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  1. People are returning to live music concerts in droves. More tickets were sold in Australia in the last year than in any previous years. At the heart of these real-world experiences lies the importance of human connection. Music is for the benefit of all, not just the enlightened.

    From the Principal - Rebuilding the village through music26 September

    People are returning to live music concerts in droves. More tickets were sold in Australia in the last year than in any previous years. At the heart of these real-world experiences lies the importance of human connection. Music is for the benefit of all, not just the enlightened.

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  2. On Friday 14 September we said goodbye to the set of demountable classrooms located on the Senior School campus. They are heading to another school where they will serve the community well as they did here since 13 March 2009.

    Farewell demountables!26 September

    On Friday 14 September we said goodbye to the set of demountable classrooms located on the Senior School campus. They are heading to another school where they will serve the community well as they did here since 13 March 2009.

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  3. The Gala Festival was one of the highlights in a busy year for the Music Academy. This event showcased all ensembles from across the Junior and Senior schools as well as the Community Choir and Glanville-Hicks Symphony Orchestra featuring external students and community members. Spread over four performance venues at the Senior School, the Gala Festival showcased the incredible diversity of the Music Academy programs and the enthusiasm and passion of all performers involved.

    Gala Festival – lifting our community through music26 September

    The Gala Festival was one of the highlights in a busy year for the Music Academy. This event showcased all ensembles from across the Junior and Senior schools as well as the Community Choir and Glanville-Hicks Symphony Orchestra featuring external students and community members. Spread over four performance venues at the Senior School, the Gala Festival showcased the incredible diversity of the Music Academy programs and the enthusiasm and passion of all performers involved.

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  4. As members of a global community, we are increasingly connected to the world through our cultural, economic, political, social and travel networks.   Our students regularly engage in a global curriculum across many platforms at CGGS and the recent International Universities Evening was opportunity to extend their learning, build connections and explore the options for undergraduate study overseas.

    Bringing the world to Canberra12 September

    As members of a global community, we are increasingly connected to the world through our cultural, economic, political, social and travel networks. Our students regularly engage in a global curriculum across many platforms at CGGS and the recent International Universities Evening was opportunity to extend their learning, build connections and explore the options for undergraduate study overseas.

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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. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. It is with sadness we mark the passing of one of our dearest, and oldest, Grammarians. Pam died on 23 May 2019 aged 97.

    Vale - Pamela Yonge (Eddison, 1939)7 June

    It is with sadness we mark the passing of one of our dearest, and oldest, Grammarians. Pam died on 23 May 2019 aged 97.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. On Wednesday, 15 May, we were delighted to present the inaugural ACT Anglican Schools Bands Festival.

    ACT Combined Anglican Schools Bands Festival Concert23 May

    On Wednesday, 15 May, we were delighted to present the inaugural ACT Anglican Schools Bands Festival.

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  13. On Friday 10 May, Girls Grammar hosted the Canberra International Music Festival.  The Chapel provided a stunning location for a full day of music provided by some of the international artists in town for the Festival.

    Canberra International Music Festival23 May

    On Friday 10 May, Girls Grammar hosted the Canberra International Music Festival. The Chapel provided a stunning location for a full day of music provided by some of the international artists in town for the Festival.

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  14. As we move towards our centenary year, we find ourselves looking back to our history more than ever. Founders’ Day festivities this year took on a new sense of importance as we honoured old customs and created new traditions

    Old customs and new traditions - Founders' Day9 May

    As we move towards our centenary year, we find ourselves looking back to our history more than ever. Founders’ Day festivities this year took on a new sense of importance as we honoured old customs and created new traditions

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  15. To honour Mother’s Day, we asked Sue Hart (Grant, 1972) to give us her thoughts on what the day means to her.

Sue's association with CGGS began in 1971, joining the School in Year 11 and becoming School Vice Captain and Kilburn Swimming Captain in 1972. Her two daughters, Madeleine (2000) and Stephanie (2005) joined the school in 1996. Sue was appointed to the School Board in 2000. She was previously a member and Deputy President of the P&F and President of the Grammarians' Association. Sue runs her own successful secretariat and governance services business, following careers in federal politics and the public service.

    Sue Hart on Mother's Day9 May

    To honour Mother’s Day, we asked Sue Hart (Grant, 1972) to give us her thoughts on what the day means to her. Sue's association with CGGS began in 1971, joining the School in Year 11 and becoming School Vice Captain and Kilburn Swimming Captain in 1972. Her two daughters, Madeleine (2000) and Stephanie (2005) joined the school in 1996. Sue was appointed to the School Board in 2000. She was previously a member and Deputy President of the P&F and President of the Grammarians' Association. Sue runs her own successful secretariat and governance services business, following careers in federal politics and the public service.

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