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  1. As we move into shorter days and cooler mornings it is often difficult to convince ourselves that physical activity is really necessary. I was disappointed to read the articles and the angles taken in the last few weeks about young women and adolescent girls leaving team sports.

    From the Principal – staying active – 7.6.19

    As we move into shorter days and cooler mornings it is often difficult to convince ourselves that physical activity is really necessary. I was disappointed to read the articles and the angles taken in the last few weeks about young women and adolescent girls leaving team sports.

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  2. We never forget those people, places and organisations that shape us and this school is one such place. It shapes and is shaped by those who attend as students, but equally shapes and is shaped by those who accept the call to engage. I accept humbly, and with great depth of feeling, the invitation to join the CGGS community as the 15th Principal.

    From the Principal – Commissioning – following the greats – 23.5.19

    We never forget those people, places and organisations that shape us and this school is one such place. It shapes and is shaped by those who attend as students, but equally shapes and is shaped by those who accept the call to engage. I accept humbly, and with great depth of feeling, the invitation to join the CGGS community as the 15th Principal.

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  3. Parenting is all about the long game, and being a mother is the greatest test of endurance.

In all my years of experience in schools, I have never met two students that are identical. Each person, regardless of gender or age, is unique and special. This, I would argue, is most likely the same for each daughter or son. Parenting, therefore, is complex.

    Parenting – the long game and test of endurance – 8.5.19

    Parenting is all about the long game, and being a mother is the greatest test of endurance. In all my years of experience in schools, I have never met two students that are identical. Each person, regardless of gender or age, is unique and special. This, I would argue, is most likely the same for each daughter or son. Parenting, therefore, is complex.

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  4. As Term 1 ends, I have encouraged the students to continue to reflect on their short-term triumphs, to be grateful and show gratitude for the term and all the opportunities it presented.

    From the Principal – Contemplation – 12.4.19

    As Term 1 ends, I have encouraged the students to continue to reflect on their short-term triumphs, to be grateful and show gratitude for the term and all the opportunities it presented.

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  5. Our Anglican values are the prism through which we see civility at every turn. Treating others with compassion, acting justly, supporting the needs of our community, and courageously standing by our beliefs.

    From the Principal - Civility – 29.3.19

    Our Anglican values are the prism through which we see civility at every turn. Treating others with compassion, acting justly, supporting the needs of our community, and courageously standing by our beliefs.

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  6. Last week I had the privilege of sharing International Women’s Day (IWD) with some incredible young women from our School who I know will go on to achieve great things.

    From the Principal - International Women's Day – 15.3.19

    Last week I had the privilege of sharing International Women’s Day (IWD) with some incredible young women from our School who I know will go on to achieve great things.

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  7. Happy International Women’s Day!

    To our students, on International Women’s Day – 8.3.19

    Happy International Women’s Day!

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  8. For the students in our care, the introduction of bans, restrictions, constraints and rules are a double-edged sword. It gives them boundaries, certainty, ritual and traditions, teaches them how to live in a community and at times, offers up a great source of irritation that children and adolescents rage against passionately.

    From the Principal - flipping the phone conversation – 1.3.19

    For the students in our care, the introduction of bans, restrictions, constraints and rules are a double-edged sword. It gives them boundaries, certainty, ritual and traditions, teaches them how to live in a community and at times, offers up a great source of irritation that children and adolescents rage against passionately.

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  9. This week, as I walked around the Senior School during lunchtimes, or earlier in the day in the Junior School, and watched so many students sitting, playing and interacting, I reflected on the purpose of social time in the school day. Unstructured activity, outside, with multiple year groups, playing music, sharing stories and experiences, and in some instances their lunch. This is a great school with an extraordinary story and a proud past.

    From the Principal - reflection – 15.2.19

    This week, as I walked around the Senior School during lunchtimes, or earlier in the day in the Junior School, and watched so many students sitting, playing and interacting, I reflected on the purpose of social time in the school day. Unstructured activity, outside, with multiple year groups, playing music, sharing stories and experiences, and in some instances their lunch. This is a great school with an extraordinary story and a proud past.

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  10. Beginning 2019 as the 15th Principal of this historic school, this year is a significant one for me.

    Welcome from the Principal – 24.1.19

    Beginning 2019 as the 15th Principal of this historic school, this year is a significant one for me.

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