YEAR 3’S VISIT TO GOVERNMENT HOUSE
As part of our current unit of inquiry under the Transdisciplinary Theme ‘How We Organise Ourselves’, Year 3 visited Government House to learn about the role of the Governor General.Read more
For my most recent Head of Senior School Morning Tea, which aims to recognise the students who unobtrusively show their sense of others around the school, I invited staff to nominate students by writing a brief citation capturing the reason for their recommendation.Read more
This newsletter is proudly provided on behalf of the CGGS P&F Association.
Below is some critical information from AISACT in response to the ACT Budget 2016-2017 and the consequences to Independent schools in ACT.
“Media Release from Association of Independent Schools ACT (AISACT) - ACT Budget 2016-17 Tuesday 8 June, 2016
In the ACT Budget brought down yesterday, the Association of Independent Schools of the ACT notes the comments by ACT Chief Minister that outline the strong economic performance of the ACT, and the recognition of the place education has in a resilient and vibrant ACT economy.
ACT Independent Schools make a strong contribution to the economic position of the ACT. According to data from the Productivity Commission Report on Government Services 2016, in choosing Independent Schools for their children, parents save the ACT Government over $200 million per year.
Disappointingly within this context, funding to ACT non-government schools remains static, adjusted for indexation and student population growth, with no new initiatives for Independent Schools in the ACT.
A centrepiece of the Government’s education package was $21.5 million allocated to respond to the recommendations of the Schools for All report.
“It is disturbing to note that, while Independent Schools were heavily involved in both the consultation and development of the report, are referenced in the Recommendations from the Report, and are working towards appropriate implementation of those recommendations, none of the $21.5million in funding was provided to Independent Schools,” Executive Director of AISACT, Andrew Wrigley said.
“Census data shows that Independent Schools educate 20 per cent of the student population in the ACT. Government spending for this whole of jurisdiction approach should reflect this enrolment distribution. By not doing so, schools and parents of ACT independent school communities will bear the additional resourcing requirements that will inevitably come as a result of implementing the recommendations of the Schools for All report,” Mr Wrigley said.
In this context, the families of over 14,000 students attending Independent Schools should expect better funding from Government, particularly for those increasing number of students in these schools who require additional support.”
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Canberra Girls Grammar School students can take advantage of a special rate to participate in the Club Kidpreneur July School Holiday Program.
The program is offered by local company edii in collaboration with the national Club Kidpreneur program. It introduces 8-12 year olds to business thinking and skills in a fun way that empowers them to build and launch their own micro-enterprise.
For more information, contact Charuni on 0416 094 172 or register online at www.edii.com.au
The Entertainment fundraiser is on again with 20% of all book proceeds going to Anglicare.
Discover hundreds of discounts with restaurants, hotels, attractions, travel, shopping and much more with each book purchased.
Since last year, the books have also gone digital, becoming available through the Entertainment phone app when you make a purchase. Please follow this link to make your purchase.
The P&F are collecting good quality items to sell at the Carnival Afternoon/Film Night on Saturday, 22 October (more details about this event to come). Items include toys, clean clothing, sports equipment, books etc. Please note we cannot sell TVs, computers, electrical goods, furniture, encyclopaedias, magazines (unless collectables), broken heavy 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.