One of our Year 5 students, Reshmi Senanayake, has written a book titled The Tropical Purple Hearing Aids. Reshmi’s book is about a girl named Anita who receives a hearing aid and the huge difference this device makes to her life.
You can purchase the book at Junior School reception for $10.00. All proceeds from the sale of the books will go to our partner school in Africa, the Alima Academy.
We hope you will support Reshmi’s initiative and the Alima Academy by buying a book. Students from Year 5 will also be visiting classes to promote the books.
And continuing the theme of books, Octavia Whatman (Year 7 Robertson) was presented with a certificate and book voucher for achieving the significant target of reading 1,000,000 words for The Accelerated Reading Program this year. All Year 7 students at CGGS participate in this program in their library reading lessons with the aim of improving reading literacy, sharing reading experiences with others and encouraging a lifelong love of reading.
Last week Rosie Schweizer (Year 11 Glebe) represented the ACT in the School Sport Australia Basketball Championships where she was part of the bronze medal winning team. The team remained undefeated during the round games, the ACT came up against a very determined Queensland team in the semi-final and unfortunately lost by three points in a very close game. The team recovered from this loss and played extremely well to beat Victoria in the bronze medal game by 13 points. In that game Rosie dominated the game and lead the scoring with 22 points. This is the second bronze medal in a row for the ACT basketball team and Rosie is determined to win the gold medal next year when the championships are held in Darwin.
Photo above: Year 5 student Reshmi Senanayake who has written a book titled The Tropical Purple Hearing Aids.