Greatness is determined by service

Greatness is determined by service. – Martin Luther King, Jr.

Arguably this year more than ever, it is important that as a community we reaffirm our commitment to honouring the ANZACs – gathering to pause, reflect, and give thanks for the unique spirit and history of Anzac Day, and for those for whom the day belongs. Across the country and here at CGGS, we commemorate Anzac Day, wholeheartedly recognising the importance of remembering those who served for our country.

Service and action are inextricably woven into the fabric of our Junior School and ELC and into the history and values of CGGS. Serving our wider community is an important part of our foundation and brings a greater sense of purpose to us all.

I continually see the greatness through service that lives in each of our boys and girls in the ELC and Junior School. Our students, through their actions and commitment to serving and helping others, are quite remarkable. Be that volunteering to support the less fortunate or taking on challenges to raise awareness and to advocate for change, our students quietly and determinedly serve others in their own distinctive way. None do this for applause, praise, or acclaim, but because they care and they believe it is their responsibility to make a difference.

Our culture of service and action – greatness – is built by all of us and most significantly by the families of our school. We are incredibly fortunate to have many Defence families, both Australian and from international postings, as part of our ELC and Junior School community – students, teachers, parents, aunts, uncles, brothers, and sisters. CGGS is strengthened through our Defence community and families, and to each and every one of them, we say thank you.

Mr Peter McDonald
Head of Junior School and ELC