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2024 is one of the most significant years in Gippsland Grammar's history as everyone from our eldest Old Scholars to our youngest current students are invited to help celebrate the first 100 years of Gippsland Grammar.

From humble beginnings in 1924 as the Church of England Girls School Sale to the community of more than 1100 students and 280 staff of today, our school has a proud history of excellence in education in Gippsland. And this year’s year-long centennial celebrations will both honour this past while also establishing a new legacy so Gippsland Grammar continues to flourish for its second century era.

The festivities will kick-off with a gala weekend in Term 1 and culminate with the return of our biennial fete STAGGfair in Term 4. In between is a jam-packed calendar of events and some signature keepsakes including two Centenary books that capture the spirit of schoolyard storytelling. Memories by Ann Andrew is a wonderful compilation of 100 stories from students from our earliest years until today while its companion publication Wheelbarrow’s Birthday (both available for purchase from mid-February) reimagines some of these stories for a younger audience. Other souvenirs include a 2024 wall calendar, a special release of Centenary wine in partnership with three local wineries and opportunities for current families and Old Scholars to leave a permanent mark on our school while also establishing a legacy for the next 100 years.

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TERM 1, 2024
Week 4: Fri Feb 23 | Gippsland Grammar Gala at Maffco, Maffra for an evening of free-flowing drinks, a cocktail-style dinner, live music and silent auction.
Week 4: Sat Feb 24 | Book launch of Memories and Wheelbarrow’s Birthday and tours at St Anne’s Campus from 2pm. St Anne’s Campus tours.
Week 4: Sun Feb 25 | Centenary Chapel service at the Chapel of St Anne at Garnsey Campus from 10am followed by morning tea and Garnsey Campus tours.
Week 4: Sun Feb 25 | Gippsland Grammar School ‘Old Boys’ reunion at Neil Forest, Garnsey Campus.
Week 5
| Centenary badges presented to all students at Fellowships/Assemblies.

TERM 2
Week 2: Mon April 22 | St Anne’s Campus Grandparents’ Day and presentation of ‘Generations Badge’.
Week 2: Tue April 23 | Garnsey Campus Grandparents’ Day and presentation of ‘Generations Badge’.
Week 2: Wed April 24 | Bairnsdale Campus Grandparents’ Day and presentation of ‘Generations Badge’.

TERM 3
Week 2: Fri July 26 | St Anne’s Day and launch of the Centenary Walk.
Week 4: Mon Aug 5 | Commemoration Day with all campuses gathering at Garnsey Campus.

TERM 4
Week 1: Sat Oct 12 | Decades reunion celebrating the cohorts of 1964 (60 years), 1974 (50 years), 1984 (40 years), 1994 (30 years), 2004 (20 years) and 2014 (10 years) at Garnsey Campus from 3-5.30pm.
Week 2: Monday October 14 | Celebration Day at Bairnsdale campus acknowledging the 19-year anniversary since the first sod was turned for the construction of the Bairnsdale Campus.
Week 6: Sat Nov 16 | STAGGfair! The return of our biennial school fete brings together the communities from the Bairnsdale, St Anne’s and Garnsey Campuses for a twilight celebration at Garnsey Campus from 4-9pm. This event marks the conclusion of our Centenary celebrations.

1924-2024

100 years of Gippsland Grammar

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