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  1. Canberra Girls Grammar School finished second in the overall point score at the 2019 NSW Schoolgirl Head of the River last weekend.

Competing in a field of 40 schools, the 107-strong crew were only surpassed by Pymble Ladies’ College, which boasts 30 more rowers than CGGS.

    Rowing crews maintain dominance over top NSW schools – 21.3.19

    Canberra Girls Grammar School finished second in the overall point score at the 2019 NSW Schoolgirl Head of the River last weekend. Competing in a field of 40 schools, the 107-strong crew were only surpassed by Pymble Ladies’ College, which boasts 30 more rowers than CGGS.

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  2. In the days following the attacks in Christchurch, members of our Senior Council wanted to show their support to the victims and members of the community affected by the terror.

    Service Captain calls for kindness – 21.3.19

    In the days following the attacks in Christchurch, members of our Senior Council wanted to show their support to the victims and members of the community affected by the terror.

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  3. The Pastoral Care program in the Senior School continues to be a particular point of difference between CGGS and other schools.

One of the most significant changes to the program commenced at the start of this year with daily Tutor Group time being extended to 40 minutes.

    Senior School - Fostering positivity – 15.3.19

    The Pastoral Care program in the Senior School continues to be a particular point of difference between CGGS and other schools. One of the most significant changes to the program commenced at the start of this year with daily Tutor Group time being extended to 40 minutes.

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  4. 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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  5. At Canberra Girls Grammar School, we have grown from a core set of Anglican values. Those values inspire our teaching and learning values, which in turn instill our School Community with the values we express to the world.

    Junior School – Pastoral Care in action – 15.3.19

    At Canberra Girls Grammar School, we have grown from a core set of Anglican values. Those values inspire our teaching and learning values, which in turn instill our School Community with the values we express to the world.

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  6. News from Kensington Palace! Last year, Lily Simatupang (Year 11) won a design competition which saw her artwork adorn the cover of a book titled The Way I See It – a realistic portrayal of the ongoing, daily battle a young woman has with her anxiety, and how she decides to deal with it.

    Student Achievements – 15.3.19

    News from Kensington Palace! Last year, Lily Simatupang (Year 11) won a design competition which saw her artwork adorn the cover of a book titled The Way I See It – a realistic portrayal of the ongoing, daily battle a young woman has with her anxiety, and how she decides to deal with it.

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  7. Senior School Winter Sport sign-ups have been open for a couple of weeks now and we are seeing good interest. Here are some more details about what to expect for each of the sports.

    Winter Sport sign-ups – 15.3.19

    Senior School Winter Sport sign-ups have been open for a couple of weeks now and we are seeing good interest. Here are some more details about what to expect for each of the sports.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Ad Astra is the Senior School’s holistic program that enables our students to gain the skills necessary for success in academic pursuits and future employment.

    Senior School - Ad Astra – 1.3.19

    Ad Astra is the Senior School’s holistic program that enables our students to gain the skills necessary for success in academic pursuits and future employment.

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  11. In late 2018, Head of Junior School - Angela Whitaker wrote about the Junior School’s signature programs and offered a brief explanation of each unique offering.

    Junior School - Signature Programs – 1.3.19

    In late 2018, Head of Junior School - Angela Whitaker wrote about the Junior School’s signature programs and offered a brief explanation of each unique offering.

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  12. Yiping Yu describes herself as outgoing. Many would argue that’s an understatement.

This cheerful seventeen-year-old smiles her way through each day, but it’s her maturity, resilience and willingness that drove CGGS to create a new position on the Senior Council – one that is at the heart of our values and history.

    Introducing our Emily Captain – 1.3.19

    Yiping Yu describes herself as outgoing. Many would argue that’s an understatement. This cheerful seventeen-year-old smiles her way through each day, but it’s her maturity, resilience and willingness that drove CGGS to create a new position on the Senior Council – one that is at the heart of our values and history.

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  13. Life continues to be busy in the Boarding House. After the excitement of camps, the Boarders are settling into the day school and the routine of Prep. However, the social fun continues! Earlier in the month we celebrated Valentine’s (Galentine’s!) Day with a themed family dinner complete with decorations!

    From the BoHo – 1.3.19

    Life continues to be busy in the Boarding House. After the excitement of camps, the Boarders are settling into the day school and the routine of Prep. However, the social fun continues! Earlier in the month we celebrated Valentine’s (Galentine’s!) Day with a themed family dinner complete with decorations!

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  14. Nine students from CGGS participated in this year’s Gondwana National Choral School, held in Sydney from 7-20 January. This highly selective program, established by Lyn Williams AM, brings together enthusiastic young singers from across Australia to learn and memorise challenging choral music under the guidance of many skilled conductors, accompanists and composers. Choristers audition and are reviewed on their vocal ability and musicianship, ultimately placing participants in different choirs, according to age, ability and singing technique.

    Student Achievements – 1.3.19

    Nine students from CGGS participated in this year’s Gondwana National Choral School, held in Sydney from 7-20 January. This highly selective program, established by Lyn Williams AM, brings together enthusiastic young singers from across Australia to learn and memorise challenging choral music under the guidance of many skilled conductors, accompanists and composers. Choristers audition and are reviewed on their vocal ability and musicianship, ultimately placing participants in different choirs, according to age, ability and singing technique.

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  15. 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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