My speech in parliament on the Tanderrum Garden, Keilor Downs College - 29 May, 2017

It was a great honour to cut the ribbon and officially open the Tanderrum Gardens at Keilor Downs College. The beautiful new garden has been created as a quiet place for students who want to spend their time doing something peaceful like reading, talking with friends, playing chess or just sitting in the sun.

Tanderrum is an Aboriginal work taken from the language of Wrundjeri people who are the traditional inhabitants of the land that Keilor Downs College stands on.

The definition of Tanderrum really captures the true spirit of this space - literally it means ‘to promote the energy of participation’.

And if there is one thing that drives schools apart from learning is participation – the best way to learn is to participate with that what is going on around you.