In Year 12, Ava had an extremely diverse year. Ava was part of the senior musical, played Senior Tennis, worked at a fish and chip shop two days a week and undertook a unique mix of subjects: English, Mathematical Methods, French, Chemistry and Studio Arts (Mixed Media).
This year, Daphne studied Art, Global Politics, Italian, Literature (where she got a perfect score of 50) and Mathematical Methods, as well as being Sarum Co-Captain, performing in the Years 10-12 musical, playing basketball (Daphne was selected for the ACS All Stars team) and acting as a student wellbeing leader.
This year, our Dux of the School was Tanat Tippinyu with a fantastic score of 99.80. Tanat studied Japanese, Physics, English, Specialist Mathematics and Chemistry, where he achieved a perfect score of 50. Tanat also achieved a perfect score of 50 in Mathematical Methods last year when he was in Year 11.
We’re pleased to say that in October, Old Michaelian (1984) and current St Michael’s parent, Michelle Gallaher, was awarded 2017 Telstra Victorian Business Woman of the Year, as well as receiving the Entrepreneur Award.
Mrs Jessica Crosby (OM 1952) has been involved with St Michael’s her whole life – as a student, teacher and parent. Jess is a regular attendee of the archives workshops and is the keeper of St Michael’s stories and memories.
We thank her for all that she has done, is still doing and also for so generously sharing memories of her St Michael’s journey, it’s an exceptional story.
Tonight we gather to commemorate the 2017 school year at St Michael’s, the 123rd year in the School’s history, and my 18th and final year as Head. Once again, we assemble here in the beauty and splendour of Hamer Hall to celebrate an extraordinary range of student achievement and attainment across a host of areas of learning: from mathematics to performing arts; sport to literature; outdoor education to the humanities; leadership to languages; science to citizenship. Tonight we witness and celebrate the quality and excellence of our students’ successes in 2017 and pause to acknowledge all that it means to be part of the St Michael’s Grammar School community.
At the beginning of Term 4 our Year 4 students were given a STEM challenge, which was an opportunity to explore the science of force and motion, and how to use design thinking to produce a solution to a specified problem. The challenge was actioned by St Michael's 'Space Agency' Commanders (and Year 4 teachers), Mr Daniel Zito, Miss Claudia McArthur and Mrs Kirsten James across four planets; Mars, Venus, Jupiter and Pluto.
We’re pleased to share the news that following his final year as Head of St Michael’s Grammar School, Mr Simon Gipson will be joining Australian not-for-profit organisation, The Song Room, as their new CEO commencing February 2018.