Wellington Youth Summit
A group of Gippsland Grammar students joined young people from across the Wellington Shire at the Wellington Youth Summit, held at the wonderful new Wellington Centre on Thursday. Largely organised and facilitated by young people the summit aimed to:
- Provide a platform for young people across Wellington to have their voice heard on matters that they care about;
- Inspire, engage and energise young people to stand and have their say; and
- Give young people an opportunity to commit to actioning an idea – with the support needed.
Students enjoyed the experience and were most impressed by the keynote speaker Laura Pintur. In 2016, Laura co-founded ‘What’s Normal?’ a youth run advocacy movement that engages and educates young people. Through developing a school based education program and online platform, she aims to empower young people in Australia and Overseas to think critically about the culture around them. Since co-founding ‘What’s Normal?’ Laura has been awarded the Victorian Young Achiever of the year for 2017, The Saward Dawson Community Service and Social Impact Award 2017, and was selected to be part of The Foundation of Young Australians, Young Social Pioneers program in 2016. Well done to all those who participated and I look forward to students taking up more opportunities to be engaged in community events throughout the year.
Melbourne Holocaust Centre
Year 10 students spent a long day travelling to Melbourne on Tuesday for their visit to the Melbourne Holocaust Centre. This excursion is a key part of the History curriculum and is always a moving experience for participants. Students heard direct evidence from a holocaust survivor and were presented with much information from the education officer who was also able to answer plenty of questions. This excursion combined with classwork informs a major assessment task in Year 10 History.
House Swimming (Richard Ogilvie and Matthew Woodward)
On Monday 19 February, Gippsland Grammar held its annual House Swimming Carnival. While the day was convened in wetter than expected conditions, this didn’t dampen the spirit of students and staff. All House members competed with gusto and determination with support of House Leaders and Captains.
Below is the list of age champions: these athletes showed particular determination and prowess in the pool to win the top honour in their respective age groups. We wish all athletes the very best as they compete in the SEISA and ICCES competitions on Thursday 1 March and Wednesday 7 March.
Age Group Champions
U/13 Male: Cohen Frith (TH)
U/13 Female: Tess O’Toole (CD)
U/14 Male: Hamish Anderson (WB)
U/14 Female: Katie Kerby (CD)
U/15 Male: Zack Murphy (CD)
U/15 Female: Hannah Ng (CD)
U/16 Male: Chance Doultree (WB)
U/16 Female: Shauna Anderson (WB)
U/17 Male: Jack Edgar (TH)
U/17 Female: Claudia Todd (CD)
U/21 Male: Alex Seys (WB)
U/21 Female: Niamh Van Berkel (WB)
Overall Winner: Wellington Binks
Runner Up: Cranswick Dargo
Swimming Spirit Shield: Cranswick Dargo
Tom Osbourne Medley Relay: Wellington Binks
STAGGFAIR Things to Do for Garnsey families
- Register for the Tie Dye Fun Run (see Gippsland Grammar website)
- Make a contribution to the Mentor Group Spinning Wheel basket
- Check emails next week and reply with your preference for assistance for STAGGFAIR and / or your children’s class activities – donation of goods and produce, set up, help on day or all of the above.