Loud Fence Installation Ceremony

In 2016, the students of The Geelong College sought to show their support for survivors of harm at our school, by instigating a Loud Fence at the corner of Talbot and Aphrasia Streets. The Loud Fence ribbons symbolised the support from today’s College community to the students of the past.

In consultation with the students, the College then removed the ribbons at the end of 2016 so that they could be turned into a permanent installation elsewhere in the school.

At 10am on Saturday 3 March, the College will hold a Loud Fence installation ceremony in the College Chapel at Senior School. There will be an informal morning tea available in the College Dining Hall at the conclusion of the ceremony.

The ceremony is an event for the whole College community as part of our outreach and support for survivors of historical harm. As a part of the ceremony it will be acknowledged that some students were harmed while attending The Geelong College. Through the telling of their stories we have learned a great deal about survivors’ experiences and how to avoid this happening again. Our commitment to providing a safe environment for our students will also be a part of this occasion.

All past and present staff, parents and students are most welcome. Of course, survivors of harm are welcome to attend but it is understandable that many may not be able to attend, for a variety of reasons. The event will be recorded and available to the College Community as a video which we plan to have available for viewing on the College website.

The College encourages any victims struggling with the continuing effects of harm to report their concerns. Please feel welcome to make a confidential call to our independent facilitator, Pauline Ryan, on 1800 260 038. Calls may be made anonymously if you wish. We also encourage anyone with knowledge of such offences to report this to police at the Geelong Sexual Offence and Child Abuse Investigations Team on (03) 5223 7200.

We look forward to welcoming members of the College community for this significant event.


Loud Fence Installation Ceremony
Date: Saturday 3 March 2018
Time: 10am
Venue: The Geelong College Chapel, Senior School, corner Aphrasia and Talbot Streets, Newtown
RSVP to by Monday 26 February 2018
Dress: Smart casual

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