2018 GRANDPARENTS’ DAY AT CORIO CAMPUS

All grandparents of students in Middle and Senior School are warmly invited to spend time with their grandchildren on Grandparents’ Day at Corio Campus.
We appreciate that some students may no longer have Grandparents and may instead have significant older adults whom they regard as if they were their Grandparents. All are most welcome to attend this occasion.
We also realise that not all Grandparents can drive themselves to school and return on their own - a friend or a family member may need to bring them. All such assisting adults are also most welcome to participate on the day. When filling out the booking form below, please ensure to spell out the names of all those attending.

Date: Tuesday 24 April 2018

Venue: Geelong Grammar School, Corio Campus - Please access the MAP OF CORIO CAMPUS (PDF 377.1KB) to assist you with car parking on the day.
Cost: FREE
Dress: Smart casual
RSVP: Essential by Tuesday 17 April. Please book online - ACCEPTANCES ONLY - below.

GRANDPARENTS’ DAY PROGRAMME:

11:30am – 2:30pm Positive Education session for grandparents (OPTIONAL) (see details below)

2:20pm – 2:50pm Arrival and a quick cup of tea/coffee in Gladys Bell Room (if fine weather – in Chapel Quad)

3:00pm Worship in the Chapel for all Grandparents.  Please be seated by 2:55pm.

3:40pm Meet Grandchildren outside the Chapel, visit their Houses and possibly other parts of the School

4:45pm Afternoon Tea served in the School’s Dining Hall

5:30pm Depart the Campus

UNDERSTANDING AND EXPERIENCING POSITIVE EDUCATION

PosEd_10Years_Navy_660x180The Director of the Institute of Positive Education, Justin Robinson, and the Head of Positive Education, Rhiannon McGee, warmly invite all grandparents to an informative and practical session on Positive Education and wellbeing.
Grandparents are important care-givers to both their children and their grandchildren, and they play a vital role in nurturing the wellbeing of young people.
Come along to share stories and connect with other grandparents. Talk about your grandchildren, reflect on what is important in your life and become familiar with the common language of wellbeing which is being introduced to your grandchildren.
A range of practical activities and strategies will be explored including: Spotting character strengths, Expressing gratitude and Fostering resilience.
There will be an opportunity to understand what Positive Education is, why our School is pioneering this approach and what it looks and feels like at Geelong Grammar School.

POSITIVE EDUCATION SESSION PROGRAMME:

11am – 11:30am Arrival and a quick cup of tea/coffee in The Foyer, SPACE
11:30am – 2:30pm Positive Education sessions for Grandparents (Play House, SPACE)
Session time will be broken up into two parts (1 hour each).
Lunch will be provided during a midday break at 12:30pm.
2:30pm End of the sessions - cup of tea/coffee and question time

Grandparents participating in the Positive Education session will join the remaining grandparents in the Chapel by 3pm and continue with the rest of the Grandparents’ Day as per the Grandparents’ Day Programme (above). 


BOOKINGS:

When prompted in the booking form, please list the names of all attendees, as well as the name/s of the student/s being visited on the day (include their Year Level/s, if known). This information will assist us in linking you with appropriate students. 
Please also indicate if you are planning to attend the optional Positive Education session for grandparents, starting at 11:30am.

Click here to book for this event online   
Please note: Tickets are not issued for this event, however, if your booking is successful and you have entered a valid email address, you will receive an email receipt from the system.


Further enquiries
:
Iga Bajer, Support Group and Event Coordinator, T: (03) 5227 6285 E: events@ggs.vic.edu.au

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