INFORMATION EXCHANGE 2019 | issue 2
Our World and My Place Within It
INFORMATION EXCHANGE 2019 | issue 2
Chair of Council
From the Principal
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12 Middle Years 14 Senior Years 18 Boarding House 22 The Artemis Centre 24 The Arts 28 Parents Association 32 Old Grammarians 36 Heritage 38 Community News 40 Philanthropy
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From the Editor At Melbourne Girls Grammar we have always focussed on making sure every girl is challenged to try new things to be capable and confident. At every age and stage we provide challenge and choice that supports the individual to explore and pursue passions. As global citizens, the community of Melbourne Girls Grammar views the world around them in a way that opens their eyes to opportunity and social responsibility. The IEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s theme, Our World and My Place Within It, mirrors the way in which we view the complexities of the modern world, including the sustainable and environmental impact. As courageous, resilient, active participants in a rapidly changing world, we consider our individual footprints and how they extend from our immediate environments and affect the wider world.
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From Council mark Burgess | Chair of Council
As one of Australia’s leading educators of young women, Melbourne Girls Grammar is in a unique position to consider carefully how we respond educationally to the future trends we see around us. Our expert staff develop programs for our Grammarians that will prepare them for a changing global environment and address changes in educational practice through global insights and progressive pedagogies. We are also fortunate to have a strong community that supports our girls – parents, family, friends and Old Grammarians – and enables their development and growth. This has never been more important than in the changing global world into which our Grammarians will graduate; they have the capacity to embark on a life of purpose and action. With technological and environmental challenges, being able to engage across cultures will be critical to both their personal success, but also the opportunities these women will have in shaping the future. So many of our current challenges such as climate change, the dynamic nature of relationships between major countries, and the impact of digital technologies, will require us to work with others. Borders are fluid: we will need to be able to work locally, in our region, and possibly further afield. Each individual, through the breadth and depth of their educational program and co-curricular opportunities, is prepped to play an active role in this changing world and equipped with the knowledge, skills and agility to manage whatever opportunities and challenges an unknown future could hold.
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For those going on to further study, they will find a diverse group of local and international students – a microcosm of a globalised world. They will have the opportunity to build lifelong relationships not just with those in their current community but with people who offer a difference of background, opinion and values. The MGGS values of courage, compassion, integrity and self-discipline instilled from a young age will hold them in good stead. As a Council we work to support our staff to encourage the girls in their endeavours; we strive to make accessible a wide range of opportunities while they are at school. Diverse activities open eyes to culture, community, and giving back while also encouraging creativity, curiosity and collaboration. We are also very fortunate to have a strong cohort of students from overseas who bring their experiences to our school. They enrich our community; we are all beneficiaries of cross cultural relationships and friendships. As parents we are important role models. The strong relationships that exist between our parents is such a wonderful feature of our community; collectively we reinforce the values of global interaction and citizenship. MGGS is an educational leader, fortunate to have the opportunity to expand the minds and experiences of our future leaders. We thank our staff for their engagement in these endeavours and most importantly, our parents, families and friends – together we enable our girls to participate in the experiences and learning needed to build the skills, knowledge, agility and values that will prepare them for what we know will be a challenging and forever changing world.
From the Principal DR TONI E. MEATH | Principal
Todayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s world is characterised by globalised digital communication, international trade and partnerships, climate change, and complexities. Whether we look to the globe for future business opportunities or reach out through humanitarian efforts to those who need assistance in health, technology and infrastructure and services, now more than ever there is the need for global responsibility and cultural sensitivity.
Global competence is the capacity to analyse global and intercultural issues critically and form multiple perspectives to understand how differences affect perceptions, judgements and ideas of self and others, and to engage in open, appropriate and effective interactions with others from different backgrounds on the basis of a shared respect for human dignity. ii
A sense of global responsibility can come from a good education grounded in a deep understanding of the planet and the human impact upon it. If we want our graduates to be adults of influence and ethical women of action, then I believe that it is our collective responsibility to develop in them three essential areas of skill and knowledge that will underpin their understanding of their world and their place within it. These are:
It is important that when our Grammarians launch into their careers, they view themselves as competitive in the global workforce and they step forward with self efficacy as global citizens. Additionally, there is an increasing interest in the concept of cultural intelligence or cultural quotient (CQ) and as Professor Yong Zhao states:
1. an international mindedness 2. a sense of global competence 3. cultural intelligence. We scaffold these early on through to the Senior Years via curriculum, wellbeing, co-curricular and purposefully designed opportunities. Melbourne Girls Grammar is undoubtedly a global referencing community. Global competences for our students and staff are important and the more learning experiences and travel opportunities we provide help to develop an international mindedness. It is pleasing to see the number of students who raise their hands to engage in our study tours and who want to represent their school by partaking in language exchanges or interactions with our sister schools, Goldophin, UK and The Bishop Strachan School, Canada. Indeed, travel helps us gain a global perspective and highlights the similarities and differences, significance and insignificance of us as individuals of the planet. I believe our community at MGGS has a deep understanding of an international viewpoint and many of our families traverse multiple cultures daily. However, international mindedness is more than travel experience. Harwood and Bailey (2012) describe it as:
International-mindedness (Global consciousness) is a personâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s capacity to transcend the limits of a worldview informed by a single experience of nationality, creed, culture or philosophy and recognise the richness of diversity and a multiplicity of ways of engaging with the world. i Understanding the different lenses of how others see their world is at the heart of global competence which was defined in 2016 by the OECD for PISA as:
The new paradigm of education can take advantage of opportunities brought about by globalization in a number of ways. First globalization makes it easier to build partnerships with schools in other countries. Second, globalization enables easier interactions and third, globalization creates value of local knowledge and skills. iii If we think of emotional intelligence as the reading of nuances and patterns of emotions, then cultural intelligence is the reading of nuances and patterns of culture. To have cultural intelligence is to have the ability to relate and work effectively across cultures; to understand and be respectful of customs, traditions and belief structures. The study of language is an important part of this, and it is encouraging to see so many of our students continue their study of language through to Year 12 and beyond. Our international families contribute to our understandings and context as a global facing community. The many rich and varied cultural partnerships and opportunities support this notion of creating global citizens with strong self-efficacy in international mindedness, global competence and cultural intelligence. The future remains unknown â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we have yet to predict the nature of work, our lifestyles, or our reliance on technology. What we can be certain of is that our access to information and the blurring of borders is making it more important to understand cultural difference and what it means to live in a globalised world. At Melbourne Girls Grammar, preparing our Grammarians to have the capacity to act with compassion, integrity and sensitivity is paramount to them being confident and capable to not just meet the future but be the leaders. i. Harwood, R, Bailey, K (2012) Defining and Evaluating International Mindedness in a School Context. International Schools Journal ii. Preparing our youth for an inclusive and sustainable world. PISA Global Competence Framework. Andreas Schleicher and Mario Piacentini. iii. World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students by Yong Zhao. p.254, 2012.
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The Change Makers In the Barbara Tolson Early Learning Centre (ELC) every student is capable and resilient. Our youngest Grammarians make the most of the learnings that occur every day, and welcome challenges that make them think. When it comes to sustainability, there's a lot we can learn from our 3 and 4 year olds, as we found when they led the charge on recycling and food waste at the School. Margaret Sellar Head of Early Learning | Bojana Obradovic Lead Educator Wilmot Group
As part of the individualised approach to education at the School, staff are committed to an authentic student centred approach in which the child takes ownership of the learning. The ELC is inspired by the overarching philosophy of Reggio Emilia, where each child explores personalised learning opportunities through the use of provocations. The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OCED) recommends inquiry-based learning as one of the key building blocks for innovative learning environments designed for the future of today’s child.
Evidence shows that inquiry based collaborative approaches benefit students in learning important 21st century skills such as the ability to work in teams, to solve complex problems and apply knowledge from one lesson to others. i Through our provocations and the reflections of the children in our fouryear-old Wilmot group, the girls themselves were able to affect great change on the way the School looks at rubbish and waste in general. The project all started, when for the first time, lunch orders delivered from the T-Bar (Merton Hall's Dining Hall) were introduced at the ELC. The girls noticed the amount of additional waste the lunch orders had produced in their classroom, in comparison to lunches prepared at home, and as a result decided to collect the waste for one week to confirm their observations.
As the girls discussed their path forward, questions arose such as: “How can we reduce our waste?”; and “What are our options?” Suggestions such as bringing reusable containers from home were discussed, the impact considered, and then rejected. Reusing some of the materials in the art studio proved to be a viable option and this idea was put into practice immediately. The girls, however, were still concerned about the disposable cutlery and the cellophane wrapping that was placed around the containers. Through further research, they were glad to discover that the cellophane is biodegradable, although it takes a long time to break down and is not ecofriendly. As Chloe commented: “Our worms cannot eat paper (bleached paper) because it has chemicals in it, but we can recycle it. Cellophane takes a long, long time to be earth again.” In a letter to the kitchen, the girls requested that in future, could their lunches be wrapped in paper? They were delighted to find this could be actioned. The girls worked together to find a solution to the problem of the disposable cutlery. It was decided that the disposable items would be replaced with reusable cutlery that could be washed after use. These practices have now been adopted throughout the Barbara Tolson ELC. This project illustrates the powerful impact of inquiry when it authentically connects complex topics to children’s everyday lives and offers a relevant context for learning with purpose.
Sorting through the waste collected, they questioned the impact of human waste on other life on earth. Olivia commented “I’ve seen a lot of people put rubbish on the ground; it’s not good for the environment. If everyone puts rubbish in landfill, the earth will get really sick.” A recycling system had previously been set up in the studio and the girls placed the paper products into the paper recycling bin, and plastic items with a triangle were placed into the plastic recycling bin.
When children are supported to develop decision making skills and to make appropriate choices, they realise their choices can make an impact on others. Through quality questioning and involvement in research, the girls develop a sense of agency. By delving deeply into the problem that faced the Wilmot group, they came to the realisation that they were agents of action and capable of enacting change within their world.
This was progress; however, many rubbish items remained. The girls noticed that all the remaining packaging had the word BioPak written on them. Research conducted within the classroom via the internet yielded the information that BioPak uses materials from ‘renewable and biodegradable resources.’ Armed with this information, the Wilmot girls approached the kitchen for more information. Through a conversation held with the Head Chef, it was discovered that trucks collect the waste and convert it into compost in eight weeks; however, in order for the BioPak truck to come and pick up the waste they would need a space bigger than their classroom to store it.
As the need for greater care of our planet becomes more apparent on a global scale, so does the importance of embedding sustainable practices in early childhood education. By initiating sustainable practices, our ELC girls are empowered to construct knowledge, explore values and develop an appreciation of the environment and its relationship to their world. We believe that they then possess the foundation for becoming environmentally responsible adults in the future.
i. (OECD) Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (2005). The definition and selection of key competencies: Executive Summary. Paris, France: OECD.
LEFT: L-R Matilda Hayden, Ellie Chen, Olivia Alder, Chloe Robinson.
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Inspiring Spaces As our students at Morris Hall build on their learning from the ELC they start to develop clear passions and interests that inspire big picture thinking. As we explored sustainability and what it means to us all, many students saw the need for a change in behaviours, but two Grammarians in particular decided to explore what they could do now to make an impact. Kellie Morgan Director of Junior Years and Early Learning | Becky Glenton Assistant Director of Junior Years
At Morris Hall we offer our students many experiences that ignite curiosity where important concepts are unpacked, and discovery is celebrated. Our Junior Years educators guide, plan and lead programs that offer challenge and choice, supporting a love of learning and the development of agency. Our Morris Hall girls experience the power of learning together in flexible learning studios, in both large and small groups, while being supported and encouraged to pursue their own interests and projects. Our Units of Inquiry are developed to encourage the girls to wonder and explore meaningful and significant global concepts. During Term 2, our concept was Sustainability. The Australian Curriculum places emphasis on sustainability as a priority that connects and relates relevant aspects of content across learning areas and subjects. The importance of sustainability is fundamental for our future generations in order for them to understand the ways social, economic and environmental systems interact, support and maintain life. Our students learn to appreciate and respect the diversity of views and values that influence sustainable development whilst participating and acting creatively in determining more sustainable ways of living. By focussing on sustainability as a priority, students develop the knowledge, skills, values and world views necessary to contribute to more sustainable patterns of living. Educators design the program to enable students to transfer their knowledge to other experiences, with the aim of taking thinking beyond the studio. Imagine the delight when a Year 2 student feels so strongly about an important concept, she takes the time to write a proposal, and sends it to the Director and Assistant Director seeking action, but that’s what happened in this instance. Grace’s passion for sustainability led her to explore the engineering involved in installing solar panels on the Morris Hall roof. She calculated costings and even developed a scratch coding piece which explained the mechanics including the roof area, electricity use and number of panels needed. Grace presented the proposal to us and quickly realised that the project was too expensive in the short term but supports the long term goal at Morris Hall. Sustainable energy sources are an option for the future, but to ensure Grace maintains her passion, we
decided to team up the Morris Hall and ELC Green teams to create a sustainable cubby house – with solar power! Grace and her friend and classmate Lexi, visited the ELC to propose their idea and seek input from the younger girls. The four year old girls were extremely keen to be involved and spent time designing their own sustainable cubby. Grace and Lexi then took the designs back to the Morris Hall Green team for the final design to be drawn up. Grace and Lexi were surprised and encouraged by their ideas and enthusiasm.
“It will make the ELC girls think about how we use alternative power sources. The older girls are helping the younger girls to become smarter; it is real sisterhood. The best way to learn is a fun way to learn and this is a fun way to learn!” - Grace “I think the sustainable cubby is a really good thing because we are basically transforming the space into a nicer environment for the ELC girls to play in and it doesn’t hurt the environment because we are using the energy from the sun! It will be so nice that they won’t want to mess it up.” - Lexi It was now time for fundraising. Solar panels are not cheap, and the girls needed to raise the funds to ensure the appropriate materials were purchased. The Green team met to decide on a fundraising plan. It was decided that they would host a ‘Green Day’ where students give a gold coin donation to wear casual clothes with a touch of green, as well as run lunchtime games and a pop up Farmers Market. Produce in the Farmers Market included rosemary oil, lavender sachets and worm juice. The Green team also held a games session for the ELC girls to assist with the fundraising. Grace and Lexi assisted the School’s maintenance team with the installation of the solar panels and water pump. They were involved in every aspect, from correct positioning to connecting the fairy lights and music. The ELC and Morris Hall girls have worked together to produce this magnificent cubby house which is not only fun to play in but also ignites their curiosity and sparks wonder. They are learning about sustainable energy each and every day. Who knows what these little engineers will come up with next! RIGHT: Lexi Lamrock and Grace Hallifax, Year 2
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IDENTITY Who I am
CAPACITY What I am
AGENCY Who I'll be
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1. Book Week at the Barbara Tolson ELC prompted these astronauts to reach for the stars. 2. A visit to the Merton Hall science labs proved exciting for our youngest Grammarians. 3. Grace Carmichael (Year 1) at the Morris Hall Father's Day celebration. 4. The Morris Hall Green Team worked hard to fundraise for the solar panel to install at the Barbara Tolson ELC Wendy House. 5. Students learn a dance at the cultural incursion at Morris Hall with local indigenous people. 6. Grandparents Day is always a special day to share our school with loved ones. 7. A delicious spread was happily received at the 4 Year Olds' Fathers Day Celebrations.
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Country, Culture and Connections By looking at and experiencing a world outside our own, we start to understand who we are as a person and what is important to us. The entire Year 8 cohort went to North East Arnhem Land, and the Grammarians returned to the School with a deeper understanding of our Country. Sally Hill | Director of Middle Years
Courage has been a central theme this year in St Hilda’s and what better way to develop resilience and draw on our spirit, than a cultural immersion program in North East Arnhem Land. At the end of Semester 1, 108 Year 8 students and 13 MGGS staff camped at Gulkula, the renowned Garma Festival campsite alongside Yolngu families from the Nyinyikay, Bawaka and Bukudal homeland communities. Their journey allows our Grammarians to experience the rich culture of the Yolngu, a people who have lived uninterrupted on this land for thousands of years. It’s a culture that has preserved its language, its songlines and its lore. We felt incredibly privileged to live alongside the community for six days – to soak up the knowledge that was generously shared.
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The students returned with a deeper understanding of what it means for Australia’s indigenous peoples living in the 21st century. They developed a respect for the land and built a strong bond between one another which will help prepare their cohort for the exciting challenges of the Senior Years. For many, the highlight of the journey was interacting with the inspirational Yolngu leaders. We learnt from Marcus Lacey that the Yolngu system is not self-destructive – it allows you to see yourself as one little part of something bigger. As Marcus Mungul Lacey said, “This is the real Australia; it gives you a chance to come out of your comfort zone, come and sit with us, so you can feel the wind, feel the earth under your feet.”
My very favourite experience from our 2019 Arnhem Land camp had to be the basket weaving. Not only was it a fun activity where we could learn a new skill and relax, but it was an important cultural experience as we learnt how the indigenous women made their baskets and the process of preparation for each individual basket. I loved getting the chance to have a conversation with the women. This particular activity was really fun and eye opening for me and lots of the girls. Being up close and personal with the indigenous ladies was amazing as we had the chance to ask all of our questions and have a chat with the elders – which was really personal and lovely. The women were all so excited to teach us about their culture. The experience was memorable, and this part of the Arnhem Land trip especially will stay with me forever. Charlotte Goodger
One of the activities I enjoyed most about the Year 8 trip to Arnhem Land was the women's healing. During this three hour session, we learnt about traditional indigenous women’s healing and the use of nature to heal. We began with a smoking ceremony, followed by boiling down some vibrant green leaves in water over a fire, then we used the slimy, watery goop produced from this to massage into any sore spots, wash our hair in and clean our faces. During this time, the indigenous healing women shared their knowledge with us, and guided us through the process of producing this incredible, natural healing product. Many of us saw overnight results from the 'healing slime'. However, for all of us the takeaway from this experience was not just one of shining hair and the disappearance of muscle pain. The knowledge shared with us by the indigenous women opened our minds to the use and respect of nature in our daily lives. Arabella Beeston
During our camp experience, the Year 8s encountered many inspirational people who have impacted our lives forever. We were welcomed to the camp by a Yolngu elder, Djawa (Timmy) Burarrwanga who gave us a speech about reconciliation and how the future is ours to make. The overall message of the camp was to live in the moment and don’t stress about things that haven’t happened. We were always reminded to take some time for ourselves each day to assess our feelings and reconnect with reality. The Yolngu people are very spiritual and stressed the importance of keeping a spiritual connection with those around us and the land which we occupy. We were told to appreciate our family and friends and also the amazing opportunity that we had when we travelled to Arnhem Land. Personally, the camp helped me to acknowledge that there are unknown things in the future, but instead of stressing about them, appreciate what is happening now. We experienced something that very few will get to experience in their lives and it’s something that will continue to affect us. Zoe Vlahos
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Beyond the Red Brick Walls Learning in the Senior Years is undoubtedly rigorous – the classroom experience is challenging and engaging. The classroom, however, is not the only space for learning. We recently sat down with three outstanding Senior Years students to discuss their enterprise and leadership experiences. Nikki Kirkup Director of Senior Years | Katherine Barton Assistant Director of Senior Years
By making the most of their passions through their experiences Ahelee Rahman (Year 9), Tamara Baker (Year 9) and Abby Deng (Year 11) have learned more about the world beyond Melbourne Girls Grammar and have each considered what it means to serve their community. Ahelee voraciously seeks experiences that challenge her world view and take her outside her comfort zone. She is a passionate advocate for issues including the representation of women in the media and body confidence. Currently a staff writer for the Pretty Foundation and a regular contributor to their online blog, earlier this year she was invited to be the Keynote Speaker at the Pretty Foundation Awards. She delivered an arresting and powerful speech about her female role models; this was a hugely rewarding challenge, and inspired Ahelee to seek further opportunities for making an impact in the wider community. At the Global Social Leaders Conference in the UK she learned about leadership and using her voice. “I got to meet many young people from around the world and we considered together how we can implement projects to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals in our own communities,” she said. Student voice is a real passion for Ahelee and this year she was selected to be an Ambassador for the Victorian Student Representative Council. Ahelee’s most recent project involves organising the International Student Voice Conference at The University of Melbourne in December. The Conference focuses on leadership, participation and student agency. This year, Ahelee has enjoyed getting to know a diverse range of people which has 14 | Melbourne Girls Grammar IE | 2019 Issue 2
helped her realise that there are similarities which tether us together as humans. “From when I was little, I’ve always been taught that my voice, opinions, thoughts and ideas have value; I realise that this is a privileged position and not everyone has this experience. I feel that getting involved in these kinds of projects gives me opportunity to help other people realise how important their voice is in their community,” said Ahelee. Likewise, Tamara also feels that she has a responsibility to use her skills to best serve her community and she is applying her expertise in coding and technology to empower others. Tamara developed a passion for coding through the group Code Like a Girl where she is an ambassador and is a part of their #girlgang. She is currently developing an App to help vision impaired people cross the road with the assistance of artificial intelligence. As she has already built the software, Tamara is now working towards the official release of the App. “The App provides vision impaired people with a better sense of the security we get just from being able to see the roads. I did some research about some of the difficulties blind people have with crossing the road, and I thought if I have the skills to do something to fix that issue, I should,” Tamara said. After being invited to speak on ABC radio about her innovative project, Tamara was then nominated as a Melbourne Knowledge Week Ambassador for Technology and was the only Ambassador under 18 represented in the entire program.
ABOVE: Ahelee Rahman (Year 9)
Currently nominated for the Women’s Cyber Security Awards for 2019, for Best Student Security Leader, Tamara is being recognised by Melbourne Girls Grammar and the wider community as someone who is using technology to make peoples’ lives better. “I was very lucky to get into technology and now I feel like I can share the opportunities that technology brings, especially with young women who are underrepresented in this field. I want to see women involved in building technology,” said Tamara. Tamara has been networking in predominately adult spaces this year; she has been treated as an equal and has gained a lot from the reciprocal teaching that comes from the tech world. She would love to better help adults understand technology. As a digital native, she wants to share her learnings and her dream is that there would be a Tech Club at the School that is open to teachers and students where knowledge can be shared. “I have learned so much from other people and have in turn helped others when they were stuck, so I feel like I can facilitate this experience for people to find their pathway in technology and make it a more natural part of our everyday life,” Tamara said. The idea of service to others also strongly resonated with Abby. She has a passion (and a talent) for languages, learning both French and Italian as part of her VCE program. As Wildfell Linguistics Club founder, Abby has started to run this group this term. “There are 34 Year 5s and 6s in the group, and I have created a Rewards Program to boost their interest and engagement in the area
of languages. By doing projects the students earn points, and now they are really in love with it,” Abby said. Abby also works as a language assistant in both French and Italian. She supports a Year 7 French class and a Year 8 Italian class, working closely with the younger students to assist with their learning, particularly pronunciation and oral presentations. This was a challenge she initiated by herself because she wanted to train herself to become better in the areas of communication and leadership. “By helping younger students, I think I learn a lot from them as well. They have this kind of passion and curiosity that sometimes gets lost as we get older...so I really enjoy working with them and I wish we could hold onto that passion we have as children,” said Abby. In addition, Abby founded a film club outside of school; she created a space where people can gather and share their passion for international cinema. Now with 160 members including students, actors and producers, the group welcomes everyone. She wants to build a connected community. “We have something in common, and we can all appreciate cinema, no matter where we come from,” Abby said. These three outstanding students have made the most of every opportunity and by looking outside their community have used their knowledge and determination to help make the lives of other people better. We congratulate Ahelee, Tamara and Abby on their achievements so far and we look forward to seeing what is next!
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1. The Melbourne Grammar 2019 Production of One Man, Two Guvners featuring L-R Georgia Perry (Year 11), Amelia Szabo (Year 12) and Isabella Misson (Year 12). 2. Year 10s Emma Birrell, Charlotte Drake and Georgina Byass, and Year 9 Ahelee Rahman attended the Global Social Leaders event at Wellington College just outside of London, England. 3. House Cross Country is always a great event to show off House colours and some school spirit. 4. At the Middle Years Father Daughter Breakfast, Grammarians Ruby Rose, Zara Bridger and Diana Spartels enjoyed the celebration with special friends. 5. Our Diversity Assembly was a highlight of the calendar, L-R Year 12s Gaia Charan Bahaar, Beatrix Appleton, Alexandra Kelsall, Sophie Balck and Sara Price. 6. Performing at The Dark Arts Winter Festival, Teagan Le (Year 7), Clara Tjiandra (Year 12) and Miya Lim (Year 9). 7. Year 8s making the most of their time in Arnhem Land.
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Creating a Sense of Community At Melbourne Girls Grammar, our Boarding House is an environment where boarders feel comfortable to try new things, to challenge themselves and to share with those around them as part of a supportive community where we can all learn from one another. Part of the reason there’s such a strong feeling of support comes down to the impact of our Director of Boarding, Amanda Haggie. In her first year in the role at Melbourne Girls Grammar, Amanda has been struck by just how genuine and kind the students at the School are. “I've never met a group of more polite girls in all my life. I don't know what it is. In previous roles with young women in boarding houses, they’ve been in a rush to grow up and act older than they are. Here, they’re just so respectful,” Amanda said. With an innate love of children and young people from early on, Amanda, on finishing school, went straight to Teachers College in New Zealand. She pursued a career in teaching but always harboured a love for the pastoral side of care. She moved into health, taking a job with Family Planning. “My job was to give information to young people who were looking for answers. We talked about relationships, how to keep yourself safe, and then I moved into mental health and wellbeing. I think that those things in my background led me really easily into working with young women. There’s lots of research to show that often a young woman will talk to their mum’s best friend about personal issues rather than their mum, and the significance of having a mentor is huge. I feel that I fill that role really well,” said Amanda. Clearly, Amanda has always been expertly placed to lend an ear, but it wasn’t until a friend offered her a part time position in a boarding house that led her to her current position. “A good friend of mine, who had also been a primary school teacher, was working in a boarding house and asked me if I’d like
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some part-time work to try it out. I had just come out of a career in health and was at home with my sons, and I thought I’d do one shift. After one shift, I just thought – yeah, this is where I need to be. I just thought the energy was infectious! They lit up when they talked about something they were interested in, and I was genuinely interested in them,” enthused Amanda. With two brothers, two stepbrothers and three sons, Amanda has always had a lot of males around. That’s probably why she particularly loves the Melbourne Girls Grammar Boarding House, filled with strong, assertive, independent and confident Grammarians. When Amanda moved to Melbourne with her family, she started as the Head of Boarding for the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School, caring for 22 indigenous Year 7s mainly from the Northern Territory. While this position afforded her the opportunity to visit parts of Australia some of us might never see, she missed working with women. “I believe this School is one of the most authentic schools in terms of what we say we do, we do. I see young women here who are independent, who are determined. I think that the girls here, when they have an issue they know that they can flesh it out with you and give their perspective and be heard, and that’s amazing,” adds Amanda. Part of Amanda’s love for her job is the relationships she builds and the innate trust that grows between the student, parents and herself.
ABOVE: L-R Mei-Ann Trindade (Year 11), Amanda Haggie and Nindhi Supriyono (Year 8)
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1. L-R: Lily Webb (Year 10), Sophie Clifford (Year 7), Claudia King (Year 10), Merrin Giles (Year 10), Fiona Blyth (Year 10), Gracie Ah Mat (Year 10), Tenley Brandon (Year 10), Lara Gorman (Year 9), Sarah Wettenhall (Year 10) and Phoebe Grabau (Year 10) at Bubble Soccer. 2. Sophie Hodge (Year 11), Lily Ward (Year 11), Jasmine Chan (Year 8), Sophie Clifford (Year 7), Nindhi Supriyono (Year 8), Rosie Yates (Year 11), and Vivi Nguyen (Year 7) at the Melbourne Ballet Dress Rehearsal. 3. Assistant Director of Boarding and International Student Coordinator Kerry Bacon out to dinner with MGGS International Boarders. 4. L-R Year 11s Liv Shand, Lily Ward and Isobel Satchell 5. Clockwise around the table at the Year 11 Dinner - Sophie Wang, Joe Mai, Stephanie Yang, Elvira Zhang, Isobel Satchell, Lily Ward, Mei-Ann Trindade, Victoria Yiu and Pui Lam Fong. 6. The MGGS Boarders Footy Final against MLC.
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L-R: Erin Garbler, Gabriella Peiniger, Tiffany Chiang
Sport has the Power to Change the World Sally Bailey | Director of Artemis Programs
John Carlin’s novel Playing the Enemy: Nelson Mandela and the Game That Made a Nation describes the events leading up to and during the 1995 Rugby World Cup in Johannesburg. Nelson Mandela, who had been sworn in as President of South Africa as the nation’s first black president only a year before, made the bold decision to approve of South Africa to host the Rugby World Cup at a time when, to his own people, rugby represented one of the most hated symbols of apartheid oppression. That Mandela would look to the rugby field as a vehicle to reconcile the most racially divided people on earth seemed ostensibly preposterous. Mandela managed to convince the nation to unite and support the Springboks. With the possibility of rioting (or worse) looming large over the World Cup Final between South Africa and New Zealand, before a crowd of 65,000 that was almost completely white, Mandela strode onto the field wearing a Springboks jersey. The crowd, silent at first, began chanting "Nelson! Nelson! Nelson!" It was an extraordinary moment in world sporting history, signalling a new, more hopeful future for South Africa. Five years later at the inaugural Laureus World Sports Awards, Mandela delivered an iconic speech, which began:
Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire. It has the power to unite people in a way that little else does. It speaks to youth in a language they understand. Sport can create hope where once there was only despair. It is more powerful than government in breaking down racial barriers. Around the world and within our local communities, there are countless examples in which sport has played a pivotal role in connecting people, building community and changing lives. Melbourne Girls Grammar hold a remarkable history of Grammarians who have achieved excellence in a range of sports. Our first Olympic athlete was Frances Vorrath (Bult, 1931) who competed at the 1932 Los Angeles Games in the 100 metre freestyle. She was the first Australian woman to make an Olympic final, and at the time, Frances held all Australian titles and records for the 100, 200, and 440 metre freestyle events. Our most recent Olympian is Isis Holt (2019) who competed at the 2016 Paralympics in Rio as a 15 year old, winning two silver and a bronze medal. 22 | Melbourne Girls Grammar IE | 2019 Issue 2
In recent years, we have rejoiced in the achievements of World Junior cyclist Sarah Gigante (2018) and AFLW recruits Bonnie Toogood (2015), Abbie McKay (2018), Jacqueline Parry (2014) and Olivia Vesely (2017). These young women are enjoying a time in which the profile of girls and women in sport is on the rise and barriers to opportunity are crumbling. Countless athletes, sports administrators and advocates have worked tirelessly to advance gender equity in sport; Dame Quentin Bryce, Sam Mostyn, Kate Jenkins, Susan Alberti, Sally Cap, Elizabeth Broderick and Dr Bridie O’Donnell continue to be integral to championing the cause. Their legacy will be empowering our current generation to continue the work in levelling the playing field to create an even greater space for their younger sisters following behind them. Three current students have represented Australia. These athletes generously shared their time to answer some questions about their experience. How did your journey begin? Tiffany: My Taekwondo journey began when a club near our home first opened. I put my dobok on for the first time and when mum asked me to choose between dance (which I'd done for years) and Taekwondo, I chose Taekwondo and never looked back. Gabriella: I began swimming when I was very, very young at the little MSAC Learn to Swim Program and always had a love for the water. I started to compete when I was around 10, and I loved the thrill and excitement of the race. Erin: I always loved running. When I was nine, my primary school PE teacher said I should come try out for cross country, and a year later I made my first state team for cross country. Team managers suggested I try track and field as there’s more of a pathway. If you could achieve anything you wished for in your sport, what would it be? Tiffany: I'd hope to make Taekwondo a sport that is known to encourage people to make a change, no matter how little or small, and to empower young women to have the confidence to stand up for themselves when challenged unfairly; particularly with misogyny. Gabriella: I’ve always had a dream of competing at the Olympics
Tiffany Chiang, Year 10 – Taekwondo
Gabriella Peiniger, Year 11 – Swimming
Tiffany has represented Australia five times:
Gabriella has represented Australia once:
2018 International Multicultural Taekwondo Federation Championships – Melbourne, Australia. 2018 Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Hanmadang Championships – Jeju, South Korea. 2019 Oceania Taekwondo Union President’s Cup – Gold Coast, Australia. 2019 World Taekwondo Federation 7th Australian Open – Gold Coast, Australia 2019 Kukkiwon World Taekwondo Hanmadang Championships – Pyeongchang, South Korea.
2019 Junior World Swimming Championships – Budapest, Hungary
one day. Representing Australia on a world class stage is an amazing honour and achievement. I’m still striving for it! Erin: Ultimately, my dream is to become a Paralympian. What about your sport brings you the most joy? Tiffany: Helping and seeing the blissful smiles of people I coach when they achieve what is beyond their own expectations. Gabriella: I really love the friends you make through this sport, as you find you are all quite similar and understand each other on a different level from everyone else. I get that a 5.00am (or earlier) wake up doesn’t sound so appealing! Erin: For me, it’s just the feeling of freedom, especially in competition. How has a setback in your sport taught you a valuable lesson, or set you up for later success? Tiffany: Errors give me incentive to try harder and to do better, ensuring I don't make the same mistake again. Sometimes, setbacks make me grateful for second chances. At Hanmadang this year, I missed out on the second round. However, I was very grateful that my performance in the first round qualified me to compete for bronze, which I achieved. Gabriella: A setback, in any sport, allows you to think back to the little things that may have led to this result and help you learn and improve. It also lets you bring more people into your support group around you, helping you succeed further. Erin: The biggest setback was an injury I sustained through skiing overseas. I broke my ankle and couldn’t run for the best part of five months which was when I decided to focus on sprinting. This taught me that patience is the key with training and competition and to trust the process as everything will eventually fall into place. Has there been a time when you’ve felt overwhelmed by your training and school commitments? What did you do to overcome this? Tiffany: Admittedly, stress is a place where my peers and I often reside. I experience anxiety on a regular basis and, thankfully, the wellbeing program at school keeps us in check and acts as a very sound support system away from home. I'd like to reinforce the
Erin Garbler, Year 12 – Athletics Erin has represented Australia twice: 2017 Inaugural World Para Junior Athletics Championships - Nottwil, Switzerland; 2018 Arafura Games - Darwin, Australia
importance of reaching out when you need help because as soon as you vocalise your concerns, the rest of the healing and learning process becomes a lot easier. Gabriella: Yes definitely! At the start of this year entering Year 11, I was so stressed about trying to get all my homework done and still train as best as possible. I had a lot on my plate leading up to Nationals in April – I needed to perform well to qualify for World Juniors. I decided to drop a subject to allow myself to have more Independent Learning Time and relieve some stress. It worked out well! Erin: Each time I feel this way, I make myself a 'To Do' list and break absolutely everything down into the tiniest pieces I can break it into and just work my way through my list, prioritising what is coming up first. If you were to change the world through sport, what would you do? Tiffany: To hold more world championships. Last World Championships, I witnessed Iranians hugging Americans, the Hong Kong team shaking hands with the Chinese team, who had eaten breakfast with Taipei. In the competitions I attended, I witnessed the power of sports in general and their ability to transcend political and religious beliefs. At these competitions, I witnessed world peace. Gabriella: I’d want everyone to just have fun in what they do. It isn’t about winning or being the best, it’s more about the people you meet along the way and the experiences you get. They truly will last a lifetime. Erin: I would help make Para-Sport bigger and educate the wider population about Para-Sport and people with disabilities. Do you have a favourite mantra, quote or saying that helps you focus? Tiffany: To help me focus, I wipe my feet on the mats repeatedly and tell myself, “Emphasis and peace”, meaning to emphasise what is important while maintaining an inner peace. Gabriella: When going in for a race, I guess just give it a go because you never know until you try! Erin: ‘Never give up!’ 2019 Issue 2 | Melbourne Girls Grammar IE | 23
ABOVE: Amelia Szabo (Year 12), Michelle Denipitiya (Year 10), Miya Lim (Year 9) and Ly-Mai Duong (Year 10).
Radium Girls Ryan Bowler | Head of Drama (Acting)
Our 2019 Senior Years production of Radium Girls reminded all of us that in times of crisis, every voice matters. The plight of the original Radium Girls in 1920s New Jersey is a true story about the importance of social justice and standing up for what is right. Staging a production that demonstrates the effects of radiation poisoning and corporate neglect can, at first, seem an odd choice for a school production. When looking deeper than just the words on the script, the play examines the power of a united voice. While the School grounds provide our Grammarians with a safe and supportive space, we are aware that life beyond the red brick walls can present challenges for our graduates in the ways of personal, social, environmental and political issues. Staging a story such as Radium Girls provided our actors with the ability to walk in the shoes of women who changed labour history. In a rehearsal room, professional actors will often wear their stage
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shoes from the very first rehearsal as this allows them to literally walk in their characterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s footsteps. For our cast that played the factory workers subjected to the corporate neglect in the U.S Radium Corporationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s dial painting studios, this provided an extraordinary opportunity to gain a sense of how the world has changed for women since the 1920s. It also provided, however, a warning to never repeat the failures of our history. Our Grammarians are global citizens and once they leave the School upon graduating, they enter a world where they will be leaders. They will lead social and political issues, negotiate policy and vote on the ballot paper. The play that unfolded on the stage of Ross Hall will stay with our cast and audience for a long time. When it comes time for our Grammarians to make their mark on our future, standing up for what is right will certainly prevail.
The Wind in the Willows Alex St Vincent Welsh | MORRIS HALL MUSIC TEACHER
After the success of Alice in Wonderland in 2018, we began discussing our thoughts for a 2019 musical. The richest learning experiences come when there is the greatest connection between all learning environments. Morris Hall’s theme for Term 2 was ‘Sustainability’ and it became a central motivator to our staging of The Wind in the Willows. The timeless story of Mole, Rat, Toad and Badger is consistently praised for its depiction of friendship, adventure and Kenneth Grahame’s evocation of nature. We sought, with the involvement of our entire community, to make our production wholly sustainable from its very inception to the program distributed on the night. Cotton production and clothes disposal are a huge environmental concern and to counter this, and support the learning in the studios, we upcycled and repurposed costumes from past productions. We also held a clothes drive from the community as well as sourcing hats and jackets from donation stores. Everything else was made from ‘rescued’ bolts of fabric destined for landfill. A sustainable florist then built a ‘portal’ on the centre of the stage, constructed from collected plants and timber that become central to the set – Mole’s burrow by the river, Toad’s bedroom and a yellow caravan complete
with horse. The leaves in the canopy were made by the girls and staff from donated clothes suspended in used fishing net. The net was a deliberate choice to spark a conversation about our oceans. The programs were printed with eco ink and recycled paper from renewable energy and the proceeds will fund 13 days of education for women and girls in developing nations. A parent from our community made biscuits for the audience with a ‘farm to table’ principle; the plastic wrappers from cellulose plastic and the cards were infused with seeds and will grow when planted. Much of this work was led by Year 2 parent, Vinita Baravkar as our sustainability consultant. Along with our choreographer Merton Hall Drama teacher, Amy Arnott, we adapted the story and wrote our own music and lyrics to reflect this unique production. The real stars of the show, the girls of Morris Hall, rose to the occasion; scripts were learned thoroughly, and the music began to spring to life within weeks. What a joy it was to see Kenneth Grahame’s world brought to life in a way that extended our Grammarians understanding of their individual footprints.
BELOW: Elissa Qu (Year 4), Ella Tieu (Year 3), Miffy Zhang (Year 3), Indie Mae Smith (Year 3), Emma Wilson-Miller (Year 3), Lucy Walmsley (Year 4).
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Dark Arts Winter Festival Josephine Fagan | Head of Senior Years Art
In the depths of winter, the inaugural Dark Arts Winter Festival shone a warm beacon of light over the School, bringing the environs to life. Drawing on the traditions of White Night, Dark MoFo and the Gertrude Street Projection Festival, the Dark Arts Winter Festival brought together the diverse community for a truly collaborative evening in celebration of the Arts. Exemplifying the multidisciplinary and collaborative approaches to learning that are fostered within our curriculum, the Merton Hall Campus was active with stimulation for all the senses. Student leadership across all disciplines of creative arts drove this ambitious project and its success stands as a testament to their ambition, creativity and innovation. Our musicians performed a program of magical, mysterious and macabre masterpieces in the Orchestral Studio and a trio of buskers filled the Art Gallery with contemporary ukulele, keyboard and voice to enliven the multidisciplinary artworks on display. The grounds were buzzing with beats from student DJs and aglow with fluorescent glow sticks. Following the inviting aromas of taco and burger trucks towards the coffee cart, revellers moved towards Projection Alley where student videos, design work and photography painted the walls with an array
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of moving images. Nearby, the pop-up shop offered screen printed textiles and resin cast jewellery as well as limited edition Dark Arts totes and tees. Drama students engaged the audience in the Seminar Room with a ‘whoosh’ activity that invited, and indeed relied on, audience participation to carry through the narrative. While senior drama students raised the emotional stakes with a devised interpretive performance of the tumultuous lives of the wives of Henry VIII. In the Library Drum, student made immersive mixed reality experiences in Virtual and Augmented Reality captured the imaginations of young and old, transporting them into a compelling ‘what’s your reality?’ experience. And the Year 6 budding poets dramatically recited poetry of their own devising. The Festival was a resounding success that magically lit up the architectural history and environs of Melbourne Girls Grammar. A map and schedule of events offered the School community the opportunity to meander through the grounds and experience Melbourne Girls Grammar in a new, dynamic and interactive way that exemplified the School’s approach towards collaboration, environment, culture and community.
Merton Hall School Concert Elizabeth du Blét | Director of Music
Congratulations to all of our musicians on their wonderful performances at the annual School Concert. We returned to the Melbourne Recital Centre for our 10th year, and the program included ensembles old and new, as well as items created especially for this year’s event in order to acknowledge the musical interests and achievements of our Year 12 students. It is a tradition that a Year 12 soloist is invited to perform with the Orchestra, and this year that honour went to Chloe Whybin (Soprano), who performed the sublime Lascia ch’io pianga from Handel’s Rinaldo. The addition of harpsichord and theorbo made for a very special presentation of this item, which we programmed with Vivaldi’s joyous Gloria to celebrate the beauty of the Baroque. Both pieces were composed in the early 18th century, and they made a wonderful contrast with the rest of the program, which celebrated music from a wide variety of genres including classical, romantic, jazz, pop, film and music theatre. We are fortunate to have a diverse co-curricular program which enables students to perform across a range of styles and which
also has the flexibility to respond to individual talents and areas of expertise. We saw this in performances from Saxophone Quartet, Cello Sextet, Rock Band and Guitar Ensemble. Alongside these newest additions to our program we enjoyed the music of the core ensembles which make up our Band, Orchestral and Choral pathways: Stage Band; Concert Band; Senior Strings; Stringcopation; Orchestra; Wildfell Choir; Merton Singers; Senior Choir; and Merton Chamber Voices. Choral soloists Faith Adnams (Year 12) and Isabella Misson (Year 12) both sang superbly. Music has much to teach us about ourselves, about each other and about the world around us. It expands our horizons and it encourages us to spread our creative wings. It has a powerful emotional impact and it is a unique means of communication and self-expression. Our finale item led superbly by Fleur Hardisty (Year 10) was I’ve Got the Music in Me, which our students certainly do, and it was a pleasure to see and hear them in action on the Melbourne Recital Centre stage.
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Better Together Tammy Read | President of the Parents Association
In 2004, the Parents Association of Melbourne Girls Grammar hosted the first Navy Blue Lunch. The event was established to celebrate our proud history of providing an exceptional education to generations of women. Today it continues to provide an opportunity to bring the many facets of our community together. 2019 marked the 16th Navy Blue Lunch, an event that has definitely grown by number and popularity. This year’s theme was ‘Together’ – reflecting a celebration of our school and the many ways in which we collaborate to support students past and present. A record number of guests attended this year’s Navy Blue Lunch, including School Council, Old Grammarians, Executive Staff, current and past parents and friends from locations near and far. We were represented all the way from the Barbara Tolson Early Learning Centre (ELC) through to Year 12 and beyond – a true reflection of the lifelong journey and connection that a Melbourne Girls Grammar education provides. The buzz at The Glasshouse was palpable with everyone catching up, reminiscing, making new connections and cementing old ones. While watching an afternoon of laughter and fun, it was easy to understand why our Grammarians share a special bond. Through shared values and experiences, our community is committed, connected and engaged – exactly what we wish for our daughters as they move through school and into the wonderful world beyond. The afternoon commenced with a Welcome to Country from Stan Yarramunua, reminding us that centuries ago, our nation’s first people would also have gathered on the banks of the Yarra River to share time and experiences together, building and strengthening
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their community. Our MC’s – current parents Trevor Townsend and Tim Anderson – kept the afternoon running with contribution from our Principal, Dr Toni Meath, Council Members and Event Sponsor, Kay & Burton. This year, we continued to support all that had been achieved in the past and the generosity of spirit that defines our school. A record fundraising effort of $95,000 was achieved. All funds have been donated to the very things that ensure our school continues with the strength of purpose and dedication to every student that makes it the special place our children enjoy: • The Building Fund • Scholarships • SEC CAS Captains’ charity of choice – Forget me Not. The event wouldn’t happen without assistance and input from everyone. Whether attending the lunch, working as Class Reps and Coordinators, chairing the Committee (thank you Sylvia Ma!) or working tirelessly as a volunteer for the four months it takes to put this event together (thank you Committee!), donating goods and services for the fundraising effort, or simply buying a raffle ticket – we provide a model of social responsibility, culture and giving back for our daughters who go on to be leaders in the future. I trust that you all enjoyed the Navy Blue Lunch as much as I did, coming away with fond memories and new friends. We look forward to welcoming you all again on 11 September 2020 for what will surely be another incredible celebration and a showcase of what we can achieve together.
1. Led by Sylvia Ma, the NBL Committee worked tirelessly to make the event a success. 2. The NBL at The Glasshouse brought the whole community together. 3. The MC's, Trevor Townsend, Tim Anderson and Principal Dr Toni Meath.
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1. Father's Day Celebrations at Morris Hall. 2. The Senior Years Mother Daughter Breakfast in Ross Hall was enjoyed by all. 3. 3 Year Old Mother's Day breakfast. 4. Many members of our community attended the Dark Arts Winter Festival at Merton Hall. 5. Emily Liu at the 4 Year Old Mother's Day Breakfast. 6. Taylah Lukey-Gravelle shared a book with her special friend at the Morris Hall Grandparents Day. 7. Zara Adnams loved sharing her classroom at Morris Hall Grandparents Day.
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From the President When we reflect on the theme of this edition of IE, we can be overwhelmed by a sense of the enormity of our world. The OGs are large in their numbers, but it is the small things they do that makes a difference. For it is our OGs who ensure that our members are honoured, and who reach out and connect with, and celebrate, the achievements of our past Grammarians. The School is immensely grateful for their collective generosity of spirit and proud of the history they have created, and the legacy that remains for our students today. Trudie Horsfall (1976) | PRESIDENT OF THE OLD GRAMMARIANS SOCIETY
The OG community has continued to come together in the second half of the year through a variety of events and activities. The Community Office, led by Robyn McCutchan, Director Marketing and Communications offers enormous assistance to our OG community and we are grateful for the cheerful and efficient way in which they organise and support us. We were very sorry to lose Kelly Mathews, our Events Coordinator, who returned home to England, and we welcome Caitlin Roberts in her place. Alexis Beaumont, Alumnae and Engagement Manager has remained tireless, efficient and always gracious even under pressure and we thank her for all she does for us. The Geelong/ Bellarine branch held their 2019 Luncheon in Queenscliff. There was a large gathering of OGs from both the western and eastern side of Port Phillip Bay. Wendy Amor (Cooper, 1969) and Sally Cordner (1970) coordinated the day and guests enjoyed a lovely lunch overlooking the waters of Queenscliff. Guest speaker, Sally, gave a very moving account of her experiences in adopting a child from overseas, sharing the complicated process and her subsequent life with her daughter, Mia. She also spoke of their search and subsequent meeting with Mia’s birth mother and family. At the luncheon, a small presentation was made to Barb Ashby (Farrer, 1963) retiring Geelong/ Bellarine representative. The South Australian Branch held their winter dinner at the Army and Navy Club in Adelaide and it was well attended. They have generously donated to all three of our OG Scholarships, which was very gratefully received.
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High Tea at The Gables this year included some OGs from the 1949 peer year celebrating the 70 Year Reunion of their connection to the School. These women have maintained lifelong friendships over the years and were very keen to meet to celebrate this milestone. The OG Committee were delighted to host an afternoon tea to acknowledge Margaret McNaughton’s (Atkins, 1956) long-standing commitment to both the Old Grammarians Society and to the School. Marg has served on the OGS Committee since 1957 – a record-breaking 63 years! Over much of that time, she has held very significant responsibility for the OG finances. She has also, at various times, been President of the OGS, President of the Parents Association and represented both groups on the School Council. Marg was presented with a photo book commemorating her outstanding contribution to the School and Principal, Dr Toni Meath, announced that her dedication would be acknowledged by a perpetual Speech Night Award named in her honour. While Marg has handed over her responsibility for the Endowment Committee of the Merton Hall Foundation to our treasurer, Rowena Mytton (Watson, 1983), she continues as a trustee of the Gilman Jones Scholarship, and to oversee the Old Grammarians Scholarship amid other responsibilities as a Committee member. We know how fortunate the School and the OG Society have been to have an OG of the calibre of Marg McNaughton. The OGS Committee is proud to continue to support Scholarships with $15,000 being donated to the Gilman Jones Scholarship Fund and the Old Grammarians Scholarship Fund.
1. The 1949 Graduates at the 70 Year Reunion at The Gables. 2. Margaret McNaughton (Atkins, 1956) continues to contribute to the School after 63 years on the OGS Committee. 3. The Emily Hensley Award was presented to Camilla Bachet (2001) at Celebration Day in March 2019.
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The DJ Ross Oration this year was a very successful event. The event honoured Headmistress, DJ Ross, and featured three generations of one family focusing on DJ’s ideas and values. Julia Wilson (Page, 1953), her daughter, Caroline Wilson (1977) and her granddaughter, Rose Donohue (2008) who reflected on their school experiences. Members of the audience soon joined in with their own memories and anecdotes. It was a memorable afternoon, which was much enjoyed by all. The DJ Ross Memorial Window Appeal was launched at the end of this afternoon event. The window design by David Wright has now been completed and approved by the School and will be installed into the Chapel of St Luke as part of the Chapel’s restoration. The Committee has been thrilled by the number of donations from students from the DJ Ross era and we are most grateful for their contribution to this project. Over $70,000 has been raised to date. In sport, The Merton Club held their inaugural OG netball competition at school. Co-ordinated by President, Sarah Udovenya (2013), netball lovers came together for a round robin competition. The Merton Club continues to explore opportunities to bring more recent graduates together through sport and wellness. The annual OG Golf Day was held in August at the Peninsula Golf Club with 41 golfers completing a round of golf before their luncheon. Sue Tsindos (Russell, 1975) brought the event together. OGS Committee members, Emma Harrison (Gourlay, 1982) and Rowena Mytton attended.
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Celebrating the Arts, two of our very talented OG musicians, Mana Ohashi (2015) and Hannah Shin (2017) were most generous in giving time to support the Melbourne Girls Grammar Arts Auxiliary. They performed in one of the soirees, held at a parent’s residence. Polly Winterton (HLM) represents the OG committee on the Arts Auxiliary and has established a cohesive collaboration in the Arts between the Auxiliary, OGS and the School. At the Valedictory Assembly, the Old Grammarians were delighted to present the Year 12 leavers with their OG badges, welcoming them to the Society. It is always heartening to see the genuine enjoyment with which the graduands receive their badges as they become members of the OG Society. We look forward to a long association with these young women over the course of their lives. The inaugural Emily Hensley Awardee, Camilla Bachet (2001) was profiled by SBS News in recognition of the UN’s World Humanitarian Day on 19 August. This year’s theme honoured the work of women aid workers, who are often the first to respond and the last to leave. Through the UNCHR, Camilla has been helping to design a water reservoir to ensure the refugees of the Teknaf Camp in Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, have sufficient access to water in the dry season. This year’s Emily Hensley award recipient will be honoured at our 2020 Celebration Day luncheon on Saturday 2 May. We were thrilled with our inaugural event this year. Why not get together a group of your school friends and come along in 2020! School reunions are also being planned for 5, 10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60 and 70 year graduates.
1. The 1982/1983 team at Golf Day included Emma Dumas (McLean, 1982) Kate Savage (1982) Pip Russell (Smith, 1982) and Jane Vaughan (1983). 2. Hannah Shin (2017) performed at both the Arts Auxiliary Soiree and Celebration Day.
3. At the 2019 Valedictory Assembly, every Year 12 received their OG pin as a symbol of their entry into the Old Grammarians Society.
Not only is the School crest instantly recognised, we have now cobranded our logo to help you identify an OG communication or event. Look out for this new branding – it will be as you see below or reversed out of navy.
mggsconnect.com.au Are you on our social media platform MGGS Connect? If not, simply go online and register to keep up to date with all our events, opportunities and photo gallery. Contact the Community Office (9862 9200) to update your personal details – address, phone and/or email – to ensure you are included in all events, and keep up-to-date with alumnae and MGGS news.
The Community Office works hard to keep in touch with our OGs about upcoming events such as Celebration Day, but they need up-to-date and accurate information to communicate effectively. If you are unsure if your own data is accurate, please contact the Community Office on email@example.com. The School takes its privacy responsibility very seriously and your information is secure with us and will not be shared without your express permission. School memorabilia is much sought after and donations at any OG event are always welcomed. OGs are urged to think of the School Archives, especially if they are cleaning up and thinking of throwing away school items. Contact archivist firstname.lastname@example.org. au or the School Historian email@example.com to arrange a meeting, or bring the items to an OG event.
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Beryl Mayor (Bryant, 1909)
Joan McLennan (1913)
Actress and Theatre Producer
Secretary to Governor of Tasmania and Qualified Pilot
Beryl took up acting after leaving school and was cast in some very early films. She then joined JC Williamson’s Melbourne Company in 1917, appearing in 15 plays and touring Australia and New Zealand. In 1923, following her marriage to Edward Mayor, she retired to raise her family in Sydney. In 1931, Beryl established Bryant’s Playhouse with the help of her father who had been an actor and producer before his retirement. This tiny theatre was to become a Sydney icon in the world of drama, known for its experimental staging of plays by Shaw, Barrie, Chekhov, Ibsen, Moliere and Zola among others. Beryl both directed and acted. She staged the world premiere of Patrick White’s first play Bread and Butter Women with his sister Suzanne in the cast and his mother as a major supporter of her company. Beryl was always interested in giving new playwrights and actors opportunities in her productions, running competitions for one-act plays from new writers. Bryant’s Playhouse closed in 1946 and for the next ten years, Beryl became involved in the moral rearmament movement and took part in stage productions in Europe, the United States, the Philippines, Vietnam, Burma and India. She retired to Melbourne in 1956.
Joan was a keen sportswoman at school and she finished her Senor Public exams in 1913. For some years she was private secretary to the Melbourne Church of England Archbishop Lees and then his successor, Archbishop Head, taking time to study accountancy and law. She was a keen supporter of the Free Kindergarten Movement. Joan moved to Tasmania in 1935 to take up the position of private secretary to the Governor of Tasmania, Sir Ernest Clark, becoming the first woman to hold the official position of private secretary to an Australian Governor. In the intervening years she had continued her interest in flying, qualifying as a pilot. Sir Ernest Clark, described her as ‘a woman in a thousand’.
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A Global Impact Old Grammarians are found in many parts of Australia and indeed the world. The stories of their lives are not often known or celebrated except in their own communities, but many have made a real contribution to the world in which they live. These are just a few of their stories. Pip O'Connor | Multimedia Historian
Sylvia Young (1923)
Lois Flynne (1952)
Medical Doctor with the British Colonial Medical Service
Pioneer in Information Technology
On leaving school in 1923, Sylvia embarked on medicine at The University of Melbourne. After graduating with an interest in surgery, she worked in a hospital in Tasmania and then moved to Queensland. She wanted to work overseas, specialising in tropical medicine, and she became the first Australian medical woman to join the Colonial Medical Service. When she was posted to Palestine in 1936, the authorities were uncertain how she would be received. They neednâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have worried. Learning Arabic, Sylvia found herself establishing several different clinics, and over the years, treating thousands of mostly veiled Arab women, and their children, who were not allowed to consult a male doctor. After nine years in Palestine, Sylvia transferred to Sierra Leone where she worked mostly with young children, establishing clinics and driving herself to the outlying areas.
Lois won a scholarship to University Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College and completed an honours degree in Classical and Comparative Philology at The University of Melbourne. At first, she pursued a career in advertising, winning a Logie in 1964 for best television commercial. Lois then completed her PhD in mass communications at Indiana University in 1969. A pioneer in information technology, Lois was a member, and later a professor, of the faculty of Information and Social Science at San Francisco State from 1969 to 1999 and she became an expert in programming languages. She had a strong belief that women should be able to access the computer world and did all she could to encourage them. On campus, Lois also taught computer classes for faculty members and designed and taught one of the first classes on the social analysis of homosexuality. Lois was deeply devoted to animals and established and ran several animal sanctuaries.
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Vale Sheila Brown (Ball, 1941) 30 April 2019 Pat Fraser (Harvey, 1951) 7 April 2019 Helen Harvey (Palmer, 1967) December 2017 Margaret Hollingsworth (Morley, 1956) 9 June 2019 Rosemary Rainer (Brett, 1967) 19 April 2019 Joycelyn Traill (Grummet, 1950) 3 September 2019 Margaret Tonks (1951) November 2018 Kiersten Woodford (Kasper, 1992) 21 January 2019 Kate Calvert (Ramsden, 1989) 11 October 2019 Jillian Anne Chapman (Durham, 1964) 30 June 2019 1
Sue Andrew (Lesh, 1953) 16 May 2019
Sue (or Susie) grew up in Melbourne and had one sister, Robin. After leaving school she spent her time between Canberra and Melbourne working in different jobs, including interior design and Foreign Affairs. Married to army officer, John Andrew, they had two children, Sarah and Robert, and lived in Melbourne and Canberra, eventually settling in the ACT. She was involved in many activities, including Secretary of the Army Wives, teaching flute and guiding at the National Art Gallery. Her many interests included painting, bridge, entertaining, embroidery, and her favourites, travel and tennis. She was a widow for over a decade and died peacefully after a very long illness. 2
Linda Barlow (Currie, 1957) 29 August 2019
Linda graduated from Larnook Domestic Arts Teachers' College, and after teaching in various Victorian secondary schools, she worked in London and travelled extensively in Europe, meeting her future husband in Greece. Linda lived in the Bahamas, Perth, Vanuatu, the UK and then for the last 40 years in the Cayman Islands. In 2010 she graduated with an LL.B (Hons) from the Cayman Islands Law School. 3
Deirdre Crotty (Halliwell, 1963) 19 April 2019
Dee trained as a nurse on leaving school and then undertook further study in midwifery. She spent some time overseas and in Quilpie in south west Queensland before marrying Michael Pelling and settling in Kangaroo Ground where they raised their three children. Dee worked throughout this time and was a much-loved midwife. Upon her second marriage to Moss Crotty, she moved to Bechal Station near Quilpie in south west Queensland, where she continued to work as a midwife, while creating a wonderful green oasis in her garden. Dee always regarded Quilpie as her spiritual home. She and Moss eventually retired to Deniliquin.
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Shirley (Sas) Derham (Seeley, 1946) August 2019
After some time at Invergowrie, Sas completed a fashion design course at RMIT. In 1950, she married George Derham. The marriage went ahead despite the Derham familyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shock at Sas wearing trousers on the tram in 1949. They had four children, one of whom, Siri, also attended Melbourne Girls Grammar. Sas spent much of her time, when not devoted to family duties or entertaining friends and business associates, in voluntary charity work, particularly with womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s hospital auxiliaries. Sas maintained a very strong fashion sense and she created beautiful gardens. In later life, she became an adept croquet player, continuing until this year. She also played bridge and enjoyed the intellectual and social activities of the Alexandra Club.
Millicent Prescott (Stephenson, 1932) 31 May 2019 Millicent, at the age of 104, was our oldest Old Grammarian. She and her husband lived in NSW for many years and were active in their church groups and humanitarian projects throughout their lives. Together they raised six children. Millicent was a teacher and much enjoyed her work in schools. Eventually they fell in love with Tasmania and moved to live near Hobart. 5
Judy Rosenfeld (Shinberg, 1975) 18 October 2018
Judy attended Melbourne Girls Grammar from mid primary through to Year 12 in 1975. The School had a significant impact on Judy, including making and retaining a number of friends. After school, she completed her Bachelor of Behavioural Science at La Trobe University and applied her learning as an aid to intellectually disabled adults and then children with learning difficulties. Judy is survived by her husband of 37 years, Ian, two daughters Lisa and Romy and three grandchildren Ness, Liri and Elliot. Her spirit, courage and laughter throughout a difficult illness will be always remembered.
Helen Shepherd (1987) May 2019
Helen and her sister, Gillian (1983), started at Morris Hall in 1976. After gaining her Arts degree at Melbourne University, majoring in psychology, she spent two years working with the Salvation Army in London, helping the homeless, and taking opportunities to travel in Europe. On her return to Australia, she combined her interests in psychology and work in the community through a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at Deakin University. Through various positions, including at Orygen Youth Health, St Catherine’s School and St Vincent’s Hospital, Helen’s work focused on the mental wellbeing of adolescents and young adults, especially in relation to eating disorders. Helen eventually moved into private practice as a clinical psychologist and always maintained her commitment to improving quality of life through better mental health.
Lily Winter Vogelaar was born on 4 January 2019. Daughter of Olivia Vogelaar (Ashton, 1997) and granddaughter of Jane Ashton (Grace, 1964).
Susanna Watterston 2012 – 2017, 4 June 2019
Susanna came to Melbourne Girls Grammar in 2012 as a teacher of Art and Studio Arts. In her time here, she was Acting Head of Art, an Instructional Designer and a much-loved staff member. In 2017, Susanna participated in the Senior Years Science Engineering Technology Tour to Europe and won the respect of the other staff and students through her warmth, sense of humour and love of design.
Amelia ‘Poppy’ Griffiths (Farrer, 2001) and Ben Griffiths welcomed their third child George into the family on 17 February 2019. A brother for older sisters Penelope 5, and Charlotte 3.
Rebecca Collins (Woods, 1997) and her husband David celebrated the christening of their son Max in February. Rebecca’s sister Emily Smith (Woods, 2001) and her husband Nick attended with their newest daughter Harriet Szakacs Smith, born 8 October 2018, a sister to Daisy. Aunt Reverend Clemence Taplin (Woods, 1968-69) conducted the christening. Pictured L-R: David Woods, Elizabeth Woods, Sophie Collins, Rebecca Collins, Cath Collins, Philip Collins, Max Collins, Terri Baker, Daisy Smith, Nick Smith, Emily Smith, Harriet Smith. 2019 Issue 2 | Melbourne Girls Grammar IE | 39
Gaining Skills for Life Piloting drones and a creative industries tour of Europe might seem like two very different educational opportunities, but both reflect the belief in women's education and profound generosity of Old Grammarian, Irene Mavis Kinsman. Born in 1917, Irene Mavis Kinsman (Moffat, 1932) attended Melbourne Church of England Girls Grammar School i from 1927. Her time at the School was remembered fondly by Irene and gave her a keen appreciation of the opportunities that education can open up for girls. After finishing school, Irene worked as a secretary in the Psychology department at the University of Melbourne for an impressive 28 years. She later gained a Bachelor of Arts from the University, in 1950 ii. Described by the Australian Women’s Register as an ‘Administrative officer, secretary and women's advocate’, Irene was a life-long believer in the importance of women’s education, and a persistent writer of Letters to the Editor on issues close to her heart. Irene died in 2006 and left a generous bequest to be held in trust. Each year, the Trust continues to support the education of women. Perhaps inspired by Irene’s own time spent at university, the Trust also provides a post-graduate scholarship for women studying social sciences at the University of Melbourne. The Irene Kinsman bequest also supports co-curricular activities for the students at Melbourne Girls Grammar. A drone licence program and the Senior Years Design and Enterprise Tour (SYDET) are two co-curricular educational programs which have been supported by Irene's generous legacy. Now in its second year, the Remote Pilot’s Licence course, offered by Melbourne Girls Grammar in partnership with the Institute for Drone Technology, is a unique opportunity for our girls. Through the course, they gain a formal Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) certified commercial drone operating licence. They learn theoretical and practical knowledge, and the skills needed to master this emerging and rapidly evolving technology. Last year, six students from Years 9-12 completed the course. Obtaining their Remote Pilot’s Licence was a huge achievement for each girl. It broadened their ideas about what career options are available to them after finishing school and has empowered them by showing that their accomplishments actually debunk gender stereotypes. “The program provides an experience that goes beyond what can be offered in the traditional school context,” says Director of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics), Ivan Carlisle. “It gives our girls a sense of how capable they are in professional career pathways.” Sophie Paterson became the youngest female remote pilot in Australia, at just 14 years old. For Olivia Perkins, the program inspired her to consider a whole new career. “I aim to get my first commercial job involving drones, which could possibly extend into a full time career.” While the drone program has opened up the world of cutting-edge STEM opportunities, the inaugural SYDET this year took 28 students on an inspirational voyage through the creative industries of Europe. The Tour involved visits to a range of art, fashion and design museums 40 | Melbourne Girls Grammar IE | 2019 Issue 2
in London, Paris and Berlin; the highlight was a workshop at the worldrenowned School of Communication Arts in Brixton. The aim of SYDET is to expose students to the many different career pathways they could take in the Arts. Year 10 student, Manu Coates saw the trip as defining possibilities, “It was like a taster of what our future could look like in a creative career. We got to be hands-on, meet all kinds of people, and experience opportunities that we are all so grateful for.” Grammarians who took part in the programs were incredibly grateful for the opportunity, and there is no doubt that these exciting initiatives have truly opened up a whole new set of future education and career options. This view of the future is inspired through the foresight and generosity of Irene Mavis Kinsman. Her belief in the power of education continues to provide exciting co-curricular opportunities for students at Melbourne Girls Grammar. Irene Kinsman’s legacy, as stated in her Will, was made “in recognition of the value I placed on my six years at school” – acknowledging not only her love of education but also her fond memories of Melbourne Girls Grammar. i. MCEGGS, Melbourne Church of England Girls Grammar School changed to Melbourne Girls Grammar in 1987. ii. Flesch, Juliet; “40 Years 40 Women: Biographies of University of Melbourne Women, Published to Commemorate the 40th Anniversary of the International Year of Women”, The University of Melbourne Library, 2015.
Make a Bequest By making a bequest to Melbourne Girls Grammar you give a gift that makes a difference beyond your lifetime and helps to secure opportunities to extend the future for many generations of Grammarians. The Nisi Dominus Society was established to acknowledge and thank individuals who confirm a gift in their Will to Melbourne Girls Grammar. Members of the Nisi Dominus Society are invited to special events and activities at the School and have the opportunity to meet like-minded supporters of the School and share their interest in support of girls’ education. For further information about making a bequest to Melbourne Girls Grammar, or to advise the School that you have included a gift in your Will, please contact Giselle Versteegen, Development Manager. For a confidential discussion please call 9862 9231 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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1. Irene Mavis Kinsman, 1957. Image: Copyright of Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne 2. Drone Pilot Licence Students L-R: Isabelle Riccio, Grace Kaleski, Emily Stuckey, Olivia Perkins, Simona Chen and Sophie Paterson.
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Thank you We are profoundly grateful for the philanthropic support of our Community. Your generosity helps to sustain and further the educational opportunities of current and future students of Melbourne Girls Grammar. Thank you.
ANNUAL GIVING 2019 BUILDING FUND Supporting important capital works and infrastructure to offer a modern and purpose-built learning environment. Jonathan Adler Mrs Sally Addison Andon Sally Beavis Paula Bertus Isabella Boffa Anne Bottomley (Pertwee) Justin & Renee Breeze Cardy Chung Michael Clough Diana Creightmore Meredith Creightmore Asun Deng Do Thi Cam Tu Tu Do Lisa Dong Adam & Lucinda Francis Andrew Gourlay Emma Grant Fran Hatty John Henderson Eliza & Chloe Holyman Anthea Hung The Jasper Family Foundation Helena Lau Mr Han Li Jingwen Li Libra Conveyancing Margaret Long (Bett) Andrew Lord Catherine & Nelson Mair Diana Ngan & Victor Chan Mr John Laurie AC Elizabeth Lewis Clare McComb The McNaughton Family Judy Roach Gerald (Gee) Ryan Margaret Spring Luu Viet Tien Brooke Tramontana Latasha Townsend Phyllis Tozer Christine & Phillip Walker Caroline Wallace
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Dr A & Mrs M Walpole Mr X Xiong & Ms Y Yang Tong Qing Zhang Cindy Zhong Anonymous (10) 125th ANNIVERSARY SCHOLARSHIP FUND Supporting opportunities for students who would otherwise not have the financial means to attend the School. Georgia Anastasiou Phoebe Anastasiou Kathryn Austin John Blanch Anne Bottomley (Pertwee) Christine Briggs Sam & Tania Brougham David Chen & Joei Xu Caitlin Chew The Dix Family Mr A & Dr R Giles Rosalind Anne Giles Kate Hannah John Henderson Sally Cienwen Hill Harriet Hiscock & Jon Knott Felicity Hogg (1956/57) Trudie Horsfall (1976) & John Dyson Clinton & Amanda Jellis Julia Langdon Diane Lee Mr Han Li Susan McCarthy Robyn McCutchan Sophie & John MacKinnon Rosemary Meagher Toni Meath Janet Michelmore AO & Andrew Michelmore AO Susan Morgan Pip O'Connor (Farrer, 1966) Diana Refshauge Ian Rosenfeld Beverley Ross Mr J Shi & Mrs Z Jiang Giselle Versteegen Dr A & Mrs M Walpole Julie-Ann Webster Mr X Xiong & Ms Y Yang Anonymous (3)
INDIGENOUS SCHOLARSHIP FUND Supporting opportunities for indigenous students to attend Melbourne Girls Grammar. Rikki Andrews & Martin Reukers Anne Bottomley (Pertwee) Kirsty Brennan Christine Briggs Lynn Broadway Christine & John Collingwood Helen Dingey Adam & Lucinda Francis Sally Hannah Rosalind Hayward John Henderson The McNaughton Family Janet Maher Rosemary Mangiamele Ann Miller Susan Morgan Helen Moylan Dr David & Mrs Celeste Oehme Jillian Pappas (1964) Joe & Fiona Sofra Barbara Stuart-Smith Virginia Wallace Judith Wilkinson (Rutty) Anonymous (8) OLD GRAMMARIANS SCHOLARSHIP FUND Supporting students who are descendants of an Old Grammarian, the DJ Ross Memorial Fund helps to provide vital assistance to students in need. Mrs Jan Box Megan Derbidge Gaye Gaylard Elizabeth McKern Old Grammarians Society Old Grammarians Society SA Branch Clive Smith OAM Margaret Spring Judith Wilkinson (Rutty) Anonymous (1) DJ Ross Memorial Fund Louise Gourlay OAM The McNaughton Family Susan Morgan Joanne Nairn (Franklands) Old Grammarians Society SA Branch Lyndal Pascoe
Jenny Russell Doriethy Slater Patrick & Elena Un Judith Wilkinson (Rutty) Anonymous (2) Gilman Jones Scholarship Fund The Gilman Jones Scholarship Fund acknowledging high achieving students who graduate from Melbourne Girls Grammar and begin their journey into tertiary studies. Jacqueline Hang Harriet Hiscock & Jon Knott Old Grammarians Society Old Grammarians Society SA Branch Margaret Spring Judith Wilkinson (Rutty) Brian & Polly Winterton ARTEMIS 200 club Donations of $25,000 and above in support of the Artemis Centre. Miss Arabella Allen Miss Jemima Allen Mr Malcolm & Professor Katie Allen Mr William Allen & Ms Monique Morris The Anastasiou Family Mr Timothy Anderson & Ms Rebecca Wilkinson Mr Paul & Mrs Carolina Andrianakos Mr Dennis & Mrs Gina Bastas Mr John Bennetts & Ms Ann Ryan Mr Jeremy & Mrs Caroline Blackshaw Mr John & Mrs Fiona Blanch Mr Dominic & Mrs Leanne Boffa Ms Angela Bolger & Ms Jo Furphy Mr Justin & Mrs Renee Breeze Miss Lily Brougham Mr Sam & Mrs Tania Brougham Mr Howard & Mrs Jenny Brown Mr Campbell & Mrs Theodora Burns Mr Stuart (dec.) & Mrs Rebecca Buscombe Mrs Jessica Carvell (dec.) Mr John Castles AM & Mrs Thelma Castles OAM Mr David Chen & Ms Joei Xu Mr Michael Chew & Dr Jane Tran Mr Craig & Mrs Katrina Chipperfield Mr Cardy Chung Mr Don & Mrs Fiona Clarke Mr Michael & Mrs Christine Clough Mr John & Mrs Christine Collingwood Mr Andrew Cross & Ms Rebecca Wignall Mr Grant Crothers & Ms Amanda Walton Mr Timothy & Mrs Julia Dalton Mr Simon Dighton & Ms Josie Rizza Dr George & Mrs Penny Dimitroulis Mr Ken Drake & Dr Vicki Nott Mr Timothy & Mrs Leanne Drew Trudie Horsfall (1976) & John Dyson Ms Kathleen Edwards Mr Grant Fisher & Ms Helen Bird Mr Marcus & Mrs Sarah Freeman
Mr Anton & Mrs Jenny Gaudry Dr Stewart & Mrs Sally Gough Mr Andrew Gourlay Mrs Louise Gourlay OAM Mr Steven Gray & Mrs Kristina Florell-Gray Mr Fred & Mrs Alexandra Grimwade Miss Mary Grimwade Miss Olivia Grimwade Mr Michael & Mrs Sally-Anne Hains Mr Charles Happell & Ms Paula Dwyer Mrs Diana Hardy (dec.) Mr Adam & Mrs Liz Harrison Mr Michael & Mrs Emma Harrison Mr Rudi & Mrs Rebecca Heitbaum Mr John Higgins AO Mr Tom & Mrs Marion Honan Dr Nicholas Houseman & Ms Jeanine Froomes Mr Nicholas & Mrs Sally Howe Mr David & Mrs Jane Humphreys Mrs Patricia Ilhan Mrs Fiona & Mr Richard Jamieson Mr Ken Jasper AM & Mrs Annette Jasper (dec.) Mr Leigh & Ms Andrea Jasper Mr Tom Jobling & Ms Rosemary Cummins Mr Gavin Karthaus & Ms Carolyn Viney Mr James Kelly & Ms Fiona Mason Dr Jonathan & Professor Harriet Knott Mr Mathew & Mrs Fleur Lansell Mr Ric Lansell & Ms Samantha Hetrel Mr John Laurie AC Mr Christopher Lester & Ms Carmel Mortell Mr Richard & Mrs Eliza Long Mrs Janet Maher Mr Nelson & Mrs Catherine Mair Mr Lindsay Maxsted & Ms Catherine Leahy Ms Sue McCarthy Mr Jim (dec.) & Mrs Tina McMeckan Mrs Janet Michelmore AO Dr John Mills & Ms Helen Gaffney Mr David & Mrs Catherine Misson Mr Michael & Mrs Phoebe Moore Mr Lynton (dec.) & Mrs Susan Morgan Mr Campbell & Mrs Victoria Neal Old Grammarians Society Mr George & Mrs Jillian Pappas Parents Association of MGGS Mr Ian & Dr Jeannie Paterson Mr Andrew & Mrs Anna Permezel Mr Tom Poulton & Ms Wendy Peter Mr Marcus Price & Ms Sally Liu Mr Mark (dec.) & Mrs Carolyn Rayner Mrs Judy Roach Mr Mark Robins QC & Mrs Elaine Robins Mr Shane & Mrs Anna Rothe Dr Marion Saville Mr Robert & Mrs Georgina Silverwood Mrs Carol Sisson Mr Geoff Slade & Ms Anita Ziemer Mr Clive Smith OAM Mr Campbell & Mrs Helen Stewart
Mr Hayden & Mrs Eva Stockdale Mr Trevor Townsend & Ms Sylvia Ma Mr Richard & Mrs Lucinda Udovenya Mr Ross & Mrs Silvana Voci Mr Ian & Mrs Penelope Ward-Ambler Mr Ralph Ward-Ambler AM & Mrs Barbara Ward-Ambler Mr Peter Wettenhall & Ms Joanna Horgan Ms Judy Wilkinson Mr Mark & Dr Kathleen Wilson Mr Dustin & Mrs Audrey Wu Mr Jiqing Xu & Ms Jing Wang Mr Michael & Mrs Louise Yates Dr Frank Zhang & Ms Carol Wang VOLUNTARY CONTRIBUTION WITH FEES Supporting the Artemis Centre through the Building Fund. Anna & James A'Beckett Niky & Matt Ablethorpe Dr Kristy-Anne & Reece Adnams Sara & John Alexopoulos Professor Katie & Malcolm Allen John Anastasiou Elizabeth & Toni Andonovski Rikki Andrews & Martin Reukers Helen & Nick Argyrou Ange & Sam Baillieu Drs Tania & Christopher Bain Vanessa Barcellona & Glenn Findlay Belinda Bardas Alexandra & Aaron Barnes Annabel & Dr Damien Bates Sasha & Timothy Bennetts Roxanne & Ashton Betts Caroline & Jeremy Blackshaw Bianca Bloom & Cameron Boardman Jenny Bloomfield Jessica Boland & Jay Alibone Jo Furphy Tanya Bridgeman & Lawrence Gozlan Lucy & Richard Bright Malcolm Broomhead Samm & Andrew Brown Sonia & Andrew Burman Belinda & Michael Burns Penny & Dr Peter Lovelock Debbie & David Cafferkey Yanxia Cai & Xiaobo Zhou Kate Calder & John Jackson Kate (dec.) & Tom Calvert Ying Cao & Mi Zhang Sarah & Geoffroy Caro Jacqueline & Michael Carr Kate & James Casserly Annie Chen & Yun Guang Hu De Hua Chen & Jia Yu Xue Dong Chen & David Wei Sylvia & Dr Cheuy Chiang Julie & Paul Chiodo
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Philanthropy Yim-Wah & Dr Wai-Ting Choi Karen Chung Kristine & Michael Clemenger Jackie & Andrew Coates Verity & Tony Colquhoun Celia Conlan & Chris McNamara Sue & Dr John Morgan Narelle Conroy-Ryan & Timothy Ryan Larah & Dean Cook Sarah & Mark Coster Anna & Michael Coughlan Zoe & Tristan Creed Alison & Dr David Croser Tia & Anthony D'Andrea Monique & Rohan Davis Sara & Mark Deacon Xiaofei Jin & Shimin Deng Dr Hope Dinh & Hoang Vu Nguyen Thi Cam Tu Do & Ngoc Thuy Nguyen Maggie Dong & Hua Zheng Tracey & Terrence Donnelly Dr Sarah Donoghue & Huw Sandaver Jodie-Anne & Christopher Doyle Kate & Robert Dunlop Phoebe Dunn & Charles Thompson Fiona Dunster Kathleen & Dr David Ho Renny Ellis Leah & Farnood Erfanian-Nozar Kate & Matthew Evans Yaqin Fang Emma & Matt Faulks Danielle & Stephen Fergus Susan & Alan Findlay Kim & Stuart Fleetwood Viviana Floreancig & Adam Smith Amanda Fong & Damien O'Brien Justine Fiona Forge & Askin Morrison Drs Adamandia & Spiros Fourlanos Fiona & Rev Timothy Fox Lucinda & Adam Francis Kerry French & Tom Small Jeanine & Dr Nicholas Houseman Atsuyo & Yoichi Fujita Jenny & Anton Gaudry Dr Roz & Tony Giles Rose Gleisberg Emma & Scott Glover Dr Jane Goddard & Warren Blyth Alison & Dr Jason Goodger Sally & Dr Stewart Gough Louise & Philip Graham Janine Gregory & Christopher Ryan Kat & Daniel Grollo Wenbo & Dr Wei Qian Amy & Chris Guest Liza & Robert Gugliotti Lixin & Dr Jianmin Wang Shenghua Guo & Lidan Yao Dr Brigid & Paul Hains Maggie Han & William Zhang
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Janet & Peter Handbury Kylie Harris & Iain Moore Trudi & Stephen Hay Bec & Rudi Heitbaum Megan Hess & Craig Yelland Sallie Hill Thi Cam Ninh Ho & Xuan Dao Georgie & Ian Hockings Jo Horgan & Peter Wetenhall Annabel Horsley Suzanne Howard & Josh McGoldrick Wendy & Dr Chao-Cheng Yang Sue Hua Lisa Sharee Huett & John Michael Gallagher Sarah & Tyler Hunter Julie & Christopher James Andrea & Leigh Jasper Krissy Johnson & Tony Raftis Lizzie & Gus Johnson Alison Kennedy & Anthony Kuhn Luisa Kenos Fatima & Dr Mas Syed Paula Kilpatrick & Antony Elliott Carmen & Cameron King Caroline King & Neil Appleton Mimi Kleber & Simon Delzoppo Jane Kleimeyer & Anthony Stuart Lee Kuan Kong & John Ng Paula & Dr Paris Kritharides Lara & Mr Sean Cash Mary & Raymond Lau Sandra & Craig Lawson Tracy Le & Alan Te Robyn Lea & Timothy Hunt Diane Lee & Tim Hinh Joanne Lee & Brendan Wong Siew & Dr David Lee Jun Ann & Alistair Lehman Chaonan Li & Nan Chen Jianghong Li & George Zhang Jingwen Li & Xueqiang Niu Kathy Li & Song Zhang Tiantian Li Petrina Lie & Mark Keating Grace Lin & Ryan Feng Amy & Russell Lipton Grace Liu & Wei Fan Jinrong Liu & Wei Wu Lei Liu & Chun Liang Wang Li Yun Liu & Yong Xu Sally Liu & Marcus Price Teresa Liu & Timothy Van Gelder Vina Liu & Murphy Mo Wei Na Liu & Kui Zheng Ziting Liu & Leon Wan Amber Lobb & Paul Seaton Mei Lin Loh & Frankie Tjiandra Youfei Long & Tong Qing Zhang Kate & Richard Longbottom Fengxia & Professor Gordon Lu Sylvia Ma & Trevor Townsend
Sophie & Lach MacKinnon Eoin MacNeill Salvatore Malatesta Takako & Kazuya Matsuo Franki & David Mazzeo Deidre & Malcolm McGill Caroline & David McGlashan Melissa McGuire & Nathan Taylor Renata & Bill McNee Lauren Millay & Richie McNeill Amanda & Peter Millington Monika & Dennis Minoski Catherine & David Misson Karen Mitchell Ping Mo & Fei Li Rozana Mohamed Khalid & Shaziman Abu Mansor Nalini & Thomas Moore Rebecca & Ian Morden Alex & Simon Moule Saska & Keston Muijs Lauren & Ross Mulquiney Golda Nair & Kiran Sethumadhavan Victoria & Campbell Neal Diana Ngan & Victor Chan Hannah & Phuoc Long Nguyen Thanh & Dr Anh Pham Benjamin Niall Caroline & Sasha Nikolic Jodie & Simon O'Connor Deborah & Anthony O'Halloran Meg O'Hanlon & Ed Prendergast Adele & Dr Elvis Ojaimi Kathy & Jon Oldham Chloe & Tim O'Loan Lily Ong & Edmond Woo Jennette & Dr James Mullins Maria Pannozzo & Avner Klein Paulette Pardy & Ben Gray Leanne & Christopher Parfit Prof Jeannie & Ian Paterson Annabel & Tom Paul Kaddie Pavlovic & John Aufmanis Megan & Simon Peat Lorena & Mark Pernell Nguyen Pham & Justin Lau Nerida Phillips & Mark Waddell Natasha & Gil Polglase Susan & Tony Porter Bill Prappas Preety Preety & Manpreet Dandiwal Kate Pritchard & Dieter Kahsnitz Melanie & David Purvis Qiao Qi & Tai Ming Yui Angel Qin Peter Ramsay Joanna Renkin & Geoffrey Hansen Kate Renzenbrink & John Ford Alexandra & Assoc Prof Gary Richardson OAM Emma & Dr Jonathan Richardson Kate Riddell-Clark & Andrew Tymms Priti & Justin Roberts
Sheryle & Prof Stephen Rogerson Henriette Rothschild & Mathew McCrum Leesa & Dr Richard Allen Lucy & John Roysmith Shaun Rust & Michael Shiu Ann Ryan & John Bennetts Kerrie Ryan & John Watkins Rowena & Paul Ryan Dr Deborah Sahhar & Nigel Henham Sophie & Adam Sangster Simona Sbardella & Damien Deckert Lore & Prof. Stephen Duffy Velsha Seaborne & Graham Kerr Christina Seator & Frank Nagle Vicky Shan & Gavin Xu Rui Shen & Honggen Wu Wendy Shen & Thomas Qu Yan Shen & Qiang Zhao Sara & David Simmons Amber Sinclair & Lynton Crabb Maureen Sinsua & Anthony Lee Dr Bronwen Slater & Richard Hoskins Michelle Smart & Stephen Cornelissen Fiona & Dr Joe Sofra Fengchi Song & Baoheng Li Hui Song & Lei Chen Sharyn & Nick Speller Patricia Stabile Wells & Stephen Wells Marianne Stamatakis & Dimitri Kiriacoulacos Irene & Jonothan Stevenson Peter Stratton Xinglan Su & Alex Barito Ju Sun & Chunnian Peng Grace & Rocky Surace Dr Rosemary Sutton & Brian Ingham Bonnie Tan & Mark He Alexandria & Dr Robert Whitbourn Philippa & Neil Taylor Vanessa & Simon Theodore Jing Tian & Bing Liao Tan Tian Kathryn Tingate & Simon Twitt Dianne Tobin & Sean Balding Mei Tong & Dacheng Wang Drs Linda & Eric Too Thi Kim Quy Tran & Cong Thang Mai Arabella & Charles Tremlett Candide & Dominic Trindade Carolyn & Dr Alexander Szabo Elena & Patrick Un Drs Katherine & Jacob Vanyai Michelle Verduci-Smith & Sam Smith Carolyn Viney & Gavin Karthaus Silvana & Ross Voci Lan Huong Vu & Viet Tien Luu Phuong & Dr Hoang Duong Bernadette & Professor Alf Nastri Chris & Phillip Walker Jennifer & Clint Walker Brendan Waller Benjamin Walmsley
Amanda Walton & Grant Crothers Bin Wang & Jun Liu Haorao & Jingyu Wang Joan & Thomas Wang Wendy Wang Nilanka Wasala & Sam Samarakoon Caroline Waters Vanessa & Richard Webb Yinghua Wen & Xiao Xu Liu Joy Weng & Jianguo Wang Xiumei Weng & Zhonglin Zhang Juleeza & Timothy Wertheimer Melinda & Nicholas Weston Scott Whybin Amanda Wilson Stephanie & Neil Wilson Dr Susan Winter & John-Paul Ouvrier Alice Wong & Robert Tieu Pui Yi Mondy Wong & Chenk Yin Ian Ling Terri Lee Wong & Edmund Law Leonie & Mark Wridgway Audrey & Dustin Wu Minli Xiang & Minh Nguyen Qing & Dr Jizheng He Chan Juan Xu & Lionel Shi Joei Xu & David Chen Vivian Xu & Michael Ye Yan Xu & Shengcai Cen Yuanjing Xu & Ethan Shen Haiqin Yang & Wei Jiang Stephanie Yang Ying Yang & Xiang Xiong Lisa Yeow Carol Yu & Pumin Deng Aihua Yuan & Bo Bi Effie Yuan Nicole Yuen & Eddie Leung Anne Yunyan & Danny Weng Angela Zhang & Wayne Wang Biao Yan & YanJie Zhang Grace Zhang & Bobby Zhou Huijuan Zhong & Yongming Xia Qijue Zhou & Qinfeng Dou Ting Zhou & Zhen Chaun Zhuang Linda Zhu DJ ROSS MEMORIAL WINDOW APPEAL Supporting a new installation in St Luke’s Chapel to commemorate Miss Dorothy J. Ross - Headmistress of Melbourne Church of England Girls’ Grammar School (Merton Hall) from 1938 to 1955. Faye Allen "An Old Girl" Valma Angliss AM Asche Sisters Lyn Barker Alexis Beaumont Jocelyn Birrell Rosalind Bodley Jennifer Bourke Jan Box
D. Bridgeford (Wood) Elspeth Brinsmead Lynn Broadway Diana Brown (Laurie) Pam Buchdahl Jean Buist OAM Julie Burke (Mann) Estate of Leline A Burns Beverley Burton Helen Cameron (Keys) Joy Chellew (Crow) Margaret, Winifred & Dorothy Coates Robin Courtney Bev Cowdroy (White, 1955) Diana Creightmore Meredith Creightmore Rosemary Creswell Rosemary Cuming Mrs G. A. Derham (Seeley) (dec.) Estate of Mrs G. A. Derham Barbara Dohle (Simpson) Margaret Downie B. Elischer Jenny S. Ellis Patricia Fogarty Beverley Geary Jill Gordon (Armstrong) Mr A. Gourlay The Gourlay Charitable Trust Helen Henry (Carrington) Mrs Button Howitt (Page, 1956) J. M. Howlett Charitable Trust Jann Hunt Jane James (Kingsmill) Jo Johnson (Coombes) Juanna Kanis Jenny Karonias Helen Keneley Yolanda Klempfner AO (Mond) Dianna McClellan Joan MacLean Shirley Macleish Beverley Martorana-Cameron Cynthia Mayes Melbourne Girls Grammar Elizabeth Meredith (Leone) Pam Mews (Sholl) Sandra Mezger Ann Miller Susan Morgan Wendy Morris (Officer Brown) Joanne Narin (Franklands) Fay Nicholson Barbara O'Brien (Young) Pip O'Connor (Farrer, 1966) Old Grammarians Society Lyndal Pascoe (Pearce) Venetia Patchett Jan Pitman Marion Poynter Diana Refshauge
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Philanthropy Armstrong, Lindsay & Renou Family D J Ross Memorial Fund M F Ross Helen Mary Rowan Jennifer Russell M L Sallmann Barbara Sawyer Mrs Jill Scott (Duffy) Robin Scott (McLaurin) Helen Simpson A. A. Sprague Judy Stephens (Wells) Mrs Helen Sutherland Helen Tassell (Lee) Maurelle Thompson Chris Warner Anne Williams Hilary Williams (Cooper) Julia Wilson (Page, 1945) Anonymous (16) MERTON HALL FOUNDATION Total cumulative giving of $5,000 and above. Mrs Susie & Mr Tony A'Beckett Professor Katie Allen & Mr Malcolm Allen Mr Simon Allen Dr Joy Allinson & Reverend Greg Allinson Ms Kate Anderson Mrs Carolina & Mr Paul Andrianakos Ms Sarah Angliss & Mr Adrian Givoye Professor James Angus AO & Mrs Helen Angus Mrs Judith Backhouse Estate of Vera Amelia Bailey Mrs Barbara Baillie (dec.) Bardas Family Foundation Mr Wil & Mrs Diana Bardoel Mrs Linda Barlow (dec.) Mrs Lisa & Mr Nicholas Barnett Mrs Gina & Mr Dennis Bastas Mrs Lee & Mr Tom Batty Mrs & Mr P Bennett Mr Stuart Bett Ms Helen Bird & Mr Grant Fisher Mrs Nicole & Dr Nick Birrell Mrs & Mr P Birrell Dr Ruth Birrell (dec.) Mrs Fern & Mr David Blackman Mrs Caroline & Mr Jeremy Blackshaw Mrs Fiona & Mr John Blanch Mrs & Mr B Blythe Mrs Leanne & Mr Dominic Boffa Ms Jo Furphy Mrs Victoria & Mr Roland Bone Mr Martin Bonett Estate of Ms Joyce Boothby Mrs Catherine & Mr John Bortolussi Estate of Margaret J Boston Mrs Anne Bottomley Ms Kerry Boulton & Mr John Holdsworth Professor Glen Bowes AO & Professor Jo Douglass
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