Around the Schools

A time for giving

For the past 27 years, the Hobart’s ABC Giving Tree raises money and gathers gifts for those in need across the state and brightens their festive season.

At the official launch of Tasmania’s biggest Christmas charity on Friday 27 December, the Years 7 & 8 Choir from Mount Carmel College sang two songs beautifully under the instruction of Madelena Andersen Ward. The Choir sang Hold Back the River by James Bay to welcome both invitees to the launch and those listening live on ABC radio. Then once the lights had been officially switched on, the choir performed again.



Christmas Card Competition Winner

Congratulations to Charlotte from Stella Maris Catholic School! Charlotte’s artwork has been chosen from many creative entries to feature on the Tasmanian Catholic Education Office Christmas Card for 2015. Charlotte also received a framed copy of her artwork and a voucher to purchase art supplies. 


VET Teacher of the Year

Guilford Young College Hospitality teacher Stephen Lunn was recently named Tasmania’s VET Teacher of the Year at the Tasmanian Training Awards presentation, the second such award Mr Lunn has received. Mr Lunn, who teaches on both the Hobart and Glenorchy campuses, sets the bar high for his students and models for them the rewards of attention to detail, the benefits of planning and working hard as part of a team.