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  1. A reminder to students and parents of girls in Years 3, 5, 7 & 9 – NAPLAN assessments start next week on Tuesday, 15 May.

    NAPLAN time is here! – 11.5.18

    A reminder to students and parents of girls in Years 3, 5, 7 & 9 – NAPLAN assessments start next week on Tuesday, 15 May.

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  2. Applications are still open for the 2019 National Youth Science Forum. But they close soon!

    Apply now for National Youth Science Forum in 2019 – 11.5.18

    Applications are still open for the 2019 National Youth Science Forum. But they close soon!

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  3. For our boarding families in country New South Wales, this term CGGS will be attending the Boarding Schools Expo in Dubbo (18–19 May), Griffith (14 June) and Wagga Wagga (15–16 June).

    Upcoming Boarding Expos – 11.5.18

    For our boarding families in country New South Wales, this term CGGS will be attending the Boarding Schools Expo in Dubbo (18–19 May), Griffith (14 June) and Wagga Wagga (15–16 June).

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  4. We are delighted to announce our new Lake Precinct Building will be officially opened on Tuesday, 29 May 2018.

    Official opening of the new Lake Precinct Building – 11.5.18

    We are delighted to announce our new Lake Precinct Building will be officially opened on Tuesday, 29 May 2018.

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  5. Carla Sanfrancesco (Year 11) was invited to participate in Questacon and Samsung’s roundtable discussion, Smart Skills, at The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre on Friday, 4 May 2018. Carla was part of a panel, sitting alongside a teacher, another student, Samsung’s Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and VIP guests. The panel discussed challenging perceptions, the role of creativity in STEM and the impact of the Smart Skills workshops.

    Student Achievements – 11.5.18

    Carla Sanfrancesco (Year 11) was invited to participate in Questacon and Samsung’s roundtable discussion, Smart Skills, at The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre on Friday, 4 May 2018. Carla was part of a panel, sitting alongside a teacher, another student, Samsung’s Head of Corporate Social Responsibility and VIP guests. The panel discussed challenging perceptions, the role of creativity in STEM and the impact of the Smart Skills workshops.

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  6. Having already been to the Budawangs on a previous Duke of Ed trip, but failed to reach the top of the rugged mountain named The Castle, I set out once again on a four-day hike with a new bunch of friends to achieve my goal.

    I Capture the Castle – 10.5.18

    Having already been to the Budawangs on a previous Duke of Ed trip, but failed to reach the top of the rugged mountain named The Castle, I set out once again on a four-day hike with a new bunch of friends to achieve my goal.

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  7. On May the Fourth (be with you!), the annual Kitchen Tyrell debates with CGS took place in the Science Atrium in the Senior School. These Year 12 and 9 debates provide the forum for friendly rivalry as students take the floor to make their point.

    Tradition runs deep with Kitchen Tyrell debates – 10.5.18

    On May the Fourth (be with you!), the annual Kitchen Tyrell debates with CGS took place in the Science Atrium in the Senior School. These Year 12 and 9 debates provide the forum for friendly rivalry as students take the floor to make their point.

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  8. Dean of Music, Joel Copeland’s vision to bring the community together through music was realised on 4 April 2018 when seven choirs, our symphony orchestra and various supporting acts took to the CGGS stage for the Together in Music Concert.

    Together in Music Concert – 13.4.18

    Dean of Music, Joel Copeland’s vision to bring the community together through music was realised on 4 April 2018 when seven choirs, our symphony orchestra and various supporting acts took to the CGGS stage for the Together in Music Concert.

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  9. We are counting on all Year 10 students and their parents to come along to our Year 11 Information Evening to learn more about our wide range of specialist subjects on offer in Years 11 and 12.

    Be informed – Year 11 Information Evening – 13.4.18

    We are counting on all Year 10 students and their parents to come along to our Year 11 Information Evening to learn more about our wide range of specialist subjects on offer in Years 11 and 12.

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  10. Nine months ago a group of year 10 STEM students sat in class and brainstormed ideas for their major project to be developed in Semester 2 of 2017 and they came up with the radical idea of designing and constructing a fully functional Tiny House, much like the ones you see in US TV shows. Their rationale was that people are transient and housing is expensive, so why not explore models of housing that would allow greater access to affordable housing at the same time as looking at simpler and more sustainable living.

    An update from our Tiny House team – 13.4.18

    Nine months ago a group of year 10 STEM students sat in class and brainstormed ideas for their major project to be developed in Semester 2 of 2017 and they came up with the radical idea of designing and constructing a fully functional Tiny House, much like the ones you see in US TV shows. Their rationale was that people are transient and housing is expensive, so why not explore models of housing that would allow greater access to affordable housing at the same time as looking at simpler and more sustainable living.

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  11. At the beginning of March, Year 11 and 12 Textiles students traveled to Melbourne for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.

    The height of fashion in Melbourne – 13.4.18

    At the beginning of March, Year 11 and 12 Textiles students traveled to Melbourne for the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival.

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  12. CGGS competed at the National Rowing Championships, aka Sydney International Rowing Regatta from 19-25 March 2018.

    Rowing news – 13.4.18

    CGGS competed at the National Rowing Championships, aka Sydney International Rowing Regatta from 19-25 March 2018.

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  13. On Friday April 6, Year 8 students currently studying History enjoyed a day of cultural immersion in the worlds of medieval Europe and Japan.

    Experiencing medieval Europe and Japan – 13.4.18

    On Friday April 6, Year 8 students currently studying History enjoyed a day of cultural immersion in the worlds of medieval Europe and Japan.

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  14. The last few weeks of term have flown by – primarily because of the many, many events that occur as part of life at CGGS.

    From the Head of Senior School – 13.4.18

    The last few weeks of term have flown by – primarily because of the many, many events that occur as part of life at CGGS.

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  15. Debating is in full swing at CGGS. We have 22 teams in the ACT schools debating competition - eight in the Junior Open, nine in the Senior Open and five in Advanced Open competitions. It has been great to see new people joining teams this year and joining our regular Tuesday afternoon training. Public speaking has also been busy, with preparations commencing for the Rostrum Voice of Youth competition, the Plain English Speaking Award and the AHIGS Festival of Speech.

    Debating and Public Speaking update – 13.4.18

    Debating is in full swing at CGGS. We have 22 teams in the ACT schools debating competition - eight in the Junior Open, nine in the Senior Open and five in Advanced Open competitions. It has been great to see new people joining teams this year and joining our regular Tuesday afternoon training. Public speaking has also been busy, with preparations commencing for the Rostrum Voice of Youth competition, the Plain English Speaking Award and the AHIGS Festival of Speech.

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