It has been an absolute pleasure seeing our current and new Year 2 – Year 6 students getting along so well after only two days into a new school year. There has been a buzz around the school as students reconnect with friends and teachers and make new acquaintances. Our new students are settling into Ormiston very quickly, learning new routines and getting to know their classmates through participating in many classroom and specialist activities.
We are very lucky to have a number of new staff joining Ormiston for 2024. It has been wonderful to see them settle in over the last two days and start to develop key relationships with their students and fellow colleagues. An email will be sent to all Junior School families next week that will outline all staff and teaching levels for the whole year.
I would like to welcome the following new Junior School staff to Camberwell Girls Grammar School:
Pater Sartori – Year 2 Class Teacher
Lilian Bishop – Art Teacher
Cathy Yue – Chinese Teacher
Renee Heron – Choir & Voice Teacher
Stephen Coutts – Speech & Drama Teacher
As a close school community, we are all looking forward to having our youngest students starting school next Monday 5 February. Yesterday and today, our Early Learning 3 – Year 1 students have come to school with their families to meet their Class Teacher and began the important process of getting ready to start school and our teachers are ready to hit the ground running next week after finding out important information about their students.
Our specialist subjects were in full operation on the first day of school with our new Art Teacher, Lilian Bishop. The focus of the lesson was on drawing a ‘still life’ experience in the Art Room. Still life describes a work of art that shows inanimate objects from the natural or man-made world. The Year 2 students used light and shade, basic two- and three-dimensional shapes, colours and lines to draw what they saw in front of them and had the opportunity to discuss, be creative and ask questions about the still life drawing experience.
At next week’s Junior School Assembly, new students from Foundation – Year 6 will be awarded their Ormiston badges. This special badge is placed on each student’s blazer and students can wear this badge for the duration of their time at Camberwell Girls Grammar School. Our weekly assemblies take place on a Wednesday afternoon at 2.00pm in the Junior School Hall and we look forward to our Foundation – Year 6 school community coming together.
I wish our Ormiston families a lovely weekend and look forward to all our Early Learning 3 – Year 6 families back at school on Monday 5 February.
Head of Junior School