• Scholarship Certificate Presentation Lunch 2016 Registration

    Come and support us in Returning Opportunity at our Scholarship Presentation Lunch on June 5 2016 at the Royal Canberra Golf Club! Attendees will have the opportunity to celebrate  our scholarship recipients boarding at Canberra Girls Grammar School and Canberra Grammar School and acknowledge their achievements for 2016, listen to our Guest Speakers and hear about what’s on for 2016.

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  • Photographs from the Spring Lunch 2015

    The Podmore Foundation was delighted to host its annual Spring Lunch on October 25 at the Royal Canberra Golf Club. Podmore thanks all of its supporters and benefactors for attending the Lunch to celebrate Returning Opportunity in good company, and most importantly for their ongoing support to Podmore’s scholarship recipients. Thanks to Peter Breen for acting as Podmore’s official photographer on the day!

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  • Podmore Scholarship Recipient Competes for Australia in 2015 Dragon Boat World Championships 

    18 year old Larissa, Podmore scholarship recipient and Vice-Captain at Canberra Girls Grammar School, was selected as a member of U24 Australian Dragon Boating squad, the “Auroras,” and competed in the 2015 World Championships in Wellend, Canada from 19 to 23 August 2015. During the championships, the team competed against 2500 paddlers from 18 countries and won three gold, one silver and three bronze medals. Congratulations Larissa and the Auroras!

    Larissa, following her selection to compete with the Auroras at the Dragon Boat World Championships in 2015 (Photo taken by Australian Dragon Boat Federation)
  • The Podmore Runners, Packers and Prams City2Surf Report 2015

    It was a very chilly morning but the sun was shining for this years Sun Herald City2Surf. Most of the 55 members of The Podmore Runners, Packers and Prams team assembled on the stairs facing the beautiful St Marys Cathedral. Team members had an opportunity to meet old friends for past years and make new friends. The ADFA pack marchers, Canberra Girls Grammar School students and teachers, Podmore mentors and Podmore babies and parents enjoyed the loud music and atmosphere while warming up, stretching and taking lots of photos and selfies.

    The Podmore Runners, Packers and Prams 2015
  • Prof. Mick Dodson Presents Scholarship Certificates for 2015 (guest speaker Kyol Blakeney)

    The Podmore Foundation’s Board proudly announced seven Canberra-based scholarships at the annual Scholarship Presentation Lunch, which was held at the Royal Canberra Golf Club on Sunday 15 March 2015. Scholarships were presented by Professor Mick Dodson, and the special guest speaker was Kyol Blakeney, Podmore’s inaugural scholarship recipient and graduate.

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  • One Girl’s Story So Far

    In 2010, Larissa from Mackay, Far North Queensland, was the first Indigenous girl to enroll as a boarder at Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS).

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  • One Boy’s Journey So Far

    Kyol, from Werris Creek, NSW would not have received a secondary education that connected his talents and determination without a scholarship to board at Scots College, Sydney. 

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2016 Podmore Running Events

Two Big Running Events! Double the opportunity to Return Opportunity! This year The Podmore Runners and Packers will not only be entering The Sun Herald City2Surf in Sydney on the 14th August for its 8th year, but also The Canberra Times Fun Run in Canberra on the 4th September. Entries for the Canberra event have not opened yet, but the link needed to enter The City2Surf team is listed below. Early bird prices are currently being offered until the 10th June, so click the link below to save. Both events are for all ages and fitness levels. Our youngest Podmore …

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Scholarship Certificate Presentation Lunch 2016 Registration

Come and support us in Returning Opportunity at our Scholarship Presentation Lunch on June 5 2016 at the Royal Canberra Golf Club! Attendees will have the opportunity to celebrate  our scholarship recipients boarding at Canberra Girls Grammar School and Canberra Grammar School and acknowledge their achievements for 2016, listen to our Guest Speakers and hear about what’s on for 2016.

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Brigadier Damien “Dolly” Roche Golf Day

The year commenced for the Podmore Foundation in a very poignant way with the inaugural Brigadier Damian “Dolly” Roche golf day on 7 January. Many of Damian’s friends and supporters turned out on a very warm day for a great round of golf at the Federal Golf Club.

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Photographs from the Spring Lunch 2015

The Podmore Foundation was delighted to host its annual Spring Lunch on October 25 at the Royal Canberra Golf Club. Podmore thanks all of its supporters and benefactors for attending the Lunch to celebrate Returning Opportunity in good company, and most importantly for their ongoing support to Podmore’s scholarship recipients. Thanks to Peter Breen for acting as Podmore’s official photographer on the day!

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President’s Report for 2015

Dr Bob Breen, the outgoing President of the Podmore Foundation, prepared the following report covering Podmore’s successes and achievements through 2015, and the vision for the future.

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Podmore Foundation Announces Guest Speaker Jessa Rogers for Spring Lunch 2015

The Podmore Foundation is proud to announce that Jessa Rogers, a a Wiradjuri woman, Naidoc committee member and Reconciliation scholar at ANU will be the guest speaker at the Podmore Foundation’s eighth annual Spring Lunch, to be held on 25 October at the Royal Canberra Golf Club. Registration details to follow soon.