A community that is committed to social impact and community service –
Professor Brett Sutton AO, 2024 Australia Day Award Recipient (MHS 1984-1986)
Australia Day Awards 2024
This year’s recipients include five Melbourne High School alumni. Each recipient is a great example of an ex-student who has used their skills and talents to serve and improve the lives of others.
Officer of the Order of Australia
Professor Brett Sutton, M.B., B.S., F.R.S.P.H., F.A.C.T.M., F.A.F.P.H.M., A.O.
Awarded Officer of the Order of Australia, for distinguished service to the people of Victoria through public health administration and governance, and to medicine.
Member of the Order of Australia
Adrian Laird Polglase, M.B., M.S., F.R.A.C.S., F.R.C.S., F.R.C.S.Ed., F.A.C.S., A.M.
Awarded Member of the Order of Australia, for significant service to medicine as a surgeon, researcher, and educator.
Medal of the Order of Australia
Peter Stephen Gaspar, O.A.M.
Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia, for service to the Jewish community of Victoria.
David Philip McCabe, O.A.M.
Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia, for service to the community of Wangaratta.
Peter Thornton Murray, O.A.M.
Awarded Medal of the Order of Australia, for service to the community of Canberra.
A more detailed description of the award recipients and their community service is outlined in a separate news item here.
Next week’s events.
- Swimming Carnival – Monday February 12
Students have been given specific details about the event. They will go directly to the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre (MSAC) on Monday. Students are expected to be in their full summer uniform (minus the blazer).
- Millgrove camp
Tuesday February 13 to Friday February 16 – Year 9 L
- Year 11 and 12 Parent Information Night
Tuesday February 13 at 6:30pm
- International Baccalaureate Information Session
Tuesday February 13 at 5:00pm
Annual privacy reminder
This information is also available in ten community languages:
This week several staff and students have tested positive for COVID 19. The Department of Education policy recommends that staff members, students or visitors who have symptoms of cold, influenza or COVID-19 undergo testing for COVID-19. Parents of symptomatic students will be asked to collect their child from school and keep them home until they are no longer symptomatic.
Celebrating our cultural heritage.
Last Sunday I was invited to a Sri Lankan community event hosted by the Consul General of Sri Lanka, Mr Sandith Samarasinghe. The event marking the 76th year of independence was also an opportunity to recognise high achieving students from the Sri Lankan community. Congratulations to Ravine Witanachchi, Damketh Habaragamuwa and Jineth Tissera (Class of 2023).
Today marks the beginning of the Lunar New Year. This is a significant cultural event for many of our families including those from China, Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Enjoy the festivities.
Dr Tony Mordini
- Railway Interest Group Phillip Island Trip
- Friends of Music AGM & New Member Welcome Day
- Student Wellbeing and Support
- Order of Australia Honours
- Second Hand Uniform Shop: The SHUS is open in the Dining Hall at lunchtime every Friday in term 1 for sales. The SHUS is also currently looking for new volunteers to help out each week. If you would like to join the team please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Canteen: The canteen is open every day except Thursday.
- 26 February: Year 10 Father-Son Night