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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. A vibrant and strong school community doesn’t happen by chance. We are delighted to announce that in 2018 the CGGS Parents and Friends Association (P&F) Committee has parent representatives from the ELC right through to Year 12. Very inclusive! The committee details have now been updated on the P&F area of website – please check us out.

    Greetings from the 2018 CGGS P&F President – 25.5.18

    A vibrant and strong school community doesn’t happen by chance. We are delighted to announce that in 2018 the CGGS Parents and Friends Association (P&F) Committee has parent representatives from the ELC right through to Year 12. Very inclusive! The committee details have now been updated on the P&F area of website – please check us out.

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  9. Week 2 of Term 2 saw the School’s Friends of Music (FOM) hit the ground running with two major events. First up was Tuesday’s concert by the Brigham University Wind Symphony from the USA, accompanied by our very own Empire Band. FOM were kept busy by supplying an Aussie supper for almost 100 performers during a quick 45-minute feeding frenzy!

    Friends of Music supporting more than just our students – 25.5.18

    Week 2 of Term 2 saw the School’s Friends of Music (FOM) hit the ground running with two major events. First up was Tuesday’s concert by the Brigham University Wind Symphony from the USA, accompanied by our very own Empire Band. FOM were kept busy by supplying an Aussie supper for almost 100 performers during a quick 45-minute feeding frenzy!

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. This Sunday – Mother’s Day - Principal Anne Coutts will again be leading the CGGS team at the Mother’s Day Classic. And rather than just aiming to be the ‘Biggest School Team’ again (for the fourth year in a row), we’ve set our sights higher in the hope of being one of the top fundraising teams in the Canberra event.

    Last change to register or donate for Mother’s Day Classic – 11.5.18

    This Sunday – Mother’s Day - Principal Anne Coutts will again be leading the CGGS team at the Mother’s Day Classic. And rather than just aiming to be the ‘Biggest School Team’ again (for the fourth year in a row), we’ve set our sights higher in the hope of being one of the top fundraising teams in the Canberra event.

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  13. 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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  14. The Together in Music Concert is set to be a celebration of music and community, featuring the Australian premiere of Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo.

    Together in Music Concert – 29.3.18

    The Together in Music Concert is set to be a celebration of music and community, featuring the Australian premiere of Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo.

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  15. As announced in the last edition of Be Engaged eNews, we are excited to be collaborating with APFACTS again to present parenting expert, Steve Biddulph.

    Steve Biddulph returns to The Green Room – 29.3.18

    As announced in the last edition of Be Engaged eNews, we are excited to be collaborating with APFACTS again to present parenting expert, Steve Biddulph.

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