We mourn the passing of our teacher, friend and colleague, Mr Jev Telford, who passed away last week.  Mr Telford will be remembered for his contribution to Mooroolbark College having taught at the College for the past 32 years.  Mr Telford worked across all year levels teaching English to thousands of Mooroolbark students.  He led the English Department for many years in addition to holding many other leadership roles.

Mr Telford taught Year 11 and Year 12 English demonstrating a passion for supporting students to achieve their best.  In addition, he loved teaching junior English, especially his Year 7 English classes.

Mr Telford was the Home Group Teacher of Red 8 since 2009.  He was an enthusiastic member of Red House and could always be relied on to support Red House at all sporting carnivals and events.   Over the last few years, Mr Telford enjoyed the time he spent on camps with Mooroolbark College students and he would often recount stories of the experiences he had getting to know students and staff during these tours. 

You could always count on Mr Telford to perform at any College event, and during SRC Carnival days and assemblies he would often perform for the school.  His musical talent was extraordinary.  He was also our resident announcer at sporting carnivals and his wit and sense of humour always added to the atmosphere of the day. 

Mr Telford, forever a wordsmith, was the author of the College’s vision statement, a place to inspire discover, to value and seize opportunity

What we will miss most about Mr Telford is his genuine care and concern for others. 

We extend our most sincere sympathies to Mr Telford’s family.  His sons, Ben and Sam were students at Mooroolbark College.