Issue 2
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2020

Meet the Future

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Artwork by Pippa, Year 11
Welcome

Introduction

Our Grammarians are agile, independent and resilient. In a year that has challenged us all, Grammarians young and old have continued to find ways to connect, be creative and innovate. Throughout the School and beyond the red brick walls, our Grammarians are ready to meet the future head on.
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Principal's Address

From the Principal

Ours is a school that is always moving. We are a community that are collectively aspirational for the next, the new and the innovative. Whilst firmly planted in the present we have our eyes on the future.

Written By Dr Toni E. Meath — Principal
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Principal's Address

From the Principal

Ours is a school that is always moving. We are a community that are collectively aspirational for the next, the new and the innovative. Whilst firmly planted in the present we have our eyes on the future.

Written by Dr Toni E. Meath — Principal
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Council Address

From the Chair

Our school has built an enviable record of innovation in preparing our students to engage in the future in a bold, courageous and dynamic way.

Written By Mark Burgess — Chair of Council
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Council Address

From the Chair

Our school has built an enviable record of innovation in preparing our students to engage in the future in a bold, courageous and dynamic way.

Written by Mark Burgess — Chair of Council
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Early Learning

Leading the Learning

Within the Early Years Learning Framework applied at the Barbara Tolson Centre, we talk of 'Belonging', 'Being' and 'Becoming'. This helps to instil within our children a sense of knowing who they are.

Written By Early Learning Centre — 4 Year Old Educators
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Early Learning

Leading the Learning

Within the Early Years Learning Framework applied at the Barbara Tolson Centre, we talk of 'Belonging', 'Being' and 'Becoming'. This helps to instil within our children a sense of knowing who they are.

Written by Early Learning Centre — 4 Year Old Educators
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Junior Years

Looking After our Beautiful Earth

2020 has certainly been a year like no other. We started the year thinking about climate change and the impact on our beautiful country. For many of us, the effect on our world resonated strongly.

Written By Kellie Morgan — Executive Director, Early Learning and Junior Years
& Becky Glenton — Deputy Director, Junior Years
Becky Glenton — Deputy Director, Junior Years
& Morris Hall Green Team — Karina (Year 1), Eva (Year 4) and Mehak (Year 4)
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Junior Years

Looking After our Beautiful Earth

2020 has certainly been a year like no other. We started the year thinking about climate change and the impact on our beautiful country. For many of us, the effect on our world resonated strongly.

Written by Kellie Morgan — Executive Director, Early Learning and Junior Years
& Becky Glenton — Deputy Director, Junior Years
Becky Glenton — Deputy Director, Junior Years
& Morris Hall Green Team — Karina (Year 1), Eva (Year 4) and Mehak (Year 4)
Read this article
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Middle Years

Facing the Challenge

In the Middle Years, we approach the future with excitement and optimism. We empower our students to be forward thinking by providing engaging programs that encourage them to think critically and understand themselves as learners.

Written By Billie Staples — Deputy Director, Middle Years
& Year 6 Teaching Team — Rory McCaughey, Molly Milesi, Lingling Sun & Kelly Day
Year 6 Teaching Team — Rory McCaughey, Molly Milesi, Lingling Sun & Kelly Day
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Middle Years

Facing the Challenge

In the Middle Years, we approach the future with excitement and optimism. We empower our students to be forward thinking by providing engaging programs that encourage them to think critically and understand themselves as learners.

Written by Billie Staples — Deputy Director, Middle Years
& Year 6 Teaching Team — Rory McCaughey, Molly Milesi, Lingling Sun & Kelly Day
Year 6 Teaching Team — Rory McCaughey, Molly Milesi, Lingling Sun & Kelly Day
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Senior Years

Seizing Opportunities

In living the School’s values, our Grammarians are agile learners and know how to overcome problems to seize opportunities. We reached out to five Year 12 Grammarians with different stories to hear about how 2020 has affected their plans to meet the future.

Written By Luke Francis — Executive Director, Senior Years
& Breeanna McGrath — Careers Counsellor
Breeanna McGrath — Careers Counsellor
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Senior Years

Seizing Opportunities

In living the School’s values, our Grammarians are agile learners and know how to overcome problems to seize opportunities. We reached out to five Year 12 Grammarians with different stories to hear about how 2020 has affected their plans to meet the future.

Written by Luke Francis — Executive Director, Senior Years
& Breeanna McGrath — Careers Counsellor
Breeanna McGrath — Careers Counsellor
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Boarding

Ready for Anything

Being a boarder at Melbourne Girls Grammar is not just about being able to have a ‘sleepover’ at school or somewhere to stay away from home. Boarding is about adopting the skills to be independent, learning to self manage and gaining the crucial skills that prepare our Grammarians for the future.

Written By Amanda Haggie — Director of Boarding
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Boarding

Ready for Anything

Being a boarder at Melbourne Girls Grammar is not just about being able to have a ‘sleepover’ at school or somewhere to stay away from home. Boarding is about adopting the skills to be independent, learning to self manage and gaining the crucial skills that prepare our Grammarians for the future.

Written by Amanda Haggie — Director of Boarding
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Artemis Centre

Finding your Passion

Sport is integral to the Australian way of life - connecting people, building community, and changing lives. Melbourne Girls Grammar has long been committed to providing choice and challenge, and the right environment for students to thrive through their sporting experiences.

Written By Sally Bailey — Executive Director, Artemis Programs
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Artemis Centre

Finding your Passion

Sport is integral to the Australian way of life - connecting people, building community, and changing lives. Melbourne Girls Grammar has long been committed to providing choice and challenge, and the right environment for students to thrive through their sporting experiences.

Written by Sally Bailey — Executive Director, Artemis Programs
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STEM

Inspiring Future Innovators

In a bid to meet the future with the everchanging growth in innovation by industries around the world, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has become the answer to advancement.

Written By Sam Emms — Marketing and Community Engagement Team
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STEM

Inspiring Future Innovators

In a bid to meet the future with the everchanging growth in innovation by industries around the world, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) has become the answer to advancement.

Written by Sam Emms — Marketing and Community Engagement Team
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Community

Adaptation and Innovation

Almost 100 years ago, Reinhold Niebuhr wrote of the importance of accepting that which we cannot change, having the courage to change that which we can and possessing the wisdom to recognise the difference.

Written By Tammy Read — President of the Parents Association
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Community

Adaptation and Innovation

Almost 100 years ago, Reinhold Niebuhr wrote of the importance of accepting that which we cannot change, having the courage to change that which we can and possessing the wisdom to recognise the difference.

Written by Tammy Read — President of the Parents Association
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Old Grammarians

From the President

2020 has been quite the year for us all. With milestones quietly celebrated at home, events held virtually and finding ways to connect with one another more important than ever, our Old Grammarians have been creative and resilient throughout this time and looked towards what comes next.

Written By Trudie Horsfall (1976) — President, Old Grammarians Society
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Old Grammarians

From the President

2020 has been quite the year for us all. With milestones quietly celebrated at home, events held virtually and finding ways to connect with one another more important than ever, our Old Grammarians have been creative and resilient throughout this time and looked towards what comes next.

Written by Trudie Horsfall (1976) — President, Old Grammarians Society
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Births, Deaths and Marriages

Celebrations and Announcements

The feeling of community is one that stays with our Grammarians from the moment they enter the School on their first day, until long after they leave.

Written By Marketing and Community Engagement Office — Melbourne Girls Grammar
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Births, Deaths and Marriages

Celebrations and Announcements

The feeling of community is one that stays with our Grammarians from the moment they enter the School on their first day, until long after they leave.

Written by Marketing and Community Engagement Office — Melbourne Girls Grammar
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Heritage

An Enduring Legacy

What motivated 35 year old Emily Hensley to travel across the world in 1890? She was leaving behind family, a successful academic career and the girls’ school she had founded in Devon.

Written By Pip O'Connor — Multimedia Historian
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Heritage

An Enduring Legacy

What motivated 35 year old Emily Hensley to travel across the world in 1890? She was leaving behind family, a successful academic career and the girls’ school she had founded in Devon.

Written by Pip O'Connor — Multimedia Historian
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Philanthropy

Strength in our Connections

2020 has been a remarkable year – bushfires, the pandemic, extended periods of remote learning, and our community living distantly in Melbourne, regionally, interstate or abroad.

Written By Robyn McCutchan — Executive Director, Marketing and Community Engagement
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Philanthropy

Strength in our Connections

2020 has been a remarkable year – bushfires, the pandemic, extended periods of remote learning, and our community living distantly in Melbourne, regionally, interstate or abroad.

Written by Robyn McCutchan — Executive Director, Marketing and Community Engagement
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