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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  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. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. Equestrian Sam Burge (Year 12) received wonderful results at the Zone 16 Mounted Games in Bungendore. In a field of ten teams, Sam’s team placed 1st in three events, 2nd in three events and 4th in one. Great effort, Sam.

    Student Achievements28 June

    Equestrian Sam Burge (Year 12) received wonderful results at the Zone 16 Mounted Games in Bungendore. In a field of ten teams, Sam’s team placed 1st in three events, 2nd in three events and 4th in one. Great effort, Sam.

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  10. 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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  11. The Night of Living History was a huge project in which all Year 10 History students played a part. The process was extensive but at the end of the night, we were all proud of the product we were able to produce. Our task was simple and had barely any restrictions. We were to investigate the historical context, background, achievements and contributions to society of a significant historical leader and produce a display that accurately reflected them.

    The Night of Living History27 June

    The Night of Living History was a huge project in which all Year 10 History students played a part. The process was extensive but at the end of the night, we were all proud of the product we were able to produce. Our task was simple and had barely any restrictions. We were to investigate the historical context, background, achievements and contributions to society of a significant historical leader and produce a display that accurately reflected them.

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  12. As our Principal, Anna Owen, has announced, there will be a reunion of sorts happening in the Senior School from the beginning of Semester 2.

For several years, our humanities subjects have been split across two faculties, Geography and Social Sciences Faculty (led by Dianne Gilbert) and History and RAP (led by Louise Dwyer).

    The reuniting of Humanities27 June

    As our Principal, Anna Owen, has announced, there will be a reunion of sorts happening in the Senior School from the beginning of Semester 2. For several years, our humanities subjects have been split across two faculties, Geography and Social Sciences Faculty (led by Dianne Gilbert) and History and RAP (led by Louise Dwyer).

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  13. The more things change, the more they stay the same

With a foundation in the Junior School, each subject in the Senior School bridges the gap between Year 6 and tertiary entrance. The Senior School, from the beginning of next term, will return to the prior model of offering nine discipline-based faculties.

    From the Principal – Return to Humanities27 June

    The more things change, the more they stay the same With a foundation in the Junior School, each subject in the Senior School bridges the gap between Year 6 and tertiary entrance. The Senior School, from the beginning of next term, will return to the prior model of offering nine discipline-based faculties.

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  14. 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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  15. 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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