What a wonderful, active start to the new school year the Boarders have had!
We welcomed sixteen new Boarders and their parents to our Boarding House family this year. The Orientation Sleepover experience on Sunday, 3 February was a great success giving our new families a taste of boarding life.
On Tuesday night in Week 1, we celebrated Chinese New Year welcoming the Year of the Pig with a delicious dinner. The celebrations continued on Friday night with an outing to Zone Bowling for our annual ‘getting to know you’ activity. We have some very talented bowlers in the Boarding House!
Last Sunday we also enjoyed a cruise on Lake Burley Griffin, kindly sponsored by our extraordinary Parents & Friends Association. What a relaxing way to see the sights of Canberra on such a glorious afternoon! It was terrific for the many new girls to see the important cultural landmarks, including the National Gallery of Australia, the High Court, Old Parliament House and the National Museum of Australia.
This week we eagerly await the return of our Year 7 and Year 8 Boarders who have been away at camps. This will give everyone an opportunity to settle into the routines of the BoHo and the School.
Our Boarders are such an important part of the CGGS community and I look forward to bringing you regular updates about their achievements and activities throughout the year.
My team and I strive to ensure every Boarder can follow her dreams. We pride ourselves on our ability and willingness to transport girls to and from their sporting commitments – during the week and across the weekend. If you are looking for an example of how being a Boarder at CGGS can help you achieve your dream, look no further than Year 12 student, Grace Kemp, who plays for the ACT Brumbies in the Super W League. We are so proud!
Best wishes from the BoHo!
Head of Boarding
Photo above: Our new Year 7 Boarders on their first day of school, 2019, with Boarding Co-Captains and Vice Captains.