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  1. We are extremely proud and honoured to announce that Canberra Girls Grammar has been recognised as Excellence Awardees for two Australian Education Awards. Our Junior School has been recognised with an Excellence Award for Primary School of the Year – Non-government and our Strategic Design has been recognised with an Excellence Award for Best Strategic Plan by The Educator Australia. We are now in the running for the overall 2021 Australian Educator Awards in those two categories, the results of which will be known in August.

    CGGS is recognised globally and nationally in the week of Founder’s Day7 May

    We are extremely proud and honoured to announce that Canberra Girls Grammar has been recognised as Excellence Awardees for two Australian Education Awards. Our Junior School has been recognised with an Excellence Award for Primary School of the Year – Non-government and our Strategic Design has been recognised with an Excellence Award for Best Strategic Plan by The Educator Australia. We are now in the running for the overall 2021 Australian Educator Awards in those two categories, the results of which will be known in August.

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  2. Canberra Girls Grammar School has a long and rich history that is frequently referenced and celebrated, but never more so than on our Founders’ Day. In this edition of the eNews I will take you back to the origins of the school to give you a glimpse of how CGGS began and how its inception coincided with the beginnings of Canberra as Australia’s capital city.

    It is our duty to infuse joy into the lives of the young7 May

    Canberra Girls Grammar School has a long and rich history that is frequently referenced and celebrated, but never more so than on our Founders’ Day. In this edition of the eNews I will take you back to the origins of the school to give you a glimpse of how CGGS began and how its inception coincided with the beginnings of Canberra as Australia’s capital city.

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  3. There is something incredibly exciting about entering into a new role in any organisation, and that has certainly been our experience as we’ve commenced at CGGS this term. In addition to being swept up in the energy and enthusiasm that the return of students has brought, there’s the opportunity to look at our Sports offering with fresh eyes, and take a moment to appreciate the wonderful depth and breadth of activities on offer.

    Sport - striking the balance between participation and performance22 April

    There is something incredibly exciting about entering into a new role in any organisation, and that has certainly been our experience as we’ve commenced at CGGS this term. In addition to being swept up in the energy and enthusiasm that the return of students has brought, there’s the opportunity to look at our Sports offering with fresh eyes, and take a moment to appreciate the wonderful depth and breadth of activities on offer.

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  4. What did you do before starting your role as Defence School Mentor at CGGS?

For the last 10 years I have had the very important position of raising my two children, Griffin and Gracyn.  With my husband Travis, we have shared the challenges and the triumphs of relocations, deployments and separations that accompany the defence lifestyle.

    Getting to know our Defence School Mentor – Belinda Gordon22 April

    What did you do before starting your role as Defence School Mentor at CGGS? For the last 10 years I have had the very important position of raising my two children, Griffin and Gracyn. With my husband Travis, we have shared the challenges and the triumphs of relocations, deployments and separations that accompany the defence lifestyle.

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  5. Ava Farrah (Year 10) and Zoë Rosin (Year 12) both competed at the 2021 Australian Age Diving Championships in Brisbane during the April school holidays. Both girls competed individually and were also paired as syncro partners.

    Student Achievements22 April

    Ava Farrah (Year 10) and Zoë Rosin (Year 12) both competed at the 2021 Australian Age Diving Championships in Brisbane during the April school holidays. Both girls competed individually and were also paired as syncro partners.

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  6. The House banners and themed ribbons came out in full force once again for the school-wide Cross Country (Junior School) and Senior School Fun Run (Senior School).

    House spirit on show again at Cross Country and Fun Run1 April

    The House banners and themed ribbons came out in full force once again for the school-wide Cross Country (Junior School) and Senior School Fun Run (Senior School).

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  7. Our School’s Anglican values of inclusion, courage and integrity have shone through this term as our whole school community engaged in the many events and learning experiences on offer in the Junior School and ELC.

    From the Deputy Principal (Head of Junior School)31 March

    Our School’s Anglican values of inclusion, courage and integrity have shone through this term as our whole school community engaged in the many events and learning experiences on offer in the Junior School and ELC.

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  8. Mrs Jenny Groom has been teaching music at Canberra Girls Grammar School for as long as most current students can remember - and she has many stories to tell. The Junior School’s four Music Captains sat down with her and asked her about all things music.

    Dedication to developing a love of music – Mrs Jenny Groom19 March

    Mrs Jenny Groom has been teaching music at Canberra Girls Grammar School for as long as most current students can remember - and she has many stories to tell. The Junior School’s four Music Captains sat down with her and asked her about all things music.

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  9. It is a privilege to be involved in music education at Canberra Girls Grammar School.  Each and every day, I see the power and impact of music on the lives of our students across the School.  This impact is not only felt directly by the students engaged in music, but also by those in the broader School community.

    Music at CGGS: The core of culture, belonging and who we are19 March

    It is a privilege to be involved in music education at Canberra Girls Grammar School. Each and every day, I see the power and impact of music on the lives of our students across the School. This impact is not only felt directly by the students engaged in music, but also by those in the broader School community.

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  10. Philosopher Joseph Campbell noted: “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.”

Being who you are can take courage – standing up for yourself or standing up for others can mean you need to take courageous decisions.

    From the Deputy Principal – being who you are19 March

    Philosopher Joseph Campbell noted: “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” Being who you are can take courage – standing up for yourself or standing up for others can mean you need to take courageous decisions.

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  11. We are announcing the sad news that Mr Peter Milligan has decided to end his time as Deputy Principal at Canberra Girls Grammar School and will be leaving the School at the end of Term 1, 2021. After over six years of superb work at CGGS – including Acting Principal – Peter intends to pursue other opportunities. He will be returning to Marist College.

    Mr Milligan says goodbye5 March

    We are announcing the sad news that Mr Peter Milligan has decided to end his time as Deputy Principal at Canberra Girls Grammar School and will be leaving the School at the end of Term 1, 2021. After over six years of superb work at CGGS – including Acting Principal – Peter intends to pursue other opportunities. He will be returning to Marist College.

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  12. The ACT Schools’ Team Racing Sailing Regatta was held on 27-28 February in extremely light conditions. Students Eve Anderson (Year 12), Angelina Lin (Year 7), Yasmin Moraitis (Year 10), Laura Phipps (Year 8), Poppy Smith (Year 8), Charlie Walker (Year 8) and Cassie Wiles (Year 8) made the most of the very patchy conditions on each day. Thank you also to our coach, Michaela McGrath (2019) and parents for their support.

    Student achievements4 March

    The ACT Schools’ Team Racing Sailing Regatta was held on 27-28 February in extremely light conditions. Students Eve Anderson (Year 12), Angelina Lin (Year 7), Yasmin Moraitis (Year 10), Laura Phipps (Year 8), Poppy Smith (Year 8), Charlie Walker (Year 8) and Cassie Wiles (Year 8) made the most of the very patchy conditions on each day. Thank you also to our coach, Michaela McGrath (2019) and parents for their support.

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  13. In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we sat down with the Junior School Head Girls to talk to them about their female role models, what they think are the biggest issues still facing women and whether Serena Williams could outplay Roger Federer in a five-set match? Here’s what they had to say…

    Breaking down stereotypes – Year 6 leaders have their say4 March

    In the lead up to International Women’s Day, we sat down with the Junior School Head Girls to talk to them about their female role models, what they think are the biggest issues still facing women and whether Serena Williams could outplay Roger Federer in a five-set match? Here’s what they had to say…

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  14. Do we still need an International Women's Day?

Yes! There's no place for complacency.

    Do we still need an International Women's Day?4 March

    Do we still need an International Women's Day? Yes! There's no place for complacency.

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  15. For the past six years, Canberra Girls Grammar School has taken out the ‘Largest School Team’ award at the Canberra Mother’s Day Classic. This year, our intrepid Year 6 students – Girls who Lead - will be leading the charge to win the title again as they ALL participate.

    Year 6 take the lead for Mother’s Day Classic19 February

    For the past six years, Canberra Girls Grammar School has taken out the ‘Largest School Team’ award at the Canberra Mother’s Day Classic. This year, our intrepid Year 6 students – Girls who Lead - will be leading the charge to win the title again as they ALL participate.

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