TOORAK WELLBEING CENTRE OPENING

The Toorak Wellbeing Centre was officially opened on Saturday 25 November by Chairman of Geelong Grammar School Council, Jeremy Kirkwood. The opening of the Centre coincided with a Glamorgan Reunion, held prior to the opening, attended by more than 240 past students and their families.

A wellbeing centre at our Toorak Campus, like the Handbury Centre at our Corio Campus before it, ties-in with the School's commitment to Positive Education. It also addresses the School's commitment to providing our students with the necessary tools to make healthy lifestyle choices at an early age.

"Exposure to healthy choices at primary education age provides a solid platform to launch behaviours that will help our children flourish," Head of Toorak Campus, Rachel George, said. 

"The Toorak Wellbeing Centre will enhance our Positive Education programme and help students contribute to their world with enthusiasm and conviction," Rachel continued. "A deeper understanding of healthy living, an awareness of self, mindfulness techniques, positive relationships and a zest for mental and physical activity generates a desire in our students to pursue a happy, meaningful life."

The official opening featured speeches from Jeremy and Rachel, as well as the School's Principal, Stephen Meek, Toorak Campus School Captains, Cleo Anastasios and Zhi Tao Xu, and a Welcome to Country performed by Murrundindi.

Fundraising for a wellbeing centre at our Toorak Campus began as part of the Geelong Grammar Foundation's Exceptional Futures five-year campaign, which spanned from 2012-2016.  

"The Toorak Wellbeing Centre has been made possible by the wonderful generosity and vision of our community, led by Amanda Burt and Susannah Calvert-Jones, successive Chairs of the Fundraising Committee," Stephen said. "On behalf of the School, I would like to thank Amanda and Susannah and all who have given most generously to this impressive building with all that it represents for the future of our students."