Friday September 7th saw us invited to the launch of the Northern Bay Challenge hosted by Perpetual Trustees to raise 10 plus million dollars to provide health and education interventions to Postcode 3214 youngsters from birth until they start kindergarten, and another program to raise funds to provide scholarships to disadvantaged students.
As a Skyline partner school we have provided 10 bursaries since 2017 for gifted and talented Northern Bay students from low socio-economic backgrounds. It was inspiring to listen to Janine Kirk CEO from the Prince’s Trust and senior school Principal Ken Massari who talked about lifting parents and students expectations. Three year 12 Skyliners - Gypsy, Rocky and Kristian participated in the launch with Rocky giving her account of being a 3214 student followed by former student and lawyer Emma Henderson from Legal Aid Victoria and Principal Fred Clark who talked about the ten pillars behind the NBC. All in all a wonderful event!