Kevin Rudd Down Ball Competition

The continuation of our internal tournament resulted in a down ball competition on Tuesday 27 August between the Honorable Kevin Rudd (ex-Prime Minister of Australia) and our own Ashley Hunter  (Year 12).

This event was organized by Chad Aizicowitz (Year 12) with the assistance of a team of other students including Michael Pupko (Year 12) and Jack Dunn (Year 12).  A memorable magic moment.

The local Member Mr Nick Staikos was the referee and many staff and students gathered around for the event after school.

The chanting, encouragement and joy and the many selfies and photos will be stored as memories for years to come.

Channel 9 filmed and the school featured in the news. Mr Rudd was interviewed on ‘The Project’ on Channel 10 and he made mention of McKinnon Secondary College. The Age did an interview article which is attached and, of course, the Today Show came to film at the school on the Wednesday.  All in the name of fun.

Mr Rudd and his wife Theresa started a foundation post his Prime Ministership. The National Apology Foundation for Indigenous Australians which will take the spirit and the substance of the National Apology into the future. This apology was given by Mr Rudd on February 13, 2008 at Parliament House in Canberra.  We have a framed copy of the apology at the entrance foyer of our school and Mr Rudd signed the frame.

Thank you Chad – a terrific occasion and you really did create wonderful memories for many!

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