A former student inspires Austin House

8 October 2015

Former ACK student and Paralympian Ahmed Kelly (pictured with us) talked to Austin students last term. Ahmed, who is preparing for Rio next year, spoke about his journey and how he has overcome challenges to achieve his goal of swimming for Australia.  He emphasised the importance of never giving up while working towards your goals. Students chatted with him during afternoon tea. Ahmed is an inspiration. 

There was a focus on fundraising in third term for our Marist charity in Bangladesh. A coin line raised $600 and an afternoon tea was held. It was fantastic to see so many students willing to help and give to those in need.

Through both fundraisers, Austin students and families generously donated money to help children in Bangladesh's tea farming district go to school.  Your generous donations help the school buy beds, desks, chairs and resources. Thank you.

Students participated in a variety of key events including Assumption Day and the Assumption-Sacred Heart Exchange. Thank you to the students and staff who helped at the Assumption Day mini-fete and our hot chips stall, where over 200kg were sold, and make over the teacher and  bust the balloon attractions and table tennis competition. It's a great day of celebration which ended with a concert. It was wonderful to see Austin students performing in musical and dance pieces. [Jarrod was an MC and kept everyone entertained.]  congratulations and well done.

The next day ACK hosted the annual exchange with Sacred Heart. Austin students were well represented in music, debating and sport.  During the weekend students got to know the visitors and displayed their many and varied talents, while making friends and forging memories. 

Austin students proudly represented the college in AGSV teams that competed against the APS: Casey Adamson (netball), Sophie Atherden (soccer), Elana Atherden (hockey), and Jake O’Brien (football). Congratulations.

This term is busy as year 12s prepare for their final examinations, some start work and all prepare for their graduation. We wish them well for these important occasions.  Years 7 to 11 students are applying themselves to their studies and co-curricular activities, which include the junior production this term.

Jack Callaghan and Jarrod Lawson - House captains

Jessica Flavell - House Coordinator