Deputy Principal - Head of Garnsey Campus | Gippsland Grammar

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09/03/2018
Deputy Principal - Head of Garnsey Campus

GIRLS BRAINSTEM INNOVATION CHALLENGE

Gippsland Grammar entered two teams of Year 10 and 11 girls to participate in the BrainSTEM Innovation Challenge, a program which offers students the opportunity to work with a female Medical Researcher from either the Florey Institute, the Doherty Institute, the Walter & Eliza Hall Institute, the Peter McCallum Cancer Centre or the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute. Travelling to Melbourne on Tuesday this week, each team was matched with a mentor from WiSPP (Women in Science Parkville precinct) who held an introductory session at the Florey Institute. The teams will engage in a further four or five mentoring sessions (via Skype) and work on their project between now and June; they will have an opportunity to present and showcase their outcomes later in the year. This a new initiative for regional students and it is wonderful that our girls have the opportunity to gain this insight into some exciting STEM opportunities.

MEALS ON WHEELS

Year 8 students and parents have been responsible for supporting the ‘Meals on Wheels’ program this week. It is a community service activity where midday meals are delivered to people who, for one reason or another, find it hard to cook good meals for themselves. The program depends totally on volunteers for the delivery of the meals, and our students have conducted themselves well and grasped this opportunity. Well done, Year 8. Many thanks to those parents who assisted.

DEBATING

After a successful year of competition in 2017, our students have commenced their 2018 Debaters Association of Victoria (DAV) Schools Competition in the Berwick region this week. Students have been training each week under the guidance of Mrs Julie Cannon for several weeks now. Held at St Margaret’s School in Berwick, students travelled to the venue after school and returned late on Thursday night. Congratulations to all the participants for their dedication and to the staff for their support of students.

PHYSICS AT LUNA PARK

Physics students enjoyed a day in St Kilda on Friday as part of the annual VCE Physics Day at Luna Park in St. Kilda. Activities on the day were organised by the Australian Institute of Physics (Victorian Branch) and were directly applicable to the Unit 3 Physics curriculum. Of special interest were experiments covering gravitation, acceleration and circular motion, which are difficult to replicate in a school laboratory. This was another great opportunity for students to engage in amazing hands on learning in STEM activities.

 

STAGGFAIR

Another reminder about STAGGFAIR on Sunday 18 March. Plans are progressing well although we still need volunteers on many of the Garnsey campus stalls and I encourage families to register early for the Die Hard Fun Run.

Contact staggfair@gippslandgs.vic.edu.au if you are able to assist in any way.

Each Mentor Group has a Spinning Wheel Basket being put together and the themes are again listed below.

7A

Cannon

Green

7B

Macaulay

Games

7C

Singh / O'Connor

Easter

7D

Ogilvie

Reading

8A

Gilmour

Easter

8B

O'Reilly

Water

8C

Ries

Rainbow

8D

Wilson

Ready to Bake

9A

Wills

Easter Egg

9B

Reynolds

Farm and Garden

9C

Williams

Movies

9D

Dolbel

The Outdoors

9E

Smith

Aussie BBQ

10

Ryan

Rainbow

10

Caithness

Sweets Galore

10

Lechappe

Australia

10

Henderson/Ripon

Relaxation

10

de Keersmaeker

Breakfast

10

Hodges

Easter

11

Dyke

Sport

11

Kuch

Easter

11

Davis/Kyriakou

Bathroom Odds & Suds

11

Ray

Candy Crush

11

Mesaric

Camping and Fishing

12

Gaulke

Easter

12

Dettbarn

Arnotts

12

Salveson

Laundry

12

Hahn

Star Wars

12

Lineham

Rainbow

12

Flanagan/Shinagawa

Red