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  1. Remembrance Day holds a special significance for Canberra Girls Grammar School which accommodates over 100 students from military families. To mark Remembrance Day this year, we held simple assemblies on both campuses and asked students to read the poem In Flanders Fields prior to the playing of The Last Post and our one minute of silence over the speakers at 11.00am.

    Remembrance Day21 November

    Remembrance Day holds a special significance for Canberra Girls Grammar School which accommodates over 100 students from military families. To mark Remembrance Day this year, we held simple assemblies on both campuses and asked students to read the poem In Flanders Fields prior to the playing of The Last Post and our one minute of silence over the speakers at 11.00am.

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  2. Visual Art is an integral component of our learning experiences in the Junior School.  Not only are our students experimenting with ideas, techniques and different media, Art is also authentically linked with their classroom focus and Units of Inquiry. And most importantly, art is lots of fun!

    Visual Art in the Junior School21 November

    Visual Art is an integral component of our learning experiences in the Junior School. Not only are our students experimenting with ideas, techniques and different media, Art is also authentically linked with their classroom focus and Units of Inquiry. And most importantly, art is lots of fun!

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  3. Study in The Arts and Design subjects has the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential. They give students the opportunities to learn how to create, design, represent, communicate and share their ideas. Critical and creative thinking and intercultural understanding are at the heart of the Arts subjects and provide students with another language as a way to communicate.

    Expression through The Arts and Design21 November

    Study in The Arts and Design subjects has the capacity to engage, inspire and enrich all students, exciting the imagination and encouraging them to reach their creative and expressive potential. They give students the opportunities to learn how to create, design, represent, communicate and share their ideas. Critical and creative thinking and intercultural understanding are at the heart of the Arts subjects and provide students with another language as a way to communicate.

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  4. Our Early Learning Centre has achieved an overall rating of Exceeding National Quality Standards. Congratulations to Director of Junior School (ELC), Kate Columbine, and her team for their ongoing work to provide our youngest students with outstanding early childhood education.

    National recognition for the ELC21 November

    Our Early Learning Centre has achieved an overall rating of Exceeding National Quality Standards. Congratulations to Director of Junior School (ELC), Kate Columbine, and her team for their ongoing work to provide our youngest students with outstanding early childhood education.

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  5. We are delighted to announce that Ella Borgo (Year 10) and Elizabeth Hampton (Year 12) received Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards, so named as a tribute to our Long Tan veterans, encourage determination, mateship, teamwork, tenacity, compassion and leadership. Their awards were presented by Grammarian, Isabella Atkinson-Smith (2015) who studied at the Australian Defence Force Academy before joining the Royal Australian Airforce.

    Student Achievements21 November

    We are delighted to announce that Ella Borgo (Year 10) and Elizabeth Hampton (Year 12) received Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards, so named as a tribute to our Long Tan veterans, encourage determination, mateship, teamwork, tenacity, compassion and leadership. Their awards were presented by Grammarian, Isabella Atkinson-Smith (2015) who studied at the Australian Defence Force Academy before joining the Royal Australian Airforce.

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  6. Congratulations to our 2020 Senior Council on being chosen by their peers and the staff for senior student leadership responsibilities.

    Introducing 2020 Senior Council8 November

    Congratulations to our 2020 Senior Council on being chosen by their peers and the staff for senior student leadership responsibilities.

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  7. Equipping our students to lead now and in the future is a large part of what we do at Canberra Girls Grammar School. In the Junior School opportunities exist for our students to begin their leadership journey from the very first year of formal schooling but these opportunities culminate in Year 6 when we expect all of our girls to step up and demonstrate the skills, attitudes and dispositions of a leader.

    Equipping girls with the skills to lead8 November

    Equipping our students to lead now and in the future is a large part of what we do at Canberra Girls Grammar School. In the Junior School opportunities exist for our students to begin their leadership journey from the very first year of formal schooling but these opportunities culminate in Year 6 when we expect all of our girls to step up and demonstrate the skills, attitudes and dispositions of a leader.

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  8. Life in the Boarding House is like one big blended family, with one major difference - no parents. That’s where Head of Boarding, Mrs Tina Twigg, her deputy, Ms Lisa Parolin, and an army of tutors and staff step into model positive behaviours and lead by example.

    Leading by example in the Boarding House8 November

    Life in the Boarding House is like one big blended family, with one major difference - no parents. That’s where Head of Boarding, Mrs Tina Twigg, her deputy, Ms Lisa Parolin, and an army of tutors and staff step into model positive behaviours and lead by example.

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  9. Having started at CGGS in the Early Learning Centre as a four-year-old, Lily Hall (Year 11) has developed a great sense of pride in being a ‘Grammar Girl’ and she is looking forward to making her mark as the 2020 School Captain.

    Lily Hall – the path to leadership8 November

    Having started at CGGS in the Early Learning Centre as a four-year-old, Lily Hall (Year 11) has developed a great sense of pride in being a ‘Grammar Girl’ and she is looking forward to making her mark as the 2020 School Captain.

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  10. CGGS approaches holistic pastoral care in different ways; one of them is through our Tutor Groups, where the principal relationship between teacher and student is central to delivery. Each tutor approaches skill development in a differentiated manner to best suit the students in their care. Some of the activities in tutor group include mindfulness, emotional literacy, goal setting, gratitude and self-compassion exercises, which are integral to building students’ mental wellbeing.

    Fostering wellbeing through Pastoral Care8 November

    CGGS approaches holistic pastoral care in different ways; one of them is through our Tutor Groups, where the principal relationship between teacher and student is central to delivery. Each tutor approaches skill development in a differentiated manner to best suit the students in their care. Some of the activities in tutor group include mindfulness, emotional literacy, goal setting, gratitude and self-compassion exercises, which are integral to building students’ mental wellbeing.

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  11. Seven of our Year 9 students won prizes at the Science Educators’ Association of the Australian Capital Territory (SEAACT) Science & Engineering Fair and attended the award ceremony on Friday, 25 October at 6.45pm at the CSIRO Discovery Centre.

    Student achievements8 November

    Seven of our Year 9 students won prizes at the Science Educators’ Association of the Australian Capital Territory (SEAACT) Science & Engineering Fair and attended the award ceremony on Friday, 25 October at 6.45pm at the CSIRO Discovery Centre.

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  12. I have taught at four highly academic girls’ schools in Australia, and I now lead a school with a consistently brilliant academic tradition here in the ACT.

    Shining a light on a blind spot: women’s leadership8 November

    I have taught at four highly academic girls’ schools in Australia, and I now lead a school with a consistently brilliant academic tradition here in the ACT.

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  13. We met with two CGGS students at different stages of their journey – both talking about how the School has prepared them for the next stage of their lives. Reshmi Senanayake started at Girls Grammar in Prep and is now a fully-fledged ‘high school student’ nearing the end of Year 7.

    Preparing our students for the next chapter25 October

    We met with two CGGS students at different stages of their journey – both talking about how the School has prepared them for the next stage of their lives. Reshmi Senanayake started at Girls Grammar in Prep and is now a fully-fledged ‘high school student’ nearing the end of Year 7.

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  14. During the recent school holidays, Ella Lister (Year 9), attended the 2019 two-week Cadet Junior Non Commissioned Officer (CJNCO) Promotion Course at RAAF Base Richmond in NSW.

    Student Achievements25 October

    During the recent school holidays, Ella Lister (Year 9), attended the 2019 two-week Cadet Junior Non Commissioned Officer (CJNCO) Promotion Course at RAAF Base Richmond in NSW.

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  15. This year CGGS participated CSIRO STEM Professionals in Schools program. Through the program, Head of Science and Technology Faculty, Mr Sam Papasidero has formed a partnership with Antonio Di Pietro a retired test pilot. Mr Di Pietro comes regularly to school and assists in the projects students are undertaking.

    Partnership with CSIRO takes flight25 October

    This year CGGS participated CSIRO STEM Professionals in Schools program. Through the program, Head of Science and Technology Faculty, Mr Sam Papasidero has formed a partnership with Antonio Di Pietro a retired test pilot. Mr Di Pietro comes regularly to school and assists in the projects students are undertaking.

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