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theStar Published for the Methodist Ladies’ College community

Year 7 student, Lucy McAteer.

Volume 30 No.2 November 2016

Registered by Australia Post Publication No. VBQ 6695




From the Principal


Interdisciplinary learning


Marvellous music


Sporting success


Time to shine


New MLC tours




MLC’s vibrant House system


Staff spotlights


My MLC Marshmead


MLC Today: highlights from around the College


Parents’ Association update


From the MLC Archives


Foundation update


Thanking our 2016 donors24 Old Collegians’ Club news and events 28

(L - R): Junior School students Ava (Year 6), Zara (Year 5) and Alice (Year 5).

OCC Branches


Stella Argentea Society


Alumnae stories




2017 reunion dates


MLC community notices


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MLC’s world of opportunity P R I N C I PA L

The Class of 2016 has led our school with vitality and creativity this year. At the recent Valedictory Dinner, held to wish all our Year 12 students well in their examinations and in everything that follows, it was humbling to hear from so many of them how much they have loved their years spent here at MLC. “I’ll miss the close community, familiar hallways, caring staff and teachers, and lunchtimes spent in the company of my friends,” reflected 2016 Valedictorian, Bella Ruskin. Such remarks underscore the depth of appreciation felt by our Year 12 leavers as they move onto the next chapter of their lives. Indeed, MLC’s outstanding educational opportunities are virtually unrivalled, and it is these that we celebrate in this edition of The Star. I firmly believe that learning through new experiences keeps us all engaged and for me personally, part of the appeal of my move to MLC three years ago was the incredible breadth of education that MLC provides; MLC offers one of the most diverse curricular and co-curricular programs of any Australian school. Our students enjoy unrivalled opportunities, not only in the classroom but also beyond it – in music, drama and sport, in outdoor education and via our vibrant House system. Inter-school competitions, MLC’s assortment of clubs and student associations and our enticing international tours and exchanges program are just some of the highlights of an MLC student’s educational journey. One of our Year 11 students, Betty Zhang is currently on exchange in the USA. Studying at one of America’s top independent schools in New Mexico, Betty reports that her experience to date has been life changing. “Being immersed in a new environment without my family and friends has been challenging, but I have already felt myself growing in independence and

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maturity. There is no doubt that my experiences this year will shape my identity and allow me to become a better global citizen,” says Betty. As we embrace the Asian Century in Australia, understanding our world and its myriad cultures and customs has never been more important and an international perspective is something many of our programs seek to foster. MLC’s world of opportunity extends beyond the school gates, to the varied activities of our dynamic and connected alumnae community – of which there are more than 30,000 members located all over the world! I am indeed grateful that so many of our past student remain part of the MLC family and regularly return to MLC to speak with students and parents about their careers and life experiences. In 2016, MLC’s vibrant Old Collegians’ Club has hosted a range of wonderful occasions including two highly successful breakfast networking events, various sports days and an inspiring Annual Chapel Service and Lunch. The program for 2017 looks no less enticing and includes several new events. These complement MLC’s busy program of past student reunions, which are always celebratory and so well attended. As we develop our programs and learning environment, it is our goal to continually provide students, staff and the extended MLC community with the widest range of opportunities. Farewelling the Class of 2016 I was honoured to thank parents, friends and members of the extended MLC family for everything you continue to do in support of our students and our College. Together, we ensure our students are prepared for exciting and successful futures as ‘world-ready women’. Best wishes Diana Vernon, Principal

Clockwise from main image: Principal, Diana Vernon with Prep student Elana (left) and Year 1 student, Elsbeth (centre) on the new Junior School playground. Principal, Diana Vernon with Keryn Wells (Reid 1976) (left) and Alison Plain (Bertuch 1976) at the recent 40 year reunion for the Class of 1976. Principal, Diana Vernon with Junior School students at this year’s Book Week Parade. Current parents and members of the Parents’ Association Friends of Kayaking sub committee (L-R): Therese Barwick, Sally Neilson and Joe Kurczycki with Principal, Diana Vernon at the recent Principal’s Thank You to Volunteers event.



Making music MUSIC

An interdisciplinary approach to learning The cover image for this edition of The Star features Year 7 student, Lucy McAteer, investigating the MLC Science Department’s impressive collection of minerals and scientific artefacts.

“This STEAM Project gives students the opportunity to integrate skills from a range of subject areas in a fun and interesting way,” explains Head of Junior Secondary School, Melissa Lange.

Lucy is among a number of MLC students to participate in a project focused on interdisciplinary learning across science, technology, engineering, art and design, and mathematics (STEAM) subjects.

Students work in groups, drawing on one another’s strengths to program robotics (in partnership with Monash University’s Robogals); engineer and launch their own catapults; use coding language, Python to play with Sphero robotic balls; and apply mathematical principles to laser cutting and designing cardboard furniture.

The Year 7 STEAM Project builds on MLC’s longstanding excellence in STEAM and recognises the importance of providing students with hands-on experience in solving problems by combining skills from multiple fields of enquiry.

“The varied activities tap into students’ creativity and give them the chance to apply STEAM concepts in a real world way.”

Cool, creative code MLC students enjoy many opportunities to explore and apply their learning in STEAM both within the classroom and beyond it. MLC’s Coding Club is one example. Founded by Year 12 IB student, Belinda Shi, the Coding Club challenges the misconception that “girl’s can’t code” and provides a co-curricular forum for students to explore robotics, infomatics and programming. Recently selected as the first ever female member of the Australian Informatics Olympiad Team, Belinda competed in the International Olympiad in Informatics held in Kazan, Russia. Fellow Year 12 student, Michelle Chen, has also achieved STEAM success

this year, representing Australia in the International Mathematical Olympiad in Hong Kong, where she was awarded a bronze medal. Such achievements reflect the power of MLC’s clubs to facilitate learning. More broadly, MLC clubs enable every student to pursue personal interests with like-minded peers. Uniquely, MLC clubs are student-initiated and the College actively supports enthusiastic students to form a dedicated club through which to share passions, interests and ideas. In recent years, students have formed clubs to develop and share everything from creative endeavours to political interests to their love of pop culture.

Above: Year 7 student, Lucy McAteer during our STEAM/interdisciplinary learning cover photo shoot. Below: Compass Program Co-ordinator, Kathy Harrison with Year 12 students Belinda Chi (centre) and Michelle Chen.

Christopher Hill, Director of Music

The recent Spring Concert represented MLC Music at its best. More than 250 students performed, ranging from very young performers in Year 3 through to students in their final year at the College. The program consisted of a great variety of styles and was representative of the ensemble program the Music department has developed, specifically, over the past ten years. This year, our performance venue was the wonderful Elisabeth Murdoch Hall in the Melbourne Recital Centre. This space is renowned throughout Australia for its magnificent acoustics and students and music staff were delighted to be given the opportunity to perform in such an amazing venue. While Western “art music” is still the basis of the ensemble program showcased at the Spring Concert, there were elements of jazz, musical theatre and even film music at this year’s concert. The difficulty with a concert of this type is maintaining a balance between giving performance time to all our large ensembles without extending the length of the concert to many hours. The Music Performance calendar lists about 50 concerts or soirées annually and they vary from large scale events featuring our orchestras or bands through to more intimate soirées that may have a ‘chamber music’ emphasis. One of the highlights of the year is the VCE/VET Showcase that allows our VET Music students the opportunity to perform to an audience prior to their VCAA assessments. The repertoire is definitely contemporary and often a great deal of the program is music the students have composed themselves. Music is something that is immeasurably better when it is shared with others and this is applicable whether you are a member of an audience or one of our young performers. I warmly encourage the MLC community to come and enjoy our performances as much as our students and staff enjoy putting it all together. Students in the spotlight at the 2016 Spring Concert.



A sporting chance SPORT

Debbie Bennett, Head of Sport

House Sport is offered throughout the year, both on a weekly basis (at lunchtimes) and at whole school carnivals including swimming, diving, athletics, gymnastics, cheerleading and cross-country.

MLC offers a world of opportunity for students to participate in sport - for social interaction, physical development and community connectedness.

Finally, our Girls’ Sport Victoria (GSV) and Junior School sport programs present a myriad of opportunities for MLC students of all ages.

Year 11 students, Hannah Scott and Brianna Jones have found their preferred sport in kayaking. Both students were selected as part of the Australian team that travelled to Brandenburg in Germany to compete in the Canoe Marathon World Championships in September. MLC has the most successful schoolgirls kayaking program in Australia, thanks to the direction of Head Coach, Rob Russell.

Highlight achievements in GSV sport this year include:

Another popular sport is netball and our Stars Netball program involves more than 220 students. MLC netballers are a regular sight at Macleay Park each Saturday, playing in the Boorondara Netball Association competition. Rowing, swimming, snow sports, gymnastics, cheerleading, dance and of course tennis and diving lessons round out the list of intensive sport opportunities available.

AFL in the spotlight SPORT In what has been a historic year for women’s football in Australia, MLC students have continued to demonstrate their skill and tenacity on the AFL field. In this year’s GSV A Grade grand final, the MLC team defeated Loreto to claim the title of 2016 premiers.

•• MLC students have won 12 GSV Premierships in swimming, tennis, softball, football, water polo, hockey, badminton, soccer and netball. •• Our swimming team won the GSV Division 1 Championship Carnival for the 17th year in a row. •• At the GSV athletics finals evening the MLC team won 11 gold medals, four silver and two bronze and topped the gold medal tally. •• The water polo team won the open competition for the first time ever. •• Our senior hockey team won the premiership – the Year 12s in the team have won every match and premiership they have played in since Year 7. •• The AFL football team won the premiership for the 6th year in a row.

The team also narrowly missed retaining the title of Herald Sun Shield premiers, going down by just a point to their opposition. MLC AFL players enjoyed a visit this year from the Worawa Aboriginal College girls’ football team, who visited for a joint training session ahead of a competitive match at the Reconciliation Sports Carnival. Meanwhile, former MLC student and Collingwood Football Club Women’s Football Operations Manager, Meg Hutchins (1999) engaged and inspired students past and present at an OCC Breakfast Networking event.

Top: MLC’s AFL players with visiting students from Worawa Aboriginal College. Opposite: MLC Stars netballers (top). Our kayakers in action (bottom).


Expanding horizons TOURS AND EXCHANGES The MLC Tours and Exchanges Program is a diverse and important part of the extensive MLC co-curricular program. Students are given the opportunity to extend their learning in a range of settings, supporting the four pillars of global citizenship at MLC: Awareness, Appreciation, Understanding and Responsibility.

Time to shine DRAMA

D ana D unc a n, D ir e c to r o f D r a m a tic Ar ts

Drama at MLC provides all students with the opportunity to create, explore, shape and represent ideas and to participate in a creative process where they are encouraged to explore their full potential. The culture of the Drama classroom is dynamic and inclusive, fostering a sense of connectedness between students as they work outside their friendship groups. The learning environment is supportive, while encouraging students to take risks and meet new challenges. Our programs are structured to provide meaningful and tangible engagement, giving students a sense of purpose and a shared understanding of the Drama process. While group interaction predominates in the classroom, there is a strong emphasis on students’ individual needs and the development of confidence, self-awareness and personal growth. Productions linked to the curriculum and co-curricular program provide students with the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the production process. Through the process of working collaboratively with their peers and staff, students develop their expressive, problem solving, negotiation, organisational and performance skills.


Students can choose to be involved in a range of performances including musicals in Junior School, Junior Secondary School and Senior School, Year 12 Play, Year 10 Staging a Play as well as House drama and performing arts festivals. Also on offer are a wide range of theatre visits and backstage tours, drama clubs, specialist practitioner workshops, interstate and international tours and MLC’s Independent Student Theatre Company.

This year we successfully added three new tours to the program. The US Culture and Society Tour focuses on modern history, religious education and social justice and takes in Washington, Philadelphia and New York including visits to the US Capitol, Smithsonian Institute, Arlington National Cemetery, World Trade Centre site, Holocaust Museum and Elevate School in New York. The Junior Secondary School Northern Territory Tour includes visits to Uluru, King’s Canyon, Alice Springs, Daly Waters, Katherine Gorge, Kakadu and Darwin. The Reef to Rainforest far north Queensland biology tour takes students through the Atherton Tablelands, Barron Gorge National Park, The Cathedral Fig Tree and Mossman Gorge and includes sailing, snorkelling. Beyond tours, MLC’s extensive exchange program includes opportunities to host students from the UK, France, Spain, Japan and China. MLC students also have the opportunity to travel to these countries with their MLC peers. Top: Reef to Rainforest far north Queensland tour. Centre top: USA Culture and Society Tour. Centre bottom and below: Junior Secondary School Northern Territory Tour.

A dramatic arts learning journey is a transformative, lived experience where new friendships are forged throughout a collaborative and creative process. According to Year 12 student, Madeline Horsey, “Drama has helped me develop a sense of self and learn more about who I am. With innumerable opportunities across all year levels, the confidence Drama has given me is immeasurable.” Shared memories of waiting excitedly in the wings backstage for the curtain to rise on opening night, the sense of pride and accomplishment knowing that all the technical cues were skilfully executed, are treasured life-long memories.

(L - R): Madeline Horsey, Georgia Heath and Robyn Slater performing in the 2016 Year 12 Play, An Gorta Mor written by former MLC student, Katy Brooksbank (1998).


Opportunities abound for our boarders BOARDING

Jane Shone, Head of Boarding

One of the first questions I am asked by prospective boarders is, ‘what do boarders do on the weekend?’ The short answer is ‘all sorts of things’! The long answer is that MLC boarders enjoy an enormous range of activities and co-curricular opportunities – before school, after school and on weekends. Many boarders enjoy participating in our dedicated weekend excursion program, which includes opportunities to explore Melbourne and surrounds and attend performances and events. This year’s excursions have included the Melbourne Aquarium, the Melbourne Zoo, a snow trip to Mt Buller and a trip to see Matilda the Musical. Boarders also enjoy spending weekend time in our dedicated arts and crafts area, where they can make use of a wide range of art supplies or get involved in organised activities such as tie-dying and candle making. Weekends often see our older boarders heading into the city with boarder and non-boarder friends, to go shopping or to the movies. Glenferrie Road and Chadstone Shopping Centre are also popular destinations. Attending university open days is something many senior boarders do together as they consider their post school plans. Like their fellow day students, boarders participate in a huge range of after school activities including sports, debating, music and various inter-school and community-based competitions.


Boarders often tell me they are involved in more activities than they would be as a day student, because they don’t have to factor in travel time! Boarders compete in the Girls’ Sport Victoria (GSV) competition as members of MLC teams. Many boarders also participate in sporting competitions on weekends, as members of local community teams. We also run a dedicated, on-campus sports program just for boarders, which runs after school and on weekends, right here at MLC. A highlight co-curricular activity in 2016 was a great race around Melbourne. This was organised for all Boarders and girls competed in their TAG teams (vertically grouped activity teams). It was a fun and friendly event that started at school and ended at the MLC boat sheds in Richmond. The Boarders Play is another much-anticipated annual activity, organised and led by Year 11 boarders and culminating in a performance in the last week of Term 3. A longstanding annual event that all students enjoy is the Boarders’ Birthday Night – a themed party to celebrate every boarder’s birthday. Boarders invite a day school friend and everyone dresses up. We had a Hawaiian theme this year and as is tradition, our youngest boarder blew out the candles and longest resident cut the cake. A disco caps off this fabulous, celebratory occasion – one of many in our welcoming and friendly Boarding House.

Clockwise from main: Year 7 students Coco Jeffrey (left) and Iris Jeffrey enjoy a weekend relax in the Boarding House. Year 12 students (L - R) Isabel Bien, Alexis Chaniago and Bam-Bam Samarnbutr at this year’s snow trip to Mt Buller. Boarders chat with Head of Boarding, Jane Shone.

May the best House win! MLC HOUSES

Kara S tefan os, Head of Hou ses Prefect

“What’s on at lunchtime?” “Well, there’s House chess in Centenary, House sport in the PEC and even House theatre sports up in Fitchett Hall if you are a confident thespian.” “Wow, I’m spoilt for choice!” With the diverse range of opportunities offered at MLC, deciding what to do at lunchtime can become quite a comprehensive task. On any one day you’ll be sure to find a myriad of events occurring across the school. With five highly competitive Houses the atmosphere of each event, from House Swimming to House Debating, is always filled with excitement. The chants in the stands and the colourful costume choices encompass MLC’s House spirit and capture every girl’s enthusiasm.

At MLC an extremely strong House culture is cultivated from Year 7 and when reflecting back most of my closest friends today are girls that I met during various House activities in JSS. I can recall one of my fondest House memories when participating in a hurdles race at House Athletics in Year 8. I fell over every single hurdle and as I laughed my way along the 100m track I could hear the crowd, cheering me on. Although I finished the race last, I can assure you, I had the most fun. The MLC House program enables you to connect with girls across year levels, get active, explore a diverse range of activities and it fosters teamwork and collaboration. As the Head of Houses for 2016 it has been a privilege to encourage girls to immerse themselves in their House, to expand their interests, try something new and have fun!

Above: Students from Berry, Cato, Fitchett, Krome and Nevile in action at the 2016 House Athletics Carnival.


Staff spotlights Penny Stephenson

Sue Moloney

Junior School Literacy Coordinator

Although she began her career as a copywriter, it wasn’t long before Sue Moloney heard the call of the classroom. In her first job as a teacher, she was impressed with the school library and inspired to complete a higher degree in librarianship.

Becoming a teacher was a long-held ambition for Penny Stephenson, who spent much of her childhood playing schools and setting up ‘classrooms’ of dolls and teddies. Even when she attained Year 12 results high enough to pursue almost any career path, the pull of teaching was overwhelming. “It’s all I’ve ever wanted to do,” explains Penny, who has been teaching primary aged students for more than two decades, the past seven of which she has spent at MLC. As Junior School Literacy Coordinator, Penny plays a key role in providing differentiated teaching and learning opportunities in all areas of literacy for students in Prep to Year 6. Her role is multi-faceted and involves modelling best practice literacy teaching, working with whole class groups, withdrawing students to focus on specific learning needs, leading staff learning sessions and speaking to parents at MLC’s literacy partnership evenings. “I feel very lucky to be part of the MLC learning community. I particularly enjoy working with the students and seeing how much they love their school. There’s nothing like the joy of seeing a student unlock the crucial door to literacy and discover those black squiggles on the page actually mean something.”


Director of MLC Libraries

“I’ve been lucky to work in many wonderful state and independent school libraries as well as in TAFE libraries. I’ve always found libraries to be dynamic places with lots on offer.” As Director of MLC Libraries, Sue oversees the College’s library service from Prep to Year 12. “I lead a very experienced and capable team which makes my job especially rewarding,” she says. Sue loves the professionally enriching environment at MLC as well as the way its libraries marry inviting learning spaces with an endless array of online resources available 24/7 from a mobile in the palm of your hand.

Penny Stephenson (left), with Year 3 student, Lucy, and Sue Moloney (right).

The digital era has created new opportunities for libraries, says Sue, who has recently overseen the establishment of MLC Libraries’ social media strategy. “Our Twitter and Instagram accounts enable students, staff and the wider community to connect with us, as well as link up with people, and ideas about teaching and learning, from all over the world.”


My MLC Marshmead

MLC Today

MARSHMEAD Karina Ford, Year 9 student Marshmead. It’s something I’d been looking forward to since I knew I was going to MLC. Before long I was on the bus, and all the prep sessions in the world could not have prepared me for what I was about to discover once I got off. Marshmead was exposing of my true self. Both my flaws and my strengths were made obvious during my amazing eight weeks, as I became more aware of others’, as well as my own, potential. I came off the bus oblivious to the difficulties of living with others. It’s strange to look back and think that these wonderful people who I would now trust my life with, I had rarely associated with previously. Everyone had a strong sense of acceptance and I admired that. Meeting new people is another aspect that makes Marshmead so memorable. Running and fitness were big highlights. I came to Marshmead dreading the runs. My attitude changed once I realised the enjoyment I received from running. This sparked a passion and I decided to go on runs around the property for fun. I learnt how important it is to keep yourself happy and healthy, as physical and mental wellbeing are key aspects of life. At Marshmead I began to understand that how we are living isn’t okay, and that to sustain life there needs to be change. The idea that was most confronting, is that I always knew that we were polluting the earth, but when I learnt about it in depth it became real. Teachers helped to demonstrate the minimal impact practises that I can use back in Melbourne to make life more sustainable. Lessons were effective as they taught me practical ways I can make a change. Marshmead helped me realise that it’s a privilege to learn about the world in such depth and that instead of seeing Marshmead as a one-off holiday, I should see it as an experience that gave me a deeper understanding of my life and how I can change it for the better.


Mindfulness in Junior School There has been considerable research in the area of mindfulness and children and the outcomes for both academic and social-emotional learning are positive. The practice of mindfulness teaches students how to pay attention and to learn strategies to be in the present moment. We believe it is important for students to be given opportunities to practise mindfulness, and as with any skill, it needs to be regularly practised for it to become embedded. Our wellbeing program in Junior School is guided by the BounceBack! program (written by Helen McGrath and Toni Noble) and each term we focus on a different theme. Our theme for Term 4 is ‘Emotions’ which explores different feelings and why they are important, and that knowing them allows us to understand ourselves better. In Junior School we are advocates and regular users of The

Smiling Mind meditation program. This program provides students with an opportunity to de-stress and help manage their busy lives by practising the skill of meditation. To complement our regular wellbeing program, a range of activities have been organised across Junior School this year. These include Storytime Yoga for our Prep – Year 2 students and mindfulness sessions with Janet Etty-Leal for our Years 3 and 4 students. The focus of these sessions has been to assist students to understand the connection between their minds and bodies through movement and ways to make choices that are wise and kind for the self, others and the world. Bridget Crough, Years 3 and 4 Curriculum Coordinator and Caroline Way, Junior School Wellbeing Coordinator

Above: Mindful Year 2 students (L - R): Saskia, Montana and Charlotte.


MLC Today

MLC Today

Transitions and taste tests

Cake baking for a cause

It’s been another busy year in Junior Secondary School – a supportive and welcoming learning environment where students are encouraged to explore their interests and discover their individual passions. “The world really opens up for our students in Years 7 and 8,” says MLC’s Head of Junior Secondary School (JSS), Melissa Lange. “JSS students do around 13 subjects per year and cover every discipline. We naturally focus on core areas and the consolidation of literacy and numeracy skills, but students also really enjoy their first foray into subjects such as Science, History, Geography and Art and Design.” Ensuring a smooth transition from primary school is a priority for students in Year 7. “JSS operates like a small school in many ways,” says Melissa. “We have our own, dedicated learning environment and each class has its own wellbeing teacher. We offer small school care with big school opportunity. Programs such as our ‘Big

Sisters’ buddy program further support students as they transition to secondary education.” In Year 8, students begin to tailor their study program, choosing from a tempting array of elective subjects such as fashion and design, first aid, hospitality, technology and media. “Beyond classroom learning, JSS students have access to a wide array of opportunities to get involved in College life and to explore their interests with likeminded peers,” says Melissa. “There are more than 14 clubs to join, an extensive House program and 28 GSV sports to choose from.” “A popular activity that many students love being involved in is our biennial JSS musical, which this year was Olivia.” “More than 140 Years 7 and 8 students were involved in the production, with 95 students appearing on stage and 50 assisting back stage. Every student who auditions for the JSS musical is given the opportunity to be in it.”

In MLC’s Middle School, students are involved in a wide range of activities to support local, national and international organisations and groups, typically contributing more than 5000 hours of service to the community on an annual basis.

care environments, cultural groups, meal services, tutoring programs, services for people with disabilities, special events, welfare and charitable organisations, environmental groups, library services, overseas aid organisations, service groups and sporting organisations.

In particular, Year 10 students have the opportunity to become active volunteers via their participation in MLC’s innovative Contribution to the Community (CTC) program. Via this program, all Year 10 students are asked to undertake a minimum of ten hours of volunteer work in the community outside of MLC, in their own time. Each year, many students voluntarily choose to go way beyond this minimum requirement.

Many Year 10 students elect to participate in the Friends of Romania Christmas ‘Great Cake Bake’ in the June and September school holidays. This program, in which MLC has been involved for more than 20 years, raises much-needed funds to support education programs for disadvantaged groups in both Romania and The Philippines. MLC students willingly roll up their sleeves to mix, beat eggs, wash up, sift flour, line cake tins, weigh fruit, plastic and gift wrap the cooked cakes and more. This hands-on activity typifies the attitude of MLC’s Middle School students, who are always willing to pitch in and make a difference, in whatever way they are able.

Student contributions extend from Melbourne metropolitan to rural areas, and in some cases sees students engage in volunteer work overseas. Common settings in which our Year 10 students volunteer include childcare centres, kindergartens, primary schools, aged and residential

Mark Loveday, Head of Middle School

Above: Cooking up a storm for the 2016 Friends of Romania Christmas ‘Great Cake Bake’ are (L – R): Yaoying Lin, Grace Boxer and Lauren Blackman.

Above: Head of Junior Secondary School, Melissa Lange (centre) with the cast of Olivia.



Parents’ Association Update PA R E N T S ’ A S S O C I AT I O N

Careers Showcase a huge success The Careers Showcase is an annual event, which the MLC Parents’ Association has been running for a number of years. The aim of the Careers Showcase – which runs as a series of panel discussions – is to facilitate conversations between students and parents about future career paths and to expose students to a diverse mix of professional roles and experiences.

Humans of MLC

Significantly, all speakers at the Careers Showcase are past students – our Old Collegians enthusiastically share their experience of the professional world with current MLC students who are making important subject choices and decisions about tertiary pathways.


This year, the student theme is ‘Humans of MLC’. It aims to uncover the girl behind the green blazer and explore the individual stories that exist within our fascinating school community. In order to celebrate such stories, and recognise the amazing girls who contribute in an outstanding manner to our unique school culture, the Senior Student Leaders created the ‘Human of the Week’ award. This is an award for ‘general awesomeness’. While the school formally acknowledges academic, sporting, musical or oratory achievements, this award aims to recognise students who are viewed by their peers as great, humble and considerate human beings. The Human of the Week award assists in promoting an awareness of the impact every girl can have and encourages everyday acts of compassion and

generosity, which fits well with MLC’s core values of respect, responsibility and compassion. The criteria for the award includes displaying a positive attitude towards all aspects of the College, being friendly and inclusive of other students, approaching opportunities and activities with enthusiasm, being resilient in times of challenge and showing initiative. The MLC community has embraced the award, which has now been implemented across the Senior, Middle, and Junior Secondary Schools. The Human of the Week award has fostered an appreciation for the everyday acts of kindness, and the diversity of individuals within the MLC community. Anastasia Dolkas, Senior Prefect and Madeline Green, Deputy Senior Prefect

This year’s past student panellists represented a range of industries and sectors including health, business/ commerce, STEAM industries and the creative/social sector. Occupations represented included medical research scientist, chef, doctor, speech pathologist, psychiatrist, fashion designer, lawyer, film producer, art director, paramedic, lifestyle/travel blogger, web designer, journalist, banker, physiotherapist, landscape architect and more. The 2016 Careers Showcase was an incredibly successful evening full of enthusiasm and positive energy. More than 400 students and families enjoyed hearing past students’ honest and inspiring stories, along with advice, tips and individual approaches to career journeys.

2016 events in focus: International Parent Group and Friends of Art In its first full year of operation, the International Parent Group have held a wonderful Chinese New Year Celebration as well as coffee and lunch catch ups. Next Year’s Chinese New Year Celebration promises to be even bigger and better with more food stalls, a lion dance on stilts and entertainment for the whole family. As well as sharing cultural festivities, the Group assists international parents to feel at home in a new country and school system.

Friends of Art (FOA) is a dynamic group of parents, staff and past students who support and foster creativity and art appreciation within the MLC community. This year’s FOA schedule of exhibitions has included the annual MLC staff artwork exhibition, the College Art Collection, a winter solstice illumination exhibition and the ‘click’ JS photography exhibition. FOA has also enthusiastically supported graduate exhibitions, the Friends of Art prize and the Twilight Makers’ Market.

Top left (L- R): Tracey McDonald, current parent and Careers Showcase committee member, Emma Fitzgibbon (2006), Rose Houghton (2009) and Gabrielle Lim (2008). Top right: members of the International Parent Group.


MLC’s history of broad opportunity MLC ARCHIVES

A vital part of the MLC story A large stained glass window in MLC’s Tiddeman House is not only decorative: it also documents the College’s long commitment to diverse opportunities for students. Two figures in the 1885 window represent science and the arts – varied subject areas that remain strong components of today’s curriculum. In the 1890s, MLC initiated commercial courses and opened a separate business school in Fitchett Hall in 1917. Students also learned skills such as household management to prepare them for a wide variety of roles in society. Those classes have evolved into today’s comprehensive subject choices, which include commerce, hospitality, art and design along with science, maths, English, humanities, languages, performing arts, physical education and the International Baccalaureate diploma. Meanwhile, the establishment of MLC Marshmead in 1991 and MLC Banksia in 2003 formalised MLC’s education outdoors program and commitment to environmental, personal, and community sustainability and skill development. Co-curricular programs have also been a focus. In 1890, MLC was thought to have been the first Australian girls’ school to have both a gymnasium and swimming pool. Our inaugural Sports Day was held 101 years ago, and over the years, MLC teams have competed in nearly 30 different sports. Past school magazines reveal a strong thread of community service, along with student clubs of all types, ranging from chess, computers, ecocare and a Glee Club, to hiking, debating, bible study, social awareness, and international relations. With such a range of opportunities, MLC continues to honour and reinvent a promise made in the 1903 College prospectus: to offer “an intellectual training wide in range” with the aim “to make the most of every individual student.”

A world-ready woman of the early 20th century Former MLC student Adelaide Gault (1917) was both tenacious and ambitious. A Senior Prefect at MLC, Adelaide graduated ready to take on the world. Pursuing a career in medicine, she dreamed of becoming a missionary in India. Yet not long after obtaining her medical degree with high honours from the University of Melbourne, Adelaide found herself unemployed. All medical residencies were reserved for WWI veterans. Undeterred, the now Dr Adelaide Gault seized the opportunity to achieve her goal and set sail for India. She lived there from 1923-1928, attained a Diploma in Tropical Medicine, performed countless surgeries and learnt Urdu before opening a Women’s Hospital in Azamgarh, United Provinces (now Uttar Pradesh) North India. Electing to continue her studies in Ophthalmology in London, Adelaide returned to Melbourne as one of Australia’s first female eye specialists. A true ‘world-ready woman’, Adelaide is but one of many past students for whom an MLC education was the foundation of a remarkable life.

2016 MLC Foundation Dinner HIGHLIGHTS Another tremendous success, this year’s MLC Foundation Dinner is a celebratory event for the wider MLC family. Senior Prefect, Anastasia Dolkas and Deputy Senior Prefect, Lucy Diggle, share their reflection on the occasion: The annual MLC Foundation dinner is always a highlight in the College calendar. Held this year at the prestigious MCG Member’s Dining Room, guests enjoyed a fabulous dinner and keynote speech overlooking the breathtaking view of the grounds. It was a night for friends of MLC including Old Collegians, parents, staff and students to come together, network and share a laugh. The highlight of the night was the keynote speech from Professor Gillian Triggs, President of the Australian Human Rights

Commission. Professor Triggs had her audience in awe as she took us on a journey, telling her story, emphasising the importance of MLC’s values of responsibility, respect and compassion. Her speech was nothing short of inspiring and powerful, the take home message for us all being the value of humour as a cathartic purpose as well as a means of creative expression. Overall, it was an extremely insightful dinner where people across all ages could connect, engage and be inspired. The MLC community extends sincere thanks to the sponsors of this event: Fuji Xerox, Marmalade Melbourne, Panache Flowers by Richard Eden and Happy Medium Photo.

Top image: (L - R): Senior Prefect, Anastasia Dolkas; Chair, MLC Board of Directors, Tony Peake; guest speaker, Professor Gillian Triggs; Principal, Diana Vernon; and MLC Board Director and Chair, MLC Foundation, Marjorie Nicholas OAM (Thompson 1956). Bottom images: guests at the 2016 MLC Foundation Dinner.



Thank you to our 2016 donors 2 0 16 M L C D O N O R S

Marjorie Nicholas OAM (Thompson 1956), Chair, MLC Foundation

We are truly grateful to the wider MLC community for generously supporting the College throughout 2016. Every contribution is enormously appreciated. A longstanding culture of giving and philanthropy underpins MLC’s exceptional programs and first class learning environment. Through their contributions, generations of donors have made a significant impact on the incredible educational offering enjoyed by today’s MLC students. The ongoing generosity of Community members in supporting the College through Annual Giving ensures that this vitally important tradition continues, making a very real difference for current students and future generations alike. All those who have contributed to MLC’s continuing excellence in education in 2016 are formally acknowledged below. Mr Peter & Mrs Penelope Abraam Mr Trevor & Mrs Jennifer Ackerly Mr Jeff & Mrs Mary Ackland E P Ackman Estate Mr Neil & Mrs Karen Adams Mr Stephen Adrian & Dr Au Ch'ng Mr Kazim & Mrs Ayshe Agaoglu Dr Chigozie & Mrs Ebera Agbarakwe Mr Jason & Mrs Laura Agnoletto Dr George Alex & Dr Asha Mathew Mrs Beverley Allen Mr Nick & Mrs Nellie Allen Mr Simon & Mrs Nicky Allen Mr Peter & Mrs Carmel Almond Mr Gerard & Mrs Sandra Amalfi Mr Jonathan Ambler Mr Xiaodi An & Ms Chen Yang Mr Laurence & Mrs Georgia Anderson Mr Stephen & Mrs Andrea Anderson Dr Maria Andrzejewski Mr Vincent Annetta Mrs Judy Appleton Mr Niranjan & Mrs Deborah Arasaratnam Mr Max & Mrs Gillian Arnold Mr Basil & Mrs Koula Artemides Mrs Carolyn Artlett Professor Mark Ashton Dr Peter & Mrs Brenda Ashton Mr Jirawat & Ms Panadda Augsornsri Mr Jim & Mrs Veronica Avgerinos Mr Richard Backwell & Ms Tara Hartnett Mr Alistair Baker Mrs Nancy Baker Mr Richard & Mrs Sally Baker Ms Litsa Bantrouhas Mrs Con Barber Mr John Bardini Dr Andrew & Mrs Sandy Barnes Mr Ken Barnes & Ms Linda Cunningham Mr Andrew Barnett & Ms Erica Lane Miss Sylvia Basile Ms Catherine Bassed Associate Professor Debra Bateman Ms Felicity Bath Mr Rob & Mrs Sarah Beck Mr Harvinder & Mrs Sushil Bedi Mr Alexander & Mrs Jodie Bedoya Mr John Bell & Ms Louise Pieri Mr James & Mrs Alisa Bennett


Ms Nancy Bergamin Mr James Berry Mrs Debra Bertalli Mr Giles & Mrs Debra Bien Dr Peter & Mrs Helen Bishop Mr Angelo & Mrs Sandra Biviano Mrs Denise Blair Mr Fred Blochlinger & Ms Belinda Stening Mrs Judith Block Mr Christopher & Mrs Michelle Blyth Mr Harold Bolitho & Ms Kate Gorringe-Smith Mr Peter Booth & Ms Helen Mason Mr David & Mrs Megan Bortolussi Dr Jennifer Bothroyd Mr Frank & Mrs Helen Bouras Mr Robin & Ms Matilda Bowra Mr Stuart & Mrs Susan Boxer Mr Timothy & Mrs Susie Boyce Mr Simon Boyd & Ms Sue Laver Ms Elida Brereton Mr Mark & Mrs Renee Bresciano Mrs Joan Brooking Mrs Jennie Brooks Drs Justin & Rubina Brown Mrs Margaret Brown Mr Michael Brown & Ms Claire Rogers Dr Margaret Browne Mr Craig & Ms Sharne Bryan Mr Chris & Mrs Anna Bryce Ms Amanda Buckley Mr Fabian & Mrs Cecilia Bucoy Mr Ennio & Mrs Deborah Buratto Mrs Nancy Burns Mr Samuel & Mrs Diana Butcher Mr Bill Butt & Ms Lillian Liang Mr David & Mrs Maria Buttifant Mr Geoff Cagney Mr Jun Cai & Ms Zhi Chen Mr Paul & Mrs Caroline Caldwell Mr John-Paul & Mrs Zea Caligiuri Mr Grant & Mrs Donna Cameron Mr Jason & Mrs Wendy Campagna Mr Barry & Ms Suzi Carp Mr Michael & Ms Sam Carroll Mr Amon Carson & Ms Rachael Fry Mr Brendan & Mrs Suzanne Case Mr Dominic & Ms Catherine Cato Fred J Cato Charitable Fund Mr Harry & Mrs Kathleen Cator Mr Paul Cavallo & Ms Angela Scarano

Mr Wenyu Chai & Ms Tian Kou Drs George & Christine Chalkiadis Dr Adrienne Chan Mr Fook Chan & Ms Wai Lai Dr Sor Chan & Dr Joy Quek Dr Thomas Chan & Dr Bee Wong Mr Jonathan Chang & Mrs Desi Kasandradevi Mr Yang Chao & Mrs Janey Meng Mrs Judy Chapman Mr Bijan Chen & Mrs Liping Wang Mr Daming Chen & Mrs Dini Luo Dr Dong Chen & Ms Ginny Lai Mr Dong Chen & Mrs Hong Ye Mr Hao Chen & Mrs Xiaoqiong Ren Mr Jeremy & Mrs Shu-Ting Chen Mr Lance & Mrs Cindy Chen Mr Richard Chen & Ms Annie Ye Mr Robert Chen & Ms Annie Zhu Mr Wayne Chen & Mrs Beisi Li Mr Wei Chen & Ms Chunlei Yu Mr Wei & Mrs Yao Chen Mr Zhiwei Chen & Mrs Yiwei Wang Dr Lionel & Mrs Alice Chiew Mr Roy Cho & Madame Maggie Au Dr Min Chong Mr Johannes & Mrs Fouli Christmann Dr Jim & Mrs Joanne Christodouleas Mrs Elizabeth Christopher Dr Matthew Chun & Ms Rebecca Lockett Mr Arthur Chung & Ms Shu Horng Mr Andrew Clark & Ms Angela Dally Mr Darryl Clarke & Ms Gigliola Aru Ms Fiona Clemens Mr Tristram & Mrs Corrine Cleminson Mr John & Mrs Valerie Clifford Miss Marjory Coates Mr Andrew & Mrs Joanne Cochrane Ms Marion Coggins Mr Andrew Coleman & Ms Ivana Koyumdzhieva Mrs Christine Collis Mr Alan Colman & Ms Meagan Blackburn Mrs Ros Comer Mr Joseph Connellan & Mrs Alexandra Klug Mr Vaughan & Mrs Bridgette Connor Content Empire Estate of Miss Kath Cotes Dr Peter Crockett Dr Gary & Mrs Liz Crosthwaite

Mr Scott Crow Mr Christopher & Mrs Ingrid Crozier Mr Chris & Mrs Tricia Cullity Dr Paul & Ms Mary Curnow Miss Janet Curtis Mr Tingming Dai Dr Jenepher Dakis Mrs Anne Daniel Mr Chris & Mrs Vanessa Daniel Mr Alister & Mrs Heather Danks Associate Professor Ian Darby & Dr Elizabeth Johnson Mrs Christine Davis Mrs Rosemary Dawson Ms Emily D'Cruz Miss Kassandra De Boer Dr Stephen de Graaff & Ms Catherine Naismith Mrs Dorothy Demack Mr Adrian & Mrs Josie De Martino Mr Danny Deng & Ms Jean Kee Mr Jeremy Dennis & Dr Lorna Meldrum Ms Fiona Dickson Mr Craig Dingle & Ms Sonya Kim Mr Frank & Mrs Margie Di Pietro Mr Algeo & Dr Megan Di Quinzio Mr Stephen & Mrs Jane Dixon Mr Jim & Mrs Faye Dolkas Drs Stephen Donaghue & Carolyn Evans Mr Murray & Mrs Mary Donaldson Mr Yimin Dong & Mrs Xiaohong Yang Ms Judy Donnelly Mr Craig & Mrs Michelle Donohue Mr David & Mrs Felicity Doolan Mr Paul & Mrs Anne-Maree Downes Mr Stewart & Mrs Lauren Downs Mr Craig & Mrs Karen Druitt Mr Daniel Du & Mrs Jane Guo Mr Hua Du & Mrs Kan Tang Mr Linhai Du & Mrs Manjiang Li Mr Michael Duke & Miss Victoria Knight Mr Graeme Dun & Mrs Tracey Rickard Dun Miss Nicole Dunbar Mr Cameron & Mrs Debbie Dunwoody Mr Khoa Duong & Ms Thoa Hoang Dr Kobus Du Plessis Mrs Kim Dutton

2 016 M L C D O N O R S Estate of Mrs Phyllis Eddy Mr Matthew & Mrs Justine Edmonds Dr Basel El-Behesy & Ms Hanan Anshasy Mr Tony & Mrs Kris El-Helou Elite Building & Maintenance J Elliston Trust Mr Sean Elwick & Ms Fiona Curry Dr Robin & Mrs Helen Endersbee Mrs Valerie Evans Mr Mathew & Mrs Penelope Everett Mr Peter Exton Mr George & Mrs Dai Fan Mr Guoqiang Fan & Mrs Yingchun Wang Mr Frank Fan & Ms Michelle Li Mr Yunlei Fan & Mrs Yiqing Liu Mr Wei Fang & Mrs Yunjun Lu Mr Damien & Mrs Emma Farrell Mrs Jean Farrow Mr Anthony Fasso & Ms Natalie McDonald Dr Stephen & Mrs Antonia Fasulakis Mr Max & Mrs Tamara Fawahl Mrs Helen Fearn-Wannan Mr Julian & Mrs Toni Feller Dr Daniele & Mrs Viviana Ferrari Mr Ross Ferris & Ms Megan Burges Mr Michael & Mrs Anne Fieldhouse Mr Paul Fielding Mrs Margaret Fildes Dr Robin Filshie & Dr Wendy Lau Mr Gavin & Mrs Lauren Fink Mr Daniel Fitts & Ms Amanda Shaw Mrs Joyce Fitzroy Mr Brendan Fleiter Dr Matthew Fleming & Dr Dana Horng Mrs Jill Forsyth Mr Will Fowles Mr Peter & Mrs Lisa Fox Ms Sharon Fox-Slater Mr Doug & Mrs Maddi Francis Mr Andrew & Mrs Shannon Franklyn-Miller Mr Callum Fraser & Ms Zahava Elenberg Fraser Dr Ian Fraser & Dr Jackie Fairley Fuji Xerox Mr Craig & Mrs Suzanne Fuller Mrs Nancy Fuller Mr Henry Fung & Ms Louisa Ma Mrs Helen Funston Mr Michael & Dr Julie Galvin Mr Nicholas & Mrs Helen Gammon Dr Johan & Mrs Sukmi Gani Mr Eric Gao & Mrs Valentina Liu Mr Yang Gao & Mrs Xingzhi Ding Professor Richard & Mrs Linda Garnett Mr James Garriock & Ms Melanie White Mrs Beverley Geard Mr Peter & Mrs Zach Gellis Mr James & Mrs Victoria Gemmell Dr Con Georgakas & Ms Clare Griffin Mr Lorenzo Giberti & Ms Lara Murialdi Associate Professor Mark Gibson & Associate Professor Andrea Witcomb

Dr Amanda Gilligan Mrs Bronwyn Gillott Dr Jim Glaspole & Dr Josephine Yeatman Mr Geoff & Mrs Alison Glynn Mr Marcel & Mrs Manuela Goerke Mr Jason Goh Mr Soon Goh & Madam Evelyn Khoo Mr Alan & Mrs Ingrid Goodyear Mr Peter Gordon & Ms Kerri O'Toole Mr Gopi Govindraj & Mrs Shanthi Gopinath Dr Paul & Mrs Katrina Gow Mr Guy & Mrs Raffaela Grasso Mr Andrew & Mrs Melissa Gray Mr Ken & Mrs Alannah Gray Mr Mark Gray Mrs Judith Gregory Mr Andrew & Mrs Victoria Greensmith Mr Bradley Grimm & Ms Vanessa Ash Associate Professor Denise Grocke AM Mr Adam Grollo Mr Xiansheng Guan & Mrs Hua Guo Dr Rakesh Gulia & Dr Saloni Balhara Gulia Mr Harold Guo & Mrs Janet Kang Mr Lorry Guo & Mrs Fiona Feng Mr Zengqian Guo & Ms Mei Zhou Mr Elliott Gyger & Dr Catherine Playoust Dr Sandra M Hacker AO Mr Theo Hajicosta & Ms Shelley Wilkinson Mrs Lesley Halstead Mr Simon Hamm & Mrs Sarah Markey-Hamm Mrs Gael Hammer Mr Dongsheng Han & Mrs Yun Long Mr Michael Han & Ms Vivien Cheng Mr Sam Han & Ms Jessie Ryu Mr Alex Handsley Happy Medium Photo Dr Ruwan Haputhantrige & Dr Sherine Fernando Mr Wayne & Mrs Nicky Harris Mr Craig & Mrs Natalie Harwood Mr Mark & Mrs Denise Haughey Mr Sam Hay & Mrs Robin Sweet Mrs Valerie Hay Mrs Kerri Hayman Mr Daniel He & Mrs May Zhang Mr Hao He & Mrs Yangfang Lou Mr Damien & Mrs Felicity Heath Mrs Coral Heazlewood Ms Tracy Heywood Mrs Donna Hickey Dr David Hines & Dr Eleanor McDonald Ms Barbara Hirst Mr Ernest & Mrs Chloe Ho Mr Karman & Mrs Melanie Ho Mr Christian Hofmann & Ms Johanna Loefgren Mr Su Seng Hoh Mrs Jan Holding Mrs Shirley Holland Mr David Holston & Ms Kerry Noad Mr Jian Hong & Mrs Yi Yao Mrs Maree Hopkins

Mr Erik Hopp & Ms Daen Soukseun Mrs Bev Hore Ms Margaret Horton Mrs Erna Howell Mrs Noelle Howell Mr Bing Hu & Mrs Helen Fan Mr Eddie Hu & Mrs Jenny He Mr Xiping Hu & Mrs Liaoyan Ying Mr Zhijun Hu & Mrs Dandan Guo Mr Chris Huang & Mrs Elaine Yang Mr David Huang & Mrs Heather Liu Mr Jun Huang & Ms Ying Li Mr Kai Huang & Mrs Yanhoug Hu Mr Keliang Huang & Ms Yanzhu Zhong Mr Ken Huang & Ms Angeline Song Mr Liuquan Huang & Ms Pingshan Liang Mr Leo Huang & Ms Sunny Liu Mr Song Huang & Ms An-Chi Chen Mr Yun Huang & Ms Yan Wang Mr Gary & Mrs Sandra Hubber Mrs Bev Hughes Mr David Hughes & Dr Jennifer Babb Mr Wei Hui Mr Mark Huntington & Dr Catherine Maclean Mr Glenn & Mrs Andrea Hurley Mrs Joan Hurlstone Mr Glenn & Mrs Giuliana Hurn Ms Katherine Ingram Mrs Pat Ingram Mr David & Ms Prue Jackson Mr Chris Jaeger Dr Philip James & Dr Denise Koong Mr Richard & Mrs Sandra James Mrs Jill Jardine Mrs Mollie Jeffrey Mr Balu & Mrs Tracey Jega Drs Nick & Lisa Jegathesan Mr Ross Jennens & Ms Sarah Coombes Dr Xu-dong Ji & Dr Wei Lu Mr Yong Jia & Mrs Aifen Qi Ms Dong Jiang Mr Jie & Mrs Xiaoqin Jiang Dr Jun Jiang & Mrs Shumei Liu Mr Merrick Jiang & Mrs Katrina Xue Mr Ferris Jin & Ms Hong Yan Yang Mr Hua Jin & Ms Hui Luo Mr Youxing Jin & Mrs Haizhen Fang Mr Dongchu Jing & Mrs Yali Zheng Mr Christian & Mrs Jinah Johnston Mr Tord Johnston & Ms Sally Ridgers Mrs Roslyn Johnstone Mrs Marilyn Jones Mr Peter & Mrs Brenda Jones Mrs Louise Joy Mrs Helene Juliff Mr Jianming Jun & Mrs Yanjian Tao Dr Jaecheon Jung & Ms Hyang Seo Mr Howard & Ms Ondrea Junkeer Mr Ben Kaminsky & Mrs Sandra Jacoel-Kaminsky Dr Dharshi Karalapillai & Dr Anj San Mr Stratos & Mrs Gordana Karnas Drs William & Therese Keane Mr Morgan & Mrs Bindi Keldsen Mrs Fran Keller Dr Beryl Kennett

Mr David & Mrs Catherine Kenny Mrs Joy Kerr Estate of Miss Val Kerr Lady Dulcie Keys Mr Nadir & Mrs Aisha Khan Mrs Margaret Kidd Mr Michael King & Ms Angela Tambassis Mr Mitchell & Mrs Irene King Mr Peter & Mrs Carol King Mr Hamish Kingsley-Smith & Ms May Lee Mrs Carolyn Kirby Mr Klaus & Mrs Tina Kletzmayr Mr Jason & Mrs Emma Kline Mr Andrew & Mrs Rachel Kloss Mr Cameron & Dr Lucilla Knight Mr David Koay & Ms Sara Yeunh Mr Kian Koh & Madame Siew Ng Mr Wichit Kongkheaw & Mrs Onnut Sitthirak Mr Alex & Mrs Stacey Koumaras Mr Alan Krakouer Mr Randall & Mrs Kylie Kune Mr Steven Kunstler & Ms Irene Zeitler Mr Guy Kurzmann Mrs Anne Lacey Dr Ricky Lam & Ms Kiyoung Sung Mr Tom Lam & Mrs San Duong Mr Nick Lambros & Ms Maria Liapis Mr Mark & Mrs Kym Lang Mr Brendan & Mrs Melissa Lange Mr Robert Langley & Dr Suzanne Lipe Mrs Doris Lanyon Mr Simon Lardner & Ms Karen Streckfuss Mr Ben & Mrs Melanie Larkey Mr Daniel & Mrs Alli Larkey Dr Marco & Mrs Amanda Larobina Mr Shaun & Mrs Siobhan Latham Mr Hui Lau & Mrs Lee Teoh Mr Paul & Mrs Canty Lau Mr Leo Lau & Mrs Crystal Xue Mr Mark & Mrs Frederika Laurie Mr Ian Lavery & Dr Fiona Solomon Mrs Betty Law-Smith Mr Hui Le & Ms Yi Chen Mr Robert Lee & Ms Tracey Davidson Mr Thomas Lee & Ms Amber Tien Mr Sheng Lei & Mrs Li Shu Mr Weigang Lei & Mrs Fengjie Jin Mr Xinmin Lei & Ms Linka Pu Dr James Leibold & Ms Kate Axup Mr Jagg & Mrs Cissy Lelon Mr Yan Leng & Ms Hui Tao Mr Andrew Leoncelli Mr Adrian Leong & Ms Helen Wang Mrs Helen Lepper Mr Graham & Mrs Katherine Lethbridge Mrs Margaret Levecke Mr Colin Lew & Ms Joanna Bong Mr Stephen & Ms Catherine Lewinsky Mr Adam & Mrs Susan Lewis Mrs Beryl Lewis Mr Brendan & Mrs Simone Lewis Mr Hongcheng Li & Mrs Janey Fan Mr Jian Li & Mrs Xianglian Chen Mr Jie & Ms Lan Li Dr Jim Li & Mrs Qiu Chen


2 016 M L C D O N O R S Mr Jinsong Li & Mrs Zhengrong Fu Mr Jun Li & Mrs Na Jia Mr Nelson Li & Mrs Yvonne Lai Mr Shihui Li & Ms Hairong Wu Mr Xin Li & Mrs Yan Wang Mr Cheng Liang & Mrs Qin Ma Mr Zichao Liang & Ms Jianlu Dai Mr Yu Liao & Mrs Mei Jiang Mr Wayne & Mrs Carol Lilley Mr Eddie Lim & Ms Stephanie Ngio Mr Eric Lim & Madam Felina Lee Miss Gabrielle Lim Mr Kok-Chuan & Mrs Phoey-Hoon Lim Dr Wen Lim & Dr Christina Johnson Mr Haiting Lin & Mrs Shuli Gao Mr Hong Lin & Ms Rong Xiao Mr Jinxiang Lin & Mrs Weifang Liu Mr John Lin & Mrs Lida Gao Mr John Lin & Dr Shirley Hsieh Mr Ian Linehan & Ms Kim Richards Mr Bill Ling & Ms Lena Yu Dr Shanhong Ling & Ms Aozhi Dai Mrs Norma Lithgow Mrs Heather Littlejohn Mr Fei Liu & Mrs Dong Xiao Mr Silan Liu & Ms Yang Xie Drs Shao & Xiao Liu Mr Xi Liu & Ms Qing Han Mr Xinyu Liu & Mrs Lijia Zhang Mr Yajiang Liu & Ms Lan Yang Mr Anthony & Mrs Angeline Lo Ms Cathy Looney Mr Spyridon & Mrs Pat Lourantos Mr Mark Loveday Mr Richard & Mrs Katrina Loveridge Mr Simon Lowe & Ms Jo Gleeson Mr Jianzhong Lu & Ms Linchuan Yang Mr Yongjun Lu & Ms Yan Liu Mr Yunlong Lu & Mrs Maggie Li Mr Fudao Luan & Ms Jinghong Zhang Mr Runing Luan & Ms Juanying Li Mr James & Mrs Kim Lucas Mrs Judith Lukeis Ms Jenny Lumsden CSC Mr Michael Luo & Ms Eva Chen Dr Bernard Lynch & Dr Anna Pienkos Mr Dean Ma & Ms Serena Huang Mr Jerry Ma & Mrs Judy Zhou Mr Roger & Ms Vickie Ma Mr John & Mrs Melinda MacFarlane Mr Andrew & Ms Gay Mack Mr Justin & Mrs Debra Mackellin Mrs Carolyn Mackenzie Mr Darren & Mrs Sarah Mackenzie Mr John Mahon & Dr Joanne Mahon Mrs Lorraine Mailer Mr Nicholas Mann & Ms Adeline Chong Mrs Margaret Mannes Mr Zhangyu Mao & Mrs Feng Liu Marmalade Melbourne Mr Alexander & Mrs Sandra Marshall Ms Louise Marshall Mr Gareth Martin & Dr Marie O'Shea Mr Jarrod & Mrs Amber Martin Ms Maria Mascali Mr Stephen Mayer & Ms Catherine Alevaki


Captain Raymond McAllister & Ms Suzanne Curry Mr Mark & Mrs Melissa McAuliffe Mr Peter McCarthy & Ms Kate McFarlane Mr Paul & Mrs Rachel McClure Mrs Margaret McColl Mrs Mary McDowall Mr Innes & Mrs Ruth McKeand Dr Allan & Mrs Rhiannon McKenzie Mr Derek & Mrs Roslyn McKenzie Mr Stuart & Dr Gail McKenzie Mrs Lois McLachlan Mr Don & Mrs Claire McLardy Mr Iain McLaren & Dr Elaine Bevington Mr Jason & Mrs Valerie McLean Mr Christopher & Mrs Andrea McLeod Mr Justin & Mrs Julie McNab Ms Helen McQueen Mr Michael & Mrs Christine McShane Mr Denny Meadows & Ms Beth Gaze Mr Narith Meas & Mrs Ly Na Mr Lionel Meehan & Ms Winnie Kwok Mr Levin Mei & Mrs Flora Hu Mr Xiao Meng & Mrs Ning Ji Ms Maria Mercuri Mrs Janet Micallef Dr Martin & Mrs Patricia Miletich Mr James & Mrs Sara Miller Mr Xiaoping Min & Mrs Xiaohui Shen Mr Lee & Mrs Melissa Mitchell MLC Friends of Music MLC Old Collegians' Club Mr Xiao Mo & Mrs Jun Tang Mr Nicolas Moen Mr Carl & Mrs Sarah Moller Mr Scott & Mrs Rowena Montgomery Mr Jon & Mrs Megan Moodie Mr James & Mrs Lisa Morison Mr Andrew & Mrs Beth Morton Mr Sohrab Motiwalla & Ms Tania Bacash Drs Nigel & Sally Munday Mr Richard & Mrs Jane Munday Mr Tony & Mrs Tracey Muston Drs Voltaire & Maricel Nadurata Mrs Judy Naismith Mrs Marjorie Nall Mr Dharshan Nanayakkara & Ms Lisa Tuffs Mr Stephane & Mrs Melinda Narguet Dr Nicholas & Mrs Mary Nassios Mr Michael & Mrs Sally-Ann Neilson Mrs Yvonne Neilson Mr Andrew & Mrs Sarah Newbold Ms An Nguyen Mr Anh & Mrs Kim Nguyen Mr Cuong Nguyen Mr Huynh Nguyen & Ms Le Hong Mr Minh Nguyen & Mrs Van Ha Mr Tan & Mrs Winnie Nguyen Mr Xuan Nguyen & Mrs Ngoc Mai Mr Richard Niall & Ms Helen Sawczak Mrs Marjorie Nicholas OAM

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Mr Vincent Tang & Mrs Cam Ly Mr Simon Tao & Ms Mandy Gu Mr George & Mrs Eva Taouk

Mr Shuilei Wang & Ms Yun Qiu Mr Tony Wang & Ms Vera Ren Mr Wei Wang & Mrs Huiyi He Mr Zhenwei Wang & Ms Lei Tong Dr Andrew Tauro Mr Zhi Wang & Miss Shelley Li Dr Eric Tay & Dr Alicea Kyoong Mr Leo & Mrs Lorri Ward-Stecch Dr Guan Tay & Mrs Karen Wong Mr John Waters & Ms Liz Collinson Ms Victoria Taylor & Mr Anthony Gross Mr Nicholas Weeks & Ms Megan Walker Mr Rob & Mrs Sam Terriaca Mr Xianping Wei & Mrs Maggie Hou Dr Rosalind Terry Mr Reg & Mrs Louise Weine Mr Joseph Thenamkodath & Dr Elizabeth Joseph Miss Lenis Wells Mrs Magdaline Theodoropoulos Mr Scott & Mrs Karen Wells Mr Andrew Thomas & Mr Craig & Ms Nancy Westblade Ms Amanda L Jones Mrs Doreen Westley Mr Rowan Thomas & Dr John Whitaker & Ms Simone Jessup Professor Helen De Cieri Mr Nick Whitby & Mr Andrew & Mrs Monica Grollo Mrs Marianne Thomson Mr Andrew White & Ms Kerri Turner Mrs Leonie Thomson Dr Andrew & Mrs Anna White Mrs Annette Thwaites Mrs Sue Whitehead Mr Lijiang & Mrs Boling Tian Drs Sanjeewa & Ritu Wickremasinghe Mr Shou Tien & Ms Grace Lin Mrs Helen Williams Mr Rupert Timms & Ms Fiona Croyden Mr Lynton & Mrs Linette Williams Mr Remo & Mrs Annie Tiso Ms Robin Williams Mr Greg & Mrs Ruth Toland Ms Skipp Williamson & Mr Arthur & Mrs Sophie Tomaras Ms Carol Haynes Mr Yan Tong & Ms Qianqian Li Mr Michael Willson Mrs Wilma Tonkin Mr Alan & Mrs Nicole Wilson Mr Chris & Mrs Adele Townshend Dr Andrew Wilson & Dr Marno Ryan Mrs Peg Travis Dr Greg Wilson Mrs Kath Tremlett Mr William Winata & Mrs Felin Siamir Dr Rod Trevena Mr Chris Winneke & Ms Jane Dixon Mr Hieu Truong & Mrs Quyen Huynh Mrs Linda Wolfe Dr Cyril Tsan & Ms Kar Tan Mr Hudson Wong & Mr John & Mrs Denise Turnbull Mrs Wallis Cheung Dr Stuart Turnbull & Dr James & Mrs Julie Wong Mrs Mary Arnold-Turnbull Mr Norman Wong & Dr Anne Turner Dr Michelle Caldecott Mrs Heather Turner Mr Tim Wong & Ms Dianna Ngu Mr Mark Turton & Dr Anne Daly Mr Wai Wong Joseph Tweddle Estate Mrs Nancy Wood Mr John & Mrs Elisa Tyrrell Miss Fay Woodhead JP Mr Odia Ukoko & Mrs Anne Wooldridge Ms Alexandra Schischov Mr Brad Woolhouse Mr Danny & Mrs Julie Upfal Mrs Ruth Wraith OAM Mrs Jean Van Tol Mr Drew Wright & Mr Danny & Mrs Yvonne Vas Ms Angela Anthony Mr Christian & Mrs Catherine Venter Mr Chengan Wu & Mrs Yi Tang Ms Diana Vernon Mr David Wu & Ms Qing Ye Mr Andrew Vidor & Ms Lisa Ryan Mr Jason Wu & Mrs Catherine Zhang Mr Garry Voigt & Ms Maria Lui Mr Lianyou & Mrs Dongzhi Wu Mr Michael & Mrs Danielle Vukadinovic Mr Maoyou Wu & Mrs Qingbi Luo Mr Hans Wabl Mr Qunwei Wu & Mrs Libin Zhu Mr Kerry & Mrs Nicole Walker Mr Shifeng & Mrs Jie Wu Mr Lewis & Dr Elizabeth Walker Mr William Wu & Mrs Yuan Chen Mr James Waller Mr Zhicheng Wu & Mrs Ken Qin Mrs Anne Wallington Mr Rujiu & Mrs Wen Xian Mr Bingrui Wang & Ms Ji Yang Mr Shuijin Xiao & Mrs Chunfang Cao Mr Charlie Wang & Ms Claire Ou Mr Tony Xiao & Ms Lisa Ruan Mr Derek Wang & Mrs Maggie Jiao Mr Xiaonan Xie & Ms Shan Jiang Mr Fu-Ming Wang & Mr Jack Xin & Mrs Ellen Shi Mrs Shu-Hui Chen Mr Jason Xing & Mrs Lily Ge Mr Hongmin & Mrs Lifang Wang Mr Alex Xu & Mrs Yasmine Niu Mr Jian Wang & Mrs Lili Liu Mr Chi Xu & Mrs Zhaoxia Yang Mr LuJun Wang & Mrs Mei Feng Mr Feng Xu & Mrs Xiaodan Zhao Mr Mason & Mrs Linda Wang Mr Qianyue Xu & Mrs Lifang Shen Mr Ning Wang & Mrs Kelly Huang Mr Tianping Xu & Ms Xueyi Wang Mr Peter & Mrs Annie Wang Mr Zheng Xu & Mrs Juliana Qiu

Mr Zhengguo Xu & Mrs Xuehua Huang Mr Yong Xue & Mrs Hongqin Ma Mr Edwin Yakop & Mrs Lydia Dwijayanti Mr Jianming Yan & Mrs Yam Feng Mr Chengwei Yang & Mrs Xiaoyan Qian Dr Feng Yang & Mrs Xiao Ying Niu Mr Xingru Yang & Miss Lisa Li Mr Vincent Yap & Dr Corrine Wong Mr Poh-Soon Yeap & Ms Shirly Lu Mr Kevin Yi & Ms Britney Li Dr Debbie Yiap Mr Alan Yin & Mrs Lin Gong Mr Wenge Yin & Ms Haihua Wang Mrs Janita Ying Mr Allan & Mrs Lale Yokus Mrs Carolyn Young Mr John Young & Ms Kate Mizrahi Mr Guo Yu & Ms Xian Kan Chen Mr Jack Yu & Ms Helen Wang Mr Tao Yu & Ms Yi Wang Mr Weitong & Mrs Wei Yu Mr Bin Yuan & Ms Luyi Chen Mr Wan Yuan & Mrs Ziman Wang Mr Avdo Zahirovic Mr Haibin Zhan & Mrs Jianhua Zhen Mr Hai & Mrs April Zhang Mr Jiamin & Ms Ziwei Zhang Mr Jiemin Zhang & Ms Qi Zhu Mr Jun Zhang & Ms Ronghua Yang Mr Kang Zhang & Ms Ying Qi Mr Maoling Zhang & Mrs Luying Kuang Mr Tianbo Zhang & Mrs Xin Wang Mr Xiangyang Zhang & Ms Ying Li Mr Xu Zhang & Mrs Xin Yang Mr Xujun & Mrs Guoqin Zhang Mr Yi Zhang & Ms Ping He Ms Ashley Zhao Mr Huai Zhao & Ms Shi Liu Mr Ming Zhao & Ms Alice Li Mr Wen Zhao & Mrs Shu Xu Mr David Zheng & Ms Lisa Jin Mr Harry Zheng & Ms Jully Zhang Mr Jin Zheng & Ms Li Ya Mr Jinbiao Zheng & Mrs Crystal Qiu Mr Stan Zheng & Mrs Maggie Xiang Mr Zhejun Zheng & Ms Li Ma Mr Danny Zhou & Ms Caroline Zhang Mr Gary & Mrs Mandy Zhou Mr Guo Zhou & Mrs Shao Hou Mr Jianhong Zhou & Mrs Jian Fang Mr Ligong Zhou & Ms Duanyang Li Mr Ming & Mrs Bin Zhou Mr Tom Zhou & Ms Sue Meng Mr Xifeng Zhou & Ms Jian Yuan Mr Dong Zhu & Ms Yeping Chen Mr Kai Zhu & Ms Carolyne Chu Mr Li Zhu & Mrs Yuanzhen Zhao Mr Xiaoxiong Zhuang & Ms Rong Chen


Old Collegians’ Club

Forthcoming Events



Why attend an OCC sport day? The Old Collegians’ Club has held annual sports days for both golf and tennis players for several years now. If you’ve never come along to one of these events, you may be wondering what’s involved. Convenor, Thalia Ashton-Smith (Dickson 1961) describes the annual golf day as “a lovely event where different age groups of women get together to play a game of golf.” “What makes the day such a success each year is that everyone present not only enjoys playing golf, they are united by the common experience of having attended MLC.” The golf day is held at a different course each year, giving competitors the chance to play somewhere beyond their home course. “We all play off a handicap which helps level the competition,” says Thalia. “As well as being competitive, the golf day is a very social event that any level of golfer can enjoy. After the game, we have lunch together and hear from an MLC speaker about the latest College updates. It’s a highly enjoyable day and all Old Collegians are warmly welcome!” Meanwhile the annual tennis day is held each year at the MLC courts. Running from 1.00pm until around 4.00pm, players play doubles matches in sets of four before enjoying afternoon tea at The Residence.

“It’s competitive, but also very relaxed,” explains convenor, Emma Plowright (1982). “We play three sets of eight games. It’s an opportunity to have a hit against new competitors and to enjoy a social afternoon at the same time.” To participate in either the tennis or golf day in 2017, please visit occ-events or phone +61 3 9274 8539 for more information. Annual Chapel Service and Lunch The 2016 Annual Chapel Service and Lunch was a highly successful and well attended event. Guest speaker and Old Collegian Tracey Sawyer (1982) engaged those present with her first person account of life in Tanzania. Tracey’s journey from high flying corporate professional to founder of Testigo Africa – a charity that is helping transform the lives of Tanzania’s Masai women – inspired her audience and prompted a standing ovation. OCC Breakfast Networking event with Bernard Salt One of Australia’s most in-demand demographers, past parent and current MLC Board Director, Bernard Salt delivered an entertaining address to more than 40 past students, parents and friends. Bernard’s thought-provoking insights underscored the population and demographic trends likely to impact the lives of Australians both now and into the future.

Top: (L – R): Thalia Ashton-Smith (Dickson 1961), Heather Wallace (Murray 1966), Elizabeth Randall (Fullwood 1951) and OCC President, Penny Pavlou (1979) at the OCC Golf Day. Centre: (L – R): Faith and Worship Prefect, Sylvia Beharis; guest speaker, Tracey Sawyer (1982); Principal, Diana Vernon; and OCC President, Penny Pavlou (1979) at the Annual Chapel Service and Lunch. Bottom: (L – R): OCC Vice President, Gabrielle Lim (2008); OCC President, Penny Pavlou (1979); Principal, Diana Vernon; guest speaker, Bernard Salt; OCC Council member, Laura Davis (2012); Jo Verity (1978); and OCC Treasurer, Paby Choi (2008) at the OCC Breakfast Networking event.


OCC Welcome Evening for recent MLC alumnae (Class of 2012 – 2016)

OCC Annual Tennis Day and Afternoon Tea

Thursday, 23 February 2017 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm The Auburn Hotel, 85 Auburn Road, Hawthorn East VIC 3122

Sunday, 26 March 2017 1.00 pm MLC Tennis Courts and The Residence

Join fellow alumnae for an informal social evening supported by the OCC, to learn about the advantages and opportunities of remaining connected with MLC and contributing to the Old Collegians’ Club. Canapés and refreshments on arrival. There is no cost to attend this event. Attendance strictly by RSVP. To book online: 112th OCC Annual General Meeting Tuesday, 21 March 2017 7.00 pm Flockart Hall, MLC More information will be distributed in the coming months. Members please note that the Notice for the Annual General Meeting will be circulated via newspaper in accordance with the current Constitution of the OCC. For any enquiries please email or telephone +61 3 9274 8539

This relaxed afternoon of social tennis is open to all past students. Former players automatically receive an invitation. If you have not previously played please email or telephone +61 3 9274 8539 to have your name added to the list. OCC Wellbeing Series Mindfulness in everyday life Monday, 1 May 2017 6.30 pm – 8.00pm Flockart Hall, MLC Mindfulness expert, author and media commentator Associate Professor Craig Hassed works at the Department of General Practice and is coordinator of mindfulness programs at Monash University. Craig will focus on how to integrate mindfulness into your everyday life and how mindfulness can positively impact your health, happiness, motivation, engagement and professional success. Refreshments and light supper will be provided on arrival Cost: $10.00 per head.

Save the date More details about the following events will be published in the April 2017 edition of The Star. OCC Breakfast Networking Event Thursday, 18 May 2017 7.20 am – 8.45 am Annual Chapel Service and Lunch Saturday, 22 July 2017 11.00 am OCC Young Alumnae Ball Thursday, 14 September 2017 7.00 pm – 11.00 pm OCC Annual Golf Day Monday, 25 September 2017 8.00 am OCC Breakfast Networking Event Thursday, 19 October 2017 7.20 am – 8.45 am OCC Wellbeing Series – event 2 Monday, 20 November 2017 6.30 pm – 8.00 pm To RSVP to, or enquire about, any 2017 OCC event, please email, phone +61 3 9274 8539 or visit

OCC BRANCHES Local, interstate and international events. See dates at:

Queen’s birthday honour recipients D ENI SE G ROCKE A O (1963) For distinguished service to public health as a pioneer practitioner of music therapy programs, to education as an academic, researcher, and author, and to professional associations. VI VI ENNE ED LUND OA M (Baker 1959) For service to the community of Victoria. MA RG A RET HA RMER OA M (Macleod 1950) For service to the community in co-founding in 1978 (with husband Lindsay) The Compassionate Friends organisation in Australia, which cares for and supports bereaved parents and their families after the death of a child of any age.


OCC Branches Continuing MLC friendships OCC As many past students will attest, attending MLC is more than an education – it is the foundation of lifelong friendships and connections. While many past MLC students reside in Melbourne, thousands more live in other parts of Australia and indeed the world. Many of these students regularly connect with one another via the Old Collegians’ Club Branches. OCC Branches are located all over Australia as well as internationally. They provide an opportunity for past students not residing in metropolitan Melbourne to conveniently maintain friendships and informal connections with fellow past students and the College. Branches hold social events throughout the year – some quarterly, and others annually. Anywhere from 15 – 60 past students typically attend OCC Branch events, which may be a lunch, an afternoon tea or even a cocktail party or dinner. Many past students appreciate the networking opportunities that arise through their involvement with their local OCC Branch. Others enjoy reminiscing about school days, expanding their local friendship base and catching up with new and old friends.


OCC Branches have a strong tradition. While some of the international Branches in particular have been formed in more recent years, the North Eastern (Albury/Wodonga) Branch was established 34 years ago and the Canberra Branch has been going strong for more than 62 years! Supported by MLC’s Development and Advancement Office, OCC Branches warmly welcome Old Collegians of all ages to join their activities – you may be surprised at how many former MLC students are living in your local area! OCC Branches are located in Adelaide, Benalla and district, Canberra, Phillip Island, Mornington, Geelong, North Eastern (Albury/Wodonga), Queensland, Sydney, Perth, Hong Kong, Tasmania, New York, London and Singapore. For more information on joining or the activities of your local OCC Branch, please contact A full list of OCC Branch activities for 2017 can be found at

Creating opportunities through bequests

What an MLC scholarship has meant to me

Jen n y Wi lki n s (1966)

Eva M etzeli n g (2008)

Bequestor Jenny Wilkins has fond memories of her time as an MLC student. “Some of the speeches about current affairs that Principal, Dr Wood, gave in assembly really stand out in my mind.” Jenny also recalls a teacher who had been a member of the French Resistance in WWII and who “spoke about her experiences with enormous clarity.” Perhaps inspired by such teachers, Jenny has travelled extensively and has lived and studied in the USA as well as France. Her interest in social justice was also sparked at MLC and today she is a member of both animal and human research ethics committees. A former independent consultant to the health sector and keen horsewoman, Jenny values education for its capacity to help young people create their own opportunities.

The night I found out I had been awarded a scholarship to attend MLC, it felt like the whole world and future expanded. Almost eight years on from school, I hold a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Bachelor of Economics, have worked or studied on four different continents, and am currently a policy analyst at the Commonwealth Treasury. I carry a bone-deep gratitude to MLC, and to the benefactors who put me there, for gifting me an appreciation of our responsibility to the broader community, a sense of how vast the opportunities in life are, and the encouragement and confidence to jump in and make the most of those opportunities. I will always be incredibly thankful for the generosity of strangers that placed me on a path so abundantly filled with opportunity. Thank you, so much.

“My bequest is directed at scholarship opportunities. Schools like MLC raise young women’s expectations and aspirations and I see this as invaluable.” Jenny enjoys attending Stella Argentea Society lunches, OCC breakfast networking sessions and MLC reunions and events. “I loved this year’s MLC Foundation Dinner. Seeing the senior MLC students interact with Professor Gillian Triggs was a highlight.”


Alumnae Stories

Jessica Feller 2003, Gabrielle Feller 2008, Sarah Day Feller 2005 After leaving MLC, sisters Gabrielle Feller (2008), Sarah Day (Feller 2005) and Jessica Feller (2003) followed varied paths. Gabrielle studied event management, taking a year off to backpack solo through Europe before completing a diploma in patisserie, training under the guidance of some of the industry’s best and brightest. Sarah went onto a degree in industrial design at Swinburne University and spent seven years working in the field. Jessica studied arts at Monash University before working in public relations and events and developing her interest in property investment. Last year the sisters combined their talents to establish and grow a new business, The Caterer’s Kitchen (TCK) – an epicurean collaboration that produces everything from ready-to-eat treats and gourmet pastries to hearty, take home meals. Using fresh, locally sourced ingredients, the talented TCK trio has every appetite and taste bud covered.


Angela Andrews Chelsea Candy

Janene Suttie

Eloise Watson



Brendel 1961


After leaving MLC and completing her studies, Angela moved to Sydney. She intended to live there for 18 months but ended up staying for 15 years. In that time, Angela took two career sabbaticals and travelled extensively across Latin America, Africa, Asia and Europe. Sydney’s climate and lifestyle also enabled her to indulge in a range of activities which she still enjoys including sailing, cycle touring, soccer, surfing, oceanswimming, scuba diving and yoga. She is also an avid fan of the arts. Moving back to Melbourne in 2015 to be closer to her ageing father, Angela now lives in Elwood. She recently landed her dream job coordinating the CSIRO’s Sustainable Futures schools program, which combines the latest in climate science research with education for sustainability.

Chelsea is Statewide Legal Practice Manager and Principal Solicitor at the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service (VALS). She leads thirty legal and paralegal staff working to improve access to justice for the Aboriginal community. Chelsea began her legal career in the Department of Premier and Cabinet in 2001. In 2008 she moved to Fitzroy Legal Service and has worked in community legal centres since, commencing at VALS in 2014 as manager of the civil law section and recently moving to the current principal role.

Janene left MLC with just a few passes in Matriculation and an incomplete Leaving Certificate, but she found her place in the world when she became a teacher. Janene taught in Australia and Canada, supporting students with intellectual disabilities and others with challenging behaviours. After years of further study Dr Suttie gained a PhD from the University of Queensland, and went on to lecture and research at universities in Australia and the US, writing and managing major grants, working with a small international group Chelsea’s career path has of leaders in the field of rarely been what she expected, ageing and developmental but she has always been disabilities, to influence the grateful for the educational lives and circumstances of these opportunities that she received. people. She firmly believes She wishes her clients’ children in the benefits of education, could one day have the same resilience and opportunities for standard of education that she all women. had. She would like to inspire MLC girls to have the courage to use their opportunities to leave the world a bit more just and sustainable.

Eloise graduated from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) with a First Class Honours in International Studies. During her degree, she interned in New York City with the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom, an organisation that monitors and analyses the progress of UN arms control meetings. Upon completing her degree, she worked briefly in Vienna with the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, where she drafted speeches and talking points for the UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs and assisted at meetings with permanent missions and representatives of regional and global security organisations. Since 2015, Eloise has been working in Canberra with the Department of Defence. She remembers fondly her Year 12 ‘International Studies’ class with Ms Phillips and is grateful for the inspiration it provided her to pursue this career path.



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Past MLC student reunions are always enjoyable, well attended events and those held over the past six months have been no exception! Don’t miss your next MLC reunion. Please refer to page 36 for a full list of 2017 reunion dates. C L ASS OF 2001

C L ASS OF 1996


C L ASS OF 1986

C L ASS OF 1991


Community Notices



C L ASS OF 1981


C L ASS OF 1961

Janine Hudson (1972) to Peter Cook. Nicolette Minster (2001) to Nick Colla.

MARRIAGES K A T H E R I N E B R O W N (2000) Katherine Brown (2000) married Valjean Boynton on 12 March 2016. MLC guests included Katherine’s bridesmaids, Emma Brown (2006) and Caroline Brown (2002) and maids of honour Jacqui Webb and Sarah Calman (Fagan) (both 2000). Other MLC guests included Emily Leach (Bull), Susie Lipshut (Rudd) and Kate Read (Thompson) (all 2000), Louise Price (2002) and Rachel Goldsworthy (2006).

E M E L K U R T U L U S (2010) L O U I S E C O R Y (1998) Louise Cory (1998) married Matt Wright on 10 January 2015. MLC guests included Luana Quenault (Fulton 1998) and Helen Barnett (1997). Below is Louise Cory (1998) with her father, David Cory.

Emel Kurtulus (2010) married Ersan Gulum on 6 January 2016. Emel’s bridesmaids were her sisters Sibel Kurtulus (2009) and Senay Kurtulus (2015). Other MLC guests included Mihriban Odza (Kurtulus 2007), Leyla Kurtulus (2011), Lizetta Margaritis (2010) and Rita Panotis (2010).



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C L ASS OF 1967 ( 5 0 y ea r r e un i o n)

C L ASS OF 1957 ( 60 y e ar r e u n io n)

C L ASS O F 2 012 (5 ye a r r e unio n)

C L ASS OF 1997 (20 ye a r r e un i on )

Saturday, 4 February 2017 MLC

Saturday, 18 February 2017 MLC

Thursday, 9 March 2017 Off Site

Saturday, 22 April 2017 MLC

C L ASS OF 1962 ( 5 5 y ea r r e un i o n)

C L ASS OF 2007 ( 10 y e ar re u nio n)

C L ASS OF 1987 (30 ye a r r e unio n)

C L ASS OF 1982 (3 5 ye a r r e un i on )

Saturday, 6 May 2017 MLC

Thursday, 11 May 2017 Off Site

Saturday, 17 June 2017 MLC

Saturday, 24 June 2017 MLC

C L ASS OF 2002 ( 15 y e a r r euni o n)

C L ASS OF 19 92 ( 25 y e ar re u nio n)

C L ASS OF 2016 (1 y e a r r e unio n)

C L ASS OF 1972 (4 5 ye a r r e un i on )

Saturday, 19 August 2017 MLC

Saturday, 2 September 2017 MLC

Thursday, 12 October 2017 Off Site

Saturday, 14 October 2017 MLC

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Saturday, 21 October 2017 MLC

Saturday, 28 October 2017 MLC

K A T E R I N A M I C H A I L I D I S (2007)

J E A N M E I L I M (1997) Jean Mei Lim (1997) married William Kyriakou on 14 November 2015. Jean’s bridesmaid was her sister, Sue Mei Goh (Lim 1994).

Katerina Michailidis (2007) married Adam Rossimel on 27 August 2016. Katerina’s sister Kali Michailidis (2009) was the maid of honour. Other MLC guests included Helen Pappas, Laura Phung, Laura Beaumont, Maiken Hansen, Caroline Macindoe, Fiona Burman (all 2007), Jenny Fragoulis (2008), Serina Fragoulis (2006) and Yvanna Fragoulis (2003)

T E S S A S T O R E Y (2004) Tessa Storey (2004) married Daniel Healy on 23 May 2015. Tessa’s bridesmaids included Erica Church (Manning 2004) and Emily Dickson (2004).



Births To Dean and Isil Baxter (Aksac 1994), a daughter Chloe, born 5 June 2016. A sister for Roy. To Dale and Siobhan Belmore (Geraghty 1996), a daughter, Clare Elizabeth, born 1 December 2015. A granddaughter for Sue Geraghty (Jones 1967) and a great niece to Barbara Clowes (Jones 1965). To Nicola Beslee (1994) and Michael Hurrell, a daughter, Eleanor Jean Hurrell, born 17 March 2016. To Oliver and Alisa Camplin-Warner OAM (Camplin 1992), a son, Felix, born 20 July 2016. A brother for Florence and a nephew for Alexandrea Camplin (1996) and Georgina Lowndes (Camplin 1993). To Lee and Ashleigh Carpenter (Rigoni 2006), a daughter, Hazel Louise, born 13 July 2016. To Ben and Alex Elliott (Littlejohn 2002) a daughter, Mackenzie Estelle, born 21 June 2016. A granddaughter for Heather Littlejohn, MLC staff member. To Jenny Gee Wah (1992) and Aden Young, a daughter, Sophie Grace Young, born 7 March 2016. A sister for Emily Young. To Elise Houghton (1996) and Alex Holroyd, a daughter, Beatrix May Holroyd, born 27 May 2015. A granddaughter for Dale Houghton (Dixon 1967), a niece for Lee Houghton White (Houghton 1999) and a greatniece for Rochelle Harding (Dixon 1964).


To Matthew and Jessica Kuc (Walton 2005), a son, Charles John, born 27 March 2016. A nephew for Emily Walton (2008). To Jennifer Lam (1994) and Joshua Steadson, a daughter, Isabelle Evelyn Lam Steadson, born 4 August 2015. A sister for Thomas and niece for Joyce Lam (1995). To Joyce Lam (1995) and Stuart Murchison, a son, Orson Jules Murchison, born 8 March 2016. A brother for Linus Roderick and a nephew for Jennifer Lam (1994). To Chris and Chantal McCrae (Lester 2001), a son Harvey Lester, born 16 March 2016. A nephew to Grace Hicks (2005). To Matthias and Karen Meyer (Scott 2004), a son, Alexander Scott, born 16 April 2016. To Brendan and Laura Rynne (Sparke 1996), a daughter, Madeleine Janet Margaret, born 1 February 2016. A sister for Micaela (current MLC student), Alexandra (enrolled student) and Angus. To Damon and Jo Shepherd (Leach 2001), a daughter, Heidi Joy, born 20 May 2016. A sister for Harley and Jordan. A granddaughter for Gill Leach (Briant 1973) and a niece for Christine Leach (2005). To Darren and Melanie Short (Glasson 2003), a daughter, Lucie Lee, born 4 April 2016. A sister for Jaxon. To Jarrod and Lucy Wallace (Whitelaw 2000), a daughter, Maisie Annabel, born 18 August 2016. Sister to Summer Elizabeth.

To Andrea Johns (1987) and Kevin Lamey, a daughter, Estelle Florence Johns Lamey, born 25 August 2016 in Stevenage, UK. A niece for Kirrily Johns (1992).

To Kristian and Julianne Wheat (Hart 2002), twins, Eloise Millicent and Thomas Fletcher, born 20 March 2016. A niece and nephew for Nicole Moore (Hart 1996).

To Martin and Kirstin Krauskopf (Brown 1999), a daughter, Ivy Florence, born 10 June 2016. A sister for Maxwell Mook and Archer Thomas, and a niece for Kylie Brown (1996).

To James and Jacqui Wise (Davenport 2000), a son, Finlay James, born 6 February 2016. A brother to Olivia and great niece to Wendy Weeks (Davenport 1960, deceased).

In memory MLC has learnt that the following members of our community have passed away. Our condolences are extended to their family and friends. Joanne Aarons (1971) passed away on 19 July 2016. Sister of Nanette Leuthold (Aarons 1972). Evelyn Ashdown (Gist 1959) passed away on 13 March 2016. Sister of Glenda Peckish (Gist 1965). Jean Barnes (1946) passed away on 19 June 2016. Sister of Annette Kleeman (Barnes 1946, deceased), Lesley Rogers (Barnes 1951), Lenore Stephenson (Barnes 1957) and Elizabeth Sunderland (Barnes 1958). Janice Casey (Horley 1954) passed away on 18 July 2016. Mother of Carolyn Casey (1987). Lesley Cross (Cook 1952) passed away on 22 August 2016. Sister of Cecily Oliver (Cook 1950) and Merrin Karanikis (Cook 1959). Merle Cowen (Watford 1941) passed away on 27 January 2016. Betty Croft (Trewhella 1940) passed away on 15 March 2016. Sister of Vera Littman (Trewhella 1946, deceased). Dorothy Delarue (Kerwin 1939) passed away on 23 October 2015. Wilma Doulis (Knuckey 1949) passed away on 31 March 2015. Lynne Edmonston (1963), passed away on 27 April 2016. Mother of Anthea Gannon (current MLC staff member), grandmother of Freya Boopalan (former MLC student) and Anjali Boopalan (current MLC student). Sister of Tanith O’Brien (Edmonston 1959) and Gabrielle Saleeba (Edmonston 1966). Sybil Gaunt (Ghent 1939) passed away on 20 December 2015. Mother of Rosemary Scarlett (Gaunt 1977). Sister of Lois Smart (Ghent 1946, deceased) and Olive Gregson (Ghent 1932, deceased). Judy Geissel (Charles 1955) passed away on 20 May 2016.

Carolyn George (1981) passed away on 25 November 2015. Sister of Rosemary Halden (George 1969). Lois Glasgow (Holloway 1948) passed away on 21 August 2016. Mother of Faye Van der Burgh (Glasgow 1983), sister of Marie Gillett (Holloway 1957) and sister-in-law of Elizabeth Chambers (Glasgow 1956). Jean Hogg (1944) passed away on 28 May 2016. Sister of Marion Hogg (1932, deceased), aunt of Judy Hosking (Hogg 1958), Pauline Lepneveu (Hogg 1965), Denise Legg (Davey 1961, deceased), Kathryn Kings (Hogg 1968), Christine Kilpatrick (Hogg 1970) and Robyn Cremean (Hogg 1975). Great aunt of Julia Kilpatrick (2003) and Victoria Kilpatrick (2006). Jean was also a former MLC Junior School teacher. Rosemary Hutton (Boyle 1995) passed away on 20 January 2016. Patricia Ingram (Fowler 1949) passed away on 5 September 2016. Mother of Heather Haynes (Ingram 1975), sister of Jean Spreadborough (Fowler 1941, deceased) and Claire Fowler (1945, deceased), aunt of Rosemary Tonkin (Phillips 1965) and Judith Bingham (Phillips 1967). Lois Jeffrey (Hobbs 1938) passed away on 21 June 2016. Carrie Jesse (Leggo 1976) passed away on 28 May 2016. Mother of Anna Jesse (2005), sister of Diane Leggo (1977) and Julie Corridon (Leggo 1978). Heather Knapp (1944) passed away on 31 May 2015. Alison Loftus-Hills (Hall 1963) passed away on 1 April 2016. Daughter of Alice Hall (Towler 1921, deceased), niece of Doris Towler (1909, deceased) and Ilma Flewellen (Towler 1914, deceased), and cousin of Carolyn Sadler (Withers 1958).

Phyl Manley (Procter 1939) passed away on 28 April 2016. Mother of Judith Pickup (Manley 1962), sister of Joy Osmond (Procter 1939, deceased), Jean Parker (Procter 1942) and Shirley Wisbey (Procter 1945). Judy Macdonald (Gronich 1977) passed away on 11 July 2016. Mother of Rochelle Macdonald (2008) and Camille Macdonald (2012). Lois McDonald (Bayley 1950) passed away on 29 February 2016. Sister of Valda Cuming (Bayley 1945) and Sylvia Sassella (Bayley 1949, deceased).

Bobbie Trembath (Gay 1949) passed away on 19 January 2016. Daughter of Elinor Gay (Ellis 1918, deceased), mother of Janet Cheatley (Trembath 1974) and Roslyn Beazleigh (Trembath 1981, deceased), grandmother of Alexandra Cheatley (2003) and Jane Cheatley (2006), sister of Dorothy Gay (1946) and Roma Gay (1947). Margaret Wagner (Owen 1945) passed away on 24 December 2015. Sister of Judith Sheldon (Owen 1940). Peg Wiffen (1941) passed away on 9 February 2016. Sister of Val Thomson (Wiffen 1941).

Deborah Ridley (Wilson 1974) passed away on 21 October 2015. Sister of Bronwyn Jamieson (Wilson 1974).

Marion Williams (Rennie 1948) passed away on 13 June 2015.

Margaret Stanistreet (Crundall 1948) passed away on 4 November 2015. Mother of Kaye Clingeleffer (Stanistreet 1972) and Sally Doyle (Stanistreet 1975), sister of Barbara Shugg (Crundall 1952) and aunt of Lucinda Crundall (1978).

Barbara Wolfe (Crisp 1951) passed away on 13 March 2016. Sister of Janice Aberdeen (Crisp 1952).

Alma (Grace) Sutherland (Dewar 1937) passed away on 13 January 2016. Sister of Dorothy Muddyman (Dewar 1937, deceased) and Pat Patterson (Dewar 1939). Glenda Swinton (Ward 1965) passed away on 21 August 2016. Sister of Dianne Hainsworth (Ward 1969). Aunt of Kaye Hollis (1986), Tina Hollis (1989) and Vicki Hollis (192). Joan Taylor (1969) passed away on 20 December 2015. Margaret Tharle (1953) passed away on 30 August 2016. Margaret was also a former MLC staff member. Sister of Marjorie Bennett (Tharle 1955), aunt of Lisa Alexander (Bennett 1989) and niece of Ena Tharle (1924, deceased). Margaret Tor’Bey (Blackwell 1951) passed away on 20 July 2016. Mother of Fiona Neilson (Tor’Bey 1977, deceased) and Michelle Ballard (Tor’Bey 1975).

Elizabeth Wilson (Munro 1954) passed away on 16 July 2016.

June Woodward (Featherstone 1947) passed away on 18 March 2016. Sister of Betty Maughan (Featherstone 1949). Tributes Enid Hallister (Collens 1935) passed away on 4 August 2016. Enid started at MLC in 1930 and retained her association and links with the College throughout her life. She was a strong supporter and valued member of the Stella Argentea Society. Phyllis Eddy (Staurenghi 1940) passed away on 10 July 2015. Sister of Bette Austin (Staurenghi 1937, deceased) and niece of Ida Bendelack (1917, deceased). Throughout her life Phyllis retained her association and connection with MLC and was a valued member of the College’s Stella Argentea Society. June Raymond (McLean 1948) passed away on 16 February 2016. June was a loyal and passionate Old Collegian and a valued member of our Stella Argentea Society.

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The Star - November 2016  

MLC's The Star magazine is the primary vehicle via which the College communicates with its community. Distributed twice per year (April and...

The Star - November 2016  

MLC's The Star magazine is the primary vehicle via which the College communicates with its community. Distributed twice per year (April and...