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The Glenroy College Alumni is being driven by ex-students with an aim to support and contribute to the school community and was founded in 2009.


The four founding members are passionate about what the school has to offer, understand the challenges and motivations of current students and truly believe that Glenroy College is a school to be proud of. It is also a great forum for students of the past to come together and re-establish those very close high school friendships that inevitably affected the people we have all become. The Alumni will be developing more functions and programs over the coming months and hope to increase the Alumni membership to incorporate Glenroy College graduates from various fields of expertise.

The Alumni Association at Glenroy College and started with its first event where it hosted a ‘Dinner with the Principal’. All current Year 12 VCE students and teachers and alumni members were invited to a dinner at the school with the Principal. This event has run every year since 2010.

The format of the evening was designed so that current students and Alumni members could review Term 1 and discuss the opportunities for the remainder of the year. Further to this, the students took the opportunity to ask the Alumni about their experiences in Year 12 and our main reason for being involved within the College today. Since 2013 we have been lucky enough to have a group of young consultants from our ABCN Business Partner, Bain & Company who also joined our Dinner with the Principal. These consultants were able to give our students an insight into their career pathway and what they had to do in Year 12 to achieve success.

Over dinner there were some great conversations and we enjoyed talking to a handful of students about their interests post Year 12. We could see many were passionate about what they wanted to do and what they needed to do to get there. The Alumni look forward to being involved in this event moving forward as it is planned to occur annually.

Lana Howden and Kaine Williams, Glenroy College Alumni

N.B. If you are an ex student of Glenroy College and are interested in joining the Alumni, please contact Ms Jacinta Tse at the school.


Year 12 & Alumni Dinner with the Principal


2011 Glenroy College Graduates

ADRIAN LEE – Glenroy College DUX 2011

Adrian Lee scored 96.25 for his ATAR in 2011. He came to Glenroy College in 2009. Adrian is now studying a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Accounting & Business Law and Taxation) at Monash University's Clayton Campus. “I would describe my education as very well-rounded at Glenroy College. Although I was only at the College for my final 3 years of High School, I had never encountered a greater bunch of dedicated teachers. In the final year of VCE, when nearly everyone's focus is on attaining their desired ATAR result, the VCE teachers would go above and beyond to ensure that we reached our goals and even exceeded them”.

RAMI ASSAFIRI – 2011 VCAL Alumni

Rami completed his VCAL Senior certificate in 2011, he came to the college in 2009. Rami started doing his VCE and then changed to VCAL in Year 12.  While doing his VCAL certificate, he also completed his Certificate 2 in Sport and Recreation and got his First Aid certificate. He is now completing his Advanced Diploma of Justice at Kangan Batman TAFE, Broadmeadows. He is hoping to join the Police Force.  “I loved everything at Glenroy College – the staff, the teachers, the friends, everyone was so kind and helpful. My education at Glenroy College was a real education, I learned about real life and it really helped me in my future career. I would definitely recommend Glenroy College as a great place to learn”


Recently some 2011 Glenroy College Alumni came to visit the school. Here is an update on what they are doing.

Name
Huyen Nguyen

Mini Profile
Huyen came to Glenroy College in Year 9 in 2008 and completed her VCE Year 12 in 2011. In Year 12 she did Further Mathematics, English/ESL, Chemistry and Biology.

What was the most memorable moment at Glenroy College?
Breaking a few test tubes in Chem class, others students still ask me now if I break any at uni. Of course, getting out of high school is also a very good thing too, as there isn’t as much pressure!

How would you describe your education at Glenroy College?
Glenroy College is a school with a small number of students, this meant we were all close and also had great relationships with our teachers . We were able to get a lot of help from the teachers as they were always there to support us during our time at school.

How did the school prepare you for further study?
Gave us advice, information about what we should do and any problems we had. We also had the opportunity to visit to see first hand what uni was like.

What are you studying now?
Science, majoring in Maths and Statistics at LaTrobe University

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
I hope to have a good careers using my maths skills

What advice would you give students now?
Try to study as much as possible but try not to put too much pressure on yourself. Have some fun as well. You should divide your time to what to study first and last. You really need to follow a timetable. Ask for help from your teachers.

What was the most difficult thing about secondary school?
The year 12 final exams!


Name
Thet Wai

Mini Profile
Thet came to Glenroy College in Year 9 in 2008 and completed her VCE Year 12 in 2011. In Year 12 she did Further Mathematics, Maths Methods, IT, English/ESL, Chemistry.

What was the most memorable moment at Glenroy College?
There wasn’t anything memorable as all I did was study!!! Although it was good that at least I was studying with my friends.

How would you describe your education at Glenroy College?
We easily got help from our teachers, teachers were always willing to help us even out of school time.

How did the school prepare you for further study?
During our final years, the teachers tried to give us lots of info about what we should do, and they were always there to give us advice and guide us on any problem that we had. We also had the opportunity to visit some of the universities and experience Uni life while we were at school.

What are you studying now?
Science, majoring in BioChemistry at LaTrobe University

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
I hope to have a stable job in Science

What advice would you give students now?
Try not to put too much pressure on yourself, a little bit is good but at the same time have some fun. But you also have to study hard since you’re competing against the whole state. The most important thing is to organise your time knowing which subjects you should concentrate on what you should do first. Try not to do last minute, the earlier you finish, the more time you have to go through it again and edit it.

What was the most difficult thing about secondary school?
The pressure is on as you are competing against many other thousands of students in the store. Being able to stay focussed is sometimes hard since there is a lot of pressure and sometimes you want to give up.


Name
Efecan Yucedag

Mini Profile
Efecan came to Glenroy College in Year 7 in 2006 and completed his VCE Year 12 in 2011. In Year 12 he did Further Mathematics, English, Business Management, Psychology, Turkish and Legal Studies. He still lives in Glenroy.

What was the most memorable moment at Glenroy College?
The Principal’s dinner with past students which helped us to show that hardwork can pay off.

How would you describe your education at Glenroy College?
It was all about the teachers, they are dedicated, hard working and just great – they got me through it.

What are you studying now?
Landscape Architecture and Urban Design.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Majoring in Landscape Architecture.

What advice would you give students now?
Try your best because hard work, persistence is the key to success.

What was the most difficult thing about secondary school?
Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel.


Name
Jasmin Moloney

Mini Profile
Jasmin came to Glenroy College in Year 7 in 2006 and completed her VCE Year 12 in 2011. In Year 12 she did Accounting, Business Management, English, Food Technology and Legal Studies. She still lives in Glenroy.

What was the most memorable moment at Glenroy College?
Studying with teachers in their own time with friends and bonding with teachers.

How would you describe your education at Glenroy College?
Great, we were always learning something new and teachers were always supportive.

How did the school prepare you for further study?
They always gave us extra study time, like after school hours and gave us revision and feedback.

What are you studying now?
Advanced Diploma in Criminal Justice.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years time?
Working in the courts or doing social work.

What advice would you give students now?
Always get your homework done, take it seriously and if you ever need help don’t be afraid to ask.

What was the most difficult thing about secondary school?
Getting used to the pressure and work that comes along with it.