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Check out the Victorian Division video produced for National Boarding Week
On Monday 22 May, over 30 boarding staff from across the great state of Victoria representing over 15 schools made their way to Geelong Grammar School where Amanda Scott, Director of Student Wellbeing, hosted the ABSA (Vic Division) State Symposium.
The Symposium featured two keynote addresses: Richard Stokes enlightened us with the “How, what, when & why of Boarding Standards”. In his usual inimitable style, Richard made sure we were working by splitting us into smaller groups to discuss our own schools’ responses to Boarding Standards. After lunch, we were fortunate to have Jing Cao, the Director of Chinese language & Cultural Advice based in Adelaide, give us some very useful advice about “How to best work with International Students in Boarding”.
In between the keynote addresses, we enjoyed the opportunity to explore the boarding offerings at two co-ed boarding schools: Geelong Grammar and Avalon College, an English language school just a short bus ride away.
As usual, one of the many highlights of the day was the opportunity to swap notes & share stories with like-minded colleagues from across the state.
The Amazing Race (thanks to Mark Brady from Melbourne Grammar)