A World Outside Beyond the Classroom

Last week I was honoured to be invited to Government House in Adelaide to witness Charley Ellwood (College Captain 2022) being presented the C.A.S. Hawker Scholarship by Her Excellency, the Honourable Frances Adamson AC. This is a prestigious award valued at up to $60,000 over three years and is one of the most generous privately funded residential scholarships available to all Australian undergraduate and post-graduate students. This is the second year in a row that one of our students has received this award, with Angelina Inthavong being the recipient for 2022.

It serves as a wonderful reminder as to the end goal of all our students – to find their place in the world beyond the classroom. Often, with the ‘day-in day-out’ routine it can be hard to remember the 'why' of study and to balance school life with sporting life, cultural life and a personal life! Seeing both Charley and Angelina receive this award I was reminded, that with determination, organisation, planning and support of a whole community this can be achieved.

I encourage all our students to reach out to various members within the A.B. Community when they need support, guidance, encouragement, a sympathetic ear or just a reminder of their purpose whilst at school. Always ask for help and let us help you. We too want to ensure you find your dream in a rapidly changing world outside of the classroom.

Belinda Pilgrim | Head of the Academic Academy

(Photography by Tom Roschi)