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  1. On behalf of the Board, I am informing you that our Principal, Mrs Anne Coutts, has advised she will be leaving CGGS later this year.

    Message from the Chair of the School Board – 19.6.18

    On behalf of the Board, I am informing you that our Principal, Mrs Anne Coutts, has advised she will be leaving CGGS later this year.

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  2. The generosity of students and sense of others is a hallmark of CGGS. A group of students, from across year groups, approached me with ideas about possible ways to assist the Tathra community following the fires. A group of Year 12 students took the lead and the result was a $1700.00 contribution to the Mayoral Appeal Fund for Tathra. They had several sponsors and provided a sausage sizzle at the annual senior school fun run in Stromlo.

    From the Head of Senior School – 7.6.18

    The generosity of students and sense of others is a hallmark of CGGS. A group of students, from across year groups, approached me with ideas about possible ways to assist the Tathra community following the fires. A group of Year 12 students took the lead and the result was a $1700.00 contribution to the Mayoral Appeal Fund for Tathra. They had several sponsors and provided a sausage sizzle at the annual senior school fun run in Stromlo.

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  3. Our new multi-purpose facility, Yhuuramulum – 7.6.18

    Early last week, we hosted the official opening ceremony of our new multi-purpose learning space on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin. The launch presented the opportunity to celebrate the opening of the facility with the CGGS community, and to unveil the building’s new name, Yhuuramulum. The word Yhuuramulum means ‘to dream’, and that is exactly what we hope our students will be doing in their new facility.

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  4. On Saturday 26 May, the U14 Div1 football team, known as the Galah’s, played against the Woden Valley Vipers.

Due to it being a long weekend and lots of ill health the team only had 9 players. Although they were up against the odds the girls played their hearts out and you would never have known there was only 9 players on the field. Even when they conceded 2 girls in the first 20 minutes the girls played to win.

    Student Achievements – 7.6.18

    On Saturday 26 May, the U14 Div1 football team, known as the Galah’s, played against the Woden Valley Vipers. Due to it being a long weekend and lots of ill health the team only had 9 players. Although they were up against the odds the girls played their hearts out and you would never have known there was only 9 players on the field. Even when they conceded 2 girls in the first 20 minutes the girls played to win.

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  5. Earlier this week, CGGS saw six Junior School students who were part of the South Western Touch Football teams compete in the ACT Touch Football Carnival.

    South Weston Touch Football Carnival – 7.6.18

    Earlier this week, CGGS saw six Junior School students who were part of the South Western Touch Football teams compete in the ACT Touch Football Carnival.

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  6. On Monday 7 May, the 12 years and under ACT Swimming Championships was held at the AIS. CGGS had 12 students participating in the championships. Congratulations to all who participated in the event.

    Under 12’s ACT Swimming Championships – 7.6.18

    On Monday 7 May, the 12 years and under ACT Swimming Championships was held at the AIS. CGGS had 12 students participating in the championships. Congratulations to all who participated in the event.

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  7. A couple of weeks ago, a sleepy busload of Year 10 Textiles and Dance students (along with Ms Roberta Coulston, Mrs Elizabeth Chase and Mrs Yvette Riordan) journeyed to the Roslyn Packer Theatre in Sydney.

    Dance and Textiles Excursion to Sydney Dance Company’s “ab [intra]” – 7.6.18

    A couple of weeks ago, a sleepy busload of Year 10 Textiles and Dance students (along with Ms Roberta Coulston, Mrs Elizabeth Chase and Mrs Yvette Riordan) journeyed to the Roslyn Packer Theatre in Sydney.

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  8. On Thursday 24 May, the Junior Primary Staff supported the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea hosted by Miss Lucy Badzim.

    The Biggest Morning Tea at the Junior School – 7.6.18

    On Thursday 24 May, the Junior Primary Staff supported the Cancer Council’s Biggest Morning Tea hosted by Miss Lucy Badzim.

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  9. On 2 June, the Friends of Music (FOM) supported the first music event at the new Yhuurramulum Building on Lake Burley Griffin. This sold-out occasion kicked off with performances from the Grey Street and Adelaide Avenue Jazz Bands, and the Celtic Orchestra. The feature event was a bush dance, called by Geoff Kell, with Dave Wardle on guitar and backed by the Sutherland Chamber Orchestra.

    Friends of Music host first bush dance at Yhurramulum – 7.6.18

    On 2 June, the Friends of Music (FOM) supported the first music event at the new Yhuurramulum Building on Lake Burley Griffin. This sold-out occasion kicked off with performances from the Grey Street and Adelaide Avenue Jazz Bands, and the Celtic Orchestra. The feature event was a bush dance, called by Geoff Kell, with Dave Wardle on guitar and backed by the Sutherland Chamber Orchestra.

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  10. Recently, I found myself enjoying a wonderful evening at the ACT Volunteering Awards – all because of Debating and Public Speaking at CGGS. Well, sort of. Let me take you on a backwards journey to explain.

    The Girls Leadership Network – 7.6.18

    Recently, I found myself enjoying a wonderful evening at the ACT Volunteering Awards – all because of Debating and Public Speaking at CGGS. Well, sort of. Let me take you on a backwards journey to explain.

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  11. Year 6 Father Daughter Dinner – 25.5.18

    On Thursday 10 May, more than 100 students and their fathers gathered for the annual Year 6 Father Daughter Dinner.

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  12. Recently our Pool Manager, Carol Gathercole, was inducted into Swimming Australia’s Hall of Fame, making her one of only 21 individuals and one of only 2 women to have been bestowed the prestigious honour. This achievement recognises her contribution to the sport and her commitment spanning over 50 years as part of the Swimming Australia family.

    Carol Gathercole inducted into Swimming Australia Hall of Fame Award – 25.5.18

    Recently our Pool Manager, Carol Gathercole, was inducted into Swimming Australia’s Hall of Fame, making her one of only 21 individuals and one of only 2 women to have been bestowed the prestigious honour. This achievement recognises her contribution to the sport and her commitment spanning over 50 years as part of the Swimming Australia family.

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  13. It is always a pleasure to welcome our alumnae to Founder’s weekend. Last Saturday we had six Year group reunions who had morning tea with us, a tour of the School and then had lunch or an evening celebration together.

    Founder's Weekend and CGGS Chapel turns 30 – 25.5.18

    It is always a pleasure to welcome our alumnae to Founder’s weekend. Last Saturday we had six Year group reunions who had morning tea with us, a tour of the School and then had lunch or an evening celebration together.

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  14. In early May, Isra Eski (Year 8) came 2nd in the ACT Rostrum competition.

    Student Achievements – 25.5.18

    In early May, Isra Eski (Year 8) came 2nd in the ACT Rostrum competition.

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  15. Day 9 Pastoral Care - 24 May 2018

Sean Choolburra, Australia’s leading indigenous entertainer presented to students in Year 7 & 11 as part of our Reconciliation celebrations.

    Reconciliation Day Performance with Sean Choolburra – 25.5.18

    Day 9 Pastoral Care - 24 May 2018 Sean Choolburra, Australia’s leading indigenous entertainer presented to students in Year 7 & 11 as part of our Reconciliation celebrations.

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