Welcome from the Principal

Each student is different with a unique mixture of skills and talents. We want every one of our students to develop the confidence needed to succeed in a fast-changing world—stretching the most able and giving support to those who need it.

I'm passionate about education and have led three schools in the UK before moving to Canberra. Teaching students is rewarding—seeing a child's understanding of the world grow, and mature, is what every teacher aims for. It's also a solemn responsibility to inspire students to reach new heights in all they do.

As a mother of two daughters, I know the importance of a school's partnership with parents and guardians. Our school builds positive relationships with students and their families to ensure a secure educational experience that is based on support, openness and trust.

Our system of pastoral care underpins everything we do. We believe an anxious child cannot learn and a relaxed and happy child absorbs things more easily.

Canberra Girls Grammar School (CGGS) is a contemporary school, steeped in tradition. We are proud of our academic and non-academic achievements. We value our strong co-curricular program and the myriad opportunities CGGS students have, to encourage the best in every child.

Every year the CGGS family expands. We say farewell to our graduates and we welcome a new cohort filled with eagerness and talent. We are immensely proud of our students and graduates, and we look forward to welcoming new students and their families to our community.

Anne Coutts

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