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Victoria

Victoria

Victoria

Check the ABSA Calendar for all 2017 events.

 

2017 INFORMATION

At the Victorian AGM held at Trinity Grammar School, Kew in November 2016 the following Executive were nominated and elected for 2017:

  • Mike Silcock, Chair, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat
  • Michael Shaw, Melbourne Grammar School
  • Carolyn Matthews, The Geelong College
  • Chris Van Styn, Ballarat Grammar
  • Mark Brady, Melbourne Grammar School
  • Tamara Westwood, St Patrick's College, Ballarat
  • Jane Shone, Methodist Ladies College

Check out the Victorian Division video produced for National Boarding Week

 

State Symposium 2017

Geelong Grammar School

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.

    

    

    
    

Download Jing Cao's slideshow

Download Richard Stokes' slideshow


Some great activities to use in your boarding house (supplied by Victoria Heads of Boarding)

The Amazing Race (thanks to Mark Brady from Melbourne Grammar)

 

Division Annual Report at AGM, 2016

Photos from the AGM

 

 

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