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  1. And that’s a wrap on yet another fabulous Book Week!

    Book Week 201923 August

    And that’s a wrap on yet another fabulous Book Week!

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  2. The anticipation had been building during the bus ride as the scenery got wilder and the mountains taller.  Finally, after bumping our way down a rutted dirt track, we reached the starting point for the trip, a little bush campground near Blue Waterholes in the northern part of Kosciuszko National Park. From here it would biking and hiking through the mountains. The first few minutes of the ride gave us no indication of what lay ahead for the trip.

    A ride on the wild side16 August

    The anticipation had been building during the bus ride as the scenery got wilder and the mountains taller. Finally, after bumping our way down a rutted dirt track, we reached the starting point for the trip, a little bush campground near Blue Waterholes in the northern part of Kosciuszko National Park. From here it would biking and hiking through the mountains. The first few minutes of the ride gave us no indication of what lay ahead for the trip.

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  3. Each year, students and teachers across our campuses look forward to Book Week – an opportunity for us all to celebrate books and Australian authors and illustrators. This year’s theme is ‘Reading is My Secret Power’ which our Junior School students have embraced with an eye-catching display in their Library.

    Celebrating books every week in our Libraries16 August

    Each year, students and teachers across our campuses look forward to Book Week – an opportunity for us all to celebrate books and Australian authors and illustrators. This year’s theme is ‘Reading is My Secret Power’ which our Junior School students have embraced with an eye-catching display in their Library.

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  4. Figure skater, Bianca Armstrong (Year 12) competed at the Crystal Challenge in Melbourne and placed 2nd in the Elementary Artistic competition. She also competed with her Theatre on Ice team. Congratulations on this outstanding result, Bianca.

    Student Achievements16 August

    Figure skater, Bianca Armstrong (Year 12) competed at the Crystal Challenge in Melbourne and placed 2nd in the Elementary Artistic competition. She also competed with her Theatre on Ice team. Congratulations on this outstanding result, Bianca.

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  5. Term 3 is the longest and coldest term in the year. The feeling of being so close to the end yet so far from actually graduating takes a toll upon the morale of Year 12s as we drag ourselves out of the warmth of the Senior Common Room at the end of every lunchtime and into the cold world of assessments, due dates, and ATARs.

    To our families…15 August

    Term 3 is the longest and coldest term in the year. The feeling of being so close to the end yet so far from actually graduating takes a toll upon the morale of Year 12s as we drag ourselves out of the warmth of the Senior Common Room at the end of every lunchtime and into the cold world of assessments, due dates, and ATARs.

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  6. Grammarian Madeleine Harley (Bacon, 2000) says it might sound trite to say she is here to give back to her old school, but she is looking forward to giving students the same opportunities she had as a student at CGGS.

    Introducing Madeleine Harley15 August

    Grammarian Madeleine Harley (Bacon, 2000) says it might sound trite to say she is here to give back to her old school, but she is looking forward to giving students the same opportunities she had as a student at CGGS.

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  7. Powerpoint has been torturing us since the late 1980s that is, over thirty years of ‘death by Powerpoint’. It is a brilliant tool, exceptional design, therefore the ‘end-user’ is the problem. The end-user in this case, is of course the presenter.

    From the Principal - On being referred to as a Luddite15 August

    Powerpoint has been torturing us since the late 1980s that is, over thirty years of ‘death by Powerpoint’. It is a brilliant tool, exceptional design, therefore the ‘end-user’ is the problem. The end-user in this case, is of course the presenter.

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  8. The CGGS Parents & Friends Association (P&F) Raffle is back in 2019! This year proceeds from the raffle will go towards the P&F assisting the school to further improve and enhance our co-curricular activities. Check out the great prizes!

    P&F Raffle 201915 August

    The CGGS Parents & Friends Association (P&F) Raffle is back in 2019! This year proceeds from the raffle will go towards the P&F assisting the school to further improve and enhance our co-curricular activities. Check out the great prizes!

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  9. The start of a semester typically brings with it a sense of possibility, giving us the courage to hope. After three weeks of rest and revitalisation, we came back to school ready to start the next stage in our life-long learning journey. The beginning of this semester however, delivered a test of resilience none of us expected.

    First a Teacher1 August

    The start of a semester typically brings with it a sense of possibility, giving us the courage to hope. After three weeks of rest and revitalisation, we came back to school ready to start the next stage in our life-long learning journey. The beginning of this semester however, delivered a test of resilience none of us expected.

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  10. Lucy Bennett says she has always been a firm believer in making a difference in the world.

As a Year 5 teacher and a key person in the delivery of the Girls with Grit signature program, Lucy wants every student to know that little acts of kindness can make a difference.

    Living our values - Compassion and Kindness1 August

    Lucy Bennett says she has always been a firm believer in making a difference in the world. As a Year 5 teacher and a key person in the delivery of the Girls with Grit signature program, Lucy wants every student to know that little acts of kindness can make a difference.

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  11. Following the passing of Dr Willsher, students, staff and community members their reflections about Dr Willsher, many wrote letters to his wife, Jenny and son, Joshua. Some just wanted to remember how he had positively affected their lives. We have chosen to share some below, along with a gallery of photos, highlighting the breadth of Dr Willsher’s reach and the faces of those who had the opportunity to listen to his wise, authentic words.

    Remembering Dr Willsher1 August

    Following the passing of Dr Willsher, students, staff and community members their reflections about Dr Willsher, many wrote letters to his wife, Jenny and son, Joshua. Some just wanted to remember how he had positively affected their lives. We have chosen to share some below, along with a gallery of photos, highlighting the breadth of Dr Willsher’s reach and the faces of those who had the opportunity to listen to his wise, authentic words.

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  12. CGGS skiers had a wonderful week in Perisher, with a large team competing in the ACT/Southern NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships from Wednesday, 24 July. Congratulations to everyone who made this possible, including our skiers, staff and parents who all pitch in to make this event successful, year after year. The CGGS team comprised the following students:

    Student Achievements1 August

    CGGS skiers had a wonderful week in Perisher, with a large team competing in the ACT/Southern NSW Interschools Snowsports Championships from Wednesday, 24 July. Congratulations to everyone who made this possible, including our skiers, staff and parents who all pitch in to make this event successful, year after year. The CGGS team comprised the following students:

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  13. The Music Academy hosted the annual Jazz at the Lake concert at Yhuuramulum on Saturday, 1 June.

    Jazz at the Lake1 August

    The Music Academy hosted the annual Jazz at the Lake concert at Yhuuramulum on Saturday, 1 June.

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  14. What an incredible experience this has been for us all. When planning this trip almost two years ago, it was my hope that we would get a keen group of singers who were willing to work hard to create a beautiful sound, learn an extensive list of repertoire and who were open minded about the adventures of traveling this beautiful part of the world.

    European Choir Tour1 August

    What an incredible experience this has been for us all. When planning this trip almost two years ago, it was my hope that we would get a keen group of singers who were willing to work hard to create a beautiful sound, learn an extensive list of repertoire and who were open minded about the adventures of traveling this beautiful part of the world.

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  15. Twelve CGGS students took part in the 21st Australian Combined Schools Music Festival (ACSMF), hosted this year by Sydney Grammar School. The festival is held every two years and brings together musicians from thirteen schools and six states and territories. CGGS had students take part in all three festival ensembles, the orchestra conducted by Daniel Carter, the choir conducted by Réka Csernyik and concert band conducted by John Lynch.

    Australian Combined Schools Music Festival1 August

    Twelve CGGS students took part in the 21st Australian Combined Schools Music Festival (ACSMF), hosted this year by Sydney Grammar School. The festival is held every two years and brings together musicians from thirteen schools and six states and territories. CGGS had students take part in all three festival ensembles, the orchestra conducted by Daniel Carter, the choir conducted by Réka Csernyik and concert band conducted by John Lynch.

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