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  1. As we near the end of Semester 1 assessments, and for our Year 12, trial AST exams, I observe students rising to the occasion as they move through this challenging period. As educators and parents, it is our role to teach, guide and support them to build up trust in their own abilities and understand that while things will not always be smooth sailing, some of the most gratifying achievements come after a period of adversity. A confronting statistic states that 24 out of 40 British prime ministers (up until 1970) lost a parent in childhood or adolescence. I do not wish that upon any child, however, it is a compelling example of how adversity can result in one achieving greatly.

    From the Principal – Resilience – 21.6.19

    As we near the end of Semester 1 assessments, and for our Year 12, trial AST exams, I observe students rising to the occasion as they move through this challenging period. As educators and parents, it is our role to teach, guide and support them to build up trust in their own abilities and understand that while things will not always be smooth sailing, some of the most gratifying achievements come after a period of adversity. A confronting statistic states that 24 out of 40 British prime ministers (up until 1970) lost a parent in childhood or adolescence. I do not wish that upon any child, however, it is a compelling example of how adversity can result in one achieving greatly.

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  2. Our Senior School Debaters have been in action, with the Year 12 team winning the ACT Debating Union Advanced Open Final Seniors. Congratulations to Elisabeth Abhayaratna, Bianca Barrass-Borzatti, Ailin He and Nithya Mathew! The Year 11 team, comprising Claire Harris, Gemma Hudson and Isabel Ritchie were the runners up. Meanwhile, our Year 10 team – Jaimie Noonan, Ashwini Sivakumar and Abigail Worswick – were runners up in the Senior Open (Years 9-10) competition.

    Student Achievements – 21.6.19

    Our Senior School Debaters have been in action, with the Year 12 team winning the ACT Debating Union Advanced Open Final Seniors. Congratulations to Elisabeth Abhayaratna, Bianca Barrass-Borzatti, Ailin He and Nithya Mathew! The Year 11 team, comprising Claire Harris, Gemma Hudson and Isabel Ritchie were the runners up. Meanwhile, our Year 10 team – Jaimie Noonan, Ashwini Sivakumar and Abigail Worswick – were runners up in the Senior Open (Years 9-10) competition.

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  3. Leonie Speck moved to Canberra with her parents midway through Year 9 with a vision of eventually returning to her homeland of Germany to become a policewoman. For her, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) made perfect sense – it would provide her with a globally recognised qualification and allow her to study subjects that would help develop her knowledge and skills in her chosen field.

    An IB graduate – Leonie Speck – 21.6.19

    Leonie Speck moved to Canberra with her parents midway through Year 9 with a vision of eventually returning to her homeland of Germany to become a policewoman. For her, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) made perfect sense – it would provide her with a globally recognised qualification and allow her to study subjects that would help develop her knowledge and skills in her chosen field.

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  4. Canberra Girls Grammar School is proudly an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering two IB programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP) from Reception to Year 6 and the Diploma Programme (DP) in Years 11 and 12. We are one of 5,088 IB World Schools in 156 countries that shares in the vision of empowering young people with the knowledge, skills and values to create a better and more peaceful world.

    Being an IB World School – 21.6.19

    Canberra Girls Grammar School is proudly an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering two IB programmes: the Primary Years Programme (PYP) from Reception to Year 6 and the Diploma Programme (DP) in Years 11 and 12. We are one of 5,088 IB World Schools in 156 countries that shares in the vision of empowering young people with the knowledge, skills and values to create a better and more peaceful world.

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  5. One of the biggest decisions students make in Year 10 is whether to undertake the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate (under the Board of Senior Secondary Studies – BSSS) or take the path less travelled and studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

    Why study the IB Diploma? – 21.6.19

    One of the biggest decisions students make in Year 10 is whether to undertake the ACT Senior Secondary Certificate (under the Board of Senior Secondary Studies – BSSS) or take the path less travelled and studying the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP).

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  6. The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) provides educators with a shared language and framework from which to work. It embraces collaborative learning, for both educators and students, “which creates an amazing sense of community among the teaching staff in the ELC,” says Director of Junior School (ELC) Kate Columbine.

    Collaborative learning in the ELC – 21.6.19

    The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program (PYP) provides educators with a shared language and framework from which to work. It embraces collaborative learning, for both educators and students, “which creates an amazing sense of community among the teaching staff in the ELC,” says Director of Junior School (ELC) Kate Columbine.

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  7. As we move into shorter days and cooler mornings it is often difficult to convince ourselves that physical activity is really necessary. I was disappointed to read the articles and the angles taken in the last few weeks about young women and adolescent girls leaving team sports.

    From the Principal – staying active – 7.6.19

    As we move into shorter days and cooler mornings it is often difficult to convince ourselves that physical activity is really necessary. I was disappointed to read the articles and the angles taken in the last few weeks about young women and adolescent girls leaving team sports.

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  8. There is so much to be gained by students finding a balance of academic, creative/musical and sporting activity during their school years.

    Developing 21st century skills through sport – 7.6.19

    There is so much to be gained by students finding a balance of academic, creative/musical and sporting activity during their school years.

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  9. It is with sadness we mark the passing of one of our dearest, and oldest, Grammarians. Pam died on 23 May 2019 aged 97.

    Vale - Pamela Yonge (Eddison, 1939) – 7.6.19

    It is with sadness we mark the passing of one of our dearest, and oldest, Grammarians. Pam died on 23 May 2019 aged 97.

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  10. Pip Nicoll (Year 10) and Georgia Evans (Year 8) competed at the National Capital Horse Trials Association Eventer Trials last Sunday. Pip and Georgia won first prize for costume and came 5th in a field of 20 in the open pairs cross country. Georgia went on to place 2nd in the individual Junior 60cm Hunter Trials (show jumping and cross country).

    Student Achievements – 6.6.19

    Pip Nicoll (Year 10) and Georgia Evans (Year 8) competed at the National Capital Horse Trials Association Eventer Trials last Sunday. Pip and Georgia won first prize for costume and came 5th in a field of 20 in the open pairs cross country. Georgia went on to place 2nd in the individual Junior 60cm Hunter Trials (show jumping and cross country).

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  11. In the Junior School, we help students discover there are so many fun and enjoyable physical activities, to suit different interests, and all abilities, shapes, and sizes. As educators, we do so much more than teaching physical skills and rules of the game.

    PE in the Junior School – more than just skills and rules – 6.6.19

    In the Junior School, we help students discover there are so many fun and enjoyable physical activities, to suit different interests, and all abilities, shapes, and sizes. As educators, we do so much more than teaching physical skills and rules of the game.

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  12. A few months ago, Year 12 student Anna Khan took to the lectern during assembly to speak to Senior School students about self-belief.

    Self belief – a sporting journey – 6.6.19

    A few months ago, Year 12 student Anna Khan took to the lectern during assembly to speak to Senior School students about self-belief.

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  13. After months of preparation, Wicked came to life at Canberra Girls Grammar School.

    Wicked wraps after sold out shows – 23.5.19

    After months of preparation, Wicked came to life at Canberra Girls Grammar School.

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  14. Congratulations to Tara Strickland (Year 7) who competed at the Riverside Dance Festival and was named the Most Promising Lyrical Dancer and earned the following placings...

    Student Achievements – 23.5.19

    Congratulations to Tara Strickland (Year 7) who competed at the Riverside Dance Festival and was named the Most Promising Lyrical Dancer and earned the following placings...

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  15. The Music Academy kicked off its 2019 Concert Series with the Together in Music concert on Friday, 5 April. Involving a large number of CGGS staff, students and members of the wider community, it is one of the biggest events on the music calendar.

    Together in Music – 23.5.19

    The Music Academy kicked off its 2019 Concert Series with the Together in Music concert on Friday, 5 April. Involving a large number of CGGS staff, students and members of the wider community, it is one of the biggest events on the music calendar.

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