YEAR 12 DEFENCE STUDENTS AT VIETNAM VETERANS’ REMEMBRANCE DAY SERVICE
On Thursday, 18 August, seven Year 12 Defence students attended the Vietnam Veterans’ Remembrance Day Service held at the Australian Vietnam Forces National Memorial on ANZAC Parade. The students assisted the organisers, the ACT and Districts Vietnam Veterans, and acted as wreath attendants at the ceremony. The ceremony commemorated the service and sacrifice made by our service men and women during and after the Vietnam War.Read more
The Canberra Girls Grammar School Junior School community united as one in order to raise much needed funds for Brain Cancer research. The ELC to Year 6 students enthusiastically supported TV personality Carrie Bickmore’s ‘Beanies for Brain Cancer’ fundraiser.Read more
The National Youth Science Forum brings 400 young people to Canberra for a 12-day immersive science experience during the January School holidays. The NYSF program consists of a mix of scientific, formal, personal development, and social activities.Read more
Congratulations to the following Junior School students who, based on their results from the South Weston Athletics Carnival, have been selected in the South Weston team to compete at the ACT PSSA Athletics carnival on Tuesday, 6 September at Woden Park Athletics Field.Read more
ACT FOR PEACE WORKSHOP26 August
Would you support a campaign to improve the lives of refugees in a refugee camp? On Monday, 22 August, Year 11 and 12 Global Studies students work-shopped with the Sydney based non-profit organisation Act for Peace, to create a range of campaign options which they then had to pitch to the marketing team from the organisation.Read more
90TH ANNIVERSARY GALA CONCERT26 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
TERTIARY OPEN DAYS26 August
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 27.Read more
STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS26 August
Students and teachers from Canberra Girls Grammar School along with ADFA Pack Marchers, KPMG and Sydney supporters participated in this year’s City2Surf campaign. The Podmore Foundation assists some of our students financially scholarships, but more importantly provides guardians, mentors and tutors to assist the girls to reach their full potential.Read more
This newsletter is proudly provided on behalf of the CGGS P&F Association.
Porn ring targeting Australian schools.
On Wednesday afternoon, 18 August 2016) the APFACTS president, Hugh Boulter, initiated discussions with Meg Brighton, Director General of the Education Directorate about what actions could be taken in response to the porn ring targeting Australian schools.
At APFACTS request, an urgent meeting was convened on Thursday afternoon that included all agencies involved in this matter including ACT Policing, Catholic Education, Association of Independent Schools and ACT Education Directorate. This group will formulate a cross sectoral response to this complex matter.
Many aspects of this issue fall under the auspices of the Federal Government and the working party are in the process of seeking support and assistance on a Minister to Minister basis.
The outcomes of the meeting are as follows:
- The information indicates that the site originated in Russia. That may ultimately prove difficult to block on an ongoing basis.
- We understand from ACT Policing that that the photos that have been posted can be taken down by the students that have posted them.
- ACT Policing investigations thus far indicate that the site has been active for about 5 years so the scale and scope is likely to get bigger.
This working group will continue to address these areas:
- A focus on the support that will be made available
- Creating clear steps to follow if your child has been involved in this matter (for both parents and children)
- Contact points for ACT Police, that will go directly to the investigating officers
- Continuing discussions of the significant issues arising from this matter
As a direct result of this working group the site has now been blocked by the Australian Government.
This group will meet again to continue its proactive work on this delicate issue. APFACTS will keep you informed of these details on a more ongoing basis via our Facebook page.
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.
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.
On Saturday, 22 October the P&F Association will be holding a Carnival Afternoon & Film Night on the Senior School Oval from 5.30pm.
In preparation for this event we invite you bring pre-loved toys, clothes, shoes or books along to the 'P&F Shed’ behind the Boarding House. Items collected will be sold at the Trash and Treasure stall on the night.
Please note we cannot accept:
- ANYTHING electrical (if it has a power cord, please don't leave it even if it is brand new)
- Large items such as BBQs, furniture or bedding
- Encyclopaedias, magazines (unless collectables), underwear, videos or floppy disks
- Anything broken or dirty
Please box or bag items and leave them on the apron of the P&F shed just inside and to the right of 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.
A new ACTION weekday and weekend bus timetable will commence Saturday, 27 August 2016. There will be a range of timing changes and some new routes, making bus travel more convenient and reliable.
A reminder there are also a range of changes to dedicated school services as well as regular route services that will affect students. We are encouraging families to plan their travel in preparation for Monday, 29 August 2016.
A detailed list of all changes is available on the Transport Canberra website – transport.act.gov.au
ACTION has introduced region specific timetable books, to enable passengers to access region weekday timetables specific to their travel. Blue and Red Rapid routes are included in each book. These regions include Gungahlin, Belconnen, Central Canberra, Woden Valley & Weston Creek, Tuggeranong. The weekend bus books will remain as a standalone timetable.
Region weekday bus books and weekend bus books are now available from ACTION Recharge Agents, major bus stations, ACT Public Libraries or by calling 13 17 10.
For further information please visit the Transport Canberra website or call 13 17 10.
Acting Antics is a performance based theatre company that empowers and encourages students to become individuals while working in a group environment in pursuit of shared goals.
Its spring holiday camp will be held at the CGGS Drama Centre from 27-30 September - rehearse and perform a fully costumed play in four days! With two holiday theatre camps running this time around, students aged 7-15 will be catered for.
- Fabulous roles for boys & girls
- Every student gets a great role with dialogue
- Program operates 9am-3pm (open 8am-5pm)
- Senior Acting Antics – 7-12 year olds
- Advanced Acting Antics – 12-15 year olds
Fee: $328.00 – sibling discounts are available – fee includes costumes.
Performance of ROCKETMAN
A number of CGGS students attend Acting Antics during term time and will perform in Acting Antics gala performance of “ROCKETMAN” on Saturday, 17 September 2016.
Come along and support CGGS young singers and dancers in this fabulous intergalactic space adventure.
DATE: Saturday, 17 September at 2.00pm
VENUE: Belconnen Theatre, Belconnen Community Centre, Swanson Court, Belconnen
TICKETS: $25 adults - $15 children
TICKET SALES: Contact Paul Percy – email firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0409 507073
0409 507 773
Come along and discover various ways of riding, maintaining and having fun on your bike. Each week we will focus on trying different riding techniques:
- Bike safety skills
- Bike Polo
- Basic bike mechanics
Starting the week of Monday, 17 October 2016. For more information and to register, visit Pedal Power.