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Student Voice

By May 26, 2014 Blogs, Uncategorized


Congratulations to the Arlington chess players who competed in the Victorian Primary Schools Zonal Chess Tournament last Monday.
Chess Preshil

Participants were:

Preshil Team 1 – Harry Downing (8s), Meier Bram (9s), Boaz Fraser (9s), Ziggy Grambas (9s) and Angus Tonkin (10s).

Preshil Team 2 – Jack Downing (6s), Patrick Marriott (6s), Will Bishop (7s) and Max Braund (7s).

Each team member was required to play seven games of chess and we are proud to report that Preshil Team 1 came 2nd overall. In the individual category, Boaz Fraser was awarded 2nd place. Well done to all players who competed in the tournament.


Milly Lusted (6/7s) recently took part in the Goodwill Dance Festival for dance students 6 years and under 8. She competed in a number of events and was so pleased to achieve the following results:

Character Ballet Solo – Placed 1st (her character was an ice skater)
Classical Ballet Solo – Placed 3rd
Song and Dance Solo – Placed 4th with Honourable Mention
Tap Solo – Placed 4th with Honourable Mention

Well done Milly.

Milly dances with the May Downs School of Dancing in Donvale, Australia’s longest established dance academy.


Riley Phillips (Year 10) has been chosen by international scouts as one of 16 boys from Australia, New Zealand and China to travel to the UK to trial for Westham Football Club, an English Premier League team.

Over two weeks, Riley will trial with the Westham Youth Team at their home ground as well as traveling to Wembley, Manchester City, Manchester United, Bolton Wanders and Sheffield Wednesday with the aim of being selected as player in Westham’s Youth Team. While he is there, Riley and his team mates will also be guests at 6 EPL, Champions League and Europa League games before they return home just before Christmas.

We wish Riley all the best and look forward to hearing all about it early next year!


We are very proud to say that William (15) has qualified to swim 50 meters freestyle at the Australian Age Championships to be held in Adelaide 8-13 April 2013 with a time of 25.85. This Sunday he will try to (and hopefully) qualify for the 100 meters freestyle, the 4×100 relay team, as well as improve his Personal Best (PB) for the 50s. To achieve this, over the last 3 months he has been training 10-12hrs weekly, 4 days a week waking up at 4:30 am before school – then going back to the pool or gym after school. A wonderful commitment from such a young boy.
We wish him well!


Annabel Ellison (Yr 12)

On Saturday, Rostrum Victoria held the final of the Jo Davis Cup, its premier speaking competition, at the Royal Yacht Club in Williamstown. Annabel had qualified to compete in this event by winning another Rostrum competition, the Gil Lee Archer Trophy, in July. The great news is that Annabel won the Jo Davis Cup. She is probably the youngest winner in the 56 year history of this event. Congratulations Annabel!

Students have a say

School conference tackles the big-picture issues … Read more here..

student voice conference

Just a note that our Preshil students held their first Student Voice Conference on ‘Education in the 21st century’ was on August 16. They worked extremely hard and we wished them well. For more information you can visit or check out Twitter or their Facebook page.
Matt Topp:
“Only one day until Student Voice! Can’t wait to hear from the 170 or so students expected to attend. However, even if you are not able to make it you can still participate via Twitter so follow us on @StudentVoice_AU
Throughout the day we will be Tweeting our questions as they come up in the discussions, so take a few minutes on Tuesday to jump on Twitter and respond to a few. All responses will be shown to the students on the day while the discussions are happening, so even if your school can’t be there, you can still participate! The hash-tag to use is #svau “.

visit the student voice australia website here for more info


We are a group of students from Preshil, The Margaret Lyttle Memorial School, in Kew, Melbourne Kew, Victoria, Australia. We are writing to inform you about ‘Student Voice’, a student-run education conference discussing education in the 21st century.

This event aims to gather together the views and opinions of students not only in Victoria and Australia, but around the globe. On the day students will discuss a series of questions regarding the role of education in the 21st Century. By the end of the day we will hopefully have comprehensive answers to be shared with schools around the state and maybe even the world.

We would like to invite a group of 5-10 students from your school to participate in this free forum. The event is being held on Tuesday 16th August 2011 from 10am to 2.30pm at the Hawthorn Town Hall, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn. Victoria, Australia. We also invite students who are enthusiastic on any of our topics of discussion to present a keynote speech on the day. If you can’t make the day, we welcome your written or recorded thoughts on our questions, which we’ll display at the event.

The Aims of the Student Voice Conference:
• Bring students together to express their ideas about education
• Gather these ideas into a format that can be presented to schools, Education journals and University Education faculties.
• Have this created by, and involving, student voices only.

The topics for discussion:

Key Question:

What is the ideal 21st Century Education?


• Is it a school’s place to teach ethics, values, morals, confidence, self-esteem?
• What are the effects of a uniform National Curriculum?
• How can we make education more engaging?
• Should students be compared and ranked against each other?
• What is the place of social networking and new media technology in education?
• What is the best way to determine student knowledge?

Visit our Facebook and Twitter pages (see below) for updates, to communicate with us and other participants, and to indicate your interest in making a keynote speech.

Yours Sincerely,
The Student Voice Organisation Committee

The students are seeking community support to assist in mounting this exciting event. Sponsorship, parental involvement, equipment hire, publicity support or any other help would be much appreciated. For more information about how to help or to spread the word or if you know of fellow students who may be interested to attend, please contact David Cobb on T: 9817 6135 or E:

Follow us on Twitter at StudentVoice_AU

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