Schools are such important communities in our lives. We are all connected by the vision to enable the growth and development of our students so they experience success and develop the skills and mindset required to become responsible global citizens and compassionate leaders. Our work is in partnership together and we enjoy celebrating through key events.
Community celebrations are important. Whether they be House Competitions such as music, dance or drama, instrumental concerts or art shows – the concept of sharing our students’ learning by bringing the community together is vital.
In addition to the student-centred events that are held each term, the School also stages larger events throughout the year. Events such as A Night to Remember, the music concert held at the Recital Centre in 2015, the annual Twilight Picnic, Cabaret Evening, Carols @ Camberwell, CamArt, the Fair and Open Day all provide a tremendous opportunity to bring the community together, while showcasing our achievements and our fine School.
This year we have decided to combine the School Fair (normally held in March) with Carols @ Camberwell. The event has been renamed and I’m excited to announce that on the first Saturday in December, Camberwell Girls will be holding its inaugural, Summer Spectacular.
A family-friendly festival, the Summer Spectacular will be a fun-filled fiesta of food, music, art, carnival rides, market stalls, amusements and performances, all culminating with Carols @ Camberwell. The new model will look like this:
Saturday 2 December 2017
11.00am – 4.30pm / The Community Fair
6.00pm – 8.00pm / Carols @ Camberwell
A key fundraising event, the Summer Spectacular will be raising money to help keep our Camberwell girls active. Funds will go towards the development of new play spaces at both Ormiston and Senior School.
One of the highlights of the Summer Spectacular will be the stalls created by our own students from Years 4 – 11. At Senior School, each Form Class will be divided into two groups and each group will be responsible for developing a product, service, activity or amusement. At Junior School, each Years 4 – 6 classes will be responsible for creating one stall and every other year level from ELC – Year 3 will create works for display and sale.
All staff will guide and help the students through this Enterprise Project and time to work on the development of the project will be allocated during Terms 3 and 4.
In addition, the Foundation Office will be engaging parents to help on the day with other aspects of the event including food and drink stalls, set-up and pack down.
In the forthcoming months we will provide further updates to you via CamNews and I look forward to working with many parents and old grammarians on our Summer Spectacular as we develop a wonderful community event.
All I ask of you now is to SAVE THE DATE and to spread the word. The more people we have in attendance the better!
With best wishes,