The Christina Montgomery Oration 2019
Virginia Trioli will present the fourth annual Christina Montgomery Oration at the School on Wednesday 24 April from 6.00pm.
The Christina Montgomery Oration is named in honour of the first principal of The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School and was created to celebrate the successes and achievements of extraordinary women, while simultaneously supporting the current cohort of students.
The intent of the Oration is to provide an opportunity for a woman of influence to address the community on a topic of their choice. This year we are fortunate to announce our speaker:
Journalist and broadcast presenter
Virginia Trioli is a journalist, author and presenter on the ABC.
In 2001 Virginia Trioli won a Walkley Award for confronting then Defence Minister Peter Reith over the Government’s claims that refugees were throwing their children overboard.
She is also the author of Generation F: Sex, Power and the Young Feminist.
Virginia is a regular commentator and host of TV programs such as Insiders and Q&A as well as the host of ABC News Breakfast, each morning from 6am.
Virginia has long been a supporter of the School, and The Foundation. She was MC at The Foundation Launch event in March 2016. We thank her for her ongoing support.
The launch of The Mac.Rob Foundation took place on the 5th March 2016, at the National Gallery Victoria. The Mac.Rob Foundation charted the trajectory of women, young and old, who have been empowered by their education, and celebrated the launch of a Foundation that will go on to assist other young women to do the same.
Did you miss the night? Copies of the program of the event's proceedings have been provided for download.
An amazing night spent celebrating the power of an important school - and marking the efforts of influential and educated women.
The Mac.Rob Foundation has been established to support the educational needs of girls in Victoria. For example, every year Mac.Robertson Girls' High School sees many young talented women cross the threshold, from all walks of life and many varied backgrounds. As the State's premier selective school for young women, The Mac.Robertson Girls' High School is dedicated to giving talented and gifted young women the support they need to help them realise their full potential. However many young women, regardless of their talent and abilities, can find themselves held back by simple financial issues: excursions may be out of reach, computer equipment too costly, or the opportunity to study overseas may not be possible for many otherwise exemplary young women.
We believe that all gifted young women in Victoria, regardless of their background and circumstance, should be given the opportunity to be the best they can. With the support of The Mac.Rob Foundation, that is now possible.
The Mac.Rob Foundation provides support through the provision of grants, through bursaries, and through the creation of pathways to tertiary education and beyond.
The launch of The Mac.Rob Foundation has been a crucial first step in creating a steady flow of support, assisting the next generation of young, powerful and influential women.
The event was ably captured through the marvellous lens of Agatha Yim.