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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Pip Nicoll (Year 10) and Georgia Evans (Year 8) competed at the National Capital Horse Trials Association Eventer Trials last Sunday. Pip and Georgia won first prize for costume and came 5th in a field of 20 in the open pairs cross country. Georgia went on to place 2nd in the individual Junior 60cm Hunter Trials (show jumping and cross country).

    Student Achievements6 June

    Pip Nicoll (Year 10) and Georgia Evans (Year 8) competed at the National Capital Horse Trials Association Eventer Trials last Sunday. Pip and Georgia won first prize for costume and came 5th in a field of 20 in the open pairs cross country. Georgia went on to place 2nd in the individual Junior 60cm Hunter Trials (show jumping and cross country).

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  10. A few months ago, Year 12 student Anna Khan took to the lectern during assembly to speak to Senior School students about self-belief.

    Self belief – a sporting journey6 June

    A few months ago, Year 12 student Anna Khan took to the lectern during assembly to speak to Senior School students about self-belief.

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  11. After months of preparation, Wicked came to life at Canberra Girls Grammar School.

    Wicked wraps after sold out shows23 May

    After months of preparation, Wicked came to life at Canberra Girls Grammar School.

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  12. Congratulations to Tara Strickland (Year 7) who competed at the Riverside Dance Festival and was named the Most Promising Lyrical Dancer and earned the following placings...

    Student Achievements23 May

    Congratulations to Tara Strickland (Year 7) who competed at the Riverside Dance Festival and was named the Most Promising Lyrical Dancer and earned the following placings...

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  13. The Music Academy kicked off its 2019 Concert Series with the Together in Music concert on Friday, 5 April. Involving a large number of CGGS staff, students and members of the wider community, it is one of the biggest events on the music calendar.

    Together in Music23 May

    The Music Academy kicked off its 2019 Concert Series with the Together in Music concert on Friday, 5 April. Involving a large number of CGGS staff, students and members of the wider community, it is one of the biggest events on the music calendar.

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  14. Students Eloise Crawford (Year 9), Amélie Munro (Year 10) and Ella Borgo (Year 10) travelled to Sydney at the beginning of May to participate in Playerlink with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

    CGGS Musicians train with Sydney Symphony Orchestra23 May

    Students Eloise Crawford (Year 9), Amélie Munro (Year 10) and Ella Borgo (Year 10) travelled to Sydney at the beginning of May to participate in Playerlink with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.

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  15. On Wednesday, 15 May, we were delighted to present the inaugural ACT Anglican Schools Bands Festival.

    ACT Combined Anglican Schools Bands Festival Concert23 May

    On Wednesday, 15 May, we were delighted to present the inaugural ACT Anglican Schools Bands Festival.

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