Melbourne Girls' College Alumni Board - President
LLB (Hons) B.Comm.
Suzie Rule joined Melbourne Girls’ College when it was established in 1994 with an enrolment of approximately 300 students. She was heavily involved in extracurricular activities and was nominated by the then College Principal, Jan Parkes for the Young Australian of the Year Award in the sports category for her achievements in sport and contribution to the school sports program. She also served as the College Sports Captain and graduated in 1999, achieving a score placing her in the top 3% of the State. Suzie then went on to successfully complete a double degree in law and commerce at Deakin University and was actively involved in the Deakin Law Students’ Society. Suzie has been practising law for 10 years and appears and advises in all major jurisdictions on a wide range of commercial matters including trade practices litigation, complex insolvency matters, contractual disputes, competition and consumer protection litigation, Corporations Act claims, banking and finance litigation, and employment disputes. She is a long distance runner and still maintains a strong network of alumni.
Melbourne Girls’ College Alumni Board - Vice President.
B.Ed (SEC)/ B. App.Sci (Human Movement)
Teacher at McKinnon Secondary College
Georgia attended Melbourne Girls’ College from 1997-2000. During her time at MGC, she was actively involved in the Air Cadets, the school music program (studying voice, piano and saxophone) and the sports program, representing the school at a state level in athletics and cross country as well as being a member of the rowing Senior 1st IV. She was on the Senior School Council and was College Sports Captain as well as being the recipient of the prestigious Pierre de Coubertin Award, Sports Person of the year, member of the Sports Team of the Year and also in her final year awarded the All Rounder Award of Excellence.
Georgia completed her double degree of Education (Secondary) and Applied Science (Human Movement) at Deakin University, where she was heavily involved in the sport and leadership programs. Georgia was awarded the highest level of award for her sporting achievements whilst at Deakin, and was also awarded the highest level of leadership for her work as a Deakin Ambassador, host leader and student association member.
After University, Georgia travelled Europe, settling in England for six years where she met her partner Ben. During her time in England, Georgia became Head of Girls PE and Assistant Head of PE and Sport at ‘The Leigh Technology Academy’, teaching year 7-12 Physical Education.
Whilst in England, Georgia was selected to play netball for the Hertfordshire Mavericks in the United Kingdom's top elite netball league (the UK’s version of the ANZ). During her time playing for Mavericks she was awarded the “Coaches Player of the Year” and the “Player Who Contributed Most to the Club”. She was also asked to captain the Mavericks in training games against the National England Team, and invited to train with the England National Team Midcourt. Mavericks won the Superleague and came Runners-Up whilst Georgia played for them, making them, during her time, the most successful netball team in the United Kingdom.
Upon returning to Australia, Georgia began working in her current position at McKinnon Secondary College, teaching VCE Physical Education and Health and Human Development and Junior Science. She has initiated and coordinates the House Cup competition and the annual Year 10 Girls Day, focusing on feminism and femininity in the 21st Century, and also coordinates the 24/7-relay event, a biennial relay event in which over 1,200 staff and students race one another over a 24 hours period, whilst raising in excess of $45,000 for charity.