Bairnsdale Campus newsletter: May 8, 2020

May 8, 2020 | Bairnsdale News

Parents, families and carers are a child’s first and most important teacher. It is from birth that you begin to shape and influence your child through your beliefs, your values and your hopes for them.

When they commence their schooling, you then share the role of educator with their teachers and other community members. Our parent engagement model defines our partnership and demonstrates the areas of connection we strive for at Gippsland Grammar.

During our Learn@Home program, parent engagement has been in full force. We are educating together, we are sharing information and we are communicating for success. Through all of this I have no hesitation in saying we are living and fulfilling our parent engagement model. You are your child’s first teacher and us as their educators now have a greater understanding of the importance of working together and of the integral roles we both play in the lives of your children, our students.

On Sunday we celebrate Mother’s Day and we acknowledge the many attributes of the women who influence our lives. Their nurturing ways, their fierce sense of protection, their willingness to share their knowledge, the role modelling of values; all these attributes and more are contributing to their child’s learning, they are shaping them – they are their first teachers. For this we thank our mums, grandmothers, aunties, carers and all special women who influence our lives in such a positive way.

We are pleased to let our Community know that our Uniform Shop will reopen at its McGee St location on Tuesday and Wednesday next week (May 12 and 13). The Shop will be open by appointment only (book via Garnsey reception on 5143 6388 or email with 30-minute timeslots available. Social distancing guidelines will apply and additional days will be considered, depending on demand.

A pop-up second-hand Uniform Shop will also operate from the Laurie Payne Sports Centre at our Garnsey Campus from early next week (day to be confirmed via this Facebook page on Monday). This pop up shop will sell second-hand uniforms on consignment and the uniforms can be dropped off at Garnsey Campus gym foyer (access via McGee Street) from between 11am-2pm daily or at other times by prior arrangement from Monday May 11. All items must be left with a consignment form, which can be found here:

I wish you all a happy day together on Sunday.

Kind regards,

Virginia Evans
Head of Bairnsdale Campus

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