From the Principal Mr Gary Racey
A warm welcome back to our school community. It is hoped all families have had an enjoyable holiday break and students are ready for a productive term, committing to seeking their personal best. The staff are well-rested and have ‘hit the ground running’, with two full days of professional development, including the ASC Christian Purposes Day held at HBF Stadium on Tuesday April 30. This is one of the most significant collegial days on the ASC calendar for staff to network and reconnect, in addition to listening and being inspired by keynote speakers. This year we were privileged to hear the story Saroo Brierley, whose life was documented in the film ‘Lion’, and in the book ‘A Long Way Home’. Saroo shared an extraordinary, remarkable and touching story of survival, hope and sheer determination. A snapshot of Saroo’s Profile is below. Saroo Brierley
Saroo Brierley was born in a small Indian town. In 1986, aged only 5, he lost all contact with his family, then he was separated from his brother at a train station. He never saw his brother again. After living on the streets of Calcutta for 3 weeks by himself, Saroo was placed in a local orphanage before being adopted by an Australian family. He grew up with his new parents in Hobart Tasmania for the next 25 years, but he was unable, and unwilling, to forget the land of his childhood. Determined to rediscover his past, Saroo embarked on a virtual odyssey of his homeland and, after many hours analysing Google Earth, armed only with the images etched into his memories as a 5 year old, he managed to recognise his home town - and track down his mother. Their reunion in 2012 made headlines across the world, and his full story is recounted in his #1 international bestselling autobiography, ‘A Long Way Home’. The film, Lion, based on his autobiography was released in November 2016 and nominated for four Golden Globe and six Academy Awards. Café Design - update As most members of our school community would be aware, a proposal is being developed to transition our school cafeteria into a space that better reflects the CBD environment in which we work and learn, and to maximise the use of the space on Level 4. The brief; an inner-city café that permits functionality for the various activities required of this space, and to St George’s Anglican Grammar School Newsletter
Friday 10 May 2019 - welcome to Edition 6 of the SGAGS School newsletter for 2019. We hope you enjoy reading.