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Rotary District 9820

Last weekend, Rotary International District 9820 held its annual conference at Nossal High School. The conference which was held over 2 days consisting of a ground breaking live stream event for over 3000 Rotarians located across Victoria. The live stream had many Rotarians from overseas join as the Virtual Victoria was stream out of Nossal High School theatre on both Saturday & Sunday mornings.


As recent restrictions on social gatherings had eased , it was decided to hold a small in person event on the Saturday afternoon and evening . It was a wonderful opportunity to celebrate being together as it was the first time in over 12 months that Rotarians from across the District had been together in person.


District Governor Mark Humphries, ICT manager at Nossal High School was keen to showcase the talents of the Nossal students. Mark approached Ms Clair Budd, music co-ordinator, to see if the music and dance students would be interested in performing at the evening dinner.


Ms Claire Budd enthusiastically said yes! and a performance plan was put in place.


Mark also approached Mr Chattrath, system engineering to see if some table decorations could be created.


Mr Chattrath designed and produced some amazing table decorations utilising 3D printer, laser cutting and laser etching. The decorations were a huge success and became highly sort after souvenirs as guests were delighted with the design. By night’s end every table decoration was taken.


Music for the evening was amazing, the Jazz combo, string quintet, string orchestra all performed. There were also 2 solo performances by Hans Teh playing cello and Janice Lim on the violin. Both received standing ovations.


After all the musical numbers were played, the schools Bollywood dancers entertained the audience. Everyone was in awe of the energy and performance.


Once all the entertainment was concluded a spontaneous standing ovation occurred.


It is such a privilege to work at Nossal and have the ability to showcase the talents of the Nossal students to the greater community. It was my privileged to present the Nossal Music and Dance department a cheque for $1000.00


Rotary wish to thank Mr Page and Ms Budd for allowing our students to perform at the Rotary International District 9820 conference.


Mark Humphries

District Governor

Rotary International District 9820



The Australian Army Cadets

Over the holidays Vijay Ganesh (0X3) completed the Australian Army Cadets Adventure Training Award. The Adventure Training Award is designed as the most physically challenging and demanding set of activities in which Cadets can participate during their years in the Australian Army Cadets. 











Since 2009 the Adventure Training Award has been conducted as a national event at Majura training area, Canberra. The reward, should the cadets successfully complete the six day assessment, is the prized “boomerang and torch” Adventure Training Award badge, the highest accolade they can wear on their uniform. Some of the challenges that were faced by these cadets include watermanship, roping, survival and navigating by day and night in the wilderness.


Congratulations to Vijay for achieving this significant award.

Rian Labrooy

Science Teacher


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