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Remembrance Day     

Our School has a long standing, strong connection with the RAAF. We have many parents in our School community who have and continue to serve in the Australian Defence Force. Demonstrating our respect through our ANZAC and Remembrance Day Fellowships is important to us. Today our RAAF students, with the guidance of our DSTA Officer Mrs Amanda Canfield, organised and presented our Remembrance Day Fellowship. The Prep to Year 4 students made a wonderful video, explaining some of the important elements of Remembrance Day. Our Year 5 and Year 6 RAAF students ran the Fellowship, while our Junior Choir and the Paganini Strings Ensemble complemented their hard work. Poppies will be available to purchase at Reception to further support our past and present servicemen and women. 


Prep and ELC Information Night  

Last night many of our 2018 Prep and ELC parents came to our informal but informative Information Night. From my perspective, there was a great social ‘feel’ to the night, with parents enjoying one another’s company. The focus of the evening was for our new parents to meet our Prep and ELC teachers, learn more about what Gippsland Grammar offers and to find out their child’s teacher and class for 2018. Thank you to our Prep team, ELC team, Specialist teachers, Ann Young and all those involved in organising this evening.  


Melbourne University Experience  

On Thursday, Year 5 Hollows had the unique experience of being a part of an Educational Research Project at Melbourne University. The project’s focus is on ‘student voice’ during the learning process, whether it is a surface or deep level conversation - student to student. Our students, along with Mrs Ellen Condron, Mrs Sharyn O’Reilly and Mr David Baker, were exposed to the state of art ‘Interactive Classroom’ at the University. To enhance their Melbourne learning experience, students also visited the nearby Melbourne Museum’s Bugs Alive Exhibition. Students have been learning about animal adaptations in class and this allowed them to further develop their knowledge and understanding. Mrs Condron commented on how well behaved and engaged our students were during the experience.   


St Anne’s Food Bank  

Occasionally at St Anne’s a family may need support because of an emergency. One of the ways our School community can respond is by providing meals. This occurs very occasionally and, when we have asked, we have always had an enthusiastic response.  


Thank you to those families who have contributed meals, baked goods and groceries this week. Your assistance has been graciously received.  


Please contact the office if you would like to place your name on the list to be called upon to cook a meal for a family in need within our School community. If you are unable to assist at any particular time, we will contact the next person on the list, so there is no obligation.  


We would also like to thank the following team who have kindly offered to co-ordinate our Food Bank; Katy Dray, Natalie Talbot, Jane Black and Inoka Rajapakse.  


Student Free Days – Camp Australia  

Monday 20 and Friday 24 November are student free days for all of Gippsland Grammar. Camp Australia will be hosting childcare on both of the above dates from 8.30am until 5.00pm. If you would like your children to attend Camp Australia on either of these dates, please register at www.campaustralia.com.au.  


Have a fantastic weekend.    
Jie Van Berkel