BANDS' TOUR EARNS GOLD IN SYDNEY
On Thursday of Week One, the Intermediate and Senior Concert Bands travelled to Sydney for a three-day band tour. The tour began with our final rehearsals in preparation for the performances on the following days. On Friday we had the pleasure of visiting Thomas Hassall Anglican College, where both bands not only had the opportunity to perform by themselves but also combined with the Thomas Hassall’s concert bands.Read more
The Year 6 students spent their first week of Term 3 engaging and exploring their new inquiry topic about how “needs and wants drive innovation.” To this end they have attended a Questacon Maker Space workshop where they built prototypes for an alternative form of wind energy as well as participating with their parents in an evening information workshop about Exhibition and all it entails.Read more
YEAR 7 STEM INCURSION29 July
Last Friday, 22 July, all Year 7 students took part in an all-day STEM incursion in the Senior School Hall. Our mission was to create a robotic device to assist with a life or death surgery simulation. We had to ensure our device could be operated from a distance of 1.1 metres, could move horizontally and vertically and could conduct the surgery in one minute or less.Read more
CAREERS UPDATE29 July
University application systems will open next week and there will be a great deal of information available to students. The Careers Xpo is taking place on Wednesday, 3 August from 9.30am to 5.00pm and Thursday, 4 August from 9.30am to 2.00pm at Exhibition Park in Canberra (EPIC).Read more
Last term Canberra Girls Grammar School played host to the ACT Plain English Speaking Award (PESA), a competition with which CGGS has a long history. PESA is a competition with a significant pedigree which promotes articulate communication aimed at persuading an audience through the use of sophisticated but plain English. The competition passes through three stages; state, national and international.Read more
CGGS CELEBRATES NAIDOC WEEK29 July
The Indigenous Focus Group (IFG) began NAIDOC celebrations with an installation of the Sea of Hands. This symbolic artwork was the beginning of a week of activities focusing on the vibrant continuing cultures of Australia’s First Peoples. During the Senior School Assembly on Tuesday, 19 July, staff and students were addressed by Flight Lieutenant Melinda Mitchell.Read more
As required, each year Canberra Girls Grammar School deliver data to the Commonwealth Government relating to the number of students attending our school who have - or are considered to have - a disability as part of the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disabilities (NCCD).Read more
GRAMMARIANS’ NEWS29 July
On Tuesday, 5 July a dinner for the Canberra Girls Grammar School community in the United Kingdom was held at OXO Tower Restaurant in London. The event was attended by Grammarians from 1972 through to 2012, past parents, future parents, well as a current Year 12 Student, Rebecca Francis.Read more
The Year 7 Social that appears on the fixture list for Wednesday, 10 August has been cancelled. This event was going to be an SRC organised ‘Girls Night In’ for our Year 7 students.
The event is no longer going ahead due to some timing and planning issues.
However, Year 7 have been invited by Canberra Grammar School to a Year 7 social being held on Friday, 26 August 2016 at CGS. Event details will be emailed to Year 7 students and parents soon.
From Monday, 29 August 2016 there will be changes to dedicated school services. You can view these changes here.
In summary, changes affecting Canberra Girls Grammar School are listed below:
This service now commences 2 minutes later at 7.23am
This service now finishes 4 minutes earlier at 4:19pm
This service now commences 4 minutes later at 3.29pm
This service now finishes 5 minutes earlier at 4:22pm
This service now finishes 2 minutes earlier at 4:28pm
This service now finishes 2 minutes earlier at 4:33pm
All other CGGS services remain unchanged.
ACTION encourages parents to also view the changes to the normal weekday network also taking effect on Monday 29 August, as connection times may have changed.
This newsletter is proudly provided on behalf of the CGGS P&F Association.
NDIS Parents Information Evening
The Association of Independent Schools of the ACT invites parents and families of Independent Schools in the ACT to attend an information evening on the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). This information session will provide parents and families with the key information about the NDIS.
Date: Tuesday, 23 August 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: The Leadership and Learning Centre, Brindabella Christian College, Lyneham Campus, 136 Brigalow Street, Lyneham
Register via Eventbrite.
APFACTS Education Forum for 2016 ACT election
Date: Tuesday, 13 September 2016
Time: 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location: Hedley Beare Centre for Teaching and Learning, 51 Fremantle Drive, Stirling
APFACTS is pleased to provide the parents of ACT non-government schools with an opportunity to spend an evening with:
- ACT Minister for Education - Mr Shane Rattenbury MLA
- Mr Steve Doszpot MLA
- Mrs Meegan Fitzharris MLA
Prior to the ACT election on the 15 October, the evening offers a chance to hear from all educational political leaders in the ACT Legislative Assembly about each party’s school education platform and policies.
More details to follow in the coming weeks.
The House Athletics Carnival for all Year 7-12 students will be held on Tuesday, 16 August, (Day 7, Week 5 Term 3) at the Australian Institute of Sport Athletics Track, Leverier Crescent, Bruce.
If parents would like to assist at the carnival with various track or field event support, please contact Jenny Hall on firstname.lastname@example.org
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 link here.