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December 7, 2021

Year 6 Graduation Ceremony & Supper

As a School, the Year 6 Graduation Ceremony and Supper was earmarked as our first large parent community event for 2021 since the Twilight Picnic took place in Term 1 this year. Considerable planning and preparation took place and Friday night finally arrived with both Ormiston staff and Year 6 students and parents ready to re-engage face-to-face on campus.

The ceremony was a wonderful opportunity to highlight each of the Year 6 students throughout this important event. Congratulations to eight students who started their educational journey at Ormiston. They are Scarlett Sim, Allegra Reedman, Charlotte Chong, Natasha Cameron, Natasha Oakley, Anthea Vais, Jasmine Li and Vivienne Torre. These students have been at Camberwell Girls Grammar School for nearly all their lives, and we look forward to their contributions at Senior School in Year 7.

Additionally, I would also like to recognise the efforts of Elise Orme and Charlie Russo for their awards on Friday evening. Elise was awarded the Marjorie Shaw General Excellence award for her academic efforts this year and Charlie was awarded the Elizabeth Lockley Citizenship award for being an excellent role model for Year 6 students when helping and guiding others during remote and face-to-face learning.

The Year 6 community had a very enjoyable evening and a highlight of the supper was a surprise graduation dance from the Year 6 students. I would like to thank Susannah Jepson our CGGS Community Relationships Coordinator and her team for helping implement such a successful event.

Year 6 Graduation Luncheon

Another wonderful highlight for the Year 6 students in their final days at Ormiston is their special luncheon in the Junior School Hall that is organised by a small group of Year 6 parent volunteers and our Year 6 Class Teachers, Ms Cheong and Mrs Robottom. A special thank you for the CGGS Parents & Friends Association who kindly fund the catering on this day.

A special part of the luncheon was the motivational speech from one of our Ormiston alumni Bella Dunn. Bella spoke about her past experiences at Camberwell Girls Grammar School and also talked about what she was currently studying at University. Our Year 6 students asked Bella some very interesting questions and we wish her all the best for the future.

Once again, the luncheon was a great success and enjoyed by the Year 6 students being their special day especially towards the end of the luncheon where the students with their memento Graduation Bear have fun going around acquiring signatures from classmates and teachers.

Year 3 & 4 Camp

Last week, our Year 3 and 4 students travelled to Camp ADANAC in Yarra Junction to experience a range of educational outdoor activities. Both year groups had not been on a school camp before but each student had-a-go at the adventurous activities. Some of the activities included the flying fox, archery, trampolines, gaga ball, low ropes course, canoeing, raft building, bush walk and other outdoor pursuits. I would like to thank Shane Maycock from Senior School for all his hard work in organising such a wonderful experience for our students. At the end of the three days, the Year 3 students were already looking forward to next year’s camp.

Early Learning 3 & 4 & Year 2 Super Strings Performances (Movies)

The Early Learning parents from both EL3, EL4 Full-Time and EL4 Part-Time are encouraged to click on the links below and watch their child performing in their year groups Christmas Story. Both links are videos.

Furthermore, the Year 2 parents have the opportunity to watch their child perform three songs as part of their Super Strings Program, which is an important part of the Music Curriculum we teach at Junior School. I would like to thank Nichole Adams for all her hard work and determination to complete these events since we have returned to face-to-face learning.

Wishing all our Ormiston families an enjoyable festive holiday!

Yours sincerely,

Paul Donohue
Head of Junior School