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  1. People are returning to live music concerts in droves. More tickets were sold in Australia in the last year than in any previous years. At the heart of these real-world experiences lies the importance of human connection. Music is for the benefit of all, not just the enlightened.

    From the Principal - Rebuilding the village through music26 September

    People are returning to live music concerts in droves. More tickets were sold in Australia in the last year than in any previous years. At the heart of these real-world experiences lies the importance of human connection. Music is for the benefit of all, not just the enlightened.

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  2. At the recent 2019 ACT 13 & Over Track & Field Championships, CGGS had 16 students competing, all of whom did extremely well with many podium finishes, including the following ACT State Champion winners (for their age group):

    Student achievements26 September

    At the recent 2019 ACT 13 & Over Track & Field Championships, CGGS had 16 students competing, all of whom did extremely well with many podium finishes, including the following ACT State Champion winners (for their age group):

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  3. Are you willing and able to contribute a cake, cupcakes, slice or sweet treats (such as coconut ice and fudge) to the Cake Stall at our Fete on Saturday, 26 October?

    Ready, steady, bake!26 September

    Are you willing and able to contribute a cake, cupcakes, slice or sweet treats (such as coconut ice and fudge) to the Cake Stall at our Fete on Saturday, 26 October?

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  4. On Friday 14 September we said goodbye to the set of demountable classrooms located on the Senior School campus. They are heading to another school where they will serve the community well as they did here since 13 March 2009.

    Farewell demountables!26 September

    On Friday 14 September we said goodbye to the set of demountable classrooms located on the Senior School campus. They are heading to another school where they will serve the community well as they did here since 13 March 2009.

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  5. Tournament of Minds (ToMs) has provided opportunities for students in Years 4, 5 and 6 to think creatively and critically as they compete in problem solving challenges.  The challenges require students to work collaboratively in multi-year level teams to address specific criteria and present their solution to the problem through a dramatic performance.

    ToMs teams qualify for international finals26 September

    Tournament of Minds (ToMs) has provided opportunities for students in Years 4, 5 and 6 to think creatively and critically as they compete in problem solving challenges. The challenges require students to work collaboratively in multi-year level teams to address specific criteria and present their solution to the problem through a dramatic performance.

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  6. Last Friday, 20 September, Year 3 students proudly welcomed special guests to the school for the annual Grandparents, Godparents and Grandfriends Day (GGG Day). Proudly hosted by the Gabriel Foundation, GGG Day is a wonderful celebration of learning, family and community. The Year 3 students delighted as they sang, danced, played instruments and read poems to an audience of almost 100 grandparents, godparents, Grammarians and special friends.

    Celebrating loved ones on GGG Day26 September

    Last Friday, 20 September, Year 3 students proudly welcomed special guests to the school for the annual Grandparents, Godparents and Grandfriends Day (GGG Day). Proudly hosted by the Gabriel Foundation, GGG Day is a wonderful celebration of learning, family and community. The Year 3 students delighted as they sang, danced, played instruments and read poems to an audience of almost 100 grandparents, godparents, Grammarians and special friends.

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  7. For this Music-focussed edition of eNews, we asked a five students about their love of music, what they enjoy most, what they are most proud of as a performer and other questions relating to music. Get an insight into the world of some of our musicians through this colourful interview.

    Music in focus – student reflections26 September

    For this Music-focussed edition of eNews, we asked a five students about their love of music, what they enjoy most, what they are most proud of as a performer and other questions relating to music. Get an insight into the world of some of our musicians through this colourful interview.

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  8. Those with young children know just how much children are quickly caught up in any event that involves a song, action or rhyme, and we make the most of this trait every day in the Early Learning Centre (ELC)!

As an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) school, the transdisciplinary approach to learning is central to our programs, and music plays an important part in this.

    A musical approach to transdisciplinary learning26 September

    Those with young children know just how much children are quickly caught up in any event that involves a song, action or rhyme, and we make the most of this trait every day in the Early Learning Centre (ELC)! As an International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) school, the transdisciplinary approach to learning is central to our programs, and music plays an important part in this.

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  9. The Gala Festival was one of the highlights in a busy year for the Music Academy. This event showcased all ensembles from across the Junior and Senior schools as well as the Community Choir and Glanville-Hicks Symphony Orchestra featuring external students and community members. Spread over four performance venues at the Senior School, the Gala Festival showcased the incredible diversity of the Music Academy programs and the enthusiasm and passion of all performers involved.

    Gala Festival – lifting our community through music26 September

    The Gala Festival was one of the highlights in a busy year for the Music Academy. This event showcased all ensembles from across the Junior and Senior schools as well as the Community Choir and Glanville-Hicks Symphony Orchestra featuring external students and community members. Spread over four performance venues at the Senior School, the Gala Festival showcased the incredible diversity of the Music Academy programs and the enthusiasm and passion of all performers involved.

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  10. We are currently finalising our student enrolments for next year and we are delighted to be welcoming a significant number of new families to our school.

    A friendly reminder from our Admissions Office12 September

    We are currently finalising our student enrolments for next year and we are delighted to be welcoming a significant number of new families to our school.

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  11. Congratulations to our Junior School basketballers who represented CGGS in the ACT finals of the Sue Geh Cup. The Year 5-6 girls had an amazing day, winning the semi-final by a point in overtime, before going on to win the grand final. Macy Strickland played particularly well, making two foul shots on the buzzer for an exciting end to the Championship.

    Student Achievements12 September

    Congratulations to our Junior School basketballers who represented CGGS in the ACT finals of the Sue Geh Cup. The Year 5-6 girls had an amazing day, winning the semi-final by a point in overtime, before going on to win the grand final. Macy Strickland played particularly well, making two foul shots on the buzzer for an exciting end to the Championship.

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  12. Competing in a round with over 2,000 scholars (from more than 30 countries), there’s no doubt our recent adventure in the realm of World Scholar’s Cup (WSC) has been a daunting one.

    World Scholars are heading to Yale12 September

    Competing in a round with over 2,000 scholars (from more than 30 countries), there’s no doubt our recent adventure in the realm of World Scholar’s Cup (WSC) has been a daunting one.

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  13. As members of a global community, we are increasingly connected to the world through our cultural, economic, political, social and travel networks.   Our students regularly engage in a global curriculum across many platforms at CGGS and the recent International Universities Evening was opportunity to extend their learning, build connections and explore the options for undergraduate study overseas.

    Bringing the world to Canberra12 September

    As members of a global community, we are increasingly connected to the world through our cultural, economic, political, social and travel networks. Our students regularly engage in a global curriculum across many platforms at CGGS and the recent International Universities Evening was opportunity to extend their learning, build connections and explore the options for undergraduate study overseas.

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  14. As a school proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School we embrace the opportunity to learn language, learn about language and learn through language. As part of the Primary Years Programme our students learn to communicate confidently and creatively in more than one language; and for us in the Junior School our second language of instruction is French.

    Building international mindedness through multilingualism12 September

    As a school proud to be an International Baccalaureate World School we embrace the opportunity to learn language, learn about language and learn through language. As part of the Primary Years Programme our students learn to communicate confidently and creatively in more than one language; and for us in the Junior School our second language of instruction is French.

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  15. With less than seven weeks until the CGGS Fête, our P&F Association are seeking donations of good quality second-hand items for Treasure Trove, Fashion Finds and the second-hand Book Stall.

    Donations needed for 2019 Fête12 September

    With less than seven weeks until the CGGS Fête, our P&F Association are seeking donations of good quality second-hand items for Treasure Trove, Fashion Finds and the second-hand Book Stall.

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