Student of the Year 2019

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Meet the Finalists of the School & Community Service Award 2019

2019 Community Service Student of Year Finalists




2019 Finalist- Lachlan E. from Golden Grove HS

Lachlan E. from Golden Grove High

-Involved in Science Competitions and Engineering Activities including winning the 2018 Channel 9 Young Achievers Innovation category.

-A developer of both hardware and software for the LoRaWAN Network, he has been working with the City of Tea Tree Gully as a junior IT analyst and was recently invited to take part in the Emerging Innovators panel as part of the Local Government Information Technology of South Australia Conference.

-After learning that some of our students were having to catch 2 buses to get to school, he successfully lobbied for a direct bus route from Golden Grove Village to the Mawson Lakes Interchange.


2019 Finalist- Kai G. from Pedare Christian College

Kai G. from Pedare Christian College

-Held leadership positions in Middle School, as a Community Service Captain, and in Senior School, as a Community Captain

-Been both a representative and convener of Pedare Student Voice – our student representative body.

-Had on-going involvement in Pedare Eco-Force – our group with a focus on the environment and sustainability.

-Made an Australian Flag as part of a Personal Project which has become an integral part of our College Assemblies, and been the Coordinator of the College Flag Bearers.

-Has introduced initiatives within the College for fund-raising, and College improvement projects


Luca T. from Gleeson College

(An Apology from the presentation night)

– Cancer Council Relay for Life Fundraiser

-National Young Leaders Conference

-Cadet Lance Corporal 413 ACU Keswick

-Various ANZAC Day Parades

-Support Rural Cadet Units

-College Well Being Week- Student Assistance

-College Winter Sleepout


And finally this year’s Overall Winner…..


2019 Winner- Tae C. from King’s Baptist Grammer

Tae C. from King’s Baptist Grammar School

-Head Prefect of King’s; excellent leader who continually encouraged younger students and represented King’s at many formal events.

-Organised major fundraiser for Louise Place through her Ballet school raising $895

– Led the Charity ball group which raised nearly $2000 through a Junior School Disco and a family Bingo night

-Worked with younger students to start an annual ‘Ignite the Gospel’ worship night for Senior school students and their families

-Was a nominee for the TTG Council Community Service Award for 2019

-Helped raise money towards ‘Organise Hair Aid’ that sends hairdressers to Bali to teach basic hairdressing skills


The club would like to congratulate all of the finalists, and you can see it was difficult to select one overall winner from this group of exceptional and motivated young people. They are all leaders in their schools and community and we hope they inspire fellow students to be generous and genuine in service towards others.

If you would like to know more about this award, follow this LINK.


The Rotary Drought Appeal

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Rotary Clubs of Australia and Bendigo and Adelaide Bank partner for National Drought Appeal


Bendigo and Adelaide Bank has partnered with Rotary Clubs of Australia to raise money for drought affected farmers and farm communities across Australia. The appeal is run by Bendigo Bank’s charitable arm, Community Enterprise Foundation™ and money raised will be used to give charitable relief and aid recovery in locally identified drought affected areas.

Please follow the link for more information and to donate today:

Great Cycle Challenge 2019

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A Message from Dean Bartley :


As you may know, I have been riding in the Great Cycle Challenge this month to fight kids’ cancer.

And my challenge ended yesterday. In fact, for me riding in this challenge ended on 23 October when I had a cycling accident and hurt my back. Despite my own inconvenience I still encourage everyone to make a contribution for this great cause to fight kids cancer.

So far I’ve ridden 238.7km to end childhood cancer and help these brave kids fight this terrible disease. It’s been tough, but it’s worth every aching muscle to help these kids.

Why have I put myself through this? Because over 600 Australian children are diagnosed with cancer every year.

Kids should be living life, not fighting for it.

Please sponsor me now on the last day of my challenge and support my efforts to save little lives.

To make a donation, visit my page below:

All funds raised will support Children’s Medical Research Institute to provide care, develop treatments and find a cure for childhood cancers.

Thank you for your support.


You can learn more about the Great Cycle Challenge by following the below links:


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Thank You Everyone for your Support –

We managed to Raise a Total of $540 for Lift the Lid on Mental Illness

This includes $440 by the raffle we held on the night and two $50 direct donations to the Australian Rotary Health Hat Day Event!

Congratulations to the three winners of the Raffle, hope you enjoy your prizes.

We would like to Thank Everyone who attended and supported the event! And to our very special
Guest Speaker- Mary Galouzis Founder/Director of ‘Talk Out Loud’. Her and one of volunteers Connor introduced Talk Out Loud which is a non-profit organisation that provides harm prevention initiatives, activities and programs targeted primarily at young people under 30 and their families. At
Talk Out Loud our mission is to equip young people with the tools necessary to maintain a healthy mental, physical and emotional lifestyle using a pro-active positive psychology approach.

Please Check them out:

Hope everyone enjoyed the night and felt more informed on Mental Illness and the importance to raise awareness. You can veiw some photos from the night HERE.

See you next year!!

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