Co-curricular update

Posted 2 December 2021 9:23am

In the face of many unforeseen challenges and devastating cancellations, our CGGS sports community proved stronger than ever in 2021. Whilst many teams still yielded impressive results the most significant achievement of our athletes was their continued dedication and resilience. Across a variety of sports such as soccer, touch football, rowing, and basketball our athletes have worked extremely hard, putting in countless hours of training even when faced with the uncertainty of racing and competing.

A massive thank you to all the coaches, staff and volunteers who contributed to the many successes of the past year, we are extremely grateful for everything you do.

As we look to 2022, our CGGS rowers, netballers, swimmers, runners and many other sportswomen are undoubtedly preparing for another exciting year of results and personal bests. With the support of staff and coaches, we are excited to see what next year has in stall for our athletes. Congratulations to everyone on their hard work this year, and good luck to those continuing to train in the coming months.

Ms Caroline Pijpers

Head of Rowing

Summer Netball 2021

CGGS participated strongly in the Summer Netball season this term. Across the past seven weeks, four CGGS teams from Years 6 to 10 have been enjoying the social form of the game, whilst rebuilding court fitness, making friendships and encouraging new players. CGGS teams have been spirited and supportive with lots of laughs on and off the court. Summer Netball continues across the next two Tuesdays with the last round game at SCNA on 14 December. 

Also congratulations to Sophie Martin (Y11) and Lucy Galland (Y10) who took on new leadership roles in 2022 as Netball Captain and Vice. We wish them well for next year. 

A big thank you to the support crews:

  • Coaches: Lauren Miller, Clare Kelly, SCNA President and CGGS parent Lucinda Barry.
  • Umpires: Sophie Martin (Y11), Kerryn Atterbury, Issy Worswick (Y9), SCNA umpire mentor and CGGS parent Bronwyn Worswick.
  • Parent scorers: Jane Hincksman and Alex Galland.
  • Abbie Worswick (Y12) has also been working in the SCNA office during the Summer season.

Ms Jenny Hall

Head of HPE and TIC Netball

Debating and Public Speaking wrapped up with two events in the last week of the academic year. On Monday the community enjoyed the annual Debating and Public Speaking Dinner and Awards. The 2021 DPS Captain Jaimie Noonan was farewelled and thanked for her outstanding leadership of and service to the DPS community. The 2022 Captain, Bella Mun, and Vice-Captain, Serina Guo were welcomed at the dinner. In her departing speech, Jaimie thanked all teachers involved in supporting DPS, as well as parents, whose support for their daughter’s engagement in DPS is so essential and appreciated.

Mr Patrick Marman

TIC Debating and Public Speaking