Yesterday work commenced on our $1.1 million Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project. The project will see the Ashes Oval grounds upgraded to align with the historical significance of the site; complete with a traditional picket fence! Last Thursday, we were lucky enough to have former Australian Cricketer and former Coach of the Australian National Team, Darren Lehmann, join us as the guest speaker for our Father’s Day Breakfast. Afterwards, Darren joined Principal, Mark Brockhus, and Sports Captains, Olivia Cautley and Matthew McDonald, to turn the first soil of the project on the grounds of the original Ashes Oval. The project is scheduled for completed during Semester One, 2019.
Last Thursday we hosted a Twilight School Father's Day Breakfast in the College Mansion. Over eighty guessed joined us for what was a fantastic morning; a great way to start a work day! We were privledged to have Darren Lehmann, former Australian Cricketer and former Coach of the Australian National Team, attend as our special guest.
After a welcome address from our College Captains, Nick Fox and Amy Iskra, our guests were treated to a light hot breakfast of egg and bacon rolls, sausages, and home-made hash browns while they listened to music performed by Isaac Mckenzie, Ebony Carlin, and Finn Callinan, three of our talented Year 11 students. Once our guests had had a chance to eat their breakfast, the main event got underway with Sports Captains, Olivia Cautley and Matthew McDonald, inviting Darren onto the stage for a relaxed interview where they each took turns asking him questions about his career, life in the limelight, and what he has planned for his future.
Darren was a fantastic guest, he was happy to answer all the questions the students posed for him - and even opened questions up to the floor - before posing for photos and happily autographing memorabilia for members of the audience. We had some very excited cricket enthusiasts in the room who were very excited by the opportunity to meet and hear from Darren, but even for those who don't follow cricket, Darren's interview with the students was very fascinating and gave a look into the life of professional sportspeople. We are so grateful to Darren and Cricket Australia for attending our event and making it such a great morning for everyone in attendance.
See below for some photos from both the SOD Turning of the Ashes Oval project and the Father's Day Breakfast.
Read an update from Acting Principal, Mrs Angela Romano
An update from our Principal, Mr Mark Brockhus, as we prepare to commence the 2019 school year.
Cricket great, Darren Lehmann, visited last week as part of our Ashes Oval Redevelopment Project and our Father's Day Breakfast