The Warrnambool Standard – Premier is all class at school Q&A

Portland Secondary College students Jack Gibbons (left), 17, Molly Dixon, 17, and Bobby Hodgetts, 17, get an opportunity to ask questions of Premier Denis Napthine during a visit to the school.

Portland Secondary College students Jack Gibbons (left), 17, Molly Dixon, 17, and Bobby Hodgetts, 17, get an opportunity to ask questions of Premier Denis Napthine during a visit to the school.

In late August, after an invitation earlier in the year, Premier of Victoria, Denis Napthine MP, sat down with school leaders of Portland Secondary College to talk politics and leadership in the lead-up to November’s state election.

The event was featured in The Portland Observer and The Warrnambool Standard, and was praised for the maturity of discussion between Premier and students. In discussion with journalists, I said “It was great that the Premier could take part given his busy schedule. Not every voter can ask the leader of the state why they should vote for him or her, so it was a historic opportunity.”

You can read more at The Warrnambool Standard >>

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Portland Observer and Guardian – Premier educates future voters

In late August, after an invitation earlier in the year, Premier of Victoria, Denis Napthine MP, sat down with school leaders of Portland Secondary College to talk politics and leadership in the lead-up to Novemberโ€™s state election.

The event was featured in the Portland Observer and Guardian and was praised for the maturity of discussion between Premier and students. In discussion with journalists, I said โ€œIt was great that the Premier could take part given his busy schedule. Not every voter can ask the leader of the state why they should vote for him or her, so it was a historic opportunity.โ€

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Portland Observer and Guardian – PSC teacher raises almost $700 for Motor Neurone Disease

After being challenged to complete the ALS/MND Ice Bucket Challenge by my former teacher, Nick Smith, I followed through on a Tuesday lunchtime at Portland Secondary College in front of a crowd of around 200 staff and students. To raise the stakes, and through the help of students, I braved myself to dunk 9 buckets of ice-filled water over my head.

I’m proud to have been a part of the movement to raise awareness and funds to find a cure for the disease known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and Motor Neurone Disorder (MND). Through the efforts of a group of Year 11 students, we were able to raise over $300 form staff and students at PSC, an amount I will match.

Donations can be made to MND Australia at https://www.mndaust.asn.au/How-your-donation-helps/Ways-to-donate.aspx.

Thanks to the Portland Observer and Guardian for covering the event!

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