Members of the MLC community were invited some months ago to ‘take their seat’ to support the refurbishment of seating in our treasured MLC Assembly Hall. The refurbishment program is now complete. All seats and arm rests have been newly padded and recovered, new springs have been fitted and seat frames renovated. As well as being much more comfortable, the refurbished seating looks truly magnificent!
The success of the Take Your Seat program reflects the contributions of hundreds of current parents, past students, staff and friends of the College who ‘purchased’ a refurbished seat. We thank all members of the College community who gave to this project. Donors chose the wording for the plaques on the back of ‘their’ seats to honour loved ones, students past or present, MLC community members, or simply to record their own names for posterity.
The Take Your Seat program will support our students on a daily basis, while at the same time help to preserve our historic Assembly Hall for the benefit of generations to come. We are of course conscious that our refurbished seats are empty right now. The pandemic has put the events synonymous with this special space – music and drama performances, assemblies, House meetings and other events – temporarily on hold. Not being able to hold such events reminds us just how much they mean to our MLC community. We can’t wait to be together again, enjoying memorable moments in our much-loved Assembly Hall.
A very limited number of refurbished balcony seats remain available, with your donation of $350 (tax deductible) per seat. In recognition of your gift, your unique place in the Assembly Hall’s life story will be commemorated in the form of a personalised, dedicated plaque to be placed on the back of a newly refurbished seat.
For more information, please contact the MLC Advancement Office; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone: +61 3 9274 6308.