Founders Day Assembly
Our Founders Day Assembly was a tribute to our school’s founding spirits
Our Founders Day Assembly yesterday for Class 6 to Year 11 was a tribute to our school’s founding spirits, and a celebration of 60 years of Glenaeon education. Our keynote speaker David Jacobson was a former student in the early days of the school, and he told some hair raising stories about adventures, and misadventures, in our bushland campus. Some of the stories are, shall we say, not to be repeated within earshot of sensitive souls, particularly teachers, but it was all part of telling the story of the school and celebrating our journey.
We were delighted to host the Mayor of Willoughby Ms Gail Giles-Gidney, plus former parents and teachers, current parents, and representatives of the St John Group of the Anthroposophical Society whose founding gift to the school enabled Glenaeon to come into being.
Highlight of the Assembly was the “unveiling’ of the mosaic of Glenaeon tree logo which has been constructed over the past few weeks. The SRC asked for some student involvement in our 60th anniversary celebrations, and this project emerged from our discussions. Brendan Strobl, a professional ceramicist was charged with design and construction, and every student on the campus has put in some tiles as their contribution to the anniversary.
The mosaic is a contemporary take on the original Glenaeon tree mosaic which was a Year 12 Visual Arts project in 1972 completed by student Madeleine Van Leer. This original mosaic is now in place on the Alice Crowther Building and faces every high school student as they make their way down to classes every morning. The new Mosaic will be placed above the main door of the Sylvia Brose Hall as a permanent momento of our 60th anniversary year, and a record for each student to remember his or her tiles out of the total, a massive 13,000 all together!!