Pixel Prize winner 2017 Christina Nathan

The Pixel Prize is a photographic competition for secondary school students held by the Australian Catholic University. This year’s theme was ‘Empathy’ encouraging students to look beyond themselves and take a photo that challenges the viewer to see a different point of view. Killester submitted 42 entries, with 38 shortlisted and one major winner. On Thursday the 16th of November ACU hosted the gallery opening with all the shortlisted entries on display. At the event and the winners were announced. We are very pleased to announce the winner for best composition on the theme 2017 is Christina Nathan from year 10. Christina and her family were present to receive the prestigious award.

Christina’s photo was titled ‘Trapped’ it shows a girl looking out and possibly feeling like she’s trapped behind the fence, and wants to escape. Congratulations to all the students who entered and to Christina for her winning photo.

Mrs Miha

 

Arts and Technology Exhibition 2017

The evening concluded with an exciting Fashion parade featuring garments made by the Year 12 Fashion students. On behalf of the Arts and Technology departments we would like to say thank you our curriculum teams and to the many staff and the maintenance team who helped with set up and displays. Also to parents, students and friends for an amazing attendance which contributed to the shows success.

 

 

Brigidine Day 2017

On the last day of Term 3, in glorious sunshine, Killester celebrated Brigidine Day. The focus of Brigidine Day is to come together as a school community to celebrate our foundations, fundraise and, of course, to have fun. We began the day with a school liturgy to reflect on our history, foundations and the story of St Brigid. The theme of this year’s Brigidine day was “Around the World in One Day”. Each year level dressed in costumes representing a different world region:

 Africa – Yr 7

Antarctica – Yr 8

Asia – Yr 9

The Americas (Nth and Sth) – Yr 10

Australia/Pacific – Yr 11

Europe – Yr 12

 

Multi – Cultural Night Photos

Thanks to all the Killester girls, parents and staff who cooked, entertained and came in Cultural dress

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.