ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE VISITS PREP
It was with much excitement that Prep students had a visit from the Royal Flying Doctor Service. We have been learning about varieties of transport and why we use different types for different purposes.Read more
On Tuesday, 29 March, 28 CGGS students took part in the South Weston Swimming Carnival at the AIS. It was a very eventful day, with all girls making us proud by doing their very best. There were so many PBs swum with every member of the team looking out for each other, supporting and encouraging one another in every way.Read more
Early in March, 10 teams made up of 37 CGGS students competed in the Australian Computational and Linguistics Olympiad (OzCLO) at the ANU.Read more
Last weekend the CGGS Sailing Team competed in the NSW Schools Team Sailing State Championships. On Friday we had ideal conditions - the breeze was consistent and as a team we raced really well. We pulled off 4 wins; losing only to the top teams of the competition.Read more
YEAR 7 GEOGRAPHY EXCURSION8 April
On Thursday, 31 March and Friday 1 April, Year 7 students went out to the Cotter Dam Reserve for a Geography excursion. The cohort was divided into two with 7GGB, 7GGG, 7GGP, and half of 7GGO going on Thursday and 7GGR, 7GGS, 7GGY, and the rest of 7GGO going on Friday.Read more
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS8 April
Emily Alder (Year 12) played her first official game with the Canberra Roller Derby League on Saturday evening and was awarded Most Valuable Player for the Brindabelters – an incredible achievement for a skater who was playing amongst seasoned veterans, some of whom have half Emily's lifetime in roller derby experience!Read more
National Volunteering Conference
The last three days of this week see our APFACTS Executive Officer attending the 2016 National Volunteering Conference which is being held here in Canberra.
In a school setting we often don’t think of ourselves as volunteers, we often just help as needed.
Most schools depend on parent volunteers for a variety of projects or initiatives within its school community. I think it’s safe to say that a schools P&F and / or your school board is dependent on parent volunteers.
APFACTS is looking to this conference for some new ideas on how we can:
- be more flexible in the way we engage with our parent community.
- how can parents participate outside a traditional committee format?
- micro volunteering - managing several small groups of people that may volunteer for one project during their time in your school community
- using technology to collaborate (as an alternate option to attending meetings)
- attract new participants
- learn from what other organisations are doing successfully.
We believe that the ideas and strategies will be applicable to our P&F members. During Term 2 APFACTS will share the most valuable and innovative ideas via our newsletter articles & the APFACTS FB page.
If any of your P&F members are keen for more details on this topic please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
School Bus Survey
Thank you to all of you who responded to our school bus survey. We have had an enormous response and it is clear where people are very satisfied with the service and what issues need to be addressed. The APFACTS President, Hugh Boulter and I are meeting with the Transport Minister over the school holiday where we will present your feedback. The outcomes of this meeting will be shared with you all in the first newsletter article next term.
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey.
We are always keen to hear from you.