The end of our 2018 academic year has arrived and we are now “rolling over” to a new academic year on Monday. It has always been important to us to mark these milestones and celebrate the connections made throughout the year. Our annual Activities Day, held on Thursday, was unfortunately washed out, but students were still able to engage in a variety of activities on campus to mark the end of the current school year. This year saw our Years 10 and 11 students visit university campuses on Wednesday and Thursday as part of our Tertiary Tour program, aimed at inspiring them to consider their tertiary options. These visits were most worthwhile and will have given students plenty to think about as they move into Years 11 and 12 next week.
Our new academic year, known as Rollover, commences on Monday at Garnsey Campus. Students will have emptied their lockers this week, but do need to bring back their diaries and have all the requisite stationery and their netbook ready to commence their new studies. On Monday, students will receive a new timetable; these will also be available on VOS so that students can prepare for the right classes. Following Mentor Group and a year level assembly, students will commence their new Day 6 timetable, with Day 6 timings.
New students and buddies
We will welcome 14 new students to Garnsey Campus on Monday and throughout Rollover. New students are required to meet at the Lecture Theatre, where an assigned buddy will collect them and assist them in their transition. I am always impressed by the way in which our students welcome new students and I am sure this will be evident again next week.
Valedictory Service and Dinner
Held this evening, this service and dinner will be a fitting farewell for our Year 12 students and the many parents for whom it will be their final School event. We farewell 56 families at tonight’s service. I thank them for their ongoing support of Gippsland Grammar over many years.