senior school award ceremony….
I graduated from Ballarat Clarendon College in 2008 with an ENTER (final year) score of 98.85 (highest ranking is 99.95) and a Premier’s Award for my study score of 50 (perfect score) in Geography. I am a strong believer in making the most of your time at school and so I was Visual Arts Leader during Year 12 and was awarded Subject Prizes in Literature, Geography and Art as well as the Principal’s Special Prize.find out more
from Head of Music…
In grade 6, my aspiration was to be the principal clarinettist of the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Fast forward six years, and I was a graduate of Ballarat Clarendon College, and on a walk around Lake Wendouree with my now husband. I was carefully breaking the news that I was planning to travel the world as a professional musician and that we should go our separate ways.find out more
Emotion is a mysterious thing!! One can have “steely resolve” and character and look to resist all efforts to be emotional and then all of a sudden this mysterious feeling hits you and hits you hard. If I asked my 144 Year 12 students last week whether they wanted to be emotional in front of 750 people, I know what they would say – “No way, and I will be able to hold it together.”find out more
from the Chaplain…
Did the wrong people have the balloons?find out more
Teaching through the decades….
I began teaching in 1970. Do the sums and you will soon realise that I should be put out to pasture soon, if not sent to a taxidermist. I was educated in the UK and much to my parents chagrin I failed the 11+, as it was known in those days. My father didn’t recognise my existence for at least a month. I was a certainty for the local Grammar School, but on the day of the exam I was so nervous, I just mucked it up.find out more