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Legislative Assembly for the ACT: 2011 Week 7 Hansard (28 June) . . Page.. 2761..


Owen, who is the president of HeadsUp. HeadsUp at Calvary hospital provides wigs and hats for those who have lost their hair. That is another great organisation.

To all of those in Bosom Buddies and all of the people that are making hats for the hat hat hooray competition, good luck. I look forward to being there in September and looking at all the hats that have been decorated.

Brindabella Christian College

Australian Hotel Association awards

Diamant Hotel

MR DOSZPOT (Brindabella) (10.43): I had the privilege of attending two vastly different functions yesterday. The first one was midmorning when I attended a celebration of the official opening of the Brindabella Christian College early learning centre and leadership and learning centre. I would particularly like to congratulate Brindabella Christian College for the interesting building. The innovative building was superbly managed by the director of the college, Greg Zwajgenberg.

What was very interesting and heartening to note was the fact that the three wings of this new building that was dedicated were named after long-serving teachers. So it was good to see recognition given to people who have dedicated a lot of their life to establishment and the success that Brindabella Christian College has achieved. I will name the three individuals. Miss Ann Ross, Mrs Margaret Sargeant and Mrs Lynn Peatling were the three individuals who were honoured by having the three separate wings of this new building named after them.

The whole official ceremony was very touching, as usual. The opening song was by the junior school choir. The song, composed by Sandy Patti, was Open for Business, which was very appropriate. There was a very warm welcome given by student leader Shane Zwajgenberg to all the guests at the opening ceremony. The opening prayer was given by college captain Josephine Mitchell. There was a Bible reading from college captain Amos Findlay, and the vocal ensemble sang Adiemus, composed by Karl Jenkins.

The principal's address from Mrs Elizabeth Hutton was, as usual, very inspirational and I congratulate Mrs Hutton for the way that the school has progressed under her care. There was also a very motivational effort by all of the staff when they sang the song How Great is Our God. Inspirational is the best way I can describe it. It was a very inspirational performance by the staff of the college who certainly showed their enthusiasm and dedication to their task.

The building was opened by Dr Chris Bourke, who is a newcomer to our Assembly but seems to be getting some of the major gigs from his party, and it was good to see him perform his first official function there. Then there was the cutting of the cake by Mrs Margaret Sergeant, Miss Ann Ross and Mrs Lynn Peatling, the people whom I mentioned were the officially honoured individuals who had the separate wings of the college named after them. Then there was the closing prayer by college vice captain, Christian Chung, and the whole college sang a number of songs on the way out. It was a very interesting morning and a very good way of spending a couple of hours in a very inspirational college.


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