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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. Platform numbers and departures at Woden Interchange have recently changed and may affect students connecting to school services commencing Term 3.

    Woden Interchange Service Updates9 July

    Platform numbers and departures at Woden Interchange have recently changed and may affect students connecting to school services commencing Term 3.

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  7. Earlier this month, Grammarian Rosie Schweizer (2018) returned to the Senior School to speak at assembly. Having spent her entire education at Canberra Girls Grammar School (from ELC to Year 12), Rosie is now based in the United States after being awarded a Basketball scholarship.

It is apt that we publish Rosie’s speech in today’s edition of the eNews. As a passionate Humanities student, Rosie’s words exemplify how her studies have prepared her for the wider world – beyond CGGS classrooms and the basketball court.

    Rosie Schweizer - seeking out success27 June

    Earlier this month, Grammarian Rosie Schweizer (2018) returned to the Senior School to speak at assembly. Having spent her entire education at Canberra Girls Grammar School (from ELC to Year 12), Rosie is now based in the United States after being awarded a Basketball scholarship. It is apt that we publish Rosie’s speech in today’s edition of the eNews. As a passionate Humanities student, Rosie’s words exemplify how her studies have prepared her for the wider world – beyond CGGS classrooms and the basketball court.

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  8. 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 – Resilience21 June

    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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  9. 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 Achievements21 June

    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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  10. 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 School21 June

    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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  11. 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 active7 June

    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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  12. 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 Achievements6 June

    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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  13. 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 rules6 June

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

    Wicked wraps after sold out shows23 May

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

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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 Music23 May

    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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