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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. Harmony Day is an annual tradition that celebrates the unique cultural identities prevalent in our CGGS community. It encourages students to respect and recognise their differences, while rejecting prejudices and racism. It was an honour to organise an event that has always created a welcoming, accepting and safe environment for me – and hopefully did for CGGS this year.

    Celebrating who we are on Harmony Day1 April

    Harmony Day is an annual tradition that celebrates the unique cultural identities prevalent in our CGGS community. It encourages students to respect and recognise their differences, while rejecting prejudices and racism. It was an honour to organise an event that has always created a welcoming, accepting and safe environment for me – and hopefully did for CGGS this year.

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  6. We are excited to share some images of the Senior School sports courts resurfacing that took place throughout late February and into March.

    Renewal of the sports courts31 March

    We are excited to share some images of the Senior School sports courts resurfacing that took place throughout late February and into March.

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  7. The Senior School Library has been working with Year 7 students during Tutor Group to develop their study skills. This term, there has been a focus on research skills using a variety of library resources including databases, books, audio-visual material and the internet.

    Library happenings – Developing Year 7 students’ research skills31 March

    The Senior School Library has been working with Year 7 students during Tutor Group to develop their study skills. This term, there has been a focus on research skills using a variety of library resources including databases, books, audio-visual material and the internet.

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  8. School is not all about books. One of the highlight activities of the year is outside the classroom – the Athletics Carnival. House against House, competing at the AIS Track and Field Centre with the cheers of our friends behind us… This past Tuesday was a full day of racing, snacks and school spirit. Points are tallied based on participation and no one does participation quite like CGGS.

    Smells like House spirit19 March

    School is not all about books. One of the highlight activities of the year is outside the classroom – the Athletics Carnival. House against House, competing at the AIS Track and Field Centre with the cheers of our friends behind us… This past Tuesday was a full day of racing, snacks and school spirit. Points are tallied based on participation and no one does participation quite like CGGS.

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  9. Ella Borgo started at CGGS as a Prep student in 2009 and through her love of music, has worked her way up to being elected as the 2021 Music Captain – a role she has grasped with great zest and enthusiasm.

    A day in the life of…Ella Borgo19 March

    Ella Borgo started at CGGS as a Prep student in 2009 and through her love of music, has worked her way up to being elected as the 2021 Music Captain – a role she has grasped with great zest and enthusiasm.

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  10. The Music Academy is home to no less than nine choirs, giving students from Prep through to Year 12 the opportunity to explore their love of singing and performance. Expert instrumental tuition is also available for students who wish to take their talent to the next level.

    The natural instinct to sing19 March

    The Music Academy is home to no less than nine choirs, giving students from Prep through to Year 12 the opportunity to explore their love of singing and performance. Expert instrumental tuition is also available for students who wish to take their talent to the next level.

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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. Each year in the Senior School, our Captains come together in the Hall to present the Co-curricular Exposition, where students can learn about all the clubs and activities available in the Senior School.

    Embracing every opportunity at the Co-curricular Expo5 March

    Each year in the Senior School, our Captains come together in the Hall to present the Co-curricular Exposition, where students can learn about all the clubs and activities available in the Senior School.

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  15. 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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