REFLECTING ON THE YEAR 11 RETREAT
During the second week of school, all of Year 11 participated in an Orientation to Year 11 and Retreat. The first day we were at school and participated in peer support training, visited the National library and were familiarised with life as a senior at CGGS.Read more
YEAR 10 CAREER DEVELOPMENT DAY25 February
On Thursday, 18 February, Year 10 students participated in a new program of the career development program at CGGS. In preparation for the day, students attended a Job Skills Workshop presented by a representative of the Australian Business Academy.Read more
Students may have noticed on the TVs around the school an upcoming trip to Lizard Island. This tour was initially offered to senior students, but we are very excited to offer the final few places to all students from Year 8 and up.Read more
Parents and friends are invited to CGGS Rowing’s major fundraising event for the season.
Gather your friends and family to create a table of 10 or join a table to meet new people.
Bring a picnic basket with all your food and drink for the night.
Purchase a table for $200 by 23 March through trybooking – http://www.trybooking.com/KJXY
* If you are unable to purchase a table you can purchase individual tickets at $20 per head and you will be allocated to a table.
DRESS: Olympic Sports Theme to match your table theme or smart casual
BYO: Drinks, food, cutlery and plates, and table decorations
Alumni and Events Manager
Nike Savvas – Innovation in Contemporary Art Practice
Students from Year 9 to Year 12 studying Visual Art, Photography and Graphic Design will be attending a talk by leading contemporary artist Nike Savvas on Tuesday, 15 March during periods 1 and 2 in the Multimedia Theatre.
Visual Art & Photography Teacher
Did you know that APFACTS represents parents through these forums?
APFACTS is proud of the strong representation it has provided on behalf of its members on varied issues both directly and through representative forums for over 30 years.
APFACTS has been invited to join a range of committees at different times and is regarded as a trusted and valued member. With a consultative approach, APFACTS is able to bring the views of its members and the non-government sector to the fore.
APFACTS provides representation on the following Boards and Committees:
- ACT Australian Early Childhood Development Index Coordinating Committee as part of the Early Childhood Development Working Group.
- ACT Curriculum Advisory Group (CAG)
- ACT Schools Animal Ethics Committee (SAEC)
- ACT School Sport Management Committee (SSMC)
- Kids Matters, Mind Matters Well-being reference group
- Parent Engagement Consultative Committee for ACT Government pilot project (ARACY)
- PE Pulse
- Preschool Matters Consultative Committee (PMCC)
- The ACT Curriculum Advisory Committee (CAC)
- The Association of Independent Schools of the ACT (AIS)
- The Australian Parents Council (APC)
- The Board of Senior Secondary Studies (BSSS)
- The School Transport Liaison Committee
- School Education Advisory Committee - Digital Citizenship (SEAC)
- Safe Schools Roundtable
APFACTS also engages with the Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn and also represents its members on various short term, specific purpose consultation groups.
How does all of that benefit members?
It means that APFACTS are well versed on the latest trends and developments within the education sector.
Our participation enables us to contribute valuable feedback from the parents’ point of view and ensure that your interests in the topics at hand are voiced.
If at any time you would like to know more about these groups or how you might get involved with APFACTS, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
We welcome feedback about the issues that matter to your parents at your school.