Garnsey | Gippsland Grammar

Garnsey

The 10 hectare campus is a spacious environment which supports student learning and co-curricular activities ...

The Garnsey Campus is our Year 7 – 12 campus and is located on a 10 hectare site which was originally the Gippsland Grammar Boys School and upon amalgamation with St. Anne's Church of England Girls Grammar School, became the secondary Campus of St. Anne's and Gippsland Grammar School, now known as Gippsland Grammar.

 

We have approximately 600 students enrolled at Garnsey Campus with an average of 100 students in each year level.  Students travel daily from as far Lakes Entrance in the east, Morwell in the West, Yarram in the south and many places in between. With designated Gippsland Grammar buses transporting students from East Gippsland and the Latrobe Valley, we also rely heavily on Government system buses to transport students. Blackwood House, our Boarding House is adjacent to the campus and is a home away from home for up to 50 Garnsey campus students.

 

The 10 hectare campus is a spacious environment which supports student learning and co-curricular activities. The Chapel of St Anne sits at the centre of the campus and is the venue for weekly Chapel services and some wonderful lunchtime and evening concerts and parent information evenings. Other facilities include a designated Year 9 Centre on the North West corner of the campus which enables a team of dedicated middle years’ teachers to support Year 9s in a dynamic year of growth. Adjacent to the Year 9 Centre is our Outdoor Education Department which conducts challenging outdoor adventures as part of the Year 7 – 9 curriculum and within our amazing Gippsland region. Other facilities include a well-resourced Information Services Centre, the Laurie Payne Gymnasium, Garnsey Hall, an 8 lane athletics track, oval and sporting fields, and Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Science and general classrooms which have been refurbished to promote visible learning initiatives and academic care.

 

Our campus caters for student learning in a calm and disciplined environment where individual excellence is paramount and where its considered okay to work hard and excel. We offer a range of VCE, VET and VCAL at Years 11 and 12.  Students in Years 7-12 are supported by our Pathways Department where additional support or extension opportunities are required. It is our aim to 'know' each student and work with them to reach their potential as embodied in our Academic Care model.

 

Students are also well supported through a variety of pastoral care initiatives and encouraged to always achieve personal excellence and to value being part of a respectful community. It is our aim to foster leadership in each student, both through designated roles such as Prefects, House Officials, Community Service and Class Captains and through an active Students Representative Council. Our students are supported by quality and professional teachers who engage in regular and ongoing professional learning projects and who provide expertise in their subject areas and in pastoral care.

 

At our Garnsey campus our School values, Compassion, Leadership, Excellence, Responsibility and Respect are embodied in all that we do and our students are testament to these values.

 

Jan Henry

Head of Garnsey Campus