Gippsland Grammar news: Oct 22, 2020

Oct 22, 2020 | Community News

We have had a fabulous start to Term 4 and it has been a blessing to see the students back at each of our campuses.

I thoroughly enjoyed watching the Year 11 and 12 girls AFL game at lunch on Tuesday. As I stood watching the game, I couldn’t help but relish in the moment as in every direction I looked, there were students! It was wonderful to see everyone enjoying each other’s company, well done to all the girls who played. Great effort!

 

As the weeks progress, the end of year assessment and reporting impacts all our students. I encourage all families to discuss with their young people what assessment and other commitments are coming up. It is good to be proactive and have a clear understanding of what is due and when. It reduces the stress on everyone and enables balance between schoolwork and other activities.

Positive self-talk is an important element as we approach assessment dates and deadlines.  Reminding ourselves and those close to us that ‘You can do it!’ provides vital encouragement. It is important that we talk to others about how we are feeling. The benefits of positive conversations can’t be underestimated in our lives.

At this time, I would like to thank our staff who have contributed to our new feature that our Community can read on VOS, called Beyond the Classroom: Staff Tips and Tricks. We heard from Mrs Michelle Sands two weeks ago when she provided families with some great tips for strengthening early literacy. This week I thank Mrs Ceci Broughton who has shared a few ideas for us about managing the return to School across the home and school environments. I hope that you enjoy these staff contributions as we look forward sharing tips from our staff – they are a wealth of talent.

I hope that all families and Old Scholars saw yesterday’s email about Grammar’s ‘Gippsland Dozen’, Gippsland Grammar Foundation fundraising initiative. If you haven’t yet read about this important fundraiser, please read more via this linkL https://www.gippslandgrammar.vic.edu.au/grammars-gippsland-dozen 
Gippsland Grammar is grateful for the work that the Foundation does for the School and this fundraiser is a wonderful way to support the Foundation and in turn, support the School. I would like to thank the committee for their hard work with this project. If you have any further questions about Grammar’s ‘Gippsland Dozen’, our Development Co-ordinator Mrs Sarah Guinness will be happy to help you and can be contacted via email at sarah.guinness@gippslandgs.vic.edu.au

While our reserves may have been challenged this year it is vital to remain focused and finish the year well. Our credibility in the eyes of others is based on results. Not just academic results but our ability to complete our projects, meet deadlines and follow tasks through to completion. Being part of a caring and supportive Community makes this even easier!

Have a lovely long weekend!

I hope that all the AFL fans enjoy the Grand Final and may the best team win!

Warm regards,

Leisa Harper
Principal

Bairnsdale Campus students enjoy this week’s Book Week celebrations.

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