SEVEN STUDENTS SELECTED FOR ACT ATHLETICS TEAM
More than thirty students represented CGGS on Thursday, 3 November at the ACT School Athletics Championships. Many were hoping to reach qualifying standards and vie for places in the ACT Schools team for Nationals in December. There were some huge personal bests achieved on the day and seven CGGS girls were selected in the ACT team.Read more
The year is coming to an end and the Creative Arts Department is having its end of year Visual Art and Photography Exhibition. Join us in the Waterman Centre on Friday, 18 November from 5.30-7.30pm. The exhibition will showcase the Year 11 and 12 student’s fine art, graphic design and photography final folio work.Read more
LORETO SCHOOLS REGATTA WEEKEND11 November
Last weekend, the Year 9, 10 & Senior rowing squad competed in the Loreto Normanhurst and Loreto Kirribilli which were held at the regatta centre in Penrith. We had about eighty-five girls across four year groups who made up twenty-six different crews.Read more
DEAKIN HOUSE SUPPORTS BANDANA DAY11 November
One of Deakin House’s chosen charities is CanTeen - the national support organisation for young people (aged 12–24) living with cancer; including cancer patients, their brothers and sisters and young people with parents or primary carers with cancer. Friday, 28 October was National Bandana Day, the major awareness and fundraising campaign for CanTeen, and Deakin House put on a colourful market day to raise funds for the charity.Read more
On Tuesday evening, November 22, Justin Porter from Culture College will be available to speak to parents of current Year 8 students about the possibility of their daughter opting be involved in a cultural immersion program to Arnhem Land as their Year 9 camp experience in 2017.Read more
GABRIEL GIVING UPDATE11 November
Thank you to everyone who has already generously contributed to our annual appeal, Gabriel Giving. Our students have a better learning experience and their lives are enhanced by every gift, large or small. Gifts to scholarships, innovation spaces, or important school projects make it possible for us to offer an inspiring and exceptional education to our students.Read more
CHAPEL NEWS11 November
Boarders' Chapel this week is not on Sunday evening, when it normally is, but was held on Thursday. This was the final Year 12 Boarders' service when prizes are awarded and speeches given but in the context of a chapel service. The theme was "If you can dream it you can do it" and was a great way for the Year 12 Boarders and the rest of the Boarding House to celebrate their community.Read more
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS11 November
Maddie Baldwin (Year 8) competed in her first official National Capital Equestrian Club (NCEC) Dressage championship last Sunday. She rode a horse ‘Candy’ which is owned by Grammarian Amanda Clarke (1995) and represented Gooromon Park Riding School which is owned by Grammarians Amanda Clark and Danielle Ffrench (Clark, 1995).Read more
GRAMMARIANS’ NEWS11 November
Congratulations to Grammarian Helen Curtis (1982) who has been awarded the ACT Women Lawyers Association Woman Lawyer of the Year - Government category. Helen attended Canberra Girls Grammar School from 1964 – 1982. Helen says that she enjoyed her time at school from Year 7 to Year 12.Read more
This newsletter is proudly provided on behalf of the CGGS P&F Association.
Living Safe Together Initiative
The increasing proliferation and sophistication of extremist propaganda targeting Australian youth, coupled with active recruitment by violent extremist groups, is resulting in the potential exposure to radicalisation of increasingly younger Australians including school-age students. There are misconceptions in the community about radicalisation and violent extremism and to support school communities to understand the current issue, the Australian Government has established the initiative:
The website provides important information about the potential for radicalisation and violent extremism and guidance on where to go for help.
#parentech Parent webinar on e-safety
Date: Wednesday, 16 November 2016 on-line (the seminar that comes to you!)
Time: 8.00-9.00pm AEDT
In this rapidly evolving digital landscape, having a comprehensive understanding of a young person’s use of technology, and its impact on both online and offline behaviour, is essential in being able to provide effective and responsive care.
Parents – join Greg Gebhart, Senior trainer for the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner for a comprehensive plunge into the digital landscape, key cyber safety issues and practical strategies to safeguard and minimise risk with online interaction for young people.
Places limited so please register and please connect into the webinar at least fifteen minutes prior to ensure you are able to fully participate.
Link here to register.
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. 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
Junior School PSPE Teacher is a patron for Cure Brain Cancer and next week the annual walk is on in Canberra.
Get to your feet & join thousands of people across Australia taking part in Walk4BrainCancer
The Canberra W4BC walk will take place on Sunday, 13 November at Stromlo Forest Park.
Registration from 8.30am for a 9.30am start.
More information is available here.