Lilith Rowles —Dux of Presentation College Windsor 2016

The College takes great pleasure in announcing Lilith Rowles as 2016 Dux of Presentation College Windsor. Lilith achieved outstanding results in her VCE studies this year with an ATAR of 98.85.

Lilith has achieved outstanding results as follows:

Chemistry 38
English 44 
French 33
Further Matematics 48
Global Politics 34

 

The College Community congratulates Lilith on her remarkable achievements and wishes her well as she embarks on a new life adventure. Lilith has commenced work on her double degree in Science and Global Studies at Monash University and is already finding it rewarding.

The breadth of Lilith’s studies is notable as has been her involvement in many aspects of the life of the College throughout her six years here. She has contributed energetically to the Social Justice pursuits of PCW and is known for her passion for languages. Lilith is a wonderful young Presentation woman and we are very proud of her.

Filina Virgato
Principal

 

An annual event, Presentation College Windsor Music Festival is a highlight of our school year. Students from Years 7 to 12 take part in a range of musical performances including dance/variety, choir and instrumental. Our senior Music Captains work with the College  staff to train the girls and develop their performance to a professional standard.



Such is the popularity of the Music Festival that it is held at Hamer Hall at the Arts Centre. Students enjoy the experience immensely and the quality of the lighting and acoustics is world class.

In many respects, the Music Festival is a perfect introduction to all the elements of live performance. Whether involved in choreography, make up, set design, costume or musical arrangement, Presentation College Windsor girls are given the opportunity to develop a wide range of skills in both music and theatre.

The Music Festival is open to all students and is a great opportunity to participate whether it is on stage or behind the scenes. The students and their families all enjoy the fun, energy and camaraderie.

A keenly anticipated event, the Writer in Residence event is held to coincide with Melbourne’s Writers Festival. Over the years we have been fortunate to host many outstanding and well known authors such as Cate Kennedy, Jen McVeity and Arnold Zable. On a rare visit home, Isobell Carmody has conducted workshops with our Year 9 students. The work of these writers covers a variety of genres and styles including short stories, novels and poetry.  

Writers spend the week at Presentation College Windsor engaging in practical workshops with students in Years 7 to 10. For students this is a special experience and gives them the opportunity to explore new avenues of literature, allowing them to expand their creative horizons in their own writing. Through this stimulating and inspiring experience, students are encouraged to enjoy writing, to gain confidence to take risks and have fun experimenting.

Students also have the opportunity to take their learning to  workshops held externally where they have met writers such as Matthew Reilly and Adeline Yen Mah. For many students is it a thrill to meet their literary heroes and have copies of novels autographed.

Writers Week is a unique opportunity for students to work at close range with some very gifted authors who have the energy and wisdom to nurture a lifelong love of language and literature.

Arts Week showcases the work of the College’s talented Visual Arts students, who produce work in both two and three dimensional forms. Paintings, drawings, print making, ceramics, photography, graphic design and textile works display the excellent standards of design, creativity and craftsmanship.

 



The formal opening for Arts Week 2016 will be held in the College Hall at 6pm, Tuesday 19th September and will continue the tradition of showcasing outstanding student work. For art lovers, students and those keen to see the work of the students, Arts week has established itself as an event not to be missed.

The College is proud of its achievements outside the regular classroom. Year 11 students recently worked as part of an international project that was aimed at promoting tolerance and understanding across major religions. The girls work was presented at the Jewish Museum. The bringing together of artists from Islamic, Jewish, Christian and Indigenous traditions was a powerful event. Presentation College Windsor is proud of its tradition as a school of excellence in the Arts. In recent years students have won formal recognition for their VCE work, which has been displayed in the Top Arts and Top Designs exhibition.

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