Ad Astra

Ad Astra is Canberra Girls Grammar School’s (CGGS) holistic program that enables our students to gain the skills necessary for success in academic pursuits and future employment. Business leaders and universities are demanding that students are skilled in ways appropriate for the 21st century, and Ad Astra provides a pathway for such skills to be learnt, developed and demonstrated.

The School launched the Ad Astra program in 2018 for students in Years 7 and 9. This is a program which will be expanded to include Year 8 and 10 students in 2019 and will shape the way in which we prepare our students with the skills necessary for success in the 21st century.

During Term 1, Year 9 students looked at the Canberra community and addressed the issue of ‘Does Canberra have a Heart?’ The students then collaborated with their peers to produce a one-minute documentary which will be expanded upon in Terms 2 and 3.

Girls were told each of the groups’ clips would be reviewed and voted upon (by the students), with the five most popular to be showcased here and on the CGGS website.

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We are the Heart

Produced by Nicky, Layla, Grace, Annie and Elise

The Heart of Canberra

Produced by Sophia, Zali, Alice, Annabelle and Angel

Celebration Station

Produced by Amelie, Grace, Selena, Anna and Bethany


Produced by Georgia, Brooke, Amani, Umi and Ellie

Ad Astra Kidz²

Produced by Julia, Caitlin, Tess, Ashleigh and Beth