Judy Allen Award winner 2017

December 14, 2017 5:55 am

This year’s most worthy winner is a past Kilvington Board member, who tragically died in August this year.
John Allin, was a journalist and public relations practitioner, who served on the Kilvington Board from 2004-2011. He was a key supporter of the School’s transition to coeducation, which has proven to be an outstanding success.

John was the creative mind behind Kilvington’s sponsorship of the Melbourne Press Club, which has given our students the opportunity to attend and contribute to topical presentations delivered by dignitaries, politicians, academics and the media.

Ever the team man, John guided discussions in a gentle, positive, cheerful and humorous way and had time for all members of our community.  He delighted in listening to and talking to people, taking a genuine interest in their lives.

He is survived by his wife Dallas, daughters Jess and Jacqui, both Kilvington Alumni, and grand-daughters Layla and Maya, who gave him so much joy since they were born last year.

The John Allin Young Writer Encouragement Award

At the behest of the family, a special award has been created in the memory of John.
It is an encouragement award for a Year 9 student in recognition of their emerging talent and effort in writing.  John loved mentoring young people in writing, so this is an apt award in his name.