IB THEORY OF KNOWLEDGE COMBINED PROJECT
As part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme, the Year 11 IB cohort participated in a combined Group 4 and Theory of Knowledge research project that spanned five days. Group 4 is separated into three disciplines: Biology, Chemistry and Physics. The students were split into groups that allowed collaboration across all three represented sciences.Read more
BE INSPIRED BY OUR YOUNG MATILDAS2 December
In October we proudly announced that two of our very own Year 12 students had been named in the Young Matilda's squad travelling to China where they were to compete in the under 19 Asian Football Confederation qualifiers. Since their return in early November, Georgia Boric and Nickoletta (Nicki) Flannery barely had time to sit still - with final assessments, formals, Graduation Dinner and of course, training and competitive games of football to be played. However, they each took the time to write a short article about the experience of being a ‘Young Matilda’.Read more
OH NO! I NEED HELP!2 December
In our Religion and Philosophy lessons, we were talking about having a ‘plan B’ for whenever we are in an uncomfortable situation, so we created an app called ‘Oh No! I Need Help!’ This app allows people to send for help quickly and easily when they are in an uncomfortable position and feel unsafe. We created this app for the Young ICT Explorers competition, which involved us coming up with the concept and doing the coding to create the app.Read more
In Term 1, 2017 the Music Department are extending an invitation to the CGGS community to take part in a performance of Dan Forrest’s - Requiem for the Living. We are inviting parents, caregivers, Grammarians, Staff and community members to join the community choir or orchestra for this wonderful performance.Read more
INDEPENDENT LEARNING PROGRAM SHOWCASE2 December
Last Friday, another impressive showcase of the Independent Learning Program was held in the Science Foyer. The showcase was a culminating activity designed to provide an opportunity for Year 9 and 10 students to share and celebrate their work and achievements.Read more
YEAR 4 BAND2 December
Bang, bang, bang! The drum exploded into sound as the song we had worked on for the whole term started. Everyone had been having fun the whole year in this new, fun and engaging band program. This program is a new and exciting part of our Music curriculum. This is a chance for more students to engage in learning musical instruments. This is just for Year 4 at the moment but we hope that in the future more year levels will join in.Read more
Last weekend was the final adventurous journey for 2016, a total of eight for the Year 10 students, accompanied by two adults hiked for four days north from Mallacoota in Victoria through the Nadgee Howe Wilderness Area. Two days were spent walking along deserted, windswept beaches and over coastal sand dunes. We camped one night on the shores of a freshwater lake and one night on a beach.Read more
ROBOTS HACKED BY YEAR 8 STEM STUDENTS2 December
All Year 8 students have had a wonderful opportunity to consolidate their Science studies this year by participating in two fun-filled days of STEM activities this week. A visit to the Maker Space at The Ian Potter Foundation Technology Learning Centre in Deakin had students “hacking” robots for use for a range of tasks, including tidying up the bedroom and cutting the lawn.Read more
CIVICS AND CITIZENSHIP2 December
All Year 7 students have spent two days this week completing a range of activities to further their understanding of what it means to be a responsible citizen and what is expected of each member of society when they fulfil their civic duties. On one of the two days, the students visited the Museum of Democracy, the Electoral Education Centre and the National Capital Authority Exhibition at Regatta Point.Read more
CGGS AT NATIONAL ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS2 December
Congratulations to the following Students who represented the ACT at the Australian Track and Field Championships in Sydney this week: Lucy Hincksman (Year 6), Olivia Malone (Year 6), Bella Oloyede (Year 5), Hannah Thurbon (Year 6), Inemami Ajulo (Year 6), Elise Finney (Year 7) and Sofia Christopherson (Year 6).Read more
Year 9 and 10 Japanese students had a fabulous time in Sydney recently. They visited the Japan Foundation Sydney to attend a Japanese class, during which they learnt about special Japanese lunch boxes in different regions of Japan and created their own lunch box.Read more
Year 9 Mandarin students visited the Chinese Cultural Centre in Woden on Thursday, 17 November. We tried out some cultural Chinese traditions including creating hairy monkeys, Chinese medicine (acupuncture), a little bit of tai chi, learnt about the tea ceremony, writing calligraphy, eating dumplings and dressing culturally.Read more
SCHOOL SHOP - JANUARY 2017 OPENING HOURS2 December
The School Shop will be open from Monday, 16 January 2017 for all new and current student uniform requirements for the new school year. We are open every day for the last two weeks of January (including Saturdays) right up until students return on Monday, 30 January (new students) and Tuesday, 31 January (current students).Read more
GRAMMARIANS’ NEWS2 December
The year 12 cohort of 2016 were farewelled at their Graduation Dinner at Parliament House last night, a special occasion for the students and their families. There to officially welcome the girls to the wonderful world of Canberra Girls Grammar School’s Alumni was our very own Grammarian, Dr. Penny King (1987).Read more
This newsletter is proudly provided on behalf of the CGGS P&F Association.
What is happening with the School Traffic Safety Survey?
This work is still in progress. We are collating some sizable data for our member schools. For example the number of responses from just three of our member schools are as follows; Canberra Grammar School - 108, Daramalan College - 128 and Marist College - 60.
What are we doing with these responses?
- examining the information that you have provided
- collating common issues identified in your feedback
- creating a summary of needs for each school
APFACTS will then check in with member schools to confirm the action that is to be taken for each school. Some schools will have generalised needs where others will have specific issues, such as the placement of pedestrian crossings.
Once we have confirmed with the schools the course of action that is to be pursued we will meet with ACT Ministers early in Term 1 next year, to progress these matters.
It is critical that we accurately assess your responses so that we can work towards the best possible resolution for both individual schools and for ACT schools as a whole. Thanks again to your contribution to this work.
We will keep you informed of our progress.
SAVE the DATE: Wednesday, 8 March at 7.00pm
We are very excited to be working with some high profile speakers for 2017. Advance tickets will be made available to APFACTS members. Stay tuned for these announcements early Term 1, 2017!!
Acting Antics is a performance-based theatre company that empowers and encourages students to become individuals while working in a group environment in pursuit of shared goals.
Its summer holiday camp will be held at the CGGS Drama Centre across three weeks in December and January (only one place remains in each of the December camps, but there is still plenty of space in January).
Audition, rehearse and perform a fully costumed play in four days! With three holiday theatre camps running this time around, students aged 7-14 will be catered for.
- Every student gets a great role with dialogue
- Program operates 9am-3pm (open 8am-5pm)
Fee: $328.00 – sibling discounts are available – fee includes costumes.
0409 507 773
The Woden Valley Youth Choir is so excited to present for another year, Canberra’s 2016 CAROLS BY CANDLELIGHT.
Stage 88, Commonwealth Park
7.00pm on Wednesday, 14 December 14 2016
Bring a picnic dinner and your Canberra Times Carol sheet to be published Monday, 12 December, to this free family event.