St Anne’s Campus newsletter: Oct 11, 2019

Oct 11, 2019 | St Anne's News

I would like to welcome everyone back to Term 4. As I’ve spent this week speaking to some students about their holidays I’ve thoroughly enjoyed hearing about all the different adventures our families got up to. And I’d just like to say that, like most people, I feel like this year is going too fast!

This morning we officially welcomed four new students to our school community. Daniel, David (both Year 6) and Joshua Boehret (Year 5) along with Emma Kewish (Year 5) all started on Monday. The Boehret and Kewish families will be a wonderful addition to our school community and I am sure many of you will take the time to welcome both families into our warm and welcoming community.

Year 12 Fellowship
This morning we had a busy Fellowship that included welcoming back the Year 12 students who were also a part of our St Anne’s community during their primary schooling. Many of these students – who we refer to as ‘lifers’ – even spent time at our ELC when they were just three and four years old! Our Librarian Mrs Eliz Noble pieced together a wonderful slideshow full of photos of the students during their time at St Anne’s and Year 12 student Claudia Todd, who started at Gippsland Grammar at our ELC, spoke wonderfully about her time at St Anne’s. All returning student’s families were also invited to join us at Fellowship and Mrs Ann Young organised a delicious morning tea for us all, which provided a great opportunity for everyone to reconnect and share stories. I would like to remind our past students to not forget that they will always be an important part of the St Anne’s and Gippsland Grammar school community, even after they have left school.

Top: the current Year 12 students who began their schooling with Gippsland Grammar in Foundation (or Prep, as it was then known) at St Anne’s and (below) the students who actually attended Gippsland Grammar at our ELC, pictured with current ELC director Lisa Burgess and teacher Mrs Jenny Gaskill, who taught the students when they were three and four year olds.

Morning Tea with Mr V.B

On Thursday morning I continued the tradition of having morning tea with a select group of students where I often ask them questions about ‘What feedback would you like to give your teacher?’ and ‘What challenges are you faced with at the moment?’. This week I had some great conversations with Daniel and David, our two new Year 6 students, as well as with Ruby and Jack. A big thank you to Mrs Michelle Thompson for baking some treats for us to eat.

Year 6 students Daniel, David, Ruby and Jack enjoyed Morning Tea with Mr V.B earlier this week.


This term we welcome back Janet Robertson to the Tuckshop after she took long service leave in Term 3. Prue Cliff will continue working with Janet, providing healthy, rubbish-free food for our students. The Term 4 Tuckshop menu has been posted to VOS for parents and students. 

Important Dates

To keep up to date with all of our key events, dates and times, please refer to the St Anne’s calendar on VOS. Term 4 will be another engaging term with school camps, school reports and other key events. Please keep in mind we have some student free days coming up, which are:

  • Melbourne Cup on November 5
  • Report Writing Day on November 18
  • Staff PD Day on November 22

Our After School Care providers Sherpa Kids will be available for school families on the above dates. Please see their website for more information.

Finally, a reminder that mosquitos are quite bad this time of year at St Anne’s. Students are encouraged to apply insect repellent, particularly those who are susceptible to mosquito bites.

Jie Van Berkel
Head of St Anne’s Campus


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