Student Achievements

Posted 17 November 2021 9:39am

Congratulations to 2021 Dance Captain Anna Hosking (Y12), who has been accepted into the New Zealand School of Dance to study a Diploma in Dance (Level 6) as a Contemporary Major. In July this year, Anna starred in ‘Unveiled’, a Canberra-based dance piece, playing the role of Giselle as the principal dancer. She also successfully competed in competitions around Canberra and Sydney.

Well done to Izzy Nicolson (Y8) who won a major prize for her entry in the ACT LitLinks creative writing competition. LitLinks is an annual competition run by the ACT Association for the Teaching of English, attracting hundreds of entries from schools across Canberra. Izzy’s entry, “The Metaphor”, won the Judges’ Choice award for Years 7 and 8. You can read her fantastic story, along with the judges’ comments by clicking here. Additionally, a number of CGGS students won achievement awards for their entries: Demi Yu (Year 7), Jaya Pitchford (Year 8), Mishthi Ahuja, Annica Barber, Himara Jayasekera-Peris (Year 10) and Emily Rae-Brinsden (Year 11). Great job to all students who contributed their work to LitLinks. We hope to see even more entries from CGGS next year!

Congratulations to Grammarian Grace Kemp (2019) who was recently awarded the Louise Ferris medal, presented to the best and fairest player in the ACT Women’s competition. The Louise Ferris medal follows Grace’s selection in the Brumbies Super W squad, and the Australian Wallaroos.

Our annual Art & Design exhibition, which showcases artwork produced by Art, Graphic and Photography students from Year 7 to 12, was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19 this year. However, our students work is still being proudly displayed in the Waterman Centre. Some of the concepts explored by our talented Art & Design students this year include a chess game that depicts a battle between our older and younger selves, art that highlights animal cruelty, and photography that inspires self-reflection. With guidance from our skilled teaching staff and access to our unique facilities, CGGS Art & Design students are provided with a place to explore their imagination and develop alternative ways to communicate. You can see some of the fabulous work by our students in the gallery below.

Congratulations to Phoebe Budd and Sophie Martin (Y11) who have accepted offers for the University of Canberra’s (UC) Fast Forward program. The Fast Forward program accepts applications from Year 11 students enrolled in schools in the ACT, with the successful applicants receiving an early offer into their nominated UC course. The program gives the successful applicants an opportunity to participate in a range of activities during their final school year, in order to prepare them for university life. Only 25 applicants are accepted each year, making this a significant achievement for the girls and CGGS. Well done, Phoebe and Sophie!


Top: Anna Hosking performing in a CGGS production.

Bottom: Anna Hosking in action, artwork produced by CGGS students for the Art & Design exhibition.

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