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Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I know that excitement is building for our Moonlight Movie Night which will be held on the Parents and Friends Oval tomorrow (Saturday) night commencing with pre-movie festivities at 5.30pm and the screening of Minions: The Rise of Gru (PG) from 8.00pm.  I am looking forward to this exciting community event.

As the term progresses, our students are engaging in many co-curricular activities.  Last week we were excited to celebrate our GSV Swimmers.  Having risen from Division 3 into Division 2 this year Camberwell Girls won the Division 2 GSV Swimming Carnival – a fantastic result.  This is a wonderful testament to our dedicated swimmers and their coaches.  In addition, we also have five Junior School Swimmers competing at the Eastern Metropolitan Primary Swimming Championships on Friday 22 March 2024 and we wish them all the very best.

Our House and Performing Arts Programs are always a highlight of our annual calendar as they enable our students to lead, learn, create and perform.  Through collaborative and supportive processes, many students participate and importantly enjoy the experience.

This year we have introduced a couple of changes that I would like to highlight to you.

Middle and Senior School House Dance and Music
For the first time we are combining House Dance and Music performances in one showcase.  All students will perform during the day to an audience of their peers, staff and adjudicators.  In addition, the Group A Dance, Group B Dance or Theme Dance, Music Acapella and Music Choice will return to Barbara Sutton Hall for an evening showcase performance for families and guests.

This change was in response to feedback from students and staff in 2023 which highlighted the preference for all students to be able to watch the performances live as well as showcase them to their families.  We have also adjusted the rehearsal schedule to enable these events to take place in Term 1 in a way that is more sustainable for students and staff.  The excitement is definitely building and I feel confident that we will again enjoy the result of our students’ hard work.

Junior School Musical
Musicals have also been an important feature for our Junior School families.  This year we have decided to undertake a more challenging piece, so we are thrilled to announce that the musical performance for the Junior School this year will be The Lion King! 

This Disney classic has delighted audiences of all ages worldwide. Featuring well known songs from the film such as ‘The Circle of Life’, ‘Hakuna Matata’ and ‘Can You feel the Love Tonight’, it promises to be a very exciting Term 4 event for our Foundation – Year 6 school community.

In addition to these performances, our School Production The Little Mermaid as well as House Drama will take place in Semester 2 and our JS Choral and Instrumental Concert will also be held towards the end of Term 2.

Annual Music Concert
This year we are excited to announce that our Annual Music Concert will be held at the Melbourne Recital Centre on Friday 6 September in the evening.  More details will be shared closer to the date.

I look forward to seeing many families at these events.

With best wishes,

Debbie Dunwoody
Principal

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Secondary School

The Secondary School has been full of House spirit this past fortnight, with Hosue Dance, Music and Cross Country taking place.

Junior School

Our Year 5 & 6 students are flying into the Term 1 holidays after a fantastic week in Phillip Island!

Connected Community

Thank you to the guests and volunteers who made the Moonlight Movie Night so special.

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