SCIENCE WEEK - DRONES, DROIDS AND ROBOTS…AND MARSHMALLOWS!
The Science and Technology Faculty has had a jam packed week 5 in celebration of National Science Week. Within the classroom, a number of junior science classes have been exploring the national theme of ‘Drones, Droids and Robots’ as they have taken on the task of designing and creating their own robots.Read more
YEAR 3 VISIT FROM A BIOLOGIST19 August
After our wonderful visit to the National Botanic Gardens, last week Year 3 were very fortunate to have scientist and parent Richard Watts (Matilda’s dad) come to Canberra Girls Grammar School to run some activities linked to our current unit ‘Sharing the Planet’.Read more
CHORAL MUSIC FILLS THE AIR19 August
On Sunday, 14 August, an appreciative audience enjoyed an afternoon of fine Choral Music. It was a great celebration of our Canberra Girls Grammar School choirs. The concert was wide-ranging in terms of repertoire, while the nature of groups performing was diverse in terms of choir size, age of the participants and styles of singing.Read more
HOCKEY PLAYERS DO CGGS PROUD19 August
On Monday, 8 August, CGGS participated in the annual interschool ASC hockey competition. Many girls participated on the day and CGGS entered a team in every age division. The majority of students were required to play up an age division due to a clash with senior assessments. Thank you to those seniors who came out to the games after assessments to support their team.Read more
“I didn’t realise the government was so important in a city.” “To be happy, people need so many things in the city.”Read more
90TH ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT19 August
Join us at Canberra Girls Grammar School's 90th Anniversary Gala Concert on Saturday 17 September 2016 at 6pm. This spectacular evening will showcase talent from across the Music, Drama and Dance departments’ along with special performances from our Grammarians.Read more
On Monday, 15 August, the Year 12 Career Development lesson was visited by Grammarians Alix Biggs (2012) and Bec Richards (2015).Read more
EVEN A FALL COULDN’T STOP THEM19 August
Seventeen brave Canberra Girls Grammar School students took up the challenge to run City2Surf 2016. Some were tackling the fourteen kilometres for the first time, while others returned with the knowledge of both the joy and the exhaustion that comes from pushing through every last step to sunny Bondi.Read more
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS19 August
Congratulations to Year 7 students Thea Armstrong, Hayley Macdonald, Elise Finney and Lara Essex who all represented the ACT in the PSSA 12 Years Basketball team last week. The girls finished fourth which is the best result the ACT has ever had in this event. They had very exciting wins over New South Wales, Western Australia and Northern Territory.Read more
Canberra Girls Grammar School is running Parent Information Sessions on Wednesday, 14 September and Monday, 19 September 2016.
Topics to be discussed are:
- The difference between a major and a minor
- What it means to be studying a tertiary/ accredited package
- What an enrolment should look like at the beginning of Year 11/12
- The role of AST
- How an ATAR is calculated and what it ultimately means
Link for flyer with full information.
This newsletter is proudly provided on behalf of the CGGS P&F Association.
School Traffic Safety Survey
Following the successful results from our School bus service survey, APFACTS has now started to investigate School Traffic Safety.
APFACTS is working with ACT P&C to compile data that that identifies common issues around school traffic safety.
This survey covers issues such as driver behaviour, pedestrian crossings around schools, pick up & drop off zones and asks parents to note issues that may be specific to your school.
Parents 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 across the ACT.
Access the School Traffic Survey here.
Could we please ask that you complete this survey so APFACTS can ascertain the areas of greatest concern?
If you have a particular interest in traffic safety issues around your school please feel free to contact our Executive Officer via the email listed below.
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.