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  1. As we move towards our centenary year, we find ourselves looking back to our history more than ever. Founders’ Day festivities this year took on a new sense of importance as we honoured old customs and created new traditions

    Old customs and new traditions - Founders' Day – 9.5.19

    As we move towards our centenary year, we find ourselves looking back to our history more than ever. Founders’ Day festivities this year took on a new sense of importance as we honoured old customs and created new traditions

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  2. To honour Mother’s Day, we asked Sue Hart (Grant, 1972) to give us her thoughts on what the day means to her.

Sue's association with CGGS began in 1971, joining the School in Year 11 and becoming School Vice Captain and Kilburn Swimming Captain in 1972. Her two daughters, Madeleine (2000) and Stephanie (2005) joined the school in 1996. Sue was appointed to the School Board in 2000. She was previously a member and Deputy President of the P&F and President of the Grammarians' Association. Sue runs her own successful secretariat and governance services business, following careers in federal politics and the public service.

    Sue Hart on Mother's Day – 9.5.19

    To honour Mother’s Day, we asked Sue Hart (Grant, 1972) to give us her thoughts on what the day means to her. Sue's association with CGGS began in 1971, joining the School in Year 11 and becoming School Vice Captain and Kilburn Swimming Captain in 1972. Her two daughters, Madeleine (2000) and Stephanie (2005) joined the school in 1996. Sue was appointed to the School Board in 2000. She was previously a member and Deputy President of the P&F and President of the Grammarians' Association. Sue runs her own successful secretariat and governance services business, following careers in federal politics and the public service.

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  3. Our Boarders are fortunate to have a stand-in mum in the form of Tina Twigg, but nothing is quite the same as having your own mother by your side, particularly on Mother’s Day.

This Sunday, some of our Boarders will have the opportunity to spend time with their mothers as they participate in the Mother’s Day Classic, or enjoy Devonshire Tea in the Boarding House.

    Boarding Mums send messages of love – 8.5.19

    Our Boarders are fortunate to have a stand-in mum in the form of Tina Twigg, but nothing is quite the same as having your own mother by your side, particularly on Mother’s Day. This Sunday, some of our Boarders will have the opportunity to spend time with their mothers as they participate in the Mother’s Day Classic, or enjoy Devonshire Tea in the Boarding House.

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  4. At the end of the April holidays, the CGGS Equestrian team participated in the Snowy Mountains Interschools Equestrian Competition in Jindabyne. Sixteen riders, comprising Junior and Senior School students put in an incredible effort, finishing equal 8th place in a field of 54 schools, a tremendous effort by all our riders and a wonderful opportunity to see students from both campuses coming together to compete as a team.

    Student Achievements – 8.5.19

    At the end of the April holidays, the CGGS Equestrian team participated in the Snowy Mountains Interschools Equestrian Competition in Jindabyne. Sixteen riders, comprising Junior and Senior School students put in an incredible effort, finishing equal 8th place in a field of 54 schools, a tremendous effort by all our riders and a wonderful opportunity to see students from both campuses coming together to compete as a team.

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  5. Year 7 students, Maggie Burdon and Chloe Douglas-Byrne competed at the recent NSW Swimming State Championships at Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre. Chloe, who competed in seven events, and Maggie, who competed in six, both made final placings in their pet events: Chloe 4th in 50 freestyle and 7th in 50 butterfly; Maggie 8th in 400 freestyle and 800 freestyle. All three girls train under Les Barklay at the CGGS pool in the mornings and achieved personal best times in all their events. Chloe and Maggie also achieved finals placings at the NSW Swimming Country Championships at Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre in February, with Chloe winning a bronze medal in the 12 years 100 freestyle.

    Student Achievements – 12.4.19

    Year 7 students, Maggie Burdon and Chloe Douglas-Byrne competed at the recent NSW Swimming State Championships at Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre. Chloe, who competed in seven events, and Maggie, who competed in six, both made final placings in their pet events: Chloe 4th in 50 freestyle and 7th in 50 butterfly; Maggie 8th in 400 freestyle and 800 freestyle. All three girls train under Les Barklay at the CGGS pool in the mornings and achieved personal best times in all their events. Chloe and Maggie also achieved finals placings at the NSW Swimming Country Championships at Sydney Olympic Aquatic Centre in February, with Chloe winning a bronze medal in the 12 years 100 freestyle.

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  6. Students from CGGS swept the competition at the Sydney Regional Round of the World Scholar’s Cup held last weekend. A team of 18 students took part in the regional round of this global competition. Our students won first place in all four events (Debate, Essay Writing, Multiple Choice Exam and Team Quiz) both in the individual and team competitions. The girls also finished first overall in the competition, dominating other schools including selective high school Hurlstone Agricultural, Pymble Ladies’ College, Inaburra School and St George’s Christian School.

    Dominating the Sydney round of World Scholar’s Cup – 12.4.19

    Students from CGGS swept the competition at the Sydney Regional Round of the World Scholar’s Cup held last weekend. A team of 18 students took part in the regional round of this global competition. Our students won first place in all four events (Debate, Essay Writing, Multiple Choice Exam and Team Quiz) both in the individual and team competitions. The girls also finished first overall in the competition, dominating other schools including selective high school Hurlstone Agricultural, Pymble Ladies’ College, Inaburra School and St George’s Christian School.

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  7. Closing out a stellar season, the CGGS Rowing team recently competed at the Australian Open Schools Rowing Championships last month. Spoiler alert – we finished 3rd in the country!

In this edition of eNews, trainer Nigel Miller, Head of Rowing Caroline Pijpers and Rowing Captain Ella Kerr give their perspectives on a season to remember.

    Rowers are Top 3 in Australia – 12.4.19

    Closing out a stellar season, the CGGS Rowing team recently competed at the Australian Open Schools Rowing Championships last month. Spoiler alert – we finished 3rd in the country! In this edition of eNews, trainer Nigel Miller, Head of Rowing Caroline Pijpers and Rowing Captain Ella Kerr give their perspectives on a season to remember.

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  8. As Term 1 ends, I have encouraged the students to continue to reflect on their short-term triumphs, to be grateful and show gratitude for the term and all the opportunities it presented.

    From the Principal – Contemplation – 12.4.19

    As Term 1 ends, I have encouraged the students to continue to reflect on their short-term triumphs, to be grateful and show gratitude for the term and all the opportunities it presented.

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  9. Dayne Spencer and Maree Cronin have been working together for about 10 weeks – one as a Prep teacher, the other teaching Dance in the Senior School. While some members of staff may go years without having the opportunity to work with colleagues on another campus, these relatively new members of the CGGS teaching team are collaborating as choreographers in the School’s production of Wicked.

    A Wicked collaboration – 12.4.19

    Dayne Spencer and Maree Cronin have been working together for about 10 weeks – one as a Prep teacher, the other teaching Dance in the Senior School. While some members of staff may go years without having the opportunity to work with colleagues on another campus, these relatively new members of the CGGS teaching team are collaborating as choreographers in the School’s production of Wicked.

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  10. This week we opened ticket sales for the CGGS production of Wicked – click here to take advantage of early bird rates now!

    Wicked! – 29.3.19

    This week we opened ticket sales for the CGGS production of Wicked – click here to take advantage of early bird rates now!

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  11. Our Dragon Boat Captain, Georgia Braggett (Year 12) has been named as the ACT Junior Dragon Boat Captain for the Australian Dragon Boat Championships (AusChamps) which will be held in Canberra over the Easter weekend. Congratulations Georgia!

    Student achievements – 29.3.19

    Our Dragon Boat Captain, Georgia Braggett (Year 12) has been named as the ACT Junior Dragon Boat Captain for the Australian Dragon Boat Championships (AusChamps) which will be held in Canberra over the Easter weekend. Congratulations Georgia!

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  12. Performing Arts at Canberra Girls Grammar School continues to engage, inspire and enrich our students across the School. In addition to music, our broad co-curricular program offers performance opportunities for students interested in Dance and Drama, while also giving students the opportunity to embrace their passions through the curriculum.

    Senior School – Expression through drama and dance – 29.3.19

    Performing Arts at Canberra Girls Grammar School continues to engage, inspire and enrich our students across the School. In addition to music, our broad co-curricular program offers performance opportunities for students interested in Dance and Drama, while also giving students the opportunity to embrace their passions through the curriculum.

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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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