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Jingshan welcomes students to Beijing
Felicity Brown taught at Scotch Oakburn
College for seven years, primarily in the Textiles
area. Her creative flair certainly rubbed off on
the students who have been regular entrants in
the Apex Australian Teenage Fashion and Arts
exhibitions over her time with the College.
Felicity was also Person-in-Charge of Table
Tennis and performed that role in her usual no-
fuss way. We thank Felicity for all that she has
contributed to the College.
Darrell Chandler started at the College
in 1983 as a member of the Works Team.
With more than 30 years of experience, his
knowledge of College activities has been
invaluable. In the early part of his career,
Darrell’s role involved the maintenance of
facilities, but in later years he was more
involved in assisting with the organisation of
Darrell took great pride in his work and
ensured that the College was presented in the
best possible light on all of these occasions.
He was a much-valued member of staff who
always worked tirelessly behind the scenes.
We wish Darrell well in his retirement.
Ian Chesterman held the role of Director of
Development and Community Relations for the
last three years. In that time he led the College
through an evolution of our branding and an
increase in our engagement with the digital
Ian also played a significant role in the
remodelling of our larger community events
the College Fair, Annual Dinner and Spring
Cocktail Party – and led the highly successful
fundraising campaign for Helix.
Ian leaves us to take up the role of Chef de
Mission of the Summer Olympic Games Team
in Tokyo in 2020, in addition to his role as the
ever-present Chef de Mission of Australia’s
team for the Winter Olympic Games, to be held
this February in PyeongChang, South Korea.
We wish Ian all the very best in these roles.
Margaret Johnson has had a long
association with Scotch Oakburn College
as a student, parent and teacher. Joining
the College community as a Prep student at
MLC, Margaret (’77) is also a parent of three
past students. She retires after 20 years of
Margaret has been a valued and highly
respected member of the Junior School Early
Primary team. Her experience, passion and
wisdom, and the quality of her educational
programs, has significantly contributed to the
Early Learning Centre, helping to make it the
vibrant learning community it is today.
Believing strongly in the importance of family,
Margaret’s focus on welcoming new families
to the College and developing their sense of
belonging has always been a strength of her
We wish Margaret well in her retirement and
thank her for her passionate and highly valued
contribution to the College.
Ross Lonergan was appointed as a bus driver
for the College in 2004. For many years he was
the regular driver for the College and knew the
name of every student on his runs, always going
out of his way to ensure students arrived at
College and home safely.
Ross also held the position of Bus Supervisor
in 2011 and 2012.
We wish Ross the very best in his retirement.
Emma came to Scotch Oakburn College
from China via the Northern Territory, starting in
Emma held the role of Head of English
during her four years at the College while also
teaching English at a senior level, and her
extensive interstate and international experience
in both local curriculum and the International
Baccalaureate have been invaluable. Emma
led the English department with a steady hand
during her time at the College, a time that has
seen many changes in the curriculum, and
we thank her for her consistent professional
Emma leaves us to take up a teaching
position at The Friends School in Hobart. She
will be missed by students and staff alike.
Rev. Steve Terrell
Reverend Steve Terrell led the College in its
Christian worship and devotion from January
2015 to September 2017. In that time he
was tireless in his efforts to get to know our
community and spent countless hours with
students and staff from across the whole
College, in and out of the classroom, leading
chapel in both campuses and coaching soccer.
In his almost 20 years of service to Scotch
Oakburn College, Clyde Tuck has fully engaged
in all the opportunities and avenues that are
available, including: teaching a variety of
subjects within the Business and Humanities
learning areas; holding the position of Head
of Nance House from 2001 to 2006 and Year
9/10 Coordinator in 2009; taking up the role
of Head of Business & Information Technology
in 2008, and evolving this area into Enterprise
and Digital Innovation by 2017; Coordinator of
the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award from 2001 to
2011; Person-in-Charge of football, basketball,
chess, surfing and sailing. He was also a great
supporter of our Education Outdoors program,
in particular the bush walking programs.
Clyde’s enthusiasm for Scotch Oakburn
and his colleagues have been his trademarks
throughout his time on staff. He will be missed
by all those who worked with him and by all
those he taught.
Mike Widdowson’s association with the
College began in 1969, working as a house
master and tutor in the boarding house until
1976. He was appointed the College’s first
Works and Projects Manager in 1993, replacing
the previous Maintenance Supervisor role.
A draftsman and builder, Mike’s enormous
creativity has left a permanent imprint on all
three campuses of the College.
A testament to these skills can be seen in the
design and construction of the Thornton Lewis
Building and Early Learning Centre on the
Elphin Campus, and the John Morris Centre
and Robert Dean Senior Student Centre on
the Penquite Campus – just a few of the many
projects Mike supervised at the College.
With his background in design and building,
Mike was often called upon to advise
the College’s Facilities and Infrastructure
Committee in the development of capital
project proposals for consideration by the
Board of Governance.
He was involved in the development and
progression of the College’s Master Plan from
2006 through to 2010. In his role as Works
and Projects Manager, Mike had to ensure
the integrity and presentation of the College’s
facilities and infrastructure.
Mike leaves a lasting legacy at the College for
students for many generations to come.
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