Student Achievements

Posted 23 October 2020 12:01pm

Year 6 students Catherine Diedricks and Alyse O’Brien have been selected for the Cricket ACT u13 Pathway Program and Elizabeth Diedricks (Year 9) has been selected for the u15 program. The girls have spent Term 3 regularly training at the Cricket ACT High Performance Centre and have also played indoor cricket over Term 3. 

Pending COVID-19 restrictions, the girls will play in the NSW Districts Cup in Sydney in Term 1 2021, representing the ACT. 

Recently, the u13 ACT team played Greater Illawarra on Saturday; Catherine and Alyse collected many wickets and runs between them - well done girls!

The three girls have also been selected to play in the CDC Bash (Female Pathway), together with Elizabeth Coper-Jones (Year 12).  This Canberra-based competition runs from October to December with four teams competing.  Each team is comprised of adult female players, together with selected juniors.  Congratulations to the girls and thanks again to Cricket ACT for these amazing opportunities.

This year, 215 CGGS Senior School students received awards at the Australian Mathematics Competition. The following students scored in the top one percent of their year group across the country: Tara Fitzgerald (Year 7), Sanitihi Herath (Year 7), Maddie Hess (Year 7), Isabella Hung (Year 7), Rosie Norton (Year 8) and Zoe Melhuish (Year 12). Rosie Norton also received the Best in School Award which is presented to the student who earned the highest standardised score of the School. Rosie scored a 2.41 z-score and was placed in the 99th percentile in the country.  Congratulations girls.

Congratulations to Year 8 student, Reshmi Senanayake, who received the Anglicare NSW South, NSW West & ACT Pens Against Poverty 2020 Ambassador Award. This was Reshmi's fifth year participating in the competition, one which she believes helps promote an awareness of the injustice in the world. Watch Reshmi receiving her award, followed by an interview with the founder of Pens Against Poverty, Kate Halcrow (jump to 20:40 to see Reshmi).

Maddie Nelson (Year 9), has been awarded her AMusA (Violin).  Maddie becomes the third CGGS student this year to receive her diploma, an incredible achievement for a student of her age. 

Monique Jeacocke (Year 12) is a finalist (for the third year in a row) in the Young Archie 2020 competition – the student version of the Archibald Prize – for her portrait of her sister, titled, Under the magnolia.

This annual competition is judged by the Gallery’s family programs manager and a guest judge, based on merit and originality. As well as online, all finalists are displayed at the Art Gallery of NSW held in conjunction with the Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes exhibition.

Chloe Douglas-Byrne (Year 8) swam at her first post-COVID meet on Saturday, 17 October. A quick, socially-distanced event at the new Stromlo Leisure Centre. At the competition, Chloe was presented with a trophy for the 2020 ACT Swimming Age Champion for 13 years. The presentation normally would have taken place at the ACT Swimming presentation night which wasn’t held this year due to COVID restrictions.

Photo at top: L-R Cricketers, Alyse O'Brien, Elizabeth Diedricks and Catherine Diedricks.

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