An Appointment with Ted


I took a half day off yesterday to be at the Melbourne Convention Centre, aka Jeff’s Shed. It was the Premier’s VCE Award and kiddo had won something.

I jumped on a tram on Collins Street about a block and a half down from my office and got there about 15 minutes later.

The event was scheduled to be held in the Plenary 2 hall. I met Tress and Kiddo at the foyer and soon made our way into the hall. There was a range of presenters – there were some 280 winners – and we were half concerned which of the presenters would be doing that part with Kiddo’s win.

Other than Ted Baillieu the Premier, Alex Chernov the Governor of Victoria, the Minister of Education and Minister of Higher Learning, and industry representatives –business executive (IBM), fashion designer (Peter Alexander), restaurateur (from Daylesford), opera singer (an indigenous person), Olympic athlete (a winter Olympic jumper), scientist (University of Melbourne professor) and environmental campaigner – all presented to different categories of winners.

Kiddo’s turn was just after the major winners – the overall VCE top achievers – and she had the Governor handing out her certificate. There was a long process to go through the other recipients after that but I enjoyed it. The whole thing took 2 hours and after that there was afternoon tea served and after taking a few photos, we left the place around 4pm.

I am very pleased for kiddo and extremely grateful to God for blessing her in this way. I hope the sense of hard work, drive and purpose never abates and she will always find joy and meaning in everything she does.

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