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Charles Slucki

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September 21, 2016

Murray Thompson MP paid tribute to Charles Slucki, former teacher at Sandringham College in a Members Statement in the Victorian Parliament.

Charles Slucki was a popular and highly respected member of the school community.

Mr Thompson delivered the following Members Statement:

Charles Slucki

Mr THOMPSON (Sandringham)—On Friday, 26 August 2016, family, friends, former students and teachers gathered together at Okie Dokie in Braeside to honour the memory and legacy of Charles Slucki, Victorian Teacher of the Year 1996. Charles died unexpectedly last year. Conversations with Charles and fellow teacher Dr David Taylor could last 2 to 3 hours as the realms of good ideas were explored. Ideas which were realised saw functions organised with Sir Zelman Cowen, Sir James Gobbo and Victorian humanitarian Moira Kelly. Student journeys were supported. Berendale students were mentored. Charles was Victorian Teacher of the Year in 1996 while at Sandringham College. He later taught at Mount Scopus Memorial College, where he oversaw the development of a new theatre. He led student tours to London and New York.
Charles dedicated his professional life to mentoring, teaching, encouraging and inspiring his students to be the best they could be. He had a selfless vision of the common good, which he sought to advance. He gave belief and self-confidence to his students. His greatest delight was his family—wife, Mich, and his children, Jacob and David, and their families—following their sporting, academic and career journeys. Charles wove golden threads as a storyteller and director/producer, seeking to build a better world both within his family and beyond. According to former student Guy Stayner, speaking on behalf of former students, ‘Charles believed in all of us. The legacy of Charles “Sluggo” Slucki lives on through us’.