In , Hutchins led the nation in establishing an Outdoor Education facility at Chauncy Vale Wildlife Sanctuary. A hut was constructed by Form V boys under the leadership of teacher Gordon Jones. Unfortunately, Mr Jones left Hutchins at the end of to take up a teaching position at Geelong College.
Mr Jones who has accepted a position at Geelong College, has been a hard-working and popular member of the Staff and prominent in many aspects of school-life; as assistant Science Master, in physical education and in doing the brunt of the work in connection with the Chauncy Vale project. He carries with him the sincere appreciation and best wishes of the School.
Outdoor Education in Australia, particularly at The Hutchins School, owes a great deal to the experience, dedication and commitment of Gordon Jones and the greatest evidence of this lies not only in the establishment and/or leadership of programs such as Chauncy Vale but in the relationships that he had with the students at all schools he taught at. It is a pleasure to be able to put in print a tribute to Mr Jones from three Hutchins Old Boys.