One of the great joys of a school like ours is the well-established and significant House system. If you have ever been to a CGGS event you will have noticed the immense pride our students take in their Houses. Our students love being part of a positive and supportive group and all that it entails; from the house chants and coloured ribbons to the themed outfits, face paint and mascots. And then we have House Music…a legendary event indeed.
Our Houses provide students with a family within the larger Senior School community, a ‘sisterhood’ that provides a lifelong connection that grows stronger over time. When two or more Grammarians meet one of the first questions they ask each other is, “Which House were you in?” and the competitive spirit remains alive as we either commiserate with them for not being in our House or rejoice that we share the same House. It is a solid foundation for connection for our students and the roles of House Captain in Year 12 are hotly contested each year with many girls hoping to represent the spirit and energy of their House; the best House, of course.
Last week, I had the great pleasure of visiting the Junior School to share in the announcement of Senior School Houses to the Junior School students. It was such a fun afternoon and the Year 6 girls were excited to learn about this next step in their CGGS journey. Year 10 students from each House accompanied the Heads of Houses to hand out House badges and spend some time with their newest ‘sisters’. We are looking forward to welcoming the Year 6 girls to the Senior School campus throughout the remainder of the year to familiarise them with the school and their House. Let the House spirit begin!
Ms Julie Jorritsma
Deputy Principal (Head of Senior School)