SISTERS OF THE CHURCH MUSIC FESTIVAL 2016
During Week 5, Mrs Rowan Harvey-Martin and I had the pleasure of travelling to Perth with fifteen of the Gabriel Singers to take part in the Sisters of the Church Music Festival, an event held every two years. We had a very busy but lovely time, joining with many other students from the other schools that were also founded by the same group of Nuns as our school.Read more
On Monday, August 29, students from the Indigenous Focus Group volunteered to assist ANTaR to plant a Sea of Hands on the lawns of Parliament House. The Sea of Hands was installed to support the aims of the Redfern Statement, which was issued on 9 June 2016.Read more
LUCY PIVA; A GIRL WITH GRIT2 September
This time last year, Lucy was facing exceptional personal challenges. With one twist of her knee, Lucy tore her anterior cruciate ligament, ending her successful junior career on the netball court. Lucy underwent surgery, which involved a section of her father’s hamstring being transplanted into her knee.Read more
WOOL4SCHOOL 2016 Y9 WINNER BIANCA ARMSTRONG2 September
2016 Wool4school Student Design Competition had more than 12 000 students enter. It is a competition that was initiated by The Woolmark Company and promotes merino wool. The student brief was to design an outfit for their favourite Australian sports team and showcase “the Aussie team spirit.”Read more
END OF SOCCER SEASON CELEBRATIONS2 September
On Tuesday, 30 August, the girls who participated in soccer this year celebrated the end of season with a games afternoon and presentation. In mixed teams ranging from girls in Year 6 to Year 12, small games were played to encourage team building and improve soccer skills. It was a light and enthusiastic atmosphere with all the coaches cheering and support the players.Read more
One of the key values of any Canberra Girls Grammar School student is our willingness and drive to help those in need and to improve the lives of others. On 16 September (Friday of Week 9), a group of girls travelling to Peru with the organisation Antipodeans will be hosting a movie night at Manuka Theatre for the viewing of ‘Pete’s Dragon’ - a story of an orphaned boy, Pete, and his best friend, Elliot (Pete’s dragon).Read more
SPORT CAPTAINS’ CGGS OLYMPICS2 September
From 15-19 August, the Sports Captains’ Committee hosted the first CGGS Olympics. There were activities each lunch break and the school athletics carnival on Tuesday. On Monday, students formed teams of twelve to participate in a competition of Tug O’ War. The winning team enjoyed their Olympic gold medals, which were extra special as they’re made of chocolate!Read more
Canberra Girls Grammar School will compete against St Peter's College (Adelaide) in the open final of the NGS Virtual Debating. Representing CGGS will be Year 12 students Laura Johnston, Breanna Lee and Amelia McGrath.Read more
ESAFETY WORKSHOP2 September
In light of the recent publicity in the media related to photo sharing, sexting, perversive networking and school students being targeted, Rohan Langford (Acting AP Pastoral Care) and Natasha Milde (Dean of Junior Students) of St Clare’s College have arranged a community presentation in conjunction with the Office of the Children's eSafety Commissioner.Read more
WAVERLEY HOUSE DAFFODIL DAY2 September
On Friday, 26 August, Waverley House hosted our annual Daffodil Day Market Day in the Quad at lunch, with all proceeds for the day going towards the Cancer Council. The Cancer Council will use our funds for crucial cancer research, patient support, cancer prevention and advocacy.Read more
CHAPEL NEWS2 September
Our last Family and Friends’ service is this Sunday at 5.50pm in the Chapel of the Annunciation. I apologise for the clash with Father’s Day but because we were trying to keep the services on a day that was easy to remember, (the first Sunday of the month) and we had changed our regular time to 5.30pm from 9.30am we decided we could get away with it.Read more
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS2 September
Last Sunday, Zoe Rosin (Year 7) placed third overall in Level 5 (Senior) of the ACT Club Level Gymnastics State Titles in addition to receiving a gold in vault and a bronze for her floor routine. Zoe represented Southern Canberra Gymnastics Club and competed against twenty-five other gymnasts from the Canberra region.Read more
GRAMMARIANS’ NEWS2 September
Earlier this year Grammarian Hana Sayers (2002) was named ACT Midwife of the Year 2016. As per her feature in the Her Canberra’s ‘Women in Work’ Section Hana talks about what it was that made her want to study midwifery at the University of Canberra and what she does to support women and families during and post pregnancy.Read more
Canberra Girls Grammar School is running Parent Information Sessions on Wednesday, 14 September and Monday, 19 September 2016.
Topics to be discussed are:
- The difference between a major and a minor
- What it means to be studying a tertiary/ accredited package
- What an enrolment should look like at the beginning of Year 11/12
- The role of AST
- How an ATAR is calculated and what it ultimately means
Link for flyer with full information.
This newsletter is proudly provided on behalf of the CGGS P&F Association.
School Traffic Safety Survey
Following the successful results from our School bus service survey, APFACTS has now started to investigate School Traffic Safety.
APFACTS is working with ACT P&C to compile data that that identifies common issues around school traffic safety.
This survey covers issues such as driver behaviour, pedestrian crossings around schools, pick up & drop off zones and asks parents to note issues that may be specific to your school.
Parents witness these safety problems in and around school carparks regularly.
These survey results will show which matters warrant solutions and actions for all of our school communities across the ACT.
Could we please ask that you complete this survey so that APFACTS can ascertain the areas of greatest concern?
If you have a particular interest in traffic safety issues around your school please feel free to contact our Executive Officer via the email listed below.
Canberra Girls Grammar School is supporting the annual national appeal for Legacy. Legacy Week raises awareness and funds for the families of our incapacitated and deceased Veterans.
The funds raised from Legacy Week help Legacy continue to assist approximately 80,000 widows and 1,800 children and people with disabilities Australia-wide, with essential services such as, counselling, special housing, medical, advocacy and social support.
If you would like to support Legacy, badges ($2, $5 or $10), wristbands ($3) and pens ($5) are available for purchase at the Senior School Reception this week.
ANU Extension is an academic program that is designed to provide an enhanced learning experience for Year 11 and 12 students.
The program is open to all domestic students that will have a concurrent full-time enrolment in year 11 or 12 at an Australian secondary school in 2017.
Successful completion of their studies in ANU Extension may lead to an early offer for entry to ANU that will allow them to articulate into an ANU bachelor degree program and receive credit towards this bachelor degree.
ANU Extension programs contribute to the Senior Secondary Certificate and toward the calculation of their ATAR.
It is anticipated that in 2017 advanced courses will be offered in
Chemistry, Physics, Biodiversity, Japanese, Indonesian, Chinese, Astrophysics, Specialist Mathematics, Engineering and Advanced Music.
An Information Evening will be held on Tuesday, 6 September 2016. View the flyer here for more information.
All interested prospective students and their parents and friends are invited to attend.
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 spring holiday camp will be held at the CGGS Drama Centre from 27-30 September - rehearse and perform a fully costumed play in four days! With two holiday theatre camps running this time around, students aged 7-15 will be catered for.
- Fabulous roles for boys & girls
- Every student gets a great role with dialogue
- Program operates 9am-3pm (open 8am-5pm)
- Senior Acting Antics – 7-12 year olds
- Advanced Acting Antics – 12-15 year olds
Fee: $328.00 – sibling discounts are available – fee includes costumes.
Performance of ROCKETMAN
A number of CGGS students attend Acting Antics during term time and will perform in Acting Antics gala performance of “ROCKETMAN” on Saturday, 17 September 2016.
Come along and support CGGS young singers and dancers in this fabulous intergalactic space adventure.
DATE: Saturday, 17 September at 2.00pm
VENUE: Belconnen Theatre, Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen
TICKETS: $25 adults - $15 children
TICKET SALES: Contact Paul Percy – email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0409 507073
0409 507 773
On Saturday, 22 October the P&F Association will be holding a Carnival Afternoon & Film Night on the Senior School Oval from 5.30pm.
In preparation for this event we invite you bring pre-loved toys, clothes, shoes or books along to the 'P&F Shed’ behind the Boarding House. Items collected will be sold at the Trash and Treasure stall on the night.
Please note we cannot accept:
- ANYTHING electrical (if it has a power cord, please don't leave it even if it is brand new)
- Large items such as BBQs, furniture or bedding
- Encyclopaedias, magazines (unless collectables), underwear, videos or floppy disks
- Anything broken or dirty
Please box or bag items and leave them on the apron of the P&F shed just inside and to the right of the Senior School gates on Chapel Drive.
For valuable items please contact Ross Hicks 0419 684 330 or Rosshix8@gmail.com to arrange a suitable time for collection.