Life at Canberra Girls Grammar School is filled with magic moments and countless opportunities. Our Video Library showcases the academic, co-curricular and pastoral care aspects across the whole School, from the Early Learning Centre to Year 12.
Be supportive - House spirit
Being part of a House is more than just having a team to cheer for at sporting events – these close-knit groups help to establish a sense of belonging for students new to the school and build spirit across all areas of student life.
Be curious - X2STEM Symposium
In celebration of National Science Week, X2STEM is an exciting day of workshops and activities recognising the achievements of women in the field of STEM. The symposium is designed to inspire young female scientists to be innovative thinkers and ethical problem solvers.
Our ELC is expanding to meet demand
From 2019, Canberra Girls Grammar School will grow its award-winning ELC, significantly increasing places for both girls and boys. With the planning process already well underway, the development of a new wing will seamlessly integrate with the current facility, preserving the learning environments.
Apply now for 2020 Scholarships
Meet Ailin and Molly – two of our students who have earned Scholarships at CGGS. Our 2020 Scholarship program is now open – explore the possibilities on our website or contact the Admissions Team to discuss further.
Be collaborative - Creative Minds Day
Creative Minds Day is a hotly anticipated fixture on the CGGS calendar. Each year, on the last day of Term 2, students from Years 7 to 12 (and this year - by special invitation – Year 6 students) gather in House groups to compete in creative pursuits.
Be creative - Launching Yhuuramulum
On 29 May, 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 unveil the building’s new name, Yhuuramulum - meaning 'to dream' in Ngunnawal.
Be connected - Year 6 Father Daughter Dinner
Year 6 students and their fathers gathered for the annual Father Daughter Dinner in May. The evening was the perfect occasion for the students and their fathers to come together, nurture their special bond and create memories they will all cherish for years to come.
Be persuasive - Debating & Public Speaking
On May the Fourth (be with you!), the annual Kitchen Tyrell debates with CGS took place in the Science Atrium in the Senior School. These Year 12 and 9 debates provide the forum for friendly rivalry as students take the floor to make their point.
Be entertained - Together In Music
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. The pièce de résistance was the Australian premiere of Dan Forrest’s Jubilate Deo.
Be empowered - International Women's Day
Being at an all-girls school on International Women’s Day is a pretty special place to be – and we celebrate it in many different ways. This video gives you a glimpse into how CGGS empowers girls every day – but especially on International Women’s Day.
Junior School families rise early to welcome 2018
Starting each school year on a positive note is so very important, and like all good friendships, catching up over great coffee, enjoying fresh food and chatting on a warm summer's morning is one way ways we come together to further strengthen our vibrant Junior School community.
Be brilliant - celebrating our academic success
Receiving an ATAR is often the final step in the culmination of 13 years of formal education – the importance of that moment when a student opens their envelope can’t be ignored. Late last year we were honoured when a few of our top achievers allowed us to film them as they discovered their own ‘magic number’.
Be extraordinary - Year 6 Exhibition 2017
Last week, under the theme of ‘Ordinary people can achieve extraordinary things,’ the Year 6 students took our breath away with their Exhibition. This annual event is the culmination of the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP). Enjoy this video which captures the essence of Year 6 Exhibition.
Together in Music - The Music Academy
From 2018, in addition to the existing co-curricular music ensemble and class opportunities for CGGS students from Prep-Year 12 we will also open our doors to non-CGGS students and adult community members, providing all with access to a broad and innovative range of music making opportunities.
Be a Boarder - Life in the BoHo
Have you ever wondered what life is like as a boarder at Canberra Girls Grammar School? This video gives you a glimpse into life inside our Boarding House, affectionately known as the 'BoHo'.
Celebrating CGGS community at the Fete
After taking a year off from the fete in order to spread our 90th anniversary celebrations across the entire year in 2016, 14 October marked the return of our muich-loved annual celebration of the CGGS community - the Fete! Enjoy some highlights from our 2017 Fete.
Be supportive - The Gabriel Foundation
Chair of the Gabriel Foundation, Mr David Holmesby, hosted a delighted group of visitors at the 2017 GGG Day event. He spoke about the pivotal role the Foundation plays in raising funds for the ongoing development of the School and helping us meet our strategic intents.
Be empowered - The Genius Project
Head of English Faculty, Geoff Piggott talks about The Genius Project - an initiative which empowers students to choose, research and create a project driven by their passions, all the while linking back to the curriculum.
Introducing our Lake Precinct
Due to open at the start of Term 1 2018, this landmark building on the shores of Lake Burley Griffin will be a multi-purpose hub for academic, co‑curricular and pastoral care pursuits for students of all ages.
Be transformative - Languages at CGGS
Head of Languages Faculty, Janelle Horsington knows language learning transforms who we are, how we think and the way we interact beyond the classroom.
The Green Room
Four storytellers – each with diverse backgrounds and careers – came together for the launch event of The Green Room on Wednesday, 2 August 2017. Grammarian Claire Harvey (1994), was joined by Professor Joan Leach, Professor Kirin Narayan and Dr Raihan Ismail, to discuss ‘the importance of storytelling in all our lives’.
Innovation in the Junior School
In her role as Head of Learning and Innovation in the Junior School, Alex Galland enjoys nothing more than seeing our young students exploring innovation through curiousity, creativity and collaboration. Our Junior School students are the innovators, the inventors and the discoverers of the future.
Innovation in the Senior School
Murray McKay is the Innovation Facilitator at the Senior School. His classrooms are hives of activity as he encourages and supports students to take risks and 'think big'. Listen to Murray, and our Head of Science and Technology Faculty, Melissa Musgrove, talk about the environment in which our students learn and thrive.
Be inspired - Founders' Day 2017
Each May, Canberra Girls Grammar School looks to its past and celebrates Founders’ Day. In this video, we share with you the special occasion that is Founders’ Day. Special thanks to Grammarians Jane Crawford (Middlemiss, 1986) and Gemma Dashwood, OAM (1995) for your inspirational speeches.
Be confident - Pastoral Care in the Senior School
Join our Director of Pastoral Care, Jeanette Widmer, as she talks about the Senior School program which develops service, leadership, study skills, creativity, friendship, cyber awareness and safety knowledge, life skills, resilience and optimism in students.
School Tours at Canberra Girls Grammar School
Join us for a student-led tour of the CGGS campuses. We run a number of organised tours throughout the year and also welcome the opportunity to show you around the School at a time more suitable to you and your family. Contact our Admissions office to book.
Be brave - Year 5 students are girls with grit
Head of Junior School, Angela Whitaker, introduces our unique Girls with Grit program. Targeted to Year 5 students, the program fosters and promotes a range of skills for success in the 21st century by focusing on outdoor education, learning how to learn and happiness and wellbeing.
Be curious - Introducing Peter McDonald (and Prep B!)
Ever wondered what some of our youngest students get up to on a regular day at CGGS? Director of Junior School, Peter McDonald, joined Prep B as they created maps and explored the concept of transport by having tiny robots travel through constructions.
Be creative - ELC Art Extravaganza
Pre-Prep students created their very own artworks which went on display for their parents to see at the ELC Art Extravaganza. Experience the imagination and colour of the event and listen to some heartfelt reflections from proud parents.
Be informed - School Tour Days
Our student tour guides ensuring visitors to the School not only see our incredible facilities, but also hear stories along the way from girls who live and breathe CGGS on a daily basis. Meet two of our 2017 tour guide, Annabel and Nithya.
Be involved - join our Mother's Day Classic team
For the past two years, CGGS has earned the title of Biggest School Team at the Canberra Mother's Day Classic. Principal Anne Coutts and 2017 Sports Captain, Imogen Laing invite you to join us as we attempt the hat-trick!
Be creative - the CGGS Music Program has an exciting year ahead
Dean of Music, Joel Copeland and 2017 Music Captain, Tara Melhuish chat about the extensive music program at CGGS and the Community Concert where students, staff, Grammarians and other members of our community will join together to perform Requiem for the Living by Dan Forrest.
Be prepared - Kate Pickard, School Captain for 2017
Our School Captain for 2017 is science-loving Year 12 student, Kate Pickard. Kate talks about the broad range of opportunities available to all students at CGGS - both inside and outside the classroom.
Be inspired - Audrey Kuan, Head Girl for 2017
Junior School Head Girl for 2017, Audrey Kuan's welcome speech to the entire Junior School was so inspiring we decided to share it with all of you. Watch and listen as this vibrant Year 6 student talks about her vision for the School in 2017; her hobbies; and the importance of living each day with passion in your heart.
Welcome to 2017
Principal Anne Coutts' welcomes CGGS parents to a new school year and talks about the importance of teachers and parents working together to bring out the best in our students.