FATHER, DAUGHTER & SON BREAKFAST RECAP
On Thursday, 4 August, the Safe Schools Committee hosted the annual Father Daughter Son Breakfast in the Senior School Hall. Over 450 fathers, male guardians and students attended, taking time out from a busy day to share breakfast and make connections with other families.Read more
On Monday, 1 August, two teams of Year 12 Chemistry students went to the Research School of Chemistry at the Australian National University to compete against teams from schools around the ACT in the Titration Stakes.Read more
Our Junior School students have had another successful Championships, with a number being invited to participate in the Nationals based upon their results at this event. Congratulations to all of our students who participated to the best of their ability, showing wonderful determination, grit and sportsmanship.Read more
YEAR 11 BUSINESS DUBBO EXCURSION12 August
On Monday, 8 August, Year 11 Business students took a two day trip to Dubbo, NSW. We spent the first few hours exploring the town and the old Dubbo Gaol before attending a presentation about the marketing strategies used in Dubbo at the visitors information centre.Read more
As part of the ACT Government’s commemorative activities during the Centenary of World War I (2014-2018), all ACT students in Years 9 and 10 are invited to enter the ACT Chief Minister’s ANZAC Spirit Prize 2017 competition. Students who competed in previous competitions are eligible to re-apply unless they were previous winners.Read more
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS12 August
Harpist Sophia Lee (Year 8) showcased her talent (and the wonderful music program at CGGS) as an invited guest at the Peter Blackshaw Midwinter Awards Night on Saturday, 30 July where she entertained guests during the pre-dinner segment of the evening at Hotel Realm.Read more
GRAMMARIANS’ NEWS12 August
On Friday August 5, Year 9 Commerce students took part in an enterprising women forum. Four young women from the CGGS community, Gemma Butler (2012); Bonnie Johnson; Kate Hanns and Erica Stephens (2001), told us their story since leaving school. They gave very interesting and information speeches, which will assist us in our upcoming assessment task.Read more
This newsletter is proudly provided on behalf of the CGGS P&F Association.
School Traffic Safety Survey
APFACTS school traffic safety survey is now live!
APFACTS is working with ACT P&C to compile data that that identifies common issues around school traffic safety. Individual schools that report occasional incidents don’t always create a strong case for action.
Collectively, as parents, we witness these safety problems in and around school carparks regularly. These survey results will show which matters warrant solutions and actions for all of our school communities. Please follow the link below:
The link will also be available on our Facebook page.
ANU Extension is an academic program that is designed to provide an enhanced learning experience for Year 11 and 12 students.
The program is open to all domestic students that will have a concurrent full-time enrolment in year 11 or 12 at an Australian secondary school in 2017.
Successful completion of their studies in ANU Extension may lead to an early offer for entry to ANU that will allow them to articulate into an ANU bachelor degree program and receive credit towards this bachelor degree.
ANU Extension programs contribute to the Senior Secondary Certificate and toward the calculation of their ATAR.
It is anticipated that in 2017 advanced courses will be offered in
Chemistry, Physics, Biodiversity, Japanese, Indonesian, Chinese, Astrophysics, Specialist Mathematics, Engineering and Advanced Music.
An Information Evening will be held on Tuesday, 6 September 2016. View the flyer here for more information.
All interested prospective students and their parents and friends are invited to attend.
Australians love sport – it is woven into our folklore, social fabric and weekend routines. But what does this obsession say about us as a nation? Has sport really been a vehicle for social change? Why do we idolise sporting stars?
ABC Radio National Big Ideas presenter Paul Barclay hosts a discussion about sport and how it has shaped Australian culture and identity with guests:
- Olympic swimmer Christian Sprenger
- Matildas soccer player Sally Shipard
- Author John Harms
- Australian Rugby League Commission member Dr Chris Sarra
- And CGGS’ very own Junior School PSPE Teacher, Wallaroo rugby player Louise Burrows
For more information about this event and to book a ticket, visit the National Museum of Australia’s website.
The Third BIG Book Fair will be held over three days at the Club premises, 12 Corinna Street Woden on:
- Friday, 12 August from 11.00am to 6.00pm
- Saturday, 13 August from 10.00am to 4.00pm
- Sunday, 14 August from 10.00am to 4.00pm
The Club will be filled with a huge range of quality books, including collectables, children's books, fiction and non-fiction, as well as magazines, games, vinyl records and DVDs – all for sale at very reasonable prices.
For browsers who wish to linger, the Coffee Shop will be open for morning or afternoon tea.
On Sunday, 14 August there will be a 'Happy Hour' from 2.00pm to 4.00pm, when anything left will be at rock bottom prices.
Entry is by gold coin donation. There is parking at the Club. For further information linkhere.