Congratulations to our Pacific Islander students and to our current SWC Helen Lambropoulos and former SWC, Katie Archibald, for being awarded first prize in the 2012 Culture Diversity Quest. The prize was awarded for a three year long project designed to raise awareness of the challenges and cultural expectations facing Pacific Islander students. The final product is a short documentary on their experiences of school and home, the expectations placed on secondary students and the qualities and support that they value form their teachers at school. The film also suggests ways in which schools can make Pacific Islander students time at school feel positive and engaging. Pacific Voices was a partnership with John Fawkner College, Glenroy College and Kildonan Services. We showed the film to our staff at the start of the year. The project prize is $10,000 for resources and future projects focused on building cultural understanding. On 22nd March, students accepted the Cultural Diversity Award, the main award of the Quest at a ceremony at Parliament House. The Honorable Nicholas Kotsiras, Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Citzenship, presented the award to Petronella Mino, Dylan Letoga and Montel Matue. Chloe Mino was unfortunately absent on the day. Assistant Principal, Heather Secomb and Student Wellbeing Coordinator, Helen Lambropoulos were extremely proud of the students achievements and were pleased to see the students engage in the event and accept their award with the Minister. Students and staff are excited about the opportunities that this award has created for Brunswick Secondary College and look forward to working on new and exciting projects.