Garnsey Campus newsletter: March 6, 2020

Mar 6, 2020 | Garnsey News

Twilight Fair update
It’s been an exciting week for the Twilight Fair organising committee as the RAAF confirmed the attendance of the famous Roulettes for a flying display at the event. What a coup! Of course, our School has had a long association with the RAAF Base East Sale for many years and we are thrilled they are available to support our event in this way.

In other exciting news, the wristband passes are now available to pre-purchase via Trybooking: and at the Garnsey Campus and Bairnsdale Campus receptions. The wristbands are $25 pre-sale or $30 on the day and include unlimited carnival rides, unlimited jumping castle, and access to the animal nursery, a sausage in bread and a Prima fruit drink. The addition this year of the flying chairs carnival ride, the jumping castle and the animal nursery means the wristband pass is suitable for children of all ages and we encourage all families to support the pre-sale of the wristbands as they are a key part of our fundraising. Families who pre-purchase via Trybooking, please print out your ticket to redeem a wristband on the day.
Of course, the Twilight Fair is always an amazing community fundraiser for our School, which was drummed home this week when we took delivery of the custom built barbecue trailer, which was purchased with some of the funds raised from our previous Staggfair.
Another key aspect to our fundraising is our food stalls, and I thank our families for their support of these Year level-driven stalls. Of course I’m biased but I think the Garnsey campus food stalls promise to be delicious. In one of his final School events our Principal, David Baker has created an amazing ‘Baker Burger’ which can be purchased from the staff barbecue stall. The burgers will be cooked using our new barbecue trailer and after having a sneak peek of Mr Baker’s tightly-held recipe, I think these burgers look incredible. Without giving away all his secrets, I can reveal there is both beetroot and pineapple in this special treat and numbers will be limited on the night so I encourage everyone to come over and get one with the lot or just a selection of David’s specially selected ingredients.
Another popular stall is sure to be the Spinning Wheel, which gives everyone a chance to win a basket of goodies provided by the Garnsey Mentor groups. Located on the lawn in front of the Administration building, you can purchase a ticket for just $1 and keep your fingers crossed that your number is lucky when the wheel is spun. Some of the baskets include those below and all students are asked to contribute one item to their Mentor group’s basket no later than Wednesday March 18.  

7 Davies

Lollies/ chocolate

7 Hillier


8 Gilmour


8 O’Reilly

Movies/ movie snacks

8 Wilson


8 Dolbel


9 Caithness

Sports and hobbies

9 Reynolds

A night to remember

9 Wills

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

10 Dumesny

Movie night theme

10 Kuch

Movie night theme

10 Kyriakou/Dyke


10 Ray

Movie night theme

11 Dettbarn


11 Salveson

Boating, Camping and Fishing

11 Sharp

Pamper basket

11 Sugisaki


12 DeKeersmaeker

Mental Health

12 Henderson

Cosy Night In

12 Ryan


12 Williams


12 Lechappe

Stress Relief


 The actual baskets in which goods will be placed have been donated by Jen Bullers on behalf of her Mental Armour initiative which provides strategies for young people to live less stressed lives.
Pizza stall co-ordinator still needed: We are still seeking a co-ordinator for the Year 11 pizza stall. The co-ordinator will need to choose pizza toppings, determine times for delivery of the pizzas, set up the stall and develop a roster of parent helpers. If you are a Year 11 parent and you think you can do this, please contact
Importantly, 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 shout out to our major sponsors, which are: Anytime Fitness (who have sponsored our music stage), Accounting Solutions in Bairnsdale, Sale SignTorque, Venables Precast (which is sponsoring our animal nursery) and Sale Dental Group. In addition to these key sponsors, many other businesses have supported us with donations of goods and/or services including the Bairnsdale Advertiser, Gippsland Music and Sound and Lactalis.
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

Year 9 camp
We’ve seen a lot of tired but happy faces return this week from the Year 9 bushwalking camp in the Baw Baw National Park. The four-day 45km bushwalk was moved from Lake Tali Karng this year due to bushfires but that didn’t dampen the spirits of the students … that was left up to the rain, which unfortunately cut the camp short by a day. Please enjoy these photos from the camp, which I think convey how successful the camp was far better than any words can.

ICCES Swimming, Table Tennis and Badminton
A successful Independent Country Co-Educational Schools (ICCES) Swimming, Badminton and Table Tennis competition was held at the Melbourne Sports and Aquatic Centre on Wednesday.  The Swim team came a commendable second to Ballarat Grammar and Jadah Frith was an age champion. It was a great team effort with the junior boys and girls performing particularly well and demonstrating that the team will be in good hands into the future. The Badminton team were competitive, came second and their sportsmanship was impressive. The table tennis team had mixed results, but as always they conducted themselves well and won some tight matches. Congratulations to all students, Miss Dyke, Mr Davies, Mr Ray and other staff for their support of the teams.

Wellington Youth Council
It was great to welcome Meg Capurso to the SRC meeting on Tuesday as she joined some of our Wellington Youth Councillors to talk to students and get feedback about what sort of services and events young people think should be provided in the shire. It is so critical that the voice of young people is heard in the community before decisions are made and I really encourage our students to make sure that they contribute to these forums when they have the chance. 

Theatre Studies
Our Theatre Studies Unit 1 and 3 students travelled to the Malthouse Theatre this week for a performance of The Importance of Being Earnest. The play is from the VCAA set list of plays for Theatre Studies Unit 3 and students will need to complete an assessment task relating to the performance. After the play, the students attended a VCE post-performance seminar. Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest is a classic which tells the story of Jack and Algy’s fabrication of delicious double lives to escape the straitjacket of social norms and to find the lovers they desire. This is Wilde’s most celebrated comedy.

The VCE Physics Day at Luna Park on Friday in St Kilda involved a range of activities organised by the Australian Institute of Physics (Victorian Branch) which are directly applicable to the Unit 3 Physics curriculum. Of special interest were the experiments covering gravitation, acceleration and circular motion, which are difficult to replicate in a school laboratory. Students found the day both entertaining and informative.

Kind regards,
Jan Henry
Head of Garnsey Campus

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