As our students return to sport and activities this week, we encourage awareness around the importance of easing back into things. What should we be keeping in mind when getting back into sport?
Warm-up and cool down: proper stretching before and after physical activity.
Pace yourself and your goals: set small, achievable goals and build up to each session physically and mentally.
Listen to your body: look out for physical or mental fatigue, your body will respond differently each day. Know that it is ok to experience peaks and valleys in getting back to a certain level of activity.
Most importantly, please take care of yourself and each other, and remember it’s ok to take a day off sometimes!
Our CGGS Debating and Public Speaking teams have performed with great professionalism towards the end of the NGS National Virtual Debating Competition. Our Year 7 and 8 team has reached the quarter-finals, our Year 11 team lost a nail biter in their semi-final, the Year 12 team narrowly missed out in their quarter-final and our Year 9 and Year 6 teams were unfortunate not to move past the round of 16.
With the cancellation of the School Sport Australia Championships for 2020 and 2021, School Sport ACT (SSACT) has awarded certificates to acknowledge CGGS students who have represented the School in three or more sports, either at School Sport ACT or State Organisation (SSO) events in 2021. We congratulate Alyse O’Brien (Y7), Emily Doikos (Y4), Grace Maclay (Y5), Zara Eagles (Y3), Bella Barry (Y5), Madison Augur (Y4), Claudia Ryall (Y6), Isabel Cairns (Y5), Talei Alchin (Y6), Ivy Fagan (Y5), Isabella Collins (Y6), Marley Cannell (Y6), Willow Barry (Y4) and Annie Bush (Y6).
CGGS Rowing has developed many students into strong-minded, resilient and committed individuals over the years. We welcomed our first ever Year 5 and 6 cohort on Monday afternoon, as they descended on the Yhuuramulum Rowing Sheds for their introduction to the sport. It was great seeing the students have so much fun learning to row, and boy what a talented bunch these girls will be! We look forward to watching their progress and hearing about their rowing journey over the 2021 summer season. Thanks to our Rowing Director Miss Caroline Pijpers and the CGGS coaching team for getting this project off the ground post-lockdown.
Dr Renae Domaschenz
Sports and Activities Manager