A World of Opportunity 

Whole School Assembly | A visit from Dr Brian Spain

We all form the Kormilda community but we are each individuals with our own life story, our individual journey.

If we do what Rev. Salomo has suggested this morning, and listen to each other, we can learn from each other about decisions we make along our journey.  I have invited Dr Spain here today to talk about his career in health and what decisions he had to make along his life’s journey.  Dr Brian Spain is famous at Kormilda College for being the father of our 2016 top student Rebecca Spain, but he is also well-known identity in Darwin.
Dr Brian Spain was awarded a Member of the Order of Australia in 2016 for for his significant service to medicine in the discipline of anaesthesia, as a clinician, to healthcare standards, and to professional medical bodies.

Dr Spain has been the Director of Anaesthesia at RDH since 2001 and is also the Director of Hyperbaric Medicine and Co-Director of Surgery and Critical Care. Dr Spain provided critical triage and medical care to patients following the Bali Bombings, 2002 and 2005, and was involved in the establishment of the National Critical Care and Trauma Response Centre in 2004. He was also deployed to the Philippines in Team Alpha in the aftermath of Typhoon Haiyan in 2013 and recently following the devastating earthquake in Nepal.

We thank our School Captains, Gabrielle White and Ishwar Ramumkar for leading Assembly today, and for introducing Mr Thorbjornsen to talk about the upcoming Greatest Shave for a Cure.  Ms Cantrill spoke about the ‘Footloose’ – the College production taking place in early June. Also thank you to Kiyanna Murrungun and Reannen Lalara who gave the Welcome to the Larrakia Land. Our performers outdid themselves. Cerys Hughes, winner of the recent Pitch Perfect Competition, and our Year 12 Band – FUEGO, who recently took part in the Battle of the School bands competition at the Browns Mart.

Dr Helen Spiers | Principal


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