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Past Pupil and Son Legacy Breakfast
Sixty years on from our humble beginning, our school community is the largest it’s been in our history. Trends of sons of past students has never been as strong as we stand today.
Last Thursday, 14 September, we took the time to shine a light on the legacy that stands among our current families. We took a moment to reflect on the reasons why our families return, the values that resonate through generations and why it feels like home.
Past pupils and families had the privilege of listening to Stan Alves host our inaugural Past Pupil and Son Legacy Breakfast, where he highlighted the value of family tradition and the importance of relationships.
As coach of the St Kilda Football Club from 1994 to 1998, Stan took the club to their first Grand Final appearance in 31 years, earning himself the 1997 AFL Coach of the Year Award. As a well-known media personality, entrepreneur and successful businessman, having been Company Director of his own firm, Verified Financial Planning Pty Ltd, he also understands what it takes to create a successful culture and sense of tradition within an organisation.
Raw, honest and relatable, Stan Alves and his poignant story made our inaugural Past Pupil and Son Legacy Breakfast a moment where we all reflected on our closest relationships, the ones that give us most meaning and purpose; our families.
A genuine thank you to the staff who made the event come to life; Nikita Rodrigues (Publications and Communications), Michelle Collins (Administration Support Officer – Leadership Team), Leah Karam (Administration Support Officer), Johnathon Stevens (Art Department), IT, Maintenance – and to the families and staff who attended the morning – making it the success it was.
Ms Suzie McErvale
Head of Development and Marketing