Last Saturday our two Tournament of the Minds teams and a large contingent of parents and teachers travelled to Churchill. Bairnsdale Campus entered the STEM and ARTS challenges. Our STEM team of Oscar, Archie, Matthew, Lagan, Spencer, Georgia and Ashley were awarded an Honours in their Long Term Challenge and also received a Special Judges Award for a most creative and humorous Spontaneous Solution about book titles. Our ARTS team of Elsie, Lola, Hannah, Eva, Victoria, Zara and Sam were awarded a Special Judges Award for the resilience shown when their technology stopped and they forged ahead and sang acapella. The lack of music did not impact on their performance! Thank you to all who have supported our students throughout this process.
We congratulate Pippa Young on her success at GippSpell on Monday, taking out first place in the twelve year old section. As a dancer she was most pleased to be given the word ‘choreography’ as one of the more challenging words. We wish her well for next Monday in Traralgon as she moves through to the next level of competition. We thank Pippa, along with Grace Ng, Ashley Brutovic and Cooper Cameron for representing Gippsland Grammar so confidently.
The students have enjoyed having Jade Ellams from Cricket Victoria sharing her skills and feedback during physical education classes. With the cricket season not too far away, I hope it encourages our students to continue practicing their skills. Not forgetting that we have some exciting footy finals to get through first.
Correa and Banksia students have explored man-made and natural environments this week. Megan Dennett, who is the Sustainability Co-ordinator at East Gippsland Shire Council, gave the students a briefing about three sites they visited on Friday, explaining the role that each plays in the environment. We look forward to hearing about their visit to the man-made wetlands, the Macleod Morass, and the All-Abilities Playground.
Today our Prep students entertained our dads beautifully as they confidently ran our Father’s Day fellowship. We are grateful to Ben Knight, father of Henry, Edward and Elizabeth, who so beautifully shared his personal account of fatherhood. He shared anecdotes and stories about his own father and the influencing role he played in his life. It was lovely that so many of our dads and special friends were able to join us for breakfast and for fellowship. I would also like to acknowledge the mums who came early in the morning to help cook the egg and bacon rolls for our breakfast.
I wish you all a lovely weekend and a happy Father’s Day on Sunday.