Co-curricular update

Dance Company update

The CGGS Dance Company is thriving with over 110 students enrolled this year! From Prep students learning the fundamentals of Ballet, to our troupe of Year 7 to 9 students exploring the nuance of contemporary dance technique and expression, there's plenty to enjoy.

Dance is a unique form that uses the body as an instrument to celebrate human experience, and a practical pursuit that incorporates artistry, exercise and mindfulness. This year, many students are taking the opportunity to incorporate dance into their day and connect to the CGGS community.

Winter Concert

Next month is our annual Winter Concert, an evening of live performance that showcases each Dance Company class and student choreographed work from the Dance elective in Years 10 to 12. Our dancers look forward to welcoming a live audience of family and friends to the Senior School Hall. Family and friends of the CGGS community are welcome to attend by booking tickets using the link below.

Date: Thursday, 9 June 2022

Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Book tickets here.

Congratulations to the following students who auditioned and have been selected to feature in the Winter Concert as soloists: Lexi Lyons (Y7), Bella Lennon (Y8), Demi Katheklakis (Y9) and Siena Russell (Y12).

The Senior Dance class are working on solos to present at the Winter Concert, and are excited to perform two musical theater group numbers to Voulez-vous (Mamma Mia) and You Don’t Even Know It (Everybody’s Talking About Jamie).

We spoke with several students recently about what they are enjoying most in Dance Company this year:

Emily Fletcher (Prep) when asked what she is most excited for leading up to the Winter Concert - “My costume because it’s going to be so awesome.”

Olive Robinson (Prep) “My favourite move in Ballet is swaying side-to-side.”

Isabella Campbell (Year 4) “I like Jazz because it’s upbeat and I feel like it’s my style and matches my personality, and I’ve made more friends in other year groups.”

Jessica Murphy (Y4) “I like my Jazz class because it’s upbeat and Miss Brielle helps me understand how to do my best.”

Siya Lyu (Y4) “I’m most excited about the concert and the costumes. I like contemporary more because my teachers are great and I enjoy floor work. Contemporary is a freer style, and you can express yourself.”

Hollie Teer (Y12, Dance Captain) “Everyone coming together after another lockdown and being able to perform again. It’s wonderful to have both campuses coming together and the chance to perform in front of a live audience. Dance is a way to connect with people, movement and music, it’s a way to be able to express what you’re feeling and everything that we’ve lived through, and be present in your own world.”

Sarah Diplock (Y11, Dance Vice-captain) “The Winter Concert is a fun opportunity to perform, and we get to share the stage with our friends.”

New class

In Semester 2, students in Years 6 to 10 can enroll in Hip Hop on Tuesdays from 3:30pm to 4:30pm. This will be taught by Brielle Papa (2019 Graduate & Dance Captain). Please email to enroll. This class will begin in Week 1 of Term 3.

Ms Maree Cronin
Dance Teacher

Sport update

It has been a busy start to Term 2, with the return of School Sport ACT events, including Swimming and Tennis. It was wonderful to see CGGS represented in these events. Our students performed exceptionally, many achieving personal bests and setting new ACT records. A special mention to Georgia Leonard-Hiew (Y3) who broke the ACT U9 50m freestyle record, and Lucy Piva (Y11) who broke the ACT U18 100m breaststroke. Both records had been held since 2009. The following students placed at the ACT School Sport Swimming Championships:

Claire Bridley (Y8)

Frankie Bush (Y10)

Chloe Douglas-Byrne (Y10)

Georgia Leonard-Hiew (Y3)

Jocelyn Loh (Y4)

Alyse O'Brien (Y8)

Lucy Piva (Y11)

Georgia Robinson (Y6)

Katelyn Wall (Y7)

JS swim team


The School Sport ACT Tennis competition was held last week at Lyneham. With over 60 competitors representing schools from around the ACT, CGGS students represented the school with pride. Congratulations to Annabel Snow (Y11), Jessica Huynh (Y9), Sienna Ruberto (Y11) and Lexi Ruta (Y7) for your efforts.


Lunch time Sport

Lunchtime sport has resumed at the Senior school. Our Student Leaders are busy conducting Friday social sport for the students to enjoy. Many of the sports on offer bring back wonderful childhood memories, including rob the nest, skipping and hula hoop competition, just to name a few.

Football Star Academy (FSA)

All FSA Coaches have been very happy with the commitment of the players at trainings and matches. Players and teams are improving with each training session and we are seeing the evidence of this on the weekend.

FSA would like to hear from you. If you are able to leave feedback on their Google page, please visit the link here. Otherwise, feel free to get in touch with Head Coach Eric at

FSA also has exciting news to come with information about a US FSA Girls tour in 2023, as well as the start of the FSA Girls Elite Program.

Eric Bonnett

Head Coach & Operations Manager FSA

Agora Reminder

All our Agora Sport pages are regularly updated by our Teachers in Charge of Sport. If you haven’t already downloaded the School App, please do so to access these pages. This will allow you to stay in the loop with the latest news of your child’s sporting commitments.

SSACT Representative Sport has resumed

With the return of school sport, representative selection trials have been confirmed by School Sport ACT. If your child is interested in representing ACT in these sports, you are required to register your child on the links below.

12&U Girls Australian Football - brand new team for 2022

15&U Girls Australian Football

18&U Baseball

18&U Girls Football

16&U Girls Hockey

15&U Netball

12&U Rugby League

12&U Girls Basketball (18&U Girls and Boys info to come shortly)

12&U Girls Touch Football

15&U Girls Touch Football

Ms Tamara Phelps
Head of Sport