Student News - Term1 Week 5 2023

We were honoured to represent the CGGS Defence community at the Last Post Ceremony on 28 February, commemorating HMAS Perth (I) and the service of Chief Engine Room Artificer John James Madge. The ceremony was held at the Australian War Memorial, and Emma (Y3) and Jessica (Y5) laid a wreath at the service.

Congratulations to the following students who recently achieved certification on piano:

  • Olivier (Y10) - Grade 8 Piano Comprehensive (outstanding achievement A+)
  • Harriet (Y12) - Grade 8 Piano Comprehensive
  • Izzie (Y12) - Grade 8 Repertoire
  • Sophia (Y12) - Certificate of Music
  • Isabelle (Y10) - Certificate of Music
  • Ziqi (Y9) - Certificate of Music

On Tuesday, 1 March Aalya (Y4), Georgia (Y4), Memphis (Y5), Jocelyn (Y5), Emily (Y6) and Madison (Y6) attended the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA) Swimming Carnival at the Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. The girls had an incredible experience, independently navigating their way through their busy racing schedules, with many staying away from their families for the first time. CGGS came home with a total of 13 ribbons. A special shout out to Georgia (Y4) who finished in the top two in several of her races.

Olivia and Pinipa (Y7) competed at the Athletics ACT U14-18 State Championships recently. Olivia finished in first place (ACT State Champion) in the U14 Womens 800m and 1500m with National qualifying times. Olivia will now travel to Brisbane in the April school holidays to compete in the National tournament. Pinipa placed third in the U14 Womens 400m and 800m and fifth in the U14 Womens 1500m.

Claudia (Y8) represented the ACT at the Oztag NSW State Cup recently. The team won three of their six games.

Recently our Year 4 students have been finding inspiration from our Poet in Residence and Australian children's author, Harry Liang. As part of their smART Girl Signature Program, the students have been writing poetry and demonstrating language devices such as rhyme, alliteration and onomatopoeia, as well as humour and word choice to engage the interest of an audience. Harry prides himself on his ability to get kids writing, and has inspired our students to put on their creative hats and compose some fun short poems.

Recently our Year 7 students attended their Friendship Camp. Students enjoyed three days of camping, surfing, swimming, beach walking, tie dying and kayaking in the beautiful Killalea State Park. Our staff were very impressed with the campers ability to adapt to the conditions, willingness to try new activities and how they were able to come together as a cohort and develop strong, lasting relationships.

Students laying a wreath at the Last Post Ceremony on 28 February, CGGS piano students, students at the IPSHA Swimming Carnival, Claudia (Y8) at the Oztag NSW State Cup, Harry Liang, Year 7 Camp