CANBERRA’S ‘COUNTRY FAIR’ SCHOOL FETE IS BACK FOR 2015
CGGS welcomes the Canberra community to the annual P&F Fete on Saturday 31 October, 10am to 3pm.Read more
GOODS AND SERVICES WANTED FOR SILENT AUCTION
Calling all business owners, artists and tradies the P&F Fete needs your help!
We are currently seeking donations of goods and services for the silent auction.
Please contact Helen Hesse-Patching at firstname.lastname@example.org, if you are interested to know more.
PLEASE DONATE YOUR HOUSEHOLD ITEMS BY MONDAY 12 OCTOBER
The P&F are collecting good quality items to sell at the Fete including toys, clean clothing (no school uniforms, underwear or socks), sports equipment, books etc. Please note we cannot sell TVs, computers, electrical goods, furniture, encyclopaedias or reference books, magazines over 3 years old (unless collectables), broken heavy items or any large items, videos or floppy disks.
Please pack and label items into boxes and leave them on the apron of the P&F shed just inside the Senior School gates on Chapel Drive. For valuable items please contact Ross Hicks 0419 684 330 or Rosshix8@gmail.com to arrange a suitable time for collection.
Go Grammar! U15 Div 2 ACT Junior Girls Hockey Premiers for 2015
The CGGS U15 Division 2 Hockey team scored a convincing win over University Juniors 3-0, placing them on the top of the ladder at the end of the season.Read more
Five of our students competed in the ACT Secondary Schools Orienteering Championships on Saturday 12 September at the ANU.Read more
Link here for the latest Shed Shout.
Students in Years 8 and 9 - fancy your chances in the Science Gifted and Talented Discovery Program?
The aim of the University of Sydney’s Science Gifted and Talented Discovery Program is to provide gifted, enthusiastic science students with the opportunity to be challenged through hands-on experiments, interactive lectures and demonstrations and to make friends with similar interests.
The program will run during the July school holiday period (in most Australian states) for three days. Students are challenged in the areas of biology, chemistry and physics.
Students can attend one workshop per year in Year 9 and 10 and then they will be invited back to a University wide workshop in Year 11.
HOW TO QUALIFY:
Students need to sit the Gifted and Talented Discovery Program Qualifying Exam to qualify for the program. Students in Years 8 and 9 this year are eligible to sit the exam that is held at school in November. The top 10-15% of students are then invited to attend this competitive program.
The exam is a 40-minute multiple-choice paper that consists of multiple choice questions designed to test a student’s ability to solve scientific problems in the areas of biology, chemistry and physics.
Interested students should contact Mr Kent by email.
Head of Science Faculty
Changes to bus services currently servicing CGGS will change from Monday 19 October. Link here for more information.
SUMMER UNIFORM: We are now heading rapidly towards the end of Term 3! It seems early to start thinking ahead to warm summer days, especially as the overnight temperatures can still be quite chilly.
The change over into summer uniform commences at the beginning of Term 4.
If you are new to the School, or need different sizes or different styles of uniform, or just a top up for your all year round gear, please think about coming into the Shop early to get fitted out. Remember, the Senior School returns to wearing hats for the summer terms too.
We will be opening an extra day in the last week of Term 3: Friday 25 September from 12noon to 5.00pm.
We will also be opening for two days in the holidays: Friday 9 October 10am to 4pm and Saturday 10 October from 10am to 1pm to assist with the changeover. It will not be necessary to make appointments, so please come down to the Shop and we will help you with all you need.
Please feel free to call anytime if you have a particular query on 6202 6486.
School Shop Manager
The planned weekday timetable change scheduled for Monday 12 October will be deferred. This includes a deferral of the timing revisions to the ACTION schools network.
All information you have previously received regarding upcoming changes to the ACTION timetable and to ACTION schools services is now obsolete. ACTION’s current weekday timetable and current school services network will continue to operate as is until further notice.
All current timetable information, as well as a list of current school services, remains available on the ACTION website – action.act.gov.au
Please visit the ACTION website for further information.
Link here for news from APFACTS this week.
P&F WORK READY WORKSHOP
Thank you to the P&F for arranging a ‘work ready’ workshop for senior students on Monday 21 September. Cathy Develin gave interested students great tips on looking for jobs, presenting themselves in applications and interviews and how to understand their employment. Students were most grateful for Ms Develin’s inside perspective as an employer for Priceline and other pharmacies. She helped them to think about what prospective employers might be looking for when hiring and what kind of workers they want to be.
29 SEPTEMBER, INANNA INC. FREE COMMUNITY LUNCH
11.30am-1.30pm, Red Hill Shops, next to the playground. Come along and hear all about Inanna's groups and activities we have on offer and how we can assist you with NDIS Planning. Or just come along and have a bite to eat with us! Link here for more information.
29 SEPTEMBER - 2 OCTOBER, ACTING & THEATRE CAMP
9am-3pm, CGGS Drama Centre. Link here for more information.
2 OCTOBER, CANBERRA CHESS CHALLENGE 9
Melba Copland Secondary School. Link here for more information.
10 OCTOBER, Canberra Highland Gathering 2015
10am-5pm, Kambah Oval. For a day of traditional Scottish events and activities including pipe band displays, highland dancing competition, Scottish food and craft stalls, heavy athletics events, Clan displays, Scottish country dancing and much more family entertainment. Link here for more information.
APPLICATIONS CLOSE 12 OCTOBER, COME AND SING MESSIAH
Canberra Choral Society is currently inviting Canberra singers to join us to sing Handel’s Messiah at the end of the year. Parents and students are welcome to come together! Applications close 12 October. Link here for more information.
To submit community notices or student achievements and photos for consideration in the Weekly Update, please email Monica Masters on email@example.com by COB Wednesday.
To submit news on CGGS Grammarians for consideration in the Weekly Update, please email Laura Hannan on firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Wednesday.