Globally, March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and the College has been forwarded this article that appeared on the Brain Injury Australia website.
Lachlan Green was born with an ABI [acquired brain injury] as a direct result of a forceps delivery that went horribly wrong. Lachie started at Whitefriars College in 2010 and over his six years’ here, achieved phenominal things including:
- Service to the School Award Year 8 â€“ 2011
- Service to the School Award Year 9 â€“ 2012
- Leadership Award Year 10 â€“ 2013
- Peer Mentor Year 10 â€“ 2013
- Academic Excellence Award for Cert II in Sport & Recreation Year 11 â€“ 2014
- Peer Mentor Year 11 â€“ 2014
- Half Colours Music Year 11 â€“ 2014
- Peer Mentor Year 12 â€“ 2015.
At the end of Year 12 in 2015, Lachie was awarded the Principalâ€™s Award, which is rarely given and is based solely on staff nominations. Lachie was unanimously nominated by every staff member of the College; a first in the Collegeâ€™s 55-year history and testament to Lachie as a person.
On top of this, Lachie represented Whitefriars:
- 2010 ACC Swim Team Winners
- 2011 and 2013 ACC Hockey Team Runners Up
- 2010-2012 Double Bass player in the Junior Concert Band
- 2011-2015 Bass Guitarist in Jazz Combo Band
- 2011-2015 Bass Guitarist in College Rock Band
- 2010-2015 Musician at Collegeâ€™s â€œBelieve in Musicâ€ concerts for feeder Primary Schools
- 2013-2015 Jazz Combo represented the School at Catholic Education Week Concert/Opening Ceremony
- 2014-2015 Helped organise and play in a Charity Netball Tournament against Catholic Ladies College to raise money for Schools in Kenya and East Timor.
A read-through of the article, detailing Lachie’s extraordinary journey, links back in the end to our College motto, “We Belong, We Believe, We Become”. For Lachie and the Green family, that motto has a greater meaning: â€œWe belong to a family and wider support network, we believe that no one is defined or confined by what happens to them, and we become stronger to face and overcome the challenges to achieve goals and make them a reality.â€
Read more by clicking here and well done Lachie. You are a champion, in every sense of the word. We could not be more proud.