Issue 2
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2021

Culture at MGGS

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Welcome

Introduction

Melbourne Girls Grammar’s culture is embedded in our DNA - it shapes who we are, what we do, what we accept as normal, appreciate and give importance to. It is defined and nurtured by our four core values – compassion, integrity, self-discipline and courage – and is lived out in many ways across the School community every day.

Our culture is deeply entrenched in our long history but still allows us to be innovative, progressive, contemporary and independent. It is the inner strength that guides us in our mission of creating empowered and ethical women of action.  

This edition of IE is different to our regular format for this publication, where members of our community would put their thoughts forward through original pieces. Knowing of all the additional constraints and workload put on our staff with lockdowns this year, we made the conscious decision to remove some pressure from them and to mainly use interviews to get their point of view across.  

The editorial team for this special edition of IE comprised: Robyn McCutchan, Executive Director, Marketing and Community Engagement, Andreanne Boileau, Marketing Manager, and Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Media Co-ordinator, who has undertaken the extraordinary task of interviewing our MGGS staff to get their take on the School’s unique culture.

 We hope you enjoy hearing the many voices that make up the MGGS community.

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Principal's Address

From the Principal

Dr Toni E. Meath — Principal
Written By Dr Toni E. Meath — Principal
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Principal's Address

From the Principal

Written by Dr Toni E. Meath — Principal
Dr Toni E. Meath — Principal
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From the Chair

From the Chair

Compiled by Mark Burgess — Chair of Council
Written By Mark Burgess — Chair of Council
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From the Chair

From the Chair

Written by Mark Burgess — Chair of Council
Compiled by Mark Burgess — Chair of Council
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School Culture

Passing on the Baton

An interview with Lynn Broadway, Deputy Principal — written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Media Co-ordinator
Written By Lynn Broadway, Deputy Principal — written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Media Co-ordinator
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School Culture

Passing on the Baton

Written by Lynn Broadway, Deputy Principal — written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Media Co-ordinator
An interview with Lynn Broadway, Deputy Principal — written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Media Co-ordinator
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Mathematics

Subtracting the Barriers

An interview with Robin Dunn, Head of Mathematics — written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Media Co-ordinator
Written By Robin Dunn, Head of Mathematics — written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Media Co-ordinator
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Mathematics

Subtracting the Barriers

Written by Robin Dunn, Head of Mathematics — written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Media Co-ordinator
An interview with Robin Dunn, Head of Mathematics — written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Media Co-ordinator
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Students

Stories We Tell

Laura Duong — Year 9 student
Written By Laura Duong — Year 9 student
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Students

Stories We Tell

Written by Laura Duong — Year 9 student
Laura Duong — Year 9 student
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Arts

A Celebration of Creative Expression

An interview with Elaine Goodridge, Head of Art, Elizabeth du Blêt, Head of Music and Victoria Page, Head of Drama — written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Co-ordinator
Written By Elaine Goodridge, Head of Art, Elizabeth du Blêt, Head of Music and Victoria Page, Head of Drama — written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Co-ordinator
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Arts

A Celebration of Creative Expression

Written by Elaine Goodridge, Head of Art, Elizabeth du Blêt, Head of Music and Victoria Page, Head of Drama — written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Co-ordinator
An interview with Elaine Goodridge, Head of Art, Elizabeth du Blêt, Head of Music and Victoria Page, Head of Drama — written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Co-ordinator
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Indigenous Culture

Country, Culture and Connections

An interview with Sheryle Allan, Indigenous Student Co-ordinator, and Kylie Colquhoun, Year 8 and Arnhem Land Journey Co-ordinator — Written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Media Co-ordinator
Written By Sheryle Allan, Indigenous Student Co-ordinator, and Kylie Colquhoun, Year 8 and Arnhem Land Journey Co-ordinator — Written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Media Co-ordinator
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Indigenous Culture

Country, Culture and Connections

Written by Sheryle Allan, Indigenous Student Co-ordinator, and Kylie Colquhoun, Year 8 and Arnhem Land Journey Co-ordinator — Written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Media Co-ordinator
An interview with Sheryle Allan, Indigenous Student Co-ordinator, and Kylie Colquhoun, Year 8 and Arnhem Land Journey Co-ordinator — Written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Media Co-ordinator
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The History of Boarding at MGGS

Living a Culture Through the Ages

Written by Pip O'Connor (Farrer, 1965) — School Historian
Written By Pip O'Connor (Farrer, 1965) — School Historian
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The History of Boarding at MGGS

Living a Culture Through the Ages

Written by Pip O'Connor (Farrer, 1965) — School Historian
Written by Pip O'Connor (Farrer, 1965) — School Historian
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Parents Association

Multi-layered Connection

Compiled by Tammy Read — President, Parents Association
Written By Tammy Read — President, Parents Association
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Parents Association

Multi-layered Connection

Written by Tammy Read — President, Parents Association
Compiled by Tammy Read — President, Parents Association
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Artemis

The Culture of Sport

An interview with Sally Bailey, Executive Director, Artemis Programs, Anthony Bruhn, Head of Sport and Coaching, Ruby Jones and Chloe Waddell, 2022 Sport Co-Captains — written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Media Co-ordinator
Written By Sally Bailey, Executive Director, Artemis Programs, Anthony Bruhn, Head of Sport and Coaching, Ruby Jones and Chloe Waddell, 2022 Sport Co-Captains — written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Media Co-ordinator
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Artemis

The Culture of Sport

Written by Sally Bailey, Executive Director, Artemis Programs, Anthony Bruhn, Head of Sport and Coaching, Ruby Jones and Chloe Waddell, 2022 Sport Co-Captains — written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Media Co-ordinator
An interview with Sally Bailey, Executive Director, Artemis Programs, Anthony Bruhn, Head of Sport and Coaching, Ruby Jones and Chloe Waddell, 2022 Sport Co-Captains — written by Sean Hardeman, Content and Social Media Co-ordinator
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Old Grammarians

The Cultural Legacy

Compiled by Marketing and Community Engagement Office — Melbourne Girls Grammar
Written By Marketing and Community Engagement Office — Melbourne Girls Grammar
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Old Grammarians

The Cultural Legacy

Written by Marketing and Community Engagement Office — Melbourne Girls Grammar
Compiled by Marketing and Community Engagement Office — Melbourne Girls Grammar
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Celebration and Announcements

Celebration and Announcements

Compiled by Marketing and Community Engagement Office — Melbourne Girls Grammar
Written By Marketing and Community Engagement Office — Melbourne Girls Grammar
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Celebration and Announcements

Celebration and Announcements

Written by Marketing and Community Engagement Office — Melbourne Girls Grammar
Compiled by Marketing and Community Engagement Office — Melbourne Girls Grammar
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Philanthropy

The Culture of Giving

Compiled by Marketing and Community Engagement Team — Melbourne Girls Grammar
Written By Marketing and Community Engagement Team — Melbourne Girls Grammar
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Philanthropy

The Culture of Giving

Written by Marketing and Community Engagement Team — Melbourne Girls Grammar
Compiled by Marketing and Community Engagement Team — Melbourne Girls Grammar
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