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By Christine Taylor

Head of Senior Years

Make Every Day Count

This is the day that the Lord has made; we will rejoice and be glad in it
Psalm 118:24

Make Every Day Count, is the motto of the Senior Years at GNLC and is something that we have been trying to emulate since the start of this academic year. It is a privilege to see our students striving to actively do this through their Christian devotions, their studies, in their relationships and co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. In this world of constant movement and feelings of pressure, it is so easy to not to be mindful of today and that we only have the now not yesterday or the future.

The Class of 2020

All have settled in well and are enjoying the extended study area. The Year 12 room – Emmanuel’s Place – is now reserved for group discussion activities. Quiet private study is now in an adjacent classroom.

The House Culture | Armstrong | Chirnside | Baker | Hume

2020 is going to be the year that our House culture really starts to take off. This was evident at the Swimming Carnival, where the competition between the four houses was there for all to see. Houses competed with their chanting, dancing, singing and wearing of house colours – there may also have been a little bit of swimming going on. The Year 12’s set the mood by greeting all at the gate dressed in their house colours and blowing bubbles over everyone as they entered. Students staff and visitors all entered with smiles on their faces ready to have a day of fun and high energy. The House Captains and House Teachers certainly made that day count.

Extra-Curricular Activities

The RedX Racing Team are already training and preparing for another busy year of events and fundraising.

The Senior Years and Middle Years musical this year is Hairspray! The story is set in Baltimore, Maryland, USA in 1962. We follow the adventures of teenager Tracy Turnblad and the problems she faces as young person in a world of racial segregation and social change. This story asks us to see beyond our differences, whatever they may be. Inspired by a true story, it is bright and energetic yet gives us all food for thought. Come see us in the first week of August – box office will be open soon.

Student achievements

Congratulations to our Class of 2019! Our students were accepted into a wide variety of courses at many different universities and TAFEs across the State of Victoria – one student also gained a scholarship to study in the USA. The Dux was Kate Gerring.

Our first four VET students successfully completed their Certificate courses, which has provided qualifications for them to work while studying at a higher level.


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