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  1. Our teaching staff regularly have the opportunity to act as mentors pre-service teachers. It is an excellent form of reciprocated reflection, for both parties.

In the Senior School, we are fortunate enough to currently have two Grammarians come back as pre-service teachers.

    Grammarians return to the classroom4 June

    Our teaching staff regularly have the opportunity to act as mentors pre-service teachers. It is an excellent form of reciprocated reflection, for both parties. In the Senior School, we are fortunate enough to currently have two Grammarians come back as pre-service teachers.

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  2. Last year we introduced a new tradition, based on an old custom, by providing each student and member of staff with a currant bun on Founders’ Day.

    A Grammarian's recipe for Founders' Day8 May

    Last year we introduced a new tradition, based on an old custom, by providing each student and member of staff with a currant bun on Founders’ Day.

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  3. Our history is instructive when predicting the future of Canberra Girls Grammar School – PART 2

Miss Una Mitchell was Headmistress of Canberra Girls Grammar School (CCEGGS) from 1937-1947.

    From the Principal - What would Miss Mitchell do?8 May

    Our history is instructive when predicting the future of Canberra Girls Grammar School – PART 2 Miss Una Mitchell was Headmistress of Canberra Girls Grammar School (CCEGGS) from 1937-1947.

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  4. Today, on Founders’ Day, we remember and celebrate the Community of Sisters of the Church who founded our School 94 years ago. It is a day to reflect upon our shared values that have developed from the strength and commitment of our founders and how they worked together with the community to build a place of education and faith.

    Memories from Founders’ Days past8 May

    Today, on Founders’ Day, we remember and celebrate the Community of Sisters of the Church who founded our School 94 years ago. It is a day to reflect upon our shared values that have developed from the strength and commitment of our founders and how they worked together with the community to build a place of education and faith.

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  5. Less than a week before Christmas, alpine skier Isabella ‘Izzy’ Davis (Year 12) received the call to say she had been selected to represent Australia at the Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. With only a few weeks to spare, Izzy trained in the USA before arriving in Europe, where she was joined by her mother, Annabelle (Shanahan, 1983), and Grandfather – ready to cheer her on.

    Student Achievements14 February

    Less than a week before Christmas, alpine skier Isabella ‘Izzy’ Davis (Year 12) received the call to say she had been selected to represent Australia at the Youth Olympic Games in Lausanne, Switzerland. With only a few weeks to spare, Izzy trained in the USA before arriving in Europe, where she was joined by her mother, Annabelle (Shanahan, 1983), and Grandfather – ready to cheer her on.

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  6. 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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  7. Leonie Speck moved to Canberra with her parents midway through Year 9 with a vision of eventually returning to her homeland of Germany to become a policewoman. For her, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) made perfect sense – it would provide her with a globally recognised qualification and allow her to study subjects that would help develop her knowledge and skills in her chosen field.

    An IB graduate – Leonie Speck21 June

    Leonie Speck moved to Canberra with her parents midway through Year 9 with a vision of eventually returning to her homeland of Germany to become a policewoman. For her, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) made perfect sense – it would provide her with a globally recognised qualification and allow her to study subjects that would help develop her knowledge and skills in her chosen field.

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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. Congratulations to Grammarian Kate Hitchcock (2014) who has just landed an internship in the office of Californian Democratic Congressman Mark DeSaulnier on Washington DC’s Capitol Hill in 2018.

    Grammarians’ News16 November

    Congratulations to Grammarian Kate Hitchcock (2014) who has just landed an internship in the office of Californian Democratic Congressman Mark DeSaulnier on Washington DC’s Capitol Hill in 2018.

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  12. The year 12 cohort of 2016 were farewelled at their Graduation Dinner at Parliament House last night, a special occasion for the students and their families.

There to officially welcome the girls to the wonderful world of Canberra Girls Grammar School’s Alumni was our very own Grammarian, Dr. Penny King (1987).

    GRAMMARIANS’ NEWS2 December

    The year 12 cohort of 2016 were farewelled at their Graduation Dinner at Parliament House last night, a special occasion for the students and their families. There to officially welcome the girls to the wonderful world of Canberra Girls Grammar School’s Alumni was our very own Grammarian, Dr. Penny King (1987).

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  13. In Term 1, 2017 the Music Department are extending an invitation to the CGGS community to take part in a performance of Dan Forrest’s - Requiem for the Living.  We are inviting parents, caregivers, Grammarians, Staff and community members to join the community choir or orchestra for this wonderful performance.

    2017 COMMUNITY CHOIR & ORCHESTRA OPPORTUNITY2 December

    In Term 1, 2017 the Music Department are extending an invitation to the CGGS community to take part in a performance of Dan Forrest’s - Requiem for the Living. We are inviting parents, caregivers, Grammarians, Staff and community members to join the community choir or orchestra for this wonderful performance.

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  14. This week we are changing up the Grammarians’ News slightly.

Above is a photo that appeared in The Canberra Times of Canberra Girls Grammar School students ready to embark on a school trip to China in 1981. Can you help us identify these students?

    GRAMMARIANS’ NEWS25 November

    This week we are changing up the Grammarians’ News slightly. Above is a photo that appeared in The Canberra Times of Canberra Girls Grammar School students ready to embark on a school trip to China in 1981. Can you help us identify these students?

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  15. Over the weekend of 11–13 November the class of 1986 had their thirty year reunion, their second for the year as not all members of the cohort were able to attend the first reunion over the founders’ Day Weekend in May.

Many celebrations were had over the 3 days at various venues around Canberra including the National Press Club in Barton and Little Brooklyn in Kingston as well as a Heritage Walk and morning tea at Canberra Girls Grammar School on the Sunday.

    GRAMMARIANS’ NEWS18 November

    Over the weekend of 11–13 November the class of 1986 had their thirty year reunion, their second for the year as not all members of the cohort were able to attend the first reunion over the founders’ Day Weekend in May. Many celebrations were had over the 3 days at various venues around Canberra including the National Press Club in Barton and Little Brooklyn in Kingston as well as a Heritage Walk and morning tea at Canberra Girls Grammar School on the Sunday.

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