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New Managers!

Following on from his role as National Universities Coordinator at Red Frogs, Mark Gellie and his wife Amy are preparing for the new challenge of leading the Res. They will bring with them their three children, Briah, Sam and Lewis. Find out more about them

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2016 Annual Report

The Kew Baptist Student Hostel Inc Association is the incorporated association responsible for the management of the Res.
This year’s AGM took place on April 30. To read the reports from the Chair, Managers and Treasurer, click on the image below.

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The Two of Us

The Two of Us – Andy Hunter and Glynn Chambers (2005 – ’06)

Andy Hunter and Glynn Chambers, in many ways, couldn’t be more different.

But their relationship, forged through living together at the Hostel, continues to be strong despite living on different continents in opposite hemispheres.

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KSR Accommodation Scholarship Fund

KSR Accommodation Scholarship Fund

We know that students from rural Australia are at a disadvantage – for a wide range of reasons – in regards to access to, and success in, higher education. Studies have shown the support by way of scholarships for financially disadvantaged students can not only increase the opportunity for further education and improve educational outcomes, but that these scholarships also contribute to their recipients’ improved self-efficacy and contribution to society.

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Ruach

Ruach: Writings from the Breath of Creativity and Spirituality (Zoe Boyle ’15 and Marny Croot ’11-’12)

Zoe and Marny were part of the very first cohort of NEXT students at Whitley College in 2015. Now in just its third year, NEXT has had nine former KSR students undertake the course. As part of the course, Zoe and Marny contributed to a book of creative works called Ruach: Writings from the Breath of Creativity and Spirituality. We offer a piece from each of them here…

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Community Life – Care

Community Life – Establishing Care Groups

What better way to get to know the strangers you’ve just moved in with than being locked in a room together and having a timed challenge to figure out your escape or jumping in a mini-van and going on a road trip to Geelong!

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Giving

We know that students from rural Australia are at a disadvantage – for a wide range of reasons – in regards to access to, and success in, higher education. Studies have shown the support by way of scholarships for financially disadvantaged students can not only increase the opportunity for further education and improve educational outcomes, but that these scholarships also contribute to their recipients’ improved self-efficacy and contribution to society.

We at KSR strive to provide affordable accommodation to students making their way to Melbourne from regional and rural parts of Australia, especially for those in need of financial assistance.

The KSR Accommodation Scholarship Fund has been established with the Australian Communities Foundation, which acts as the trustee for the fund. The KSR Accommodation Scholarship is used to provide fee relief for those in financial need. Our vision is that the fund will one day provide enough fee relief to ensure that financial reasons will never prevent someone from living at the Res in order to undertake tertiary study.

We encourage all Friends of KSR to consider making a contribution to the fund through a once-off donation, regular giving or by leaving a bequest. Donations are tax-deductible. Anything given is much appreciated as we seek to make tertiary education in Melbourne available to all.

To find out more about giving to the fund, download our donor information sheet. You can make your donation here.

If you would like to leave a bequest, see more details here.

To find out how to apply for a scholarship, you will be able to download information and a form to complete later in 2017.

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Friends of KSR

Being part of the Res is about being part of a community that is over 50 years old. Living at Res, whether as a student or staff member, is one of those significant life experiences. Many others have made up the KSR community over the years, including parents, Committee members and people from Kew Baptist Church. As such, we like to think that our ongoing community is broader than our alumni and includes all those who have been friends along the way. Friends of KSR, then, exists to keep the sense of community alive once people have gone their separate ways.

We are continually looking for new ways to connect with our friends. Please update your details with us to ensure that you will receive the Mary St Post and so you can let us know if you’d like to be involved in the ongoing activities of the Res in any way.

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Design for community

Simple, clean and user-friendly design of the food service and preparation area.

Simple, clean and user-friendly design of the food service and preparation area.

Over the past 12 months, we have made some significant changes to our spaces to improve the living experience.

Studio Constantine helped us refurbish our dining room, and our new student capital levy has been used to refurbish the much-loved and well-worn tower.

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Events and Achievements

What’s happening at Res?

There’s always a lot happening at Res. In the two editions of the Mary Street Post that you will receive each year, we wish to provide a bit of a snapshot of some of the fun community events, and the achievements of those in our community.

Matt Brown, back at Res after receiving his award.

Matt Brown, back at Res after receiving his award.

Celebrating Achievements

Matthew Brown – Dean’s Scholarship, Swinburne University

Caleb Wong – finalist (top 3) in ANAM performance competition (cello)

Tara Pedersen – ECHO Hockey B&F

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