Head of St Anne's | Gippsland Grammar


Head of St Anne's

As I reflect on term 2, I realise that we have so much to be grateful for as a school. I am grateful for our wonderful school community; our students, parents, carers and teachers. I am grateful for those who work behind the scenes; our administration team, maintenance crew and our school cleaners, who do so much unheralded work. I am grateful for our amazing surrounds, from our spacious grounds with beautiful trees to each well-equipped classroom.


Instrumental Soiree

At Wednesday’s Junior School Instrumental Soiree, I was able to watch and listen to our instrumental students playing some quality music. From Rohanna Mills playing the French horn and Harper McMillan-Gross playing the piano, to our Paginini and Mozart string ensembles, the night was a fantastic experience.



At Fellowship this morning we had the chance to hear from those Years 5 and 6 students who travelled to Japan during the Easter holidays. The children spoke about trying unusual delicacies (and using chop sticks for the first time), travelling on bullet trains, visiting Disneyland, dealing with extremely large crowds and much more. A big thank you to Tomomi Wynne, Ann Young and Annie Crowe for being brave enough to travel overseas with fifteen students.


Citizen of the Term

Congratulations to our students who have received ‘Citizen of the Term’ for Term 2. This award is to acknowledge students who consistently demonstrate our CLERR values. I know that our teachers find selecting one student each term extremely challenging. Well done to Judah Levchenko, Nina Davine, Leila Grattan, Clementine Robinson, Maizy Duck, Olivia Clyne, Lily Dowling, Hayden Hughes, Baylin Grubb, Zara Tacey, Eden Levchenko, Isabel Rush-Lestrange and Brooke Marshall.


Student Academic Reports

Our student reports go home today and will provide parents and carers with a snapshot of their child’s academic, social and emotional learning throughout Semester 1. Our teachers are our best resource in the school and have the greatest impact on our students’ learning. I would like to thank them for their honesty and time during the report writing process. If you have any concerns about your child’s report, please speak to your classroom teacher. We will hold Parent-Teacher interviews in Term 3. Further information on when and how to book your appointment will be available early next term.



This Term we say goodbye to some important people within our school community. Harry and Victoria Piefke, Baye Pendrick and Brodie Rowand are leaving us. On behalf of the school, I would like to thank these students and their families for being part of our school community. Good luck with your move and please remember that you are always welcome back.


Woolworths Earn and Learn Program

Woolworths Earn and Learn is back and it is now easier than ever to earn valuable resources for St Anne’s. In 2015 more than 14,500 schools and Early Learning Centres benefited from the program, boosting supplies in classrooms, libraries, music rooms, gymnasiums and science labs.


From Wednesday 26 July until Tuesday 19 September 2017, when you shop at Woolworths you can collect Woolworths Earn and Learn Stickers from the checkout operator or through an online order and place them on a Woolworths Earn and Learn Sticker Sheet. There’ll be one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco, and gift cards). Once completed, simply place the Sticker Sheet in the Collection Box, either at St Anne’s Reception or at Sale Woolworths. St Anne’s is then able redeem the Woolworths Earn and Learn Stickers for valuable educational resources from Modern Teaching Aids - Australia’s biggest supplier of resources for schools. We can select from Science, Sports, Mathematics, English, Arts & Crafts equipment and much more.


Term Three Information

Just a quick reminder that Term 3 commences on Tuesday 18 July. Our School photos will be distributed early next term. Our Prep and Year 1 children are starting swimming in Term Three and a letter will be going home with more specific information on days, times, what to bring, expectations, etc.


Safe holidays everyone

Jie Van Berkel

Head of St Anne's