Principal Renouf’s 2022 Family Weekend Speech

After the two years we have just come through I am filled with gratitude and awe at the way our community rallies to navigate challenging times together.

There were many highlights to Semester 1, however the Burgmann Band’s Big Night Out win was certainly a standout. Congratulations to band members Aiden, Thomas, Poppy, Zara, Bridget, Darcy, Sam, Lily, Jade, Josh, Tom, Ryan and Kirby who worked so hard! These BNO Champions really gave it their all. During their rehearsal nights in the Chapel I confess I was a stone’s throw away in my kitchen having a boogie to Beyoncé with my daughters, Margot and Ava.

In February, soon after our Welcome Weekend and New Residents Welcome Program, Covid became an unwanted (but not unexpected) guest at the College, as I explain in my speech at the Family Weekend Gala Dinner in more

2022 Burgmann Bursary Appeal

The endowment of our bursary program is vital to removing the financial barriers to joining the Burgmann community. Given the cost of a university education for today’s students, what we need now is to offer more substantial and a higher number of bursaries each year to help with the rising costs of education and living. It is time to grow our bursary fund so we can provide more generous support to the next generation of young people in need. We want to ensure that all deserving applicants can take up their rightful place in our community.       

We are asking our alumni and friends to donate to the Bursary Appeal in 2022 so we can more adequately support current and future Burgmann residents.

Read our bursary impact stories here