Our Wednesday night Aladdin Jr performance was a culmination of teamwork across Gippsland Grammar. Our students’ performances throughout the two days was amazing, demonstrating wonderful singing and acting. Most importantly, they had fun. Music and Performing Arts play a huge part in the daily life of Gippsland Grammar. We pride ourselves on providing a broad range of opportunities for our students to shine and demonstrate their talents. Our Aladdin Jr performances were a great example of this.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank those who supported our Aladdin Jr production. Katie Germaine, Louise Hulls, Ellen Condron and Sheryn Ray oversaw the organisation from beginning to end. Matthew Goss provided guidance as Director of Performing Arts. All teachers at St Anne’s played some part in preparing our students. The Wedge support staff, along with our own Paul Van Eeckelen and Anthony King, who provided technical support. Kate O’Toole helped our students learn their dances, choreographed by Leaps and Bounds. Lisa Baker organised the marketing and performance program for Aladdin. We had a group of parents assist, including Claire Martin and Jason Roberts. An enthusiastic group of Garnsey students was our makeup crew. Turkish Magic from Stratford provided a range of props, such as rugs and lamps. Growmaster Sale also provided some props. I apologise if I have missed anyone. Again, thank you to everyone who assisted.
Last Friday, all students in Years 5 and 6 represented Gippsland Grammar at the Wellington Winter Sports. We had students participate in football, netball, soccer, and T-ball across a number of locations. Teachers and parents, not only from St Anne's but also from also other schools, commented that our students participated with great sportsmanship. It was a great day of action for us. For the first time in a long while, we had some great success at the Winter Sports Carnival. Our soccer team came First, our mixed netball team came First and our football team made the semi-final.
Winter Sports Netball Report
Gippsland Grammar Junior School was very capably represented by 27 wonderful Years 5 and 6 students in the SSV Sale District Winter Sport Netball competition at Gippsland Regional Sports Complex, on Friday 25 May. Team A, consisting of Maggie, Sophie B, Eden, Alex, Abby, Isabel, Zahra, Rose and Emma, did a wonderful effort, winning 2, losing 2 and drawing 1 game. Team B, consisting of Indi, Arabel, Zoe, Demi, Sophie, Maddi, Jessy, Charlotte and Tilly also put in a fabulous effort to win 3 and lose 2 of their games. The Mixed Team, consisting of Archer, Jayde, Georgia, Lauren, Leah, Scarlett, Riley, Sophie M and Olivia, won all 5 of their games and were the overall winners in the Mixed section. They are the first Grammar team to win the Mixed section in over 10 years and have won their way through to the next round. All players are to be congratulated on the way they conducted themselves, in the spirit of the game and with our school values on display.
News from After School Care
This week at After School Care we have been celebrating Reconciliation Week by creating Aboriginal flags, rains sticks and colouring in an emu drawn by an Aboriginal artist from Queensland. The children used a combination of natural and recycled materials in their artworks, learning about recycling and repurposing to make new products. We are located at the school library. Please feel free to drop in for chat and check out our service, from 3:15pm Monday to Friday. For bookings, please call Camp Australia Customer Service on 1300 105 343 or log on to the Camp Australia website at www.campaustralia.com.au.
Enjoy your weekend.
Jie Van Berkel