Friday 10 February 2017

This boy can

Year 12 student Jonah has a passion for photography and sport. He has represented the School in Hockey in the AGSV competition and recently a photo he took on a Round Square Service Trip to Cambodia was used in the School’s Lead The Way marketing campaign.

Jonah started his journey at Ivanhoe in 2012 and is now embarking on his final year of studies. He believes his sport and photography will provide him with some balance and relief from the academic pressure of Year 12. Though he has always been interested in the landscape around him inspiration really hit when he went on a School trip to Cambodia.

“I’ve done a little bit of travelling with my family, but my most noteworthy to date would be the School 2015 Cambodia trip. At this point in time I had well and truly established my love for photography so just about the entirety of my experience was spent with a camera in my hand. It was great fun being able to photograph the people and amazing places like Angkor Wat, the beautiful rural areas surrounding the Peak Sneng Village or even just the busy streets of Phnom Penh.”

The image taken by Jonah on his trip and used in the Lead the Way campaign typifies the experience of travelling overseas to take part in service work and captures a candid moment in the life of an Ivanhoe student.

The School encourages international awareness in young people by developing an international mindset and intercultural understanding, giving students the skills and knowledge to participate in an increasingly global society. As a member of the Round Square group of schools, Ivanhoe shares the vision of taking education far beyond the academic to personal development and responsibility. The pillars or IDEALS of the network are Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service and these IDEALS are embedded in every area of school life at Ivanhoe.

A key component of the School’s commitment to Round Square is the ongoing work in Cambodia. Each year, a group of students participate in the School’s Cambodian Service Project, working with aid organisations operating locally in Cambodia.

At Ivanhoe Grammar School we believe in our students and support them to be the best person they can be. The school wishes Jonah all the best for his final year and looks forward to seeing where his passions take him.