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Bacchus Marsh Grammar e-News
Issue 32  |  27 October 2016
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Australia has long historic and social links with the Indian sub – continent. These have in recent years been enhanced by an increasing array of personal relationships as families from Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka migrate to Australia. Individuals with family backgrounds from these countries make up and increasing component of the School population.

It is therefore a great pleasure to announce two Indian related successes by the school community in the last week.

Li Richardson a long standing member of staff has been successful in gaining an Australia – India BRIDGE School Partnerships Project award. This will see Li complete a teacher exchange in India. The aim of the program is to help develop links between schools and our hope is that Li’s involvement in the program will further enhance our relationship with particular schools in India.

The Year 6 cohort participated in the Indian Essay Writing Competition which involved students writing an in depth essay focusing on the multicultural links between Australia and India. It is also with great pleasure that I can inform the community that Eloise Driver won first prize in the competition which carried with it a trip to India with a member of her family. The School as the institution with the most number of submissions in the competition has also been awarded access to the AFL leadership program for a group of our students. I would like to congratulate Eloise and all those who entered this significant competition.

Global citizenship is an important component of the toolkit for anyone who is to be successful in the next 50 years. It is wonderful to see our school having success in developing young people who are attuned to this need. Again well done Li and Eloise.

Congratulations are also to be extended to the 2017 School Leaders. Selection for leadership is a long process and I congratulate all those who put themselves forward for positions. A full list of leadership positions is included in Mr Richardson’s section of the newsletter.

OLD UNIFORM ITEMS

The School realises that a number of families will still have serviceable uniform items with the old school logo on them.  It has and is making arrangements for any items that fit into this category to be distributed to Third World Schools supported by the School community; including an orphanage in Vietnam that our Grade 6 students visit.

If you have any such items I would request that clean items are bagged and brought to the Main Administration Office and we will organise a good home for them.

I remind parents that pockets with the new logo are available from the Uniform Shop, meaning that blazers can be rejuvenated.

Andrew A Neal
Principal

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