When I ask families why they chose Strathcona, usually they tell me something about the ‘’feel’’ of the place. This is then often closely followed by a comment about the ‘’warmth’’ of the Strathy community. These two intangibles have long been a huge part of what makes our school so special. We are built on a rich history of generations of generous, intelligent and humble people who share a set of common values. There’s a certain understatedness about the Strathcona community, but don’t be fooled by it – it’s most certainly intentional.
Combining her professional experience in communications and her passion for refugee and humanitarian issues, Cassie Cohen(’12)’s career journey to date has been a fascinating one. From volunteering and interning at the Australian Embassy in Kathmandu, to participating in Bounding Plains to Share – a multicultural storytelling adventure project to raise money for ASRC, (Asylum Seeker Research Centre) -, Cassie’s endeavours have been remarkable. Read more about Cassie’s story below.