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  1. Platform numbers and departures at Woden Interchange have recently changed and may affect students connecting to school services commencing Term 3.

    Woden Interchange Service Updates9 July

    Platform numbers and departures at Woden Interchange have recently changed and may affect students connecting to school services commencing Term 3.

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  2. Equestrian Sam Burge (Year 12) received wonderful results at the Zone 16 Mounted Games in Bungendore. In a field of ten teams, Sam’s team placed 1st in three events, 2nd in three events and 4th in one. Great effort, Sam.

    Student Achievements28 June

    Equestrian Sam Burge (Year 12) received wonderful results at the Zone 16 Mounted Games in Bungendore. In a field of ten teams, Sam’s team placed 1st in three events, 2nd in three events and 4th in one. Great effort, Sam.

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  3. Earlier this month, Grammarian Rosie Schweizer (2018) returned to the Senior School to speak at assembly. Having spent her entire education at Canberra Girls Grammar School (from ELC to Year 12), Rosie is now based in the United States after being awarded a Basketball scholarship.

It is apt that we publish Rosie’s speech in today’s edition of the eNews. As a passionate Humanities student, Rosie’s words exemplify how her studies have prepared her for the wider world – beyond CGGS classrooms and the basketball court.

    Rosie Schweizer - seeking out success27 June

    Earlier this month, Grammarian Rosie Schweizer (2018) returned to the Senior School to speak at assembly. Having spent her entire education at Canberra Girls Grammar School (from ELC to Year 12), Rosie is now based in the United States after being awarded a Basketball scholarship. It is apt that we publish Rosie’s speech in today’s edition of the eNews. As a passionate Humanities student, Rosie’s words exemplify how her studies have prepared her for the wider world – beyond CGGS classrooms and the basketball court.

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  4. The Night of Living History was a huge project in which all Year 10 History students played a part. The process was extensive but at the end of the night, we were all proud of the product we were able to produce. Our task was simple and had barely any restrictions. We were to investigate the historical context, background, achievements and contributions to society of a significant historical leader and produce a display that accurately reflected them.

    The Night of Living History27 June

    The Night of Living History was a huge project in which all Year 10 History students played a part. The process was extensive but at the end of the night, we were all proud of the product we were able to produce. Our task was simple and had barely any restrictions. We were to investigate the historical context, background, achievements and contributions to society of a significant historical leader and produce a display that accurately reflected them.

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  5. As our Principal, Anna Owen, has announced, there will be a reunion of sorts happening in the Senior School from the beginning of Semester 2.

For several years, our humanities subjects have been split across two faculties, Geography and Social Sciences Faculty (led by Dianne Gilbert) and History and RAP (led by Louise Dwyer).

    The reuniting of Humanities27 June

    As our Principal, Anna Owen, has announced, there will be a reunion of sorts happening in the Senior School from the beginning of Semester 2. For several years, our humanities subjects have been split across two faculties, Geography and Social Sciences Faculty (led by Dianne Gilbert) and History and RAP (led by Louise Dwyer).

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  6. The more things change, the more they stay the same

With a foundation in the Junior School, each subject in the Senior School bridges the gap between Year 6 and tertiary entrance. The Senior School, from the beginning of next term, will return to the prior model of offering nine discipline-based faculties.

    From the Principal – Return to Humanities27 June

    The more things change, the more they stay the same With a foundation in the Junior School, each subject in the Senior School bridges the gap between Year 6 and tertiary entrance. The Senior School, from the beginning of next term, will return to the prior model of offering nine discipline-based faculties.

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  7. As we near the end of Semester 1 assessments, and for our Year 12, trial AST exams, I observe students rising to the occasion as they move through this challenging period. As educators and parents, it is our role to teach, guide and support them to build up trust in their own abilities and understand that while things will not always be smooth sailing, some of the most gratifying achievements come after a period of adversity. A confronting statistic states that 24 out of 40 British prime ministers (up until 1970) lost a parent in childhood or adolescence. I do not wish that upon any child, however, it is a compelling example of how adversity can result in one achieving greatly.

    From the Principal – Resilience21 June

    As we near the end of Semester 1 assessments, and for our Year 12, trial AST exams, I observe students rising to the occasion as they move through this challenging period. As educators and parents, it is our role to teach, guide and support them to build up trust in their own abilities and understand that while things will not always be smooth sailing, some of the most gratifying achievements come after a period of adversity. A confronting statistic states that 24 out of 40 British prime ministers (up until 1970) lost a parent in childhood or adolescence. I do not wish that upon any child, however, it is a compelling example of how adversity can result in one achieving greatly.

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  8. Our Senior School Debaters have been in action, with the Year 12 team winning the ACT Debating Union Advanced Open Final Seniors. Congratulations to Elisabeth Abhayaratna, Bianca Barrass-Borzatti, Ailin He and Nithya Mathew! The Year 11 team, comprising Claire Harris, Gemma Hudson and Isabel Ritchie were the runners up. Meanwhile, our Year 10 team – Jaimie Noonan, Ashwini Sivakumar and Abigail Worswick – were runners up in the Senior Open (Years 9-10) competition.

    Student Achievements21 June

    Our Senior School Debaters have been in action, with the Year 12 team winning the ACT Debating Union Advanced Open Final Seniors. Congratulations to Elisabeth Abhayaratna, Bianca Barrass-Borzatti, Ailin He and Nithya Mathew! The Year 11 team, comprising Claire Harris, Gemma Hudson and Isabel Ritchie were the runners up. Meanwhile, our Year 10 team – Jaimie Noonan, Ashwini Sivakumar and Abigail Worswick – were runners up in the Senior Open (Years 9-10) competition.

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  9. Leonie Speck moved to Canberra with her parents midway through Year 9 with a vision of eventually returning to her homeland of Germany to become a policewoman. For her, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) made perfect sense – it would provide her with a globally recognised qualification and allow her to study subjects that would help develop her knowledge and skills in her chosen field.

    An IB graduate – Leonie Speck21 June

    Leonie Speck moved to Canberra with her parents midway through Year 9 with a vision of eventually returning to her homeland of Germany to become a policewoman. For her, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) made perfect sense – it would provide her with a globally recognised qualification and allow her to study subjects that would help develop her knowledge and skills in her chosen field.

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  10. Canberra Girls Grammar School is proudly an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering two IB programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP) from Reception to Year 6 and the Diploma Programme (DP) in Years 11 and 12. We are one of 5,088 IB World Schools in 156 countries that shares in the vision of empowering young people with the knowledge, skills and values to create a better and more peaceful world.

    Being an IB World School21 June

    Canberra Girls Grammar School is proudly an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering two IB programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP) from Reception to Year 6 and the Diploma Programme (DP) in Years 11 and 12. We are one of 5,088 IB World Schools in 156 countries that shares in the vision of empowering young people with the knowledge, skills and values to create a better and more peaceful world.

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  11. One of the biggest decisions students make in Year 10 is whether to undertake the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate (under the Board of Senior Secondary Studies – BSSS) or take the path less travelled and studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

    Why study the IB Diploma?21 June

    One of the biggest decisions students make in Year 10 is whether to undertake the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate (under the Board of Senior Secondary Studies – BSSS) or take the path less travelled and studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

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  12. The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) provides educators with a shared language and framework from which to work. It embraces collaborative learning, for both educators and students, “which creates an amazing sense of community among the teaching staff in the ELC,” says Director of Junior School (ELC) Kate Columbine.

    Collaborative learning in the ELC21 June

    The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) provides educators with a shared language and framework from which to work. It embraces collaborative learning, for both educators and students, “which creates an amazing sense of community among the teaching staff in the ELC,” says Director of Junior School (ELC) Kate Columbine.

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  13. 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 active7 June

    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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  14. There is so much to be gained by students finding a balance of academic, creative/musical and sporting activity during their school years.

    Developing 21st century skills through sport 7 June

    There is so much to be gained by students finding a balance of academic, creative/musical and sporting activity during their school years.

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  15. It is with sadness we mark the passing of one of our dearest, and oldest, Grammarians. Pam died on 23 May 2019 aged 97.

    Vale - Pamela Yonge (Eddison, 1939)7 June

    It is with sadness we mark the passing of one of our dearest, and oldest, Grammarians. Pam died on 23 May 2019 aged 97.

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