Art & Technology Exhibition 2017

The Art & Technology Exhibition (incorporating the fabulous student fashion parade) is this year on Friday 20th October at 7:00pm. It’s a free entry, so mark it in your diaries now – its always a great event.

Anne Ferguson – Chief of Justice

Congratulations to a Killester College alumni member, Anne Ferguson, who graduated with the class of 1977.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Matilda Boseley” – The Age.

When Anne Ferguson began practicing law, not one woman was serving on the bench of the Supreme Court.

Now, the former commercial solicitor and Appeal Court Justice will be the state’s next chief justice.

Appeals Court judge Anne Ferguson will be Victoria’s next Supreme Court chief justice.

Victoria made history when it became the first state to appoint a female chief justice, Marilyn Warren, in 2003.

It is leading the way again with the announcement that Justice Ferguson will be the second.

Chief Justice Warren announced earlier this year that she would step down in September.

When Justice Ferguson began practicing law in 1984, the appointment of the first female Supreme Court justice was still 12 years away.

As a solicitor, Justice Ferguson worked on many high-profile cases and was appointed to the Supreme Court in 2010, making her the first female solicitor to be appointed directly as a Supreme Court judge.

 

Since 2014 she has sat on the bench of the Court of Appeal.

Justice Ferguson will be Victoria’s 12th chief justice and the first solicitor to hold the position.

She will start work in early October.

“Justice Ferguson is widely respected in the Victorian legal profession and by her judicial colleagues for her intellect, leadership and extensive knowledge of the law,” Attorney-General Martin Pakula said.

“[She] has a legal career spanning more than three decades and has a wealth of experience working as a judge of the Court of Appeal and as a leading solicitor. I congratulate her on this appointment.”

 

Beanies For Brain Cancer Day

On Monday the 14th of August, Killester College held a Beanie Day to raise awareness and funds for Brain Cancer. Students were able to wear a beanie to and from school, and in classes, and were invited to donate a gold coin towards the chosen charity. At lunchtime a BBQ was held, where soft drinks, sausages and veggie burgers were sold.

The foundation we were supporting was the Cure Brain Cancer Foundation, which is an organisation for brain cancer research, advocacy and awareness in Australia. The money we donated to this charity will go towards research.

It was a colourful array of beanies on the school yard as the girls waited for their sausages and veggie burgers The weather was a perfect sunny 19 degrees, although not the best weather for wearing beanies, it was perfect weather for a BBQ.

The school raised $3200 for the charity. The organiser, Mrs Emma Sadler, the PE and Health Curriculum Leader, said she was overwhelmed by the generous support from the College community and was totally appreciative of everyone’s efforts.

MULTI Cultural Dinner 2017

Come one. come all… to the inaugural Killester College Multicultural Dinner.
It is FREE! and there will be a multicultural smorgasbord and entertainment.
BYO alcohol, drinks and glasses.

Tickets can be purchased via https://www.trybooking.com/281284

When?

Saturday 16th September beginning at 7.00pm

Where?

Kennedy Hall Killester College

Lucy Paterson – View From The Inside

 

In 2016, while she was in Year 10, Lucy Paterson took out first place in the Australian Children’s Music Foundation’s national song writing contest. Lucy recorded her song “View From The Inside” earlier in the year and released it on iTunes.

As winner of the year 9/10 category, Lucy was awarded a substantial cash prize which will go towards recording some more of her original songs.

A passionate musician, Lucy completed her grade 8 on violin in the same year, as well as playing the lead role in Killester’s production of “Annie.”  Lucy is currently studying VCE music performance and planning to become a music therapist.