It has been a massive Term 2 for all involved in our school community. Our hugely successful Aladdin Jr musical, beginning of our new 3/4 Learning center, student reports, Eisteddfods, Winter Sports, Fellowships, Jo Lange parent information session, ELC Quality Assessment, Soirees and House Cross Country were some of our key events. Surface to deep learning has continued to be a focus in each lesson. Our students have been challenged, engaged and extended to be the best they can be - and a little bit more. I hope we all have an opportunity to recharge our batteries, relax and spend quality time with family and friends over the coming holiday period. A reminder that the first day of Term 3 is Tuesday 17 July.
Citizen of the Term
This morning at our Citizen of the Term assembly, we celebrated many of our students’ efforts through this term. Congratulations to those who were acknowledged as actively demonstrating our CLERR values. Compassion, Leadership, Responsibility and Respect are Gippsland Grammar’s core values. We all strive to put these values into action. The following students were awarded our Citizen of the Term:
Bass: Henry Grattan
Mawson: Sophie Arnup
Bradman: Ashton Carroll
McCubbin: Matthew Canfield
Barton: Nahian Uddin
Chisholm: John Brewer
Flynn: Alana Crawford
Tasman: Grace Frew
Freeman: Lily Canfield
Kingsford-Smith: Mia Del Busso
Cithbert: Tilly Fox
Hollows: Mahdi Uddin
Goolagong: Anaïs Misseos
Mackellar: Thomas Everett
I have taken the opportunity to read each student’s report over the last week, which has given me an excellent insight into the learning happening across our campus. Our teachers have worked tirelessly to create your child’s report that is personalised, accurate, celebrates growth and identifies areas of improvement. We will be targeting these goals throughout the next semester. This semester, we have focused on identifying key learning goals in Maths, English and Personal Development for all students. Please take the time to read your child’s report over the holiday period.
If you have any questions, contact your child’s teacher at the beginning of the term. I have also written a personal message to each of our new Prep students, and read through and signed all other student reports. It has become unmanageable to read, edit and write a personal message to all students.
Our Mixed Years 5 and 6 soccer team may have been channeling the Socceroos during this week’s Regional Soccer Tournament. I asked Miss Prue McNaughton, the proud coached of the team, to describe the day.
On Wednesday 20 June in near frost conditions, 13 warriors set out to do what no Gippsland Grammar team has done before them - win through to the Regional Soccer Tournament. The first game was played in wonderful spirit and a fired up Araluen team were seeking revenge from going down in the Division Final. The Araluen team played as a unit and prevailed with a 1-0 victory. With time to reflect and think about the tactics for our final game, the players practised, thawed out, fuelled up and watched the Rural Team defeat Araluen in another close encounter, 1-0. There was renewed hope as the final against the Rural Schools approached. From the first whistle, the team played as a unit, stuck to positions, worked for one another and were rewarded with a wonderful 3-0 victory. Thus, with all teams registering a win on the day, it came down to aggregate scores, to determine who would win the 2018 Wellington Division Soccer. The 3-0 victory was enough to secure the team won the tournament and will now advance to the Gippsland Regional Soccer Tournament to be held in late June. Congratulations to all players!
Have a safe and enjoyable midyear holiday,
Jie Van Berkel
New Voice Teacher at Garnsey and St Anne's
The Music Department would like to welcome back an Old Scholar to the School to teach voice. Miss Georgia Dixon will be joining us from Term 3. If you are interested in enrolling your child to learn voice with Georgia, please complete the application form at our Music Centre. Vocal lessons are a great way to foster a love for music, improve confidence and presentation skills.
Georgia Dixon has been performing as a singer, dancer and actor for over 14 years, and has been teaching voice for the past 4 years. Georgia studied Music Performance, completing her AMEB Grade 6 Classical Voice in 2016. Georgia is now studying Music Theatre Studio at The Victorian College of the Arts, as well Contemporary Voice at Jaanz International Academy of Singing. Georgia has been involved in many local theatre productions, including playing the role of ‘Morticia’ in the Gippsland Grammar’s 2017 musical. She hopes to pursue a career in Musical Theatre.
Welcome to Sherpa Kids Outside School Hours Care
Sherpa Kids Gippsland is excited to be part of the Gippsland Grammar – St Anne’s Community.
We are passionate about creating, entertaining and educational programs for children. With three different booking types:
Permanent: Are regular bookings for each week. These bookings will continue each week until cancelled. Cancellations require two weeks’ notice in writing by completing a Change of Booking form.
Casual: Can be booked on the day required or notify service 24 hours prior.
Short Stay: These bookings can be both permanent and casual, however bookings are only for one hour after sign in. i.e. 3.15pm – 4.15pm, if pick up is after this time Permanent booking will be charged.
Fee Structure After School Care - 3:15pm – 6:00pm
Permanent Bookings: $26.00
Casual Bookings: $28.00
Short Stay: $15.00 (One hour of care)
Please note, these fees are before the Child Care Subsidy, they are not the ‘out of pocket’ cost.
Bookings are essential. For further information, please do not hesitate to contact the Director, Kerry Henry of Sherpa Kids Gippsland on 0438 366 929 or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can also visit their website http://www.sherpa-kids.com.au
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