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07/09/2018
Head of Bairnsdale Campus

A large contingent of enthusiastic musicians entertained a full St. John’s church on Monday night at our Term 3 Soiree. We had six debutantes who presented their pieces with confidence, demonstrating their commitment to learning their chosen instrument. It was lovely to see the parents sharing in every note played and smiling simultaneously with their child as they finished their piece of music. Thank you to our instrumental teachers Carryn Caithness, Lynette Biggs, Sarah Caddie and Hilary Rigg, who worked with Serena Jefferis to present a terrific night’s entertainment.

 

As fellow educators of the children of East Gippsland, we are saddened to hear of the tragic death of a young boy from Tambo Upper. Our thoughts are with the Tambo Upper Primary School community and all those who are touched by this tragedy.  I heard today about an act of kindness by a local puppy training school, who took some puppies to the school to provide comfort to the students, a thoughtful and compassionate act.

 

School communities have a unique strength and today when we celebrated our Combined Fellowship with St. Anne’s, we had double that strength! The theme for the day was “Same, but Different”. Each one of our Gippsland Grammar campuses has their own ‘uniqueness’, however, it is the history of our school, our educational philosophy and our CLERR values that define us as a school. Mr Jie Van Berkel demonstrated this beautifully as he interviewed the four Campus Captains, drawing from them their school experiences. Our children are all unique and as our School statement of wellbeing suggests, we want our students to flourish as individuals. But just as importantly, we want them to flourish as part of an inclusive and welcoming learning community. My challenge to the staff and students today was to connect with at least two new people - to learn their names, to find out something about them, to play a game with them, to find something in common or to share a personal story. All relationships take time and effort to develop. I acknowledge and thank the St. Anne’s Campus for their lovely welcome today.

 

Our classes have held their spelling competitions to select their representatives for the House Spelling competition, which will be on Tuesday next week. Families are very welcome to join us in the audience to cheer and encourage our spellers at 10.00am.  All participating students will be awarded points for their effort.

 

Congratulations to the following students who will be representing their Houses:

 

Year Level

Blundell Bogong

Cranswick Dargo

Tisdall Hotham

Wellington Binks

Prep

Ayla

Edward

Theo

Jaymee

Year 1

Patrick

Mia Stephenson

Liora

Archer

Year 2

Cindy

Angus

Chelsea Rawlings

Indigo

Year 3

Heidi

Avin

Jack

Rafael

Year 4

Charlotte

Hudson

Joel

Adam

Year 5

Cooper

Ashely

Zara

Aiden

Year 6

Hannah

Grace

Lola

Jessica

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Along with other schools across the country, we are currently analysing our NAPLAN data to drive our teaching. Thank you to all of our Year 3 and 5 students for their efforts and continued growth.

The footy finals are upon us. Enjoy the weekend cheering your team on!

 

Kind regards,

 

Virginia Evans