The College was privileged to welcome Mr George Rummery QC to the College on Monday 13 November for a special morning tea. The morning tea was held specifically to honour Mr Rummery and the music scholarship he introduced to the school in memory of his son, George William Rummery, Class of 1986. George William Rummery’s life ended tragically in 1982 when he was a Year 8 student at Waverley College.
George showed great musical talent, and for this reason the Rummery family introduced the George William Rummery Scholarship which is awarded to students of the College who display particular aptitude and interest in music. George’s family established a Scholarship Fund not long after his death, the capital of which is now sufficient to support an ongoing music scholarship in his name. The scholarship assists with music tuition fees and instrument hire on an ongoing basis for a student from Year 7 to 12, with one scholarship to be awarded annually.
Recipients so far include current students James Eveleigh (Year 7) and Gabriel Kidston (Year 9) and past student, Andreas Corcoran (Class of 2017).Parents Mark Corcoran, Melvin and Michelle Eveleigh and Nicole and John Kidston were also special guests at the special morning tea. Head of Music, Mr Chris Balkizas welcomed everyone and thanked Mr Rummery on behalf of the College as well as the students who have benefited from this scholarship.
“I play piano and french horn and piano with grade 6 on both and I love to play around on the drums, guitar, ukulele and many others,” says Gabe Kidston.
“Music to me is a way of relaxing and getting some peace. The scholarship means so much to me because it means I can play much more music and it means that I can influence younger students to play music.”
In Mr Rummery’s address, he stated that he saw the scholarship as something constructive and useful that can be done in his son’s name, “And, whilst it is an attempt to honour him – to provide what is hopefully a permanent memorial to a much loved and greatly missed son and brother – more importantly it may well be a means of extending the utility of his life.”
If you would like more information about the George William Rummery Scholarship, please contact the Development Office at Waverley College.