Welcome Reception

Three International students enjoyed a welcome reception at Government House on Wednesday 2 March. Elwood College was represented by Year 11 students Gabriela Turella Mielzynski (Brazil) and Hyoyi Pyun (South Korea) and Year 10 student Katherine Bai (China). Hyoyi and Gabriela are pictured here.

Accompanied by our International Student Program Manager Stella Turchina, the girls were welcomed by Governor Linda Dessau, along with international students from all over Victoria. They enjoyed touring Government House and Hyoyi even wowed the crowds with an impromptu piano performance.

Gabriela said the reception was "very special". "The speakers encouraged us to make Australian friends and not just stick with the International group. And to let Australia become a part of our lives forever," she said. "Visiting the gardens and the rooms was really cool too."