From the head of Junior School
Yesterday the CGGS community celebrated the culmination of many weeks of inquiry, research and collaboration by our wonderful Year 6 students through the CGGS PYP Exhibition.Read more
On Friday 28 August, 29 Year 12 Yalari students from around Australia met for a celebratory lunch at Duntroon. It was a wonderful occasion and congratulations to Larissa Woosup (Year 12) for being named the inaugural Yalari valedictorian for 2015.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
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
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.
Download ANU Extension PDF (192KB)
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 Association of Parents and Friends of ACT Schools (APFACTS) is the voice of non-government school parents (Catholic and Independent) in the ACT. For more information, visit our website at www.apfacts.org.au or find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Apfacts
Learning Potential App
The Association of Parents and Friends of ACT Schools (APFACTS) welcomes the announcement by Federal Minister for Education, Christopher Pyne, that his government has developed a new mobile app to support the engagement of parents with their children’s education. There are simple things you can do to support your child’s education. It doesn’t take much to make a big difference! Research has identified five ways that you can make a big difference to your child’s learning:
- set positive expectations
- have regular conversations
- support good study habits
- encourage reading
- build a partnership with your child’s teachers
The new Learning Potential App is full of tips and ideas on how to put these ideas into practice, with specific suggestions depending on whether your child is under five, in primary school, or in high school. http://learningpotential.gov.au/
APFACTS Annual General Meeting
Notice is hereby given that the 2014-2015 Annual General Meeting of the Association of Parents and Friends of ACT Schools Inc (APFACTS) will be held at the main meeting room, Weston Community Hub, corner Grittins Street and Minns Place, Weston, ACT 2611, on Wednesday, 16 September 2015, at 6.30 pm.
We are interested in hearing from parents on issues that are important to you, contact:
On Monday 12 October 2015, ACTION will be implementing a new timetable for the weekday bus network. This includes some timing changes to the ACTION schools network.
There have been changes to your dedicated school service/s. We encourage you to view this information now on the ACTION Website.
Many regular route services have also changed and students using these services will be also affected. This new timetable information will be available on the ACTION website from Monday 7 September.
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.