Garnsey Campus newsletter: Feb 28, 2020

Feb 28, 2020 | Garnsey News

With now only three weeks to go until our Twilight Fair, our organising committee and our Year Level stall co-ordinators are in full swing: food is being ordered, wristbands are being sold, our music schedule is being finalised and we have our fingers crossed that the RAAF Roulettes may make an appearance as well as the famous Bushies Bakery may host a hot cross bun pop-up!
Also, congratulations to Bairnsdale student Jemima (pictured below) whose artwork features on the Twilight Fair event poster. All the students who submitted drawings for the poster should be proud of their creations – it was certainly a tough call for us to pick just one!
Parent Support: all Garnsey parents will receive emails this week to finalise rosters and donations for our key food stalls. I look forward to supporting our stall co-ordinators as we prepare for some terrific food options at the Twilight Fair.
Silent disco: all those attending this year’s Twilight Fair will have the opportunity to be part of a silent disco. ‘What is a silent disco?’ I hear you ask. Well, a silent disco is an event where people dance to music on wireless headphones. Rather than using a speaker system, music is broadcast via a radio transmitter with the signal being picked up by wireless headphone receivers worn by the participants. Those without the headphones hear no music, giving the effect of a group of people dancing to nothing. These events have grown in popularity across the country and will appeal to all those who love hanging out with friends, dancing and laughing! There will be several discos scheduled throughout the duration of the Fair and with no age limit, everyone’s welcome to give this new and fun experience a go. For more information, visit
Food stalls: We have plenty of gourmet food planned and here’s a tastebud tempter of just a few: barbecued haloumi, dumplings, Forge Creek roast lamb rolls with Bruthen Bakery buns, pizza, Gippy Milkshakes, Gippsland Grammar Grazing Box, Grammar Mess (think Eton Mess on steroids!), Grab & Go Kebabs, gourmet salads, proffertjes, a barbecue, curries and nachos.
Market stalls:
our call out for market stall applicants was very successful and we have some fabulous and varied options for those attending the Fair. Stalls include: hair accessories, henna tattoos, flowers (grown by our music teacher Laura Evans), an osteopath stall, ping pong clowns, bath accessories and much more. These stalls will be a great addition to our School-based stalls and will ensure there really will be something for everyone.
Sponsors: an event of this scale could never be the success that we hope the Twilight Fair will be without the generous support of our sponsors. We would like to give a particular shout out to our major sponsors, which are: Anytime Fitness (who have sponsored our music stage), Accounting Solutions in Bairnsdale, Sale Sign Torque, are supporting our marketing including the event posters which you should now start noticing in shopfronts of businesses around town, Venables Precast (which is sponsoring our animal nursery) and Sale Dental Group, who have been a long-time sponsor of this event. In addition to these key sponsors, many other businesses have supported us with donations of goods and/or services including the Bairnsdale Advertiser (keep an eye out for Kenny the Koala helping the Bairnsdale students make cordial for our refreshment station), Gippsland Music and Sound and Lactalis, which is providing many dairy products for our various stallholders.
And, finally, we need your support in helping us let as many people from the community know about this fun, family-friendly event. Don’t forget to confirm your attendance on our Facebook event page ( and to also invite others in your social media network to attend. The more likes and interactions we get on this page, the more we can spread the word. #twilightfair2020

JUNIOR GIRLS STATE ROWING REGATTA (by Year 10 student Katie Waller)
On Saturday 21 February 2020, the Junior and Intermediate Girls squads travelled down to Geelong for the Junior Girls States Regatta. This was a state-wide competition for all schools junior and intermediate female squads.
Katie Waller placed second in her Year 10 Division 1 race A final, receiving a silver medal.
Matilda McInnes placed third in her Year 9 Division 1 race A final, receiving a bronze medal.
Jessica Norman, Sophie Brown, Ella Gerrand and Tali Oates, with a cox of Ivy Johnson placed 1st in D final Year 9 Division 2.
Chloe Goss, Mehar Kishan, Kaylah Young and Hannah Roberts, with a cox of Camden Beyer, placed 4th in B final Year 9 Division 1.
Isabel Foat, Anastacia Buhagiar, Zahrarose Beaty and Georgia Anderson with a cox of Annie Perkins placed 4th in C final Year 9 Division 3.
Olivia Miles, Danyka Lujan, Elouise Godfrey and Tyesha Hood with a cox of Ivy Johnson placed 3rd in their Year 10 Division 1 C final.
Overall, this was a successful day and we all had lots of fun. We appreciate the opportunity and the coaching given to us by our coaches.

Kind regards,

Jan Henry
Deputy Principal
Head of Garnsey Campus

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