Emerson Goes to Rio!

This is a story about student achievement, engagement and wellbeing that has recently given much joy and celebration to the Emerson school community and indeed to the Greater Dandenong Community.

 

Early in 2016, The Australian Olympic Committee approached Australian schools to contribute pieces of Art to display in the Australian Olympic residence in Rio de Janeiro. The Child and Aged Care VCAL Group at Emerson School in collaboration with residents from The Estia Health and Aged Care Facility in Dandenong, created a mural depicting the beauty of Rio and the surrounding hills and forests. We would like to congratulate Pam Paul and all her students for this intergenerational project!!!

 

During Channel Seven's morning coverage of the Games recently, Emerson students and staff were delighted to see the Emerson Mural adorning the lounge of the Australian residential lobby in Rio with Andrew Bogut and his colleagues in the foreground!!!

 

Emerson are also very proud of their School Captain, Nicholas Hum, who will be representing Australia in the Para Olympics in the Long Jump. Nicholas is the Australian F20 Record Holder in the event with a leap of 6.88 metres. Nicholas has also recently completed his Cabinet Making Apprenticeship. His achievements over the last ten years have been truly remarkable. His event at Rio will take place on September 11.

 

Education is at its best when all places of learning impart the essential literacies that develop the whole person.

 

Emerson School is a truly inspirational place!  We hope that you have enjoyed this wonderful story.