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09/03/2018
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Art & Design at Gippsland Grammar Flourishing

Once again Gippsland Art Gallery have opened their “Flourish” VCE Art Exhibition at the Maffra Exhibition space. Congratulations to the following 2017 VCE Art and Design students who have been selected to show at the space; Emma Hearnes, Breanna Segafredo, Harley Kewish, Ali Taylor and Tom Stewart. The exhibition gives students an opportunity to experience the exhibition process; from developing ideas, exploring media and techniques, to exhibiting and community recognition. This year the artworks ranged from oil painting, to digital vinyl prints, expressing themes of perceived beauty, suffering through conflict, personal anxiety and political satire. Flourish will remain open until April the 23rd at 150 Johnson Street, Maffra.

Emma Hearnes, winner of EGAG WRAP 2017

Congratulations to Emma Hearnes for winning, EGAG WRAP 2017 a $1000 artwork prize in December. EGAG WRAP is an open entry small artwork prize offered by the East Gippsland Art Gallery for artists living in Gippsland. The prize attracted 190 artworks and was judged by Simon Gregg, Curator and acting Director of Gippsland Art Gallery Sale. Emma completed her VCE in 2017 at Gippsland Grammar and her winning entry, a sensitive graphite drawing titled, Erase was completed while at the school. Simon Gregg said of Emma’s work, that ‘art should not only be aesthetically pleasing and technically good, but have something important to say and Erase has achieved all those things. Emma shows great technical ability and her drawings although photo realistic, show things a photo couldn’t. There is a psychological depth to this work and once seen it will not be easily forgotten. Simply beautiful.’ Emma has been offered a place at university to study Fine Arts at RMIT. This year however, she is taking a Gap Year to work seriously on her artwork in preparation for 2019. No doubt she will make her mark in the visual arts in the future.

Nadine Lineham

Head of Visual Arts and Technology

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Erase by Emma Hearnes (click to follow link)

Science News

The 2018 school year has started with a rush in the Science faculty. All staff have been working with great diligence to produce engaging lessons, and while the learning curve has been steep for our new teachers (Mrs Williams, Miss Sharpe and Mr Wilson); they are already adding energy and expertise to our department.

VCE teachers have been busy coming to terms with the changes in the VCE Science Study Designs. The changes represent a significant revamp of the curriculum and are demanding students can do more than just memorise content. Higher order skills are now the focus of the VCAA examinations and teachers are working hard to incorporate challenging ‘green zone’ SOLO activities into their lessons and internal assessment tasks. 

Several external excursions have already been conducted. The Unit 3/4 Physics students enjoyed a day studying forces at Luna Park and three teams of girls travelled to the Florey Institute in Melbourne to participate in the ‘Brainstem Innovation Challenge’. This unique programme offers the chance to work closely with female medical researchers over an extended period of time.   

At school, we were lucky enough to be visited this week by Questacon (National Science and Technology Centre). Both Year 6 and Year 7 students were involved in a hands on STEM activity where they brainstormed the characteristics of objects that can hover in a wind tunnel before producing and testing their own prototypes. Our students proved very inventive and some great designs were produced!

In formal classes, the new year seven students have been busy learning the ways of the Science laboratory, and have been practicing their laboratory skills whilst studying Forces and Simple Machines. Year 8’s have been studying how matter interacts in a topic linked to Chemical Reactions. In Year 9, the focus has been on Ecosystems and Food Webs whilst at year ten students are working on the laws of motion and the applications of these. All students should be doing regular revision at home of the topics covered in class.

Michael Howard 

Head of Science 

SEISA Match Summary Sheet Round Four

Team: Intermediate Cricket

G.G.S vs. Beacon Hills Pakenham

Overall Score: Beacon Hills Pakenham: 9/71 Gippsland Grammar: 8/98

PLAYER’S PLAYER: Jasper Kryzanonski and Cal Henning  

COACHES AWARD: Harper Grewer and Jordan Misseos

BEST ON GROUND: Connor Waixel and Liam Vaughan

 

Team: Intermediate Girls Basketball

G.G.S vs. Beacon Hills Pakenham

Overall Score: Beacon Hills Pakenham: 33 Gippsland Grammar: 50

PLAYER’S PLAYER: Ellen O’Brien

COACHES AWARD: Ella Hall

BEST ON GROUND: Ruby Luckie

 

Team: Intermediate Girls Softball

G.G.S vs. Beacon Hills Pakenham

Overall Score: Beacon Hills Pakenham: 3 Gippsland Grammar: 24

PLAYER’S PLAYER: Lemoni Japhary 

COACHES AWARD: Jessica McGowan

BEST ON GROUND: Haylee Wrigglesworth 

 

Team: Intermediate Boys Basketball

G.G.S vs. Beacon Hills Pakenham

Overall Score: Beacon Hills Pakenham: 53 Gippsland Grammar: 27

PLAYER’S PLAYER: Junior Bradshaw

COACHES AWARD: Dec Scriven

BEST ON GROUND: Chance Doultree

 

Team: Tennis B Boys

G.G.S vs. Beacon Hills Pakenham

Overall Score: Beacon Hills Pakenham: 27 Gippsland Grammar: 23

PLAYER’S PLAYER: Aiden Lowe

COACHES AWARD: Nic Leradi

BEST ON GROUND: Harrison Davis

 

Team: Tennis A Boys

G.G.S vs. Beacon Hills Pakenham

Overall Score: Beacon Hills Pakenham: 49 Gippsland Grammar: 19

PLAYER’S PLAYER: Hunter Pierce

COACHES AWARD: Charlie Harrison

BEST ON GROUND: Will Runciman

 

Team: Tennis A Girls

G.G.S vs. Beacon Hills Pakenham

Overall Score: Beacon Hills Pakenham: 2 Gippsland Grammar: 48

PLAYER’S PLAYER: Erika Allen

COACHES AWARD: Eliza MacLachlan

BEST ON GROUND: Nicole Skehan

 

Team: Senior Boys Cricket

G.G.S vs. Beacon Hills Pakenham

Overall Score: Beacon Hills Pakenham: 3/98 Gippsland Grammar: 3/101

PLAYER’S PLAYER: Pierce Kidson-Purry

COACHES AWARD: Cody Stedman

BEST ON GROUND: Bryce Warboys