Penrhos Community News

8 March 2019

From the Principal

Meg Melville

Friday, 8 March is International Women’s Day and Penrhos College is celebrating this day by drawing on the experiences of three of our truly inspirational Alumni.

Secondary School Assembly has embraced this day with Alumni guest speakers Aleesha Kumar (2013) and Shakeeta Kumar (2016), to address the students. Aleesha is the CEO and founder of the LOVE Foundation, which has been formed to fight poverty through the arts. The Foundation unearths the creativity of local artists in South East Asia, empowering these artists to financial independence to counter poverty.

There will also be a celebratory lunch for parents and their guests with inspirational Alumna Prue Hawkins (1998), Director of Empire Barristers and Solicitors, who brings a wealth of experience in the community legal sector including domestic violence, family law and disability discrimination, as our guest speaker. We are very much looking forward to hearing from Prue, given her own experience with disability discrimination.

Shave for a Cure

Be sure to keep lunchtime on Monday, 18 March free. This year’s Shave for a Cure is fast approaching. We have 12 brave young women shaving or cutting their hair during lunchtime in the Margaret Way Courtyard, so if you are interested in donating a gold coin or two to Zoe Dick and the 2019 Shave for a Cure Team, those participating will be most appreciative of your support. The Team has set a target of $20,000.

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The Year 12s will also have donation boxes available in the Margaret Way Courtyard for you to place your gold coins in on the day.

A huge thank you to the students and staff participating for this incredibly worthy cause.

Gender and Sexual Diversity Policy

In accordance with the Department for Education and Child Development Policy supporting same sex attracted, intersex and gender diverse students, Penrhos College recognises its responsibility in supporting all children and young people’s equal opportunities to optimum learning and wellbeing outcomes, regardless of sexual orientation, intersex status, gender identity or gender expression.

Please take the time to read our policy: Gender and Sexual Diversity Policy

Earlier this year, our staff were all provided with professional learning in the space of gender and sexual diversity to ensure a clear understanding and acceptance of this in relation to students at Penrhos College.

Meg Melville

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