JUNIOR SCHOOL INDUCTS LEADERS
On Monday 8 February the Junior School Induction Ceremony took place. Like the Commencement Service held in the Senior School last week, this occasion recognised girls who have been voted into leadership positions because their teachers and peers believe them to have those qualities of heart and mind which will enable them to service and lead the School in the coming year.Read more
ROWERS OFF TO A WINNING START12 February
103 CGGS rowers headed off to the Sydney International Regatta Centre last Friday for two days of fierce competition. This was the first real opportunity to see how we are going compared to the competition. On Saturday, we competed against 13 girls’ schools in the Kings/PLC Regatta.Read more
JUNIOR SCHOOL WELCOME EVENTS12 February
There have been a number of successful events this week to welcome new families and staff to the Junior School. Ms Angela Whittaker hosted an afternoon tea to introduce herself to the parent community, following on from a similar evening event last week. Ms Whittaker very much enjoyed engaging in conversation, finding out more about the school and its strong community.Read more
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS12 February
In early January, Zoe Bott attended the National Computer Science School (NCSS), a ten day summer school for students going into years 11 and 12. At the end of the camp, Zoe was voted by her peers as the student most worthy of receiving $1000 cash for CGGS to be spent on the Grok Learning NCSS Challenge, a program designed for both students and teachers to learn and develop their software programming skills.Read more
We trust that you and your families are settling in well to the new school year.
KidsMatter Primary is a mental health and wellbeing framework for primary schools and is proven to make a positive difference to the lives of Australian children. Included in the web site are loads of links, information sheets and resources that are designed for families.
This website covers a vast array of topics related to your child’s wellbeing such as:
- Social and emotional learning
- Mental health difficulties
- Getting help
- Cultural diversity
- Family relationships
- Positive mental health for parents and carers
- Starting school
- School refusal
- Body image
- Additional needs and mental health
- Learning and Learning difficulties
Below is the link to the program that has been developed for Australian Secondary school staff students and their Communities.
For parents there can be times when we need some new ideas on how we might better support our children. Situations may arise that create some difficulties for your children.
This site is a great starting point for reliable information and guidance.
CGGS staff, students and parents are invited to attend Lifeline Canberra’s February Epic Bookfair; Canberra’s largest gathering of book-lovers. View the flyer here.
There are over 250,000 books, comics, games, puzzles, CDs, DVDs, vinyl records and more, at great prices.
Friday 12 February 2016 - 9am - 6pm
Saturday 13 February 2016 - 9am - 5pm
Sunday 14 February 2016 - 10am - 4pm
Budawang Pavilion - Exhibition Park in Canberra
Saturday is Family Day with fun activities for the kids, including face painting, balloon modelling and a special treat from the Canberra Raiders!
There’s plenty of free parking and entry is by gold coin donation.
Proceeds from the Bookfair go straight to our 13 11 14 telephone crisis support service - helping to build a resilient community.
Thank you for your support!
ACTION has released information regarding new fares and changes to some school bus routes in the ACT - one of these changes affects CGGS students at both Junior and Senior School campuses.
Route 848 (afternoon service to Woden and Weston Creek districts)
Due to traffic conditions on Melrose Drive, Stop 2033 has been removed from the regular route until further notice.
Route 823 (afternoon service to Inner North suburbs)
ACTION has advised there will be a temporary relocation of the City Bus Station during the National Multicultural Festival (12 to 14 February). Buses will still run as scheduled on the Friday afternoon, however Route 823 PM will continue from the temporary stop on London Circuit. The regular route will resume on Monday 15 February. Link here for more information.
ACTION urges parents and students to check MyWay cards and top up if required. MyWay cards can be topped up automatically using the handy autoload service, online, over the phone via the ACTION information line (13 17 10), or in person with a MyWay recharge agent. New bus fares came into effect on 2 January 2016. Single trip concessions cash fares will remain $2.30 and MyWay fares are now $1.13. School students are almost $60 a month better off when using MyWay rather than paying a cash fare to and from school. Parents and students can find more information at action.act.gov.au or by calling 13 17 10.