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The Federal Education Minister Visits Crest

On Wednesday morning we received exciting news – our local federal member for LaTrobe, Mr Jason Wood, was bringing our Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Simon Birmingham to visit our Colleges the next day!  The team sprang into gear and with the very capable help of a number of people, most notably Mrs Nicola Buchanan, we arranged a program for the hour long visit. 

Our guests included two of our CSA colleagues – Mr Ken Greenwood, the SEO of Christian Schools Australia and our State Council Chair, Mr Andy Callow from Belgrave Heights Christian School, along with a number of the minister’s support staff and a small gathering of journalists and others.

The next hour saw us in a bit of a whirlwind with visits to classes at Rivercrest and Hillcrest, a look at the VEX Robotics group in action (with Sen Birmingham having a reasonably successful attempt at operating the robot), a live interview with an ABC journalist and camera crew and then a Q&A session with some Year 9 Politics students. 

All in all it was a great way to celebrate a senior ministerial visit and we look forward to further opportunities to share news of our wonderful Crest Colleges with members of state and federal parliament into the future.

 Mr Geoff Grace - Executive Principal Crest Education