Referring to our Parent Engagement model (please see below), I have this week seen evidence of the share and support component through the Parent-Teacher interviews. Celebrating achievements, discussing goals going forward and developing a shared understanding of each child is essential to our partnership. Supporting both parents and students in either personal, educational or behavioural challenges is a further means of engaging our parents and the parent-teacher interview process enables a safe environment for such matters. Thank you to all for valuing this opportunity to engage in our students’ learning.
Hope was the message of our SRC Fellowship, focusing on the need for hope when faced with trying situations, such as the diagnosis of cancer. The Peter MacCallum Centre provides a wonderful service and understanding for the many individuals in our community facing such challenges. Our SRC chose to support the Peter Mac centre this term as their fundraiser as a result of personal experiences within our community. Speaking from personal experience, Jacob Veldhuizen shared his family story of their current challenges; an admirable achievement and I personally thank Jacob for his courage at Fellowship. The students and teachers did bring joy to the day as a symbol of hope by presenting their hair in all sorts of crazy designs. Thank you to the SRC for their efforts and for always putting others in need first, which is true service learning.
Gippsland Grammar’s junior equestrian team were overall winners of the East Gippsland Primary School Gymkhana yesterday in Bairnsdale. It was a combined team with students from St Anne’s as well as Bairnsdale’s Charlee Latham, who once again excelled and was a valuable team member.
To finish our term well, I have asked the teachers to be vigilant in the way our students are presenting themselves, both in uniform and responses. I will remind our students at Monday morning assembly to wear their uniform well and correctly, and to answer others with the appropriate response in regard to manners. With this in mind, I ask you to support our endeavour to have our students, your children, presenting proudly and respectfully as Gippsland Grammar students.
We welcome to our School community baby Chloe, born this week. A new sister for Blake and Hayley and daughter for Brett and Kim. Our best wishes and congratulations to you all.
Wishing you all a lovely weekend