What better place for Geelong Grammar School students to have an end-of-year picnic than Cruden Farm!

ELC-Year 6 students from Toorak Campus spent their final year celebration at the former residence of Dame Elisabeth Murdoch: Clyde School Old Girl, past parent and eponym of Elisabeth Murdoch house.

It was a huge success and a great way to end the year. It was heartwarming to see the students playing with their buddies, appreciating the incredibly beautiful gardens, and enjoying each other’s company after six months of being separated from each other. It is exciting to begin a new tradition to celebrate the end of the school year, particularly in a year when we have faced some challenging limitations. The Cruden Farm staff were very welcoming and I am grateful to them for their hospitality. I also thank our staff for their care for our students and their sense of fun and spirit of adventure. The students were incredibly respectful of the beautiful location and fully immersed themselves in the experience. Lastly, and most importantly, I thank Heidi for suggesting that we visit the farm and the Calvert-Jones family for so generously hosting us. A final thank you to Heidi’s grandma, Janet Calvert-Jones, who kindly provided every student with an icy pole to end the day which was enjoyed by all.  

Nicole Ginnane

Head of Toorak Campus