"On the evening of Tuesday 30 July 2019, Rachel Bailey and myself
attended a reception at Government House with The Honourable Linda
Dessau AC Governor
of Victoria and Mr. Anthony Howard AM QC (OP - Alphington). The
reception was for Mathematics and Science Educators and their role in
and the future.
After a short welcoming speech about STEM, the role of teachers and
STEM education in Victoria’s and Australia’s future The Governor then
invited all to
enjoy the night. During the next hour there was much meeting and
greeting with all different teachers from both Mathematics and Science
At one stage, The Governor and her entourage came straight towards
Rachel and myself and she greeted us by saying “I hear that you teach at
College. What a surprise!”. Her husband went to school at Parade
Then it was also amazing to see Joshua Puls (1990) as one of her
advisors. He has been working at government house for three years and
before that in England
with Prince Charles and Lady Camilla. What a wonderful way to catch
up with a former student from my Yr. 9 homeroom in Rm. 12 at Mt. Sion in
One of the security people was also associated with Parade, Mr.
Michael Jones, who had four boys go through Parade. How comforting and
at the same time
magical it is to see and encounter the length and breath of Parade’s
community in and around us everywhere.
What a night."
Parade College Academic Advisor
image: Government House, July 2019. Official Secretary Joshua
Puls stands at right with The Honourable Linda Dessau AC Governor of
Victoria and Joshua's former teacher at Parade College, Ivan Kummerle.