Congratulations to our Sports Captain, Year 12 student Imogen Laing on receiving the Pierre de Coubertin Award on Wednesday, 20 September. This prestigious award recognises academic and sporting excellence, while exemplifying Olympic values.
Head Chorister, Emily Coper-Jones (Year 12 Waverley) represented CGGS at the ACTcent concert on Thursday, 7 September. This annual concert showcases musical excellence from Year 12 music students from a variety of different schools across the ACT. Emily was nominated to perform by her teacher, Viv Martin, and her rendition of Vocalise from the film The Ninth Gate, by Wojciech Kilar, allowed Emily’s powerful voice to resonate through the hall. Emily’s performance stood alongside jazz, electronic and original compositions. Thanks must be conveyed to ACT Music Educators Network (ACTmen) for their organisation and the ANU for their kind hosting in the magnificent Llewellyn Hall.
Emily said, “I was very excited to be nominated for the ACTcent concert – the acoustics in Lewellyn hall were fantastic, there was an incredible amount of diversity in the other performances, and overall, it was a great experience.”
Charlotte Stoney (Year 9 Waverley) has been selected as a runner-up in the 2017 Australian Science Teachers Association (ASTA) and Education Perfect STEM Student Challenge! The 2017 STEM Challenge received over 350 entries and awarded two Highly Commended, two runner-ups and one winner. Charlotte’s prize is a $100 pizza or sushi party to celebrate with her science class and a $50 Mad About Science voucher.
Jasmin Oren (Year 10 Robertson) entered the Science 50:50 Careers Blog Competition, following on from the STEM Careers Week held in collaboration with Women in Engineering at UNSW. Her imaginative and thoughtful response to the question they posed: ‘By 2030, I’d love to be…’ saw her named as a winner, with her post to be featured on the Science 50:50 blog site on 12 October 2017. Congratulations Jasmin!