As part of their career development lessons Year 10 students will take an excursion to the Canberra CareerXpo on Thursday 30 July. Senior students are also strongly encouraged to attend this event.
When: Wednesday 29 July (9.30am to 2.30pm and 4.30pm to 7pm) and Thursday 30 July (9.30am to 2.30pm)
Where: Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC)
What: Over 80 local and national exhibitors, including universities, colleges, training providers and career placement organisations providing a wide range of information sources.
Try’a Trade demonstrations, Small Business and Entrepreneurs Hub, career counselling, workshops, guest presenters and seminars.
PLANNING FUTURE PATHWAYS EXPO
Run in conjunction with the CareersXpo, the Planning Future Pathways Expo provides students with disabilities, their families, carers and teachers with appropriate and timely information on issues related to post school life, future planning and disability services. The Planning Future Pathways Expo runs on Wednesday 29 July from 9.30am to 2.30pm and 4.30pm to 7pm.
Who: Students, parents, community members, teachers, carers, and anyone looking for career and future pathways information
For more information go to the website http://www.canberracareersmarket.com.au/
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There will be an information evening on Wednesday 5 August for all girls and their parents who are interested in joining the rowing program at CGGS this coming season.
Positions are available to girls in all years from 7 to 11 for this coming season. It will be held at the Elizabeth McKay Aquatic Centre – ‘The Boat Shed’ commencing at 6pm. The Shed is located on Alexandrina Drive on the eastern side of YarralumlaBay, Yarralumla. Details of the program will be outlined including, training times, competitions, commitment, costs and how parents can become involved. There is no requirement for current rowers to attend.
If anyone is unable to attend the evening or has any questions, the Head of Rowing can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Head of Rowing
The ANU is involved in organising the ConocoPhillips Science Experience of 2015.
The ConocoPhillips Science Experience is a program aimed at Year 9 and 10 students to have an opportunity to ‘taste’ science at its best, in a hands on format. This program seeks to develop and maintain an interest and increase the desire for the love of science in young students in the hope that they will continue on to participate in the field of science as they further their education.
This year our program runs between the 23 and 25 September some of the activities we will have are:
- Questacon providing a hands-on demonstration of excited particles
- ACT ConocoPhillips Science Experience Public Lecture for 2015 (We have yet to confirm the speaker, so if you have any suggestions, feel free to let me know)
- ANU department of Quantum Science and Physics Education centre presenting a 3 hour hands on workshop
- Geoscience Australia Rock mapping activity, Tsunami early warning centre and their famous 3D theatre
- Engineers without borders presenting their Prosthetic leg and floating houses (to be confirmed – they will be involved but their presentation might be different)
- Liquid nitrogen ice-cream activity.
Please encourage interested students to attend this year’s Science Experience. It is a very worthwhile cause for the continued development and fostering of the Science faculties in Australia.
If you have any questions, please feel free to ring me directly on 61252892 or email me at Penelope.email@example.com
Office Administrator, Centre for Continuing Education
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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 Entertainment Book Fundraiser is on again! By purchasing an Entertainment Book, which is packed with hundreds of 50 percent off and 2-for-1 offers for the best local restaurants, cafes, attractions, hotel accommodation, travel and much more, you can be contributing a charity, with 20 percent of book proceeds going towards Anglicare.
The Entertainment Book is now available as a Digital Membership for your Apple or Android device. So why not be entertained for a great cause.
You can order your book on The Entertainment Book website, just click here.
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 email@example.com by COB Wednesday.
To submit news on CGGS Grammarians for consideration in the Weekly Update, please email Laura Hannan on firstname.lastname@example.org by COB Wednesday