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Principal’s Report

Celebrating the Langley Legacy

Brigadier George Furner Langley, CBE, DSO, ED (1 May 1891 – 24 August 1971)

MHS 1906 – 1907

Principal 1949 – 1956

Brigadier Langley retired on May 1, 1956. It was the practice of the Education Department at that time for teachers to retire on their 65th birthday. On his final day, an assembly was held, and the guests included the then Governor of Victoria, Sir Dallas Brooks. The Governor declared by Vice-Regal decree that from that day forward, the school would start an hour later in honour of his service to education and military service.

Brigadier Langley served in both world wars and was on the front line at Gallipoli. He is remembered for his incredible bravery, mateship and sacrifice.

A special assembly was held this week for the Year 9’s to acquaint them with the Langley Legacy. Each Year 9 was also given a copy of a book containing some of Brigadier Langley’s ANZAC letters. The book’s editor was Alan Gregory the school historian who sadly passed away last month on April 28th.

A special guest at the assembly was Mr Lindsay Fox. Mr Fox was a student during the Langley era. After the assembly, Mr Fox had morning tea with the Year 9 Form Captains (below) and shared some of his fond memories of ‘The Brig’ with them.

Entrepreneurship Forum

This week we held another successful forum. The forum provided all Year 10 Economics and Business students with yet another excellent opportunity to build their entrepreneurship, business and leadership skills.

MHS Mac Rob Jazz Night

This week we had the opportunity to showcase our combined schools’ musical talent in a Jazz Night. As always, the music was incredible. A heartfelt thanks to all involved including staff, students, and families. A special mention to Friends of Music (FOM) who ran a small refreshment stand. Through fundraising activities such as this, FOM provides funds to purchase instruments and support school music events. Music plays an important part in our school curriculum and ensures our students are well-rounded, have a love and appreciation for the Arts and develop their creative capabilities.

Members of our Unicorns Photography Club were on hand that night and provided some great photographs of the night. I share a selection of them here.

Photos by Abyaz Shams, Arhan Busam, Siddhu Potturi, and Riyyan Tauheed.

Pippin Rehearsals and save the date, Opening Night is Thursday 9 May

The Combined Mac Rob MHS School Musical opens May 9th. Many hours of rehearsals have already been undertaken and this again is a showcase of the amazing talent across our staff, students, and families (thank you to the alumni who have also lent a hand).

This year’s production is the Broadway musical Pippin. It was first performed in 1984 and we will have several of the alumni who performed 40 years ago with us on opening night.

Pippin, a play within a play recounts the story of a young man at a crossroad in his life. Does he follow in the footsteps of his successful and powerful father? Or does he head out on his own, to find his own ‘corner of the sky?’

The story is told by a travelling troupe of actors and acrobats, directed by the mysterious Leading Player. Like a vaudeville performance, the players both act out the story and speak directly to the audience.

We look forward to seeing you at one of the shows. Information on how to obtain tickets is available here.

Dr Tony Mordini