During the July school holidays, all students from Melbourne and Geelong attended a full-day student workshop led by career counsellors from the Career Education Association of Victoria (CEAV), who expanded on the work that was undertaken during residential camps.  The workshops focused on career guidance, using micro skills for listening, questioning and establishing friendships with peers. Year 11 students were provided with the opportunity to take part in the Morrisby

ME Bank generously donated their fabulous offices on the 28th floor of the Melbourne Central tower for Skyline’s 2017 Chairman’s Reception .  This was the perfect setting to celebrate the end of Skyline’s 10th year Anniversary Expansion Appeal, as well as to farewell our retiring Chair, Dr Peter Hollingworth, and welcome new Chair, Katrina Reynen. The room had a fabulous buzz of students past and present who mingled with supporters


May 2017

Donor Event

Skyline supporter, Peter Arvanitis, hosted an evening cocktail event on the last Friday in April to raise money for the Skyline Education Foundation.  The event was well attended by current and prospective donors who were treated to some moving speeches by Skyline Alumna, Mai Tran, current Year 12 student, Andreas Zakhari, and Ian Phillips of I & J Management Services, who undertake Skyline’s external evaluations. Those in attendance were thankful of

Skyline congratulated the Skyline Class of 2016 at their graduation ceremony held on the 16th March at Trinity College at The University of Melbourne.  Once again, this auspicious location was donated to Skyline by Campbell Bairstow, Dean of Trinity College, and once again, it provided the perfect landscape to celebrate the achievements of Skyline’s talented and inspirational young people. The graduating class was represented by Chi Vu who gave a

With Skyline now running two programs, two residential camps were held for Skyline students in Term One.  The first camp, for our Melbourne-based students, was once again held at Merricks Lodge on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula.  Two weeks later, our Geelong students got their first taste of the Skyline program at their camp at Cottage By the Sea in Queenscliff. The focus for both camps was on making successful transitions.  Students

Skyline’s Alumni Association held their inaugural fundraising event in February raising over $1,800.  The Alumni held a sausage sizzle at Bunnings Hawthorn where they did a fabulous job of promoting the Foundation by engaging with the many customers they served on the day – selling almost 700 sausages!!  The Alumni were thrilled to be able to raise money to give back to the Foundation that has supported them in achieving

Twenty Year 11 students, together with their parents and siblings, gathered in the Collins St offices of Evans and Partners early in February to hear more about the support that Skyline students’ will gain through their acceptance into the Skyline 2017-2018 program.  Nick Gordon, a partner at Evans and Partners, hosted this fabulous event for the second year, and all present enjoyed his hospitality. Students enjoyed meeting and chatting with

In 2014, Skyline’s Patron, The Hon Justice Lex Lasry, invited two students to speak at the Community Opening of the Legal Year.  Skyline has been honoured to be a part of this fabulous event ever since.  This year, Year 12 students Mary Zhang (Narre Warren P-12 College) and Andreas Zakhari (Braybrook Secondary College) represented Skyline. The Hon Justice Bromberg facilitated the event which featured Judge Amanda Chambers (President of the

On Tuesday 22 November, Skyline launched its new Geelong Program to celebrate the expansion of Skyline to the Geelong-region and to welcome our new partners for 2017.  The event was held at the James Leslie Council Chamber at Deakin University and was attended by supporters from Deakin University, A & M Costa Foundation, Avalon Airport, the City of Greater Geelong, the Geelong Foundation, Northern Bay College and Newcomb Secondary College;

For the third year, the Skyline Education Foundation was invited to take part in a charity morning tea at NAB in Bourke St, Melbourne.  Once again, we were invited by long-time supporters, Larry Sakellarides and Thely Nguyen, to speak to their colleagues about Skyline’s work. Dr Peter Hollingworth and Skyline Alumni, Priyanka Chakranarayan, spoke to staff about Skyline’s work and the impact it has on our local communities.  This is