This week is always a week of mixed emotions as we farewell the Year 12 students from the School. As a teacher, students move through our lives on an annual basis as you start new classes, welcome new students and farewell those that are leaving, however, it is always with a tinge of sadness that you farewell the Year 12 students at the end of their time at Gippsland Grammar.
Some of our Year 12 students have been at Gippsland Grammar for their entire schooling life, most joined us at some stage during their junior years, a large group joined the School in Year 7 and many have joined the School later in their secondary schooling. The majority have spent a large part of their young lives at our School and it will be sad to see them go.
We wish them well as they embark upon their exams and we will celebrate with them when their results arrive, we will watch proudly from afar as they begin their lives outside of school and make their mark on the world. I hope to see their passions become realities, their dreams come true, their lives filled with happiness and I am sure that each and every one of them will be successful in whatever they decide to do with their lives. It has been a pleasure to be part of their education for the past 3 years and I know that their teachers feel privileged to have contributed to their lives.
I hope that they will always feel part of our school and I know that they will always be Gippsland Grammar students.
I would like to thank Sharee Johnson for stepping in to lead the P&F after the sudden resignation of Jo Wilson. We wish Jo well as the Wilson family embark on a new adventure in Queensland and we thank her for her efforts as President this year. At Tuesday’s Executive meeting, the P&F established some meeting times for the remainder of this year and also finalised the details for functions. It would be great to see some new people becoming involved in the P&F and I invite you to attend the meetings listed below.
STAGGFAIR Meetings Tuesday 27 October and 24 November 7:30 pm
Garnsey meeting room all welcome. STAGGFAIR is on Sunday 20 March 2016
P&F AGM Tuesday 17 November 8pm Garnsey meeting room.
Nominations to Cathryn Brougham, Secretary or Sharee Johnson VP
Details regarding the role of the P&F and the Executive positions in next week’s newsletter and on the portal.
P&F End of Year Function Friday 13 November The Criterion.
RSVP by 6 November with payment of $25 per head to St Anne’s reception. No late comers accepted.
Thank you to St Anne’s P&F members for organising the function this year. Ticket covers canapés. Drinks at bar prices.
Next week the Sale Agricultural Show will be held in the Showgrounds from Friday- Sunday. Please note that access to the School via the Greyhound track will be unavailable during this time.