Gippsland Grammar Versus St Pauls
Junior Mixed Hockey - STP: 1 defeated GG: 1
The successful season for the GGS mixed hockey team ended in a dramatic and exciting grand final on the synthetic Drouin field. After a scoreless but very challenging defensive first half, the team came out strong in the second half, and were rewarded early buy a goal from Jack Edgar. St Pauls responded and the game went to penalties. Simeon made some amazing saves but in the end the team lost sudden death penalties by a goal. Congratulations on an awesome season. Thanks to Scot Smith and Mr Ray.
Junior Girls Soccer - GG: 2 defeated STP: 1
The game started of comfortably with the scores 0-1 Grammars way. St Pauls came back with a goal ending the first half 1 all. Once again Grammar pulled through and the winning goal was kicked by Claudia Todd. Well done girls and congratulations on the season. Thanks to Mrs Yeowell.
Tickets for the upcoming Garnsey Campus Musical of "Oliver" will be released on Monday 1 June 2015. The musical will be performed in Garnsey Hall on Thursday 23 July, Friday 24 July at 7.30pm and Saturday 25 July, at 2.00pm and 7.30pm. Tickets will be available online only at www.gippslandgs.vic.edu.au. Ticket pricings are: Adults $20.00, Student & Concession $10.00 and Family $50.00 (2 adults and& 2 children).
Skyping Megan Miranda
Thursday, May 7th our Year 9’s were very privileged to be able to skype international author, Megan Miranda. Megan is a full time writer from North Carolina, having published four novels for young adults. The editor of the online student magazine called Spinout invited us to skype Megan because of our past creative contributions to their magazine. Spinout also donated $200 worth of Megan’s novels which was much appreciated.
This was the first time our school has skyped an author and the event was extremely successful with the students being very engaged and keen to ask questions. Being able to connect with authors from around the world gives us so many opportunities to overcome the tyranny of distance and we look forward to running more of these types of events in the future.
Friday Lunch Time Book Club
All keen readers will be pleased to know the ISC now has a Book Club. The first meeting was held on June 5th and the Book Club will meet on Friday lunchtimes in Week 1, 5 and 8.The proposed activities are:
- Selecting books for the ISC and having first access to new fiction in the ISC.
- Luncheon with the annual Author in Residence
- Writing reviews on the Book Club blog
- Promotion of reading at Gippsland Grammar activities
- Involvement in Literature events
Come and Try Evening
Tuesday, May 26th the ISC team enjoyed being a part of the 2015 “Come and Try “evening for prospective Year 7 students. Our young visitors, with the assistance of our Year 8 guides, experienced a range of online activities. Many thanks to Keely Robertson, Will Johnson, Hollie Rowand, Grace McCann, Paige Barr, Jack White, Kieran Hennig, Ailish McGrath and Lachie Anderson. These students ably assisted the Year 6’s and were great ambassadors for our school.
Victorian Premier’s Reading Challenge
This year the VPRC was only introduced to our Year 7 and Year 8 students at the start of this term. This was because of technical problems with the VPRC website. However, students are now well on their way with their reading with some having already met the challenge of reading fifteen books. With reading being the key to lifelong learning we are encouraging all students to read as many books as possible before August.
This week the ISC team has enjoyed hosting the “Readers’ Cup” event at the House Cultural Festival. The Readers’ Cup is a competition that promotes and recognises the importance of reading. Each house team had a team of four students from Years 7 and Year 8.They read four novels and on the day competed against the other House teams. Students showcased their reading, thinking, teamwork and creativity by participating in the Quiz and presenting a prepared multimedia response to one of the novels read. The students were eager participants and very well organised, creating quality text responses to the novels. Congratulations go to members of the winning House team, Grace McCann, Kieran Hennig, Jasmine Spencer and Grady Blake (Cranswick Dargo).
Year 7 and Year 8 Maths Textbooks
Many thanks to Sale Rotarians Trevor Watt and Max Wade for organising to have our redundant Year 7 and Year 8 maths textbooks sent to Vanuatu. After the devastation caused by Cyclone Pam, I am sure these textbooks will be gratefully received and put to good use by the Vanuatu community.
Other Activities in the ISC this Term were:
- Year 7A and 7D History Investigating Egypt Inquiry Project. This investigation was based on the importance of the River Nile, students have participated in a research process that has involved them in formulating their own questions and transforming information into knowledge. They presented their findings to their group and gave feedback to their peers. They also learned how to access online resources from the school portal, use copyright friendly resources in their presentations and create bibliographies using the Harvard Bibliography Generator.
- Year 8 Book in a Bag. All Year 8’s have now presented their “Book in a Bag” project to their class. Once again our students have been engaged in this task which has allowed them to creatively respond to the book they had chosen to read. Bags are currently being displayed in the ISC.
- Year 9’s were introduced to the 2015 Book Trailer Award Competition at the start of May and have now completed reading their chosen novel. Using Wikispaces as the platform to deliver this wide reading unit, students have started creating their Book Trailers. Mr Smith and the ISC team look forward to seeing their finished trailers early in Term 3