Today I had the pleasure of celebrating Westbourne Grammar’s sesquicentennial sculpture park opening.
Entitled Loose Variables, the park’s large-scale sculpture was created by renowned artist Sanné Mestrom. Besides celebrating the School’s 150 year anniversary, the sculpture represents a visible symbol of the School’s arts and enrichment program and its commitment to supporting art in Melbourne’s West.

Westbourne Grammar has much to celebrate. From small beginnings, fostering only 23 students in the time of its opening in 1867, the school has grown to an enrolment of 1650, teaching students from prep up until year 12.

The opening was a very successful event and I would like to specifically thank Westbourne Grammar’s principal, Meg Hansen, the School’s Guest of Honour for the celebration, Terry Bracks AM, as well as the Mayor and Deputy Mayor of the City of Wyndham, Councillor Henry Barlow and Councillor Kim McAliney, Chair of the School Board, Ilija Grgic, former principal, Geoffrey Ryan, and my federal colleague who was also present in the opening, Joanne Ryan MP.


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