St Anne’s Open Day 2021

Mar 10, 2021 | Community News, St Anne's News

Gippsland Grammar’s St Anne’s Junior Campus in Sale will hold an Open Day on Saturday March 27 from 9-11am.

The Open Day provides a valuable opportunity for Gippsland families to take a closer look at the independent school, which welcomes students from its three and four year Early Learning Centre program to Year 6. Gippsland Grammar’s Garnsey Campus is home to students from Years 7-12.

Gippsland Grammar Principal Leisa Harper and St Anne’s Head of Campus Jie van Berkel will both be available throughout the Open Day to welcome families to the historic campus and tour its state-of-the-art facilities, including Kukun Kalak, the campus’s new Year 3 and 4 Centre. Alongside the School’s Prefects and Campus Captains, Mrs Harper and Mr van Berkel will also be available answer any education or enrolment questions families may have.

“I warmly invite Gippsland families to visit our Open Day and I look forward to introducing you to our wonderful students and exceptional staff,” Mrs Harper said. “It is always a pleasure to welcome everyone to Gippsland Grammar, whether they are a former student or a family visiting for the first time. Our School is a special place and has played a key role in the development of thousands of students and their families since 1924.”

St Anne’s Head of Campus Jie Van Berkel said the Open Day provided an exciting opportunity to give families what may be their first experience of the School.

“It allows us to give our wider community the chance to see firsthand the amazing learning opportunities we offer at Gippsland Grammar,” Mr Van Berkel said. “Our student leaders and teachers will be available to guide our visitors around our wonderful campus and to answer any questions.”

A highlight of the Open Day will be the opportunity for families to explore St Anne’s Early Learning Centre, which offers a three-year-old ‘Reception’ program and a four-year-old ‘Transition’ program and is notable for being rated as ‘exceeding’ the National Quality Standard.

ELC Director Mrs Lisa Burgess said the Open Day was a valuable opportunity for parents, carers and children to explore the sensory-driven and educational-focussed space. ELC students follow a timetable that draws inspiration classes offered from Foundation to Year 6, including Music, Library, Japanese and Physical Education.

“At the ELC we offer high-quality exceptional early childhood programs beginning at age three,” Mrs Burgess said. “Our team of teachers ensure our students are nurtured, challenged and extended to become positive, curious and life-long learners.”

Complimentary coffees and a barbecue will be offered on the day and for COVID-19 and catering purposes interested families are encouraged to register their attendance for the event at


Gippsland Grammar background:
Gippsland Grammar is one of Australia’s leading co-educational Anglican schools, with a tradition of excellence in education extending almost 100 years. Located in the heart of Gippsland, the School has more than 1100 students across three campuses including St Anne’s junior campus and the Garnsey senior campus, both at Sale, and the Bairnsdale junior campus in East Gippsland. Enrolments at both junior campuses begin with a 3s and 4s kindergarten program at their respective Early Learning Centres (ELC) and Garnsey caters for students from Years 7-12. Gippsland Grammar is also the only boarding school east of Melbourne’s suburban fringe and is a home-away-from-home for students from far East Gippsland, South Gippsland, Victoria’s High Country and the Latrobe Valley as well as for a cohort of international students.

Gippsland Grammar’s 2020 VCE results:
Gippsland Grammar’s class of 2020 was among some of Victoria’s highest achieving Year 12 students. An amazing 23 per cent of the School’s Year 12 students achieved an Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) above 90, which places them in the top 10 per cent of students in the State. And 55 per cent of students achieved an ATAR above 80, placing them in the top 20 per cent while 13 students secured apprenticeships and traineeships this year through the School’s VCAL program.

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