We commenced Term 2 with a very special assembly to celebrate 25 years of Girton Grammar School, which builds on the 134 years of operation of Girton College.
The entire School came together to hear from our founding Chairman, Mr John Higgs, about the monumental struggle that occurred at the end of 1992 when Girton College closed and the newly named Girton Grammar School astoundingly, opened at the start of the following year.
Present at the assembly were teachers from 1992/3, some of whom still work at the School. We are grateful for their fortitude during tumultuous times, which has helped to shape the School into what it is today.
The School has amassed an outstanding record of achievement, especially over the past 25 years, and we will formally recognise this over the course of this milestone year.
Term 1 ended in the Senior School with Camps Week and students enjoyed an array of experiences from bushwalking and canoeing to backstage theatre tours and work experience. For the first time, our Year 9 students attended an Urban Camp in Melbourne, allowing them to test their understanding of their place in the world by embracing new and real life experiences. Informal feedback from students has been positive and we will formally seek student feedback on this new camp in the coming days. Our Year 8 students, after being delayed by snowfalls, made it to their Falls Creek destination two days later than expected and resolutely went on to enjoy hiking and camping in Victoria’s stunning high country.
The Girton Fairbrother Fair will be held this Sunday, 22nd April and is the Girton Parents’ and Friends’ (GPF) major fundraising activity. An enormous amount of work has been undertaken by the GPF to ensure this is a wonderful day for Girton families and for the broader Bendigo community. I encourage you to support this major event by attending and by asking your family and friends to join us for what is always a terrific day.
Matthew F. Maruff