August 19 2022
Timbertop Campus

It has become a tradition to hold a celebration for Timbertop parents (or guardians) at which a short video of the first semester is shown and tales are told of all manner of adventures in the lives of our current cohort of students. This year a stand-up celebration will be held inside and outside of our Timbertop Dining Hall, so please wear your warmest jacket.

Date: Friday 19 August 2022

Venue: Timbertop Campus

Gates Open: 5.00pm to 5.30pm
Unit Visit: 6.00pm to 7.00pm
Dinner and Formalities: 7.00pm to 9.00pm

Cost: $130 per person – Due to Timbertop’s current COVID considerations, ticket purchases will be limited to two (except in the case of separated parents, where up to four tickets can be reserved)

Dress Code: Smart Casual Winter Attire

RSVP: essential by Tuesday 9 August 2022

Enquiries: Cassie Pentony, Administration Office Manager T: (+61 3) 5733 6777 E: timbertop@ggs.vic.edu.au

The evening will have a Timbertop flavour with parents mingling with their child’s Head of Unit, student slushies will assist in the serving of food and the bell will be rung at appropriate times. There will be musical items performed by students and some short speeches by GGS Principal, Rebecca Cody and Timbertop’s Head of Campus, Ross Hopkins. It is a fabulous night and we encourage you to come along and enjoy the fun.

Please note this celebration is for parents or guardians only. Students, children and/or siblings are not able to attend. If you require babysitting for other children for the evening, you will need to make private arrangements off campus.

Timbertop students must stay on campus on the Friday evening of the dinner. Exeat will commence on Saturday 20 August at approximately 10.00am following the 8.30am parent/student crossie. Students traveling on the bus will depart at 9.30am.

It is advisable to book your accommodation in the Mansfield region early to avoid disappointment.

Shuttle Bus to Timbertop – Mansfield and Merrijig
For those who would like to utilise our shuttle bus service, seats are limited, bookings are essential.

Availability for pick up and return at the following locations are:

  • 16.35pm – Mansfield CFA, 29 Highett Street, Mansfield
  • 16.40pm– Alzburg Resort, 39 Malcolm Street, Mansfield
  • 16.55pm– Merrijig Hunt Club, 1870 Mt Buller Road, Merrijig
  • 17.05pm – The Sebel Pinnacle Valley, 1 Mimosa Drive, Merrijig
  • 17.15pm – Arrive at Timbertop

  • 21:15pm – Depart Timbertop
  • 21:25pm – The Sebel Pinnacle Valley, 1 Mimosa Drive, Merrijig
  • 21:35pm – Merrijig Hunt Club, 1870 Mt Buller Road, Merrijig
  • 21:50pm – Alzburg Resort, 39 Malcolm Street, Mansfield
  • 21:55pm – Mansfield CFA, 29 Highett Street, Mansfield

It is the School’s recommendation that Exeat is not spent on Mt Buller. Travel up the mountain to return to accommodation has in the past been restricted owing to snowfall and slippery conditions. Most importantly though, students in the past have not been able to get the rest they require if they ski and stay up late and often become ill when they recommence the programme. Exeat falls just before our four day, Bogong Highplains Winter Expedition and students need to be well-rested before this snowcamping journey.

We look forward to spending a very special Timbertop evening with you all.