The Strathfield College Melbourne and Strathfield College Sydney campuses welcomed the 2017 Melbourne Cup with their very own “Melbourne Cup VET Hat Day”. Vocational Education & Training (VET) students and faculty put on a creative fashion parade as they proudly brandished their self-made hats throughout their campuses.
Just like the chic attendees at the Flemington Racecourse in Melbourne, each class—made up of a number of international students—took this fun opportunity to showcase their varied styles and tastes in headpieces. Warmth and laughter filled both campuses, while plenty of food and drinks filled everybody’s stomachs. No horses and racing of any sort were involved, but everyone had a great time just the same!
Strathfield’s Melbourne Cup VET Hat Day introduced international students, especially the new ones, to another colourful aspect of studying in Australia. It’s one of many fun-filled customs observed by the Strathfield community that’s simply meant to bring everyone together.