Sylvia Walton & ACE Victoria Awards 2018

Wednesday 1st August 2018

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The Oration

The annual Sylvia Walton Oration is a significant event on the ACE Victoria calendar. Amongst many roles in education, Dr Sylvia Walton AO, FACE was Chancellor of La Trobe University, Principal of Tintern Grammar, Principal of St Catherine’s School and also Deputy Head of Campus at Caulfield Grammar School, Wheelers Hill. 

The oration is delivered by a prominent contributor to education and seeks to highlight contemporary issues faced by the education community.

This year’s oration will be presented by Edward Tudor. The prestigious Sir James Darling Medal and ACE Victoria Media Award will also be conferred at this event.

Guest Speaker

Edward is the founding Executive Director of the Melbourne Indigenous Transition School. He came to the role in 2014 having worked as a solicitor in Mergers & Acquisitions with law firm King & Wood Mallesons. He graduated from the University of Melbourne in 2010 with a combined Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and was one of KWM Australia’s first secondees to its Beijing office.

In 2016 Edward was awarded the Jack Brockhoff Foundation Churchill Fellowship to study organizations supporting the transition of young Indigenous people into mainstream educational opportunities across New Zealand, Canada, the USA and Lapland. In 2017 Edward was nominated for the New Corporation Pride of Australia Awards.

The Awards

Sir James Darling Medal

This ACE Victoria award is named after the founder of the College and is awarded each year to an eminent Victorian educator.

ACE Media Award

This award profiles a powerful and significant piece of education journalism published in Victoria and celebrates the journalist whose work it represents. The award receives submissions from many media outlets.

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