Letter to Parents

21st September 2020

Dear Parent / Guardian and Staff,

This has certainly been a challenging time for us here in Melbourne and with Term 3 finished, I wish to congratulate everyone for the amazing resilience that has been demonstrated. I recognise that it has been difficult for students, teachers, and parents however there have been many success stories along the way.

As we move into holidays over the next two weeks I know that this will be a well-earned break from zoom and screens, and it is a well-accepted truth that a walk in the park is good therapy for anyone that is struggling. For me personally, if I’m annoyed or frustrated by something I find a run or walk a very beneficial thing and so I recommend this for your family too.

21 September 2020 – 2 October 2020

  • School holidays


Fees – fourth term

At our recent principals’ council it was proposed and accepted that we continue our 10% reduction in fees for the fourth term in 2020. Once again families who wish to assist those who have lost jobs and require support can pay the full amount and receive a tax-deductible receipt for the extra 10% donation.

Fees – next year

Recently a decision was made to calculate and then publicise the annual fee increase for our system of schools. At one of our meetings a Gilson College initiative which proposed that there be no increase in fees for 2021 was accepted. So good news is – the fees for 2020 will remain unchanged for 2021. We trust that this will help many of you who are struggling due to the downturn in the economy.

5 October 2020

7 October 2020

  • General Achievement Test (GAT) onsite

12 October 2020

  • Foundation to Year Two, VCE and VCAL students will return to onsite learning.

I wish each and every family a safe and happy break, and I trust that you will remember that “Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough.” (Franklin D. Roosevelt), because we all know that kind people are the best kind of people.


Kind regards,

Mark B Vodéll