Deputy Principal - Head of Garnsey Campus | Gippsland Grammar


Deputy Principal - Head of Garnsey Campus

We have now completed our assessments and most curriculum for the year and planning for Rollover at Garnsey Campus is well underway, with classes and a new timetable close to being finalised. Next Tuesday, Year 10 and 11 students will receive their examination results and be provided with valuable feedback on these assessments. With Student Free days on Monday and Friday of next week, I remind parents that all students are required at School for the remainder of the week, including Activities Day and the Tertiary Taster tours for Years 10-11 students. The week will see the return and presentation of final assessments, which is an important part of the feedback that students receive and will inform their learning moving into the new academic year.  


While our senior students have been undertaking exam preparation and completion, this week has also seen the culmination of the Year 9 Outdoor Education program. Year 9 students and staff have participated in either fishing or mountain bike riding at Bright, horse riding at Coonawarra, surfing at Sandy Point, rafting the Mitchell River, rock climbing at Mt Arapiles or hiking from Mount Hotham to Falls Creek.  


The feedback we have received about the students throughout the week has been very complementary, particularly in regard to their well-developed skills, resilience and positive approach to challenges. Well done to all students and staff on the completion of these exciting and challenging programs. A special thanks to our dedicated team of Outdoor Education staff who have skilfully managed this logistical challenge to ensure students have a positive experience.  


Uniform Matters 

As you will know from previous newsletters, we will introduce a new Sports uniform in 2018. The new Sports cap, for Garnsey students only, has already been a real hit with many students. Rather than nagging them to put a hat on, we find ourselves asking them to remove it when inside; a better, more SunSmart alternative. The timing of the introduction of a new uniform is always challenging. With SEISA sport almost finished, we have agreed that students may wear the new Sports uniform from Rollover, bringing it forward from 2018 to assist families who need to make purchases this year. It is not compulsory now, however the changeover from old to new is required in full by the start of 2020. 


Student Achievements 

I wish Pippa Hollonds well as she heads to Perth with the Australian Ciriello Hockey Academy Under 16 girls team to play in the FHE International Cup. She will be playing against other Under 16 teams from Japan, Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Western Australia and New South Wales.  Pippa was selected for the team after trialling against other goal keepers from Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland. Pippa has also been selected to train in the High Performance Academy with Hockey Victoria and is in training for the Under 15 Junior Nationals. She has demonstrated commitment and achieved excellence in Hockey this year and I congratulate her on this achievement.  

Students participating in Yr 9 Electives