Senior School

Year 9 Great Ocean Walk

Last week, the Year 9 students completed a five day trek along the Great Ocean Walk. This is designed to be a challenging, yet achievable experience for students. Students planned and prepared their own meals and carried their equipment while hiking through amazing coastal scenery. This five-day camp counts towards the Adventurous Journey for their Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award. Well done to all involved.


Ally Robinson

Senior School Teacher

Year 11/12 Melbourne Trip

Our Year 11 and 12 students spent two days in Melbourne on Monday 27th and Tuesday 28th February. It was a very early start, leaving King’s College at 4.30am to be at the Leadership Conference by 9am.


Our first day was spent at a leadership conference run by YLAA (Youth Leadership Australia Academy), focusing on the importance of ‘owning your story’. This included not allowing others to discourage you from your goals, as well as helping to advocate for those you lead in enabling them to reach their goals. Following the conference, students were given some free time to explore the city in small groups, navigating their way around the city. This included, for some, navigating trams and for others just lots of walking. We met together for dinner on South Wharf and gelato on Southbank.

On Tuesday we were introduced to the corporate world with a tour of the Mirvac office on Southbank and a talk by Teresa Giuffrida, the General Manager for Innovation, Culture and Capability. Teresa shared her story with students and spoke of the many different roles available to people in a company such as Mirvac. The students were particularly impressed with the amazing office spaces and views. Following our time at Mirvac, we travelled to Deakin University in Waurn Ponds for a tour of the campus, an introduction to courses offered by Deakin and a look into Residential life. It was great to have a past student, Caleb McNaughton (a current Residential Assistant at Deakin) join us for this tour.

A big thank you to the students for the way you all conducted yourselves in the various venues we were visiting and for being patient when certain drivers missed turns and had to do big loops of the city, or found themselves on the wrong road.


Kath Haworth

Assistant Head of Senior School