Student News - Term 3 Week 7

Alice (Y6) won her semi-final in the ACT Rostrum competition. Her speech “Dig Deeper” told the true story of an Afghan refugee and his courageous efforts to escape Taliban forces. Year 6 ambassadors Aurora, Alex and Felicity also chaired the evening proceedings with flair.

A huge congratulations to Mila (Y4) who recently received an Order of Australia medal. Mila and her friend and ‘business’ partner, Zara, were recognised for their efforts in raising over $14,000 for brain cancer research through the sale of jewellery the girls made themselves.

Several students competed in the School Sport Australia (SSA) Swimming Championships recently. Chloe (Y11) won gold in the 16 years 50m and 100m freestyle, the 16 years 50m butterfly and the 15–16 years 200m freestyle. She also placed in another eight events at the championship. Lucy (Y12) made the finals for breaststroke and was also selected as one of the team captains and a flag bearer. Georgia (Y4), Jocelyn (Y5) and Madison (Y6) competed in finals for several events, and Madison was selected as a team captain and a flag bearer.

The Year 11 Biology class travelled to Tathra recently to undertake an ecology survey of the rock platform at Shelley Beach, investigating organisms (including starfish, sea snails, periwinkles, limpets and fish) in the intertidal zone using a transect.

Senior School students found success at the Independent Girls' Schools Association (IGSA) Athletics Carnival recently. Charlotte (Y9) won gold in the U15 800m, Lotte (Y11) made the finals of the U17 100m and Annie (Y9) made the finals of the U15 Long Jump.

Congratulations to the Junior School students who placed in their events at the recent Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA) Athletics Carnival.

Recognising all the hard work she does for the South Canberra Netball Association (SCNA) outside of her playing commitments, Izzy (Y11) was awarded the Young Volunteer of the Year award by SCNA.

The Years 11–12 Design and Technology students participated in a Lids4Kids workshop recently. Lids4Kids is a charity that collects and recycles plastics into useable and reusable products. Materials expert and CEO of Lids4Kids, Emma Holliday (CGGS Alumni, Class of 2000) discussed the properties and qualities of plastics for students to learn its potential and trial its extensive uses in an exclusive Design workshop.

Seven Junior School teams participated in the Sue Geh Cup basketball tournament recently. Two teams finished in second place, and will now progress to the tournament finals.

At the recent ASC Basketball Carnival, our Years 7–8 team finished second, our Years 9–10 finished third and our Years 11–12 finished sixth.

The Years 9–10 Football team played in the finals of the ACT Football Gala Day recently, finishing fourth.

Students from the Senior School recently represented School Sport ACT (SSACT) at the Australian Schools Cross Country Championships, which were held in Canberra.

Well done to our Year 4 students, with almost half the cohort advancing to the State/Territory Finals of the Prime Minister’s Spelling Bee.

Students at the ACT Rostrum semi-finals, Chloe (Y11) with her four gold medals from the SSA Swimming Championships, Junior School students at the SSA Swimming Championships, Year 11 Biology class in Tathra, students at the IGSA Athletics Carnival, students with their ribbons at the IPSHA Athletics Carnival, Izzy receiving her SCNA Young Volunteer of the Year award, students participating in the Lids4Kids workshop, students participating in the Sue Geh Cup, students at the ASC Basketball Carnival, Years 9–10 Football Gala Day team, students at the Australian Schools Cross Country Championships.