mum was a grateful old girl and we often heard her sharing memories with her school friends. When the time came to select our educational experience, it was an easy decision for her. Mum felt very proud that she and Dad could send all three daughters to Merton Hall, as she believed it would offer endless opportunities. Needless to say, it has done just that. We miss our Mum dearly, but attending the high tea together was a most enjoyable family experience. We did meet old friends from Merton Hall and spent much time reminiscing about our beautiful Mum and the opportunities she and Merton Hall gave us.”

Save the date: 2019 Old Grammarians events Friday 8 March International Womens' Day Breakfast

Friday 22 March Class of 2014, 2009 & 1999 school reunions

Saturday 23 March Old Grammarians Celebration Day Activities and celebrations for ALL Old Grammarians Class of 1989, 1979, 1969 & 1959 school reunions

Wednesday 1 May OGs Annual General Meeting

Tuesday 28 May DJ Ross Oration

Tuesday 20 August Merton Hall Music Concert

Sunday 25 August Old Grammarians Annual Golf Day

Friday 13 September

Nanette Kinsman (Rose, 1976)

Navy Blue Lunch

BELOW: Sisters, Julie-Anne Jack (Rose 1974), Meredith Lucas (Rose 1978) and Nanette enjoy the high tea in memory of their late mother, Betty.

Invitations will be sent approximately four to six weeks prior to each occasion. Dates were correct at time of printing and may be subject to change. Please visit MGGS Connect for full event details or contact the Community Office on 03 9862 9200.

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Zoe Field (Allinson, 2014) married Isaac Field on 2 February 2018.

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Ellen Rennie (2009) married Jack Richardson on 21 September 2018. They were accompanied by bridesmaids, and fellow OGs, Tess Fellows (2009), Rosie Eastoe (2009), and Ellen's two sisters, Phoebe Rennie (2013) Sophie Rennie (2017).

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Wendely lived a creative, stimulating, and interesting life all over the world. She was intelligent, adventurous and was passionate about music, literature and the natural world. She worked as a medical artist, published children’s books, taught in Thailand, held a photographic exhibition, worked in media for the Red Cross and then held senior roles in publishing in Australia and internationally. With her late husband, Robert Cave-Rogers, she established in 1999 a very successful French cooking school in southwest France. Wendely’s mother, Marjorie Harvey (Goetz, 1931), sister, Kristin Parkinson (1962) and niece, Amber Parkinson (1983) have all attended MGGS. 2 Meredith Hayes OAM (Rigby 1944) – 23 April 2018

Meredith was an active farmer all her life and her work went well beyond their own family farms. She was an agricultural scientist, a journalist, a conservationist and a land-planning advocate. She was also a wife and mother to four children. Meredith had studied Agricultural Science at Dookie University in the 1940s, the only woman in her course. There she met her husband, Ken, and they embarked on a lifetime of shared work and interests. In 1992, Meredith received an OAM for services to the primary industry, conservation and the environment.

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Your news We acknowledge that there will have been many other births and marriages celebrated in recent months. Unfortunately, as much as we’d like to, we don’t hear about all of them. If you are an Old Grammarian we would love to share your milestones and celebrate your success. Email your news and a photo to community@mggs.vic.edu.au

Update your details Do we have your most up to date contact details? We love to be able to stay in touch with our OGs, share news, events and other communications. Please head to the school website to update your contact details using our simple online form. Go to link below. We’ve tried reaching out to those of you with a reunion scheduled for next year. If you’ve not heard from the School, then your contact details may be out of date. Please update your details at: www.mggs.vic.edu.au/community

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Liz Jackson (1967) – 27 June 2018

Throughout her school years, Liz was a very good athlete, and in her final year was elected as a councillor. She obtained excellent results during her VCE studies, and went on to achieve marvellous things in her career as a barrister and journalist. She was much admired for her work on Media Watch and Four Corners. Over a 30-year career with the ABC, she reported fearlessly and incisively on a wide range of challenging and sensitive subjects. Integrity and unflinching courage were the hallmarks of her work. She was awarded a remarkable 9 Walkleys, including a Gold Walkley, the pre-eminent award in journalism. 4 Margaret Boston (Head 1946) – 8 June 2018

Margaret, along with her sister Sybil (1948), entered Merton Hall on boarding scholarships.


Following her secondary education, Margaret obtained a Commerce Degree at the University of Melbourne and set off to London where she worked in market research and built a successful career. Travelling extensively throughout her life, Margaret lived in England for more than 50 years. In 1962, Margaret married, Terence Boston, a barrister and politician who became Baron Boston of Faversham in 1976. Described as a “feisty, sweet, intelligent and loving person”, Margaret died in Melbourne aged 89. 5

Nancie Villiers (Wills 1932) – 9 July 2018

Nancie attended MGGS from 1929 and matriculated in 1931. She was on the School Debating team and keen on acting. She was a shorthand typist in the Women’s Auxiliary Air Force and married Alan Villiers in 1940 in Scotland. Nancie and Alan later settled in England. A generous long-time supporter of MGGS, Nancie’s family said that she often talked about her school days very fondly. 6

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Jessica Carvell (Lemon 1942) – 2 August 2018

Jessica always enjoyed science and followed her interest into a career in biochemistry. She completed a science degree at the University of Melbourne with a major in bacteriology, followed by four years as a haematologist. After some time in England, she returned to Australia, and moved into biochemistry, then rather a male-dominated field, a career which continued until her retirement in 1986. Jessica married later in life and maintained a constant connection with the School. 7

Penny Hocking (1967) – 13 August 2018

Penny attended MGGS from 1959 and was a keen athlete, particularly in javelin and high jump. She also had a love of music and played the piano. Post school, Penny was affiliated with the Liberal Party as well as the Box Hill RSL. She was widely read and knowledgeable, with an interest in history, politics and AFL – supporting the mighty Hawks. Penny suffered many years of ill health making life at times very challenging. She kept in regular contact with the School and was a generous supporter until her death. 8

Elaine Clarke (past staff) – October 2018

The Melbourne Girls Grammar community was saddened to hear of the passing of Mrs Elaine Clarke. Elaine was a well-respected and much loved member of the school’s music department from 1970-1989 who delighted in sharing her immense knowledge and musical ability as both a teacher and accompanist. She will be remembered for the joy of music she introduced to countless students through lessons and extracurricular activities. Jane Price (Webb, 1951) – 14 April 2018 Jeanette Borrie (Caldwell, 1938) – 11 May 2018 Judith Pamela Frost (Day, 1949) – 19 May 2018 Judith Mary Steele (Wilkinson, 1958) – 20 May 2018 Naomi Alison Burgess (Nancarrow, 1953) – 31 May 2018 Jeanette Allen (Mitchell, 1939) – 2 June 2018 Ruth Hinds (Shaw, 1932) – 8 June 2018 Kerry Blanc (Jaguers, 1961) – 7 July 2018 Roslyn Joan Cohn (1967) – 18 July 2018 Felicity Ann Kiddle (Sholl, 1951) – 28 August 2018 Shirley Bowles (Williams, 1949) – 1 September 2018 Amanda Parragi (McKeon, 1972) – 8 September 2018 Susan Thorp (Tucker, 1963) – 2 October 2018

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Catherine Forge, Museums Victoria

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24 hours of giving WRITTEN BY KATHRYN AUSTIN | DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT

It was 7.30am on Wednesday 6 June - a cold and wintry day in Melbourne. Walking over to the library conference room to finalise preparations for our inaugural ‘Giving Day’, I was greeted by the smiling face of Melbourne Girls Grammar Council Director, Old Grammarian and past parent, Anna Permezel. Anna kindly and enthusiastically offered her time for 12 hours in our volunteers' room. Anna’s role on the day, along with 25 other parents, Council members and Old Grammarian volunteers, was to garner support from the MGGS community for our major fundraiser for 2018 – a 24-hour crowdfunding campaign to raise funds for our inaugural 125th Anniversary Scholarship. This new scholarship is aimed at promoting access and equity and supports the education of girls whose families would not ordinarily have the financial means for them to attend the School.

Community to get behind a program that will positively impact the lives of girls through education.

Thanks to the generosity of our ‘matcher’ donors, over 400 members of our community were to donate on the day. Inspirational messages of support and the names of those contributing began filling the screen. By the end of the 24 hours,our target was surpassed. Over $650,000 was received – enough funds to award three scholarships. It will be incredibly rewarding to see these By the end of the 24 hours, scholarships awarded next year, with the girls we had surpassed our target commencing at MGGS in 2020. A huge thank and raised over $650,000 – you to everyone who participated in the day, enough funds to award three including our wonderful team of volunteers. new scholarships that will enable girls to come to MGGS who otherwise would not have the capacity to do so. It will be so exciting to see these scholarships awarded next year, with the girls commencing at MGGS in 2020.

During my time here, I am continually reminded and inspired by the generosity of past students. Bequests to the School repeatedly enable opportunities for disadvantaged students. The School is committed to profiling the lives of these wonderful women, to acknowledge their continuous generosity, and to celebrate their legacy to future generations of MGGS students. Our desire to establish a new scholarship at the School, in celebration of our 125th Anniversary, provided the opportunity for everyone in the

There are many ways to get involved in philanthropy at MGGS. Whether it be volunteering, offering your skills and expertise, considering a bequest in your will, a named scholarship or joining our major donor program through the Artemis 200 Club, we would love to hear from you. Our philanthropic program is extremely important – not only for supporting the future of MGGS but also in the broader context of supporting girls’ education and our future women leaders. 2018 has certainly been an incredibly busy, exciting and successful year. I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone in our community who has given MGGS their support this year.

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The start of an exciting and rewarding day - our parent volunteers in action, 6 June 2018

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Roseanne Grimke-Drayton (Richardson, 1942) Roseanne was known for her zest for life and her generosity towards others. This continued after her death in 2016, with a number of charitable bequests in her Will, including The Richardson Sisters Scholarship at Melbourne Girls Grammar. WRITTEN BY THE DEVELOPMENT TEAM

Roseanne was born in 1924 and joined her two older sisters, Lesley and Kathleen, at Melbourne Girls Grammar in 1937. Their two brothers, Graham and Roland, attended Melbourne Grammar School. The family had only recently moved to Melbourne from Tasmania, and before that had lived in British Malaya (now Malaysia) where their father, Roland, managed a rubber plantation.

Society, where she helped establish the country’s first Blood Bank. Known as Sister Richardson before marriage, Roseanne was a long serving member of the Australian Red Cross Society and was Head of the Blood Bank in Melbourne.

Though she travelled far, Roseanne stayed very close to her sisters their whole lives. Lesley Wayn (Richardson, 1938) worked as a social Roseanne embraced every opportunity the School had to offer. She worker, and Kathleen George (Richardson, 1940) became a librarian was a keen athlete, joining the running team and playing hockey, at the Baillieu Library at the University of Melbourne. Roseanne and in her final year in 1942 Roseanne was made Prefect and School moved to England after her marriage to Lancelot Grimke-Drayton Captain. This was the same year the School but Australia remained dear to her heart. was evacuated to Marysville and Doncaster Following her death in 2016, it was Roseanne’s out of concern for the girls’ safety during request that her ashes were returned to her the war. Roseanne recalled the uncertainty “native land, Australia”, where she is laid to Roseanne embraced every the students felt when it was announced rest in the Dandenong Ranges. opportunity the School had to they would have to move, and she was not Roseanne believed strongly in helping others offer. She was a keen athlete, impressed with the conditions at the new as demonstrated through her dedicated joining the running team and school campus. As School Captain, she was work with the Australian Red Cross Society playing hockey, and in her final sent with a few other senior girls to Marysville and her support of charitable causes and year in 1942 Roseanne was made to help prepare the temporary campus for the organisations including the Peter MacCallum Prefect and School Captain. junior students. Many years later, Roseanne Cancer Research Institute, the Salvation Army, still vividly remembered “the cockroaches Vision Australia and Cottage by the Sea - a running over everything in the kitchens” she program for disadvantaged children. had to clean. In addition, Roseanne left a significant bequest to MGGS to Fortunately for Roseanne, she did not have to contend with the establish the Richardson Sisters Scholarship, a means-based cockroaches for long. The senior students were soon relocated to the scholarship to enable students to undertake extra-curricular activities golf club in Doncaster, where the locker rooms served as classrooms, such as sport or excursions. For Roseanne, such a bequest was a and the greens and fairways made suitable training grounds for way to demonstrate her gratitude and leave a lasting contribution to various sports. MGGS, at the same time as commemorating her close bond with her After graduating from MGGS in 1942, Roseanne studied nursing, a sisters Lesley and Kathleen and celebrating their time at the School. choice of career that would bring her the challenges and variety that The Richardson Sisters Scholarship at MGGS is a fitting legacy for a she obviously enjoyed. She found work at the Australian Red Cross generous and philanthropic woman who enjoyed and valued diversity Blood Bank in Melbourne, and in the 1950s her sense of adventure of experience, not only at school, but throughout her whole life. took her to Papua New Guinea with the Australian Red Cross

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LEFT: Roseanne Richardson, Melbourne Girls Grammar School Captain, 1942 ABOVE: Sister Roseanne Richardson, Australian Red Cross Service, 1971

Melbourne Girls Grammar thrives on a strong tradition of philanthropic support. By making a bequest in your Will you can make a lasting difference to the future of girls’ education at MGGS. For more information about making a bequest to Melbourne Girls Grammar, please contact Giselle Versteegen, Development Manager on 03 9862 9231. Download a copy of our new Bequest brochure here: www.mggs.vic.edu.au/app/uploads/2018/08/ Bequest-Brochure-Melbourne-Girls-Grammar.pdf

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ARTEMIS 200 CLUB Miss Arabella Allen Miss Jemima Allen Mr Malcolm and Professor Katie Allen Mr William Allen and Ms Monique Morris Mr Timothy Anderson and Ms Rebecca Wilkinson Mr Paul and Mrs Carolina Andrianakos Mr Dennis and Mrs Gina Bastas Mr John Bennetts and Ms Ann Ryan Mr Jeremy and Mrs Caroline Blackshaw Mr John and Mrs Fiona Blanch Mr Dominic and Mrs Leanne Boffa Ms Angela Bolger and Ms Jo Furphy Mr Justin and Mrs Renee Breeze Miss Lily Brougham Mr Sam and Mrs Tania Brougham Mr Howard and Mrs Jenny Brown Mr Campbell and Mrs Theodora Burns Mr Stuart (dec.) and Mrs Rebecca Buscombe Mrs Jessica Carvell (dec.) Mr John Castles (AM) and Mrs Thelma Castles (OAM) Mr David Chen and Ms Joei Xu Mr Michael Chew and Dr Jane Tran Mr Craig and Mrs Katrina Chipperfield Mr Cardy Chung Mr Don and Mrs Fiona Clarke Mr Michael and Mrs Christine Clough Mr John and Mrs Christine Collingwood Mr Andrew Cross and Ms Rebecca Wignall Mr Grant Crothers and Ms Amanda Walton Mr Timothy and Mrs Julia Dalton Mr Simon Dighton and Ms Josie Rizza Dr George and Mrs Penny Dimitroulis Mr Ken Drake and Dr Vicki Nott Mr Timothy and Mrs Leanne Drew Mr John Dyson and Ms Trudie Horsfall Ms Kathleen Edwards Mr Grant Fisher and Ms Helen Bird Mr Marcus and Mrs Sarah Freeman Dr Stewart and Mrs Sally Gough Mr Andrew Gourlay Mrs Louise Gourlay OAM Mr Steven Gray and Mrs Kristina Florell-Gray Mr Fred and Mrs Alexandra Grimwade Miss Mary Grimwade Miss Olivia Grimwade Mr Michael and Mrs Sally-Anne Hains Mr Charles Happell and Ms Paula Dwyer Mrs Diana Hardy (dec.) Mr Adam and Mrs Liz Harrison Mr Michael and Mrs Emma Harrison Mr Rudi and Mrs Rebecca Heitbaum Mr John Higgins AO Mr Tom and Mrs Marion Honan

Dr Nicholas Houseman and Ms Jeanine Froomes Mr Nicholas and Mrs Sally Howe Mr David and Mrs Jane Humphreys Mrs Patricia Ilhan Mr Ken Jasper AM and Mrs Annette Jasper Mr Leigh and Ms Andrea Jasper Mr Tom Jobling and Mrs Rosemary Cummins Mr Gavin Karthaus and Ms Carolyn Viney Mr James Kelly and Ms Fiona Mason Dr Jonathan and Professor Harriet Knott Mr Mathew and Mrs Fleur Lansell Mr Ric Lansell and Ms Samantha Hetrel Mr John Laurie AC Mr Christopher Lester and Ms Carmel Mortell Mr Richard and Mrs Eliza Long Mrs Janet Maher Mr Nelson and Mrs Catherine Mair Mr Lindsay Maxsted and Ms Catherine Leahy Ms Sue McCarthy

Mr Geoff Slade and Ms Anita Ziemer Mr Clive Smith Mr Campbell and Mrs Helen Stewart Mr Hayden and Mrs Eva Stockdale Mr Trevor Townsend and Ms Sylvia Ma Mr Richard and Mrs Lucinda Udovenya Mr Ross and Mrs Silvana Voci Mr Ian and Mrs Penelope Ward-Ambler Mr Ralph Ward-Ambler AM and Mrs Barabara Ward-Ambler Mr Peter Wettenhall and Ms Joanna Horgan Ms Judy Wilkinson Mr Mark and Dr Kathleen Wilson Mr Dustin and Mrs Audrey Wu Mr Jiqing Xu and Ms Jing Wang Mr Michael and Mrs Louise Yates Dr Frank Zhang and Ms Carol Wang ANNUAL GIVING 2018 MGGS BUILDING FUND

“The Artemis Centre has been essential in enabling students to thrive in their learning and wellbeing.” Dr George Dimitroulis Current parent

Mr Jim (dec.)and Mrs Tina McMeckan Mrs Janet Michelmore AO Dr John Mills and Ms Helen Gaffney Mr David and Mrs Catherine Misson Mr Michael and Mrs Phoebe Moore Mr Lynton (dec.) and Mrs Susan Morgan Mr Campbell and Mrs Victoria Neal Old Grammarians Society Mr George and Mrs Jillian Pappas Parents Association of MGGS Mr Ian and Dr Jeannie Paterson Mr Andrew and Mrs Anna Permezel Mr Tom Poulton and Ms Wendy Peter Mr Marcus Price and Ms Sally Liu Mr Mark (dec.) and Mrs Carolyn Rayner Mrs Judy Roach Mr Mark Robins QC and Mrs Elaine Robins Mr Shane and Mrs Anna Rothe Dr Marion Saville Mr Robert and Mrs Georgina Silverwood Mrs Carol Sisson

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Tim and Sasha Bennetts Anne Bottomley Dr Wai-Ting and Mrs Yim-Wah Choi Mr John Henderson MGGS INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIP FUND Sally Addison Anne Bottomley Ms Anne Hamilton Rosalind Hayward Mr John Henderson Judy Hogg J.M. Howlett Charitable Trust Belinda Kendall-White (Dawson) Miss Ann Miller Sue Morgan Mrs Jillian Pappas Mrs Barbara Stuart-Smith Ms Judy Wilkinson Anonymous (2) MGGS OLD GRAMMARIANS SCHOLARSHIP, GILMAN JONES SCHOLARSHIP AND DJ ROSS MEMORIAL FUND Mrs Diana Bassett-Smith Mrs Jennifer Bourke Miss A C Hung Lady G E Currie Jenny Ellis Mrs Louise Gourlay OAM Stephen and Julia Hare Belinda Kendall-White (Dawson) Sue Morgan Mrs Venetia Patchett


thank you Lyndal Pascoe Dorothy Slater (Mountford) Mrs Margaret Spring Ms Judy Wilkinson Anonymous (3) THE MGGS 125TH ANNIVERSARY SCHOLARSHIP MATCHER DONORS Mrs Judy Roach (Westacott,1948) The Melbourne Girls Grammar School Council The Merton Hall Foundation Old Grammarians Society The Bastas Family Mrs Barbara Ward-Ambler (Bult, 1955) and Mr Ralph Ward-Ambler AM Sally and Stewart Gough Mrs Janet Michelmore AO (Kay, 1971) Dora and Campbell Burns Cathy Hains The Rayner Family Dustin and Audrey Wu Anonymous (1) DONORS Argo Foundation Assoc Prof S Tobin & Ms D Saunders Danny Wong Dashnie Pty Ltd Dr A & Mrs M Walpole The Velakoulis Family Dr A Szabo (Alexander) The Hoskins Family The Bisley Family The Deane Family The Dix Family Dr D & Mrs A Croser Dr D B Hipgrave (David) Dr E Cementon & Dr N Woodrow Dr E Guymer & Dr A Ajani Dr E M Redmond Dr E Too (Eric) Dr F Sofra & Dr J Sofra Dr G & Dr D Thomas Dr G Wilson Dr H M Munro AO (Heather) Dr J & Dr K Vanyai Dr J F Anderson The Blyth Family The Mills Family Dr J Morgan & Dr S M Connelly The Paterson Family Dr J Stevenson (Jonothan) Dr J Tran & Mr M Chew Dr L Schierlitz (Lore)

Dr M Vidyaratne Dr P & Mrs L F Hughes The Carne Family Dr P Kritharides (Paris) Dr R Sutton & Mr B Ingham The Whitbourn Family Dr S Harbison (Sandra) Dr S Mackay & Dr J Smith-Mackay Dr V A S C Wilson (Valerie) J. M. Howlett Charitable Trust McMeckan Family Foundation Miss A Grage Miss A S Gillian Miss A Teoh Miss B M G Ross (Beverley) Miss C L Gallichio Miss D I Creightmore (Diana) Miss D Wu Miss F S Davis

“For our future leaders.” Polly Harvey Current parent

Miss G J Holland Miss J Carolan (Jane) Miss J Hang (Jacqueline) Miss K E McClintock Miss K Fidler & Dr R Donato Miss K J Holyoake Miss K Pham Miss L B Y Townsend Miss M F Creightmore (Meredith) Miss M Zhang Miss P Mather Miss R K Glenton Miss S C Udovenya Miss S J Delzoppo Miss V S Kwon Mr A & Mrs A Baillieu Mr A & Mrs A Mathers The Burman Family Mr A Butcher (Andrew) Mr A Cross & Ms R Wignall Mr A Giles (Tony) Mr A Gourlay Mr A Indovino (Adrian) Mr A Lynch (Antony)

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Mr A Marks (Andrew) Mr A Morrison (Askin) The Perkins Family Mr A Purwanto (Alex) Mr A Sahhar Mr B Liao & Mrs J Tian Mr B Parncutt Mr B Prappas Mr B Walmsley Mr C & Mrs A S Tremlett Mr C & Mrs G Kidd Mr C & Ms A Langstone The Chung Family Mr C James (Christopher) Mr C Taylor Mr C Thompson & Ms P Dunn Mr C Yelland (Craig) Mr C Yeo (Chin Hui) Mr D & Mrs A Stevens Mr D & Mrs C McGlashan The Piggot Family Mr D & Mrs M Minoski Mr D & Mrs M Shelmerdine Mr D & Mrs S Simmons The Kogler Family Mr D Chen Mr D Lovig Mr D Romeril Mr E & Mrs S Busuttil Mr F & Mrs A Grimwade Mr F V Gallichio & Ms H Lee Mr G Copley (Grant) The Hansen Family Mr G Holt & Mrs C Holt Mr G Ryan Mr H Giles (Hamish) Mr H Li Mr H Li (Han Jie) Mr I Viduka (Ivan) Mr I Zambelli Mr J & Mrs C Bortolussi The Noxon Family Mr J & Mrs R Breeze The Halsall Girls Mr J Bennetts & Ms A Ryan Mr J Blanch (John) Mr J Castles AM & Mrs T Castles OAM Mr J Higgins AO Mr J Laidlaw Mr J Shi & Mrs Z Jiang Mr J Wang (Jingyu) Mr K Duan & Ms M Liang Mr K Jasper AM (Ken) Mr K Zheng & Mrs W Liu Mr M & Mrs C Clough


Mr M & Mrs R Renzella Mr M & Mrs S Freeman Mr M & Mrs S Lewis Mr M Clemenger (Michael) Mr M Coster (Mark) Mr M P Nguyen (Minh) Mr M Price & Ms S Liu Mr M Reukers & Ms R Andrews Mr M Shiu (Michael) Mr N & Mrs C Mair The Cooper Family Mr N Corcoris (Nick) Mr N Weston (Nicholas) Mr P & Mrs E Un Mr P & Mrs J Handbury Mr P & Mrs R Ryan Mr P & Ms C Walker Mr P Espie AO & Mrs R M Espie Mr P J E & Mrs M Los Mr P Martyn (Paul) Mr P O'Sullivan (Patrick) Mr R & Mrs F J Thomson Mr R & Mrs F S M Jamieson Mr R & Mrs G Silverwood Mr R & Mrs K Watson Mr R Ashton (Richard) The Trinca Family Mr S & Mrs S Aiello Mr S Balding (Sean) Mr J. Stuart Bett Mr S Brandon (Scott) Mr S Brougham Mr S Nagle Mr S Zhang & Mrs J Ma Mr T & Mrs D Santic Mr T & Mrs J Hosking Mr T & Mrs J Wang The Honan Family The Hunter Family Mr T & Mrs Teoh The Anderson Family Mr T Drew (Timothy) Mr T Hansen & Ms C Wong Mr T Hinh & Mrs E Lee Mr T Lin (Wenson) Mr T Townsend & Ms S Ma Mr T Yu & Mrs H Ji Mr V Lee & Mrs M Sinsua Mr W Allen & Ms M Morris Mr W Fan (Wei) Mr W Lam & Ms H Cai Victoria Wu Mr X He (Mark) Mr X Zhong & Mrs X Zhu Mr Y Kim & Mrs H Cha

Mr Y Shi & Mrs D Hua Mrs A Banks & Mr J Banks Mrs A Bottomley (Anne) Mrs A Brown & Mr R Brown Mrs A Coughlan & Mr M Coughlan Mrs A D Tragas (Antonella) Mrs A Davies (Alison) Mrs A Goodger & Dr J Goodger Mrs A Hargreaves & Mr J Hargreaves Mrs A Law (Ali) Mrs A Long Mrs A Manning (Mandy) Mrs A Martyn (Angela) Mrs A Prior Mrs A Smith & Mr C Smith Mrs A Troise & Mr F Troise Mrs B A Williams (Anne) Mrs B Christofi (Billie) Mrs B Dinh & Mr D Pham

“MGGS provided me the unique opportunity to thrive and believe that my dreams and goals are within reach.” Kim Pham (2017) Recipient of the Phyllis Connor Memorial Scholarship

Mrs C Blackshaw & Mr J Blackshaw Mrs C Boros Mrs C G Kimberley Mrs C Ireland The Yencken Family Mrs C Misson & Mr D Misson The Nikolic Family Mrs C Oehme & Dr D Oehme Mrs C R Livy (Clea) Mrs C Shields Mrs D F C Tripp Mrs D Fergus (Danielle) Mrs D McNamara (Diana) Mrs D Ngan (Diana) Mrs D Refshauge Mrs E Dunwoody (Elaine) Mrs E Grant The Harrison Family Mrs E Long (Eliza)

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Mrs E M Harrison & Mr A Harrison Mrs Noel Hoitinga Mrs E Silvester (Emma) Mrs F Browne (Felicity) Mrs F Hatty (Fran) Mrs G E Knott & Mr R Knott The Everett Family The Gaylard Girls Mrs G McAlpine The Silverwood Family Mrs H Argyrou & Mr N Argyrou Mrs H M Moylan Mrs H Wodak Mrs H Yu (Christina) Mrs J A Liesching Mrs J Bourke (Jen) Mrs J Box (Jan) Mrs J Dalton & Mr T Dalton Mrs J Doyle & Mr C Doyle Mrs J E Brown & Mr H Brown Mrs J Gardner (Janet) Mrs J Gaudry & Mr A Gaudry The Heyburn Family Mrs J J Dillon (Judy) Mrs J M Hare & Mr P Hare Mrs J M Kanis Mrs J M Maher (Janet) Mrs J Oliver (Julia) Mrs J Schörghofer Mrs J Sun (Ju) Mrs J Wang & Mr X Feng Mrs J Webster Mrs J Zhang (Jing) Mrs K Brennan & Mr J Brennan Mrs K Florell-Gray (Kristina) The Morgan Family Mrs K Passalaqua (Kim) Mrs K Reed (Kellie) Mrs K Toogood & Mr M Toogood Mrs L Beaumont (Lisa) Mrs L Boffa (Leanne) Mrs L Francis & Mr A Francis Mrs L R F Broadway The Udovenya Family The McNaughton Family Mrs M Davis & Mr R Davis Mrs M Derbidge Mrs M Jackson (Martha) Mrs M Jevdjevic & Mr G Jevdjevic Mrs M L Long (Margaret) Mrs M Le & Mr S Luong Mrs M Poynter Mrs M Thorpe & Mr R Thorpe Mrs M Warr (Marina) The White Family


thank you Mrs Fay Nicholson and Family Mrs N Pham & Mr J Lau Mrs N Villiers Mrs O Sanjana (Nia) Mrs P A Horne Mrs P C Buchdahl Pip O'Connor & Barbara Ashby Prof K & Miss J & Miss A Allen The Williamson Family The Kelly Family Mrs P L Winterton & Mr B Winterton Mrs P M King (Patricia) Mrs P Mews The Taylor Family Mrs R A Meagher & Mr D Meagher Mrs R Buscombe Mrs R F Callow (Rosemary) Mrs R Jackson (Renee) Mrs R Jost (Rose) Mrs R Shen & Mr H Wu Mrs S & Mr P Barta Mrs S Alexopoulos (Sara) Mrs S B Morgan Mrs S Beavis Mrs S Chenoweth & Mr J Chenoweth The Farrow Family Mrs S Guo & Mr L Yao Mrs S H Fletcher (Sue) Mrs S Hannah & Mr P Hannah Mrs S J MacKinnon & Mr J MacKinnon The Kelsall Family Mrs S Rae (Siobhan) Mrs S Smith (Sally) Mrs T Do & Mr N Nguyen Mrs T Manuele & Mr M Manuele Mrs T Pangrazio & Mr S Pangrazio Mrs V Wallace & Mr N Kephala Mrs V Xu (Vivian) Mrs Y Cai (Yanxia) Mrs Y Weng (Joy) Mrs Z Liu & Mr L Wan Mrs Z Liu (Ziting) Ms A Brown Ms A Jasper & Mr L Jasper Ms A Kellis (Athena) Ms A Kim-Lee Ms A Webb Ms A Wong & Mr R Tieu Ms A Ziemer (Anita) The Bardas/Stibio Family Ms B L Allen (Barbara) Ms B Shaw (Bianca) Ms C Jenkins The Kay/Swaney Family Ms C Leahy & Mr L Maxsted

Ms C Mavronas & Mr J Black Ms C Viney & Mr G Karthaus Ms C Warner Ms D Balidng (Dianne) Joy Song Ms E Casey & Mr T Farndon Ms F Hogg (Felicity) Ms F Willoughby & Mr I Finlay Ms G Versteegen (Giselle) Ms H Keneley Ms H Qin Ms H Tsui Ms J Coates (Jackie) Ms J E Kleimeyer (Jane) Ms J Furphy & Ms A Bolger The Jensz Family Ms J Jiang & Mr Z J Jiang Ms J Lehman (Jun-Ann) Ms J M Wilkinson

“Being awarded a scholarship to Melbourne Girls Grammar changed my life.” Professor Sally Walker AM (1972) Past MGGS scholarship recipient

The O'Shea Family Ms J Rose (Jane) Ms J Woods (Jo) Ms J Xu (Joei) Ms J Yiu (Gigi) Ms J Zhang (Jing Mei) Ms K Anderson Ms K Austin Ms K Calder & Mr J Jackson Ms K Chung Ms K Ellis Ms K Harris (Kylie) Ms K Latour (Katrina) Ms K Li (Kathy) Ms K Ryan (Kerrie) Ms L Downes (Laura) Ms L Huett (Lisa Sharee) Ms L Kean Miss S Lastrina (Serafina) Ms L Wang & Mr R Huang The Delzoppo Family

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Ms N Kirkup & Mr B Fafiani Ms N Phillips (Nerida) Ms P Bertus & Mr M Mah Ms P Harvey Ms P Ward Ms Q Hu Ms Q Tang (Qin) Ms R Trindade & Mr P Wappett Ms S Hu (Shengyan) Ms S Ji Ms S Jiang Ms S McCarthy Ms S O L Dugdale (Samantha) Ms T Chau (Thanh) Ms T Eaton & Dr D Ayers Ms T Robbs & Mr D Robbs The Green Family Ms T Tanumihardjo (Tris) Ms T Te & Mr A Te Ms T Tran & Mr S Phan Ms W Hsieh & Dr C Yang The Qu Family Ms X Y Zhang Ms Y Wang & Mr X Xu Ms Y Wang (Yue) Ms Y Xu & Mr Y Shen Ms Y Yang & Mr X Xiong Ms Z Zhuang (Zhen Zhen) Prof G Bowes & Prof J Douglass Prof H Forgasz The Knott Family Prof S Walker AM S Vanyai The Gourlay Charitable Trust Anonymous (27) VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION WITH FEES 2018 Mr Shaziman Abu Mansor & Ms Rozana Mohamed Khalid Mr Sergio & Mrs Simone Aiello Mr John and Mrs Sara Alexopoulos Professor Kate Allen & Mr Malcolm Allen Mr John Anastasiou Mr Neil Appleton & Ms Caroline King Mrs Helen & Mr Nick Argyrou Mr Sam & Mrs Ange Baillieu Mr Sean Balding & Ms Dianne Tobin Dr Chris Barnes and Dr Juliet Froomes Mr Tom & Mrs Lee Batty Mr Simon & Dr Biance Beaumont Mr Roger Beeston & Mrs Genevieve BeestonReid Dr Andrew Bennett and Ms Fiona Murdoch Mr John Bennetts & Ms Ann Ryan


Mr Richard Berriman & Ms Alana Teasdale Mr Bo Bi & Mrs Aihua Yuan Prof Nicholas Bisley & Dr Catherine Button Mr Jeremy & Mrs Caroline Blackshaw Mrs Jenny Bloomfield Mr Warren Blyth & Dr Jane Goddard Ms Jessica Boland & Mr Jay Alibone Mr Martin Bonett Mr Gerard & Mrs Felicity Bongiorno Mr John & Mrs Catherine Bortolussi Mr James & Mrs Kirsty Brennan Mr Mark & Mrs Maggie Burgess Mr Andrew & Mrs Sonia Burman Mr Michael & Mrs Belinda Burns Mr Andrew & Mrs Sara Butcher Mr Tom & Mrs Kate Calvert Mr Frank & Mrs Tanya Cardamone Mr Michael & Mrs Jacqueline Carr Ms Eleanore Casey & Mr Timothy Farndon Mr Victor Chan & Mrs Diana Ngan Mr Lei Chen & Ms Hui Song Mr Xiaojue Chen & Mrs Yuejing Hu Mr Junqiang Chen & Mrs Shuqin Jin Mr Nan Chen & Mrs Chaonan Li Mr David Chen & Ms Joei Xu Mrs Yim-Wah & Dr Wai-Ting Choi Mr Chris Christodoulou & Ms Julie Roberts Ms Karen Chung Mr Luke & Mrs Tomoko Clayton Mr Michael & Mrs Kristine Clemenger Mr Andrew & Ms Jackie Coates Mr Samuel Coates & Ms Emmie - Clare Leckie Mr Dean & Mrs Larah Cook Mr Stephen Cornelissen & Ms Michelle Smart Mr Mark & Mrs Sarah Coster Dr David & Mrs Alison Croser Mr Jason Danda & Ms Sharon Hall Mr Manpreet Dandiwal & Mrs Preety Preety Mr Rohan & Mrs Monique Davis Mr Simon Delzoppo & Ms Mimi Kleber Mr Pumin Deng & Ms Carol Yu Mr Qinfeng Dou & Mrs Qijue Zhou Mrs Jodie - Anne & Mr Christopher Doyle Mrs Carol & Mr Hakan Elevli Mr Antony Elliott & Ms Paula Kilpatrick Mr Renny Ellis Dr Matthew & Mrs Kate Evans Mr Wei Fan & Mrs Grace Liu Mr Ian Faragher & Dr Bernadette Hickey Mr Grant Fisher & Ms Helen Bird Dr Spiros & Dr Adamandia Fourlanos Mrs Fiona & Rev Timothy Fox Mr Marcus & Mrs Sarah Freeman

Mr Yoichi & Ms Atsuyo Fujita Ms Jo Furphy & Ms Angela Bolger Mr Robert & Mrs Dawne Galbally Mr John Michael Gallagher & Ms Lisa Sharee Huett Mr Anton & Mrs Jenny Gaudry Mr Tony & Dr Roz Giles Mrs Emma & Mr Scott Glover Dr Jason & Mrs Alison Goodger Mrs Carissa Green Mrs Kat & Mr Daniel Grollo Mr Santo Gulino & Ms Herlien Herlien Mr Ziran Guo Mr Neil & Mrs Louise Haines Mr Paul & Dr Brigid Hains Mr Jeff & Mrs Tracey Halsall Mr Peter & Mrs Janet Handbury Mr Roger Harley & Mrs Bettina SchellenbergHarley

“Thank you MGGS for the opportunities you have given my daughters.” J. Stuart Bett Past parent

Mr Mark He & Ms Bonnie Tan Dr Jizheng He & Ms Qing Xie Mrs Bec & Mr Rudi Heitbaum Mr Nigel Henham & Dr Deborah Sahhar Mr Tim Hinh & Mrs Diane Lee Dr David Ho & Ms Kathleen Edwards Mrs Georgina & Mr Ian Hockings Dr Nicholas Houseman & Ms Jeanine Froomes Ms Angela Hu Mr Yun Guang Hu & Mrs Annie Chen Ms Sue Hua Mr Rizhao Huang & Ms Ling Wang Mr Tyler & Mrs Sarah Hunter Mr Adrian Indovino & Ms Christina Scibilia Mr Brian Ingham & Dr Rosemary Sutton Mr Christopher & Mrs Julie James Mr Richard & Mrs Fiona Jamieson Mr Leigh & Ms Andrea Jasper Mr Clinton & Mrs Amanda Jellis Ms Suzhen Ji

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Mr Dieter Kahsnitz & Ms Kate Pritchard Mr Gavin Karthaus & Ms Carolyn Viney Mr Mark Keating & Ms Petrina Lie Mr Graham Kerr & Ms Velsha Seaborne Dr Paris & Mrs Paula Kritharides Mr Anthony Kuhn & Ms Alison Kennedy Mr Aldo Lastrina & Ms Lisa Kelly Mr Raymond & Mrs Mary Lau Mr Justin Lau & Mrs Nguyen Pham Mr Edmund Law & Mrs Terri Lee Wong Mr Craig & Mrs Sandra Lawson Mr Jason Lee & Ms Jin Song Dr David & Mrs Siew Lee Ms Jun-Ann & Mr Alistair Lehman Mr Chenk Yin Ian Ling & Mrs Pui Yi Mondy Wong Mrs Li Yun Liu & Mr Yong Xu Mrs Aimee & Mr Christopher Lock Mr Richard & Mrs Kate Longbottom Mr Andrew Lord & Ms Sally Noblet Mr Pieter & Mrs Maryclare Los Prof Gordon & Mrs Fengxia Lu Mr Cu Luu & Ms Thanh Chau Mr Lach & Mrs Sophie MacKinnon Mr Simon & Mrs Jodie Madden Mrs Catherine & Mr Nelson Mair Mr Mark & Mrs Tenille Manuele Mr Kazuya & Mrs Takako Matsuo Mr David & Mrs Caroline McGlashan Mr Chris McNamara & Ms Celia Conlan Dr Vince & Dr Kristine Mercuri Mr Yury Misnik & Ms Elena Loginova Mrs Catherine Misson & Mr David Misson Ms Karen Mitchell Mr Mohammed & Mrs Gamze Mohideen Abdul Kader Mr Ian & Mrs Rebecca Morden Dr John Morgan & Dr Susan Connelly Mr Askin Morrison & Ms Justine Fiona Forge Dr James Mullins & Dr Jennette O'Rielly Ms Shana Murphy Mr Frank Nagle & Ms Christina Seator Mr Hugh & Mrs Joanna Nairn Mr Minh Nguyen & Mrs Minli Xiang Mr Phuoc Long Nguyen & Mrs Hanh Thi Bich Nguyen Mr Ngoc Thuy Nguyen & Mrs Thi Cam Tu Do Mr Hoang Vu Nguyen & Dr Hope Dinh Mr Damien O'Brien & Ms Amanda Fong Mr Simon & Mrs Jodie O'Connor Dr Elvis & Mrs Adele Ojaimi Mr Jonathan & Mrs Kathy Oldham Mr Lou & Mrs Michelle Ongarato Dr Sarah Orme Dr Maria Out


thank you Mr Simon & Mrs Tracie Pangrazio Mr Ian & Dr Jeannie Paterson Mr Tom & Mrs Annabel Paul Mr Mark & Mrs Lorena Pernell Mrs Jane & Mr Victor Perton Mr Philip & Mrs Ana Pezzi Dr Tu Anh Pham & Dr Ngoc Nguyen Mr Tim & Mrs Jane Poole Mrs Susan & Mr Tony Porter Mr Bill Prappas Mr Ed Prendergast & Ms Meg O'Hanlon Mr Marcus Price & Ms Sally Liu Mr David & Mrs Melanie Purvis Ms Qiao Qi & Mr Tai Ming Yui Mr Thomas Qu & Ms Wendy Shen Mr Peter Ramsay Mr Somchay Ratanavan Dr Jonathan & Mrs Emma Richardson Assoc Prof Gary & Mrs Alexandra Richardson Prof Stephen & Dr Sheryle Rogerson Mr John & Mrs Jenny Roxburgh Mr Paul & Mrs Rowena Ryan Mr Christopher Ryan & Ms Janine Gregory Mr Timothy Ryan & Mrs Narelle Conroy-Ryan Mr David & Mrs Kate Sagar Mr Huw Sandaver & Dr Sarah Donoghue Mr Nick & Dr Angela Sankey Mr Tony & Mrs Deslee Santic Dr Marion Saville Ms Christina Seator & Mr Frank Nagle Mr Ethan Shen & Ms Yuanjing Xu Ms Yan Shen & Mr Qiang Zhao Mr Michael Shiu & Mr Shaun Rust Mr Saurabh Shrivastava & Dr Malvika Gupta Mr David & Mrs Sara Simmons Mr Tom Small & Ms Kerry French Mr Sam Smith & Ms Michelle Verduci-Smith Dr Joseph & Dr Fiona Sofra Ms Dominique & Mr Duncan Stewart Mr Anthony Stuart & Ms Jane Kleimeyer Mrs Ju Sun & Mr Chunnian Peng Mr Bing Sun & Ms Hongning Liu Dr Alexander Szabo & Dr Carolyn Tucek-Szabo Mr Alan & Ms Tracy Te Mr Charles Thompson & Ms Phoebe Dunn Mr Robert Tieu & Ms Alice Wong Mr Frankie Tjiandra & Ms Mei-Lin Loh Mr George Tomeski & Ms Katrina Latour Dr Eric & Dr Linda Too Ms Nicole Torkar Mr Trevor Townsend & Ms Sylvia Ma Mr Dominic Trindade & Mrs Candide Trindade Mr Timothy Van Gelder & Ms Teresa Liu

Dr Jacob & Dr Katherine Vanyai Ms Carolyn Viney & Mr Gavin Karthaus Mr Ross & Mrs Silvana Voci Mr Peter & Ms Jackie Waite Mr Phillip & Ms Chris Walker Mr Benjamin Walmsley Dr Jianmin Wang & Miss Lixin Guo Mr Dacheng Wang & Mrs Mei Tong Mr Jianguo Wang & Mrs Joy Weng Mr Thomas & Mrs Joan Wang Mr Jingyu & Mrs Haorao Wang Mrs Eva Wang & Mr Xiaoyu Feng Mr Minglong Wang & Mrs Ying Qui Jiang Ms Caroline Waters Mr John Watkins & Ms Kerrie Ryan Mr David Wei & Ms Dong Chen Mr Timothy & Mrs Juleeza Wertheimer Mr Nicholas & Mrs Melinda Weston Mr Peter Wetenhall & Ms Jo Horgan

“To give the girls of the future the opportunities that I had.” Dr Susan M Connelly (1986) Old Grammarian and current parent

Dr Robert Whitbourn & Dr Alexandria Taylor Mr Scott Whybin & Ms Catherine Hains Mr Dustin & Mrs Audrey Wu Mr Honggen Wu & Mrs Rui Shen Mr Wei Wu & Ms Jinrong Liu Mr Jun Xia & Mrs Jing Zhang Mr Yong Xu & Mrs Li Yun Liu Mr Shiwen Xu & Mrs Sha Liu Mr JiaYu Xue & Ms DeHua Chen Miss Stephanie Yang Mr Chien - Man Yeh & Ms Michelle Lee Mr Craig Yelland & Ms Megan Hess Dr Frank Zhang & Ms Carol Wang Mr YanJie & Ms Biao Zhang Mr Mi Zhang & Mrs Ying Cao Mr Haihua Zhang & Mrs Xiaoxiao Han Mr Hua Zheng & Ms Maggie Dong Mr Kui Zheng & Mrs WeiNa Liu Mr Xiaobo Zhou & Mrs Yanxia Cai Mrs Qijue Zhou & Mr Qinfeng Dou

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Merton Hall Foundation Mr Tony and Mrs Susie A'Beckett Mr Peter Abotomey and Ms Janine Jones Mr Malcolm and Professor Katie Allen Mr Simon Allen Mr William Allen and Ms Monique Morris Reverend Greg and Dr Joy Allinson Mr Timothy Anderson and Ms Rebecca Wilkinson Mr Paul and Mrs Carolina Andrianakos Professor James Angus AO and Mrs Helen Angus Mr Neil Appleton and Ms Caroline King Mrs Judith Backhouse Mrs Barbara Baillie (dec.) Bardas Family Foundation Mr Wil and Mrs Diana Bardoel Mrs Linda Barlow Mr Nicholas and Mrs Lisa Barnett Mr Michael Barron and Dr Jacquelene Collett Mr Dennis and Mrs Gina Bastas Mr Tom and Mrs Lee Batty Mr and Mrs P Bennett Mr John Bennetts and Ms Ann Ryan Mr Stuart Bett Dr Nick and Mrs Nicole Birrell Mr and Mrs P Birrell Dr Ruth Birrell (dec.) Mr David and Mrs Fern Blackman Mr Jeremy and Mrs Caroline Blackshaw Mr John and Mrs Fiona Blanch Mr and Mrs B Blythe Mr Russell Board and Ms Narelle Ivers Mr Dominic and Mrs Leanne Boffa Ms Angela Bolger and Ms Jo Furphy Mr Roland and Mrs Victoria Bone Mr Martin Bonett The Estate of Ms Joyce Boothby Mr John and Mrs Catherine Bortolussi Mrs Anne Bottomley Professor Glen Bowes and Professor Jo Douglass The Estate of Miss Margaret Bradshaw Mrs Lynn Broadway Mr Justin and Mrs Renee Breeze The Brougham Family Foundation Mr Howard and Mrs Jenny Brown Mr Mark and Mrs Maggie Burgess Mr Campbell and Mrs Theodora Burns Mr Robert and Mrs Isabella Burns Mr David and Mrs May Burr Mr Stuart (dec.) and Mrs Rebecca Buscombe The Estate of Miss Georgina Caldwell The Estate of Miss Mary Cameron AM Mrs Wendye Camier The Estate of Mr Keith Campbell


The Estate of Mrs Joyce Carah Mr Roy Carey Mr Michael and Mrs Jacqueline Carr Mr Ian and Mrs Simone Carson Mrs Jessica Carvell (dec.) Mr Marcello and Mrs Helen Casella Mr John Castles AM and Mrs Thelma Castles OAM The Estate of Mrs Nancy Chapman Mr David Chen and Ms Joei Xu Mr Michael Chew and Dr Jane Tran Dr Cheuy and Mrs Sylvia Chiang Mr Craig and Mrs Katrina Chipperfield Mr Chris Christodoulou and Ms Julie Roberts Mr Cardy Chung Mr Charles Clark Mr Jeffrey and Mrs Carolyn Clark Mr Don and Mrs Fiona Clarke Mr Robert and Mrs Caroline Clemente Mr Michael and Mrs Christine Clough Mr John and Mrs Christine Collingwood Mr John and Mrs Jennifer Collins The Estate of Miss Phyllis Connor Mr Stephen Cornelissen and Ms Michelle Smart Dr Andrew and Mrs Lena Court Miss Diana Creightmore Miss Meredith Creightmore Mr Wayne and Mrs Eileen Crewes Mr Bruce Crome The Estate of Miss Nina Crone OAM Mr Andrew Cross and Ms Rebecca Wignall Mr Grant Crothers and Ms Amanda Walton The Doris, Edna and Kathleen Curwen-Walker Memorial Fund Mr Graham and Mrs Emi Daley Mr Timothy and Mrs Julia Dalton Miss Sarah Danne Mr Ronald and Mrs Kate Dewhurst Mr Simon Dighton and Ms Josie Rizza Dr George and Mrs Penny Dimitroulis Mr David and Mrs Caroline Dowling Mr Ken Drake and Dr Vicki Nott Mr Timothy and Mrs Leanne Drew Mr John Dyson and Ms Trudie Horsfall Ms Kathleen Edwards Dr Gavin and Mrs Jan Fabinyi Mr Michael and Mrs Lynne Falkenberg Mr Clive Fanning Mr Grant Fisher and Ms Helen Bird Ms Joanne Forge Mr Andrew and Mrs Tatiana Fox Mr Marcus and Mrs Sarah Freeman Ms Lynette Friend (dec.) Mr B Gatzka

Mr John and Mrs Gaye Gaylard Miss D Giderson Mr T J and Mrs Mary Gillespie Mr Adrian Givoye and Ms Sarah Angliss Mr John and Mrs Lisa Goetz Mrs Elizabeth Goodman Dr Stewart and Mrs Sally Gough The Gourlay Charitable Trust Mr Andrew Gourlay Mrs Louise Gourlay OAM Mr Steven Gray and Mrs Kristina Florell-Gray The Estate of Roseanne Grimke-Drayton Mr Fred and Mrs Alexandra Grimwade Mr James Habersberger and Ms Katherine Brown Ms Catherine Hains Mr Michael and Mrs Sally-Anne Hains Dr Anthony and Mrs Tamara Hall Mr Geoffrey Hansen and Ms Joanna Renkin Mr Charles Happell and Ms Paula Dwyer

“Our daughter thrives at the School and enjoys all the variety of challenges and opportunities offered to her.” David Chen and Joei Xu Current parents

Mrs Diana Hardy (dec.) Mr Stephen and Mrs Julia Hare Mrs Marion (Topsy) Harper (dec.) Mr Adam and Mrs Liz Harrison Mr Michael and Mrs Emma Harrison Mr Harold Harrisson Mr Harry Hartanto and Ms Kimaria Tjulan Mr Rudi and Mrs Rebecca Heitbaum Mr Christopher Hermann and Ms Maria Wilson Mr John Higgins AO Mr Simon and Mrs Michelle Hilbert Dr David Ho Ms Felicity Hogg Mrs Pat Holdenson OAM Mr John Holdsworth and Ms Kerry Boulton Mr Tom and Mrs Marion Honan Dr Nicholas Houseman and Ms Jeanine Froomes Mr Nicholas and Mrs Sally Howe Dr Patrick and Mrs Linda Hughes Mr David and Mrs Jane Humphreys

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Dr Campbell and Mrs Pamela Hunt Mr John and Mrs Jennifer Hunter Mrs Patricia Ilhan Mr Brian Ingham and Dr Rosemary Sutton The Invergowrie Foundation The Estate of Mrs Jean Jackson The Jasper Family Foundation Mr Ken Jasper AM and Mrs Annette Jasper Ms Cynthia Jenkins Mr Tom Jobling and Mrs Rosemary Cummins Mr Chris Jones and Ms Eli Giannini Mr and Mrs N Kaplan Mr Gavin Karthaus and Ms Carolyn Viney Mr James Kelly and Ms Fiona Mason Mr Tony and Mrs Philippa Kelly Mr Bill and Mrs Sue Kelsall Ms Jane Kelynack Mrs Andrea King The Estate of Mrs Irene Kinsman Dr Jonathan and Professor Harriet Knott Dr Paris and Mrs Paula Kritharides Mr Anthony Kuhn and Ms Alison Kennedy Miss Betty Laby (dec.) Dr Jean Laby (dec.) Mr David Lane Mr Mathew and Mrs Fleur Lansell Mr Ric Lansell and Ms Samantha Hetrel Mr Justin Lau and Mrs Nguyen Pham Mr John Laurie AC The Estate of The Late Vera June Lawrence Mr Craig and Mrs Sandra Lawson Dr David and Mrs Siew Lee Mrs Elizabeth Leggo (dec.) Mr Christopher Lester and Ms Carmell Mortell Mr Angello and Mrs Marina Levou Mr Mike and Mrs Sandra Lewis Mr Andrew Lindsay and Ms Sandra Gatehouse Mr Andrew Logie-Smith and Ms Jane Rose Mr Richard and Mrs Eliza Long Mr Richard and Mrs Kate Longbottom Mr Brian Loton Mrs Jill Loton (dec.) Mrs Sarah and Mr George Low Mr John and Mrs Frances Mackenzie Mrs Janet Maher Mr Nelson and Mrs Catherine Mair Mr Timothy and Mrs Sue Margetts Mrs Kerry Marston Mr Ian Martindale and Ms Annette Carey Mr Lindsay Maxsted and Ms Catherine Leahy Mrs Sally McBride Ms Susan McCarthy The Estate of Mrs Meredith McComas The Estate of Ms Josephine McCombe


thank you Mr Greig and Mrs Felicity McEwan Miss Sheriden McLeod The McMeckan Family Foundation Mr Chris McNamara and Ms Celia Conlan Mr Bill and Mrs Margaret McNaughton Mr Brian and Mrs Susan McPhail Mr Douglas and Mrs Rosemary Meagher Drs Vince and Kristine Mercuri Mrs Janet Michelmore AO Miss Ann Miller Dr John Mills and Ms Helen Gaffney Mr David and Mrs Catherine Misson Mr Tony and Mrs Katrina Molino Mr and Mrs P Molyneux Mr Michael and Mrs Phoebe Moore Dr John Morgan and Dr Susan Connelly Mrs Susan Morgan The Estate of Lynton Eric Hamp Morgan Mr Askin Morrison and Ms Justine Forge Mrs Helen Moylan Dr Heather Munro Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE (dec.) Mr Martyn Myer AO and Mrs Louise Myer Mr Alistair and Mrs Rowena Mytton Mr Campbell and Mrs Victoria Neal Mr Christian Neeson Mr Robert and Mrs Suzanne Nicholson The Estate of Miss Margaret Norris Mr Damien O'Brien and Ms Amanda Fong Mrs Pip O'Connor Mr Raymond O'Shea and Ms Jodi Patterson Old Grammarians Society Ms Mary Padbury Mr Tony and Mrs Margaret Pagone Mr Chok Ming Pang and Ms Sau Ying Li Mr George and Mrs Jillian Pappas Parents Association of MGGS The Parncutt Family Foundation Mr Ian and Dr Jeannie Paterson Mr Rowland and Mrs Judith Paterson Mrs Sue Paynter Mr Kerry Pearce and Mrs Irene Ho Mr Andrew and Mrs Anna Permezel Mr Tony Perry and Ms Kate O'Sullivan Dr Justin and Mrs Jill Peters Ms Margery Pierce (dec.) Mr Tom Poulton and Mrs Wendy Peter Mr Tim and Mrs Jane Poole Mr Bill Prappas Mrs Roza Prappas-Simota Mr David and Mrs Melanie Purvis Mrs Ann Randall (dec.) Mr Mark (dec.) and Mrs Carolyn Rayner

Mrs Diana Refshauge Mrs Patricia Reid Dr Jonathan and Mrs Emma Richardson Mrs Judy Roach Mr Mark Robins QC and Mrs Elaine Robins Professor Stephen and Dr Sheryle Rogerson Mr Jonathan and Mrs Nadine Rosham Mr Shane and Mrs Anna Rothe Mrs Cynthia Rowe Mr Gerald Ryan Dr Solomon Sahhar and Dr Rosemary Fethers The Estate of Mrs Doris Sala Mrs Margaret Sasse (dec.) Dr Marion Saville Mr Richard and Mrs Elizabeth Shaddick Ms Maryanne Shearer Mr Jianguo Shen and Mrs Zheng Feng The Estate of Ms Molly Shrimpton Mr Robert and Mrs Geogina Silverwood

“Giving to MGGS is our way of expressing the gratitude we feel for the wonderful experiences our daughter had at this School.” Sam and Tania Brougham Past parents

Mr Andrew Sisson AO Mrs Carol Sisson Mr Geoff Slade and Ms Anita Ziemer Mr Clive Smith The Estate of Mrs Jennifer Smithers Dr Ian Spry Dr Nicholas and Mrs Jennifer Stephenson Mr Campbell and Mrs Helen Stewart Mr Hayden and Mrs Eva Stockdale Professor Elsdon and Mrs Christine Storey Dr John and Mrs Allyson Stubbe Dr Alexander Szabo and Dr Carolyn Tucek-Szabo Mr John and Mrs Belinda Thomson Associate Professor Stephen Tobin and Ms Deborah Saunders Mr Trevor Townsend and Ms Sylvia Ma Mr Costa and Mrs Antonella Tragas

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Mr Bruce Trethowan Mr C Trethowan Mr Richard and Mrs Lucinda Udovenya Dr Gerard Vaughan AM and Ms Rosemary Flanders The Estate of Mrs Jennifer Vaughan Mr Robert Vines The Vizard Foundation Mr Stephen and Mrs Sarah Vizard Mr Ross and Mrs Silvana Voci Professor Sally Walker AM Mr Robert and Mrs Angela Wallace-Mitchell Mr Brendan Waller Dr Andrew and Mrs Marie Walpole Mr Jianguo Wang and Mrs Joy Weng Mr Ian and Mrs Penelope Ward-Ambler Mr Ralph Ward-Ambler AM and Mrs Barbara Ward-Ambler Dr Anthony Webster and Dr Bernadette Trifiletti Mr Jon and Mrs Roslyn Webster Mr David Wei and Ms Dong Chen Mr Peter and Mrs Janet Weston Mr Peter Wettenhall and Ms Joanna Horgan Dr and Mrs J White Mr Scott Whybin Ms Judy Wilkinson Mr Mark and Dr Kathleen Wilson Mr and Mrs R Wilson Mr Dustin and Mrs Audrey Wu Mr Jiqing Xu and Mrs Jing Wang Mr Michael and Mrs Louise Yates Mr Jason and Mrs Min Yeap Mr David and Mrs Dominique Yu Mr Paul Yu and Ms Gillian Ruan Mr Igor Zambelli Dr Frank Zhang and Ms Carol Wang Mr George and Mrs Mary Zindilis


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