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The Melbourne Extracurricular Summit

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Trinity Grammar School, Kew

40 Charles Street

Arnold Hall

Kew, VIC 3101

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An opportunity for high school students and parents to learn from leading organisation representatives to create enriching extracurriculars.

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When we hear the word, "Extracurriculars" in Australia, we often think of sport, music or a school activity such as debating.

While there is great value in these activities, there are so many more amazing extracurricular opportunities for students to discover!

These opportunities can help students deepen their learning, find their passion and influence their decisions and pathways for years to come.

The Extracurricular Summit is ideal for students in Year 7 and above. Students will learn from inspiring speakers, come away with practical tips to finding their passion and hear student case studies to help them rethink how they approach their current and future extracurricular activities all in time for the summer holidays!

SCHEDULE:

1.30PM: Arrival

1.45PM : An Introduction - Rethinking Extracurriculars

2PM-3PM: COMMUNITY IMPACT SUMMIT

  • The power of the student voice
  • Fundraising for a cause
  • Creating a lasting legacy

PANELISTS INCLUDE:

ABOUT BRIAN LEE:

Brian is a Year 11 student from Melbourne High School and an advocate for youth leadership. Brian's life experiences inspired him to become one of ten Young Ambassadors for UNICEF Australia, working to ensure rights for every child. He has also started initiatives to improve high school programming education and help students acquire practical life skills. Brian hopes to empower other students to be change-makers within their communities.

ABOUT MATT DEFINA:

Matt is a registered Psychologist, specialising in Organisational Psychology. This field has given Matt the knowledge, skills and experiences necessary to create organisations and community environments that allow people to thrive. Matt has worked in change management at PwC, built and facilitated crisis simulations at Business Olympian and coached the next generation of young Victorian hockey players. Matt is constantly finding ways to push himself and has Scuba dived around the world, trekked to Mount Everest Base Camp, completed a 10 Day Vipassana meditation retreat and is currently training for an Ironman.

ABOUT ASHLEIGH De SILVA:

Ashleigh De Silva is the Australian Regional Leader of Girl Up. Girl Up is a global movement of empowered young women leaders who defend gender equality. Ashleigh has been involved with Girl Up through High School and now into University. Whilst studying a double degree in Law and Advanced Economics, Ashleigh hopes to grow the Girl Up initiative throughout Australia in her role.

3PM-3.30PM: AFTERNOON TEA & IDEA BRAINSTORM

3.30PM-4.30PM: ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE SUMMIT

  • Developing your academic interests beyond the classroom
  • Finding inspiration and like-minded students
  • Competing on the world stage

PANELISTS INCLUDE:

ABOUT GWENNY WARNICK:

Musician turned curriculum writer turned software engineer, Gwenny Warnick, writes courses for award-winning start-up, MI Academy and coding camp curricula for Australian social enterprise, Code Like a Girl, while interning as a DevOps Engineer at NAB.

ABOUT JANET ZHONG:

Janet participated in the International Physics Olympiad in 2015 and has pursued physics ever since. She just completed her physics honours at the Australian National University on a topic called `quantum topological photonics,' which she likes to call 'funky phases of light.' She intends on pursuing a PhD in physics next year. She enjoys painting, sport, skateboarding and photography.


ABOUT MITCHELL DYE:

Mitchell is the director of MD Media Consulting, which he started as a business in 2009 at age 18 in Geelong, Victoria. In his spare time, Mitchell assists the Debaters Association of Victoria, Victoria's peak debating body, serving as Vice President (Adjudication and Training). This role includes coaching up and coming debaters and public speakers, coaching Scotch College in 2013 and working in corporate environments such as VicRoads and Airservices Australia to encourage communication, debating and public speaking skills.

4.30PM-5PM: DEVELOPING YOUR EXTRACURRICULAR PROFILE (Workshop)

  • Balancing Out Your Extracurriculars
  • Student Case Study: From Hobby to Harvard
  • Setting Goals and Knowing When to Quit

Students who submit their extracurricular ideas during the brainstorm session will go into the draw to win a free hour of extracurricular mentoring from Crimson Education!

The summit is free to attend but we will be accepting gold coin donations with proceeds going to Yalari, a not-for-profit organisation offering secondary education scholarships at leading Australian boarding schools for Indigenous children from regional, rural and remote communities.

VENUE:

The Summit will be held in the 250 seat Arnold Hall (below) at Trinity Grammar School, Kew. Free and unlimited street parking is available on Charles St and Wellington Parade.

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