Two victories for CGGS debating
Last week marked the end of the ACTDU Junior Open, Senior Open and Advanced debating competitions with the CGGS debating community having a very exciting and successful conclusion to its participation.Read more
On Tuesday this week, the Environment Club hosted a future-oriented talk about the role of technology in helping the planet.Read more
Last weekend, Year 12 students Ellina Woodgate and Eloise Robertson participated in the National Rotary Model United Nations Assembly.Read more
Last week we had the honour of having the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service CEO, Martin Laverty visit the CGGS Indigenous Focus Group.Read more
The Annual General Meeting for the CGGS Rowing Club will held at the Boat Shed at 6.30pm on Wednesday 9 September.
Nominations for Committee positions will be accepted immediately prior to the AGM or can be emailed to the Head of Rowing, Dafydd Gwynn-Jones firstname.lastname@example.org
Positions available: President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer, Public Officer and Committee Member.
President, CGGS Rowing Club
Link here for Notice of AGM
Link here for 2015 AGM Agenda
Link here for AGM nomination form
Link here for 2014 AGM Minutes
The Book Appeal
Families are invited to donate new books as part of the The Book Appeal, supporting The Children’s Book Council of Australia ACT Branch.
The Book Appeal provides books to over 11 charities and refuges in Canberra and Queanbeyan, supporting the ownership of books for disadvantaged children. It is an opportunity to provide children with a book as a gift for Christmas.
- Only new books will be accepted.
- Damaged or used books will not be accepted.
Examples of acceptable books are:
- Board Books
- Picture Books
- Short stories or Novels
- Information books
Examples of items which are not acceptable:
- Colouring in books
- Old looking, damaged or second hand books including School library books or readers
- Religious themed books e.g. children’s bibles
- DVDs or Electronic games (Xbox, PlayStation)
The Children’s Book Council of Australia ACT Branch
Read APFACTS' latest newsletter here.
The colds and flus have been particularly evident in the last couple of weeks. We have had several girls diagnosed with the flu. Here are some tips you may find beneficial in preventing the spread of Colds and Influenza.
1. Cold and flu season in Australia is May–September. Getting a flu shot is most effective when administered before the flu season starts. However, despite being vaccinated it may not prevent the flu especially if it is a different strain. The good news is that if you have been vaccinated and still acquire the flu the duration and seriousness of the illness tends to be much less.
2. Cold and flu are highly contagious and can spread when infected people cough or sneeze in the workplace/schools. Practise good cough and sneeze etiquette by covering your mouth or nose when coughing or sneezing (preferably with a tissue which is disposed of immediately) and wash your hands afterwards or use your own personal hand sanitiser.
3. Ensure you have a good supply of hygiene products close at hand to help prevent the spread of cold and flu, including tissues, disposable wipes, disinfectant hand gel and dispose of tissues/wipes in the nearest bin.
5. Stay healthy by eating a balanced diet, exercising every day, getting enough rest.
6. Wash your hands regularly throughout the day. Avoid touching your mouth and nose with unclean hands which may harbour cold and flu viruses.
7. Keep surfaces and equipment clean and free of cold and flu germs by wiping them regularly with disinfectant wipes e.g. phone screens, laptops, computer keyboards.
8. Do not share food, particularly if partially eaten by someone else, or share drink bottles.
9. Students are encouraged to ask to go home if they begin to feel sick at school and are advised to stay away until completely recovered and are no longer contagious.
10. Do not send your daughter to school if she is unwell, has a fever or has a productive cough.
UNIVERSITY APPLICATIONS ARE OPEN
University application centres across Australia are now open including UAC (ACT/NSW universities), VTAC (Victoria), SATAC (South Australia), QTAC (Queensland) and TISC (WA). On- time applications close September 30.
Students applying for UAC’s Educational Access Scheme (special consideration for those students who have suffered long term disruption to their schooling) can download forms from the UAC site or see the careers advisor.
Equity scholarship applications for financially disadvantaged students are available online as part of the UAC application.
UAC guides are available to all Year 12 students. These guides contain important information about the application process, entry requirements and course details. Copies are available from the Careers Resource Room. Limited numbers of the VTAC guide are available for consultation in the Resource Room.
A visit to the university is essential to give you a feel for the campus. Interstate universities will make you feel welcome at any time if you pre-arrange a visit. Another excellent way to experience what a university has to offer is by attending tertiary open days.
TERTIARY OPEN DAYS
Most tertiary institutions have open days in the lead up to the closing date for tertiary admissions. Canberra’s five main tertiary education providers – the Australian National University, University of Canberra, Australian Catholic University, Canberra Institute of Technology and the Australian Defence Force Academy - will open their doors to prospective students on Saturday August 29. Students from Years 10 to 12 are encouraged to attend to explore their education options.
Interstate universities sometimes have the same date for Open Day as our local universities (for example, the University of Sydney) so it pays to start looking around early.
Posters advertising University Open Days have been placed on the bulletin board outside the Careers Resource Room and programs for some of the days are available inside. University web pages will also provide detailed information and help with planning.
AVCAT are pleased to announce that Applications for 2016 Scholarships and Bursaries open on 18 August 2015.
The Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) is a national independent charity helping the children and grandchildren of ex-service men and women to a better future through higher education.
Through the help of our generous donors AVCAT administers scholarships to the children of those who have served our country in peace and war in the Australian Army, Navy and Airforce. Scholarship selection is on a need and merit basis.
We are also very excited to announce the AVCAT Commemorative Bursary in recognition of 30 years of service to the veteran community. This special bursary is valued at $15,000 and aims to financially assist an Australian veteran’s child as they pursue their university studies.
All applications are open on 18 August 2015, Vietnam Veterans' Day, and strictly close on 31 October 2015.
For more information about AVCAT, please visit our website and if you have any queries or concerns please feel free to contact us on 02 9213 7999 or email@example.com. Link here for more information.
The AVCAT Team
The P&F are collecting good quality items to sell at the Fete including toys, clean clothing (no school uniforms, underwear or socks), sports equipment, books etc. Please note we cannot sell TVs, computers, electrical goods, furniture, encyclopaedias or reference books, magazines over 3 years old (unless collectables), broken heavy items or any large items, videos or floppy disks.
Please pack and label items into boxes and leave them on the apron of the P&F shed just inside the Senior School gates on Chapel Drive. For valuable items please contact Ross Hicks 0419 684 330 or Rosshix8@gmail.com to arrange a suitable time for collection.
The Combined Grammar Schools' P&F Ball
28 AUGUST, RIBBONS & CRANES BRAIN CANCER AWARENESS DINNER
7pm, Corinna Room, Canberra Southern Cross Club Woden. All funds raised in support of Cure Brain Cancer Foundation and Brain Tumour Alliance Australia. Book your tickets through http://www.trybooking.com/141443. Link here for more information.
To submit community notices or student achievements and photos for consideration in the Weekly Update, please email Monica Masters on firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Wednesday.
To submit news on CGGS Grammarians for consideration in the Weekly Update, please email Laura Hannan on email@example.com by COB Wednesday.